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Cristi Alyse, Diva Designer & Decorator

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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

Ready, Set, Go…Summer Travel Series: What Travel Item Can You Not Leave Home Without?

Whether I’m traveling for work, socially to an event, or taking a much needed Summer Vacation, there are some items that I cannot leave home without. From necessities and electronics to comfort items and random things, I always seem to travel better and relax more when I have these items. </p>

Generally, I never leave home without my MacBook Pro, so I can work, correspond with you, and entertain myself just in case there’s no TV. ;-) My Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Spray is one of my favorite fragrances, which works wonderfully in every environment and situation. Earth Therapeutics Dream Zone Pillow Mist is a MUST if I plan to rest comfortably in an unfamiliar bed. My latest issue of HGTV Magazine keeps me informed and inspired. A Bath & Body Works 1.3 oz. Mini Candle keeps my hotel room or wherever I’m sleeping smelling fresh and reminds me of home.

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Posted by cristialyse on July 09, 2013 at 5:56PM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Ready, Set, Go…Summer Travel Series: What’s Your Favorite Travel Destination?

When I was a kid, the last day of school kicked off not only Summertime, but also my official vacation season. Whether it was going to Mobile to visit my grandparents, going to Six Flags over Georgia with my church, or just hanging out at the beach with my family, Summertime was synonymous with travel. </p> <p>In the 2nd installment of our Ready, Set, Go…Summer Travel Series, we want to know “What’s Your Favorite Travel Destination?” Is it the bright lights of a big city like New York or Las Vegas? Relaxing on the shimmering sands while watching the glistening ocean waves at the Beach? A long drive out to the Countryside? Or visiting relatives and discovering fun activities in their towns (a ’la the Griswolds)? 

  • New York – Times Square


  • Las Vegas, NV 

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  • The Beach

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  • The Countryside

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Let us know in the poll below:

Until next time…

<p>Ready, Set, GO!!!</span>
Posted by cristialyse on June 25, 2013 at 10:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

What's Your Decorating Style?

Do you favor the historic elegance of Traditional decorating where strong, architectural pieces from years past reign supreme?  Or are the floral, whimsical prints and accessories that channel a Country Cottage more your decorating taste?  Are the clean lines and tone-on-tone colors of Modern Contemporary your go-to design choices?  Or are you drawn to the mix of exotic prints, cultural influences, and wacky colors found in Eclectic decorating?  Check out the pictures below and take the poll:</p> <p></p> <p></p>
  • Traditional

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  • Cottage


  • Modern Contemporary


  • Eclectic 


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<span style="font-size: medium;">Whatever your decorating style, always remember that the key to a well decorated room is that it reflects your personality and taste and you enjoy your time creating and experiencing it.<span size="3">

</span>Until next time...<span size="3">

</span></span><span style="font-size: medium;">Ready, Set, Be Stylish!!!<span size="3"> 

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Posted by cristialyse on June 11, 2013 at 10:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Which Fabulous & Functional Bookcase Should I Choose?

In my latest blog post, "A Home for My Books...the Hunt for a Fabulous & Functional Bookcase," I featured four bookcases from one of my favorite sites, Home Decorators Collection.  I love each one of them, but can't choose which one I should purchase for my home.

I need your help...Please vote below and help me decide which Fabulous & Functional Bookcase should join my humble abode ;-)


Until next time...Ready, Set, Decorate!!!  Shopping

Posted by cristialyse on March 16, 2012 at 7:49PM | Permalink | 0 Comments