If I want my home to be a place of connection, I’ll ask questions and get to know the people in my home. If I want my home to be a safe place to make a mistake, I’ll lower my standards for myself first, be forgiving of my mistakes, laugh at myself–and allow others to see that. If I want my home to be comfortable, I’ll stop apologizing and focus on others instead of myself. If I want my home to be a place of rest, I’ll consider my attitude and the tone I set when I am home. www.thenester.com

decor ideas

The Make Room : We'll have to see if it actually works. For our NS apartment.

10 ways to be happier in your own home

So pretty and simple

The Purpose of A Workspace

Benjamin Moore color..."copley gray." a warm-toned gray in the greige family.

Maybe one window... Like the upstairs hallway? We'll see

five ways to make a bed beautiful & relaxing

Paint a dresser; take out bottom drawer, add baskets and there is an awesome accent table!

I am in LOVE with this quote.

How to make your home a happier place infographic

Beautiful arrangement

How to start decorating when you don't know where to begin.

The 3 Secrets to Radical Hospitality will transform the way you look at your home and your relationships. Learn the one thing you need in order to be an agent of love and grace to the people in your life. via lifeingrace

If you already have a piece you love, use it as a starting point for a room makeover: http://www.bhg.com/rooms/living-room/makeovers/living-room-decorating/?socsrc=bhgpin030114colorplanning&page=10

Love this site! Shows cheaper options for great stuff.

As keeper of the home, each mom has the power to set the temperature in her house. Do you find joy, peace, and calmness in your dwelling? Here are 10 practical ways to bring a different tone to your home and cultivate a home of warmth and grace.

painted dresser

An antique window and a metal star become unique living room artwork. See the rest of this home: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/decorating-style/flea-market/old-meets-new-flea-market-finds/

Nesting place