This year’s Christmas decor will be Blue and Gold with Angels. The full article, I’ll Have a Blue Christmas, will be released after Thanksgiving, but I thought I would give a little teaser of what is to come! Large floral arrangements will flank the dining room fireplace, bringing the tree decor theme into this room.… Continue reading Christmas Prep
For my Fall into this Dining Room post, I focused on the tablescape – floral and decor theme. You can choose different color napkins or placement with various folds to create different emphasis. You may not have specialty themed dinnerware, flatware or glassware, so I thought I would show some variations on the theme. The… Continue reading Variations on a Theme
My floral inventory for seasonally themed decor didn’t happen over night. With each season and over the years, I have added where needed. Sometimes, I even need to purge and replace. Quality My overall goal, when combing the basic elements and focal floral stems, is to achieve an elevated look. When it comes to florals,… Continue reading Building a Floral Inventory
Which tree should you get – fresh cut or artificial? Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, my answer used to be an immediate “absolutely fresh cut” tree for Christmas. It was what I had known my entire life and you could look around and find a Christmas tree farm not too far away. There is… Continue reading Fresh Cut or Artificial Christmas Tree?
We wanted to bring our business office to our home, and that meant a two-story addition. The main level was for a Theater and to connect the addition to the existing building, and the lower level was designed as a 2 bedroom in-law-suite to be used as office and storage space. Check out the Themed… Continue reading LOTR Theater
I had the idea to theme the large upstairs bedroom room for the grandkids playroom. I wanted a theme they would not outgrow and would stand the test of time, and Star Wars fit the bill. The two main features are the painted galaxy wall and the AT-AT Imperial Walker bunkbed. Other details are custom… Continue reading Star Wars Room
After spending all the time and energy designing a Christmas theme, sometimes it is nice to figure out a way to transition it to a winter look. This theme is simple in concept – the color scheme is red & gold and the decor focal point is poinsettias. What makes this special and fresh is… Continue reading Christmas until February?
When planning a tablescape, I first choose the theme – a color scheme and décor focal point. For this example, the Fall colors of black, orange, yellow, and burgundy are varied in the florals of sunflowers and mums. The décor focal point is pumpkins/squash. Once those are determined, I start by gathering my decor items… Continue reading Fall for this Dining Room!