Decorating Tips and Tricks

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Decorating tips and advice to help you create a beautiful home. Listening is like hiring a decorator, but it is free! Free and fun ~ lots of laughs mixed in with practical, useful & stylistic decorating advice. Pull up a chair and join us!

Episode Date
Fresh Budget Decorating Ideas - best of DTT
44:46
We think that 'budget' is not only a dirty word, but a negative word! So turn it around & make it a challenge to decorate for less. You can do it! We are going to show you how to work decor magic on a budget. We will wave our wands & show you exactly how! "Bippity Boppity Beautiful " - listen in! Listen in to hear our favorite tips for decorating your home on a budget. If you want even more ideas check out these previous episodes on budget decorating HERE and HERE. Read HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/laundry-room-design-before-after-a-video-give-away/) for information on the peel & stick tiles Kelly mentioned. Want to paint your fabric chairs? CLICK HERE. Sign up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Our crushes Anita's silk pillowcase can be found HERE. Kelly's Dr. Jart moisturizer can be found HERE. Listener Lisa recommended the anti-curling rug corner grippers that can be found HERE. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Aug 12, 2020
How to Be Happier in Your Home - best of DTT
44:16
Now more than ever we need to be happy in our homes! It is your home, so it's important that you are happy, content and enjoy living there. Here are our tips to be content with your home and to make everyday life in your home a joy. Here are our tips to be content with your home and to make everyday life in your home a joy.
  • keep your house tidy
  • keep the clutter at bay
  • keep it picked up
  • start some new habits to keep it clean.
  • clutter causes stress - bring every room back to 'ready'
  • make your bed
  • display some sentimental items or favorite collections around your home
  • Focus on things you can take with you, if you think you are moving, but there is no need to ignore your home if you are moving.
  • think about the positives about your home, rather than the negatives. what drew you to it in the first place?
  • fix the things that are broken
  • make sure you have a comfortable mattress and seating
  • add beauty to your every day life. So if that kitchen sponge looks so gross you don't want to touch it, toss it!  get a new sponge!
  • make sure you have some nice things to use for your daily routine
  • add a special area for relaxing, reading, a cup of tea or listening to music
  • use essential oils in your home.
  • make your bedroom into a retreat
  • invite people over, entertain and have fun in your home
  • start a gratitude journal record a happy memory at the end of each day
  • don't have a temporary attitude about your home. Make it homey even if you don't plan to stay forever
  • don't compare your home with the ones you see on Pinterest and Instagram
  • replace an uncomfortable sofa or mattress
Want to talk with us about your decorating dreams or dilemma's? Book a design consult with us! We'd love to talk with you and give you our advice for creating an even more beautiful home. Email us at decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com to book a consult or get more information. Find Kelly's laundry room redo HERE. Here are the slinks to specific products mentioned in the podcast. These may contain affiliate slinks. pretty dishwashing gloves HERE nice dishwashing brush HERE nice handled glassware sponge HERE Kelly is crushing on these driving shoes  driving shoes HERE Anita had a great experience buying a car at carmax HERE Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Aug 05, 2020
Our Method To Decorate A Bookcase - best of DTT
47:35
Armed with our formula for creating a styled & meaningful bookcase you will be able to design your shelves with one eye closed & a hand tied behind your back! Fool proof tips & advice for a space that is hard to get right. We start off with a controversy of sorts ... find out which way we land on it! Not just books, but decorative items, photos, slavage pieces, tall, short, medium height there is a place for so many of your special things on your bookshelf, but not too many of them. Listen in for the formula to designing a stunning bookcase. Have a read of Kelly's post which likens designing a bookcase to a legal case. Fun read - click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/decorate-bookcase/). Decorate a bookcase for spring click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/bookcase-styling-for-spring/). Decorate a bookcase holiday style click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/decorate-bookcase-holiday-style/). Here are slinks to some of what we mentioned: We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way does that increase the cost to you. Boxwood balls click HERE (https://amzn.to/2XCi2LF). Stacked boxes click HERE (https://www.burkedecor.com/products/set-of-3-decorative-metal-boxes-in-brass-finish-design-by-bd-edition?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=13901408370749&variant=13901408370749&gclid=Cj0KCQiAk-7jBRD9ARIsAEy8mh6creUXRRRlyFtgSB54_d50WX47pdq0hIsv1KTecHq0os-OJzgw4pQaAq9WEALw_wcB). Cloche click HERE (https://amzn.to/2SFUQbE). Love the sparkly top on this one! Kelly's Ikea crush, the Gladom Tray, which is actually a table. See it HERE (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10330670/#/50411990). Anita is enjoying the new adaptation of Vanity Faire. Check it out HERE (https://amzn.to/2XDhcP5). Want to talk with us about your decorating dreams or dilemma's? Book a design consult with us! We'd love to talk with you and give you our advice for creating an even more beautiful home. Email us at decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com to book a consult or get more information. Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Jul 29, 2020
