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The Midcentury Moroccan Look Design Trend-Setters are Coveting

10 Tips to Get the Style In Your Home

How to Get the Midcentury Moroccan Look Design Trend-Setters are Coveting It’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, a time capsule of California-past. Modernism Week is a time for celebrating the architecture that made this place a Midcentury haven and raise funds to preserve this historical landscape. This year, the featured home tour was that of a Mid-century Moroccan themed estate that had everybody talking! It is the perfect combination of styles (Mid-century Modern, Hollywood Regency, California Cool, Bohemian) that design trend-setters and taste-makers alike can’t shake. This is Modernism Week’s first Showcase Home by Thomboy Properties. This is a one of a kind custom-built home from 1975 by architect Hal Lacy recently renovated to modern luxury. 10 Tips to Get the Mid Century Moroccan Look in Your Home Even if you’re not planning on buying a mid-century fixer upper in Palm Springs to entirely transform, you can still get the Mid-century Moroccan look yourself with a few accessory upgrades and design projects. Read on because we’re breaking down the 3 main ingredients in the Mid Century Moroccan style: Glamour, Modernism, and, of course, Moroccan Accents. Learn more about the property here |  Photography Klaus Moser The Glamorous Elements: 1. Edgy Color Palette For this modern moroccan feel, you’re going to want to select a palette that isn’t as earthy as you might ordinarily see in a midcentury home. Jonathan Adler and Christopher Kennedy’s work are both great references for palette. They both do a great job incorporating unexpected colors into midcentury designs to glam them up. But even if you don’t want to go for as loud a palette, think more along the lines of magenta and matte black (rather than rust and brown as you so often see in these dated, desert properties). This is going to give your home a modern, edgier look.   2. Lighting for Entertaining One of the reasons so many design fans are converting this look right now is not just because it is aesthetically pleasing, but because it’s all about crafting the perfect space for entertaining. One of the best ways to achieve that functionality is to be sure it’s lit correctly: light in layers and emphasize height with glam, statement lighting, in the typical mid-century fashion. