Style Scouting: Vol. 197

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.

To all the dads out there and the moms who support them…. Happy Father’s Day!

After coming across the photo above I have been trying to find out more about the light wood horizontal panels or wallpaper on the walls. I love it! Have you seen something like this? I am on a quest to find out more about it.

Starting on Wednesday this week, my life will change in one of the most positive ways ever. (See #6 in the graphic under the category below – Something to Think About.)

My twin sister and my nephew will arrive to make settlement and move in to a house that is only a few miles away from me. :-) Her husband and father-in-law will fly down a week later.

Then my older daughter, S-I-L and grandkids are coming for a week and then we are all off for a family vacation where we will meet up with my other sister, brother-in-law and my younger daughter and her fiance for a week at the beach where we spent our childhood summers. I am very excited!!

So much to get done before they all come, so I better get at it. Hope you enjoy the links and as always… have a fabulous week!

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


When the temps outside begin to boil, viewing interiors like these will have a cooling effect on you. :-). Make sure to check out each home in the portfolio for maximum inspiration and ideas.

I like the modern yet traditional feel of the portfolio of this group of designer’s.

How to make a small 1930’s kitchen come to life.

I have shared this design portfolio with you before, but I love every space and it is worth a second look.


This DIY upholstered lampshade came out great! And so did this one.

Look how easy this marble riser for small items in your kitchen or bathroom counter can be made.

How to make your own flower frog.


The best way to declutter sentimental things.


This deli-style sub pasta salad sounds delish.

Mountain muffins? Yum!

This mini version of a popular food is perfect to serve as appetizers or snacks.

Out & About

Every woman deserves to go to Summer camp in France.


How to get more basil from one plant.

Why epsom salt is a gardener’s miracle. 

The correct ratio of Sprite and bleach for your flowers, but what inspired me more was using a Lazy Susan when styling a vase of flowers!

Fun & Interesting

I hope I can do this when I am 82 years old.

Why knitting (and similar hobbies can make you calmer, sharper and happier.

Something to Think About

How not to care what people think of you.

Quote list of 6 luxuries in life - time, health, a quiet mind, slow mornings, ability to travel, a house full of love.

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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  • I ordered this well-made simple organizer for Ed’s car when we travel. Now my phone, sunglasses and other small items don’t slip under the seat. :-)
  • I have a lot of traveling ahead this summer and into fall. I ordered this Spanx knock-off so I stay comfy, but look stylish on planes, trains and in automobiles.

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  1. Romeogirl says:

    Wonderful news about your twin! I can’t wait to see what you do in her home!

  2. I too would love to know the backsplash material…looks like some kind of cork

  3. Michele M. says:

    GREAT scouting this week, Diane!! I enjoyed seeing where you and your sibs stayed at the ocean. As always I love the portfolios you find and share. The big beautiful bouquet lady was amazing! I like your Amazon choices. And most of all – whoo hoo your twin sister is almost there. Finally back with one another, again for life – to grow old together. ♥♥

  4. What a wonderful vacation — I’m so happy for you!

  5. Family❤️. Safe travels for all!

    1. Wendy Roberson says:

      I’m so happy your family is moving so close! What a wonderful gift! Enjoy your travels and your family. Thanks for always having the greatest and most interesting posts

  6. Good to know you will have family in the area that you live!

    Tad & Sharon

  7. I looked at the designer’s instagram and found it is pecky cypress paneling on the wall in the butler’s pantry. I’ll bet you could find something similar in a wallcovering, though.

  8. I hope all of you have a wonderful time.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thank you Karen :-)

  9. Where is your tip #6? I was curious about what was happening?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Maureen – It was under the heading: Something to Think About at the end of my post. It was on a graphic I found on Facebook. You may have thought it was an ad. It has a list of 6 Luxuries In Life. #6 was… a house full of love. :-)

  10. I am so happy your sister will be local, how fun for you!

    1. Wishing you a bunch of wonderful vacation memories!