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Friday, February 5, 2016

Styling Bookcases


I love styling the built-in book shelves in my living room. It's so much fun accessorizing the shelves with changing seasons. Today, I am sharing few styling tips for a winter white decor.


My simple rule for styling bookshelves is: CTS

C for Color

The greenery adds a splash of color in a predominantly white background and accents.




Next, T for texture.

I think, color plays beautifully when paired with texture and creates a dramatic impact.
 The stacked books on my shelves wrapped in Kraft brown paper add wonderful visual texture.


The boxwood ball housed under a glass cloche also adds color and texture.


These golden mini pine cones add beautiful texture.


Especially, inside a clear glass apothecary jar







This beautiful cream and gold box on the top shelf ties everything so well.


 And, S for shine


The golden sunburst mirror adds wonderful sparkle and shine 


Love the contrast between the shiny votive and the texture of the brown paper wrapped books.



 So CTS (Color, Texture, and Shine) is my design principle when arranging and rearranging these bookshelves and I apply this same principle when creating vignettes. I create mini vignettes on each of these shelves and they all work together so harmoniously. Don't you think?


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope these tips inspire you to jazz up those mundane bookshelves around your house. 
Have a great weekend!

~Hugs, Poppy~



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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Mini Tour of a Christmas Family Room


Hello, dear friends! How is your weekend going? 
I am almost done decorating my home for the holiday season.
Now, if I can only finish the shopping and baking, then I can safely say I'm all set!!!


I'm almost ready for the most wonderful time of the year.


It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer" 
It's the most wonderful time of the year 


It's the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings 
When friends come to call 
It's the hap- happiest season of all 


There'll be parties for hosting 
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow 


There'll be scary ghost stories 
And tales of the glories of 
Christmases long, long ago 




It's the most wonderful time of the year 
There'll be much mistletoeing
And hearts will be glowing 




When love ones are near 
It's the most wonderful time of the year 



I love decorating my home in traditional red,white and green accents during Christmas. 




The colors make everything look so warm, cozy and festive.





Thanks for stopping by today and for taking a tour of my Christmas decor. It is always a pleasure having you here.


Also I would like to express my thanks to these wonderful hostesses: Sandi from Rose Chintz CottageBrenda from Cozy Little House   and Linda from Coastal Charm for featuring my Christmas Dining Room  and Christmas Banner at their Tuesday link parties.  Stop by and say hello to these lovely ladies if you get a chance for tons of inspiration, project ideas, and mouth-watering dessert recipes or simply join their weekly parties to share your creativity.
Happy weekend!



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Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas Banner as Accents



Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, when I enjoy decorating every corner of my home.


I love adding details in home decor that make decorating for Christmas so much fun!

Simple Christmas banners add a festive look to a room, and I love using them at this time of the year.


I found the chalkboard banner at our local craft store, and I simply added bundles of faux red berries and fresh pine sprigs tied in red gingham ribbon.



I hung the banner in front of the chest to spruce up this corner of our dining room


Couple of years back, I used evergreen sprigs and dried orange slices for a Christmas garland for my kitchen windows.

 Click HERE to see more of my Christmas kitchen.

Sitting on top of the chest is a decorated wooden terrarium.





Remember the mason jar luminaries from last year? Well, I love them so much that I am using them again this year. The terrarium houses three of the mason jar luminaries and lights up this corner of the room beautifully.

 

Love the ambiance and warmth created by these glass luminaries:


Click HERE  for the Mason Jar Luminaries tutorial.

I love how the white terrarium looks dressed for Christmas:



Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you enjoyed your stay here.
I am hoping to post more of my Christmas decorations in the next few weeks.
Before I sign off today, I would like to express my thanks to Katherine from Katherines Corner for featuring my Thanksgiving Buffet Table at her Make it Monday party. Stop by and say hello to Katherine if you get a chance for tons of inspiration and project ideas, or simply join her weekly parties to share your creativity.
Happy weekend!


~Hugs, Poppy~


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