• DIY Inspiration: Party & Wedding Decorations

    Your wedding will very likely be the biggest party you'll ever throw. Add a bit of creativity -- and rein in your pocketbook -- by making your own decorations. You'll be surprised. Most of the time, it's as easy as buying an ordinary glass vase. The key to successful DIY wedding decorations...
  • Winter Whites

    I don’t know why I always think of the movie Dr. Zhivago when somebody mentions winter whites. I know I should picture some off-white cozy cashmere number, but all I can think of is Tonya, played by Geraldine Chaplin, in that stupendous Czarist-Era fur. Although winter whites tend to be associated...
  • Outdoor Design: Container Gardens

    Whether you are limited on outdoor space or not, container gardens can be beautiful as well as become the main feature of your outdoor design scheme. The hot new look is to plant globe-shaped boxwood in containers. The up-lit containers above show what a dramatic design containers can achieve. This would...
  • 5 Creative Floral Arrangements

    Floral designers never fail to inspire me. They leave the basic vases behind and opt for interesting and unique ways to display flowers. It is common to find elaborate flower arrangements at weddings, but why not incorporate the same beautiful arrangements into your everyday decor? This year my goal...
  • Tablescape Inspiration Ideas for a Fall Dinner Party

    Last week I attended a fall dinner party at a colleague's home and was admiring the tablescape design. Nothing makes me happier than the soft laughter of friends sitting around the dining table. Half the fun of dinner parties is preparing the food and styling the table with flowers , candles, and...
  • Romantic French Decor Inspiration

    Last year I had the privilege of traveling to Paris and Provence, France , and while I had been to France before, this most recent trip was one of the most romantic adventures I have ever been on. There is something in the air in France that just oozes love. Romantic French decor has a beautiful balance...
  • 5 Ways to Perk Up a Room

    There’s usually a sense of relief this time of year, when you clear away the holiday decorations. Then you realize that, suddenly, everything looks a little dreary and the prospect of the same old-thing from now until spring seems somehow dispiriting. That’s exactly why the post-holiday weeks...
  • Spring Cleaning Tips from 1918

    As of yesterday, it's officially SPRING! (Yes, feel free to cheer!) With springtime comes sunshine, warm air...and of course, spring cleaning for your home. Nowadays we have a vast array of cleaning supplies and solutions available to us - Swiffer, Febreeze, and specialized products like Crystal...
  • Tablescape Ideas for Summer Dinner Parties

    I love dinner parties with a group of friends! Preparing the meal and setting the table is a lot of fun. When having guests over it is not enough to just set the table, I love to design a tablescape. There are so many different ways to create a unique presentation. Flowers are a great accent to...
  • Premium Tropical Florals from Kathy Ireland

    Nothing breathes life into a space like greenery! The Kathy Ireland Home Collection now includes a range of gorgeous potted floral arrangements including stunning species like amaryllis, callas, colorful orchids, Phoenix palms and more. Hand-crafted with premium materials, these high-quality faux...
  • Patterned Chairs: Unexpected and Delightful

    Single colored sofas are everywhere. Incorporating a patterned piece of furniture here or there adds an unexpected element to the room, especially if the pattern has a vibrant palette. To play it on the safe side, a neutral palette makes patterned chairs easy to coordinate with all decor. To really...
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