We always get our tree and decorate the first weekend of December but I'm still working all day and all night preparing for my white eBook launch for another week so all we have up so far is a holiday wreath at the front door and the house has a white string of lights outside!
I love the holidays, the rain and cold never seems bleak to me in the weeks leading up to Christmas because of all the sparkly lights and decorations!
So while we patiently wait for that day to come, here are some holiday photos to inspire you. Continue reading
Remember how much black there was in home decor in the 80's? Entertainment centers, dining tables and chairs, black leather sofas and black shiny coffee tables. It was too much. Now that black is here again along with greys and whites, it's a good idea to notice that black should be an accent. Used well, it highlights what's around it,… Continue reading
Paula from Salad in a Jar hired me in April for an on-line consultation to help with colours and decorating updates on her house. Two hours later, she had a plan and three months later, here is the fabulous result! This is what she said: "Thank-you again for helping me a few months ago. You gave me a lot of confidence which made… Continue reading
Before we launch into today's post, I just had to say, considering how many hours we spend in our beds, it's no surprise that so many of you had such great reviews and opinion on mattresses the other day!! Thanks so much for all your comments! Okay, onto the dilemma of the week. . . "I wish I'd come across… Continue reading
Flowers on the grand pianos in the middle of the room (they don't miss a detail here) It's Elizabeth's 38th birthday weekend and after a little shopping at the Fashion Show Mall in Vegas yesterday we stopped into the Encore Hotel to have a cocktail in the lounge overlooking the pool. Elizabeth Jacobs Photos by Maria Killam You know the… Continue reading
People are still telling me the ‘gray trend’ will not last and I’m here to tell you, yes it will. Just like the brown trend which started in 2002, it will have a 10 year shelf life before it’s on to the next one. Take the home of Courtney Cox, featured in this months Elle Decor Magazine. Gray flagstone throughout… Continue reading
My personal trainer Ruth Voss at Innovative Fitness asked another question about black the other day (Note to Ruth: there seems to be a trend here :). Why do teenagers want a black room? There are a few answers to this question; 1. As self-expression becomes more important, kids — especially tweens and teens — search for ways to make a… Continue reading