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Your designers are here! Anita, Yvonne and Kelly sharing decorating tips and tricks. Get our advice, secrets and have some laughs along the way. Listen in, you’ll be inspired to create a beautiful home and LOL a lot! Seriously great decorators having some serious fun. Join us!

Your designers are here! Anita, Yvonne and Kelly sharing decorating tips and tricks. Get our advice, secrets and have some laughs along the way. Listen in, you’ll be inspired to create a beautiful home and LOL a lot! Seriously great decorators having some serious fun. Join us!
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Your designers are here! Anita, Yvonne and Kelly sharing decorating tips and tricks. Get our advice, secrets and have some laughs along the way. Listen in, you’ll be inspired to create a beautiful home and LOL a lot! Seriously great decorators having some serious fun. Join us!




Episode 289: We're Having A Party

Tis the season for hosting parties, but ours tips apply no matter the time of year. The over arching tip is ~ keep it simple, stay relaxed and enjoy! If you do those 3 things your guests will have a wonderful time no matter what. We have plenty of other specific tips from what to serve, the decor & a fun game. Have a easy to prepare signature cocktail or mocktail on a tray at the door for guest to pick up as they enter. If it is mingling party create a huge WOW centerpiece. Have a look at...


Episode 288: Best Holiday Gifts

Our best holiday gift ideas are here today! These are affiliate links. The hair dryer/round brush CLICK HERE. Pet portraits for your pets. CLICK HERE. Here is the email address Yoga pants with the phone pocket CLICK HERE. Le Creuset Stoneware French Press CLICK HERE. French Duralex containers (very practical gift!) CLICK HERE. Honey spoons CLICK HERE. Rescue Me book by Fifi O'Neill CLICK HERE Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories book CLICK HERE. Crossbody purse...


Episode 287: The Making of a Romantic Home

In this episode we pull back the lace curtain if you will and reveal what really gives a home a romantic vibe. Hint, it has little to do with pink, cabbage roses & cherubs. Listen in to get our thoughts on how to get romance right in your decor. Touches of Florentine add romance. Learn about Florentine from Kelly HERE ( Tosseled not coiffed - listen to hear what we mean by that... The French do romance really well - but...


Episode 286: How To Create A Stunning Christmas Tree

Today we are revealing how to create a stunning tree. We've got loads of ideas and tips. First, we want to wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah! If you have a faux tree, and your tree is old, you might want to consider buying a new tree. These show notes contain affiliate links. The new prelit hinged trees are super easy to set up. CLICK HERE to see a hinged tree. We love to use a base of silver ornaments on our tree. The silver goes with almost any color. Use silver ornaments on your tree, and...


Episode 285: Hot Mantle Ideas

Today we are heating it up with hot mantle decorating ideas. Lots of ideas and inspiration on how you can create tasteful, beautiful mantle decor all year long without much effort at all. A listener question you'll all love and more. We cover: ~ the rule of threes ~ layering ~ Breathing room at a critical spot ~ one glorious thing ~careful editing ~ overall composition You can see Kelly's mantle in this video tour. Click HERE ( See how Anita deals with a tv...


Episode 284: Color Trends 2019

Want to know what colors are hot for 2019? We're talking about them today. Benjamin Moore has announced their color of the year, but not only the color for the year, but an entire palette of colors. CLICK HERE. Their Color of the year is Metropolitan, which is a nice putty gray. Check out the other colors in the link above. Want to know how to mix in other colors? Check out the color rules by listening to our episode on how to use the color rules. CLICK HERE Want to see Anita's red plates,...


Episode 283: Alternative Christmas Colors

Today we explore all the possibilities for your Christmas/holiday color palette. Anita also shares the history behind red & green. Very interesting... Whether you are a traditionalist or pushing the envelope of your holiday decor, you'll get some new ideas & a fresh take on the classics. We also answer one of your questions. It is good one, that many people struggle with in their decorating. Drop the garland and listen in or better yet, keep decorating & listen! Try some plaid ribbon this...


Episode 282: Holiday Lite, Do Less - Enjoy More

Are you feeling stressed about the holidays? We're talking today about how to do a 'light' version of Christmas decorating and entertaining. Let's talk about ways to do less and enjoy the holidays more. We're not worrying about what other people think. We're doing what we want and skipping the rest. Talk to your family about your plans and put some thought into your 'must haves' for the season. There might be some things you've always done that nobody actually enjoys. Don't feel pressure...


Episode 281: How To Use The Color Rule

Often we say "Rule - Schmule" ~ well, something like that. We generally like to pave our own decorating road and encourage you to do the same. That being said, there are some tried & true rules which when followed make decorating easier and the look better. Today we go over one of these rules, so you know it, understand how to apply it and you know when to hold 'em & when to fold 'em with respect to it. Listen in for the rule, a terrific listener question and a coming together to help...