Home Trends Arising From The Pandemic
47:52
Have you considered how your home serves you? Now is the perfect time to assess it and determine is your home serving YOU or are you serving it? The pandemic has altered just about everyone's relationship with their home. Are you a homebody? Feeling a little hemmed in? Thinking your home needs a change or a tweak to make it serve you better? Listen in to all our ideas to enhance your sheltering at home experience and your home going forward. If we do say ourselves, these tips are pretty awesome! What's in a name? Read our hot topic article and start the name game for your pad. HERE (https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-homeowners-are-playing-the-name-game-11593630654?st=hn9ezrbk45ujsne&refslink=article_gmail_share). Kelly's crush - Jo Rodgers Instagram account is a must follow. Anglophiles follow HERE (https://www.instagram.com/jo_rodgers/)! Anita's crush is a colorful rug. See it HERE (https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/76cafc9140ab574839e6967a9d45a8c0750ff71d?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994). Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Jul 22, 2020
You've Got Style, But Which One? - best of DTT
40:40
Do you know your decorating style? Let's talk about several of the popular styles. We think it's important to know a bit about what your particular style is, so you will have some direction when you are shopping for new things. Here are a few of the styles we discussed are COUNTRY FRENCH, SHABBY CHIC, COASTAL, MODERN, CONTEMPORARY, TRADITIONAL, TRANSITIONAL, MINIMALIST, GUSTAVIAN, AND ECLECTIC. The Cactus Lounge giveaway is over. Contains affiliate slinks. Kelly is crushing on SUPERTHRIVE, CLICK HERE Anita is crushing on the green tea mints at Trader Joes and the gluten free ice cream cones, CLICK HERE Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Jul 15, 2020
DIY with our guest Amy Howard
51:52
Amy Howard is a leader in DIY paint industry. She is also charming, delightful, full of fabulous tip and our guest today! Amy Howard Home is a well known brand. Today meet the wonderful woman behind the brand, the techniques & the paints we all love. Visit Amy Howard Home HERE (https://www.amyhowardhome.com/) to see all the products Amy has in her line and get creative! You can watch Amy in action on her You Tube channel HERE (https://www.youtube.com/user/amyhowardathome). Join Amy's FB group HERE (https://www.facebook.com/amyhowardhome/). Follow Amy on IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/amyhowardhome/). Today's hot topic article is HERE (https://businessofhome.com/articles/after-19-years-wisteria-is-going-out-of-business). Kelly's new fav paleo snack - Paleo Puffs No Cheese Cheesiness can be found HERE (https://lesserevil.com/collections/all) unless she ate them all! Anita fell for this pink dresser/night stand from Ikea. See it HERE (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/busunge-2-drawer-chest-light-pink-10329978/) Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Jul 08, 2020
What We Would Talk You Out Of... listen first - do later!
44:19
If we were working with you, we would suggest you not do some of these things. Often when we work with clients, we suggest they save their money when it comes to some changes. Let us explain. Some things we suggest people avoid are media rooms and gallery walls. Our magazine episode is HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/374) Hot Topic With their states reopened, summer showhouses move ahead (https://businessofhome.com/articles/with-their-states-reopened-summer-showhouses-move-ahead) Anita's crushes are these paints - Sherwin Williams Georgian Revival Blue Steamed White Stone Lion You can see Anita's farmhouse with the paint job HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/farmhouse-paint-project-reveal/) Kelly's crush is a soon to be launched book - Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon with the foreword by P. Allen Smith. Pre-order a copy HERE. (https://amzn.to/2ZsekpY) Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Jul 01, 2020
Trends You Will NOT Regret
41:16
