Posted on April 16, 2012 by Christine in Lighting.
If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!New Chandeliers Light Design – The New Mood Lighting Light Design in lead crystal chandeliers have come a long way. They are not longer a status symbol but the new mood lighting. Lead crystal vintage tea drop chandeliers still look […]
Inspirational Design Magazines – Online and Free A Design Magazine can be one of the easiest ways to get fresh ideas and stir your imagination. Here are the most recent issues of design magazines from Adore Home, Covet Garden, Poppytalk, The Studio and Leaf. Great ideas to design your Decorated Life. Open publication – Free publishing […]
Design Trends and Tutorials For Sunburst Mirror Classic A sunburst mirror is a brooch for a room. I love sunburst mirrors! Over a fireplace or on a wall or bed head, they live somewhere between wall decor and functional art. Design trends come and go but the sunburst mirror is a classic. Source: Shelterness […]
Incandescent Bulb Ban On Hold That’s right, the controversial incandescent bulb ban is on hold which means you can enjoy the inexpensive glow of incandescent light for a few more months and look at other types of lighting like LED light bulbs or fluorescent lights. I love lighting! I love every kind of lighting, including […]
Hand Painted Furniture Painting furniture is not difficult when you use the right tools, have some space to work and play in, and a few great tips with short cuts and professional details. Then its simple to create a painted furniture masterpiece. My Romantic Home has some basic guidelines to help you if your […]
No color combinations, wall stencils or painted furniture Today is all generosity and chocolate.. oh, and meaningful home decor. The three go nicely together. May sound strange but no generosity and your home decor will have no soul.. no matter how much time you spent on your color combinations. Let’s look at what happens when […]
Wall Stencils – Color Combinations Source: Pinterest Wall stencils are all about pattern, paint colors and color combinations. These three factors can create the most amazing wall art for any home. Even simple flower stencils like this one above looks sensational. Color combinations can be two contrasting colors or two paint colors in the same […]
Vintage Brass & Old Doors – Distressed Doors Old & New & Create Amazing Looks Aged doors, vintage doors or the barn door look great. Add vintage brass and you are on a winner. It’s the contrast between old doors and new surfaces that makes them stand out; making them a great focal point. Like […]
The New Room for a Garden or Patio Area – Outdoor Fireplaces Outdoor fireplace or indoor fireplace? If you could, would you have both? Source: Pinterest The trend over the last year taking the fireplace outside into the natural elements continues to grow. And why not? Outdoor fireplaces allow you create an additional room even […]
Posted on March 20, 2012 by Christine in Lighting.
Creative Ideas for Decorative Candle Holders That Rock! Candle holders are pivotal when it comes to decorating. Candles set mood – fast! It doesn’t matter whether your candle holders are glass, metal, vintage or recycled. The key is that they are interesting and there are enough of them to make a statement particularly for your […]
Italian Decor – Rustic Decor At It’s Best Italian farmhouse or rustic decor blends two characteristics to create a simple luxurious country style that has real Rockstar appeal. It’s no longer building layers. Minimalism has hit Italian country decor in a big way. The color palette is light. Rustic furniture is still used but […]
Serving Trays – Decorate and Conquer! Source: Shelterness Trays went out of fashion for a while. I don’t mean rich wooden trays or square TV serving trays that get used everyday. I mean the heavy silver trays that tarnish and make you look like a bad housekeeper… I inherited a few of these silver […]
Decorating Ideas for White Walls Source : BHG Bright colors are the easiest way to give white walls life. This is good news if you are renting and have inherited white walls. Finding an alternative to painting is a must for your place to feel unique and look completely fabulous. Which means adding color without […]
Decoration Ideas Using Natural Moss Throughout Your Home Adding natural moss to table centerpieces is a fast way of creating great table decorations. And it looks spectacular! Source: shelterness These small plants love shady locations which means they are perfect table decorations, side table and coffee table decor for any part of the home. Because […]
The clever use of a few wallpaper scraps can really change the look of a simple piece of furniture, your walls and art using a few DIY ideas and some left over wallpaper pieces. Source: Pinterest Simple ideas are often the best, like using wallpaper scraps on these kitchen dining chairs and table. Here we […]
Choosing Throw Pillows for Your Color Combinations Source: censational girl Your color scheme has a lot to do with the throw pillows you choose for your home. Color combinations can vary. It’s not only about color combinations but textile texture, patterns, size of patterns or scale as well as added decorative features like buttons, ribbons […]
Painting Wood Furniture – Turning a White Dresser Into a Star! Source: todayscreativeblog.net via Christine on Pinterest If you’re wondering about how to paint furniture then this is the article for you, particularly if you are looking for something different. Painting wood furniture needs a little work but as you can see from this white […]
Paint It White, Add Bright Colors and Live a Decorated Life! Bright colors are a brilliant addition to a home with a predominately white color scheme if you need some colorful inspiration. Too many bright colors and you could create a schizophrenic disaster. The key is discipline. It depends on the size of your space […]
Posted on February 24, 2012 by Christine in Floors.