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B00BXGUFCI,B007RM4E8S,B00INCL344,B017L22P1G,B0719PGQF8,B076BBML5X,B06XCNJWQL,B01NCSUZMJ"; 3. Sparkle & Shine! True glamour is subtle and lies in the details. Table legs and kitchen details should emphasize shine with some gold accents. And don’t be afraid to mix metals for a layered, designer touch! And rather than leather and tweeds, op’t for suedes and velvets. Rock n’ Roll, baby! amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B06XTCL9KC,B071KCZ1RS,B06XG1PR2R,B00UT1EC0E,B00DONMF8U"; The Midcentury Desert Elements:     4. Desert Vibes No desert home is complete without some landscaping that plays with scale. Usually we recommend low-maintenance succulents, especially in the desert, but if you truly want to achieve the Mid-century Moroccan aesthetic, go for a mix of larger palms as well! Watch how I made over my own Midcentury Ranch Style Home: 5. Lounge Furniture There is a reason midcentury furnishings are integrated into so many homes in Southern California. There is an inherent lounginess to them that fits in perfectly with a California-cool, indoor-outdoor home and the desert is no exception. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B075THHKFB,B0783NL6SQ,B015WNB5Y4,B06W9LQKM9,B078MWGJ7M,B072M8QB87,B06WW8SBDB,B075ZWLX64"; 6. Large Scale Art The large scale art in this home draws you through the space, gallery style and helps define the space as a funky, poppy environment. SUNRISE SUNSET by PAPER DAHLIA | Click to Shop Click to Enlarge & Shop A Taste of Morocco 7. Moroccan Accessories This is where you’re going to showcase pattern and geometry and bring in the Moroccan style. An easy way to do this is through patterned throw pillows and blankets and stylish divider screens. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B003L8MDHQ,B00YB0RUXK,B075SN4BK6,B071VJLFBB,B075ZWLX64,B073YDB9NF,B01DPVEFYM,B0764M1N18"; 8. Geometric Tile You know we love a good geometric statement tile! We can find a way to make them work in just about any style home, but they’re an intrinsic piece in any mid-century Moroccan home. It’s a great way to get creative and custom in your home. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B074WJNM5M,B074WJ2DSC,B01I2XF3D0,B01MUG25UY,B00VVW2CPM,B0741S5RTG,B074WJ3FB8,B072YD7JLF"; 9. Rugs When you think of Moroccan design, what comes to mind first? Probably the gorgeous rugs! amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "73d33b914817a280ec56aff24e6949fa"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01DW94S3A,B073WWM6HT,B01AIKWYEG,B01DW91UCC,B01LX66NX2,B01AIN2YUM,B00S70BX7Y,B00AW0U76U"; 10. Indoor Outdoor Style We'd be remissed if we didn't revisit the point of indoor-outdoor style: One of the beautiful things about this Estella property is it's large windows that let natural sunlight pour in. Working with what is outside first, and letting that dictate your design choices can help edit your home and keep it fresh and modern.  

