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“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 […]

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Think Christmas cuteness around the house is a headache? I have your RX! Would-be DIYers tell me things like, “I could probably do it–if I could just VISUALIZE it!”  Well, here ya go! Today I’m sharing visuals for three little projects you can totally do yourself. #1. Holiday plate wall   You know all those […]

Christmas is coming! Let the decorating commence! How do you decorate for the holidays? I’m happy to share some decorating tips from my house. Bring some holly-jollyness to your house by adapting my ideas to your design style! Tip #1 – Holiday touches here and there Now, I confess to being a little over-the-top when […]

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 […]

Any profession or hobby has a set of basic tools fit for that endeavor. You know, like a fisherman’s tacklebox. Using those basics in a variety of ways gets you a variety of results. Would you like to know some of my go-to decorating tools? I find, when helping my clients with home decor, I […]

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. Last time I showed you living room, kitchen, entry, and dining. Let’s keep going… Master before After: do you like to decorate EVERY ROOM for the holidays? I DO! But how easy […]

“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 […]

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Yes, it’s March, and you’re seeing green everywhere, from the green blush on trees and shrubs to the green “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” t-shirts. Where else is green prominent this spring? Why, in the GREEN DECORATING trend! And I don’t just mean save-the-planet-recycle-cut-energy green.  Have you seen the green velvet sofas, green tropical wallpapers, green tile, […]

Whoo! Great times with good friends can make a milestone birthday golden!  When you can start a significant year with a beautiful, intimate garden brunch like I had for my 40th birthday, you can step on out into your (ahem) middle years with style and sass!    Here’s the table–soooo pretty! Each place setting had a […]

I have a radical suggestion: let’s get a jump on New Year resolutions and promise ourselves, our friends and families fewer microwaved meals and carryout cartons. I’ll come right out and say it: let’s be downright counter-cultural and SET THE TABLE! For your holiday party, sure, but how about for your family, too? During the […]