Sliding barn doors are an on-trend way to add charm and function to your home. I love the way our recent install turned out! However, it took us quite a while to determine what we wanted. It's not always simple to figure which one fits the space and gives you the look you want. Although we went with the classic Z-style door for a nod to the casual farmhouse look we wanted, I played around with other styles and colors online first. To help decide, I used Wayfair's View In Room
I was pretty content to enjoy my fall decor here at home...until I went to Target yesterday. I found myself engulfed in Christmas decor, with aisles laden with adorable mini Christmas trees, snowflake pillows, Santa plates and all manner of North Pole tabletop decorations that were unique and on-trend. Suddenly, I felt like fall was over, and I needed to get home and dig out all my Christmas decorations right now...and buy a few new ones on the way. The thing is, I love fall.
When we remodeled our kitchen last fall after flooding during Hurricane Harvey, I had my heart set on a classic white kitchen. We had the darker wood cabinets and dark speckled granite that was popular 12 years ago, and we were ready to lighten up. Here's the before as we began the remodel: I loved the look of white counters but was queasy about the maintenance and durability. Our old granite (Santa Cecilia) held up perfectly...I never sealed it or did much of anything to pro