Trend you won't regret are TRENDS with staying power and those that become classics. Learn from us the trends that will be and are unregret-able. We list & talk about several today. Listen to see if you have no regrets and what you will want to add to your home and be confident it will stand the test of time. Other episodes we referred to today that you will want to give a listen to are: Natural rugs - listen HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/193). Regrettable trends UGH! - listen HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/420). You can listen to the prior Amazon episodes HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/406) & HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/414). Have a look at tuxdeo sofa a'la Billy Baldwin HERE (http://www.billybaldwinstudio.com/product/tuxedo-sofa). Today's Hot Topic article is chockful is interesting news. Have read HERE (https://businessofhome.com/articles/amazon-delays-prime-day-a-museum-collects-covid-homes-and-more). Kelly's crush are the sconces Kelly purchased as a result of one of our other episodes on curating beautiful home decor from Amazon. See the sconces HERE (https://amzn.to/2Z0XLRv). They are sold seperately, so for a pair you'll need two. Thank you Cathy W. for this great tip on a drop leaf table from Ikea! See it HERE (https://www.ikea.com/ae/en/p/aepplaroe-drop-leaf-table-outdoor-brown-stained-brown-40208531/). Anita's crush is the Experian App. Search for it in the app store or anyplace you download your apps. Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Jun 24, 2020
Design Your Bedroom for Better Sleep
40:32
Sleep isn't just something you do at night. It's important to your physical and mental health. That's when your body does most of the healing work, so let's talk today about how to set up your bedroom to get the best sleep possible. Sleep article HERE (https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-guidelines-covid-19-isolation) We are participants in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program, and as a result, we can earn fees based on qualified purchases at no cost to you. Blue light glasses HERE (https://amzn.to/2SZKkzd) Weighted blanket HERE (https://bearaby.com/) Smart bulbs HERE (https://amzn.to/2WtXIxG) Plug in Sconce HERE (https://amzn.to/2yLvHst) Pillow Spray HERE (https://amzn.to/3bBmIal) Muji Diffuser HERE (https://amzn.to/2AucMCT) NYC Botanics Calming Oil HERE (https://nycbotanics.com/) Blue light blocking glasses (fit over your glasses) HERE (https://amzn.to/2WtS7Y2) White noise HERE (https://amzn.to/2Ls5m5j) Good sheets HERE (https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/c7db0d38d9557e90a6049b440801c14b2674a4d5?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) Weighted blanket HERE (https://amzn.to/3dPNfCB) Reading lamps HERE (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/ranarp-floor-reading-lamp-with-led-bulb-black-70419645/) Tulip table HERE (https://www.roveconcepts.com/rove-classics_tulip-table-round-lacquer.html?aid%5B2%5D=18&aid%5B3%5D=349&aid%5B27%5D=351&locale=en_US&gclid=Cj0KCQjwuJz3BRDTARIsAMg-HxWCHsLI27hWY-Qle682uFjQqJhRh5BMb8BbpwQ6Fc902l-OPd-f6V0aAuDyEALw_wcB) hot topic HERE (https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/xg8qnd/sadly-the-pandemic-could-be-millennials-best-chance-to-buy-a-house?utm_campaign=later-slinkinbio-vice&utm_content=later-7094628&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagram) Anita's crush: a bowl for your Kitchen-Aid mixer HERE (https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/f94c4bae37786c5ee8888b79030453ca7556c7c0?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) Kelly's crush: The book, I miss you when I bslink HERE (https://amzn.to/3dPl5r5) Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Jun 17, 2020
Garden Tips & Talk with Stephanie Rose
49:12
Garden Tips & Talk with Stephanie Rose of Garden Therapy. Today Kelly digs deep with Stephanie on all things gardening. This is a not to miss episode whether you are a dedicated gardener or just someone who loves a great story. Stephanie's story of gardening for healing and her books will inspire everyone no matter your relationship with compost! Oh and we a wonderful GIVE AWAY! Visit Stephanie's blog Garden Therapy and subscribe HERE. Check out Stephanie's book Home Apothocary HERE (https://amzn.to/3cKKilV). Garden Alchemy is Stephanie's newest book. It is chockful of garden wisdom & projects. Get your copy HERE (https://amzn.to/2MCbWXA). GIVE AWAY: Enter to win a copy Garden Alchemy and access to Stephanie's webinar HERE (https://mailchi.mp/d7200616bb9b/prjo5036fr). The winner will be chosen at random and alerted via email on June 24th. Open to residents of US or Canada. Hot topic article - read it HERE (https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/a32271058/primer-app-virtually-envision-wallpaper-tiles-at-home/). Kelly's crush is her rolling composter. Get one HERE (https://amzn.to/2XLU1Ei). Anita's crush is the very relaxing Biltmore Estate YouTube channel. Relax & enjoy the tours HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xLALy-JT-E). Speaking of tours, have you watched the spring tour of Kelly's kitchen? Visit Kelly's kitchen HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XJey8yDWmg&t=306s). Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Jun 10, 2020
Trends You May Regret
47:19
We don't want you to have any regrets. If you have ever bought a sofa that won't fit through your door, or painted your walls the exact shade of Pepto-bismol, then you know what I'm talking about. We did the research on trends that people are sad they embraced, and we're dishing today. We don't want anyone to be sad about their decorating decisions. We are talking about trends that you might regret. The antique French dishes Anita bought can be seen HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/new-french-dishes-and-the-perfect-loaf-of-bread/) Our hot topic can be found HERE (https://businessofhome.com/articles/the-end-of-pier-1-home-improvement-apps-soar-and-more) Kelly is crushing on this set of two prints from Ikea. See the set HERE (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/knoppaeng-frame-with-poster-garden-00465773/). Anita is crushing on these bowls from Sur La Table HERE (https://www.surlatable.com/lions-head-bowl/PRO-2041010.html) Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Jun 03, 2020
