This year my Halloween decor inspiration came from my writing. I wanted to create a display of what a writer's desk might look like during Halloween and in my case, maybe all year long, ha!
So I gathered items from around my home and voila, I created my spooky version of a Writer's Desk on Halloween. I added a couple of my books here that are especially fun to read at Halloween: Spirits of New Orleans and Ghosthunting North Carolina.
Over in the Living Room, I plopped some pumpkins near the sofa. This year I went with texture being the focus for the pumpkins, in leather, sequins, and chenille.
Adding fun pillows to my chairs, with a 3D gauze effect on the witches dress and for the ghosts.
The fireplace mantle was an ode to black and white this year, with a subtle punch of orange.
Closer view of everything on the mantle....
In comparison to other years, I kept the Halloween decor to a minimum this year. I do however, like to create one...
Welcome back to a peek into the rooms that I'm decorating for my clients. My work as an Interior Designer is a bit different as it's completely unique in being tailored to you as I use my psychic intuitive abilities to tune into what design works best for you!
This is because I'm an Intuitive Interior Decorator. This means that I see the energy field known as the aura around people, places and nature and I psychically see the colors, style and energy that will work best in your home.
My intuitive interior designs are truly bespoke, renowned for capturing the spirit of both the room and your personal style. I intuitively tap into the energy of the home and read the aura of you, your partner, your children and other family members in order to create sacred space, using distinctive color and energy flow designs for each room that reflect your heart and soul in a personal and empowering manner.
Because of my intuitive abilities to see who you are at a soul level, I...
Having a home that is uniquely decorated for you and who you are at the mind body spirit level brings a whole new level of what interior décor can do for each of us. Home is our sacred space. It is our sanctuary, and it should reflect how we think and feel and love.
The intention of interior design is to bring harmony between people and their homes. In traditional feng shui, one of the most important "cures" (a correction to adjust the energy in a space) is to restore order by the removal of clutter and negative energy from the home. This allows positive energy (chi) to circulate fully throughout the room.
By removing overwhelming stimuli (clutter) a more peaceful environment is created. Removing clutter is very beneficial, but that's just the first step of the process.
Maybe you're not ready to redecorate your home on a big scale, but you can start with one room or closet that will make a big difference. An easy way to do this is to declutter! If you have a walk in...
Summer is almost here and it's time to welcome the season in a big way with splashes of color! When I say splashes, I really mean lots and lots of color!
As a person who sees auras, I recognize how important color is in our life, in what we wear, in our home decor and around us throughout the day. In my work as an Intuitive Interior Designer, I work with each client to bring color into their home to make it a happy and welcoming environment.
How important is color? Let's talk about the ancient practice of Chromotherapy.
Many ancient cultures including the Egyptians practiced Chromotherapy, which is also referred to as light therapy or colorology. Chromotherapy is based on using color to adjust the energy level and vibrational frequency in the body to help with wellness and balance.
We are essentially bodies of light and the light in the aura can be viewed through the prism of seven colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet), what we call in the...
We all have that one room in our home that we wish could be different. Maybe the room is too small, too dark, too something that's just not right. In my current home, it's the guest bathroom. It's small and shaped at an odd angle. You can get in there to do what you need to do, but there's nothing fun or relaxing about it.
There's not much that can be done with this space, it's squeezed into an area where there's no room to expand the walls ,so there are serious limits to what can be done.
The most apparent problem in this space is what greets you when you walk into it, which is the very old, outdated wallpaper. You know it's old when you see it, for several reasons, first, wallpaper has been out of style for over two decades and is only making a comeback now and second, it has the trademarked look of 90's wallpaper, which means, it's not just wallpaper, it also has a wallpaper border on top of the wallpaper.
Let's take a look at the bathroom: (Before)
Sometimes you get...
Living on the coast, one can't help but to embrace the seaside vibe and this spills into the decor. It can be challenging to create a traditional Fall feel when the evergreen trees and palms sway in the breeze year long.
What's one to do? Embrace the look and make it your own. Blend touches of the season into the coastal decor, creating an authentic look that connects with your natural surroundings.
I've done this several times while living at different locations on the coast.
A couple of years ago I was fascinated with the hand painted pumpkins done by local artists along with the wide variety of pumpkin colors, shapes and sizes, so I create my own pumpkin patch here on my coffee table:
I began with traditional pumpkin colors, exploring the various hues of orange and shapes and sizes. Put some of the smaller ones on pedestals created a sense of drama.
Next I added the coastal hand painted pumpkins I've collected with starfish, octopus and other designs. Touches of silver and gold...
The tour continues in my new Coastal Fall style home. Next up, it's time to bring some bursts of orange and black in several space to create that spooky and fun vibe!
I love working with gold and this table in my dining room is the perfect place to add some orange to work with the gold lamp and legs on this side table. Bright pillows, colorful acorns and a whimsical sign set the mood.
Not all decor has to be on a grand scale. I grouped these items (cauldron to hold candy, house rules sign, a bottle to create some love potion and a moody blue pumpkin) to put on a countertop in my kitchen and voila, we're in the Halloween mood!
I'll feature the "how to" in another blog, as I painted this red chest that came with me from the mountains, to this flat black using chalk paint. I changed the handles to new chunky gold ones and it's a completely new piece. It looks great in my office next to my white storage cabinets. I've added my palmistry hand in the corner and a fun group of...
This Halloween feels a bit different for many of us as parties and trick or treating are off limits this year due to Covid. It doesn't mean though that you can't bring the Spirit of Halloween into your home through your décor. In fact, it's probably even more special this year to celebrate with your family and to create this special feeling in each room.
I've been doing just this in my new home, as I've moved from the mountains back to the coast. This year I’m giving Halloween a bit of a Coastal Fall look, using some items I brought with me and introducing some new bits and pieces to represent Halloween and Fall 2020 style. Let's take a quick tour, beginning here with items I brought with me that worked well in a home in the mountains and how they can convert and work in a coastal home.
My fireplace mantel has moved with me from the mountains and now works great in my new kitchen area. It's a wonderful area to decorate for the holidays. In my condo in the...
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