5 Tips to Turn Your Bathroom into the Ultimate Wellness Retreat

What you put on your body in the shower is essentially important. You want to be sure it’s clean, and doesn’t include toxins like sulfates and fragrances. But you don’t have to sacrifice luxury when you go green. Here are some great clean beauty options to complete your ultimate wellness retreat.

Valentines Gift Guide: Creative Last Minute Gift Ideas

These gifts are thoughtful and cute, but aren’t too mushy-gushy. They’re also at a price-point that makes them great to buy in multiples for all your friends and coworkers.

10 Tips for Maximizing Profits on Your Vacation Rental Property

The Complete Guide to Buying, Renovating, and Managing Your Vacation Rental Property

A request our firm gets more and more frequently is, “Can you design my vacation rental?” It’s a phone call we’re always excited to get. The truth is designers love working on hospitality spaces. Whimsical and fun, vacation rentals are about escape and pleasure, and owners are usually willing to push boundaries of design a lot further than in their own homes.

Hygge Your Home in 3 Easy Steps

Create the Coziest Spaces this Winter with this Danish Decor Trend

 What is Hygge? Hygge is central to Danish culture and its influences have begun taking the US by storm. Hygge is a Danish term for coziness, particularly as it relates to communal space.  The Danish term hygge, pronounced “hue-gah”, roughly translates to the feeling of coziness, warmth, and simply enjoying the small things in life.     When using hygge to describe design, it is known as the art of creating intimacy within a space. The Danes do a wonderful job of incorporating hygge into every aspect of their lives, including of course, their living space. After discovering the concept of hygge, it is no wonder the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world. They are constantly reflecting feelings of togetherness and calmness in everything they do. Here’s how to Hygge your Home in 3 Easy Steps: First, get into the hygge mindset. Think: wearing uggs, sipping chamomile by the fire in an oversized cream knit sweater (like a scene out of a Nancy Meyers film set in a cabin!) Hygge spaces emphasize warmth, naturalness, and community. Some examples of these hygge moments include bundling up on the couch by the fire with a cup of tea, enjoying a hot bath surrounded by candles, or gathering with friends for a home cooked meal.  One of the most important aspects of adding hygge to your home is the presence of candles. Click here to shop hygge home products that won't break the bank. 1. Warmth The first key component to crafting a perfectly hygge home environment is making sure it's warm! When it comes to Materials, be sure to include lots of cozy cushions and layers of drapery and natural linens and wicker baskets filled with alpaca throws or super soft knit blankets. You may even want to include fuzzy socks or slippers for guests to slip on when they're over. While cozying up to the fire, you might want to add some fur pillows. To mix this texture with some others, you can add a velvet pillow and textured throw blanket as well. This allows for more tints and patterns, while maintaining the same soothing shades of colors throughout the room. Lighting + Fire Elements You want dimmable lighting--More tungsten than blue-- so the space has a warmer tint. You should have candles aplenty in warm, rustic scents like vanilla and tobacco or pine. And be sure your fireplace is fully functional and you have plenty of firewood stashed. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "849e2fed9dbc8e3eea4acd984896f44d"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B01DURSHMW,B01H6MCJC6,B07812VMQW,B0043TSH1S"; 2. Natural Earth Elements The 2nd element of any hygge space is its emphasis on natural, earth elements. Hygge color palettes are warm, inviting, feminine and are often monochromatic, warm, winter whites or pastels or earth tones. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "849e2fed9dbc8e3eea4acd984896f44d"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B071FH59SD,B01M6TSN4H,B073SRFHX2,B073GSPBM4"; Natural Textures and Scents Include succulents or some other low-maintenance greenery. And you can never go wrong with sachets of lavender or calming essential oils. Include a set of natural, wooden coasters to continue the rustic theme throughout. And trendy crocheted accessories provide a twist on your grandma's favorite material. 3. Community The third, but perhaps the most important aspect of a hygge space is its emphasis on community. Achieve this through the layout of the space, and accessories that encourage conversation. No hygge space is complete without a little something sweet: a candy dish with dark chocolates or toffee and a tea & espresso or hot cocoa station for a little after dinner pick me up. The Danes will tell you that the cure for anything is tea. So, add a unique teapot to the area for decoration and easy access to a refreshing cup of tea.  Click here to shop this article. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "loridennisi0b-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = ""; amzn_assoc_linkid = "849e2fed9dbc8e3eea4acd984896f44d"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B0187UZDW4,B06XCP87JX,B0058ORT98,B000FN69PC"; Layouts for the Perfect Hygge Home Built around warmth and conversation. More seating, less electronics. To create a truly hygge space is not to optimize the layout of a room around the flat screen TV but rather a card table or surface for dining becomes the center.  Include coffee table books that set the mood, a guestbook where visitors can write sweet notes, and board and card games that encourage guests to stay engaged.  Click Image to shop this article. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

