Have you noticed the pom poms that have been adorning home decor items lately? Pom poms are appearing on everything from baskets to bedding and bath items. I love pom poms. They add a touch of lighthearted fun to ordinary items. I have hot-glued pom pom trim to a variety of items over the years to…… Continue reading Design Trend: Pom Poms!
Lighting has a tremendous effect on a room’s appearance. Sometimes, we need more than a table lamp and a ceiling light fixture. A floor lamp is often not only the best choice for functionality, but also an opportunity to add a sculptural and decorative element to a space. Floor lamps are generally expensive; their prices…… Continue reading 10 Good-Looking, Budget-Friendly Floor Lamps
Many homes, especially older ones like mine, have unattractive radiators in each room. Although they are much needed for many months of the year, radiators can be an eyesore year round! Here are some ideas for making your radiator less conspicuous. Paint It: Paint is probably the easiest and least expensive fix. In the room below,…… Continue reading Design Dilemma: Decorating Around Radiators
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching (Sunday, May 14) I thought it might be helpful to come up with some ideas for relatively inexpensive gifts (all under $50) for the mothers and mother-figures in your lives. These would also make good hostess or birthday gifts. This hand cream is fantastic! They have so many pretty notecards…… Continue reading 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50
Last night, I was perusing through my favorite interior designer Mark D. Sikes’ new book Beautiful (which is truly beautiful) and as I was studying the rich details of the rooms that he has designed I was struck by his prolific use of bone inlay furnishings. For those of you who are unfamiliar with bone inlay,…… Continue reading A New Favorite: Bone Inlay Furniture
Did you know that you can shop online at T.J. Maxx? T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are some of my favorite off-price retailers for home decor items and although I love to visit their brick and mortar stores frequently (too frequently according to my husband!), I was thrilled to learn that I could also shop T.J.…… Continue reading Great Finds for the Home at T.J. Maxx Online
Happy weekend! This week, I’m doing something a little different with my links for the weekend post. I want to share the links for blogs and designers that I’m following along with as they participate in the 11th season of the One Room Challenge. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the One Room…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend: One Room Challenge