What I’ve Learned About Renovations

Vicki's Home Renovation

When you spend 8 months designing and renovating your dream home you learn a lot about every aspect of a process that is considered to be one of the most stressful experiences a person can endure. It ranks right up there with giving birth and death. … [Read more...]

The most important guest in your home? You


Your house works best if it reflects your personality and how you live By Michael J. Solender If there is one consistent message Vicki Payne has shared with her legion of viewers and fans over the years it is that each of us should feel … [Read more...]

Top Five Kitchen Trends


Every year thousands of manufacturers, designers, architects and builders come together at the International Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) in Vegas to see over 1,500 exhibits, many featuring fully functioning kitchens and baths. What goes into these … [Read more...]

NAPA: Film, Wine, Food and Design


The timing of my annual trip to Napa was perfect. Not only was the weather beautiful, warm and sunny but it happened to coincide with the Napa Film Festival. Believe it or not I’ve never been to an independent film festival, this was my first. … [Read more...]

Bulletin Boards Projects You can Make Today!


Everyone needs a place to organize all those little notes and lists that keeps us on track and on schedule. This project is fast, easy and very versatile. I’ve seen some really darling ones on Pinterest, in catalogues and we certainly made our … [Read more...]

Vicki’s Holiday Party


My friend Kristin has been hosting a wonderful, crazy Girlfriends Christmas Party for several years with thirty of the most interesting women that love to party. This year she suggested that I host the party so everyone could see my new house. I … [Read more...]

5 Things I’ve Learned About Style and Decorating For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Products

Don’t fight what you can’t change. If it’s a permanent part of the house embrace it, disguise it or repurpose it! Focus on the areas that will get the most use during the holidays like your living room, dining room and kitchen. 1. Flooring … [Read more...]

Vicki’s Foodie Blog From Paris: Part 2

Paris Macarons

Welcome back! Next, it was time to take a break from all this rugged bread and meats and sample Paris’ most popular sweet...the Macaron! These are colorful little cookies that come in assorted colors and an unlimited array of flavors. Everyone and … [Read more...]

Vicki’s Foodie Blog From Paris: Part 1

Zimbeck Tour Members

Going to Paris? Be sure to ask your friends, that have been there, what they enjoyed the most and the least about their trip. It’s a great way to discover new adventures and avoid the bad ones. I recently mentioned to a friend that I was heading to … [Read more...]

What’s Trending: 2014


Home decor, just like any form of fashion, never stands still. Even though we are only half way through 2013, it’s time to look ahead to the changes that we will see in 2014. Think of your house like your closet. It is always changing, embracing … [Read more...]