Episode 280: Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage

What is the difference between collectibles, vintage and antiques? Today we're talking about what constitutes an antique or a vintage item, and how you can learn about how old the item is and if it is priced too high or too low. We love enjoying vintage and antique things in our homes, and we enjoy keeping these things in good condition so they are safe for the next generation. These items are a piece of the past and the workmanship is often unparalleled. Check out the vintage items in our...


Episode 279: How The French Live Without Decorating

Oh the French ~ they make it all look so divinely effortless. But seemingly effortless style & decor is not only in the realm of the French. Anyone can achieve this look ~ it is more of an approach than a style. But that approach packs a lot of style. Listen in ... The French apprpoach to decor: ~ embraces imperfection ~ shuns the matchy matchy ~ seeks items with character ~ prizes functionality ~ let's life happen Listen in to hear how all that comes together in the nonchalant, yet oh so...


Episode 278: House Rental, Is it For You?

Have you thought of renting out your home for a vacation rental? Let's chat about why you might want to, and some things to consider. There are several things things you'll need to do to get your home ready for rental. CLICK HERE to see Anita's vacation rental home. CLICK HERE and HERE to see some tips for prepping your home as a vacation rental. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Have you heard that Anita...


Episode 277: Brown Furniture, Bummed or Blessed?

You've got some. We know you do. The question is how do you feel about it ? Today we dive deep into a discussion of "brown furniture". Prompted by a request this episode is sure to shed some light on how brown furniture is view today and what to do with yours. Listen in ~ Brown Furniture Bummed or Blessed! So Kelly was asked to ring in on this topic. That request prompted lots of thought. Not soul searching exactly, more like stain searching ... Listen in to see how we feel about our brown...


Episode 276: Transitioning Fall To Thanksgiving

If you've decorated for fall, it's time to start thinking about how you'll transition your fall décor into Thanksgiving décor. No cross-holidation for us! See how Yvonne does the transition HERE. Designthusiasm can be found HERE. Speaking of transitions, today is a day of transitions for us. We're so sad that today is Yvonne's last day to host Decorating Tips and Tricks. But we completely understand that she needs to spend more time with her young grandchildren. Looking for something...


Episode 275: Coziest Recipes For Fall

Fall is a great time for cozy recipes. We love to cook and bakes, especially in the fall. Today we'ere sharing our very favorite fall recipes. So get ready for some mouth-watering recipes. This is the recipe Anita uses for pumpkin pancakes, CLICK HERE. Yvonne's baked oatmeal is HERE. Anita loves making the Lancaster Hotel's red pepper bisque, CLICK HERE. Kelly's pumpkin seed recipe is HERE. Kelly love Ina Garten's Spicy turkey meatballs and spaghetti recipe, CLICK HERE. Yvonne's raw apple...


Episode 274: Accesories That Will Make Your Room Amazing

Accessories make a room. They are what give your spaces personality. Accessories can tell a story an evoke a vibe. You want yours to be telling the right tale. So listen in for ideas & inspiration on the real fun part of decorating ~ accessories! Accessories can be VERY budget friendly! Plants & flowers add an engery to a room that no decor items can ~ add some! Texture IS an accessory! Check out the Styled & Set tour Kelly mentioned HERE...


Episode 273: Do This Now For The Holidays

The Holiday's will be here before you know it! Are you thinking about them yet? If you start to get organized NOW you will have a more merry and less harried Holiday! So let's start making a list and check them twice! Whether you do a little decorating or a lot you should enjoy it! Our best advice is... If decorating and planning and shopping and baking get too much and not fun... just STOP! Pare back and enjoy! See Yvonne's GIFT WRAP STATION HERE. Looking for something beautiful for your...


Episode 272: Not Just Passing Thru - Hallway Decor Tips

We love to decorate the entire house, so we don't want you to leave out your hallway. It should look just as amazing as the rest of your home! Today we're sharing some of our favorite ideas for upping your hallway game. Try using a rug to add some textiles and texture to the hallway. Look for some great molding too. Be sure artwork is sized properly for your hallway. You can visit our friend Rachel at the Frugal Farmhouse, CLICK HERE, and on IG HERE. Looking for something beautiful for your...


Episode 271: Liven it Up - Living Room Decor Tips

Living large in the living room ! This has nothing to do with size, but how you outfit this room for function, comfort & style. See yours with new eyes today. That new perspective, coupled with our help may just make this your favorite room in your house. This is the perfect time of the year to re-examine, re-think and maybe even re-arrange your living room. After all many people only enter the living room for holidays & with company. ( funny that it is called the living room - maybe more...


Episode 270: Secrets To An Organized Master Bedroom Closet

Organized closet - organized LIFE ! Most often you'll start your day there, so start it right. Today we have secrets & tips to help you get it together in your closet. Listen in and then head to your closet ! Learn about "DISCARDIA" and how to celebrate it with us!! Get those fuzzy velvety hangers so your stuff doesn't slide off. Click HERE ( How about a limited # of slots for shoes. See a nice rack HERE ( Step stool to reach the upper...