10 Home Decor Trends You’re About to See Everywhere in 2018

Style Trends in Home Decor for 2018 Keeping It Cozy Coziness: That is really going to be THE buzz word heard around the globe when it comes to trends in home decor. Hygge, the Danish word that loosely translates to coziness is already a popular design style overseas and has been in design circles for a while, but is just now making its way into mainstream American homes. The palette of a hygge space can go a couple of ways: Think monochrome with hints of millennial pink OR layers of tobacco and other rich earth tones, but ALWAYS layers of blankets and pillows by the fire. (More on 2018 color trends later on!)   Make It Fashion! This year we’re going to see an increasing amount of high fashion and home decor crossover. Gucci Home, Badgeley Mishka, Louis Vitton all launched home decor collections recently, with eclectic, quality furnishings existing at the perfect intersection of European high style and coziness. Even H&M and Zara are getting in on the game. And of course, we’re no strangers to the growing home decor collections of Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. Color Trends in Home Decor for 2018 Cosmic Explosion: Ultraviolet Pantone Color of the Year, Ultraviolet has a cosmic, futuristic vibe, but is a relative of the popular millennial pink, which, while complimentary, has a more vintage vibe. As more millennials become homeowners, you’ll be seeing more home industry designers and retailers catering to their needs.  We expect to see minimalism to be taking strong hold in modern bedrooms, where you’ll likely see ultraviolet popping up quite a bit. Cabin Fever: Rich Earthy Tones This past year, we had the incredible opportunity to report live from the High Point Design Bloggers Tour, where we really got to see how the sausage is made: We can tell you first hand what retailers will be stocking their shelves and showroom floors with in the upcoming year: Namely warm, rich, earthy colors, paired with jewel tones: think mustard, burgundy, forrest green. Expect to see these tones in cozy communal spaces, small parlour rooms, man caves and she sheds, and home offices. Color In Unexpected Places We’re so excited more homeowners are getting over their fear of color and are starting to request color in unexpected places like kitchen appliances and cabinets, ceilings, and on upholstery like sofas or dining chairs. UPDATE: This funky modern kid's room we designed has been featured on Shutterfly!   Blasts From The Past: Vintage Home Decor Trends Making a Comeback! Vintage Lighting: Updating a room’s lighting is arguably the best way to instantly upgrade a room! Although, this year, we may be going back in time: Antique lighting like aged copper pendants and candlestick sconces add a stylish, warm, lived-in vibe to any room. Double Rachel Wall Sconce from Dunes & Duchess This is one trend we’re particularly excited about, as we love the architectural shapes that lighting features bring to a space. Uplights will also be making a comeback to showcase beautiful landscape architecture and enhance outdoor entertaining spaces at night. Prints & Chintz! Wallpaper is coming back in the big way! The gorgeous patterns from the latest Osborne and Little collections, for example, are the perfect way to make a statement in a powder room or a liven up a stuffy formal, dining room. And we’ve already been placing orders for traditional, detailed, custom bedding and drapery, complete with all the bells and whistles: trims and fringe galore! Design Trends that are Here To Stay! Modern Farmhouse: From industrial lighting, to deep farmhouse sinks, the modern farmhouse design trend has been taking over the past couple years, and has mutated a few times: from the homespun version made famous by Joanna and Chip on HGTV to the industrial chic version you often find in suburbs surrounding cities to the coastal twist on the modern farmhouse. We don’t expect this trend to go anywhere anytime soon, but expect to see a few more versions of it in the upcoming year! Statement Backsplashes: We love tile and are so excited to see homeowners daring to make a bold statement with exciting kitchen and bathroom backsplashes. Outdoor Kitchens and Living Rooms: The backyard features adding the most value to the home are not pools or built-in golf courses, but *cozy* (there’s that word again!) and frequently used outdoor kitchen, dining, and living room areas complete with full kitchens, stocked bars, gorgeous fireplaces and fire pits, pergolas and cabanas! What home decor trends do you anticipate seeing in 2018? Which are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!

