Decorating with Blue and White is a Winner Classic blue and white decorating is a timeless color palette, because it works. Bright blues like cornflower blue to pale soft blues that are almost white. This color palette can inspire great decorating ideas, and a great combination in every style from romantic, industrial, country or modern. […]
Decorating rules. They serve a purpose as a guide. Some you can break, ditch and toss for something else. The rules below work. Always. Patterns – Source : HGTV Dependable Decorating Do’s From area rugs, sofa styles, neutral color schemes, dining tables and more here is a list of 10 dependable decorating do’s. 1. Sofa […]
Decorated Life welcomes back guest writer, and photographer, Jane Dagmi, writing on another Decorated Life favorite; artist, photographer and designer Cheryl Maeder and her husband Gary Antonio. A Designing Couple Go With The Flow Photos: Jane Dagmi While the hair may have changed (on Maeder only), Cheryl Maeder and Gary Antonio’s spirited design sense remains […]
Decorated Life has been fortunate enough to showcase Cheryl Maeder, fine art photographer and designer of Gardenhouse before with her adventures across country to Palm Springs. In this interview with Cheryl Maeder, we focus on her use of design elements and decorating experience which is found on her wonderful site Gardenhouse. We discuss how […]
Simon Sinek has a simple, powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His famous Tedx video is worth watching again, and again. It’s been viewed on over 5,150,000 times. It explains why we follow some people and not others. Why we resonate with some people, brands, companies […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Choosing Paint Colors Using Color Visualizer Painting Tools Choosing paint colors can be challenging if not frustrating especially with the growing number of colors to choose from. So I thought I would investigate how to choose a paint color using the different painting tools available … so far, not a lot of luck. But it […]
Cool Home Decor Using Wall Colors + Decorating Techniques photo credit: jinkazamah via photopin cc Creating really great home decor can often mean stepping out of your comfort zone – beyond the pale and uninteresting and into the world of color. But how do you find great wall colors and does any wall paint deserve […]
Great Home Decor Idea – Simple, Elegant Clear Glass Vase Uses A simple clear glass vase can be one of your greatest assets when you are looking for home decorating ideas on a budget. They are easy to find, easy to replace if they break and can double up as a number of different things. […]
Small Pieces of Furniture for Storage There are some amazing decorating techniques if you’re looking for home decorating ideas on a budget. Small pieces of furniture for storage are some of the easiest pieces to strip, paint or varnish and get yourself visually stunning pieces that are also absolutely practical. Finding a piece for the […]
The best home decorating is both inspirational and calming. It balances space, light, colour and texture in each room. It’s more than looking for the best wall colors, although that’s pretty important. When your space, light, color and texture are in harmony you transform an ordinary room into something special, memorable – moving. It’s a […]No Comments. Continue Reading...