• Ceiling Decorating Ideas

    Did you know that ceilings are the new walls? It's almost 2013..... the year of the ceiling. So when you think about decorating a room in the new year.....just look up! I have decorated ceilings before. I've added decorative ceiling medallions and painted ceilings and added moldings...
  • Decorate With Winter Whites

    While some still feel like it's a faux pas to wear white after Labor Day, others embrace winter whites in fashion and home decorating. Winter white decor, whether permanently or decoratively for the festivities, is a gorgeous, glamorous way to go. Check out some super chic inspiration to decorate...
  • Four Creative Wall Decorating Ideas

    Have you ever had a conversation with the big blank wall in your room? Everyone has one. A big, blank, empty, design-challenged space. Waiting for inspiration. Waiting for ideas to decorate all that big empty overwhelming blankness. Well.... wait no more. Today is the day. The beginning...
  • Black, Glass, or Brass Lighting?

    Have a hard time picking out lighting fixtures for your dining room? It can definitely be an overwhelming task when there are so many styles to choose from. I've found three images for you to visualize your dining room fixture style using common finishes — black, glass or crystal, and brass...
  • Affordable Holiday Table Decorating Ideas

    I have fond memories of preparing for holiday meals with my mother. We'd go to the flower market and gather pine boughs, tulips, and roses. Then we'd return home and arrange our bounty in antique silver vases that she'd acquired over the years. Now I'm on a single girl's budget...
  • Pendant Power: Add Style with Pendant Lights

    You can make a space feel modern, warm, eclectic, classic or industrial by the careful selection of statement-making pendant lights. I've long believed that lighting is what gives a room its personality. And not just by the ambiance it gives off, but the light itself says a lot about your design...
  • How To Decorate a Room from Scratch

    A clean slate. How often have we longed for one only to find ourselves frozen with indecision when it faces us? The enviable dilemma of how to decorate a room from scratch can be fun, but it can also present so many options that frustration surpasses enjoyment. Follow a few guidelines to help the process...
  • Decorating Ideas with Animal Prints

    No matter what your decorating style, there's room for a little leopard or cheetah, zebra or giraffe. Treat animal prints like a neutral and work within your existing aesthetic when you incorporate these decorating ideas —a vast range of options exists for every design sensibility. I've...
  • Home Decor Trend: Craftsman Style

    The Craftsman style is a home decor trend steeped in history. Today’s version is somewhat of a melting pot combining true Craftsman Style as characterized by Stickley and Tiffany designs with Prairie Style and Art Nouveau. This popular design trend, ideal for bungalows, has been featured at...
  • Decorating with Cacti

    Whether it's the warmer weather, or the revival of mid-century style, decorating with cacti has become an extremely popular trend in home decor! Gone are the days when grouping plants were associated with grandma's bad decor decisions! The succulent rage has taken over and decorating with are...
  • Beach Cottage Basics

    Beach cottage basics can be applied whether you live at the beach or if you live far from surf and sand. The “beach” look is casual, cheerful and easy to maintain. Most beach-inspired interiors have hard wood floors which mean the need for some form of floor covering. The most classic...
  • Small Space Decorating with Designer Stephanie Sabbe

    I recently collaborated with interior designer and blogger Stephanie Sabbe on a small space decorating story for Boston Home magazine called “Made To Measure." Sabbe decorated relatively small (just under 1,000-square-foot) condo for two young doctors in Boston's South End neighborhood...
  • Modern Rat Pack Design

    The warmth of summertime exudes the feeling that surrounded the Rat Pack’s world. Modern Rat Pack design should make you feel like you are living the high life, shuttling your time between Vegas and Palm Springs. I’m not necessarily advocating the party lifestyle, rather the playful look...
  • Tips for Urban Living: Homes Under 1000 Square Feet

    Urban living usually means a compromise on space, however it doesn’t mean you must give up on style. There are many ways to make your urban home chic and clutter free, tips which are simple tricks that can even be applied if you rent an apartment. Here's how to make the most of homes under...
  • Lighting Ideas for Low Ceilings

    I don't like low ceilings... ...but that's life. And coming up with lighting ideas for low ceilings is a tricky thing. I love tall ceilings.... the higher the better. I love ceilings with soaring heights.....lined with rustic beams and giant chandeliers and crystals and glitter and rooms...
  • How To Decorate a Table

    Have you ever wondered how to decorate a table? Or is it just me? It's easy to start with a table runner or tablecloth or dishes or silverware..... .....but then what? Where do you go next? Do you layer or stack or shine or simplify? If you're like me and you've ever thought...
  • Home Decorating Ideas Inspired by the Australian Outback

    I have been lucky enough to see many sides of this big world. One of the most beautiful and serene places I have visited recently was the Australian Outback - a vast area that is mostly uninhabited. The colors, textures and lighting of this magical open space are so inspiring. Here are some home decorating...
  • Restaurant Inspired Dining Room Decor

    Dining room decor can easily be inspired by a restaurant! The contemporary trend for minimal, almost industrial restaurants is good news for homeowners. The simple aesthetic is usually inexpensive to replicate yet still looks cool and professional. A great idea would be to incorporate this look into...
  • Home Decor Inspired by Rose Gold

    I LOVE Rose Gold and I'm so happy to see it's an inspired home decor trend that's really blowing up everywhere. There's something different about it that I'm drawn to, and I love how it brings a pop of that 'certain something' to every space. I've wanted rose gold jewels...
  • The Rustic Industrial Dining Room

    I’m drawn to farmhouse and rustic industrial styles, like the dining room above… The rustic, chipped, and worn combined with the sleek and minimal work so well together. But I love all kinds of design styles … From Mid Century to Art Deco to Arts and Crafts. I’m...
  • How to Bring Outdoor Decor Inside for Fall

    Just because the seasons are changing doesn't mean your summertime decorating efforts have to go to waste! Here's how to bring your outdoor decor inside for fall to give it a whole new life in the coming months. Small to medium outdoor fountains can be brought inside and used on a tabletop...
  • Styling Your Space with the Industrial Chic Design Trend

    Oh how I love styling a space with the Industrial Chic design trend! Unless you're living under a rock, you've seen a lot of industrial chic in decor stores, designer portfolios and pretty much all over the place. Our new place has a few pops of industrial + I've always loved having a mix...
  • The Vintage Charm Design Trend

    Design trends come and go but Vintage Charm is timeless and based on classic shapes and designs that never go out of style. While there are contemporary home furnishings that have entered the “classic” category, more times than not, it’s French and English-inspired decor that rules...
  • Get the Look: Martyn Lawrence-Bullard's Global Style

    From Suzanis as headboards to a pair of Moroccan poufs near a sofa piled high with pillows upholstered in Turkish rugs, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard has global style. He practically defines the word eclectic, and uses the word "delicious" to describe pillows, fabric and chairs. Designer to the...
  • Modern Country Decor

    Modern country decor is a fresh take on the world of country decorating. It's contemporary meets farmhouse. And it's all about the juxtaposition. Combining the hard lines of vintage metal with the warm rustic tones of wood. Mixing contemporary pieces with vintage and antique furniture...
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