About Me

About-Me-Warhol-SoftTalking is the heart and soul of my existence. I like to talk about the things in life that bring me joy, but I love to listen  to what brings joy to others.  When I am passionate about something a conversation is in the making.  Embracing  daily life with family, enjoying good food, lively conversation, and fantastic music in a stylish setting that calms, renews, and colors my world is what my life is all about.  Welcome to Places in the Home- an all things house that make a home a lifestyle kind of place.  I’ll show you my ideas and tell the story of the life lived within our home.  I hope you will show, tell and share yours with me. A house is where we live, but a home is where we love, plan, build dreams and style a lifestyle. We welcome family and friends into our home to share in the life and style we have created through interior design, interior decorating, home decor accessories and color.  The life lived within a home comes alive through personal style and taste, and there is nothing more chic than a home that beautifully illustrates personal style lives here.  Design and decorate it with a sense of you!

“It’s not houses I love, it’s the life I live in them.”    Coco Chanel

What started out as an idea ultimately turned into a passion.  In 1985 my husband Dave the Builder and I put our  money where our hearts were.  We began our journey on the road to all things house that make a home by purchasing  real estate properties in need of our help.  We were flipping when flipping wasn’t cool with only a few thousand  dollars and a huge vision.  Our business moved into residential building and remodeling and my antiques and interior decorating business, Hopefully Classic Antique & Interiors. Places In The Home is a show and tell lifestyle and all things house that make a home outlet that allows me to share my knowledge and experience of interior decorating, home decor, furnishings and accessories, home decor resources, traditional and new traditional styles, gotta have it lists, antique and vintage treasures, c’est si bon Southern hospitality, and eat well travel often recipes and reports.  The front door is always open, a pot of strong Louisiana coffee is brewing, and I love it when company is in the house!  Welcome to my home, friend.  Come in and stay awhile.

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9 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. I love your blog because it’s full of information about things I care about. I too just started a blog in Bangkok where I work as a decorator and furniture showroom operator. But I deal with modern Asian furniture and accessories. I wish to follow your blog.

  2. I am loving your blog! I live in Sonoma California and I would love to redecorate my kitchen. I especially loved your blog posts about white kitchens. Beautiful photos and ideas! Do you know some online sources for unique lighting for over an island and sink fixtures?

  3. Hi there:),

    We love your blog:) We reposted one of your pics to our blog, Feather & Nest style and it can be viewed @ http://featherandneststyle.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/time-stands-still/
    and we are also on Facebook @ Feather & Nest. We give your blog credit and we link the reader back to your post with a click to the photo.

    Thank you so much. If you have a Facebook page, we’d love to visit it and ‘like’ it and hope you do the same.

    Very warmly…xo,

    Jamie and Kristen

  4. Hi Jamie & Kristen,

    Thank you so much! I immediately visited your wonderful blog, Feather & Nest (style), and I really like what I see! Love your choice of background! Please do like Places In The Home on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PlacesInTheHome, and yes, I will do the same. Visit often & I am following to Feather & Nest(style).


  5. I really liked some of the wallpaper ideas you posted on your site. Thank you for displaying some of our wallpapers as well and sharing with your blog visitors.

  6. Hi Darleen,

    Thank you so much!!! We went to your site and liked it on Facebook and also added you to our blogroll!
    xo We will keep in touch with your beautiful blog. Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. You are so very welcome. Friends, inspiration, beautiful images, and blogroll buddies- the true gifts of this thing we call blogging!
    BTW, great music videos for our listening pleasure, ladies!

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