Classic pieces like tufted chairs and elegant linen napkins get a dash of style with a mirrored sideboard and gleaming gold flatware in the classic glam dining room. Whether you’re throwing a fete for two or 12, borrow style cues (or pick up all 10 pieces!) from our curated take on the luxurious-meets-romantic aesthetic.
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It used to be that if you wanted to create something custom for your home, you had to trek to a brick-and-mortar fabric store, sit down at your sewing machine, and a couple of hours later, you’d have a pillow. Flash forward to 2016: You can now order a king-size duvet cover with your cat’s face on it and have it delivered to your door with just a click of your mouse. Oh, what a time to be alive!
It’s Labor Day weekend, and in between grilling and chilling, there are lots of ways to save some cash. As a new season (and new merch) arrives, retailers are marking down everything from outdoor goods to mattresses to summer fashion. Here’s our list of the biggest and best sales happening during Labor Day 2016.
It’s not about whether or not your baseboards are clean, or if fresh flowers adorn every table surface. There’s really only a short list of things that really truly make a difference to your guests. Nail these things down and you guarantee a good visit every time.
If you’ve ever embarked upon (or even have just priced out) a remodel, you’ll realize that flooring is one of those things that seems like not much of a big deal but can actually add up to a whole, whole lot of money. So today we’re taking a look at inexpensive flooring choices: ones that initially may not seem particularly glamorous, but might actually wind up looking really great — and saving you a lot of money in the process.
Every year I’m shocked at how early holiday decorations come out at stores. Here I am walking around in my flip flops looking for a new tray to serve drinks outdoors or by the pool and the aisles are already filled with bows and tinsel and greenery and giant stuffed snowmen!
But according to HGTV’s design team, it’s never too early to start planning a new look for the holidays. Shop early and you’ll be sure to find enough yardage of the ribbon you want. Wait until November or December and you’ll likely be out of luck trying to fluff up the wreath that’s been stuck in storage for years.
Here’s a great link to new Christmas tree ideas which may help inspire a new tree or a whole new theme for your holiday home: http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/design-101/15-christmas-tree-decorating-ideas-pictures
For 30 more fresh and festive ideas, visit: http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/our-most-festive-holiday-decor-ideas/ad?slide=20.
And before you toss these ideas aside, take a close look at the calendar. How many weekends are left before your big holiday event? That’s a shock too, isn’t it? Time to hit those holiday aisles!