Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tip of the Day- Bright Accessories

A collection of brightly colored accessories is an easy way to bring some interest to an all white kitchen.  For example adding a collection of complementary pottery to a shelf.  Tie that together with dish towels and place mats in the same color to complete the look. The pop of color will add some drama and  pizazz to an otherwise plain space.  For more great ideas visit

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Add Romance With Candle Sconces

A great way to add a bit of romance to your space is with a set of candle sconces.  One of our favorites is this Transitional Long Metal Candle Sconce Set.  It is Cheap Chic at its best!  This set of 2 candle sconces makes a grand statement at an affordable price. Perfect for a living room, dining room or entry way.  The simple scrolling metal pattern will add a warm feel that will work with all of your home decor accessories.  It is finished in a rustic pewter colored metal. For more details visit

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fresh Geometric Look

Geometric shapes are a big hit this season.  We have been seeing chevrons, hexagons, trapezoids etc. on accessories, furniture, draperies and wall coverings. A geometric shape design is a fabulous way to freshen up your decor.  For a subtle way to add this look to your decor, try a few throw pillows with a geometric fabric on your sofa or an accent chair with great geometric upholstery. For more great ideas visit

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Color Of the Year

Pantone has listed Emerald Green as the color of the year for 2013!  Expect to see this fabulous color all over home decor this year!  Pantone describes Emerald Green as "Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

So what do you think of this fresh color?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Easy Way To Add Personality To Your Dining Table

Using a different type of chair for the head and foot of the table is a great way to change up the look of your dining room.  When all of the chairs around your table are the same style it can look plain.  By adding chairs that complement the rest of the set, for example using same upholstery color or fabric,  you will add interest and pizazz to the space. For more great ideas visit

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Another Way To Stay Warm This Winter

A fireplace is wonderful for warmth and ambiance this time of year.  An electric fireplace is a fabulous and portable way to add one to a home that doesn't have one.  One of our favorites is Holly & Martin's Contemporary Petite Convertible Mahogany Electric Fireplace.  It gives the look of a fireplace without the mess, venting or hassles. This versatile fireplace is complete with a collapsible panel, making it easy to place against a flat wall or in a corner. Requiring no electrician or contractor for installation allows instant remodeling without the usual mess or expense. Perfect for a living room dining room or bedroom.  For more details visit

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Round Mirrors

Decorating tip: Adding a round mirror to a boxy room will liven up the space. The round shape adds interest by breaking up all the straight lines. For more great ideas visit

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Over The Door Craft Storage

We love finding fabulous pieces to help you organize! The Holly & Martin Over-The-Door 3-Tier Basket Storage Unit is a must have!  It is perfect for the craft room or any other room of your home. With 3 rattan woven baskets, this storage unit is a great way to organize your yarn, supplies or even towels.  The useful unit also conveniently fits over most doors.  For more details visit

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Decorating With White

Painting a room a shade of white is an instant way to make your space look fresh and clean.  White walls will also make a space feel brighter and more spacious.  When you use white on your walls it is better to go with a shade with a touch of color in it, such as cream or gray, instead of a pure white.  Choose a brighter white in a room that needs more light in it and go with an ivory or darker white in a space that has more natural light.  In a white room it is still a good idea to have a contrast of color between your walls and the trim work.  It is easy to achieve this by painting your trim a brighter or purer shade of white than your wall color.  For more great ideas visit

Thursday, January 10, 2013

How to Hang Mirrors

We are often asked, "What is the correct height to hang a mirror on a wall?"  A good rule of thumb is that the mirror's center should hang about 5 feet from the floor.  For more decorating ideas visit

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pick of the Week- Fleur-de-lis Wall Organizer

We love items that are decorative as well as functional!  Our Old World Fleur-de-lis Wall Organizer is just that.  Perfect for stowing away magazines and newspapers or to organize your papers or mail. This striking fleur-de-lis magazine, mail or office file organizer mounts to the wall, clearing your counter tops and desk from clutter. Hang multiples for maximum storage capacity. So versatile it can be used in a kitchen, mudroom or bathroom and a home office or study. For more details visit

Thursday, January 3, 2013

How To Accessorize Collectibles

It is sometimes difficult to choose the best way to display your collectibles.  We like to arrange items into themed collections to make a decorative statement, instead of scattering them around the room which can feel like clutter.  Cluster 3 or more pieces together in a grouping. For example, 4 decorative plates arranged together, several landscape photographs hung together, or 5 pieces of shells and driftwood from your last vacation. For more great ideas visit

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Organization Help

If your New Year's resolution is to organize your space, we have a few ideas to get you started!

* Coat hooks or racks to contain family outerwear, umbrellas etc.

* Letter holders for papers, mail and notes.

Craft racks for craft supplies and gift wrap.

Storage benches and ottomans for that extra blanket or games.

* Magazine racks to contain your newspapers and magazines in one spot.

Wine Rack to store your wine collection and accessories.

Bakers Rack or Etageres for extra storage in your kitchen or beyond.

For more great ideas visit

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