Do you sometimes feel stuck when it comes to decorating? I know I love reading decorating tips from other designers and/or bloggers, and seeing some of the processes that other people use. We all get stuck sometimes and it can be so helpful to hear what others do.
Those of you who know me know I love antiquing. And one of the things I found a couple of years ago that is a definite favorite is my vintage olive bucket. If you’re not familiar with them, they are old metal buckets that were used for gathering olives during the harvest, primarily in Italy and France, though they were used all over Europe.
Hi friends and welcome to the second month of our new Simply Home Series! We’re excited to bring you different ideas and tips each month, and this month we’re talking decor. More specifically, decorating with texture and the textures we love to use in our homes. (You can see last month’s post all about organizing by clicking here).
I know some of you are still in the midst of full-on winter. But I also know that around this time every year I start thinking about spring, so I imagine it’s the same for a lot of you!
Spring decor, spring blooms, garden planning, and sunshine are starting to bubble up in my imagination. And though it’s too early to do much garden planning yet (mine is a bare mess right now!), it’s not too early for some simple spring styling with a few flowers and some vignettes in the kitchen!
Every year Pantone releases their much-anticipated “Color of the Year,” and this year, they’ve picked Classic Blue! There’s been a lot of talk about it ever since the release last month, both for and against. Pantone’s official statement says that it “reflects our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” And decorating with blue is clearly very popular these days.
Every year I like to create a romantic (but easy!) Valentine’s Day table setting. You see, my husband and I never go out on Valentine’s Day. In fact, I would guess that we haven’t actually gone out on that date in about 15 years!
We found that it was always crowded and the service was incredibly slow. So our solution has been to spend a romantic evening at home enjoying a delicious meal and a nice bottle of wine! (Presents aren’t frowned upon either 😉 )