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Decorating on a budget“How To” Series The inspirations of color “How to” use color in the home “How to” Decorate on a budget “How to” Dress your dining table for the holidays “How to” Feng Shui your home for the season Mathis Interiors
First things first… let’s talk about color … What are you afraid of?
Holi The festival of Holi symbolizes the victory of good over evil. It also marks the advent of spring and people celebrate it joyously with a splash of color. It is the most boisterous of all Hindu festivals, observed all over India, especially the North. It heralds the end of winter and the beginning of spring.
Slipcovers for special Occasions Add slipcovers around your dining room table where everyone will be sitting down to dine together. You can instantly create a formal look, a Victorian look, or a calm look with slipcovers
Slip covers for every chair
Changing the look of a room
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE? Most people know what they like when they see it. But if you take a minute to learn how to define your personal style preferences, you'll be more likely to find exactly the furnishings you're looking for! “Style” is a very personal thing. You may love the smooth, sleek lines of contemporary pieces, or you may prefer the traditional charm of furnishings from the18th Century.
Traditional Styles are more conservative… even formal
Contemporary – Sleek, fashion forward
Eclectic – A diverse mix of compatible styles
Decorating with area rugs For a quick and easy transformation of any room consider decorating with area rugs, they are fairly cheap and you can change them often to create a totally new look.
Can you imagine???
What a difference a rug makes!
Frame Fabric for Quick, Inexpensive Art
Frame and Fabric
Cottage Flea Market
Flea Market Decor Old Vase Picture Frames
Looking to the Past
Dine by Lamplight
Consider high-contrast combinations, such as brown with whites and creams.
Silk flowers as home decor When it comes to colors, silk flowers are more vivid and look more blooming than the fresh ones. These blossoms can bring your home the desired warm and inviting climate you have always desired. What is great with silk flowers is that they are not needed to be replaced over a span of time.
Dress your table for fall… Dress your table for fall with this bold table runner and centerpiece. Follow the directions below to create your own show-stopping center piece. Cut a piece of camel-color wool flannel or felt to size with a pair of pinking shears. Set a compote or cake stand in the center of the runner and pile with gourds, squash, or autumn fruit. Scatter leaves, mini pumpkins, and pears down the runner.
Button Burst Fun and whimsical, this unique look is simple to duplicate. All you need are a handful of buttons and some creativity -- Arrange the buttons in a pattern you like on the panel. -- Using fabric glue, glue the buttons into place. -- Lay flat to dry.
Chinese Character Pillow Cover 16 by 16 spot clean only. Iron inside out on low-medium setting, avoiding the print and any embellishments.
Adding a wonderful insert when the fireplace is not in use
Red, the most daring of colors, infuses a living room with drama and warmth. Pair a beautifully refined shade of red with white and natural hues for a no-fail color palette..
Set the table for a festive meal by layering color, texture, and materials. To create your own runner cut lengths of fabric and press the edges under. Take the runner to the next level by layering ribbon with different patterns and textures on top.
Before and After Empty Room Fill it with your tastes
Before and After Empty Filled
A different accessory makes a difference
What to do with that window?
Green and Red
Feng Shui for Fall: Use Space Clearing for Good Feng Shui Energy in A New Season
In the fall nature is getting ready to shed her leaves and let go of the past. Fall is also the time when we tend to do the same with the fengshui energy of our homes. And while fengshui has burgeoned into a multi-billion dollar industry catering to the likes of corporate CEOs as well as Hollywood celebrities, by using a few simple fengshui space clearing tips, even a novice can begin to clear their environment.
Clutter focus on releasing the chaotic energy of the clutter from your home and create a clear feng shui foundation for the new season.
Corners Use fengshui and discover how plants, art work, or small pieces of furniture in your corners can move the energy
Ceremony Ceremonies bring us in touch with the vast worlds beyond our everyday experience. Make time for ceremony in your life: use candles scents, music, sacred to you items and symbols and let your home receive a fresh flow of healing and inspiration.
Cycles Cycles are important to observe: for example, the moon cycles are often used for planting, cutting hair, or beginning new projects. Similarly, observing the cycles of the seasons are important in order to maintain good fengshui energy in our homes. When transitioning to fall and winter, pay special attention to the energy of your home and use fengshui to strengthen and balance it.
Closets If you don't use it, loose it! Keep your closets clean, neat, and free of unwanted, old, or unused items. Don't allow your closets to become chaotic or they will spread this quality of fengshui energy throughout your home.
STRAWBERRY SHORT CAKE… UMM DELICIOUS!
Great colors for accessories
A tweed throw rug…
A white fluffy pillow
Inspiration for an area rug
A soft throw in front of the fire…
Color and texture
Wall to wall carpet?
Brown with bursts of tangerine…
Inspiration for flowers in the foyer…
Colors for the bedroom…
The Queen’s not afraid of color…
Beautiful colors to brighten up winter…
Imagine this draped over your dining table… Yes!!!
More inspiration… yum
This bold peacock blue hutch adds the perfect pop of color to a dining room or kitchen.