It's that lovely time of year again, when even though the weather is getting colder, bright little boxes of clementines start popping up in store windows. Now is their season, and it's ours to exercise a little bit a of will power and optimism in the dark.
I learned this fabulous little party trick when I was a school teacher years ago (thank you Ana Opitz of Pravda!) and have been showing other folks how to do it for years. Its ALWAYS a crowd pleaser. You can check out the short video How To below along with instructions and a nice clip of how to lay them in water for optimal effect. Enjoy!
The glitz and glam of holiday décor can be striking, but for my own apartment I prefer something a little more fresh, simple and natural. I love this home in Denmark because it's all about celebrating winter. Evergreen fronds and subtle hints of the season are set against the backdrop of a gorgeous Scandinavian interior. More
Eclectic rooms, which draw from a variety of styles, textures, colors, periods or sources, are not merely a haphazard or random collection. Building a beautiful eclectic room is perhaps the most difficult but most rewarding decorating challenge. More
In Keeping It Simple: Minimalist Dining Rooms, we looked at no-fuss dining rooms that lack the storage staples of the traditional dining room: china cabinets, buffets and sideboards. But even for those of us who don't own (or have no interest in displaying) our "good china", silver pieces or crystal ware, a lot can be said for including a beautiful case piece in the dining room. More
A colorful bouquet of flowers is like therapy, it instantly puts a smile on my face. Although, purchasing weekly arrangements is a habit I can't afford to sustain. Fall produce provides a great alternative to your standard floral centerpiece with the benefit of a longer life. Check out this roundup of tabletop decor that embraces the warm colors and rustic décor of autumn… More
Shabby chic often doesn't get the credit that it very well deserves. This look is a great option for just about any budget because it encompasses elements that can be as simple as a rustic table all the way up to adding an elaborate chandelier to the kitchen. More
There's something about a little glitz in the dining room that makes one think - this is where the magic happens. It's as if the champagne is always just out of view, and at any moment, a party's going to break out... More
I've never hosted a Thanksgiving dinner before. All the planning, cooking and cleaning seems like a lot of work for a few hours of dining pleasure. Now I realize this will sound silly to some, but the one thing that really makes me want to reconsider? Being able to design a fancy tablescape. With Thanksgiving just a week away, here are 15 unique table settings to inspire those who are hosting at their home. More