Holiday Homes Awaken the Senses

Around the holidays, your home should feel warm and cozy, inviting and festive. To get the most out of holiday home decorating, the key factor is to stimulate the senses. When guests walk into your home, they should delight in a sensory overload of sights, smells and sounds of the season. Holiday accessories like wreaths, garland and festive family keepsakes should adorn the entry to welcome friends and family.  Decorate the heart of your home… Read more »


October Holiday Decorating, Getting Ready for the Trifecta!

It’s October and we have three big holidays ahead of us; Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I love this time of year because that means holiday decorating! Unfortunately, I’m off to a late start as I haven’t even finished my front pots for the Fall. It’s time to decide what new and creative holiday decorating plan to implement for the exterior front entry, as I never do anything the same as the previous year…. Read more »


Fall Decorating on a Budget

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to bring the look of Fall into your home. You can easily and inexpensively get a festive look by adding seasonal colors to your current decor. Fall decorating with warm earthy hues in shades of orange, yellow, and red. These warm shades evoke the cozy feeling of the Autumn season. Think about the leaves on the trees turning all of those beautiful tones. A soft woven afghan… Read more »


Fall Color Trends for 2018

The Fall and Winter color trends are bolder and more expressive. According to Pantone, the colors for Fall/Winter 2018 express our need for individuality, ingenuity and creativity.  Pantone Color Institute’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman states that designers and consumers are pedaling away from cyclical trends in favor of more self-expressive, nontraditional choices. The Pantone Color Institute has formulated a Top 10 list that plays up shades which disregard season, and bolder brighter colors… Read more »


Deco Wrap, the Versatile Cornice

 

There are many window treatment valances available on the market, both ready-made and custom designed. In the valance category, the versatile cornice is the style I prefer for many reasons. A simple cornice is an easy way to decorate and add interest to a room. It is a versatile choice because it can look casual or elegant, neutral and monochromatic, or bold and vibrant.  The straight lines of a Deco Wrap cornice allow you to create the mood of… Read more »


ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018

 

PANTONE 18-3838 ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018

 

What comes to mind when we think of Ultra-Violet, or the color purple? The late Prince, Barney the dinosaur, fantasy, and serenity are some things that I think of. I’m just looking around my own home and I can’t find anything in this trending shade.

Although ultra-violet is the color… Read more »


Design Trends 2017

I always watch for the latest design trends, because in decorating, it’s wise to be ahead of the curve. You want your decor to look chic and fresh and not go “out of style”. When making large purchases, the smart thing to do is to buy timeless furnishings, as they do not become quickly outdated. Generally I’ll use trendy accent pieces and accessories, so it is much easier and less expensive to update your… Read more »


Pantone Color of the Year 2017- Greenery

 

Greenery / Pantone 15-0343

 

 

 I love this shade and I often refer to it as Apple Green. When I redecorated my family room a few years ago this is the color I wanted to incorporate, as it’s a pretty shade that can be treated as a neutral. Think of plants in your room. The vibrant color of leaves can mix with anything and add life and a… Read more »


A Pairing of Colors, Pantone Color of the Year

ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

PANTONE 13-1520 & PANTONE 15-3919

For the first time ever, Pantone chose a blending of two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year. Why did they do this? I can think of two reasons. One is to be provocative, the other is to convey harmony and balance. In these times of uncertainty, with the daily stresses we all experience,… Read more »


DIY & Quotes to Live By

It has been 20 years since Deco Wrap DIY cornices aired on QVC, the largest home shopping channel in the country. I was reflecting on the early days. I was young and eager to get my product to market but there were many obstacles and disappointments along the way. If it was not for our persistence, and for my wonderful husband and business partner, I would not be where I am today. “I will persist until I succeed.”-Read more »