Fresh Herb plants as gifts

7CA49E39-CA2A-4D71-8C07-75D8F99BBBD19B152B11-4821-4D82-85C4-4D6887CB14E2Herbs have a wonderful fragrant, and add so much flavor to any food. I have used herb plants as center pieces for many years, and this year offered them as gifts to our thanksgiving guests.

Rosemary and thyme plants are two of my favorites, and have a beautiful flowing shape. To cover the pots first wrap them with colorful gift wraps, and add ribbons and ornaments for more color and shine.

Herbs are also great hostess gifts.



Decorating with spring colors


Easiest way to incorporate these colors to every room in your house would be adding pillows, accent pieces throws and flower arrangements .

Any of the following color combinations are a subtle transition to spring .

1- Yellow and green the classic spring combination 

2- Peach, ivory, Chocolate Brown 

3- Lime Green, Tangerine, mixed in with white or khaki, for balance. 

4- Powder Blue, Birch

Light and airy mix of woods the natural look and cool hue 

5- Robin’s Egg Blue, Bubblegum Pink

6- Aqua, Navy, Flamingo Pink

How to create a livable living room

Warm colors

With colors, textures, and living plants we can create a living area that we can enjoy spending time with our family.

Knitted, textured pillows, warm woods in the side table and mirror, and a fluffy rug in warm colors like gold, chestnut, soft greys, and browns create an inviting,  warm, relaxing surroundings. Stacks of books and magazines are a good addition to bare corners.

Curved lines and a central point in a room is also a key. Pull your furniture to the middle of the room away from walls, and make sure you have comfortable furniture so every piece is liked, and is being used. Make sure TV is not the focal point in the room. Your goal is to have everyone reading, talking, and enjoying themselves.

to sum it up:

1- comfortable furniture

2- soft colors

3- textures ( knitted pillows, throws)

4- light, and mirrors to reflect light

5- to add layers: books, magazines, green live plants

Southern living, comfortable furniture, bright, warm colors & layers of textures




Decorating in English style

Cozy corner

When the weather changes to rain and cooler temperatures, the look and feel of British style decorating is the perfect style.

5 main reasons what we love about it:

1- comfort is important, either a warm cozy corner or comfortable chairs

2- colors are important bold and vibrant

3- matching throws, with fabrics on furniture and drapes, just plain matching

4- furniture is also for storage space

5- decorating with stacks of books and plants. magazines on shelves, floors, and any flat surface





6 ideas to give every room a fresh look

Playing with colors and textures that represent the season is the easiest way to give a fresh look to any room.

1- Using Baskets

Basket holding hats, sunglasses, bandanas.. Pick up & go, ready for the beach or the pool


Metal baskets a cool fresh accent

2- Using Pillows

Pastels, and blues to remind you of your favorite beach house

3- Using Photos : look for your beach photos and colorful frames

4-  Using Paintings

5- Using Light fixtures

Easy and less costly to change lamp shades for a new look

6- Using Accent  pieces

Pottery with floral and bird theme
Wall accents
Weathered Pottery

And the important fact in decorating , surround yourself with pieces that make you happy, and help you to relax.








Accenting walls with greenery

It adds color and warmth to rooms; it also is very versatile decorating since the greenery can be changed through out the year.

Gardner’s, self watering wall planters

Williams Sonoma, copper half round wall planters


Roost, Orbea zinc wall planters

West elm, Ceramic wallscape planters


Birch lane, metal wall planter set

Home Depot National tree co, galvanized wall planters


Using an accent furniture to create excitement


It might not have a practical use, but the piece stands out because it complements a room’s decor, and gets your attention by creating excitement and not blending into the background.

What is considered an accent piece:

A chair with color and fabric that presents your style, lamps, large paintings, mirrors, chests, planters, multi size wall decors, baskets, ottomans, and trunks.

Small accent pieces add interest to your room. Choose pillows, bookends, vases and candles.

1stdibs Denise Driscoll “Inner Garden 23”

Front gate Corona Bench

Small accent pieces can add color and texture to any room:





Light Up Balloons for Halloween

Light up skeleton balloons
Light up skeleton balloon

We love these skeleton light up balloons, and created creepy, scary scene for our Halloween party.

We used bamboo sticks, styrofoam cups, pip cleaner, and ribbons to line them up for a spooky effect.