One of the signs of a new year in the design and décor world? Buzz about the latest color of the year! There are several places that pick their favorite, but one of the most respected comes from the color experts at Pantone. This year’s color is a gorgeous jewel tone: Emerald Green. It’s fun to see who is embracing the latest color trend. Let’s check out these 5 Ways to Use Emerald Green.
I’ve been experimenting lately with chalk paint. If you are going for a look that is layered and distressed, chalk paint is your best bet for getting just the right look. Now that I’m excited about chalk paint (don’t get that mixed up with chalkboard paint), I can’t stop oohing and ahhing over other chalk paint projects I’ve seen around the blogosphere. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Use Chalk Paint and be inspired!
One of the things I love about blogging is that it widens my circle of friends so much…and I get to virtually visit many more homes during the Christmas season. This year, I’ve seen lots of homes decorated in lovely winter whites and traditional reds and greens. What I can’t get enough of, though, are the pictures I’m seeing of halls that are decked in less less traditional color schemes. They’ve inspired me to break the mold with my own decor, this year. Today I’m sharing 5 Ways to Have a Colorful Christmas.
It’s the first day of December…time to let the countdown to Christmas officially begin! You know how I love a good countdown. I’ve crafted plenty of fun ways to count the days until holidays and events besides Christmas. Really, those are all based off the concept of the original countdown known as Advent. Christian tradition calls the four weeks leading up to Christmas Advent. Traditions vary quite a bit from culture to culture—in some, every day is marked as one less before Christmas, others measure the time a week at a time. Any way you do it, though, the concept is still the same: you are using something to help you count or mark the days leading up to Christmas. Today I’m sharing 5 ways to count and celebrate each of the 25 days before Christmas.
While I love the effect of a glowing, scary-faced pumpkin on my porch on All Hallows Eve, I’m not exactly crazy about the slimy, seedy mess that goes along with carving pumpkins. Plus, a carved pumpkin only lasts for a few days. I’ve been saving great ideas for making pretty pumpkins without a single knife or slimy seed! Take a look at these 5 Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin that will take you beyond Halloween and into the rest of the fall season.