Thursday, December 31, 2009

Well, really I had so many favorites that I only chose a few and here they are:

This was a room that my friend did on her own ---
taking information that she learned from my blog!

This is so what I hope to do --- inspire you to make changes in your own home from what you have learned. Now there may be those of you who are just not sure... and to you I do offer in-home consultations, if you live in Utah!
(Unless you want to pay the airfare and I will come and visit you anywhere!)

I charge $50.00 an hour. Send me an email if you would like some help.

Have a Happy New Year!

And I will see you all REDESIGNING next year!

Monday, December 28, 2009

One last look at how some of your Christmas decorations really do add to the cozy feeling in your home.

Better Homes and Gardens
Notice how this photo has Natural Elements (the greenery on the mantle) Fabric (the stockings and lace) Lighting (candles and fire in the fireplace).

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The Christmas Tree as a Natural Element -
(I love this picture is feels so inviting).

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Ornaments made of Fabric.

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens
Outdoor lighting even gives your home a warm and comfortable feel.

Country Living
Berries on a wreath.

Country Living
Even a few oranges with cloves, makes for a great Natural Element.

So as Christmas winds down and we put all of our Christmas decorations away, remember how some of these ideas will work great any time of year.

(I can't wait to get back to some real Room Redesign before and afters!!)

I am participating in Metamorphosis Monday go and take a look.

Have a great Rest of the Year!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Have you ever thought about the Christmas Tree as the Perfect Natural Element to add to a room? It is a wonderful tradition and brings that bit of the outside in.

Here are a few beautiful examples for you to enjoy:

Photos from bhg

What a way to change up your room---
Enjoy a few minutes in front of your Christmas Tree!

I am joining Metemorphisis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch,
go and take a look!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Since we have been on the Theme of Colors---
I thought I would share that GREEN, (apple green) is my Favorite Color. My daughter teases me that I wear way to much green!

So --- I decided to see if I could find some fun
Christmas Decorating Ideas using the color GREEN.

It is amazing how much GREEN is out there.
Consider decorating with some Green for Christmas!
You can transform the feel of your home --- give it a try.

All photos are from Better Homes and Gardens.

I am joining the blog party over at The Shabby Chic Cottage there are all kinds of do it yourself decorating for christmas.

There is a Christmas party over at The Inspired Room, so many inspiring ideas for the holidays.

Monday, December 14, 2009

How to Decorate Using Red ---
Today's Studio 5 Segment

Why use red?

Adding a little red to a room gives the space LIFE!

It creates a pop and a finishing touch. Because red is a more intense color, less of it is needed to create an effect. Some designers say you should use red in every room. I'm a believer you should at least try red in every room. Depending on the shade, red has the potential to accent nearly every color scheme and design. It does not have to be an overwhelming addition, such as a large piece of red furniture (although I'm in love with my own red couch!).

Even small pops of color and accents can add an element of interest and even unexpected surprise to your style. You would be surprised at all the little red items you can find around your house, and you don't have to spend a dime!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Red is always a way to add life to a Room.
And the holidays are a perfect time to spice things up a bit!
The cranberries add the perfect touch of Red
and they work beautifully with the candles.

Here is another jar with cranberries --- and flowers.
See how easy this is!

Country Living

Red amaryllis is a lovely way to add RED for Christmas.

How fun is this --- RED apples with little green trees!

Add a little NATURAL RED this year---
it will create new life for your holiday decorating.

I am joining the blog party over at Between Naps on the Porch
go and take a look!