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Visual Decorating Tips

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Sometimes I see such a great decorating tip, I just have to share with you. I did not draw this image, but it is such a good visual of the correct rug size to use in your bedroom:

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Perfect! Easy to follow and simple to understand. I know and use this decorating tip, but when trying to explain to someone, aren’t visuals always best?

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And one of my all time favorites:

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Easy to understand, easy to remember! Don’t you agree? Any visual decorating tips you would like to share?

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Setting A Fall Tablescape

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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I am having guests over for dinner tomorrow and I will tell you that I am a bit nervous about it. Why? Because one friend that is coming over is a very talented Italian chef. Her food is always delicious. I am not a great cook like her and that is why I am nervous! So I decided to keep the menu simple and let my husband cook something up on the grill. haha

I thought if I set the dining table up pretty, that might impress her and she won’t notice the simple food. haha (I am just cracking myself up). This is my everyday table centerpiece look:

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It is not everyday I try to set a fancy tablescape, so I made a practice run to be sure I had everything:

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I found this $5.99 Fall colored material from Christmas Tree Shop in the closet and used as my foundation:

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I used my everyday dinnerware and just layered:

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I do not like to put a lot of decorative items or large centerpieces in the center of table while eating. Where would you put the food?

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Well, I think it looks beautiful! I am sure our friends will be quite impressed with my fancy table! haha And that’s what I did all afternoon today!

Do you like setting a pretty table? Do you plan it out before the actual day? Have a great weekend everyone!

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Move Over Chevron-The Tumbling Block Pattern Is Trending

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

A new trend is starting:

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Don’t you love the carpet above? I have been seeing this tumbling block pattern all over the web. On the walls:

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And tiles also:

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This pattern has been used for years by quilters. It is made to look three dimensional through color placement. It is really important to have distinct color groupings of light, medium and dark to create the effect of tumbling blocks. A perfect example of this is in the tile above.block quilt

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How about a Jonathan Adler pillow?:

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Love this:

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What do you think of the tumbling block pattern? I think they are going to gain in popularity because just imagine all the beautiful color combinations that can be made mixing different colors together! Have you noticed this pattern anywhere?

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My Trash To Treasure Bookcase

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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I had to share with you how my $15.00 bookcase from the local Barn Sale:

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Came out after cleaning up and painting:

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I used a blue paint I pulled from the fabric I found for the kitchen window treatments. The bookcase fit perfectly in this little space:

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I am still shopping for the perfect pictures to hang above. I love using my special little items for accessories.

Not bad for $15.00! Love a bargain. Especially when I get to paint!

Here are a couple of my Fall decorating vignettes:

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