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Decorating tips and advice to help you create a beautiful home. Listening is like hiring a decorator, but it is free! Free and fun ~ lots of laughs mixed in with practical, useful & stylistic decorating advice. Pull up a chair and join us!

Decorating tips and advice to help you create a beautiful home. Listening is like hiring a decorator, but it is free! Free and fun ~ lots of laughs mixed in with practical, useful & stylistic decorating advice. Pull up a chair and join us!


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Decorating tips and advice to help you create a beautiful home. Listening is like hiring a decorator, but it is free! Free and fun ~ lots of laughs mixed in with practical, useful & stylistic decorating advice. Pull up a chair and join us!






Trends You May Regret

We don't want you to have any regrets. If you have ever bought a sofa that won't fit through your door, or painted your walls the exact shade of Pepto-bismol, then you know what I'm talking about. We did the research on trends that people are sad they embraced, and we're dishing today. We don't want anyone to be sad about their decorating decisions. We are talking about trends that you might regret. The antique French dishes Anita bought can be seen HERE...


Must Listen - Special Guest

Our special guest is an artist, entrepreneur, mother, vintage lover, gardener, cancer slayer and inspiration! We welcome Jill Fagin and are beyond thrilled to be bringing you her story. From acclaimed designer to cancer thriver, Jill will have you laughing, crying, cheering and finding the power in you to face the seemingly insurmountable with determination, courage, style & humor. Explore the world of Jillery HERE ( NYC Botanics are HERE...


The Details Make the Design

It's not the devil that is in the details, but that's where the design is! Transform your room with details that you can add so easily. We are participants in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program, and as a result, we can earn fees based on qualified purchases at no cost to you. All of these items can be found online. Anita's favorites are below. The pillow shop on etsy is HERE...


Create a Yard that Lives LARGE

Creating a beautiful, inviting outdoor space is always a great idea and now it is essential. No matter the size of your outdoor space you can design it to live large. Take our tips, go outside and make a magical space to enjoy now & all summer long. Consider the layout of your space & create some designated area. Create a vista through an arch or gate, add a path & add height to your yard. Some specific elements/pieces to add are: An outdoor bed or a hammock. See a classic hammock HERE...


Where to Shop Small Now

We may be stuck at home, but that doesn't mean we can't get some shopping done! Let's support some fabulous small shops. All of the shops featured have an online store where you can shop from home. Ikea meatball recipe HERE Links to online stores we mentioned are below. Mr Holmes Bakehouse HERE Dovecote 15% off with SOULFULDOVE HERE Cactus Lounge HERE Recipe Tea Towel HERE French Garden Home HERE Weezie HERE Stoffer Home HERE Fete Home HERE Hill House Home...


Happy & Productive at Home

How are you doing? Today we discuss how to be happy & productive at home. This episode comes in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. So our topic is certainly timely. What we share will be useful and hopefully a welcome relief from all the bad news. Kelly talks about an article in the Atlantic on the science & art of happy. Read it HERE ( Learn about Captain Tom Moore and watch his final laps...


Designer Decor Deals on Amazon - Part 2

It's wonderful to be able to buy home decor items from your home and have them shipped there often for free. If you are stuck at home during the current pandemic, then that's the only way to buy things for your home. These are some of our favorite home decor products, and these are all great buys! We are participants in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program, and as a result, we can earn fees based on qualified purchases at no cost to you. The college online event...


Wabi Sabi - trend, attitude, approach

What a perfect time to embrace the perfectly imperfect! Today we explore the concept of Wabi Sabi as a trend, attitude & approach. Wabi Sabi goes deeper than just being chill. It is an an attitude & approach to living that dates back to ancient times. In recent years the term has crept into the home deocr venacular. Today we discuss what it mean to approach life & home in a Wabi Sabi way, the hallmarks of the Wabi Sabi in decor and specific ways you can incorporate it in your home. Items...


Trend Focus: The Collected Look

Want to get that fabulous Collected look? We're offering our best tips and we have a special fun guest today on the show, and a giveaway. Our guest today is Amy Azzarito, the author of The Elements of a Home, Curious Histories behind Everyday Household Objects, from Pillows to Forks We are Amazon affiliates and we may have a small commission when you make qualified purchases using these links. Find the Jersey Ice Cream Company IG account HERE (


Creativity and Inspiration You Need NOW

Our current global situation is taking being a homebody to a whole other level to say the least. Today we are bringing you ideas to keep you inspired, busy & happy. From house projects to other podcasts to enjoy. In addition, we have wonderful give away! (If you are listening to this episode months or years later ... it was recorded during the spring 2020 Corona virus pandemic. Surreal times for sure .... ) That being said, the show we bring you today is jam packed with terrific ideas for...


