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"The most essential part of designing your home is that you create a home that truly represents you...or the person you aspire to be."
Lori Fradella
Source: apartmenttherapy.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Green Centerpiece

Rosemary Christmas Trees

Make an inexpensive, fragrant and long-lasting centerpiece with rosemary plants that resemble mini Christmas trees. Repot young plants from your local nursery in elegant containers and your guests can take them home at the end of the evening as parting gifts.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Great DIY for the Holidays

Taking a look at HGTV.com, I found this great do-it-yourself activity you can enjoy with your children. 

Minty-Fresh Tray

Put a new spin on classic holiday candy with a starlight mint serving tray. To create, simply lay peppermints side-by-side on a cookie sheet then stick into a warm oven until the mints have evenly melted. Remove the pan from the oven and set aside to allow the candy to fully cool. Once dry, the shiny, slick surface is perfect for laying out cheese and crackers or for holding cocktails. Love the idea!

Clean and Modern

Love this house so much, so white, so clean, so bright, so sleek! For those of you who love white as much as I do, take a look at this beautiful space featured in HGTV.com, Celebrities at Home.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Decorations

Christmas does not have to be red and green, try something new this year! Decorate your house this season with colors that are anything but conventional!



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Decorating with Christmas Ornaments

Ornaments are not only for the Christmas tree...decorate by going with the unexpected! Group together clear vases, trays and ornaments found on flea-markets, dollar stores, and mix and match different colors and styles.

Colorful Christmas
Turn miscellaneous ornaments into a dazzling Christmas wreath. Spray-paint a foam wreath form with silver paint and let dry. Then, using hot glue, secure the largest ball ornaments to the inside and outside circles of the form, and fill in the rest of the wreath with smaller ornaments. Fill in bare spots with bunched up lengths of bead garland.

Ornament Napkin Ring
Make ornaments an integral part of your holiday table. Roll crisp napkins and tie a wide length of ribbon loosely around a rolled napkin. Slide a narrow length of ribbon through the knot of the wide ribbon, pull the ends of the wide ribbon to tighten the knot. Thread small ornaments onto each end of the narrow ribbon and secure the ornaments with knots.
Light a Candle
Add some shimmer and shine to your holidaydecor with candles and sparkly silver-and-white ornaments. Arrange chunky pillar candles (in varying heights) on a round tray and surround with Christmas ornaments, rhinestone jewelry, and baubles (search flea markets and thrift stores for inexpensive pieces).

Christmas Art
A single ornament and a bow are all it takes to transform an empty frame into Christmas wall art. Thread a glass ball ornament onto a narrow length of ribbon. Tie the ends together and tack to the back of a wooden picture frame so the ball hangs in the middle. Hang the frame on the wall from a pretty ribbon tied in a secure bow.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

What's New

Beautiful Tuxedo Sofa, from Design Within Reach. Choose among three colors: white, brown or grey with two options for the legs: satin chrome or bronze. Tuxedo chair and Tuxedo ottoman also available. Just love it!


Monday, November 05, 2012

DIY Headboards

Visiting HGTV.com, I found this great DIY headboard. By creating a headboard, at a low cost, you will be adding a bold statement to your bedroom. Take a look at some of these great, simple ideas to renew your bedroom. Visit hgtv.com to follow steps-to-steps to make these over-the-top headboards.

All images are from HGTV.com

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