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Setting the Table

Setting the Table

This time of the year we tend to have more entertaining opportunities with invited guests – whether casual or formal.  Do a little creative planning to make your table extra special!   If you need a road map for table settings, this one is great!  And it could be a good guide for your creative inspirations…. from my Pinterest board, Mapworks  crowningcelebrations.blogspot.com shared this on Pinterest       Here are some great ideas and inspirations for you to get

Bang for Your Buck!

Bang for Your Buck!

It’s a phrase that I use a lot with my clients….. because it’s so appropriate when working through designing your home.  You don’t have to do replace or remodel everything (like HGTV stars would like you to believe) to get a lot of impact in your home!   So here are my top 5 ways to get a lot of Bang for your Buck with great visuals – some from my portfolio of client’s homes!   Maybe you should change

Stylin’ Summer

Stylin’ Summer

How do you style your Summer?   from providentdesign.com Do you have a sense of design for taking on Summer delights or do you just love the cool easy breezes that you long for, in the Summer heat?    from  my Pinterest board pins, Summertime   from Lus Home A sense of colors that are cool and calm, soft and airy, bring Summer to mind for me……as you can see in these interior inspirations.    from Ladolcevitablog.com And you can add

Taking Fall Inside…

Taking Fall Inside…

Do you decorate for Fall inside as well as at your door?    Your mantle, perhaps?    from kristencreationsonline.blogspot.com     Or setting a table for guests?    from StoneGable.blogspot.com  from Kristencreationsonline.blogspot.com   Adding special touches with creativity in your interiors, that add detail to the Fall season….. is an awesome way to take Fall inside….and maybe re-purposing is on your mind! Check out these finds!    from budgetdesigngirl.blogspot.com    from pnpflowers.com       from Kelly Bernier Designs    

A Toast to the Coast

A Toast to the Coast

  With the Summer time atmosphere, we tend to think “coastal” with our plans for vacation or for the perfect rest and relaxation location.  Right?   There’s a something a little therapeutic about the Beach, if you ask me…. And that feeling is not just with your toes in the sand and the smell of the salt air, it’s within your walls too! from The Sign Shoppe Custom Wood Signs Let’s raise our glasses with a Toast to the Coast!

You Urned It!

You Urned It!

  I do believe I have always had a love affair with urns!  Do you like them as much as I do, too? I lean toward the unusual, or the classics, but there are all kinds!     I bet that I have dozens around my home if I started to take inventory and I know that I’ve placed dozens in clients’ interiors and exteriors. They are fabulous!  And some are lamps, or filled with textures or colors…… the possibilities

Freshen Up with Fruit

Freshen Up with Fruit

  I admit it.  I’ve got a major fruit fetish!  I love the colors, shapes and texture of fruit and I love to eat fruit too!        Look what accessories are proudly placed in my Kitchen in a big way!  Very colorful ~   Fruit is a favorite and a love affair that has been with me for decades…. All kinds and colors and shapes   from debitreloar.com from Pottery Barn I love using all kinds of fruit

Celebrating the Guys

Celebrating the Guys

June is bustin’ out all over!  And it’s a great time to celebrate guys with some thoughts for a great “guy’s hangout”!  After all, we honor Dad’s this month!   Everyone has a favorite idea, theme, or passion!  The designs are endless – and what fun to create that special place – just for him!   What about a man cave idea to treat your guy with his very own space? Maybe it’s a man’s den or even a theater

Include a Surprise in Every Room

Include a Surprise in Every Room

It may be small or large, but a surprise in every room can add a tremendous conversation piece, and get the attention you deserve, with your guests.   Any thoughts?   I have a few…..I’m sure you are aware that I am quite opinionated…. And I thought I would share 5 fun finds to make a point.   Why not add a background color to highlight your treasured and collected pieces? Not to mention – LOVE the beadboard!   from Indulgy.com

Nature’s Neutrals

Nature’s Neutrals

  Have you ever thought about Nature being the new neutral? Let’s see if I can make a point with pictures….  sold by West Elm  from trouvais.com   design seeds   It just depends on your “thought processes” as to the neutral.  It’s not just white or off-white.  A neutral can be found in many color palettes and interiors, and inspired by nature.   houzz.com     sophiasdecor.blogspot.com  Why not bring Nature into your interiors too….. Textures, different hues, and