Please join us April 25th through May 1st for our annual MMP Mother's Day Shop Hop. We have lots of great prizes to win for yourself or that special mom on your shopping list. It's easy and fun to play. No purchase necessary!
Houzz.com is definitely one of my favorite home design resources. You can browse through hundreds of photos and create your own idea books for any room in your home, inside and out. I love their weekly email where they feature certain idea books or decorating styles. Maria from Dreamy Whites ~ one of my new blog favorites is on their feature list this week on decorating with whites. Here is a link to a slideshow - pics of her gorgeous home and her interview. You can leave a comment on her feature and enter to win a Pottery Barn giveaway.
Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday April 2nd 2010 as we present
Spring is the perfect time to start thinking about a romantic re-do for your home. The world outside is changing color and bursting with new life. Let a new season begin in your décor as well. Giving my home a romantic re-do by changing just a few elements is something I look forward to every spring.
The heavy drapes hung for winter are taken down and replaced with filmy sheers in soft spring colors. The windows are opened to let in the fresh air, and the gauzy curtains sway in the spring breeze. Sparkling sunlight shines on newly hung art art – detailed paintings of roses and etchings of spring birds. Just a few simple changes like these, and my heart already feels lighter.
In the bedrooms, winter quilts are packed away. Beds are draped with pretty pale pinks, robin's egg blues, and shades of white. The colors of budding flowers and new life. Chenille bedspreads and lace tablecloths draped across the foot of the bed or over the back of a boudoir chair, adding romantic appeal. One of the final touches is a lightly scented candle by the bedside, ready to light on a quiet spring evening.In the dining room, the table is spread with a hand-crocheted tablecloth, each lacy flower intricate and full of spring. Treasured and vintage place settings, covered with pretty spring roses and beautifully etched with time, grace the dining table. An elegant candle in a cut glass holder, it’s simplicity breathes romance.
A sprinkling of the right accessories complete the transformation. Slipcovered couches in light fabrics and spring colors are layered with needlepoint pillows stitched with roses and spring flowers. Brightly colored fresh flowers and handmade silk roses are tucked into vases and creamware pitchers. Even the powder room gets a little romantic re-do with towels trimmed in lace and pretty spring-scented cameo soaps A quick romantic re-do is something that I do every spring. It's so easy to do, and makes my heart feel a flutter of romance.