As I’m sure a lot of you know, I’m a candle lover! Candles are something I adore, and I almost always have one burning in the house. I love how they can warm up a space just with their scent. They can convey a feeling, a mood, or even a season. Truthfully, I can never have too many!
If you’ve been a follower or subscriber of mine for any length of time, then I’m sure you know I’m a long time fan of designer Brooke Giannetti. I’ve featured her designs in the pages of Maison de Cinq many times, and I was an early reader of her popular blog, Velvet & Linen. During the time, I followed the building of her dream home, Patina Farm, lapping up each post detailing the process. Hers was one of the first blogs I ever followed, and to say she’s been an inspiration is an understatement. She is probably the single biggest influence on my style, and definitely hands down my favorite designer.
I’m sure we all have cabinets and closets in our homes that are disorganized, and I am no exception! My large built-ins in my family room have been in pretty bad shape for awhile now, and one of my resolutions for the New Year was to get them in shape. Last summer I shared the re-styling of the shelves with you, but now it was time to tackle the inside!
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and that you got the chance to relax and recharge – at least a little!
After the absolute craziness of the season I like to sit back and take a look at the year as a whole. Not just the ups and downs of my personal life, though I do that too, but it’s also fun to take a look at Maison de Cinq. What post did the best? And what resonated with you, my readers, the most? And today, I’m joining some blogging friends who are also sharing their top posts of the year.
It’s that time of year! The holidays are here, which for many of us means entertaining. Not only hosting various parties, get togethers, or dinners, but if you’re like me, out-of-town guests are also a part of the season.
Of course, when guests come I always want the house to be clean. Washing sheets and re-making beds and the like are part of it, but I also like to make sure my floors are absolutely clean. We have many friends (and some family members) who are allergic to dogs, so I like to make sure that my floors are clean and fur free. So today I thought I’d share some holiday cleaning tips for getting your floors as clean as possible!
As I’m sure some of you remember, we installed the hardwood floors in our living and dining rooms only about a year and a half ago. We had wall to wall carpet (ugh!) until then, and I’d been dying to change them. And I have to say, it’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever done! You can see the full reveal of them here.