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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Week seven: dining room

Long before I moved in, even before I bought this house, I knew I wanted the dining room to be pink.  Yes, pink.  For real. I mean, think of a dining room.  It’s formal and stuffy.  You don’t generally use it that much.  Why not paint it the most beautiful, happy, ironic color.  Why not have a gothic pink dining room?  Pink walls, dark furniture, pictures of dead relatives in gold frames.  Add some humor.  Have fun with it.  Besides, if it’s my house, no one can tell me not to… Especially when this dreary slate blue room is what… Read More