Friday, November 27, 2015

My Favorite Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe:Your Holiday Guide Book

This Thanksgiving I am getting motivated to make the most of the inevitable Thanksgiving meal leftovers.  I have been searching for recipes to work with some of my favorite traditional dishes.  I’m so excited to try this recipe Turkey Bolognese recipe I found from Giada de Laurentis and I just had to share!

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving leftovers recipe to share!  I’m eager to put a new spin on those leftovers!  I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving and have a day filled with laughter and turkey!

Have a great day,

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Your Holiday Guide Book: Tips For Pulling It Off

One of the most challenging parts of interior design is efficient and effective space planning but I always love a good project because it’s a great way to incorporate some creative problem solving that leads to the satisfaction of an exciting and functional finished project.  Larger holiday gatherings even in extremely spacious homes can see bottlenecking or can prove to be a tight squeeze.  Creating traffic zones, flow, and ample seating to accommodate larger gatherings will create a festive and comfortable atmosphere for your guests.  As much as we all love to end up in the kitchen, it certainly is the time of year to use your formal living room!

Adding seating to your existing space and even slightly rearranging your current lay out can be a great to accommodate larger gatherings.  This allows you the choice of creating larger, open seating arrangements with plenty of cushions and pillows to incorporate everyone in one room or smaller, more intimate conversation zones spread throughout your living spaces to allow varied areas for all age groups!  When creating those smaller, intimate, and more numerous seating areas your nesting tables can really come in handy to accommodate your guests’ glasses.  Trays in bright hues that complement your palette are another great solution.  And it’s also a great location for a festive snack bowl of homemade holiday candy and other festive decor.

Creating lounge seating arrangements and pre-planning your dining seating arrangements will definitely save you time and streamline your hosting duties!  And that’s something everyone can get on board with!
For those of you tired of decorating for the holidays the same way each year, consider a Holiday consultation package where I will come to your house tweak, polish and give new life to your existing holiday decor designer style. Spaces are filling quickly, schedule yours today.

Have a great day,

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Exterior Holiday Decorations We Can All Agree On

There is always a fine line when decorating your house with exterior lighting for the holidays.  We’ve all stopped to snap photos of the yard filled with vignettes of illuminated bobbing reindeer and Santa Claus in a helicopter!  But luckily there are tasteful and sophisticated options for those of you excited to bring the festive spirit to the neighborhood.  Lighting and natural accents like garlands, ribbon, and wreathes with colors and metallic accents that complement your homes exterior will create an effortlessly beautiful and cheerful look.  Here are a few of our favorite inspiration photos in a few great styles!

Would you consider exterior holiday decorations like these to share the holiday cheer?  I hope you were inspired to create your own holiday style and what better time than now!

For those of you tired of decorating for the holidays the same way each year, consider a Holiday consultation package where I will come to your house tweak, polish and give new life to your existing holiday decor designer style. Spaces are filling quickly, schedule yours today.

Have a great day,

Thursday, November 12, 2015

November Newsletter: You Holiday Guide Book

 I’m dedicating the month of November to get you prepared for memorable holiday season in style.  With a little consideration now, you’ll be able to create a  magazine worthy polished look with your holiday decor.  Not only will it save you last minute decorating stress but it will also save you time to spend the holidays the way they are meant to be spent: with family and friends!

Elegant Neutrals

Fun Hues

Rustic Sophistication

     Here are some envious holiday themed interiors to inspire you and get you motivated to create your plan of action!  In each of our blog posts this month we will be creating Your Holiday Guide Book with ideas and tips so you can pull it off!  And be sure to check out our Pinterest board with even more inspiring holiday interiors.
For those of you tired of decorating for the holidays the same way each year, consider a Holiday consultation package where I will come to your house tweak, polish and give new life to your holiday decor designer style. Let me know what you think

Have a colorful day,

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Festive and Fabulous: Table Settings

Once you have selected your holiday style, you can move on with a clear vision for the iconic festive holiday table surrounded with family and friends.  With a bit of planning you can transform items you probably already have into a polished and festive accents.  Here are a quick few tips to start piecing together the elements to create your look!   

-Start your look with a table covering just for the occasion.  Whether you go for an elegant solid or a fresh, fun color approach to the holidays, start here and build you palette around it!  It’s also great to take into account the aesthetic of dining room to harmonize your holiday decor!  

-Punch up color and pattern with your napkins!  These pieces serve as a great way to bring in bright accent colors to complement your table covering.  

-For a simple way to spice up water glasses and other soft drinks use large wine glasses!  It’s a great informal way to set the table and add flair for your guests.  

-And a table always feels more complete to me with fresh flowers.  As much as we all love a full, stunning bouquet, make sure it’s functional!  No one wants to strain over a bushy plant so watch your proportions!  

As you start to plan your holiday table settings, be sure to check out our Holiday Guide Book Pinterest board to see more fresh ideas and get in the holiday spirit.  Planning ahead will help you focus on the most important part of the holidays: making wonderful memories with your loved ones and your four-legged friends too naturally!
Do you need a little help getting your house ready for the holidays. Email us to enquire about our special holiday package. We will help you polish and tweak your decorations to achieve that finished designer look.

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Festive and Fabulous: Selecting Your Holiday Interior Decor

As I kick off our holiday guide book to get you geared up for the holiday season, I wanted to begin with defining your holiday style to create a harmonious look to spread throughout your house.  Of course, it’s fun to find variations but pinpointing a theme whether it’s a palette of soft ivories and blushes with metallic accents or a rustic feel with rich colors will help you create a curated look.  This month we also want to give quick tips that I have come across and had to share these!

-A clean and sophisticated holiday ambiance can effortlessly come together with a natural look combining neutral colors and golden lighting.  There will be something magical in the air with this look!

-In my ‘Pinspiration’ sessions I’ve noticed a fun and fresh trend of mixing pink, green, and yellow together.  The palette adds a flair of excitement and is an exciting twist on a holiday palette!

-Gather your glass vases, pitchers, and hurricane glasses in varying sizes and fill them with festive ornaments in your color palette for a great centerpiece.  For a large table we love creating unique clusters to feature along your center!

-Bring a simple, fresh, and natural feel with garlands to decorate your fireplace or adorn your table!  To really go for the gusto, adding warm white lights to your decorative garlands creates a stunning, thoughtful addition.

-Take the opportunity to spice up your chairs!  Having established a palette that complements your existing dining space, adding a decorative ribbon in your color scheme can create an additional interest.  It’s all in the details!

Have a great day,