Saturday, February 26, 2011

Some Behind-the-Scenes Changes

The past few days I have been working on several updates to Red Door Home – nothing major, just a few tweaks.

Many of the magazine posts (listed under the Press section above) contained small, badly scanned photos – making them hard to view. They have all been rescanned and are now bigger and clearer. To see a sample of the changes, check out this article which features three projects using Pantone’s color of the year - honeysuckle.

100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

Besides additional links to pictures of my house, the Home Décor section now includes a new category called “Inspirations.” This area will incorporate posts similar in content to my recent “Seven Ways to Add Vintage Charm to Your Home” article. Home Décor is also where you will find budget, holiday and seasonal decorating ideas as well as outdoor spaces.

Women's Day Budget Decorating / Photographer - Michael Partenio
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

Finally, the Tutorial section continues to evolve. A few new tutorials, which somehow I missed earlier, have now been added – including the very popular “How to make a curtain from a vintage feedsack.” Future plans include organizing the tutorials into categories to make this area more user-friendly. As I have not posted a tutorial in a while, I am also working on instructions for sewing curtains with lining, how to hang curtains, as well as a fun spring tabletop idea. Look for these soon!

100 Decorating Ideas Under $100 / Photographer - Michael Partenio
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

As always, if you have any suggestions on how to make Red Door Home better or have a tutorial you would like for me to create please let me know!


Ann said...

Love the honeysuckle colored chair, it really pops out in that space...
And of course I love tutorials:)

AntiqueChase said...

I just noticed (from your sidebar) that you are featured in magazines I have sitting right here... I need to go back and look!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...


I love this article. I've been fiddling with my blog- and honestly, I would like to use the 'pages' widget a little better.
I like how you did your pages and 'outlined' each one.

Keeps everything on the blog tidy and easy to find.

I hope to use some of these ideas better. Thanks for posting this.
Maybe a tutorial on using the widget 'PAGES' ? Perhaps?

Pat said...

I gotta tell you, Stacy, I just went through your Press, finally, and I can't believe it is your home that I have drooled over in magazines! I knew about your basement, but I remember those check drapes from some time ago -- how I loved them and still do. I also adore the shower curtain in the basement bath. As a sewing nut, I have such appreciation for the things you've done in your home and it is so lovely and warm. Just wanted you to know that all of your detail, care and time does not go unnoticed! I absorb all of it :)

Leah said...

am i the only one completely upset by the 'color' of the year? didn't anyone grow up with REAL honeysuckles..they're a BEAUTIFUL golden honey YELLOW. not pink. every time i see a blog post with the color of the year for this year i feel like i'm going to run around the room ripping my hair out. that being did do an amazing job with the pink color! but you always do a great job decorating!

A Vintage Vine said...

Love all you do! You have great tutorials, ideas and help...thanks!

Linda in AZ * said...

* Things are "LOOKING GOOOOD"!!! Then again, they always DO, around YOUR PLACE!!!

ADORE that burlap sack on the window~~~ absolutely darling ANNNND brilliant!!!

Please continue to provide all the joy you do now~~~ so fun to see what yer up to!!!

Warmest thanks,
Linda in AZ *

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Lookin' good, Stacy! You've done a really nice job with your blog layout. It's very easy to read and navigate... and it's got beautiful rooms, too :)

Karena said...

Stacy your site is great and you have so much exciting and informational content!

Come and join the Artful Offering and an Interview on my site!

Art by Karena

{darlene} said...

SERIOUSLY swooning over your kitchen. Would you mind telling me the source for your faucet?
saving this in my design files!


Darcy said...

The grain sack window shade is great! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for stopping by my blog too... this idea is reminding me to stay on top of getting the window shade done. :-)

Lucinda said...

Just came across your site today and really appreciate the tutorials. Having recently moved from Arizona back home to Ohio I look forward to doing some second-hand shopping and repurposing items to get great looks like the ones you have.

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