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The Grinch I’m not.  I LOVE decorating for any holiday, but Christmas…well, it’s a special delight to haul out the boxes of Christmas decorations. Or rather, it’s a delight to begin setting out my treasures after JOEL hauls out the boxes. (Thanks, honey!) Last time I showed you living room, kitchen, entry, and dining. Let’s […]

“I’ll be home for Christmas,” sings the crooner. “You can count on me…” Because Christmas at the Warren house is a Really. Big. Deal. you can count on me pulling out all the stops to create a magical setting for our family Christmas!   Come right on in and see for yourself the BEFORE and AFTER […]

Yes, Virginia, there are cheesy Christmas decorations. Santa toilet seat cover? You have to see to believe. Antler hat ring toss game? I’m not kidding. Christmas decor can run to tacky in a New York minute. Will you allow me to help you avoid the pitfalls of mass-produced Christmas schmaltz with a few tips? This […]

It’s rustic. It’s charming and inviting. It’s farmhouse style. I’m not surprised this design trend appeals to so many! We all crave the unhurried, tech-less pace that farmhouse style pictures for us. Well, Christmas is a great time to incorporate cozy farmhouse elements, even if you’re an apartment dweller or a suburbanite in a tract home. […]

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All in for Christmas decor but not feeling the red and green? Never fear–alternatives are as close as your imagination, so bring your own vision to the holidays. It’s a perfect time for every budding decorator to let fancy take flight! You’re thinking more like…sophistication and sparkle? Pull from this mood board I did for a […]

Many of us aspire to the simpler, less cluttered life that farmhouse decor suggests.  But reality beckons and busy family life demands that we haul out the phone calendars to save our sanity.  Here are some ways to marry planner technology with farmhouse style. (iPhone meets paper!!) Our subway-tiled kitchen niche with metal chair, weathered wood, and […]