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How To Decorate Your Bedroom For Christmas

Every season I change out the bedding in our master bedroom to suit the changing temperatures and colors to suit the months ahead. I have bedding for summer, spring and fall, but until this year Christmas has eluded me… Yes, I would put a red pillow on the bed, tie a ribbon around the papier […]

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Are You In Love With Your Home?

As the weather cools we head back inside our homes. Do you love your space? Is it a place you are happy to spend time at the end of your day? The colors and textures in our home can dramatically effect how we feel about ourselves and our lives. “An interior is the natural projection […]

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Monogrammed White Pumpkins

Monogrammed pumpkins add a little touch of chic to your entranceway or table for the Fall + Thanksgiving decorating season. Follow along this quick video to create your monogrammed white pumpkins. Watch this video below or watch it on YouTube by clicking here. SUPPLIES: 2 to 3 medium white pumpkins adhesive backed letters decorative push-pins […]

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How To Decorate A Dining Hutch.

If you love dishes and glasses as much as I do, you will quickly find you run out of spaces to hide them, but you can also incorporate them into your decor by using open and glass front hutches. In this short video for eHow.com I discuss incorporating your collections in to you home decor […]

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April Showers + Spring Love + A Book Giveaway

Spring is a magical time around the An Appealing Plan table, studio and potting shed! I love the fresh mix of flowers, colors, scents and herbs that come with this season of renewal, it brings new life to every project I am involved with. Entranceways need new spring containers to welcome guest home; Easter gatherings […]

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Office Style. The Perfect Office Side Chair.

    You schedule a meeting in your office and you have to drag in chairs from another room for your clients to sit on. Your assistant comes in everyday to talk with you and has to stand while you talk. Occasionally you want to sit and read a report in a chair that is […]

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Office Style. Organized + Chic with Decorative Trays.

  Creating an office space that is not only organized and functional, but also aesthetically pleasing, will allow you to feel more inspired and to be more productive the entire year. Use stylish trays to organize your desk, keeping your work space free for you to be creative and productive. If your office is neutral […]

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Christmas Table Decorations With Fruit & Nuts

Not all centerpieces need to be made from flowers. During the winter season there are a variety of fruits and nuts that become available in the farmers markets. Combining these natural elements with candles creates a beautiful display that can be made ahead of time and placed on your holiday table to greet guests. In […]

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Ideas for Decorating Christmas Evergreen Swags.

Making your own ever green swags is easy and a gorgeous way to decorate an entranceway, bookcase or even a chair! In this video for ehow I discuss how to make and decorate Christmas swags. Click on the image to start video or watch video here.   Making your own Christmas swag decorations is easy! […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Pantone picked a purple hue for its color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid (Pantone 18-3224). An appealing {we love that they used this word!}, versatile shade, Radiant Orchid has wide applications for both fashion and home. “While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal […]

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A Bountiful Fall Entranceway

Fall Entranceway design is one if my favorite services and topics. {interested in learning more about my design services? Set up a FREE telephone consultation by visiting the contact me page here} This time of year is all about the bounty and harvest of the season, so head to your local farmers market and create […]

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Decorating Christmas Garland with Burlap Ribbon

Decorating Christmas garland with ribbon is easy and a nice way to personalize it for your decor needs. Garland can be used around doorways, but it can be also used on a mantel above a bookcase, or perhaps along a buffet if you’re entertaining. Click the image to start the video or if the image does […]

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Easy Fall Decor Idea For a Small Space

  Adding small touches of Fall Décor around your home can be easier than you think. This small seasonal display can be used in a living room, on a bedroom night stand  or to greet out-of-town guests in a guest room. SUPPLIES NEEDED: Mini White Pumpkin Small Cutting of an Olive Branch Small Clear Glass Vase […]

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Decorating the Front Door for Thanksgiving Harvest

In this video for eHow I discuss how to decorate the Front Door for Thanksgiving or Harvest Dinner. This is something you can easily do even  if you live in an apartment. Decorating your front door for Thanksgiving  and harvest is an easy seasonal decorating project you can do to bring the Fall & Harvest season […]

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How To Make A Thanksgiving Showpiece {VIDEO}

In this video for eHow, I discuss how to make a Thanksgiving showpiece. This harvest display can be placed on your dining room table, your hallway, your entrance table, and will bring life and color throughout the entire season. Click image above or Click this link to watch the video: How to Make a Thanksgiving Showpiece — powered […]

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Fall Decor for Glass Front Cabinets

Use Indian Corn to decorate more than your doorway. Hang it on glass cabinets in your kitchen or dining room to and a touch of fall to every room. Supplies Needed: • Indian Corn Bunch • Wheat Stalks cut • Ribbon to tie around bunch • Ribbon cut to length to hang from to of […]

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Personalized Indian Corn For a Special Touch

  PERSONALIZED INDIAN CORN Create personalized seasonal Fall Decor with Indian corn you can find at farmers markets and local stores this time of year by adding wheat stalks, and ribbon to coordinate with your home decor. Supplies Used here: Mini Indian Corn bunch Wheat Stalks cut to size Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon Scissors Where did […]

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Seasonal Decorating: Styling a Spring Coffee Table

Dilemma: “I want to bring the feeling of Spring into my home decor but my budget is small and my available time is even smaller. Can you help me?” Solution: I hear this dilemma quite a bit during workshops and classes. You want to refresh your home each season, and although you want it to […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2013: Emerald

Radiant, jewel-toned Emerald promotes balance and harmony Pantone LLC announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, as the Color of the Year for 2013. “The 2012 Color of the Year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a spirited, reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward. Emerald, a vivid, verdant […]

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Seasonal Decor: Crazy For Crackers

Every year I find there is one item I tend to use over and over in seasonal designs. This year it looks like Christmas crackers are the winner. I didn’t start out to use them but have been finding them EVERYWHERE and they fit into each project in a different way. If you are not […]

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Moving On….Thanksgiving.

I have a love hate relationship with Halloween Decor. I LOVE that it gets people thinking about one of my favorite topics, Seasonal Decorating, but HATE  the plastic spiders, bloody corpses and all around potential {as my Grandmother would have called it} “tacky-ness” of the whole thing. I say POTENTIAL, knowing that there are many […]

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Happy Halloween!

A few of our favorite Halloween and Pumpkin Decorating ideas sure to please your parade of Goblins and Princesses! Be safe and have fun! {Martha does it again. This image has been floating around for sometime but it’s still a favorite due to the use of a variety of shapes and sizes of pumpkins. To re-create […]

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Make a grand Entrance this Season.

Your entranceway is the first impression of your home or business to a guest or client. Your home may be lovely beyond the front porch or center hall but that first impression is already made. Or perhaps they make inside and forget the pots of dying plants and faded past season decorations for a few […]

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