Searching, sourcing and scouring home decor and interior decorating sites over the holidays brought forth several show and tell worthy home decor items of note. I put the copy and paste command through its paces and filed the need to know info under home decor items of note. This stuff comes in handy at one time or another in the daily all things house that make a home process.
Design and decorating cheat sheets are wonderful, and this one is check it out worthy. 9 sofa styles you should knowis just one example why Domino is a Places In The Home favorite.
Informative (as we like it) tidbit of how to stop the slide of an uncooperative area kitchen rug with Velcro information from CNET.
This next item of note 2016 is not a spring cleaning hint or tip, but rather a year round dust busting must do. Cleaning light fixtures, light bulbs and lampshades isn’t the most glamorous household cleaning jobs, but one that shines a little light on a dust free situation. Did you know cleaning your light bulbs can make your room up to 20% brighter? Cleaning your light bulbs also helps to avoid the disgusting burning smell often associated with a dust-coated bulb. I hate that smell!
Make sure to only clean a light bulb or lighting fixture that is turned off with all bulbs cool to the touch. Do not spin-turn-rotate the light fixture to clean or wipe bulbs as this can cause the fixture to fall or wiring in the housing to fray. I learned this lesson one Saturday afternoon at the antiques shop. I was cleaning a gorgeous antique Williamsburg chandelier like the one in the above image. We had a good crowd in at the shop, I was in my height of great deals glory and the style conversation was lively. Being too tuned into the latter and less into practicing safe light bulb and light fixture cleaning techniques, I Valley Forged on. I spun the fixture and the sparks flew, literally. Lesson learned! One final bulb and fixture cleaning note: never spray cleaning solution around lighting fixture or light bulbs. The good people at 1000Bulbs.com offer great info on How to Clean Your Light Bulbs, Lampshades and Fixtures.
From the fabulous decoristas at One Kings Lane comes 21 Must-Follow Insta Feeds for 2016. One Kings Lane comes through with a nice balance of styles with the accent mark on something for everyone. If you are so inclined to make it 22 Must-Follow Insta Feeds for 2016, I would love to have you follow Places In The Home on Instagram.
It’s the good home decor info and tips that keeps us in the all things home decor know.
Sourcing and sightings of home decor accents is all in a day’s work and I love it! When I started Places In The Home my objective was simple: to design an all things house that make a home show and tell, a sharing collective of knowledge and experience of interior decorating, home furnishings, decorative accents, home decor where to finds and gotta have it lists. Four years later, I continue to be excited and inspired to show and tell you about items currently catching my eye.
The lines, pattern and form of the Riviera stool delivers style at work and style at home.
J. R. Watkins Coconut Room Freshener smells like summer at the beach. A spritz or two of this tropical delight coconut scented room freshener is all it takes to infuse the space with a light coconut scent so refreshing you’ll be inclined to light the Tiki torches, turn up the calypso music and whip up a blender full of Piña Coladas. I am coconuts for this stuff!
Seaside-inspired and stylish storage approved. I am “digging” this Conch Magazine Basket from Birch Lane.
D I Why yes, I can do this! Three or four drawer chests are just a thrift store, flea market or curbside boutique visit away. For the retail fortunate, check out your nearest IKEA and the Rast 3 drawer chest. At $34.99 + tax it’s a bargain. For the rest of us, I say add this baby into your online shopping cart and justify the shipping cost with my logic. I couldn’t drive to Houston (closet IKEA) for $10 (the shipping cost). Makes cent$. Decorative hardware dresses the look, and a couple of coats of black paint adds the essential touch of drama.
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Blue and white porcelain is classic chic. Eye spy these Tang blue and white salt and pepper shakers as a summer soiree hostess gift idea.
Dramatic statement pieces aren’t expressly exclusive to holiday fashions. Decoristas never need an excuse to home decor accent and accessorize, nor do they shy from reminding Santa it’s perfectly fine to add home decor statement pieces to his list. At this most festive and stylish time of year, home is the star of the meeting, greeting and eating holiday show. There’s no time like the present to add a few home decor statement pieces to your holiday wishlist. I connected the dots to this Christmas wishlist conclusion as I sketched out a potential design alternative for a client.
The homeowner wants several items that will stretch the budget tighter than tight, and realizing that fact commented, “I guess I could always ask for it as a Christmas present.” Christmas bells went off and the Elves got busy dropping hints. The piece in the image below stresses my tried and true belief that to complete a statement space you must include a statement piece in black. The slender depth of the Pulaski Tara Hall Chest is a perfect fit for a breakfast area. Accent chests offer superb storage and style options for dining rooms as well as kitchens and breakfast areas.
I am thrilled to be nominated for the Lamps Plus 2013 Best Home Blog Awards in the category of Interior Design. Lamps Plus is my automatic go-to resource for lighting. I first discovered Lamps Plus in 1999, and the design and decor relationship continues to light the way to stylish and affordable lighting and home decor choices. Stylish looks pair well with an exciting opportunity to win the Lamps Plus 2013 Best Home Blog Sweepstakes.
It is certainly an honor to be in the talented and stylish company of my fellow nominees! I am continually amazed on a daily basis by the talent of so many in the blogosphere. Cast your vote for your top picks for Interior Design, DIY, Family, and Lifestyle blogs on the Lamps Plus Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win a $500 Lamps Plus online shopping spree! Click on the image below to be taken to Lamps Plus Facebook page to cast your vote.
Remember, you can vote once every 24 hours to earn extra entries! Did I mention that for each vote you cast you will be entered for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree! Let’s Lamps Plus!
I would like to humbly ask you for your vote. Your vote and time is truly appreciated, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and wish you all good luck!
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Outdoor spaces have quickly become extensions of the life lived within our homes. Whimsical in theory, neutral in palette, and classically fun- the Luli Lamp will pair perfectly to any outdoor space decor. It doesn’t monkey around with its stylish statement.
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I’m a big fan of husband-and-wife designing teams. Just ask Dave the Builder. The couple that designs and decorates together deserves a beautiful vacation home in Brazil!
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