Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I was invited to participate in a round table discussion on
KSL TV's Studio 5
"Managing the Differences When You Your Spouse Have Different Styles"
Monday, September 28, 2009
Notice these simple tips:
- All of the these frames are the same style (these are for 8x10 photos)
- The spacing between each of the frames is uniform -- (about 2 inches).
- We created a grouping by adding an ornamental iron rod and a wooden plaque at the top.
So as you look at the wall---you have a pleasing "unit" or grouping. Give this a try next time you are wanting to hang photos.
I am participating in Metamorphasis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.
Go and see more BEFORE and AFTERS
Saturday, September 19, 2009
It is filled with accessories that compliment the room.
All of these items were in the house already!
I am joining Between Naps on the Porch today for some great BEFORE and AFTERS.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I just wanted to share with you --- a little about how this day went!
I was invited to do a segment on KSL TV Studio 5 and present a few items to show how to achieve certain styles in a room. It was pretty fun trying to come up with items for 5 different styles --- first of all I thought immediately of a dear neighbor --- the only one in our whole neighborhood with a mustard gold and grey house with red doors, quite contemporary. She had just the perfect items for that catagory, even a piece of fabric with a very geometric design.
I gathered a couple of items from another friend. I had considered going shopping but decided it would take too much time! And so I continued my search through the houses of wonderful supportive friends. In the end I had two suitcases full of props, imagine one with sticks poking out of the top zipper---good thing for wheels!
Of course you have to do your hair just right and make-up as well as choose something to wear that is not white, black or too patterned, and something that you have not worn before. On the way out the door I packed the bag for my three year old who was going to her first day of dance and then to pre-school, fixed her hair and found shoes---thank goodness for another great friend who ran her around for me today. Then with suitcases in the back of the van I drove the carpool of my other kids to the school, dropped them off and hit the freeway.
I had all of my notes for the segment and was running them through my head as I drove the hour to the studio. As it turned out the segment was next to last for that day so it was shorter than we had planned ---LIVE TV is really so impromptu! I have to say I LOVED how the props turned out, I had not really set them all out at home. So when it came to what to say, it was pretty tricky trying to condense descriptions and hurry without sounding too rushed, and of course remembering the right words to describe things! It was crazy, but such fun to be part of.
I have to say I am loving what I do and feel like it is such a blessing to be able to share how to make your homes a place that YOU want to be in. And at the same time be in my own home with my own family! LIFE IS GOOD.
So here is the clip:
Ready, Set, Re-Design
Incorporating Your Design Style Today
Monday, September 14, 2009
It makes a great conversation area now, and feels very open and comfortable.
For more BEFORE and AFTERS go to Between Naps on the Porch
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The changes here are subtle but do make a difference.
We took down the gerber daisies to make
and created a little grouping with the teapot and cup.
It feels less cluttered
The little pink roses go nicely with the pattern on the china.
This cabinet felt like a little too much was there.
Monday, September 7, 2009
We divided up the room into two areas--- a nice conversation area and place to sit down with a good book, as well as a TV watching area.
All of the furniture was facing the TV.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Labels: Angela on TV
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The quilt, the lace on the table and the white lace pillow, as well as the yellow throw create a very cozy atmosphere. (they are all fabric).
The calendar has the same colors as the quilt ---
so it continues to unify the little room.
The curtains so soften the edges of the window.
The plant on the floor is a natural element and adds to the cozy feel of the space.
She had a couple of little mirrors in the shape of windows,
they added to the cottage feel.
And this was all done with items she already had!!
We all have certain items that we are drawn too.
This homeowner is drawn to things that have a cottage feel
(teapots, china, flowers) --- so many of the items she has purchased in the past are in this style and were around her home.
She was just not sure how to display them.
Look around your home and see what items you may have with a common theme.
Look around and see what you SEE!