Get a Custom Drapery Look for Much Less

I will share a trick that I use to create a custom drapery look, but with out breaking the bank. The living room photo below from my last post has drapery panels on an iron rod with rings. The panels are pinch pleated, a style generally associated with custom made window treatments.

Simple drapery panels Pinch Pleat

My money saving idea was to sew pinch pleats onto store bought panels. I really like… Read more »


Re-Use and Re-Purpose for Home Decor

As an only child growing up, I recall having a lot of time alone. To alleviate my boredom, I gravitated towards making things. You could say I started young as a do-it-yourself gal, as I must have been about 7 years old.  My first re-purposed item was made from old jeans. I made mod pillows from worn out dungarees.  I would cut off the pant legs and sew the body shut, stuff the insides,… Read more »


Transform a Shower Curtain into a Roman Valance, No Sewing!

I love to share my ideas on how to save money to get a custom look, especially when it’s a DIY project with no sewing involved. Here is how I turned a fabric shower curtain into a roman pleated valance. The project was completed in less than 30 minutes. I just needed a few key items, most importantly, double sided mesh tape.

I measured the window width as the space between my… Read more »


2020 New Year’s Decorating Resolutions

With the new year approaching, I started thinking about my New Year’s resolutions for 2020. This year I will add the category of New Year’s decorating resolutions. I want to love my home and everything in it. Because we are in our homes every day, our interior environment has a big impact on how we feel.  That is why I’m making some big changes in 2020 and decorating will be at the top of the… Read more »


Decorating With Pantone’s 2019 Shade Living Coral

Pantone’s “Color of the Year”

Living Coral (16-1546)

Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute announces its “Color of the Year.”  This year’s winner is called Living Coral (16-1546). I’m definitely a fan of this year’s choice, as it is a pretty and cheerful hue. But how do we decorate with the shade Living Coral? Before we decide how to incorporate this trending color, lets ask a question. What comes… Read more »


If You Can Wrap a Present You Can DecoWrap Your Windows

It’s the holidays, a time for gathering with family and gift giving too. I can’t help but think about my favorite part of the season, gift wrapping! That’s a joke, I leave it all until the end because I always dread it. What I consider fun “wrapping” is making a DecoWrap cornice. It is so easy we say, “If you can wrap a present you can decorate with DecoWrap!”  It’s fun because you… 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 »


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 »


Fall Refresh

I love the fall. The air has a crisp feel and the smell of the Autumnal outdoors gives me a happy feeling. If your family is like ours, for much of the summer we have the windows closed and the air conditioning on because it’s just too hot and humid. Now that fall is here, I love opening the windows to let the cool air circulate and refresh the house naturally. I was… Read more »