Where To Buy Affordable Art You’ll Value for Years to Come

Art makes a house a home. Without walls adorned in art, a house never feels quite lived in or personal enough. A great art collection can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be! So we sought out to remedy that. We went on a mission to furnish the walls of a gorgeous coastal-chic pad with accessible, affordable artwork and wound up partnering with the wonderful people at Minted.com to curate a gallery of the best independent artists with prints starting as low as $21. #shrs_MAP56562_target { text-align: center; width: auto; margin: 5px; border: 2px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); padding: 4px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; height: auto; } #shrs_MAP56562_pagingDsp { font-size: 1.2em; font-weight: bold; text-align: center; } #shrs_MAP56562_pagingDsp ul.shrs_MAP56562_pagingList { padding: 0px; margin: 5px 0px 0px; } #shrs_MAP56562_pagingDsp ul.shrs_MAP56562_pagingList li { display: inline; list-style-type: none; padding-right: 10px; } #shrs_MAP56562_pagingDsp ul.shrs_MAP56562_pagingList li.shrs_MAP56562_currentPage { font-size: 1.3em; font-weight: bold; } #shrs_MAP56562_pagingDsp ul.shrs_MAP56562_pagingList li a { color: rgb(0, 82, 156); } #shrs_MAP56562_pagingDsp ul.shrs_MAP56562_pagingList li.shrs_MAP56562_currentPage a { text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li a.MAP56562_productNameLink { color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 1.1em; } .shrs_MAP56562_productDiv { vertical-align: top; padding: 5px; border: 2px solid rgb(153, 204, 255); display: inline-block; margin: 5px; width: 200px; height: 270px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; overflow: auto; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList { margin: 0px; padding: 0px; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList { margin: 0px; padding: 0px; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li { list-style-type: none; margin-bottom: 5px; font-size: 15px; text-align: center; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pTitle { font-size: 1em; font-weight: bold; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pThumb { } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pThumb a img { max-width: 150px; height: auto; max-height: 150px; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pShortDesc { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pDesc { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pPrice { font-weight: bold; color: rgb(8, 82, 165); } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pRetailPrice { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pSku { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pImage { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pManufacturer { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pIsbn { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pMerchantName { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pPartnumber { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pMerchantsubcategory { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pCustomText { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li.MAP56562_pImage a { font-size: 0.8em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; } #shrs_MAP56562_largerImageViewer { border: 2px solid black; position: fixed; left: 35%; top: 50%; background-color: white; z-index: 503; height: auto; margin-top: -200px; width: auto; display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span { margin-right: 5px; color: rgb(94, 94, 94); } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span.MAP56562_lbl_productName { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span.MAP56562_lbl_thumbnail { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span.MAP56562_lbl_price { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span.MAP56562_lbl_shortDesc { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span.MAP56562_lbl_image { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span.MAP56562_lbl_manufacturer { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span.MAP56562_lbl_subcategory { display: none; } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span.MAP56562_lbl_partNumber { } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span.MAP56562_lbl_retailPrice { } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span.MAP56562_lbl_sku { } ul.shrs_MAP56562_productDspList li span.MAP56562_lbl_isbn { } var shrs_empty =''; var shrs_MAP56562_loadSubPage = function (pageNum, aEl){ try{ var arrPage = shrs_getElementsByClassName(document.getElementById('shrs_MAP56562_target'), 'MAP56562_pagedDisplay'); var pageToshow = document.getElementById('MAP56562_page'+pageNum); var menuEl = document.getElementById('shrs_MAP56562_pagingListEl'); var dspCurrentPage = document.getElementById('shrs_MAP56562_pagingDspCurrentPage'); for (var i=0;i

Holiday Gift Guides for Everyone On Your List

Holiday Gift Guides 2017 This year we've put together gift guides for all those who are difficult-to-shop-for  in your life: from husbands and friends who have  it all to millennials and mere acquaintances. The best news: It's all on one place-- we're using Amazon as our one-stop-shop to streamline our holiday shopping this year. Scroll down to check out all of our holiday gift guides and click on the images to shop even more! Millennial Gift Guide Millennials are among the toughest to shop for (is all they want gift cards?). Think: dorm room decor, kitschy trendy clothing, and tech accessories. Here are all of our #productpicks in one place! https://buff.ly/2ndiOAK Home Gift Guide Create a cozy holiday home with these product picks: Chic kitchenware, bar accessories, DIY kits and more: Luxe Gift Guide Need something more sensual and luxurious for your wife or girlfriend? Spa sets, designer travel sets, or collectibles are a great way to go.   Gifts For Him Dad, boyfriend, son: Think office accessories, smart home tech, grill sets, luxe golf clubs. Our Gifts for him guide is packed with leather and mahogany. Shop here: Holiday Host Gift Guide Host gifts also make great gifts for coworkers or acquaintances. We love a comforting candle or kit that won't take up too much space.

