All Blog Posts Tagged 'decor' (77)

Shades of Grey : 7 Rooms in shades of grey

Grey has been on the rise and not just in accessories and wall colour.  Grey is trending in cabinetry, hardwood, tile and more....Grey had a bad rep for while for being cold and impersonal.  But grey has come a long way and it is so versatile, it works with any style of decor and in any room.  Take a look at some of our favourite rooms and ways that you can use grey.

Sherwin Williams : The 10 Best Gray and Greige Paint Colours - Kylie M Interiors

This deep, dark charcoal wall painted in…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 19, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

We Answer Wednesday - How to Decorate with Glass Furniture

dining room

“I love the look of glass in my home but I’m not sure where the best areas to use it would be. What are your suggestions for using glass to its full potential?”
Great question!

We’re with you on that one! We love decorating with glass! One of the great things about glass is the…

Added by Kristi Blok on July 15, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Home Decor: What to do when something's off....

If you've ever had a room hovering at "almost there," you know how frustrating of a situation it can be. The room doesn't look bad, it just doesn't quite sing. It's missing something, and you can't put your finger on it. You might find these six things to try helpful when a room just isn't coming together like you thought it would!

The best thing about this photograph is those brass shelves. I garbage-picked them two weeks ago. Rug, pillows and stool are all Nate Berkus from Target.

1. Compare it to your inspiration

Whether you tried to copy a room you saw on…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 13, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

House Rules: How to Hang Art Work

Sure anyone can bang a nail into a wall and hang their art but to get the perfect look in your space, these are the tips and numbers you want to remember next time you are hanging your art

What’s the best height to hang artwork?

  • Art should be hung at eye-level with the center of the picture positioned between 56 – 60″ from the floor.
  • When hanging one picture directly above another, treat the two a…

Added by Kristi Blok on July 9, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

9 Great Gallery Wall Ideas

“I love the look of gallery walls. I’m in the process of creating one in my own home right now but I want to add more than just photos. What are some suggestions for adding other pieces to the display?”
Great question! Creating a gallery wall is a fabulous way to personalize your space to exactly what you want. Since when you are making a gallery wall, pretty well anything goes, there are…

Added by Kristi Blok on July 8, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

How To Mix Patterns

"I love my home but slowly I have been making decor updates.  In Interior Decorating magazines and TV shows, I always see designers mix different patterns and prints.  I love the look but I have no idea how to mix patterns, can you help me get that "designer" look?'

Great question and yes, designers and decorators are always mixing different prints, patterns, textures and colours - by doing that you completely elevate the look of any…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 7, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Best Props To Stage Your Home

When it comes to home staging - yes, there are a number of items that must be removed from the home such as personal photos, collectibles and of course, excess or bulky furniture.  But there are certain props that really enhance the look of the home regardless of the age or decor style.

These 6 DIY props can add memorable details and welcoming feelings to buyers and just help to set the…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 7, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

How To Create A Welcoming Entry

We all know that the exterior of your home when maintained really creates a welcoming atmosphere but as your friends, family and guests enter your home that inviting feeling should also transfer into the entry. Also if you are staging your home for the real estate market, you will want that inviting feeling as soon as buyers walk in!  Make that first impression from the curb last and carry through to the…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 5, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

10 Secrets About Staging Your Home For Resale

Realistic or not...every home buyers dreams of purchasing a home that belongs in the pages of a magazine.  Staging your home or making it look it's best, is one of the first steps to putting it on the market.  Since many eyes will be on your home during showings, open houses and all through marketing and promotional materials, this is why you will want your home to look show room ready!  Many…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 4, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

More Playroom Fun

I'm sick.

Like knock you on your butt, sick. What started out as allergies, has quickly escalated to bronchitis....Hello mucus. Needless to say, I've been very unproductive this week. The couch, a box of tissues, and I have become best friends. I high-fived myself this morning for getting two whole loads of laundry done....just five more to go!

The only good thing about this is that we have been able to give the "new" playroom/rec-room a spin. There is a closet across from the…


Added by Ashley Sieker on May 6, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Crossing Over To The Dark Side

When we first moved in and I was contemplating paint colors for our master bedroom, I had all pale colors in my mind. Something light and airy, and calming. So color me surprised (no pun intended) when I decided to go with a very dark navy.


I've said before that I really am trying to get out of my color-picking pattern and have a little more fun with color. I want to incorporate…


Added by Ashley Sieker on March 17, 2015 at 10:57am — 2 Comments

How to Incorporate Pantone's Color of The Year "Marsala" Into Your Life

Pantone has named "Marsala" the Color of the Year for 2015. It's a shade of red that we haven't really seen much of so it's FRESH! Marsala is a warm, mood-shifting color for me. See how I have incorporated Marsala into my life: …


Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on January 22, 2015 at 9:34am — No Comments

My Son's Turquoise Room

What color is your kid's room?

It's time to show of L's turquoise room for the Blue Cottage House Tour! I didn't want a blue room for him and absolutely love this color.

Blue Cottage House Tour: Landon’s Turquoise…


Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on September 14, 2014 at 12:27pm — 1 Comment

Simple Fall Decor: Create an Indoor Fall Candle Display

This inexpensive and simple DIY project is a wonderful way to welcome fall into your home! Just tell the kids they can't eat the candy corn!! 

For more simple ideas, visit…


Added by Laura Morey on October 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Pre-Spring Dining Room Decor

I know.  I’m having a baby in less than 1 week and need/should stop but I just can’t.  I’ve never been this uncomfortable during a pregnancy so since sitting and laying hurt, I’m standing.  A LOT.  And finding things to do around our home!  I planned to leave all of the Valentine’s Day decor up until after the baby arrived but on…


Added by Angelique Lorence on February 18, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Vintage Christmas Love

I cannot believe this will be Felicity's third Christmas!  This silly photo below was taken on her first Christmas and is still one of my favorite pictures of her....…


Added by InspiredByFelicity on December 6, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Let The Season Begin


We started off the month with a jam packed weekend!  I knew it was December because of the amount of activities we packed into 2 days.  I’m still alive (and still prego) and all is well with our PiggyToes!  This…


Added by Angelique Lorence on December 3, 2012 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Our Homemade Advent Calendar

Its always good to have a mama friend keep you up to speed with things such as… the day of the week.  Here we are again, the day before DECEMBER 1st and once again, I forgot to make an Advent Calendar/Tree/Box… anything.  Thankfully, I had my daily text chat with my friend T who was wrapping her kiddos advent gifts…


Added by Angelique Lorence on November 30, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Our Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to our home at Christmas-time!  I love this time of year and try to put a touch of Christmas throughout our home!  You’ll probably find that I have a running theme of Christmas cherries, pine-cones and snowflakes.  I have a mini obsession with each ; )

I wish I could invite you all over for coffee & cookies but the next best thing is a virtual tour so, come in!



Added by Angelique Lorence on November 28, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

La-Z-Boy: The Arden Chair

I was so excited when La-Z-Boy contacted my PiggyToes to host their grand opening store in Monroeville but unfortunately, I couldn’t attend!  I did however find time to shop weeks after the opening and wrote about my experience in…


Added by Angelique Lorence on November 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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