It's already out on newstands, but it's also online now... Check out the lovely summer bash I put together for Better Homes & Gardens. Full of friends and family, it features decor tips, good pics and my three things you need for a great party. You can read the whole article here and then catch some videos as well. Enjoy! Click here for the slideshow & story
PS. and what are the three things you need? Good drinks, good music, and good guests. :)
The holiday weekend is upon us, but it's not too late to throw together some 4th festivities. Buy a watermelon, some poppers, and a pack of sparklers, and get started on one of these relatively quick projects... with barely a hint of red, white, and blue in sight!
Taking inspiration from the IKEA summer catalog and Designers Guild, I decided to dip dye paper lanterns to replace the grubby, aging ones currently hanging from my balcony. The 4th of July holiday gave me a good deadline to finally get this DIY project off the back burner.
Looking for some easy-to-make yet classy Fourth of July decoration projects you wouldn't mind putting up around your house if you're entertaining next week (or maybe even leave them up year long if they work with your decor)? Try these six DIY decor projects on for size.
I've finally pinpointed why I truly love decorating for different holidays: it's a chance to play with tradition and to put my own spin on the traditional themes. This year, instead of reaching for the flashy red, white and blue glitter for Independence Day, I want to try a more sophisticated spin by using navy instead of royal blue. Read on for ten great ways to DIY your own, unique decor this July 4th.
I'm a huge fan of huge graphic treatments. And as far as patriotism is concerned, more is more. Whether it's your native country or just a flag from a land you love, get an instant bohemian world traveler vibe at home by working in an oversized flag on the wall.
Red, white, and blue.... for Independence Day, for every day. Red, white, and blue makes a dynamic combination — freshen it up in unexpected ways by adding a bit of green (image 5), black (1, 6, 7), or even salmon (image 3).
Gingham fabric has a long history, but came to be especially associated with Americana in the 1930s and 40s. It has always been a simple fabric for simple people and is most readily associated with children (especially, of course, Dorothy). Can gingham compete in the decor arena with popular patterns like Ikat and chevron? Time will tell, but for now here are ten stylish, red, white and blue items in that old familiar striped check.