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Creative Centerpieces

Creative Centerpieces

Tis the season to think about your centerpieces for entertaining……   Your arrangement or centerpiece could be truly be placed down the center of your table setting….with a sit down dinner in mind.    Setting the table formal or informal is up to you at any special event –  from inviting friends over for special treat….to Thanksgiving Dinner!       from ElleDécor.com           from 1.bp.blogpost.com               from theFrenchTangerine.com   And

Inspiration to Reality

Inspiration to Reality

  When I sent out my September newsletter, Panache, there were several Fall pictures along the border to express my LOVE for the season….. This was one of those pictures, from my Pinterest board, Autumn Leaves.      from Southernlagniappe.blogspot.com One of my client’s was immediately in touch and said, “I want that!”  So, I created our version of beautiful Fall arrangements for her front doors – not just one…..a pair. (You know, if you read my blog posts, that I

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

A Stairway to Heaven

A Stairway to Heaven

Stairways and staircases can be mediocre, with their function, or they can be just fabulous and a major focal point!   I refer to my Pinterest board as “Stairway to Heaven” because most of the lovely thoughts of grand staircases are headed North.  With that popular song from Led Zepplin, back in the day,  we still have people chiming in with numerous interpretations that abound from this song and lyrics.    It just hit me….what a great name for this

Mistletoe Storied

Mistletoe Storied

  Have you ever wondered how the mistletoe tradition started? Have you ever incorporated mistletoe in your Christmas decorating?      from quotesgram.com Here’s one story ~    http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/why-do-we-kiss-under-the-mistletoe Kissing under sprigs of mistletoe is a well-known holiday tradition, but this little plant’s history as a symbolic herb dates back thousands of years. Many ancient cultures prized mistletoe for its healing properties. The Greeks were known to use it as a cure for everything from menstrual cramps to spleen disorders,

The Colors of Christmas

The Colors of Christmas

The traditional colors of Christmas are beautiful with rich reds and greens for all the ages, but there can be some deviation in colors that are truly beautiful as well…. Why not gorgeous and elegant neutrals with rich silver metallic?    from nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com  from Christmas.snydle.com    from Beautifully BellaFaith A beautiful way to re-purpose some collectibles from years past ~ Silver and Gold…..   from Harper’s Bizarre     A play on Greens…..and another fabulous re-purposing idea!  from preppyemptynester.blogspot.com   

With Panache ~

With Panache ~

“ Interior Design that’s accessible and timeless ~ with Panache”                                                                       From Cumby’s Interiors portfolio……  More Portfolio pictures found on our website http://CumbysInteriors.com   If you are inspired and need interior design help with your interiors too, contact me at Cumby@CumbysInteriors.com.   I look forward to your

Decorating with a Tray!

Decorating with a Tray!

Sometimes you need to “corral” some special items to make a statement.  from Vintage American Home      from Flickr.com         A tray can be very useful to hold similar accessories to be functional and protect your furniture! Just adding this tray and the elevation with the “feet” add dimension. And this elegant tray certainly adds the ambiance that the leaded crystal deserves.  from thePoloHouse.blogspot.com   Need a magnificent centerpiece?  Add a tray to display your accessories!    from

Lantern Love

Lantern Love

Lanterns date back centuries with their use, but now they are not only functional … they are decorative too.   They are used effectively inside or out and I have used them in accessorizing and Holiday decorating with success….       from The Inspired Room  from James Hoover | Anderson + Grant The very cool thing about lanterns is that they vary so in size, style, finish, character, and much more! PLUS the bonus is that they are very

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