• Quick DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

    Hi friends! Merry Christmas from my home to yours. By now I suspect all your stockings are hung by the chimney {with care of course} and you're spending time with loved ones. Or, if you're like me, you're frantically wrapping those last minute gifts you bought over the weekend! If you're...
  • Safe and Spooky Halloween Decorating Ideas

    It's the most wonderful time of the year - no, not Christmas - Halloween! Celebrating Halloween can be frightfully fun, but with its dark and dramatic nighttime nature it's important to create a safe environment for you and your family. Read on for my favorite safe and spooky Halloween decorating...
  • 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...
  • Using Neutrals: Caramel Colored Decor

    Caramel colored decor is sumptuously rich and delicious. It looks like how it might taste if it were edible and believe me, my current post-holiday diet is starting to make me hallucinate. Caramel, like camel and beige are wonderful neutrals. They pair beautifully with white, cream and black for both...
  • Emerald Holiday Decor: Deck the Halls with the Color of the Year!

    Last week's announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year couldn't have come a moment too soon. For those of us who like to get a jump on next year's design trends, the rich hue of emerald is perfect for our holiday home decor . Try it mixed with other shades of green like spruce and hunter...
  • Home Accessories Inspired by French Decor

    It is easier than you might think to incorporate French decor into your home accessories. The landscape, architecture and style of France has such a distinct look that it is easily translated into a wide array of beautiful options - all you have to do is pay attention to some key style details. ...
  • Styling a Beautiful Holiday Mantle

    Styling a beautiful holiday mantle can be frustrating. A long, narrow space of about five feet by six inches...that’s all? Wait, I have to make it fabulous? Quite a task, but one I’m totally equipped to handle. Obviously we all have our own way of decorating for the holidays so I’m...
  • DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas

    Fall can be rife with time consuming projects, so I have three easy DIY fall centerpiece ideas to capture the season and beautify any tabletop. Don’t fear, there is no glitter or glue, pipe cleaners or whiskers involved! The first centerpiece uses the natural beauty of Indian Corn to surround...
  • Unique Christmas Decor Ideas

    While I do love this time of year, I'm not always a big fan of the traditional red and green holiday decor that comes with it. I prefer to take a nontraditional approach to Christmas decor. You can make your home glow and feel festive in so many creative ways. Here are a few of my top unique Christmas...
  • 3 Simple Holiday Decorating Ideas

    The holidays are some of the most beautiful months of the year. And yes, even here in sunny California, we love to decorate for the holidays. From sprucing up the house to a holiday dinner party tablescape, decorating for the holidays can range from simple and classic to boldly celebratory. Adding small...
  • Last Minute Gift Ideas with Cozy Home Decor

    Christmas is five days away. You've got all your gifts wrapped, your holiday cards written and mailed, your menus planned and prepped...and...what? That hysterical laughter you hear? That's me, because I have none of those things done. And I'll bet there's a chance you're still scrambling...
  • Home Decor Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is less than two weeks away, and it's never too early to start planning a present that will stand out from the usual flowers, brunch, or spa treatment. May I suggest some home decor gift ideas? This year, give mom the gift of decor that speaks to her personality, style, and interests...
  • Flower Decor Ideas

    Yesterday the daffodils started blooming in the yard. Which got flower decor ideas blooming in my head! Tiny little flowers poking their heads up toward the sun..... ready for spring. Absolute perfection. And while I adore flowers in the garden......truthfully.....decorating with flowers inside...
  • Home Decorating Ideas with Vacation Memorabilia

    Whether it's a long weekend or an extended trip, the lazy days of a holiday must eventually come to an end. With the end often comes a disorganized pile of vacation memorabilia, as well as the post-vacation blues. It's normal to feel nostalgic for memories of vacation as you transition back to...
  • Wedding Gift Ideas: Perfect Decor for the Perfect Couple

    With the end of June comes wedding season and its tricky questions of etiquette, how to dress, when to arrive for cocktail hour, and thinking of wedding gift ideas! A gift of home decor is always welcome whether the couple is joining households after the wedding or whether they have been living together...
  • It's All in the Details: The Ceramic Garden Stool

    It’s all in the details. The unexpected little things in a room - like a ceramic garden stool - give it pizzazz, personality and punch. A few details that I’m obsessing over right now include finding the perfect decorative bathroom mirror , brass lamps with a vintage feel and ceramic...
  • How to Accessorize Your Home

    In my personal style and wardrobe, I love to accessorize. I've always got at least 4 pieces of jewelry on, maybe a hat and a belt or two. I invest in staples like the little black dress and create different looks every day with my accessories and jewelry rather than have to purchase 20 different...
  • Designing with Mood Lighting

    "Great ambiance", "perfect atmosphere", "beautiful setting" - these are all different ways to describe effective mood lighting. Mood lighting can seriously impact your experience, and usually for the better. Here, we are going to explore designing with mood lighting, and...
  • Prepare Your Home for Holiday Entertaining

    Summer is coming to an end, and that means it's time to prepare your home for holiday entertaining. From Thanksgiving through New Years (which are just around the corner!), the holidays are a time where family and friends descend upon your home to join in merriment, eating, drinking, and gift giving...
  • 10 Items to Update Your Home Decor for Fall

    The beginning of each season is always a good time to update your home decor. For fall, I tend to think of warm and dark hues to match the shorter days. Stow away your pastels and light colors for spring, and bring out the rich warm hues. I've gathered ten neutral yet warm items for you to update...
  • Colors for Fall Decorating: Red and Slate Grey

    Yesterday I could smell fall in the air. It made my heart smile and my head fill with fall decorating ideas. Add a little joy to your decor and let the colors of fall decorating inspire you this season. I love red and slate grey for fall ...and here's why. Red Shopping List:...
  • 5 Simple DIY Decorative Trays

    I heart trays … from lacquer to brass to wood. And DIY decorative trays that you make yourself are even better. They corral clutter and everything looks more important when it’s perched atop a tray. I love finding vintage silver platters (tarnish and all) and scattering them around...
  • 10 Home Essentials for Modern Luxe Living

    You can get a modern luxe feeling in your living space by simply purchasing a few items that evoke luxury. You can never go wrong with cashmere or crystal — both of those the things are timeless and always luxurious. Look for items that feel like they are made with quality materials. Following...
  • Translating Celebrity Fashion into Interior Design

    Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have at least one celebrity crush. By "crush" I mean we all have that one person in mind that we think is incredibly chic and cool on all accounts. Our attraction to this person has a lot to do with their personal style, which we can translate into...
  • Last Minute Holiday Decorating Ideas

    No matter what holidays you're celebrating this winter ( Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or even all of them!) it's nearly impossible to be 100% prepared. This year, increase the cheer factor of your holiday decor without increasing your blood pressure by incorporating these last minute holiday...
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