Tag: Decorating

Holiday Decor And Christmas Trees

Are you ready to start decorating for the holidays? Here are some ways to get started: Purchase bows from your craft store to decorate a wreath for your front door Wreaths with a fresh, natural look can make your front door inviting for family and friends. Buy a live Christmas tree or artificial tree to

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Have beige walls become a design color of the past?

From trendy grays to sea salt paint colors, what design trends do we expect to see in the coming year 2019? I must admit I’m obsessed with the bright whites and grays often reflected in the satisfying episodes of HGTV’s Property Brothers and Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper. I haven’t painted my home in over eight

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Metallics and everything brilliant…

Jamie Laubhan Oliver Vintage bedroorm

Decorating with metallic accents has become more trendier than ever. It is a timeless, decor option that can bring glitz and glam to any room. Metallic finishes can be used to embellish faucet fixtures, accent lighting, furniture, mirrors, and many more. HGTV featured an article on “20 Mixed Metal Designs That Shine“.  Gold and copper

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A Beautiful Coral Family Room

Coral Family Room

This beautiful coral family room was designed by Kelley Proxmire of Kelley Interior Design as part of  the D.C. Design House 2016.  The coral color used in this family room is welcoming and inviting. Kelley’s design style for this room is “tailored traditional” and “polished prep”. The space serves as an entertainment area where families can

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Outdoor Patio Makeover

Patio Makeover

Summer is my favorite time of year, and it is important to protect your patio and furniture from harsh weather during off seasons. This is what my patio looked like a week ago: The sitting wall got beat up pretty bad by the rain and snow and caused a lot of mud to settle along

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An old dresser gets a makeover…Wow

After Dresser

A few weeks ago, I visited my mother-in-law to take a look at a dresser that she planned to give to me.  The dresser was white with great bones, and a french provincial look. So, being the DIYer that I am, I was ready to take this piece home, and change it into something beautiful for

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My First Estate Auction

chic desk

Today was one of my first visits to an Estate Auction. I am so glad I finally made it to one. This was by far a great experience. There were  lots of antique furniture, jewelry, pictures, silverware and more. I had a set price on what my max bid would be for the auction, so

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Brass fireplace update…

After Pic

I recently posted a picture of my fireplace. One of the things about my fireplace that I’m not too keen on are the brass accents. Brass fixtures and accents can make a home appear to be outdated and old . I decided to give my fireplace a face lift this weekend. I am so happy I

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Artichokes Napkin Rings

napkin holder

Artichoke Napkin Rings I went to Williams Sonoma to shop around during one of their store closeout events.  I arrived pretty late and a lot of the items were already sold out. I ventured to the back of the store and came across these cute artichoke napkin rings.  I have never cooked artichokes and would

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