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Decorate Your Tree Like a Designer

Decorate Your Tree Like a Designer
by Stephanie Platt, Interior Designer at A Goode Start

I wanted to re- post this great blog again!  I just decorated my tree today, and I thought it would be good to re-read this advice again!

I would have to say that Christmas is my favorite time of year.I love to decorate the house and tree.For me decorating the tree is an art and I always get a lot of compliments on it. So how do you take your tree to the next level and make it look like you hired a professional- the key is layers.Each element on the tree from the lights to the ornaments are important.Here is my step-by-step guide to help you:
Step 1: Prep your tree - When you pull out your artificial tree from its box it will be thoroughly flattened.It is important to take your time to straighten out the branches and really arrange them to make the tree full.This is a tedious task and you will likely not get any volunteers to help.If you have a real tree, it is important to let it “fall” before start…

My Christmas Wish List

Dear Santa,
I have to say I have been good all year, and I just am in need of a little sparkle in my life. I have been dreaming up ideas all year to update my tired d├ęcor for the new year. A have found a couple of things that I hope will be under my tree this year. :-)
In all seriousness, my living room is nice and neutral, with a couple of personal touches. But in all honestly, it is just not exciting. We have been remolding for a while and have tackled some big projects, but the living room has not seen any changes for a while.
The walls have been painted Versatile Grey by Sherwin Williams recently, which has really brightened up the space. The sofas are a medium grey and are traditional in style. I want to introduce some color and texture to the space are really create interest and visual flow. I love cooler colors, and with the new grey on the walls, a blue will work really well.












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