Furniture Arranging Tips

Let's make all the right moves to get your home arranged perfectly for you! It's all about balance, scale, symmetry, focal points, zones, and we're talking about all of it. Anita's sliders are HERE Our newest sponsor is Every Plate - now more than ever delicious & affordable meal kits at your door make sense for everyone. Every Plate serves up delicious & affordable meal kits at your door so you can serve a healthy & tasty dinner. Get 3 weeks of Every Plate meal kits for only $2.99 a...


Decorating Ideas Under $50

First & foremost we hope that you are safe & cozy at home during this surreal time in our collective history. Now more than ever our homes are our sanctuaries. We hope this episode & any you listen to during this trying time is a respite from the news of the day. Enjoy ... Re-think cheap & easy! We have so many inexpensive & simple decorating ideas for you today that you will love. Decorating well does not have to cost a lot or be difficult. Listen in - be inspired & get going on our...


What To Do Now For Spring

Spring is almost here and it's time to get your house ready for Spring. Sure it's time for spring cleaning, but it also the time to refresh your decor. We're sharing what our favorite spring things to do to our homes and some specific products. Kelly loves these items Chintz napkins CLICK HERE Green linen table runner CLICK HERE Nest CLICK HERE White garden stool CLICK HERE Vintage gardening books CLICK HERE Our hot topic is how to grow an antique business when 'no one' is buying antiques...


Live Well - Sell Over Ask

Learn what features you can enjoy now and expect a nice return on when, and if, you sell your house. We discuss not only what potential buyers are looking for now, but even more importantly, features you might want to live with before you call a realtor. Like the title says "LIVE WELL _then _SELL OVER ASK"! Some features we wholeheartedly agree will make your home more attractive to buyers, others not so much... Listen in to hear the discussion and so much more, like our 'hot topic' chat,...


Designer Decor Deals on Amazon - Part 1

Recently we covered a hot topic on how well designer items would do selling on Amazon. This led to a personal challenge to find gorgeous home decor items we loved, but with one caveat. They had to be available on Amazon. Challenge accepted! Here's our list of beautiful things for your home, all available on Amazon. We are Amazon associates, and as Amazon Associates, we can earn from qualifying purchases. Anita's favorites are Safavieh Aspen red and green rug CLICK HERE Safavieh micro loop...


Must Know Decorating Tips - Part 2

We had so much more to say after last week's MUST KNOW DECORATING TIPS episode that we had to record a part 2! This part 2, unlike many sequels, is just as great as part 1 - maybe even better! Today we annouce the book give away winner! Listen in to hear who won a signed copy of "My Creative Space" by Donald Rattner. If you are the lucky one email us at and give us your address. Winner or not, everyone can purchase this wonderful book HERE...


Must Know Decorating Tips - Part 1

Usually we do a deep dive into one topic, but today we are covering our very favorite decorating tips. These are the best of the best tips we have found over the years. This is just part 1, so be sure to listen to part 2 also. Some of the key points are: Consider the big picture before you start decorating Take a photo of the room before you start. It will reveal truths your eyes might be ignoring. Remember Function trumps style Go bold in small spaces Use unmatched chairs at the table Keep...


Add a Touch of Romance

Today we talk about romancing your home. Or better yet, decorating your home so it romances you! We have ideas that push the envelope of what might be typically considered ‘romantic’ and those that clearly fall into that category. Each item will add a delightful touch to your home and in turn make you feel wonderful. That sounds pretty romantic doesn’t it? And today isn’t all hearts and flowers, you are going to learn important tips on an item most of us use regularly. Anita’s picks for...


Learn to be More Creative at Home

Today we help you learn to be your most creative self! This episode is filled with tips/advice on cultivating your creativity. We also have a give away of a signed book that is all about fostering creativity in the way you design & decorate your home. Listen in to learn how to easily enter to win a signed copy of My Creative Space by Donald Rattner. Also click on the Venus et Fleur box to the right to receive complimentary shipping on their stunning everlasting rose arrangements. So many...


The Look For Less - Steals and Deals

This episode is all about finding the inexpensive version of some high end looks. We accepted the challenge of getting the look for less. First we selected some high end items for your home, then we scoured the internet to find less expensive versions of each item. Join TEAM DTT ! There is no " I " in team, but there is a U in our team, ** YOU ** and us! Members of TEAM DTT hang out with Kelly & Anita in real time & so much more! TEAM DTT gatherings will be as close to meeting for coffee/tea...