Thursday, March 29, 2012

Prepare For Spring Entertaining

Now is the time to get ready for spring and holiday entertaining.  Here are a few simple tips to get you started. Take stock of what you will need for serving and seating.  Good things to have on hand are lots of serving bowls and trays.  You can never have enough when entertaining.  Extra tables and seating are also a must.  We like to utilize stacking tables for extra serving space when entertaining. They are extremely useful placed around the room when needed, and do not take up a lot of space when you aren't entertaining. In addition, ottomans are wonderful places to rest your feet, and can double as extra seating or serving space when entertaining.  Lastly, a coat tree placed by the entry is a convenient way to store your guests coats, hats, etc. while they visit.  For more great ideas visit

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pick of the Week- Wrought Iron Wall Mounted Organizer

The Tuscan Wrought Iron Wall Mounted Organizer is one of our favorite items! This useful magazine and/or mail organizer mounts to the wall, clearing your surfaces from clutter. Use to store and organize magazines, newspapers, bills and so much more. Perfect for your kitchen, family room or bathroom. Hang multiples to organize your home office.  For more details visit

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Cleaning Time!

Now that it is spring, it is time to organize and declutter your space.  The best approach is to go one room at a time.  First get rid of things that aren't used, or are in disrepair.  Next decide if you need new storage options to better utilize your space.  Great ideas are bookcases, magazine racks, shelving, and etageres.  Utilizing furniture with storage spaces such as ottomans with concealed storage are great options to keep things tidy.  This is especially useful in small spaces.  Last, relocate items to appropriate places in the home.  For more great ideas visit

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tip of the Day- Easy Accent Color

The easiest way to add a splash of color to a space is with throw pillows.  Throw pillows are an inexpensive accent.  Plus, they are easy to change if you get tired of them! For more great ideas visit

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Inexpensive Redecorating Tips

We love passing on great tips we find.  The article "15 Almost Free Living Room Updates" from offers 15 great, and what is better, inexpensive tips for redecorating on a budget.  Our favorite is framing leftover fabric or wallpaper as art for your space.  Check it out at

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pick of the Week- Butler Venetian Mirrored Pewter Umbrella Holder

We love the look of this elegant Butler Venetian Mirrored Pewter Umbrella Holder!  Unique in style, this umbrella stand is the perfect compliment for any decor. It features a hand painted, mirrored pewter color finish on selected hardwoods. This striking piece will add a bit of panache to your entryway while providing useful storage.  For more details visit

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Add a Tuscan Feel With Wall Plaques

Wall Plaques are a wonderful way to add a Tuscan element to your space.  They come in a variety of materials such as metal, ceramic tile, and wood. Many wall plaques feature rich Tuscan colors, such as green, rust, yellow and bronze in their design.  We love to use wall plaques when we are incorporating wall decor in a room design, as the rustic materials add texture and interest to the space. Some of our favorites are shown here.  For more details on wall plaques visit

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tip of the Day- How to Save Money When Redoing a Kitchen

The easiest way to save big when redoing a kitchen is to keep your current layout.  Moving plumbing, gas and electric will quickly eat up your budget.  For more great ideas visit

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fireplace mantels are a great place to show off your style.How you decorate your fireplace mantle can change the look of your space.  Fireplaces are often the focal point in a room, so their mantles are a wonderful spot to showcase decorative accent pieces or collectibles.   There are many options when deciding on a way to highlight the space above a fireplace. Check out or latest article on EzineArticles to find out more on how to decorate a fireplace mantle.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Look For Less- Small Transitional Mirrored Cabinet
A small mirrored cabinet can compliment any decor without overpowering it.  The mirrored finish will catch your eye with its unique presence.  The practical size and function of a small chest, works as well in the living room as it does bedside. The pretty mirrored chest on the right features a small size and several drawers and doors for storage.  It is sold by a leading retailer for $799.  The glamorous mirrored chest on the left also features a small convienent size.  It also has several drawers and doors for storage.  The striking mirrored cabinet on the left is available at  for only $249.  Why pay more? It pays to be a savy consumer.  Careful shopping will allow you to get the same look you are after, for less money.  For more great looks for less visit

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tip of the Week- Large Patterned Wallpaper

Using a wallpaper with a large pattern on a single wall is a great way to add personality to a space.  By limiting the paper to one wall, the bold pattern won't overwhelm the space.  For more great ideas visit

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pick of the Week- Uttermost Contemporary Rectangular Wall Mirror

A mirror is a perfect way to accessorize a wall.  Mirrors add light and depth to any space.  We love the Uttermost Contemporary Rectangular Wall Mirror!  Dress up any wall with this striking wall mirror.  The  decorative open metal circle design on the frame adds interest while highlighting the color of your wall as it shows through the frame. This unusual frame is made of hand forged metal. For more details visit

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tip of the Day- Proper Bathroom Walkway Space

When designing a bathroom, leaving a walkway space of 36"-42" wide will allow 2 people to pass each other without having to squeeze by.  This is important in bathrooms that are used by more than one person at a time.  For more great ideas vist

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