December 31, 2013

Edmonton Decorator | Happy New Year 2014 | Blog Roundup

Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2013

The hours are ticking away until the time we must bid 2013 adieu, and usher in the new year. Now is a perfect time to reflect upon the many blessings and lessons this past year has brought us. I am grateful for all of you whom read and follow my blog. I wish you all the best in 2014. Here are the top 10 most popular blog posts according to your visits!

Have a great night tonight -- make it memorable and enjoyable!

December 29, 2013

Edmonton Interior Decorator | Colour Trends | Radiant Orchid

How to Decorate with Pantone's Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

If you're an interior decorating fanatic, by now you've heard about the new "it" colour for 2014. I describe this shade as the crossroads where pink and purple meet. But, how do you decorate with it?

First off, I have a design secret to share with you. If you're ever wondering how to pick colours that 'go together', look to nature.

See this first example: this beautiful flower with shades of white/cream, pink/purple and greens and the virtual room I created on the right. You could mimic this look as seen in the picture, or switch it by putting a light grey on the walls and have the radiant orchid as the bed spread/pillows. I think this is a dream palette for the bedroom, don't you?

If you're looking for something a little more vibrant, look to this second example. This beautiful geode has a stunning array of colours, including: radiant orchid, amethyst, white, light pink and even turquoise. Imagine the colour scheme you could build using this slice of nature as your inspiration!

I suggest the best use of this colour, is as an accent. Whether it be pillows, curtains or flowers in a vase. The picture below is an excellent example how to use Radiant Orchid both sparingly and effectively.

And lastly, if you're anxious to add some Radiant Orchid to your home now, here's something that can easily be found in your home town. IKEA has a wonderful duvet cover (LYCKOAX) that beautifully balances shades of purples and pinks.

To see more posts like this, visit:
Pantone Colour of the Year 2013: Emerald   
Pantone Colour of the Year 2012: Tangerine Tango
Pantone Colour of the Year 2011: Honeysuckle

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December 19, 2013

Edmonton Interior Decorator | 10 Elegant Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas

Christmas is almost here! Santa and the Elves have a lot of wrapping to do before next Wednesday.  And, if you're like me, you like to see all of the presents coordinated, under the tree.

To create these looks, all you'll need are some plain wrapping papers in a single colour and a selection of ribbons and embellishments. Here are my favourite, simple yet elegant gift wrapping ideas to get you started!

Craft paper with gold and black tape

Craft paper with yarn and pom poms

Craft paper with black yarn and green sprig

Red paper with white yarn and greenery

Purple paper with simple ribbon and greenery

White paper with ribbon and candy canes

Craft paper with pine cones and berries

Craft paper with black ribbon and greenery

White paper with multi colour ribbon and wax seal

Craft paper with glittery silver ribbons

Oh! And I found the mother load of decorative tapes and ribbons. You've got to check them out here!

December 13, 2013

Edmonton Decorator | Top 5 Holiday Entertaining Ideas

How to be the Hostess with the Mostess

Ding dong, the guests are here! Don't freak out. You don't need to be Martha Stewart to turn out some great holiday appetizers and drinks. Here, I round up my top 5 picks for you. Enjoy.

Click the pictures for recipe

Home Made Apple Cider

Champagne with Cranberry Skewers
Edible Parmesan Bread Wreath

Martha Stewart  Holiday Fruit Tart

Cranberry White Chocolate Popcorn

BONUS: 15 Easy to Make Appetizers
So, what do you want to try first?

December 7, 2013

Edmonton Decorator | Edmonton REALTOR | Happy Holidays

Season's Greetings, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

It's that time of the year. I just popped my cards in the mail today, and here's one especially for you! Wishing all the best to you and yours.


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