Simple Decorative Painting – Color Floorboards Decorative painting takes a whole new meaning when you apply simple paint color to floorboards. Nothing looks more serene than traditional Scandinavian painted floorboards of white floorboards, scrubbed, silvery pale with a matte finish. Source: Jacob Termansen Photography – blue floorboards Using floor paint and varnish, painting floorboards gives […]
Posted on February 20, 2012 by Christine in Walls, White.
White Walls – Celebrating the Pale and Interesting Source: Design Traveller White walls are perfect to add to or change your color scheme. This wall decal changes the look of this wall, turning it into an art piece. By adding a mirror, stencils, bright wallpaper on one wall, wall decor or bright furniture, you can […]
Orange Color Combinations – Stuff I Love for WOW Factor! Burnt orange and bright orange color combinations mix so well with other cooler colors. From every shade of pink, blue, green and white, the color orange is making its way into our homes again. It is hot! Against the coolest white or mixed with tiny […]
Sea Green Color Palette Make Beautiful Interior Paint Colors Easy Some paint colors never go out of fashion. I think you can add sea green color to that list. It’s refreshing and tranquil and blends well with many interior paint colors from grays to whites. This gorgeous blue green interior paint color is soothing and still […]
Types of Lighting For a Well Lit Home Task lighting is so important because although nothing beats natural light, we rely on different types of lighting to see us into the evening and as we go to bed and on those wintery days when there’s not enough natural light. I love the different moods lighting […]
Painted Floors – Add Fabulousness Using Floor Stencil Patterns Source: housetohome.co.uk via Lissette on Pinterest Painting floorboards is not new, but you have to admit, they can look especially amazing if you use stencil patterns and a great paint color combination! Stencils offers a simple way to decorate your floors but unless you are very […]
Home Decorating on a Tight Budget – Decorating on a Budget Source: curbly.com via MyiaK on Pinterest If you’re decorating on a budget, updating or decorating things you already own is a great place to start. Using old fabric or wallpaper and creating a feature wall can liven a space. This post […]
How To Stay Organized – Fast Fingertip Decluttering For People With Busy Rockstar Lives! Everyone knows how to be organized – you buy a drawer organizer, shoe organizer, a spice rack organizer and a receipt organizer and spend a weekend in clutter control. Decluttering works for about two weeks. But how do you stay organized? […]
Cool Wallpaper for Walls + Three Wall Paper Tips Source: beautifulpaper.typepad.com via Ludmila on Pinterest Wallpapers are coming back! We’re not talking the tired old patterns but red wallpapers, vintage wallpapers, retro wallpaper and some very luxurious suede and very cool wallpapers for walls for practically all interior design styles. Feature wallpaper can create […]
Decorating With Accent Furniture – The Arm Chair Source: horchow.com via Lori on Pinterest The arm chair is an often under rated piece of accent furniture. Everyone focuses on a sofa to give a room its dramatic impact. Maybe it’s time to think outside the box! Maybe it’s time to rediscover the arm chair […]
Victorian Wallpaper to Create Amazing Wallpaper Ideas Gone are the days of stuffy Victorian wallpapers – here are some twists on the traditional, transforming wallpapers using Victorian wallpaper or retro wallpaper designs into modern wallpaper ideas. These great wallpaper ideas can make a space feel really exotic – and unexpectedly refreshing. You don’t have to […]
Posted on February 1, 2012 by Christine in Blue, White.
Decorating with Blue and White is a Winner Classic blue and white decorating is still a very popular color palette – because it works. From bright blues like cornflower blue to pale soft blues that are almost white – blue and white rooms can inspire great decorating ideas, allowing you free to create almost any […]