more about: decorating

How I finally found a place to hang the stockings

When my husband and I remodeled our kitchen, we made one major change that my kids are still upset about – we removed the fireplace. It’s really only in December that they complain because, you guessed it, we removed Santa’s entrance into our house. (Fortunately “magic,” and a showing of Tim Allen’s The Santa Clause, are enough to satisfy their […]

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Freeze Candles for Longer Burn Time via Apartment Therapy

Next time you’re lighting up the candles for a dinner party (or just a weeknight meal), try freezing them first. Doing so will make them burn more slowly, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy them longer. For the best results pop them in the freezer the night before. Get the full details on Apartment Therapy.

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Choosing a Color Palette

Sometimes I need a little bit of inspiration to come up with the perfect color scheme for a party (or even redecorating my room!) and, luckily, I recently discovered The Perfect Palette.

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Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Decorating

Pumpkin decorating is one of the best (if not messiest) parts of Halloween. But if scraping out soggy seeds, or wielding a carving knife isn’t your forte, try this trick for endless pumpkin decorating fun. Simply paint your pumpkin with chalkboard spray paint, and then draw on your spooky faces. Not quite the look you were going for? Get more […]

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Do You Decorate for Halloween?

Each year, as temperatures drop and leaves begin to change, the Halloween decorations in my neighborhood start to go up. I can’t tell you how many yards of fake spider web (some with disturbingly large and realistic looking fake spiders) have gone up in the blocks surrounding my apartment. Personally, I’m a bit of a Halloween curmudgeon, so these festive […]

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An Easy Way to Upgrade A Lamp

I don’t know about you, but I think lamps and reading chairs are two of the hardest things to buy for your home. But once you’ve found the perfect lamp (I’m partial to this Kathryn Lamp from Crate & Barrel, but luckily I found a less expensive version of it.), you can make small changes to it to keep it feeling […]

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Pump Up Your Decor with Wallpaper

Comfortable, stylish, fresh yet familiar and “at home” is what most of us try to achieve as we’re decorating our homes. For me, I’m all about creating a space that reflects those living in it in the most authentic way but then taking it up a notch to add a bit more because decorating should have a bit of an […]

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Hook It Up!

With cooler weather approaching for those of us in the northern hemisphere, you might be ready to pull your coats, hats, gloves and scarves out of their summer storage spaces. As the temperature drops, consider using hooks instead of traditional hangers for your outwear. Hooks are perfect for people who tend to throw their coats over the backs of chairs […]

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Would You Decorate with Gold?

When it comes to personal accessories and work/tech accessories I’m completely obsessed with gold. (Just look at a few of the things you’ll see me with on a day to day basis from my In a Gilded Age board on Pinterest.) But somehow, I never really seem to decorate with gold. But when you look at home furnishings both vintage: and […]

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Save 20% on Map-Inspired Wall Decor

Keep track of domestic excursions with pushpins (51 included!) on this Oliver Jeffers Places in America print. Perfect for hanging just about anywhere in the home. Go to blueribbongeneralstore.com and enter the code RSDEALS to receive 20% off this item through October 31, 2011, or while supplies last.

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