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Oh Christmas Tree.. Where is your new star?

This place is a disaster. I have empty and unruly Christmas storage boxes strewn about the halls, rooms,and  staircase since I pulled the six rather large green and red bins from storage two weeks ago. I have not had the time to return the boxes stuff to my rental box so they remain scattered about the house. {not for long} The annual tree decorating occurred last Sunday and my Frazier Fir beauty is still awaiting it’s newly purchased electric star tree topper {had a golden tinsel one as a kid that was all the rage in our household}. The skirt went off to the dry cleaners and spread out wrinkle-free around my red painted iron ‘old school’ base. Here is my slo-mo decorating process. Fully dressed Fir to come. Fa la la la.

Step One. Take off the twine and hope those branches look good when it opens up!

Step One. Plop that baby into it's base and fill with water. Pronto!

Step Two. Make sure they thing is straight - any bricks, books, and paint stirrers will do. Whew.

Step Two. Make sure they thing is straight - any bricks, books, and paint stirrers will do. Whew.

Step Three. Off comes the twine and out comes the "Please stay up straight".

Step Three. Off comes the twine and out comes the "Please stay up straight".

Step Four. Make sure that baby drinks well and full. This is a great way to fill it without squatting down or laying under the floor.

Step Four. Make sure that baby drinks well and full. This is a great way to fill it without squatting down or laying under the floor.

Step Five: Load her up with shiney balls, crystal garland, and treasures from childhood and years past. And try not to break one. =0)

Step Five: Load her up with shiny balls, crystal garland, and treasures from childhood and years past. And try not to break one. =0)

Step 6. Step back and enjoy the beauty of the holiday. Still waiting for my new star. This crystal Pottery Barn is beautiful but needs a tarnish removing..

Step 6. Step back and enjoy the beauty of the holiday. Still waiting for my new star. This crystal Pottery Barn is beautiful but needs a tarnish removing..

 

A Green and Bright Christmas at Wisteria.

I guess I have to give in to the holiday hype that’s already begun for the season. I can dig it… but it ddooeess seem a tad bit early, don’t ya think? Well, after seeing this tree-trimming fast forward video from Wisteria, and the festive background music, I think I just might be getting in the mood (I swear sugar-plum fairies are dancing around my head). I love the  look of this green and gold tree! We all would love a perfectly trimmed Christmas tree and Wisteria offers up a decoration list of how to get from A to Z. Plus, most of their gorgeous ornaments are apart of their latest promotion — buy 4 or more and get a wholesome 25% off!

Shop a la la la… la la la AHHHHHH!

A Very Merry Green and Bright Christmas at Wisteria!

A Very Merry Green and Bright Christmas at Wisteria!

Fall Decorating Ideas from Oh’ Canada.

It’s that time of year, eh? Yesterday, as I was walking my dog through a quiet and tranquil Rock Creek Park, I came across a bright red maple leaf in my tracks. It was the first bright red victim of leaf drop that I recalled seeing so far this Fall. So I just had to bring it home! This little souvenir got me thinking about all of the budget friendly and festive fall decorating I could do at my home. Then, I stumbled upon Canada House & Home’s Fall Decorating Ideas photo gallery. Aside from the perfectly propped photography, the ideas are simple, moody, striking, and even a bit envy-inducing (I wish I could have one of those rooms!).

A hide rug and faux fur throw wrapped around a chair cushion or layered over the back brings a cosy feel to the favorite perch. Love the table!

A hide rug and faux fur throw wrapped around a chair cushion or layered over the back brings a cosy feel to the favorite perch. Love the table!

nky black sprigs combined with the vibrant flowering kale in a shallow ceramic bowl are a gorgeous alternative to fresh-cut flowers.

Inky black sprigs combined with the vibrant flowering kale in a shallow ceramic bowl are a gorgeous alternative to fresh-cut flowers.

Layering fabrics, patterns and colors turns any space into a snug retreat from falling temperatures outdoors.

I love this room! Layering fabrics, patterns and colors turns any space into a snug retreat from falling temperatures outdoors.

Demand attention with a long-lasting arrangement of dried seed pods and flowers nestled in assorted white vases.

Demand attention with a long-lasting arrangement of dried seed pods and flowers nestled in assorted white vases.

The mantel comes to life with a rugged display of firewood, a subtle rug, pale pumpkins and black gourd vases.

The mantel comes to life with a rugged display of firewood, a subtle rug, pale pumpkins and black gourd vases.

Create a work of art by displaying an heirloom pumpkin variety, folded burlap or black velvet and a spray of fall berries (consider varieties Valenciano, Lumina, or Jarrahdale). Common goes elegant!

Create a work of art by displaying an heirloom pumpkin variety, folded burlap or black velvet and a spray of fall berries (consider varieties Valenciano, Lumina, or Jarrahdale). Common goes elegant!

Tony Townhouse.

I feel the enthusiasm that Decor8 exudes in her post on the town-home of Christine d’Ornano. I too love the splashes of color and the tony London location this home resides. Decor8… you were a nanny for the CEO of Liz Claiborne? Very cool. For those of you who also want a feel for this lifestyle and love of decor and more… read the article here. I’ve shown some of my fav photos of this gorgeous townhouse below but there is more at Elle Decor.

Room to Grow.

My client (and grade school friend) asked me if I could redesign her five year old son’s bedroom. Her vision included modern furnishings and accessories that were colorful and somewhat gender neutral – she wanted everything to have a timeless quality and look just as good and age appropriate for her son now as it could for a twelve year old. She also needed this within a day. The challenge was on. I think I passed the test with a funky fresh approach that stands the test of time. Scroll to see my vertical story board. What do you think? =)

Abacus Wall Decor

Abacus Wall Decor

Ceiling Light Pendant Fixture

Ceiling Light Pendant Fixture

Accent Chair

Accent Chair

A colorful and graphic area rug.

A colorful and graphic area rug.

Modern Twin Bed

Modern Twin Bed

Very cool kids bedding

Very cool kids bedding

Mohair Throw Blanket in Blue-Grey or Orange

Mohair Throw Blanket in Blue

Geometric Ceramic Table Lamp

Geometric Ceramic Table Lamp

European Oak Shelving Unit

European Oak Shelving Unit

A globe with animals imprinted on it.

A globe with animals imprinted on it.

Roomy mod dresser

Roomy mod dresser

Wooden wall clock

Wooden wall clock

Floor Cushion

Floor Cushion


Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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