Must Listen - Special Guest
56:15
Our special guest is an artist, entrepreneur, mother, vintage lover, gardener, cancer slayer and inspiration! We welcome Jill Fagin and are beyond thrilled to be bringing you her story. From acclaimed designer to cancer thriver, Jill will have you laughing, crying, cheering and finding the power in you to face the seemingly insurmountable with determination, courage, style & humor. Explore the world of Jillery HERE (https://www.jillery.com/Home/Default.aspx). NYC Botanics are HERE (https://nycbotanics.com/) and here for you! (As Jill mentions in the episode if anyone wants to speak to her directly about the science behind her slaying her inoperable cancer, just email Kelly and we will set something up. ) The coveted tomato - pineapple ground cherrry tomato - HERE (https://www.superseeds.com/products/pineapple-tomatillo-75-days). See examples of Roseville pottery HERE (https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/roseville-pottery-identification-value-guide-4062357). The Roseville Mustique pattern is seen HERE (https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/80596829_roseville-mustique-floor-vase-12-in). Our hot topic is an article about a wonderful summer afternoon pass time - paint by number kits! Read the article HERE (https://www.wsj.com/articles/paint-by-number-sets-are-back-better-and-even-customizable-11590004274?emailToken=eb3dab74be1137b4e3b0d326de0bc222465w8vsVNFPulwp8DEeJDZ0eayVDOkqgmX2dX9vYpUvGERwKHYkIxU42HIYoNlBHAvFwAI2AxxLzB2F/gLd0HkKY5AoPmU/ohYVfaYzTJ+1ujdT3iDUIbNh3hrsFLFkT&reflink=article_gmail_share) and get your easel set up! Anita found a William Morris Tree of Life paint by number HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/782104872/tree-of-life-by-william-morris-diy?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=paint+by+number+kit&ref=sr_gallery-1-8&organic_search_click=1&bes=1). And the vase of lilacs Anita mentioned is available HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/764556093/vase-paint-by-numberflowers-diy-painting?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=paint+by+number+kit&ref=sr_gallery-1-33&organic_search_click=1&pro=1&frs=1). Crushes: Kelly found a IG video for re-purposing an old tee shirt into a face mask using the sleeve & bottom hem. Watch it HERE (https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_UsyeuCJKd/?igshid=rfe78qewbvdu). Anita has soft spreadable butter thanks to this French butter bell. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2zWDT9u). Another lovely butter bell is HERE (https://amzn.to/2B3R74M). On line drapery sources: Lynn Chalk HERE (http://store.lynnchalk.com/) Barn & Willow HERE (https://barnandwillow.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw_LL2BRAkEiwAv2Y3SdV8UnFIT_KswRs0HCTOEHHQ2vbeWkUz0VufLyIr1wsCxH9Z94-8nRoCPrkQAvD_BwE) Want to learn more about linen fabric? Read Kelly's post on Belgian linen HERE (https://www.mysoulfulhome.com/my-soulful-home/belgian-linen-101?rq=belgian%20linen). Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://forms.omnisrc.com/signup/v1/5cd5e2198653ed3e50c95d71_5cd9abc28653ed76f6e71b27.html) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
May 27, 2020
The Details Make the Design
50:11
It's not the devil that is in the details, but that's where the design is! Transform your room with details that you can add so easily. We are participants in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program, and as a result, we can earn fees based on qualified purchases at no cost to you. All of these items can be found online. Anita's favorites are below. The pillow shop on etsy is HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/800319737/brunschwig-fils-aravali-floral?ref=shop_home_feat_1&frs=1) The wallpaper is HERE (https://wallsneedlove.com/collections/botanical-wallpaper-collection/products/banana-leaf-removable-wallpaper) The faux fiddle leaf ficus plant is HERE (https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/b540e07ee01f09944c5fd4a23d52f18a1e5b1df6?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) The mirror is HERE (https://www.ballarddesigns.com/cecile-mirror/decor-more/mirrors/all-mirrors/525898?listIndex=4&uniqueId=525898) The travel poster is HERE (https://www.ebay.com/itm/road-to-the-alpes-mountains-VINTAGE-FRENCH-TRAVEL-POSTER-collectors-24X36/361084214007?hash=item54124bdaf7:g:RzgAAOSwAHZUQUK4) The tablecloth is HERE (https://www.wisteria.com/Persian-Flower-Overlay) Kelly's favorites are below. The tassel is HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/734748103/1-pc-big-jute-tassel-jute-tassels?ref=pla_similar_listing_top-1&pro=1&frs=1) The preserved boxwood wreath is HERE (https://amzn.to/2W9ZoMJ) The pillow is HERE (https://dovecotehome.com/collections/pillows/products/plum-rose-20-inch-square-pillow) The drum shade is HERE (https://amzn.to/2YzNWeR) The bust is HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/585387202/artemis-diana-bust-greek-statue-nature?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_b-art_and_collectibles-sculpture-art_objects&utm_custom1=fa0b7dce-54de-41fa-a684-d4bfc1024a28&utm_content=go_2063076890_76452857175_367965823869_aud-459688892115:pla-354182275568_c__585387202&utm_custom2=2063076890&gclid=Cj0KCQjwncT1BRDhARIsAOQF9LkXnjNE7E66eT5cpS6e7kmhTiMHw51xGKsAszoQIP-Gs3VFUlsUfkAaAqVJEALw_wcB) The poof is HERE (https://amzn.to/3dlkeyh) The hot topic is a fun, free downloadable coloring book HERE (https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/west-elm-coloring-book-36750516) Kelly's crush is Jenni Kayne HERE (https://www.jennikayne.com/) Anita's crush is this study on the book on Psalms. HERE (https://amzn.to/3dqw0aF) Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://forms.omnisrc.com/signup/v1/5cd5e2198653ed3e50c95d71_5cd9abc28653ed76f6e71b27.html) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
