6 Sophisticated Ways to Decorate Your Home For Easter

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In just a few days, Easter will be here.

Thankfully the weather forecast looks favorable!!   Since mama bear (me) has been super busy with projects, baby bear (my teenage daughter) provided this guest post.

With Easter coming up it may be time for you to hit the refresh button and get crafty for spring!

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The ombre trend isn’t just for hair anymore, why not apply this trend to your decor? Click here for  step by step instructions.

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In my opinion there’s nothing more sophisticated than minimalistic design. I love how simple these glass vases are and the touches of plant life make it feel so fresh and new… just like spring!

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Sometimes dye can get messy, by using sharpies for egg decorating you’ll get an amazing effect without the stressful clean up.

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Liven up your front porch with a few of your favorite flowers.

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How cool is this idea? Simply crack a few eggs, fill them with soil and use them as mini “pots” to grow a desired plant.

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Next time you’re outside pluck a few strands of grass. Just place them on a candlestick for an earthy vibe.

Do you need help getting  a jump start on a project?

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We also have 3 distinct design plans:

Refresh Your Space The “DIY Plan” A Total Redesign Contact us to see which plan is right for you; our one hour consultation, can help get you started in the right direction. Ricci Jackson is a Certified Interior Decorator and founder of Your Design Partner. The goal of Ydp is to meet you where you are In your design process. Reserve your appointment today by calling (217) 722-4806 or email us at rjackson@yourdesignpartner.com

Inspiring creativity,

Ricci

 

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How-to Wednesday: The secret to mixing patterns successfully

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There is definitely an art to mixing patterns successfully.  If you’re wondering how designers make unusual shapes,  mixed textures, and very different prints ” play nice together” here’s how.mixed prints

There are essentially a few things you’ll want to look for

1. Begin with a common color.  This can be your favorite color or a color in the room.  Once selected, this color should be repeated in each piece.

2.  Choose several patterns with your chosen hue.

3.  Odd numbers are magical and choosing at least 3 is recommended.

4. The first pattern should be your signature pattern….It should set the tone for others to follow.

3. Vary the scale – this allows each piece to stand on it’s own, yet complement each other.

4. Vary the texture – for example, smooth and nubby textures or horizontal and vertical lines add interest and create movement.

5.  Try to work with the same color saturations for better harmony.

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Mixed prints done right can really add to the personality of your home .  Dare to experiment with your favorite colors and patterns.

What are you waiting for?  Get to mixing :-)

Do you need help getting  a jump start on a project?

Does the process seem a bit overwhelming?

Consider downloading our PROJECT STARTER TOOL KIT to help guide you in the right direction. It’s easy. Every new subscriber receives it for FREE! Look for the button on our home page and if you know someone that might also benefit, share it forward.

We also have 3 distinct design plans:

Refresh Your Space The “DIY Plan” A Total Redesign Contact us to see which plan is right for you; our one hour consultation, can help get you started in the right direction. Ricci Jackson is a Certified Interior Decorator and founder of Your Design Partner. The goal of Ydp is to meet you where you are In your design process. Reserve your appointment today by calling (217) 722-4806 or email us at rjackson@yourdesignpartner.com

Inspiring creativity,

Ricci

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Inspiration Monday: Tables that inspire more than functionality

InspirationLogo(wb)[1] Once the sofas are placed,  tables are soon to follow.  From the plethora of choices  available, you can add attitude and style to your living space.

For modern style and clean lines these tables from Sunpan imports are easy on the eye.Tables sunpan imports

 For artistic pieces with an air of uniqueness, you’ll find these artful pieces by Global viewsScreen shot 2014-04-13 at 9.46.37 PM

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Bunching tables are a popular style choice bunching tbl

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And if your space needs texture….

These pieces from Ballard designs are an amazing way to add it.T_WithoutZoom-2

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Tables can add attitude and style to your home….What style speaks to you?

Do you need help getting  a jump start on a project?

Does the process seem a bit overwhelming? Consider downloading our PROJECT STARTER TOOL KIT to help guide you in the right direction. It’s easy. Every new subscriber receives it for FREE! Look for the button on our home page and if you know someone that might also benefit, share it forward. We also have 3 distinct design plans: Refresh Your Space The “DIY Plan” A Total Redesign Contact us to see which plan is right for you; our one hour consultation, can help get you started in the right direction. Ricci Jackson is a Certified Interior Decorator and founder of Your Design Partner. The goal of Ydp is to meet you where you are In your design process. Reserve your appointment today by calling (217) 722-4806 or email us at rjackson@yourdesignpartner.com Inspiring creativity, Ricci
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This week at Ydp

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We are back!

Springtime weather looks like it may be here to stay and I am one happy camper!

The whirring sounds of lawn mowers are evident and the trees are blossoming in the neighborhood…..all I can say is oh joy!  I even had the chance to enjoy reading the newspaper, while I sipped my coffee on the deck this morning.  It’s the little things :)

This week here’s what we’re talking about

Monday Inspiration:

Tables that inspire more than functionality

How-to Wednesday

The SECR ET to mixing patterns

Friday lifestyle

Getting ready for the Easter bunny

Inspiring creativity,

Ricci

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Lifestyle: Cool ways to store and serve wine

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I enjoy the way a glass of wine can enhance your dining experience.  Drinking the perfect Cabernet or Sauvignon blanc to pick up the nuances of your favorite dish can be a real treat.  

If you find yourself buying a case of your favorite year or grape, it’s nice to store it and serve it up in style.

Here are a few ways to do so.

1. Wall mounted shelf 

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2. Mobile carts 

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3.  Weather resistant cart

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4. Linen Rolling trunk 

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5. Modern storage cabinets 

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Whichever you prefer, serve or store your wine in style.

Do you need help getting  a jump start on a project?

Does the process seem a bit overwhelming?

Consider downloading our PROJECT STARTER TOOL KIT to help guide you in the right direction. It’s easy. Every new subscriber receives it for FREE! Look for the button on our home page and if you know someone that might also benefit, share it forward.

We also have 3 distinct design plans:

Refresh Your Space The “DIY Plan” A Total Redesign Contact us to see which plan is right for you; our one hour consultation, can help get you started in the right direction. Ricci Jackson is a Certified Interior Decorator and founder of Your Design Partner. The goal of Ydp is to meet you where you are In your design process. Reserve your appointment today by calling (217) 722-4806 or email us at rjackson@yourdesignpartner.com

Inspiring creativity,

Ricci

 

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