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Design Game : Hollywood Glam

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With the Oscar making his appearance in a few hours, let's play my favorite game of armchair decorating.  Let's say you're an actor with pockets full of movie-made cash.  Where would you live in La La Land?  Maybe somewhere a silent movie star lived in the 1920s?  In a California Spanish Colonial or a miniature Hearst Castle?  After walking through a zillion rooms on Pinterest, here's my curated 1920s dream house and what rooms might look like for a modern star.

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 41. Jump-Start Spring

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Maybe it's jumping the gun, but aren't you ready for a sunny spring?  Getting your rooms ready is as simple as 1 - 2 - 3.  First, choose one accent color to spread around your rooms.  Inspiration for our rooms comes from just outside our windows -  Forsythia, Scotch Broom and Acacia blooming yellow everywhere.  Let's look at 5 easy ideas to bring spring inside.

 

 

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 40. Timeless Tassels

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Have you noticed tassels seem to be everywhere?  As handbag charms and on jewelry, they seem fresh and modern.  Why not use tassels as an easy and affordable way to add a little "jewelry" to your rooms?  Tassels are a trim design staple dating back to 16th century France and were traditionally added to drapery tiebacks.  But, there's a zillion ways to use tassels these days.  Let's take a look.

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Color Game : Ultra Violet / 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

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"Ultra Violet" is the 2018 Pantone "Color of the Year."  Could this dark, dull grayish purple be a new neutral?

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 39. Ringing in the New Year

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Happy New Year' Eve!  Don't you love these mirror ball balloons in a shop window on College Avenue, Berkeley, CA?  What a great and easy way to bring "celebration" into your rooms. No matter what you're doing New Year's Eve, there's still time for quick and easy celebration plans. Let's look at couple of ideas to set the mood for New Year's Eve.

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