Inspiration: Hogsmeade

Hogwarts Castle wasn’t the only part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter that was full of decorating inspiration.  Honeydukes Sweetshop and Zonko’s Joke Shop were amazing visual experiences.  The two shops actually make up two sides of the same space.  They were super colorful and fun.  I’d probably have permanent sugar shock if my entire house looked like a candy shop, but obviously, I’m such a fan of happy colors I’d love to incorporate some of this into my own home.  Check out these pictures … I like how all the candy jars are different shapes and sizes.  It… Read More

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Inspiration: Hogwarts

Ok, believe me, I know how silly this all sounds, but let me convince you.  Inspiration really is all around you.  Even at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Take a look at these pictures… This wall of art reminds me of one featured in the Sept. issue of Martha Stewart Living.  Someday if I ever get around to hanging some paintings, maybe my house will look like this… with pink walls!!   This vignette makes me think, don’t be scared to display the things you like, even if those things might be, well, a little scary.  This is what… Read More

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Inspiration: Harry Potter, really?

There are two fundamental rules I follow when it comes to decorating my house: #1 Have fun.  I’ve said this about a million times already.  I don’t see any reason whatsoever to take decorating too seriously.  Unless you are a stuffy, boring person, there’s no reason your house should be. #2  Find inspiration everywhere.  And I do mean everywhere… Even Hogwarts!  Yes, I’m totally serious. This week Andy and I went to Orlando to visit Universal Studios, and specifically the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  We are huge Harry Potter fans.  The books are great.  The movies are great.  The… Read More

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