Posted on August 22, 2014 by Christine in Kitchen.
If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! These 8 kitchen decor ideas from guest writer, Sofia Lewis, will style your kitchen and make it the most loved room in the house. From kitchen backsplash ideas, decorating above kitchen cabinets or removing kitchen cabinet doors; kitchen decorating […]
A few weeks ago Hometalk contacted to say they loved my post on beautiful floor designs over at Hometalk and would I put together a clipboard for their site. I love great floors and I love Hometalk! I said YES! Why wouldn’t I? Hometalk is full of great ideas! If you haven’t heard of Hometalk, […]
Posted on August 14, 2014 by Christine in Upholstery.
The ottoman is perfect when it comes to accent furniture. I love them. Incredibly versatile and so practical; ottomans are great as coffee tables, footstools, extra seating and even storage.There are so many ottomans for sale. This post is about how to make an ottoman or small footstool. Making an ottoman is relatively straight forward […]
Dining Room Decorating Ideas – Storage Dining room design should include dining room storage; a dining room hutch, dining room sideboard, corner dining room cabinet, shelving, maybe a buffet or dining room server to display and feature items, as well as keep your dining room organized. Here are dining room ideas for small to medium […]
Do you think modern interior design styles from Design and Furniture shows are too high brow or just a little ‘out there’? Modern interior designers gather in New York each year with their new furniture and home furniture designs. These furniture designers vary from brilliant to outlandish. It’s great to get the perspective of a […]
There is something soothing about beach cottage decor that makes you feel you are always on vacation. Weathered paint looks (see tutorials on how to paint a weathered look below), quirky beach finds and nautical stripes; this look for anyone who loves cozy relaxed home decor. This post is about creating a beach home decor […]
Posted on August 8, 2014 by Christine in Wallpaper.
When it comes to interior design tips, adding texture to a room is right up there. Fabric textures add warmth and interest. Most of the time fabric texture is added using cushions, throws, a rug or something textural from outdoors. Another way to add texture is to decorate a room with textured wall panels, using […]
Simple Home Decorating Hacks It’s easy to over complicate home decorating; still following the latest trends, colors or designers doesn’t always fit with your lifestyle, wallet or existing decor. Here are some simple decorating hacks to keep your home looking like you have guests coming over! To get the most out of each step, […]
Decorating Roundup is something new. You know I spend a lot of time looking at pretty and crazy things online to do with home decorating. Some things go into a file to write about in a later post. Some things are too cute to put off – so I thought I would do a little […]
There is nothing more luxurious looking than expensive looking countertops. This post has kitchen countertop ideas from concrete countertops to dark granite counter tops, soapstone and stainless steel, plus, a handy tool that can help you what it might look like in your kitchen. What is hot right now are over sized islands made of […]
Cheryl Maeder and Jane Dagmi share the last part of their journey along 30A and it is spectacular! These images are so gorgeous you just want to eat them up! If you missed the other two parts, you can find Part One here and Part Two here. Our Favorite Places Along 30A Written by Cheryl […]
Patio Door Makeover Patio doors are the eyes to your garden, security for your home and an accessory to your decorating style – as you go from indoors to outdoors. This post is about making your existing patio doors look more expensive; either by painting or replacing the door handles. No, you can’t turn a […]
Cheryl Maeder and Jane Dagmi are at it again, traveling on 30A and meeting friends old and new.. This time their adventure takes them to meet Melissa Skowlund, owner of two wonderful shops, Summer House Lifestyle. If you are ever in Grayton Beach tell Melissa you discovered first heard of her and her stores on […]
White Paint Rules! Living Room Paint Ideas White painted walls might seem like an easy way out, but even with the trends towards pale blue and gray paints, white walls are a classic and will never go out of style.You can keep them white, stencil, stripe or paint a feature wall to change the […]
Swooning Garden Party Ideas Garden parties are great all year round entertaining. This blog post has outdoor party ideas, party food ideas, some themed party ideas and party decoration ideas that should have you enjoying the party as much as your guests. Source: BHG Here are tips on how to stay organized, plan, create and […]
Posted on July 2, 2014 by Christine in DIY Budget.
