As much as I love my previous Spring decor, after using it the last several years I was ready for a new look. I wanted something fresh and bright and decided to go with white vases (large and small), white dishes, and white glassware. For dramatic color, I decided on a series of floral arrangements,… Continue reading Butterflies & Bunnies
Take Your Time
Some people like things right now, and some are willing to wait. When developing a theme, if you want instant gratification, go ahead and buy the whole look! If that isn’t your way, you don’t have the funds, or you don’t like everything matchy-matchy, enjoy the journey of accruing pieces over time! When developing a… Continue reading Take Your Time
We will be hosting a Party to celebrate the birthdays of our son and daughter-in-law. They created the guest list and my husband & I along with my parents (both great cooks) will provide the dinner and service restaurant style! To personalize the decor for them, I made a simple change by swapping out the… Continue reading Party Time!
To Christians, Easter season is the remembrance of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Christ. After the season of Lent, commemorating the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, Christians recognize Palm Sunday and Easter. It is complicated to determine which Sunday Easter takes place each year. I found this article to be informative.… Continue reading Easter
As much fun as it was to decorate and celebrate, the inevitable always happens…..Christmas decor must come down. It goes faster taking things down than putting them up, but the excitement and thrill of the season is definitely missing. To keep it more interesting, I took inventory of everything I used to give you an… Continue reading Christmas Unwind
Fresh Cut or Artificial Christmas Tree?
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
Star Wars Room
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
Fall for this Dining Room!
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!