Tag: Decorating ideas

Guest Room Transformation with Amazing Before & After Photos

November 11, 2017

Marsha, we have outdone ourselves this time with your guest bedroom makeover!  As always, working with you has been such a pleasure. I love how well we work together searching and finding the next perfect piece to our design puzzle. Your new guest room is just beautiful! :

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Marsha and I have worked on several home projects online together in the past few years. She lives in Illinois, I am in New Hampshire. This time she was looking to update her guest room:

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Target’s New Project 62™

October 14, 2017

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Have seen or read about the launch of Target’s new décor line, Project 62™ ? I think it is very exciting!  Described as a line of midcentury modern-inspired furniture and accessories made for everyday living at affordable prices:

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 Project 62™ was named for both the year Target was founded and according to the company, the year modernist design was most popular. The collection is made of of furniture, rugs, lighting, home décor, bedding, bath and more:Read More

Layering With Rugs

October 7, 2017

You already know that another great way to bring in color and texture in a room is through the use of area rugs. Now that we are headed into the colder part of the year and want to cozy up our homes, now is a good time  to layer another smaller, different textured rug over your existing rug:

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Neutral or natural fiber rugs and carpeting, such as jute or sisal, make a great backdrop to all types of prints and patterns, helping to take some of the guesswork out of the layering process!Read More

For My Friend Liz: Ideas & Inspiration For Simple Fall Decorating

September 17, 2017

Not sure where to start decorating your home for Fall? I thought I would share my progress so far this year and give you a few simple ideas and tips on how to begin:

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For every Season I decorate, I usually always start with a stress-free, easy to make centerpiece for my kitchen/dining room table:

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It is such a great place to make a statement because you walk by often. To begin, I go around my house and gather items that I own that remind me of Autumn:

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Brown and gold vases, acorns, pinecones, burlap, trays, faux flowers and wood bowls for example. Then I take everything off of the table where the centerpiece will be and start the arrangement with a large tray, vase or bowl. Then I fill with Fall items such as pine cones, little pumpkins, leaves, flowers, etc.

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After in home shopping, look around outside for interesting fall-like branches, flower stems and ornamental grasses are a few great items to use in your arrangement.

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Then it is time to go shopping! My first stop is a local farm for cool-looking gourds, bittersweet vines  and different sizes, colors and textured pumpkins. Then off to the grocery store for better priced flowers and small pots of chrysanthemums to add to the arrangement.

If you are just starting out, or want to update your existing Fall decorations, it is fun to shop at Pier 1, Michaels, Home Goods and Target to find fun Fall accessories and ideas. Then you keep everything and over the years you will have a box to pull out each Season of favorite Autumn accessories and memories.

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This year, I started my centerpiece using an OLD wood dough bowl I love that I have had for years. I added pine cones, some little fall-looking balls I found laying around, a pumpkin I bought at the grocery store and a couple little faux greens for color and texture:

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I then added a few other pieces to the table to make a lovely vignette of Fall items. I used faux floral stem in a gold vase I own.  Mr. Scarecrow was pulled out of his storage box. The chrysanthemums and hydrangea is from a local grocer. Feathers? Just for fun:

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Very easy to put together and so pretty! I walk by it every time with a smile.

I also love using one of my favorite vases as a centerpiece:

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For more ideas on Fall decorating, you can read here, here, here, here, and here! Lots of great ideas and inspiration for your creative decorating! Enjoy and have fun. I hope this post helps you also Liz! xo

What’s Hot in Home Décor This Fall 2018

September 2, 2017

Hard to believe it is the end of August. The days are getting shorter and there is a definite chill in the air in the evening.  Fall equinox begins on September 22 this year which is less than a month away! Are you ready to change Seasons? Here are a few highlights of the popular Autumn trends this year:

Number one is Texture,texture, texture.

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The use of natural wood in decorating is everywhere and makes the room feel complete with the balanced look of soft and durable:

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Favorite Online Curtain Resources

August 19, 2017

When doing online room consultations, one of my most requested services is finding the perfect window treatments. I have found curtain panels are the best way to create dimension and add softness to any room at the best inexpensive cost.  From luxury to the budget friendly, here are my favorite online drapery sources in no particular order:

Joss & Main

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I have highlighted  and linked the company names to bring you straight to the window curtains category in case you wanted to save  this page as a quick resource to use at a later date.

The criteria I look for when shopping online, not only for window treatments:  REVIEWS, free shipping, availability, company return policy and cost.Read More