About Me

warhol-about-me-in-colorInterior decorating with the home decor accent mark on personal style 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, discovering the c’est si bon of good food, lively conversation, and fantastic music in a stylish setting 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.


A house is where we live, but a home is where we plan, build dreams and showcase personal style.

We welcome family and friends into our home to share in the life and style we create through interior design, interior decorating, well-appointed accessories and home decor accents.  The life lived within a home comes alive through personal style and taste.

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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 go big and go home philosophy.   Our business moved into residential building, remodeling and my antiques and interior decorating business, Hopefully Classic.  Places In The Home is the next chapter in the all things house that make a home story.

A design show and tell for the decorating enthusiast, Places In The Home allows me to share, show, and tell my knowledge and experience of interior decorating, home decor, furnishings, and accessories resources, antique and vintage finds, c’est si bon Southern hospitality, and eat well-travel often recipes and reports.   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 as we welcome style home together.

Please feel free to contact me by email for any questions, comments or just to say hello.

You can reach out to me at [email protected]

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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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