Turquoise Ginger Jar and Red Tinsel Christmas Tree in Blue and White jar

A Christmas Revelation–The Elegant Little Tree

This post will disclose A Christmas Revelation–The Elegant Little Tree and a surprise confession. Beautiful elegant Christmas trees are the centerpiece of Christmas decor. I’ve shared a post with a step by step video tutorial on how to acheive the look, and links for the products (some of them pricey): Elegant Christmas The Chinoiserie Christmas

Green Pagoda with Pink Bottle Brush Tree and Silk Ribbon

Five Elements to Create a Chinoiserie Style Christmas

In this post, I share Five Elements to Create a Chinoiserie Style Christmas. Aren’t we all thankful that we have so many options for Christmas decorating? The traditional reds and greens of Christmas will always be a crowd favorite. Elegant silver and golds have a secured place in the Christmas decorating space. We all will

Lacquered Green Bathroom Vanity and Vintage Light Fixture make a colorful Chinoiserie Style Powder Room

DIY – Small Bathroom Makeover — The Reveal

“Prettify the Privy” is ready for her close up! Finally, the DIY – Small Bathroom Makeover — The Reveal day is here. The powder room is “back in business”, pun intended. If you want to start from the beginning of the Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget, here are the links: Week One Week Two

Mood Board - Colorful Decor Items

DIY – Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

Week Five – Curve Ball Edition The DIY Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget continues with Week Five – Curve Ball Edition. The beautiful ceiling was slated to be completed this week. The bad news: it is not. The good news: We did make contact with the curve ball that is ceiling tile installation. BONUS:

Bright Green Lacquered Cabinet

DIY Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

Week Four – Cabinet Knobs and Light Fixture Our DIY Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget continues with Week Four- Cabinet Knobs and Light Fixture choice. This has been a productive week for the One Room Challenge sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens . The quest to “Prettify the Privy” has rounded second with a

Lacquered Furniture - Green

Lacquered Furniture Statement – Week Two

Welcome back, friends to the Lacquered Furniture Statement – Week Two of the Prettify the Privy – Makeover. We’re humming along during this One Room Challenge extravaganza that is ponsored by Better Homes and Gardens. If this is your first time on my blog, you can easily catch up by reading week one’s blog post

How to Add Fall Decor to Your Chinoiserie Chic Home

How to Add Fall Decor to Your Chinoiserie Chic Home

We’ve determined my personal design style to be Chinosoutherie, a collision of the bold, colorful, eclectic Chinoiserie aesthetic with the elegant and classic style of the old south. Don’t look for my style in the design books, you will not find it. However, that does not dissuade us. This fall I didn’t back away from

Fresh New Fall Color Ideas for the Home

Fresh New Fall Color Ideas for the Home

Burgundy, pink, fuchsia, turquoise, aqua: these are all top of the mind colors for autumn, no? If not, welcome to my autumn and fall décor ideas for the home. I love the traditional orange, brown, and cream palate of fall décor. But, nature has more to offer, so why not expand our fall color palate?

Simple DIY to Make Curtains Look Expensive

How to Make Ready Made Drapes Look Custom

I’ve recently completed another Drapery DIY. As I’ve written before, if you can sew straight lines, you can make beautiful, simple drapes. But, if you don’t own a sewing machine, this post will show you How to Make Ready Made Drapes Look Custom. If I’m giving you deja vu with this post, you’re correct I

Chinoiserie Chic Style

Lacquered Furniture DIY – Six Simple Steps

This post is a Lacquered Furniture DIY. I will share the Six Steps to achieve Beautiful Lacquered Furniture. I have recently completed two pieces and I’m over the moon excited with A) how Easy a DIY it was, and B) how beautifully they turned out. Spray painting is simple and easily applied to lots of

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