Holiday Home Tour

The Holiday Home Tour took place last week and it was a huge success! I was overwhelmed by the most beautiful, kind-hearted, lovely, sincere, and meaningful compliments ever. I was also blessed with the most amazing home owners who gave me the freedom to do what I wanted. This is a designers dream. I want to also mention the volunteers. They stood all there all night, with a smile on their face, and spoke the kindest words about me to every tour-goer all out of the kindness of thier heart while the flutists entertained us all night with their beautiful music. Here are some of the beautiful photos taken by my talented photographer and friend Marc Polidoro. Continue reading

Festive Painted Canvas

The Holiday Home Tour starts tomorrow night, yikes! I am going to be staging and adding the finishing touches today. I needed a large piece to go above the bed in the master bedroom so I designed this festive painted canvas. At 39”w x 31”h it is sure to add punch to the space. With a roughed up wood look in the backround and the bright red paint, the white words really jump off the canvas. Continue reading

Kids Christmas Crafts

Wow, what an amazing weekend! I was featured on 4 blogs, had an on-camera interview for the local community tv station and with the help of my husband, got the outside of the Holiday Home done too! The Crafty Christmas Ornaments were featured on, Uncommon Design’s 12 Handmade Christmas Ornaments, Someday Crafts and on Coastal Charm’s Facebook page. My Easy DIY Christmas Tree was featured on Tatertots & Jello’s 20 Amazing Holiday Ideas. I am so flattered to be amongst so many great creative projects out there!

I am wrapping things up for the Holiday Home Tour, and when I say “wrapping” I literally mean “wrapping”. I found this cute printed wrapping paper at HomeSense that fits in with the bright green and red of our Traditional Family Theme. I love the dots and the chevron pattern and have used them throughout the house on various projects. I will post those soon. The kids and I wrapped paper towel rolls with the wrapping paper and tied a ribbon at each section. These crackers look fun and festive and will bring a nostalgic feeling to the space. Continue reading