Style Scouting: Vol. 188

Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Style Scouting. My Sunday post where I share the random stuff that captured my attention or inspired me that I found online.

cheery and colorful living room with lots of happy colors.
photo: Bret Gum

This past week has been a good week. It was nice to get back into my groove and find inspiration after being sick for 2 weeks.

I think the warm and sunny weather has helped. I love this time of year in SC. It is warm, the sky perfect and no heat or humidity. If only it could stay this way all year long. :-)

Coming up this week I am in the process of making over the vanity in the primary bath in the house. I have never liked it since the day we moved in and am happy that I found a way to make it more to my liking without spending too much.

I am excited to see my idea come to life.

On another project note. Do you remember when I mentioned before the holidays that I was going to make a hutch for my living room?

Sadly that project had to be scrapped as my neighbor who has a Norm Abrams style wood working shop is moving. :-(. I would have needed his help to get all the wood custom cut. So now I am on a search for one that is already made.

I hope you have a great week… now onto the links I found to share with you.

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


This kitchen, wait till you see the banquette. See her whole portfolio here.

This colorful cottage will put a smile on your face.

How to master mixing metals in a home.

The hashtag name this designer gave this home #SteppingUpOurGame fits this beautiful home both inside and out.

Have you seen The Pioneer Woman’s new home?


One clever and fast table lamp makeover.

I did this to the walls and the ceiling in a room for a decorator showhouse I was part of back in the 90’s. It is nice to see the DIY make a return.

Look at all the ideas you can do with an old metal tray.


The top 3 methods for cleaning your computer screen.


My daughter Mandy was a recipe tester for this just published cookbook. Two of her faves are the Minty Green Rice Pilaf and Charlie’s Magic Grill Marinade.

What a colorful Sloppy Joe... and it has a cheese topping!

This turkey sandwich looks pretty darn good.

For all bread lovers… this flatbread...yum!

Out & About

If you watched the solar eclipse, here’s how to donate your eclipse glasses.

If you are shop at Aldi, you might like this.


Have you hear of a wattle fence garden bed? Here is how to make one or your garden.


I bought this dress from Old Navy 2 summers ago. I wear it all the time. I just found it being sold under another label in other colors on Amazon. :-) I just bought it in the color pink! It was a little long for me, so I had it shortened a few inches at my local tailor.

Fun & Interesting

Now this I have never seen! :-) Takes coordination and timing.

How to opt out of junk mail and why you should.

Looking forward to May 2 when this movie comes to Prime Video.

Something to Think About

“If everything around you looks dark, look again, you may be the light. – Rumi

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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  • This past week a reader wrote wanting to know what I use under the barrel planters on my deck. They are heavy duty plant caddies like these.

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  1. Marilyn O’Maley says:

    Love the rug in the Bret Gum photo. Can u supply any information about it? Absolutely love your “In my own style” posts!
    Thank you for inspiring me.

  2. Deborah McDonald says:

    Wonderful post. Thank you so much for featuring my small garden.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Deborah – I am always on the hunt for stylish things my readers will like and enjoy being able to share my finds with them. Love seeing that you know and enjoy living in your own style.

  3. I love Alison Kandler above all other decorators! Top notch.
    Have been a enthusiastic follower since I laid eyes on her design.

  4. Judy Fisher says:

    what plant caddy did you use? The link went back to the dress.