May 20, 2020
Create a Yard that Lives LARGE
54:41
Creating a beautiful, inviting outdoor space is always a great idea and now it is essential. No matter the size of your outdoor space you can design it to live large. Take our tips, go outside and make a magical space to enjoy now & all summer long. Consider the layout of your space & create some designated area. Create a vista through an arch or gate, add a path & add height to your yard. Some specific elements/pieces to add are: An outdoor bed or a hammock. See a classic hammock HERE (https://amzn.to/2Wp30KJ). Almost any sized space can squeeze in a bistro set. See one we like HERE (https://amzn.to/2WoARUa). Classic lines and in such fun colors! See Kelly's arbor HERE (https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/980736028). Kelly's raised beds can be purchased HERE (https://www.metalgardenbeds.com/). The most darling tiny shed HERE (https://www.wayfair.com/outdoor/pdp/mcombo-outdoor-3-ft-w-x-2-ft-d-solid-wood-lean-to-storage-shed-ndck1137.html?piid=42138428). Kelly loves hers! ( bummer sold out! ) Add a water or fire element to really enhance your space. Even a tabletop fire bowl adds a lot of atmosphere. See a nice one HERE (https://amzn.to/2WPnyLB). Click HERE (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/business/neiman-marcus-bankruptcy.html) for our Hot Topic article. Crushes: Kelly shares NYC Botanics CBD Relief Balm (https://nycbotanics.com/)which is created by her life long friend Jill. Jill is such an inspiration and her line of CBD products are amazing. Meet Jill HERE (https://www.mysoulfulhome.com/my-soulful-home/keeper-anda-give-away-from-jillery?rq=jill) in a post that Kelly wrote about their friendship and learn about her line of very effective CBD products HERE (https://nycbotanics.com/). Anita's crush is a book on baking gluten free bread in only 5 minutes a day! Get a copy HERE (https://amzn.to/35RPKl5). We have two sponsors today that will make life a little easier during these challenging days. Sun Basket meal delivery kits shipped fresh right to your door. With the code DTT you'll save $35! Head HERE (https://sunbasket.com/dtt) or click the box to the right to start your deliveries & save $35 If you are struggling with the shelter at home regulations or with anything that is impeding your happiness our sponsor, BETTER HELP is here to help you. Click the box to the right & go directly to the Better Help site. Receive 10% off your first month with the promotion code DTT. Visit BETTER HELP HERE (https://betterhelp.com/dtt). Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://forms.omnisrc.com/signup/v1/5cd5e2198653ed3e50c95d71_5cd9abc28653ed76f6e71b27.html) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
May 13, 2020
Where to Shop Small Now
41:48
We may be stuck at home, but that doesn't mean we can't get some shopping done! Let's support some fabulous small shops. All of the shops featured have an online store where you can shop from home.
Ikea meatball recipe HERE
Links to online stores we mentioned are below.
Mr Holmes Bakehouse HERE
Dovecote 15% off with SOULFULDOVE HERE
Cactus Lounge HERE
Recipe Tea Towel HERE
French Garden Home HERE
Weezie HERE
Stoffer Home HERE
Fete Home HERE
Hill House Home HERE
French Needle HERE
Society Social HERE
Privet House HERE
Hibiscus linens HERE
HOT TOPIC: 10 ways retail will never be the same after COVIC-19 HERE
KELLY'S CRUSH: Historical homes IG HERE
ANITA'S CRUSH: Delicious chocolate mousse recipe HERE
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May 06, 2020
Happy & Productive at Home
55:37
How are you doing? Today we discuss how to be happy & productive at home. This episode comes in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. So our topic is certainly timely. What we share will be useful and hopefully a welcome relief from all the bad news. Kelly talks about an article in the Atlantic on the science & art of happy. Read it HERE (https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/04/how-increase-happiness-according-research/609619/). Learn about Captain Tom Moore and watch his final laps HERE (https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/04/17/99-year-old-veteran-raises-23-million-britains-health-care-system-by-walking-his-garden/). A must watch! Happy 100 years Captain Moore!! Trying to make bread - the low down on sourdough starter from Josuha Weissman HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTAiDki7AQA). Check out the on line classes at the New York Botanical Gardens HERE (https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/). (Thanks for the tip Darcy! ) Oregon State offers a Master Gardener Class. Learn more HERE (https://workspace.oregonstate.edu/course/master-gardener-short-course-series). Gordon Ramsey teaches cooking for FREE HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTociictyyE). Need