Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quick + Easy + Cheap Holiday Decorations!

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#1 on the list is pinecones, pinecones, and more pinecones! my sister and i always get the cinnamon scented ones, but i'd recommend plain if you're going to be putting them on your table. just go for a walk in the park - you're bound to find a bunch!

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#2 - twigs! again, going for a stroll around the neighborhood costs u nothing. i love the shadows this display would give off.

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#3 - berries! these will add such a vibrant hue to any tablesetting. how cute would these be on each plate at a dinner party?

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#4 - more berries! lol, i love using berries for decoration. i have been secretly clipping yellow berry twigs from a local park for a few years now, but i've stopped - i knew it couldn't be right to do something if i'd only do it at night :] but if you have a friend/relative with a tree ask if you can clip a few! put 'em in a vase on either side of your mantel, clip string across and clothespin some family photos on the line.

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#5 - tissue paper covered hurricanes! i don't think these really need explanation, all u godda do is tape on some warm colored layers of tissue paper onto your hurricane candle holders.

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#6 - pine branches! i like this idea, especially if u live in a small space or can't afford to decorate a large tree. again, i think the park is calling your name! and although i like the look of bare branches better, i love love love that fresh pine scent!

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#7 - lastly, more branches! i love this idea on a tabletop, or if you can, get really tall branches to put in a vase on the floor to act as your christmas tree. add some white lights if u want and a few ornaments and voila! perfection.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Not Your Diner's B+W Checkered Floors!

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ever had these floors in an apartment and hated them because they clashed with all your stuff or felt too retro? well these homes have worked with them in surprisingly appealing ways. i now believe in the black and white checkered floor. also, i had to throw in the new green version of this classic floor using two-tone cork tiles which adds a lot of warmth to the space.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Room of The Day:

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i keep seeing this photo pop up on different blogs, and have it saved in my, "folder of faves," so i thought i'd share it with you. i love everything about this room from its neutral palette, to the pop of blue on the window seat, to the egg-like chair in the corner to the "art" installation over the fireplace, and how about that high gloss ceiling!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bringing The Outdoors In

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i saw this post this morning, and it focused on the panton chairs, which yes are nice, but what about that nest chandelier thingy?? i'm in love..
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Interior Design: Thom Felicia

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the november 2009 issue of house beautiful features one of my faves, thom filicia's fabulous designer visions showhouse. he was asked to design the home around a movie of his choice, which was the big chill. did i mention thom is from syracuse, ny? check out more info on him here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cell Phone Evolution

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uk-based designer, kyle bean created this matryoshka doll inspired piece showing the evolution of the cell phone from the motorola dynatac 8000x to the apple iphone.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mad Scientist Decor

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i especially love the vitamin bottles as bud vases and the beaker's filled with fresh clippings from the yard.
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