15 Reasons We Love Interior Design

We Asked Instagram, Here's What You Had to Say

We’re Thankful to Be Part of an Incredible Design Community and we continue to be inspired by our Instagram followers, a collections of designers, artists, DIY’ers, and other creatives. We asked why they love interior design and received some inspiring feedback. Here are some of the fascinating responses we received that provide some insight into why design goes beyond aesthetics and has the capacity to change lives: @daysieann: I love interior design Bc it is my passion it makes feel alive and happy. Interior design is beautiful and pleasing to the eye. I love to help clients turn their home into something beautiful and it warms my heart and makes me happy to see them excited at how their home looks. I love to make people happy that way it is a true blessing . And I spend my time doing what I truly love . 💕 @pratastudio: My go to phrase "We shape our dwellings and afterwards our dwellings shape us....", said by Winston Churchill in 1944...I do it for the philosophical/sociological reasons and because I see life through rose colored glasses! @jasmina_dj3Creating a unique and personalized environment is important for our emotional well-being. @peytonhomedesign: We love seeing how our designers can have a completely unique approach to transforming a house into a home! Love design because it is personal. @sheadolce: It allows me to be utilize my creative spirit while raising my family. It allows me to explore many facets of design- something new with every job. It has afforded me many opportunities and friendships; the design community is wonderful. 💪🏻🤘🏻♥️ @manciniakmade: They keep me making things and advance my skill set! @elissagrayerinteriordesign: Love the ability to make a space entirely your own @tomlrealtor: Makes selling easier! @805interiors: I love the feeling of making someone's space more beautiful than they could have imagined or achieved on their own. It truly touches people's lives. And it's so fun to see my own visions realized. @4ptdesignbuild: It chose me... I just listen. 💕 @entessarinteriors: Because beautiful designs can change lives.❤❤ @denaburtonhomes: Love the feeling of being surrounded by beautiful things. @aliciapaleyhomeinteriors: Because I can't afford to own every style of house or every style of furnishing. 😜 Being a designer lets me live vicariously through my clients. @manuela_guerrero_renova: Because I enjoy creating #selecspaces where their owners feel absolutely identified!!🙌🏻🙌🏻 @aidymarkowitz: creating fantasy ideas into a living reality 💙

50+ Stylish Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas From Amazon

The One-Stop-Shop Approach to Decorating for Thanksgiving

The One-Stop-Shop Approach to Decorating for Thanksgiving It’s that time of year again: Family and friends gathered around a beautiful table to give thanks and share a beautiful meal. I love decorating and entertaining for the holidays, but am always looking for ways to cut down on the preparation stress that accompanies the holiday season, while still throwing an incredible holiday extravaganza! This year for Thanksgiving, I’ve turned to Amazon to be my one-stop-shop for crafting a beautiful modern, rustic holiday tablescape. From turkey-prep necessities and eclectic dishware to silk Fall floral arrangements, candles, extra seating and other holiday decor: Here’s everything that’s going on my Thanksgiving table this year:   Shop everything in my Thanksgiving shop or browse Amazon for more Thanksgiving decor ideas here. Click the Image for More Thanksgiving Table Prep Ideas Quick Tips for an Elevated Thanksgiving Table Keep these 5 tips in mind to help you tailor your elegant Thanksgiving table.   Cozy Linen Layers: One thing that will instantly elevate your Thanksgiving table are layers of textured table linens: Look for linen napkins, tablecloths, and table runners, coasters, and placemats in your desired color palette. Which brings us to our next tip: Click the Image to for more Thanksgiving Table Linen Ideas Get Creative with Color: Don’t feel confined to having to use orange, yellow, and red because they are “Fall Colors.” Consider experimenting with a softer color palette of blues and purples which can seamlessly transition your table from Fall to Winter. Click the Image for More Colorful Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas Click the Image for More Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas Involving all the Senses: Combining candles, flowers, and food creates a truly ambient experience. Thinking like a designer means thinking not just about how thing looks, but how they function and appeal to all the senses. Click Image for More Fall Candles & Candlesticks Avoid Turkey Fatigue: Don’t go overboard with the pumpkin or turkey motifs: Choose a select area or two in which to include a pumpkin, turkey, or two. Maybe just the coasters, or napkins? Click Image for More Cute Ways to Include Pumpkins in Your Table Design (without being tacky!) Polish It Off: Give your table a polished look with candle sticks, elegant flowers, and classic dishware (like the classic Spode Thanksgiving collection) Click the Image to Shop Everything In My Thanksgiving Store