Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Here is the segment that we did on Friday!

I always love to work with Studio 5,
Thanks for having me on.




4 ideas on how to decorate
your front porch for Fall---
all for under $50.00.


1. Paint the front door ---a little fresh paint in a fall color, really adds to the autumn feel.
2. Add vinyl numbers on the door---what a fun way to show your address.
3. Hang a wreath---a great way to add some texture and personality.
4. Place a pot of mums and some pumpkins--- flowers and pumpkins always add a pop of color.


How to bring some of that fall d├ęcor inside.

• I love to add little pumpkins ---
   there are a wide variety of styles, and you can put them in almost anything.
• Add a lantern with an orange candle.
• I have a cake plate full of leaves and squash on my table.
• Hang a wreath on the mirror in the entry.
• Frame a few pressed leaves.





Monday, October 18, 2010

We did this front porch makeover for a Studio 5 segment.


BEFORE


AFTER
I think the biggest change is just the color of the front door. 
 Paint was only $8.55--- it was Dot com by Kwal and I did it in a satin finish.

The vinyl letters on the door were only $5.00 and what a nice difference they make compared to the plastic letters that were under the light in the before shot.


BEFORE



AFTER
The wreath on the front door was an ordinary twig wreath with some fall color and ribbon.
Of course the pumkins really add to the fall theme, and the flowers some real happy color!

It was so fun to do. 
Thanks, Andrea for letting us come and have fun with your front porch!

I am joining the Fall Makeovers at Between Naps on the Porch
Go there and see some creative decorating for the season!

I will post the video from the show with all
of the details in my next post.

Monday, October 11, 2010

More of the Living Room

In my last post I showed you a before and after of this Living Room.
The homeowner really just wanted to figure out a way to make the room
 feel different than it was.

 
BEFORE


AFTER
Remember our goal is to make the space feel more COZY using what is in the home already.
The Living Room was more formal and we wanted to create a more casual feel---
and something different.


BEFORE


AFTER
We folded the quilt over the back of the chair and placed a couple of pillows
 that did not match-- but had the same colors of the room. 
We also placed a lace coverlet on the back of the other chair,
 it ties in nicely with the lace drapes, and relaxes the formalness of the chairs.


BEFORE


AFTER
We placed the sofa on an angle which was very different from what they were used to. 
Also notice a throw blanket on the arm of the sofa
and a couple of pillows that are not the same fabric as the sofa.

A few books on the table with some greenery and you may want to sit down and read!


 We decorated the end table with a lamp, a couple of books with some greenery on top,
and a pair of little angels.

The entry


We created a nice unit with the bookcase and the mirror grouping.


Notice how we took the pillow from the sofa and placed it on the chair, 
that way you tie the color and pattern around the room.


It does feel inviting!


 Try placing your sofa on an angle and see how it feels --- you may be surprised!



Saturday, October 2, 2010

Here is a Living Room that we changed up.
This is the BEFORE.

(I am having some trouble uploading the photos so here are a couple to start with)


AFTER

Can you tell what we did that made the difference?