Monthly Archives: October 2013

How to introduce musical instruments into your interior decor

Photo courtesy of The Glitter Guide via Design Wonderland

Photo courtesy of The Glitter Guide via Design Wonderland

Music has always been a big part of my life. I learned to play the piano as a child and discovered that I actually had some talent. I even performed a bit in college so, needless to say, I love not only the beautiful sound of music but also appreciate and enjoy the beauty of musical instruments.  Here are a few guidelines to help you introduce musical instruments into your… Continue reading

Enjoy the colors of Halloween all year long with painted furniture


halloween decos with pumpkins on candy filled jars

The change of seasons is always a fun time to switch out your home’s decor and fall and Halloween are no exceptions. This fun time of year combines the beauty and promise of change with the arrival of autumn and pairs it with the much anticipated Halloween decorating and party season. Painted furniture pieces are a great way to add seasonal color that you can enjoy throughout the year.

This four poster bed from Maine Woodworks is a fun… Continue reading

Now I know my ABC’s of decorating: “C” is for chest of drawers


letter c

One of the most functional and versatile items of furniture you can own, a chest of drawers can be used in many different areas of your home.  For example:

  • In the bedroom.  Clothing, linens and other personal items can all be stored in a bedroom dresser.  You can select a chest with as few as three drawers to one with as many as nine or ten drawers for the ultimate in storage.  If space… Continue reading

Selecting the right dining room table for your holiday gatherings


thanksgiving table

Believe it or not, the holidays really are just around the corner.  And, for many of us that means large gatherings of family and friends for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas meals.  And, for many of us, that also means finding a table large enough to accommodate all those friends and family members.

Just like the holiday turkey, dining tables come in all sizes and shapes.  You can select a round table that encourages meal time conversation… Continue reading

Easy to incorporate elements of Traditional style interior design

It is fairly easy to identify the elements of a design style such as modern or contemporary–add some glass, sleek metal and vibrant colors and voila!  Same holds true with a cottage or shabby chic interior–combine distressed woods, soft colors and homespun fabric and you have achieved the look.  Rustic, industrial, mountain cabin and beachy also have elements that make these styles easily identifiable.  However, traditional design is not quite that simple as it can borrow from… Continue reading