Relaxing Paint Colors

Relaxing Paint Colors

Valspar Signature Purple Royalty 4009-10 Benjamin Moore Regal Select Blue Lace 1625 C2 Luxe Seedling c2-188 Farrow & Ball Estate Eggshell Pink Ground 202 Benjamin Moore Regal Harbor Haze 2136-60 Ralph Lauren Interior Paint Willow RLVM270 Benjamin Moore Regal Winter Gray 2117-60 Sherwin-Williams Harmony Conservative Gray SW 6183 Sherwin-Williams Emerald Fawn Brindle SW 7640 Benjamin […]

Decorating for the Holidays

Decorating for the Holidays

Decorating for the Holidays Cape Cod and the Islands are ripe with beautiful, natural materials to accommodate our holiday decorating desires in abundance.  Your home can have that “Martha Stewart” touch, with evergreens clipped from your own backyard.  We are fortunate to live in an area where Juniper, White Pine, Spruce, Arborvitae, and Fir are […]

Step 6: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 6: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 6: The Table.  If you love entertaining, you will love dressing your table.  By now you know to stick to your theme….at least I hope you have caught on to this idea.  Let your theme and your personality inspire you.  It is always fun to have a little surprise or a gift for your […]

Step 5: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 5: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 5: The Mantel! If you have a fireplace or two, many take delight in decorating the mantel. Christmas time is often spent cuddled around a warm fire; gazing into the flickering, warm light and at the seasonal mantel. Anything goes! Hint: remember to stick to your theme. Fruit, balls, lanterns, candles, snow globes, greens, […]

Step 4: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 4: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 4: For those of us who love to decorate the banister at Christmas time, don’t get stuck in a rut.  There is no rule that says you have to decorate it the same every year.  Most stay clear of the banister because it becomes a cleaning nightmare; pine needle droppings seem too multiply overnight […]

Step 2: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 2: How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

Step 2: Pick your theme and stick to it. Start with your wreath that welcomes guests into your home on your entry door. Think of this as an appetizer to the rest of the “meal”. It will give your visitors a hint of what treasures might be found inside. Don’t be shy, wreaths can go […]

A Simple Idea

A Simple Idea

When entertaining during the holiday season, simple is usually better.  I am reminded of the Rice Krispy Treat commercial (for those who remember); the mother comes out of the Kitchen with a tray of Krispy bars she just whipped up in the Kitchen for her family with a smile on her face.  Just before she […]

Emergency Holiday Decorating in Under Four Hours

Emergency Holiday Decorating in Under Four Hours

STEP 1:  Make yourself a cup of tea, make a wish list, cut it in half (only keep the essentials), then get to work.  You can always add more later. STEP 2: Pick three areas of focus.  Suggestion: the Front Door, Living Area, Dining Area. STEP 3: Drive to the grocery store (no speeding).  Purchase […]

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Pastiche

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Pastiche

We had a blast at our Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Pastiche last Saturday! The wreaths came out beautiful! Each one was hand-made from scratch with a blend of balsam greens, cedar, dusty miller, holly, pine cones and various greens from the garden. We had beautiful ribbons to choose from to make a bow to […]