Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas... Until next year!

Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and look forward to the new year. Aside from seeing my family, my favorite part of the holiday season is the beautiful decor; especially the Christmas trees! Here are a few of the trees that I saw on my many family stops this year.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Small Spaces: Loft Beds

Living in a small space? When floor space is limited, it's important to think vertically. Loft beds are a great way to utilize otherwise unused real estate. If you're living in a rental, a relatively inexpensive piece from a furniture store such as IKEA will do the trick. Make it a little more personal by painting the bed frame a fun color and adding coordinating bed linens. If you are a homeowner or intend on staying in your space for a while, it might be worth your while to invest in a built-in loft bed. Incorporate additional storage, a seating area, dining table, or anything else that fits your living needs.
Photo: NY Times
Photo: HGTV Remodels
Photo: Houzz
Photo: Miss Walker
Photo: Apartment Therapy
Photo: Inhabitat 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Winter White Centerpieces

When deciding on centerpieces for a winter wedding or event, try all-white arrangements that capture the look and feel of the season. Use multiple white floral varieties in each centerpiece for a more eclectic look, or keep things simple by using one type of white flower. Incorporate small branches or pine cones to complete this wintery look.

Photo: Brideorama
Photo: One Wed
Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings
Photo: Country Living

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Colorful Winter Decor

For most of us winter is a bit too cold, a bit too dark, and much too gray. When decorating your home for the winter season consider adding some colorful accents to help lead you happily into Spring. Try incorporating fun, new colors into your holiday decor. Experiment with variations of purple, blue, green, and yellow, for an update on the traditional red and green or blue and white color schemes. Switch out ornaments, stockings, garland, and other accessories to easily add pops of color. Adding colorful throw pillows is another easy way to incorporate color into your home as the seasons change. Little changes can make a big impact!

Photo: Belle Maison
Photo: House Beautiful
Photo: Better Homes and Gardens
Photo: Southern Living