Five Tips to Decorate for Spring

Spring is officially here!  That means it's one of my favorite times of year and time to switch out our heavy winter decor for lighter and brighter options!  As always, I aim to inspire and guide you without breaking the bank, so I've curated five of my favorite ways to welcome Spring into your home. Fresh Flowers. Nothing says Spring like fresh flowers.  Whether it's bouquets of freshly cut wild flowers or pretty potted plants, the addition of beautiful blooms is the perfect way to welcome Spring. Not only do they add freshness and fragrance, but fresh flowers are an inexpensive and low commitment way to inject colour into a space.  I love tulips and happily go over board on them this time of as they are abundant and inexpensive.  Sprinkle them through out your home - laundry room, … [Read more...]

10 Edible Plants with Fascinating Texture and Fragrance in the Garden

One of the elements to consider when planning your garden spaces is the texture of the plants. I especially love to include plants that are fun to touch in gardens near my front door, back patio, or other high-traffic areas. Here are some of my favorite edible plants perfect for a sensory or children’s garden. Many of these are explored in-depth in Gardening Like a Ninja: A Guide to Sneaking Delicious Edibles Into Your Landscape.   1. Sage – Broader, textured leaves make sage a lovely addition to the edible landscape. It grows as a woody perennial and the texture alone would be enough to make it worth adding to the landscape. But sage is available in a variety of colors – tri-color with burgundy streaks and splotches and a variegated green and white form are two of my … [Read more...]

Modernism Week – A Designer’s Delight

  Those who have enjoyed the grandeur that is Palm Springs, California, will attest to its sunny warmth, paradise-worthy weather and the brilliance of its authentic desert style.  Add to this a magical conglomeration of innovative work by superb artists, set against the backdrop of exquisite, color-filled natural landscapes, native palm trees swaying in the wind and the majesty of the San Jacinto Mountains in the distance, you have the award-winning recipe for the spectacular Modernism Week.  This annual event genially showcases where mid-century architecture, fashion, art, and design meet contemporary ideas and thinking; it is an understatement to merely suggest that it is a designer’s dream to attend.  The impressiveness of this extraordinary event, however, extends far beyond … [Read more...]

Spring Tablescape Ideas

I know its hard to think about with all the snow and ice around, but Spring will be here soon.  The ice will melt, the snow will fade away and slowly Spring flowers will start popping out.  One of the easiest ways to make it feel like Spring inside, even if it doesn't outside, is to decorate your table!  If you are dreaming of warmer weather and beautiful pops of color, then here are some great Spring tablescape ideas for you! The thing that I really love about all these ideas is that they are inexpensive to create.  Some, like the eggshell centerpieces, only require one or two supplies other then an empty eggshell!  It doesn't get much better (or cuter!) then that! 1. // Eggshell flower centerpiece // Save your eggshells and create this absolutely gorgeous centerpiece! 2. // … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Tablescape Inspiration!

  You know that feeling when you find your seat at a dining table and pause before putting your napkin in your lap because you think "I hate to mess-   up this beautiful place-setting"?  Well, I love that feeling and I REALLY love creating tablescapes that give my guests that feeling.  In this world of lightening-speed technology, it is more important than ever to slow down and take time for face-to-face, human interaction. What better place to spend quality time with family and friends than around a lovely and thoughtfully set table.  With Spring in the air and Easter around the corner, I hope to share some ideas and inspiration for your table by giving you a look at my dining room this year. Every good tablescape starts with some source of inspiration.  That can be … [Read more...]

Easter Centerpiece Inspirations for Cheerful Table Settings

I love setting a nice table and with Easter on it's way I've been looking for some inspirations about how I want to decorate my tablescape this Easter season. Here are some beautiful centerpieces for Easter I found and love. Which is your favorite? A simple but fun homemade Easter decoration, there are two Easter egg decoration tutorials in this Easter Egg Tree post - one to create the handing egg ornaments and one to create the open, lacey eggs. So cute! Easter Vases for Table Centerpieces 1. I love this jelly bean filled vase of tulips - perfect for a cheerful Easter centerpiece display from Moore From the Heart. 2. A great kid's Easter craft, these paper flowers are a charming spring vase from Inside my Hideaway. 3. Small flowers set into colored egg shell vases from Martha … [Read more...]