How -To Wednesday: How to light it up up up in style!

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Lighting strategies are often overlooked when decorating, but they are integral to a successful design plan.

To let your Lighting shine in style, here are a few considerations.

Choose unique lamps like  the following from Global views

1.  This double shade lamp was inspired by industrial machine parts.9.92044-4d477a41491f729149687eff5c06c805

2. This marble base  was inspired by a water feature in a garden in India.9.92045-14a3249bf966084e4e35429e05e28822

3.  This gold and black Sea Urchin lamp brings a spikely textural element into a space.D8.80128-e045714bcff95c58917d42148aa6d219

4. If you’ve got high ceilings, this 99″ chandelier could make a stunning focal point.9.90394-5f93c6bd8f1d28725534bf1ad27606cb

For a modern sensibility the following drum shade lamps from Seascape could fit in with a variety of design styles.

 

5.  Imagine this three tiered pendant over a dining table, above a bar, or lighting a hallway

fabric_Arlo6. This is the epitome of simple elegance…It could add just the right touch in a variety of places in your home.

fabric_Cosmo_Organza7.  This double drum shade with wood veneers connect the wood elements of a room together.fabric_Grady

8.  The tentacles on this light fixture called the jelly, adds interest when light bounces from it.fabric_Jelly

9. Bright colors add character and create bold statements.fabric_Mini_Luthette

10.  This shape is great for dining tables, islands,  and even pool tables.fabric_Raz

How can you Light it up 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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Inspiration Monday: Let your pillows do the talkin

InspirationLogo(wb)[1]Accent pillows can take center stage in a room.

Whether filled with foam, polyfill or down, the variety of shapes available can complement your decor beautifully.

If your pillows could talk, what would they be saying?  I look good, or I need help?

1. The kidney pillow

makes a good lumbar pillow and can add interest when layered with other shapes.  This velvet knife edge tapestry has a formal and luxurious look.

large kidney pillow with not welt velvet tapestry

2. Bolster pillows

Can add interest to your decor and are often found in bedroom suites.  This geometric print would be fab mixed with a solid or smaller scale print.red geometric pillow with contrast welt

3 & 4. Round and boxed edge pillows

A single button  and contrast welt  can add high style and tasteful detailing.round accent pillow with crimson contrast welt and button square box pillows with contrast welt and single button

5. Standard accent pillow

And finally the standard throw pillow  can make an artful statement too, by using dramatic fabrics,  and lush choices like, velvets and silks.  standard square accent pillows with blk welt

No matter how you use the shapes, go outside your normal routine by varying the textures and shapes for high design style.

Afterall, you want your pillows to be saying, I look good!

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

this week at ydp

I am so thankful for a beautiful day this Easter Sunday.

I had a chance to enjoy the day with my family and unwind.  Church service was moving, brunch was fantastic and the weather was absolutely gorgeous!

 

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This week we’re talking about accessorizing

Monday Inspiration:

Let your pillows do the talkin

How-to Wednesday

How to light it up up up in style!

Friday lifestyle

Art is integral to the design plan.

Inspiring creativity,

Ricci

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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!

Image Via CountryLiving.com

Image Via CountryLiving.com

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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Image Via Bhg.com

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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Image Via Bhg.com

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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Image Via Marthastewart.com

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?

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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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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