July 31st, 2012
It’s been a few months since I’ve spent anytime on Pinterest. By a few months of course I mean a few weeks; but it’s felt like a few months. I was wondering what had happened since the last time I browsed through.
I did notice a lot of ruffle rugs. I think these are cute but they remind me too much of the unsightly rag rugs from the 1980s. This seems to be one of the few new trends. Sure, ruffles were on almost everything when I left, but not underfoot. I guess mason jars and chalkboards still reign supreme.
March 1st, 2012
I’m amazed when I watch the show Friends how many things are still in style even though the show has been off the air for such a long time. Tangerine is the big color for this decorating season as is retro style, tufted furniture, and even velvet. Guess what famous coffee house couch has all of these features? I guess everything old is new again.
February 29th, 2012
Contributed by Milford Woods
We were talking last night about what to do with our tax money when we get it. We are going to get a pretty good check this year since we bought a house and had a baby. Of course my idea was an all inclusive trip to Mexico and relive our honeymoon. While it was tempting, my husband said now that we are parents we need to make more responsible decisions with our money. He thinks we need to get ADT Anderson. I hadn’t even thought about it but once we started talking about it I realized how much we do need that. I mean if our family is the most important thing to us, shouldn’t we be doing everything we can to protect it? So we called about getting information and they were so nice. They gave us all of our options and we are going to think about it and figure out exactly what we want! I guess it is better if we save the vacation for when our kid is a little older and can actually enjoy playing in the sand.
February 27th, 2012
One thing that I don’t like about budget decorating is that it takes a long time to complete the process. Either you have to save up for several months until you can afford to do the project all at once or instead you may just have to add in little pieces at a time. This means you don’t get the dramatic reveal that you would on a TV show. Whiel this is budget friendly I’ve been trying to find a way around it. I’ve been storing up everything I need for my bathroom makeover piece by piece. I’ll have everything I need for it in a few months and then I’ll be able to do the whole project at once.
January 16th, 2012
With a lot of decor magazines I’m just used to seeing the same thing over and over. I was so excited to check out the site for the Real Homes magazine for a couple of reasons. First, it’s based in the United Kingdom so I see a totally different design perspective than what I’m used to in the United States. I’ve found a lot of the color palettes are the same. Some of the wording is different like they say holiday homes when I’d say vacation homes but all of the ideas are still applicable.
The other thing I love is the concept behind the magazine. It’s so simple but I haven’t seen anything like it before. Just like the title says these are real homes. There are stories of real people going through real renovation projects. Usually everything in design magazines is beyond my budget or diy skills. I also found out about some new products and got the answer to”why choose HomeAway?”. If you want a fresh take on design then check out Real Homes.