ideas for baking visit King Arthur Flour Homebound Baking HERE (https://www.kingarthurflour.com/learn/guides/homebound-baking). Check out Sloane White & her masks HERE (https://www.sloanewhitecouture.com/). Crushes: Kelly is enjoying the Wait Wait Don't Tell Me podcast. Have a listen & a laugh HERE (https://www.npr.org/podcasts/344098539/wait-wait-don-t-tell-me). Anita is heating it up with her new Air Fryer. Get one HERE (https://amzn.to/2Yezw3z). Hot Topic - WSJ article on navigating life now. Read it HERE. (https://www.wsj.com/articles/navigating-your-life-during-coronavirus-11584985940?mod=theme_coronavirus-ribbon) Get 80 rolls of TP overnight from Staples HERE (https://www.staples.com/Scott-2-Ply-Bath-Tissue-Standard-Roll-White-550-Sheets-Roll-80-Rolls-Case-04460/product_579939). IF still available!! In all seriousness, if you are struggling with the shelter at home regulations or with anything that is impeding your happiness our sponsor, BETTER HELP is here to help you. Click the box to the right & go directly to the Better Help site. Receive 10% off your first month with the promotion code DTT. Visit BETTER HELP HERE (https://betterhelp.com/dtt). Don't forget to click the box to the right to visit Diane James Home. Use the code DTT for 15% off a floral design that will bring you joy for a lifetime. An investment in beauty! You can visit Diane James Home HERE (https://dianejameshome.com) too. Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://forms.omnisrc.com/signup/v1/5cd5e2198653ed3e50c95d71_5cd9abc28653ed76f6e71b27.html) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita xx, Kelly & Anita
Apr 29, 2020
Designer Decor Deals on Amazon - Part 2
53:30
It's wonderful to be able to buy home decor items from your home and have them shipped there often for free. If you are stuck at home during the current pandemic, then that's the only way to buy things for your home. These are some of our favorite home decor products, and these are all great buys! We are participants in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program, and as a result, we can earn fees based on qualified purchases at no cost to you.  The college online event Kelly mentioned is HERE (https://www.eventbrite.com/o/colledge-llc-30025189318) Anita's Amazon picks are below Agate bookends from Brazil HERE (https://amzn.to/2JPwHxF) Whitewashed rattan tray HERE (https://amzn.to/2RF6EO3) Oatmeal linen blanket with frayed edges HEREE (https://amzn.to/2Vkbl0q) Turkish towels set of 6 HERE (https://amzn.to/2VbOlRu) Andy Star bathroom mirror in gold HERE (https://amzn.to/2RpCdep) Pair of Safavieh black and white stacking side chairs HERE (https://amzn.to/2y2H2Du) Gold and marble coffee table HERE (https://amzn.to/2Xkkvg5) Pioneer woman jadite cake stand with glass cover HERE (https://amzn.to/2RoCA8V) Crystal and brass door knobs HERE (https://amzn.to/2VeL03X) Black japanese cast iron tea pot HERE (https://amzn.to/2JU0dSF) Kelly's Amazon picks are below. Hello door mat HERE (https://amzn.to/2wqNOma) Lucite gold or silver handled tray various sizes HERE (https://amzn.to/3aUvxNe) Marble & Brass lamp 7.5 x 14 HERE (https://amzn.to/2UW6rrC) Forsythia wreath 25”HERE (https://amzn.to/3c6erfg) Bird feeder HERE (https://amzn.to/3aXnFKH) Bar cart - Kate & Laurel HERE (https://amzn.to/2RpbsXk) PF Candle HERE (https://amzn.to/2xif2f5) Marble Canisters HERE (https://amzn.to/3ebifh5) Throw with Anchor HERE (https://amzn.to/34zGa5P) Rattan Fruit bowl pedestal HERE (https://amzn.to/39YqUAl) Marble Fruit pedestal HERE (https://amzn.to/3aV11CU) Jute poof HERE (https://amzn.to/2woEzTs) Marble gold edged coasters set of 4 HERE (https://amzn.to/2Xnub9O) Hot topic HERE (https://www.bloombergquint.com/businessweek/that-secret-source-of-toxins-in-your-home-might-be-your-couch) Crushes Anita's crush is Paula Deen's youtube channel HERE (https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulaDeen/videos) Kelly's crush is #isolationcreation series at Jamie Beck - Day 2 HERE (https://jamiebeck.co/) Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. (https://mailchi.mp/8791ceb431db/dtt) XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Apr 22, 2020
Wabi Sabi - trend, attitude, approach
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What a perfect time to embrace the perfectly imperfect! Today we explore the concept of Wabi Sabi as a trend, attitude & approach. Wabi Sabi goes deeper than just being chill. It is an an attitude & approach to living that dates back to ancient times. In recent years the term has crept into the home deocr venacular. Today we discuss what it mean to approach life & home in a Wabi Sabi way, the hallmarks of the Wabi Sabi in decor and specific ways you can incorporate it in your home. Items with patina - graceful aging - are very Wabi Sabi. This post by Kelly explores why we love things bearing the patina of age. Read it HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/patina-like-old/). Listen in for other decor elements & choices that evoke Wabi Sabi. The Sherman Williams color Kelly mentioned is Pure White. See it HERE (https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/products/SW7005-pure-white). After listening if you want to learn more about Wabi Sabi get the book Wabi Sabi Welcome HERE (https://amzn.to/2RANokn). Hot Topic - is this the moment for eDesign. Listen in to hear what we think. Read the article HERE (https://businessofhome.com/articles/is-this-e-design-s-moment). Thanks to our listener Kimalee for introducing us all to Priceless Pets Rescue. It is great time to adopt a new BFF. Go HERE (https://pricelesspetrescue.org/) to see who is available! Crushes: Anita is loving the Knock Knock plant delivery service. Check it out HERE (https://justknockknock.com/?cmp=kid/knockknock/google/subscription/427562980519/&gclid=CjwKCAjwvtX0BRAFEiwAGWJyZHB_jVI0s-yC43nAmBaNlKfTLcxuunZuUQ2amB1v-xrQIld3E0RZvRoC1R8QAvD_BwE). Kelly & her dgggies love Paw Ramp. Have a look HERE (https://pawramp.com/). Our listener question is one that plagues many home owners. Maybe you too? Listen in.... As always to take advantage of our brand sponsor special offers click thru the boxes on the right and use the promo codes. Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://forms.omnisrc.com/signup/v1/5cd5e2198653ed3e50c95d71_5cd9abc28653ed76f6e71b27.html) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! We hope you & yours are safe, healthy & happy, xx, Kelly & Anita
Apr 15, 2020
Trend Focus: The Collected Look
55:31
Want to get that fabulous Collected look? We're offering our best tips and we have a special fun guest today on the show, and a giveaway. Our guest today is Amy Azzarito, the author of The Elements of a Home, Curious Histories behind Everyday Household Objects, from Pillows to Forks We are Amazon affiliates and we may have a small commission when you make qualified purchases using these links. Find the Jersey Ice Cream Company IG account HERE (https://www.instagram.com/jerseyicecreamco/) Check out Amy's book The Elements of a Home HERE (https://amzn.to/3dZ7X3T). Enter to win a copy of *The Elements of a Home ~ Curious Histories Behind Everyday Housefold Items from Forks to Pillows *by clicking HERE (https://mailchi.mp/5298a86955cb/bookgiveaway) Our hot topic is HERE (https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours) Kelly's crush: The March/April issue of Veranda magazine. Anita's crush is an assortment of Harney and Sons deliciious herbal teas HERE (https://amzn.to/2WM2cQS)
Apr 08, 2020
Creativity and Inspiration You Need NOW
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Our current global situation is taking being a homebody to a whole other level to say the least. Today we are bringing you ideas to keep you inspired, busy & happy. From house projects to other podcasts to enjoy. In addition, we have wonderful give away! (If you are listening to this episode months or years later ... it was recorded during the spring 2020 Corona virus pandemic. Surreal times for sure .... ) That being said, the show we bring you today is jam packed with terrific ideas for now, for later & at any point in world history ;) Let's dive in .... First we can't wait to announce the Diane James Home $150 give away winner! Listen to learn if it is YOU! Nor can we wait to tell you about the Art of Tea GIVE AWAY! Head to https://www.instagram.com/artofteala/ - follow them & us and leave a comment on the give away post to enter to win an Art of Tea - tea for 2 gift box. A $95 value & just what you need these days! As people who consider their home their art form - we & YOU - have been training for this situation all our adult lives. Creating a sanctuary is more important now than ever. So is keeping productive & stress free in these uncertain times. We have ideas for all of that today. Kelly has several suggestions on how to best use your time in the garden. Maybe get a jump start on those homemade Christmas gifts you have been thinking about creating for years! Reach out to old friends by phone, facetime or snail mail. If you are trying to be productive while working from home you may need to set up a designated area to work. Listen to our Trends 2020 epsiode for lots of ideas on how to do just that. Listen HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/379). Feeling like you want to help somehow, but not sure what to do? Focus on your own community. Simply ordering pick up/delivery dinner from your favorite restaurants is helping them stay in business. Kelly is really enjoying the podcast LAST SEEN. Have a listen HERE. (https://www.wbur.org/lastseen) She also suggests these books: click the name to see the book. Dutch House (https://amzn.to/39v62QV) American Dirt (https://amzn.to/2R2bIeW) Little Fires Everywhere (https://amzn.to/3dJRzUD) ( also a Hulu show now ) Try the Overdrive or Libby apps to virtually borrow books from your local library. Anita shares a lengthy list of shows to enjoy. Listen in to get the scoop on those. A timely Hot Topic article to read HERE (https://businessofhome.com/articles/how-pandemics-shape-design-target-workers-get-a-surprise-raise-and-more). Crushes: Kelly feels like a million bucks after 10 minutes of YOGA. Try it HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pKly2JojMw). Anita a gluten free home made Navajo bread. See the recipe HERE (https://walkingonsunshinerecipes.com/easy-flatbread-recipe/?fbclid=IwAR2wJXQCTWhWAMJVXGAQkVYOIU43dli7B0VGHD1mD9S34r-HNbQ5rgipxWo). Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://forms.omnisrc.com/signup/v1/5cd5e2198653ed3e50c95d71_5cd9abc28653ed76f6e71b27.html) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. This in no way increases the amount you pay. Thanks for shopping through our links.
Apr 01, 2020
Furniture Arranging Tips
52:25
Let's make all the right moves to get your home arranged perfectly for you! It's all about balance, scale, symmetry, focal points, zones, and we're talking about all of it.