DIY Glamor! New Home Decorating Ideas Whether you are decorating your first home or apartment, or settling into a new home for the third time, you want DIY home decor ideas that make your place feel like home right off the bat. Once the unpacking has been done you want it to be yours; with […]
Beautiful homes are just some of the wonderful things Cheryl Maeder and Jane Dagmi, previous guest bloggers for Decorated Life, discovered and written about on their whirlwind road trip along 30A! Cheryl and Jane have taken the most wonderful photographs of beach, jewelry and beautiful homes. Looks like they had fun!! Cheryl Maeder and Jane […]
Source: Zillow Great Luxury Furniture Looks Luxury furniture makes a room stand out, but the best designed rooms are so comfortable people never want to leave. This post is all about adding that special feeling of luxury to your rooms. There are lots of ideas, including making your own antique mirrors, updating your table tops […]
Start with Photo Wall Collage… A photo wall collage using canvas photo prints, family wall art, photos on wood and mixing it up with a whole lot of wall decor ideas, can create a stunning wall gallery. Depending on your home or apartment, you can create a photo wall over your bed, in the entry, […]
Outdoor Dining Table Ideas Summer is a great time for outdoor entertaining. As the weather warms, more time is spent in the garden, on the porch or patio around your outdoor dining table. If you don’t have a garden table, large outdoor table or patio table for dining then its a perfect time to choose […]
Gray paint colors are a hot decorating color. Everywhere you look there are hints of gray. Picking the right color gray for your rooms is not always easy because there are so many shades of gray to choose from – warm, muddy or cool. This post explores how you can pick the right gray for […]
Small Space Living – Ideas, Tips and Solutions The problem of dealing with small space living areas is something most people have to deal with at one time or another – especially if you live in an apartment. Even in a generous and spacious home, there is always a room you need, or want, to […]
Budget Interior Designer At Your Service Ever had a great idea about how to design your bathroom, kitchen or living room and then suddenly stopped because you had no one to discuss it further and no idea how to go it alone? The best interior magazines in the world are not going to help you […]
Painted Furniture – Double Shot Green is the Word Painted furniture can add a whole new layer of interest to your decorating. Green painted furniture is so crisp and perfect for spring. It looks great inside or out. From sprucing up tired old pieces to make new, inexpensive pieces really shine with a new unique […]
Best Bedroom Designs Beyond Sleep Great bedroom decorating ideas are everywhere, so.. you would think bedroom makeovers are easy. Well, they can be very tricky because these days, bedrooms often double up as some another room! If this is you, then this post has you covered; from the color to choose to get the best […]
Decorate Using Textured Fabrics Adding burlap fabric, toile fabric, vintage or modern upholstery fabric all help to create mood and interest in a room. The simple decorating technique of layering different fabric textures is worth using in every room. By mixing your fabrics; adding some sheer fabric, a little faux fur fabric or a quilted […]
Vintage Fabric – Rockstar Style and Quality Vintage fabric, antique linens, toiles and retro inspired fabric have something special that can really add a different dimension to any room. Rooms filled with old and new fabrics have a certain style and quality. They look more lived in, thoughtful and interesting. Source: Pinterest You don’t need […]
Posted on April 2, 2014 by Christine in DIY Budget.
Decorating on a budget isn’t always easy. But even if you’re not on a budget, no-one wants to waste money if you can create stunning looking rooms for less. The great news is that you can. There are a million great ideas to decorate and get unique looks that look different but still keep your […]
Painted concrete floors can look stunning if you do a little preparation, use a specialty concrete floor paint, add a great design and a concrete floor sealer. And its easier than you think. These stunning designer looks use little more than a combination of paint, or stain, a stencil and a sealer that will cost […]
This Spring is all about glamor accents and its not hard to get a really great look. By using a few brass fittings, add a brass chandelier, some flora prints or floral paintings and blue accents, you can totally update your Spring home decor. Source: Sroka Design A very large mirror, a blue bedhead, lots […]