Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

The Perfect Hostess Gift To Give…or Receive!

The Perfect Hostess Gift To Give…or Receive! by Mari Robeson

It’s party time and Mari Robeson has good advice for us. Mari—Interior Design expert and Contributor—takes us inside the world of design, and helps us bring beauty and color to the places we call home.

 

What a wonderful holiday season it has been and just two days left to say good-bye

to 2010.

No doubt you’ve been invited to numerous New Year’s Eve parties. I [...] Read more »

Take a Little Walk with Me

Take a Little Walk with Me Even this Design Junkie knows there is more to life than design (hard to believe, I know.)

So I hope during these holidays, you are able to enjoy time with your loved ones, and to get out and explore some of the great things your neighborhood has to offer.

In our neck of the woods is a small puddle known as Lake Tahoe; I thought [...] Read more »

Mackintosh-Inspired Trees — DIY Ornament #14

Mackintosh-Inspired Trees — DIY Ornament #14 It’s time for another design influence, on Day #14 of 30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments. This time we turn to the Arts and Crafts movement.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a notable designer of the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. One of his most recognizable motifs is his geometric “Mackintosh Rose.” I love the simple, tumbling layers of the Mackintosh Rose, and decided to [...] Read more »

30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments

30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments Our DIY Special Event, 30 days of DIY Designer Ornaments launches today! For the next 30 days visit us each day for a new, easy ornament project.

We’re not talking candy canes and snowmen here –

but simply stylish confections to deck your tree in design.

Your tree will have it all:

Texture

Color

Sparkle

Spunk

We’ll look to current design trends and we’ll include a healthy dose of sentiment. Some [...] Read more »

Creative Tablescapes — Fun Table Decor to Inspire

Creative Tablescapes — Fun Table Decor to Inspire by Susan Serra, CKD

Yesterday we learned the basics of How to Set a Table. Today its right brain time, when our Kitchen Design Expert and Contributor, Susan Serra, CKD shares some fantastic tabletop decor. Known to many as “The Kitchen Designer” for her popular blog, Susan is an award-winning Certified Kitchen Designer, with a national clientele.

While a kitchen designer may not be the best one [...] Read more »

How to Set a Table

How to Set a Table The Rules, Straight from the Source

It’s a dirty little secret for many of us. Thanksgiving morning—roast-turkey scent wafting throughout the ground-floor, guests wheels up and on the way—we’re bothered by a nagging uncertainty – the voice in our heads murmering,

Where exactly does the salad fork go?

Mom or Grandma may have clued you in years ago, but the details—mixed with that early glass of merlot—are foggy [...] Read more »

How to Arrange a Dining Room for Holiday Guests

How to Arrange a Dining Room for Holiday Guests by GraceAnn Simoni

Here’s some great advice for the upcoming holidays, from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni. An Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area, GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

And so it begins….

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving—the first big Holiday of the season—is right around the corner. I love this holiday, [...] Read more »

Amy’s Annual FOBOTS Sale Monday

Amy’s Annual FOBOTS Sale Monday A Quick Announcement:

I just heard from our friend and Senior Fobotologist, Amy Flynn, about her

Annual Year-End FOBOT Sale, happening:

This Monday, November 1

Starting at Noon Eastern Time

At ifobot.com

You’ll recall Amy’s fun and funky FOBOTS (Found Object Robots) from our Artist Profile back in May.

Amy will be uploading about 50+ new bots for sale Monday at ifobot.com. Rumors are, you should be speedy if you want [...] Read more »

Set a Stylish July 4th Table

Set a Stylish July 4th Table From the Archives: Deck out your Independence Day table with flair, when you whip up a batch of our Patriotic Peeps Placemats – personalized for the family!

 

It’s a fun DIY project! Click here for complete instructions. Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions and Their Design Solutions in 2010

New Year’s Resolutions and Their Design Solutions in 2010 Need a little help with your resolutions?

What does Jamie Drake have to say about having fun? What has Judith Miller learned about the past through antiques? What does Halle Berry’s trainer, Ramona Braganza, think about fitness? What can Kenneth Brown do to help improve your relationship?

These are just a few of our design experts. Check out www.tendesigndays.com for the roster of experts ready to help [...] Read more »

New Year’s Resolution Countdown

New Year’s Resolution Countdown Ten…nine…eight…seven…six…five…four…three…two…one…Happy New Year 2010! Read more »

Tasty Home Design

Tasty Home Design Today, to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season, I thought you’d enjoy some delicious homes.

Fashion and food stylist, Tami Hardeman, was kind enough to share with us these photos from her trip to the 17th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition, that took place at Asheville, North Carolina’s Grove Park Inn.

To see lots more photos and read more about this yummy architecture, visit [...] Read more »

10 Ways to Brighten the Powder Room for the Holidays

10 Ways to Brighten the Powder Room for the Holidays by Leona Gaita

Today we are joined by Leona Gaita, HomeWorkshop.com Interior Design Expert and Contributor. Leona shares with us her inspiring ideas and advice to help us enrich our homes and lives with beauty and elegance.

It’s that time of year! Friends and family will be coming over, sharing good food, good cheer and good times… AND THEY’LL BE USING YOUR BATHROOM! Of course you’ll have [...] Read more »

Stress Less and Decorate for Winter

Stress Less and Decorate for Winter by GraceAnn Simoni

Today let’s simplify a bit with Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

If you’re like me and discovered that you are behind in the Holiday decorating and are starting to think, ‘Why bother for only a couple of weeks?’ Maybe [...] Read more »

Recycled Sweater Wreath

Recycled Sweater Wreath Inspiration from two creative women converged for this DIY winter decoration. Our makeover maven, Diana Durkes and her Recycled Sweater Rug, and my Mom—wreath-maker extraordinaire.

I knew I’d design a wreath this year. I grew up watching Mom wire all variety dried flora to round metal frames. I remember a year in New Hampshire when she had Dad drilling tiny holes through walnuts and chestnuts. [...] Read more »

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