Holiday Candles Display

Holiday Candles Display

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Thank you for visiting my blog. I have a passion for decorating! And, as a decorator and home stager who's helped many people transform their homes, I wanted to share my ideas and tips with others. Enjoy! My company's motto is: "Home Staging for Selling or Staying!"




Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Deck the Halls

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This past year my family room went through a major renovation. Furniture, colors, décor style and layout all changed. This left my Christmas Decorating up in the air since my first tree as a new family my tree has been decked in reds and gold. The decorations I have accumulated over the last 21 years are all traditional and worked with red and gold color scheme. Now my family room is a rustic modern space now with accents of teal and other shades of blue. The red and gold ornaments seemed too bright and lively for my calm relaxed room.

I found some great decorations for my rustic/ modern space, but if your struggling to match your Holiday Decorations with design style her are some tips:


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Rustic: 
The Rustic style is appealing because it has a connection to the past. Because of the natural overtones, rustic rooms often feel like an extension of the outdoors. Rustic style has unpretentious roots, organic textures and shapes, warm colors. It blends really well with the industrial style, both using metal, wood and other natural elements.

Rustic décor items are really trending at the moment, so this is probably the easiest style to decorate for. For this design you want to highlight natural elements and themes. Burlap, evergreen clippings and pinecones are the perfect accents for all your decorating needs. The rustic theme works well with the traditional Christmas colors of red and green. The red truck delivering a Christmas tree is popular in décor this year.

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Coastal: 
Inspired by the ocean, coastal style evokes a light and breezy feel. Coastal style blurs the lines between indoors and out. Plenty of light, light colors, pale neutrals and natural materials. Although it is tempting to grab every beach themed item out there, go with more simple pieces that evoke the feel of the beach without hitting people over the head.

Dreamy blues and whites are the perfect color to decorate your Christmas tree, accent with silver pieces to give it a little sparkle. And bonus starfish are the perfect shape for the season.


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Traditional:
Traditional furnishings can hail from 18th century England, the French countryside or even India and the far east. From antique furnishings to floral fabrics, traditional style sometimes gets a bad rap as fussy and out dated. The design style is all about comfort and familiarity. This style is characterized by soft edges, rich wood finishes and mid tone color palette.

The traditional Christmas decorations follow the same rules, the rich reds and vibrant greens that are associated with Christmas blend well with this style. Wrought Iron lanterns make great centerpieces or outdoor decorations.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sell Your House - Even During the Holidays!

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It’s that time of the year when we open up our houses to family and friends. Our calendars are packed, and our budgets are strained. But the Holidays don’t have to mean that you can’t put your house on the market.

Typically, there are fewer house hunters during the holidays, but the ones you get tend to be more motivated. Here are some ways to make your home appealing to those Holiday Buyers:

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1. Stage First: The most obvious first step to having an appealing home is to get it staged prior to decorating. Having a stager come in to create a warm and welcoming environment will create the perfect start to your Holiday Home. A stager can transform your home and make the best use of the space by de-cluttering and rearranging furniture.

2. Pick the perfect tree (or not): A Christmas tree in the right space can really show off a room, but in smaller spaces it might be better to skip it. You do not want to eat up precious floor space with a large tree. I know in my home I am always moving furniture to fit my tree and sometimes it can create a cramped space.

3. Decorate for your Décor: It is important to keep your space and your design style in mind when decorating your home. Having a cohesive design will help to accentuate your homes features. If you have a traditional style, then going with the classic red and green elements will work well. In a modern space, sleek white and cooler tones would be better.

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4. Keep it Neutral:  It is important to decorate your home to appeal to a variety of different people. You can do this with color, or seasonal accents, but it is important to keep religion out of it.

5. Lights: Don’t go overboard with the lights when decorating your home. Using white lights is better than using colored lights, the whites will give your home a simple, classic look. It is important that when decorating with lights to keep in mind the overall look. Make sure to hide extension cords or hooks.

6. De-Personalize: The number one rule for staging is to de-personalize, the same goes for decorating for the Holidays. Box up the greeting cards and the heirloom ornaments. It is also important to not overload the bottom of the tree with presents, keep it simple and uncluttered.    

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Fall Decorating Ideas


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This weekend I spent time around a campfire, snuggled in my sweater and enjoyed the crisp autumn air.  Fall has made it appearance; the leaves are changing color and it is time to start decorating your home for the season.

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Painted Pumpkins- One of the most iconic symbols of fall is the pumpkin. While it is traditional to use orange pumpkins to decorate your porch, they may not go with your interior décor. If this is the case, you can choose to paint them in a variety of colors from gold to chalkboard. A hot trend this year is to use metallic paint or foil to decorate your painted pumpkin.


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Buffalo Check- Plaid patterns are perfect for decorating for the fall. Buffalo check is a large bold block of color, usually in black and white. It is easy to layer this pattern because of the color scheme and visually simple pattern. Add this pattern in cozy pillows and throws. These pillows from Pier One Imports are fun and inviting and would look perfect on your couch.



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Unexpected Florals- You can’t go wrong with flowers when decorating your holiday table. While the typical fall flowers consist of mums and sunflowers, why not go with something a little less expected. In this centerpiece, you can see the pumpkin used as a vase for the variety of succulents. Use this as the start of a fabulous table-scape for your Thanksgiving celebration.




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Natural Elements- One of my favorite ways to decorate for fall is to use natural elements.  I love to string up pinecones and acorns in a pretty garland for my table and mantle. I found this paper oak leaf garland and Crate and Barrel that creates a great look that can last through many seasons. Drape this on your mantel or banister for a natural, but more stylized look.




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Muted Tones- One of my favorite colors of the fall season is Pantone’s Red Pear. It is described as a, “deliciously, deep red, whose luscious depth entices,” it is a rich and decadent burgundy with cool undertones.

Happy Decorating, everyone!

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