Ten lucky home decor trends for 2013

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(BPT) – Despite its negative reputation, the number 13 doesn’t always have to be unlucky. Take these top 10 decor trends for 2013 from design experts, manufacturers and trend forecasters across the country. They’re fresh, fun and sure to bring good fortune to any home. A splash of color Industry leader Pantone’s annual fashion color […]

The Art of Following Your Dreams


Success is a slippery goal. It can be just out of reach one moment and a world away the next. You rarely see it clearly until it’s in your grasp. Often, close inspection brings disillusion and you realize you want something else entirely. Then what? Do you hold on to the product of your hard […]

Southern Style, Simplified

Photos by Michael Melton

Many Georgia homes have fascinating historic roots, classic charm, and exemplify the phenomenon of “Southern hospitality.” Just one glance towards a sprawling white wrap-around porch is enough to make your taste buds tingle as you remember the flavor of sugary-sweet iced tea. The inviting, carefree, and unpretentious charm of an old plantation home is a […]

The Art of Repurposing


The need for change is a natural desire, especially with the changing of seasons. Often times it seems as though redecorating a home can only be made possible with a large wallet, but this is far from the truth. With a little time and creativity, the items in your home can be revamped and used […]

Stylish Settings for the Thanksgiving Table


Every seasoned holiday host knows that a successful Thanksgiving event starts with a great menu idea, and when accompanied by the right atmosphere, turns into a warmhearted gathering. Similar to a deep, spicy aroma, a welcoming ambiance can percolate throughout the house, swirling through the air amongst guests’ friendly smiles and chatter, before finally culminating […]

The Biltmore Estate – An American Treasure

Fayette Woman editor Kristin and her family visit the Biltmore for the first time

If you are an American history buff or just love spectacular mountain scenery, beautiful gardens and magnificent architecture, make a visit to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina a priority this year. The Biltmore House is the largest privately-owned residence in the United States, with an estate that includes 8,000 acres of managed forest, […]

Last Chance to Enjoy Christmas at Southern Living Idea House in Senoia

Keeping Room off the Kitchen hosts a cozy fire and a Christmas tree.

The holidays are upon us and you won’t want to miss celebrating the season at the Southern Living Idea House in Senoia before it closes its doors on December 12. This elegant brownstone at Abercorn Place is tastefully and subtly decked out with natural and faux materials, using some very southern elements like magnolia leaves. […]

Priceless Comfort

Grandma's salt shaker.

Many of us desire a connection to our family’s past, especially as we age and say goodbye to another generation.  It brings us comfort and a feeling of belonging.  It gives us clues to our identity. For some of us, the draw begins early.  I was always fascinated by my grandmother’s old photos.  I loved snuggling up with her on […]

Outdoor Living Spaces

Many outdoor kitchens are fully equipped with everything needed to prepare a gourmet meal

While many folks long for a distant summer getaway, others are finding a relaxing retreat in their own backyard. Outdoor living spaces have grown in popularity for the past several years, and the American Society of Landscape Architects reports that 94.4 percent of residential landscape architects believe outdoor living spaces will continue to be popular […]