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July 2015

Diva Life ~ Design Links: Halloween Entertaining Guide

This week, we’re offering an extra spooky selection of the
Diva Life ~ Design Links:  Halloween Entertaining Guide.  Halloween is my favorite holiday and to help you with your festivities, this week we’ve featured articles from House Beautiful, Apartment Therapy, HGTV, and Marie Claire.  This Halloween Entertaining Guide includes: a Monster List of Halloween Décor & DIY Ideas, an inside look at the American Horror Story House, an ultimate Spooky Drinks & Treats List, Bewitching Home Décor under $50, Movie – Inspired Pumpkin Carving Techniques, and Crime-Scene Front Door & Window Decorations.  So eat, drink, and be scary this Halloween with not only your costumes but entertaining.

Posted by cristialyse on October 31, 2013 at 10:11AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Sabrina Soto on "Votives"

A single votive can be an interesting and unexpected visual, but groups of votives have a certain magic about them when all the candles are lit.

<p>Home Design: A Layer-by-Layer Approach to Turning Your Ideas into the Home of Your Dreams
Posted by cristialyse on October 30, 2013 at 4:47PM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Dwell on Design Video 2013 via PopSugar Home

Miranda Jones, PopSugar Home Editor,
shares PopSugar’s Favorite Trends from this year’s Dwell on Design Show.

“Editor’s Picks from Dwell on Design 2013” Segment on June 27, 2013.
Posted by cristialyse on October 23, 2013 at 4:53PM | Permalink | 0 Comments

What’s Your Favorite Fall DIY?

From leaves changing colors, crisp autumn air, and football fever to the fabulous boots and winter coats that can finally make their way out from the back of my closet, Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. This is also the time of the year that I come alive in my design choices. From designing a colorful Fall-Autumn Wreath, doing simple tweaks around my house, to installing new Wall Art, and entertaining friends and family, this time of the year inspires me like nothing else. </p> <p>Share with us in the poll below what your favorite Fall DIY project is?
Posted by cristialyse on October 22, 2013 at 3:54PM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Sabrina Soto on "Family Room Furniture"

My rule for family room furniture is: Focus on comfort and durability while maintaining established design cues.

<p>Home Design: A Layer-by-Layer Approach to Turning Your Ideas into the Home of Your Dreams
Posted by cristialyse on October 22, 2013 at 3:20PM | Permalink | 0 Comments

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Posted by cristialyse on October 19, 2013 at 6:43AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Creative New Uses for 5 Common Household Items via the “Today Show”

Brit Morin of Brit + Co. shares tips and tricks for making things easier around the home, including using spaghetti as a match for hard to reach candles and using a comb to avoid hitting your fingers when hammering nails.”
Segment on July 15, 2013.
Posted by cristialyse on October 16, 2013 at 12:46PM | Permalink | 0 Comments

My New Love Affair with Wall Decals

Reusable wall decals, once a figment of all wallpaper phobic imaginations (mine included) are now a reality.  Combine that with my love of peacocks and unique wall art and this Décor Diva was hooked.  While researching wall decals, removable wallpaper, and interesting 3-D Wall Art, I was introduced to Dezign With A Z.  This fabulous Home & Wall Décor site offers wall art, wall stickers, and wall decals that will please every member of your family in multiple categories includingFloral Wall Decals, Nursery Wall Decals, Sports Wall Decals, Tree Wall Decals, Reusable Wall Murals, Wall Mirrors, Decal Coat Racks, Wall Clock Stickers, Glow in the Dark Decals, and Writable Decals.  The expansive product line also offers customizable wall decals for a totally unique piece of art.  Available in a range of sizes, colors, and textures, the products at Dezign With A Z are my new favorite things.  Best yet, the products are reasonably priced, easy to install, and beautiful.  Continue below for details on how I installed my Turquoise Peacock Acrylic Mirror Wall Decal

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Posted by cristialyse on October 10, 2013 at 8:53AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

DIY Tips for Sprucing Up Your Living Room via the “Today Show”

“From simple crafts to entire living room projects, making over your home can be done yourself if you have the right materials for the job. Entertaining Expert Abby Larson shares easy DIY décor that looks store - bought.” "Designer or DIY”
Segment on July 19, 2013.
Posted by cristialyse on October 09, 2013 at 10:39AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Diva Life~Design Links: Fantastical Fall Home Decor & DIY Ideas

This week, we’re focusing on
Fantastical Fall Home Decor & DIY Ideas   and featuring Tips and DIY Projects from Dwell, HGTV, Target Style, Oprah, and Martha StewartFrom Accessorizing Your Couch with Pillows and Fall Fabrics to Fall DIY Projects and Fabulous Home Decor, this week’s offering is a potpourri of DIY Projects, Interior Inspiration, and Home Decor Finds that will help you kick-up your decorating for Fall into high gear without breaking the bank or a sweat.  Happy Fall!!!

Posted by cristialyse on October 04, 2013 at 8:30AM | Permalink | 0 Comments