Fireplace Series 1: History of Fireplaces and Mantels

February 28, 2011

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Now that the Holidays are over and the Valentine's decor is packed away, it is time for my fireplace to get a revamp for Spring.  Because fireplaces can be such a challenge for homeowners to design and style, I am dedicating this ENTIRE week to the topic of Fireplaces.  Now is your chance to chime in and/or ask questions about your fireplace dilemmas. Before we can begin discussing modern day fireplaces, let's take a step back to find out how they originated. I think it's helpful to understand the origin of certain aspects of design to give you the "know-how" on ways to create a cohesive and … [Read more...]

Saturday Spotlight #1

February 26, 2011

We are SO excited to launch the 1st edition of Saturday Spotlight with SAS Interiors and Green Door Designs. This linky party is a chance for you to show off your awesome and inspirational projects, crafts, recipes, and anything that you’d like to {spotlight} from your blog this week! Check out some details~ 1 - Saturday Spotlight is held on TWO BLOGS, so you get DOUBLE THE EXPOSURE for your blog! 2 - Grab the Saturday Spotlight button and link it to your webpage ~ share the LOVE. 3 - We would LOVE for you to be a GFC follower of SAS Interiors and Green Door Designs (it's not required, … [Read more...]

DIY: Bow Holder

February 24, 2011

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Last week, I shared my son's DIY Skateboard Shelves, and this week I'm sharing a DIY project that I recently created for my daughter's room.  She has quite the collection of {pretty bows} and the box that was holding them, just wasn't cutting it anymore. With little time in the morning, I was tired of looking for the perfect bow to complement her pretty little outfit....until I created this solution~ It was super easy to make...and here's how: Supplies Frame: Any picture frame of any size will do ~ whatever works for your space Fabric: Any fabric will do ~ whatever complements your … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Decorative Wall Plates

February 23, 2011

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A picture is worth a 1,000 words Images Courtesy of Decor Pad, BHG, Pinterest … [Read more...]

No MORE singing the Winter BLUES!

February 22, 2011

I'm feeling a little blue today with this cold, chilly weather. BUT I have a blue that will definitely cheer you up! This Arkansas residence, designed by the amazing and talented Interior Designer, Toby Fairley, is {Breathtakingly Beautiful Blue}.  The Hotel at Home style of living was desired by the homeowner to create a resort like feel for their everyday living.  The dramatic and classic interior is wrapped in pale blues and accentuated with rich wallpapers and sophisticated furniture.  With the use of classic reproduction pieces, mixed in with modern accents, a feminine and glamorous … [Read more...]

Styling your Bookshelves to Create a Dazzling Display

February 21, 2011

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Bookshelves, whether built-in or free standing, are a great way to fill a bare wall, give height to a room, and create a wall of art using a combination of books and accessories. No matter your budget, well-styled bookshelves can be the focal point of your space and make a true statement. Update your boring bookshelves into a dazzling display Showcase your passions. Display pieces that interest you and that you're passionate about.  Your hobbies should shine through in your space. Books aren't the only thing for bookcases. Along with your books, fill your shelves with accessories, … [Read more...]

Skateboard Shelves

February 17, 2011

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I've been meaning to install shelves in my son's room for awhile, but wanted to do something unique and different.  At four years old, he has SO many interests, but one of his favorites is skateboarding.  So when recently putting the finishing touches on his "space", I thought making shelves out of skateboards would be the perfect addition! Real skateboard decks can start out around $40+ and there was no way I was purchasing shelves for that amount (I admit, I am frugal)! THANKFULLY, I stumbled upon these mini skateboards at Five Below and just like the name of the store, they were $5.  … [Read more...]

Garden Stools for your Decor

February 16, 2011

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The next few days are going to be a sweet treat with the tease of some warmer weather making a visit...yes, 40 degrees is considered warm this time of year in the ADKs.  Thoughts of playing outside and endless days of soaking up the sun, are brewing in my head.   Lately, I've been giving a lot of thought to new landscaping ideas and gathering gardening tips that I plan on implementing once the snow has long melted away (hopefully soon). With gardening on the brain, I started thinking about the ever so popular, gardening stools or sometimes known as drum tables.  Once considered for use only in … [Read more...]

Our Weekend Getaway: Stockbridge

February 15, 2011

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This past weekend, my hubby and I, got into our parental "escape pod" (aka, our car) and wisked away to enjoy a tranquil, quiet weekend in the lovely town of Stockbridge, Massachussets.  We were literally gone for less than 24 hours, but it felt like a glorious week long vacation.  The goal of this getaway was to do nothing and it was absolutely accomplished! Before we set sail on our quest to quietness and relaxation, we stopped for a visit at the Normal Rockwell Museum.  We've visited on a previous occasion, but couldn't make the trip without returning.  Over the years, we've been grateful … [Read more...]

2011 Design Trends: Infograph

February 14, 2011

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As many of you know, over the past few weeks, I've been involved in a 'Blog Off' at e-local.  The last 'Blog-Off' question was about Home Improvement Trends for 2011.  This topic sprung a huge response and interest from professionals and home owners.  From the many response, this Infograph was created. Take a look and see where the upcoming year of Home Improvement and Design Trends will be going ~ For a detailed view, click {here} Check back tomorrow for more information on the next 'Blog-Off' … [Read more...]