Thursday, August 25, 2011

Trending Fall Fashions in home decor

Trending Fall Fashions
By: Christina Johnson

Cinnamon and apple scents begin to fill the air, and the summer heat fades to an autumn breeze, it's the perfect time to revamp your home decor. Using rich textures and colors of fall indoors, to create your own cozy weather getaway. Take a peak at some of the fresh trends in fall decor.
Go Bold

A simple, affordable way to reinvent a space is painting.  Imbue your home with fall's popular warm, cozy colors. Whether you want to go bold or stick with neutrals, this season's palette offers something for everyone. Among the trendiest paint colors are soft gold, burnt orange, mocha, creamy beige, asparagus green, earthy browns and tans, and shades of gray, ranging from peppercorn to a pale gray violet. In a neutral room, an accent wall in a bold color can add depth and interest. Some popular choices are creams and beige with a brown or red accent wall.

Accessories for the Walls

Accent pieces, such as throw pillows, candles, art, sheets, comforters, slipcovers, floral centerpieces, and knickknacks, can complement the color of the room and add a fun or sophisticated feel. While neutral furniture has been the standard, don't be afraid to experiment and add a splash of color, as accessories can be easily swapped out with the change of seasons Copper, red, black, chocolate brown, brass, wine, and funky patterns are popular this season. However, shades of orange have been stealing the show. Add some burnt orange pillows or a few pumpkin orange vases to give your home a fall feeling.

Decorate your Windows and Doors

Get rid of the heavy, lush and dreary d├ęcor, with the days being shorter, no need to accentuate the lack of light. Design aficionados are predicting that linen panels will be huge this fall. These window treatments can soften any room. The classic fabric comes in a variety of colors and patterns to complement the colors of the room. With lighter material, the fall days will not seem so dark and dreary.

Anything Goes

You no longer need to worry about adhering to a single style or aesthetic for a room. Eclectic decor is one of the bigger trends of fall. Mix masculine and feminine, antique and modern, or combine artwork of different mediums and styles. Try pairing your antique coffee table with a modern sofa. Try adding a splash of pink, or vases full of flowers, to an otherwise masculine room.  Location no longer matters either, whether you live in a Manhattan Rental, or a country colonial, whatever you call home should be decorated based on your taste.

Are you getting ready for Fall?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Arcadian Home Decor

Hi all! I'm Jennifer and I write for Arcadian Home Decor, a site that specializes in top home decor ideas around the world.
 I've been writing about home decor since graduating university and have loved it ever since. I'm addicted to patterned fabrics, Jonathan Adler, chaise lounges, old doors, milk glass jars, antiques, and chandeliers. There are few places on the vast internet where you can always find something pretty, but I love that I can on Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing. 
And I feel privileged to share a post on different uses for vintage trunks.

They can be found on the side of the road, at garage sales and flea markets, or in a grandmother's attic - and yet they are one of the most treasured pieces of furniture. Vintage trunks can take on a number of roles, from that of a table, a storage unit or just one of many decorative home accessories. Here's how:
Vintage Trunks
As a coffee table via Decorpad
Whitewashed and the center of attention, this vintage trunk works as a coffee table, with an aged texture and topped with modern table decorations.
Vintage Trunks
As a showpiece via This Charming House
A cozy home office needs some style infusion, and nothing does the trick like a singular vintage trunk standing solo against a main wall.
Vintage Trunks
As a display via Feather and Branch
With a colourful hand-woven rug backdrop, the eye is immediately drawn to the painted trunk, which can become a display for beloved items like books and knick knacks.
Vintage Trunks
As a dresser via Little Peach Vintage
Antique trunks with ornate detailing can double as a stunning armoire or bedroom dresser too - the table decorations add personality to the top of the piece, while the storage below provides a place to store clothing.
Vintage Trunks
As toy chests via Mini Piccolini
A coat of paint and a padded cushion transform these vintage trunks into toy chest pieces of furniture - cute and functional!
Vintage Trunks
As an accessory via Home On the Ridge
A themed entryway or hall has a distinctly aged look with framed black and white wall art, wrought iron table decorations and quirky odds and ends like the beaten trunk.
Vintage Trunks
As a bench via Home Klondike
A vintage trunk painted in a vibrant hue is given a new lease on life when it's paired with colourful cushions to create a pretty bench.
Vintage Trunks
As a footboard via Decorpad
If a bed has a headboard but no footboard, place a vintage trunk at the end of the bed for a space with an elegant old-school feel.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Napoli Rooster set!

Everyone at this point in the blogosphere knows I love roosters!
 What? you don't know that? Where have you been?
When the nice folks over at Life time brands offered me a review on Pflatzgraff  dishes, I without hesitation, agreed.
These truly are the prettiest colors and set I have ever owned in my everyday dishware.  And yes, I will now use these every day.

I think this set can be dressed up, or dressed casual. 
Depending on the what you are wanting to achieve.

My hand (stenciled) painted napkins
tutorial here

Rooster stemware purchased by my Mom through Nieman Marcus

Don't you just love the colors?
Pfalztgraff Napoli pattern is a subtly, hand painted collection that evokes the light and colors of the coast of Italy.
Hey maybe you are not a Roo lover, but you Love birds, flowers,fruit,
pfaltzgraff has such  great variety to choose from.
Free shipping on order over $99.00.

I will be joining Susan for Tabletop Thursday.

If you are not familiar with my Home and garden blog, please hop on over
This is my review and blabs site, and I just had to blab!