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Anita's sliders are HERE  Diane James Home Giveaway (a $150 gift certificate) signup is HERE. Our Hot Topic is The Best in Show from the 2020 Paris Design Fair HERE Anita is crushing on Masterpiece's Beecham House HERE Watch the fun movie Bend it Like Beckham HERE. Kelly is crushing on Art of Tea Earl Grey Creme tea HERE Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Mar 25, 2020
Decorating Ideas Under $50
52:23
First & foremost we hope that you are safe & cozy at home during this surreal time in our collective history. Now more than ever our homes are our sanctuaries. We hope this episode & any you listen to during this trying time is a respite from the news of the day. Enjoy ... Re-think cheap & easy! We have so many inexpensive & simple decorating ideas for you today that you will love. Decorating well does not have to cost a lot or be difficult. Listen in - be inspired & get going on our suggestions. Anita gave us some specific items to add: A flax linen bolster HERE (https://www.worldmarket.com/product/lilac+velvet+bolster+pillow.do?sortby=ourPicksAscend&from=fn). Beaded table runner HERE (https://www.pier1.com/36-beaded-jacobean-multicolor-table-runner/4174240.html?cgid=table_runners#nav=top&origin=gridswatch). Lidded decorative jars HERE (https://www.wisteria.com/WINDSWEPT-LIDDED-JAR). White & blue dishes HERE (https://www.pier1.com/blue-plaid-dinnerware/PS163013.html?from=search#q=blue%2520plaid%2520&origin=gridswatch). Kelly's suggestions tend more to the easy DIY and re-purposing items. Have look HERE to see her shelf over a door idea in action - WATCH HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8JHUl2LWAs&t). Hot Topic: The hot topic article on the possible re-surgence of wall to wall carpet. Listen in for our thoughts and read HERE (https://www.wsj.com/articles/wall-to-wall-carpet-is-back-why-design-pros-love-and-hate-it-11582347685?emailToken=685530b7396fa741a60f6d5c33679bfd7HB/Z/1hlQSJuoTv9bpgjJZo2Cs1FcU+XOpEfFffPtVL5Lw1yBoPzPCPiIl93K+OmG/BlpJNnQZMvfIv6KBD5VTlnOScj72Tj03aPox/adhxg2eX/O6jrG4Ry8NzBuJ4&reflink=article_gmail_share)for the full article. Crushes: Kelly is still crushing on this wooden ( painted gold ) mirrored tray. Such a crush she has two! See it ( them ) HERE (https://goto.walmart.com/c/1798463/565706/9383?veh=aff&sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FMainstays-Gold-Decorative-Tray-with-Mirror%2F961682610)! Anita loves her antique inspired pedestal. See it HERE (https://amzn.toCX/3a8N0Rb). Don't forget to click the box to the right to visit Diane James Home. Use the code DTT for 15% off a floral design that will bring you joy for a lifetime. An investment in beauty! You can visit Diane James Home HERE (https://dianejameshome.com) too. Get the skin you want to live in with the formulas created by our new sponsor MUSELY. Click the box to the right to head to musely.com/DTT (https://musely.com/dtt)to receive 20% off your purchase. Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://forms.omnisrc.com/signup/v1/5cd5e2198653ed3e50c95d71_5cd9abc28653ed76f6e71b27.html) and enter your address. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. This in no way increases the amount you pay. Thanks for shopping through our links.
Mar 18, 2020
What To Do Now For Spring
55:54
Spring is almost here and it's time to get your house ready for Spring. Sure it's time for spring cleaning, but it also the time to refresh your decor. We're sharing what our favorite spring things to do to our homes and some specific products. Kelly loves these items Chintz napkins CLICK HERE Green linen table runner CLICK HERE Nest CLICK HERE White garden stool CLICK HERE Vintage gardening books CLICK HERE Our hot topic is how to grow an antique business when 'no one' is buying antiques https://businessofhome.com/articles/how-do-you-grow-an-antiques-business-when-no-one-is-buying-antiques Anita is crushing on this hot water dispenser that's great for tea CLICK HERE Kelly is crushing on Scout Bags CLICK HERE Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Mar 11, 2020
Live Well - Sell Over Ask
59:18
Learn what features you can enjoy now and expect a nice return on when, and if, you sell your house. We discuss not only what potential buyers are looking for now, but even more importantly, features you might want to live with before you call a realtor. Like the title says "LIVE WELL _then _SELL OVER ASK"! Some features we wholeheartedly agree will make your home more attractive to buyers, others not so much... Listen in to hear the discussion and so much more, like our 'hot topic' chat, why we like today's crushes and an answer to a white paint question many people might have, but have not asked yet. Enter the GIVE AWAY for a $150 gift certificate to Diane James Home HERE (https://mailchi.mp/1b7ba5a0d0fe/diane). Also receive 15% off your purchase at Diane James Home using the code DTT at check out. Here are the links we promised in the course of this episode: Find Kelly's outdoor fireplace HERE (https://www.woodlanddirect.com/American-Fyre-Designs-Contractors-Model-Unfinished). Listen to our Home Trends 2020 episode HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/379) and hear our thoughts on a separate home office & more. Learn how to set up a dedicated laundry room by watching HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UaSZjp6fDo&t). Listen to our "Pick the Right White" episode HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/372). Today's Hot Topic article is all about home decor app. Read it HERE (https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/g2598/apps-that-will-change-the-way-you-decorate/). Kelly is crushing on the New Yorker Fiction podcast. Short stories previously published in the New Yorker magazine read by literary folks. Listen to "The Other Side of the Street" by John Updike HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-new-yorker-fiction/id256945396?i=1000464311035). Anita bought & loves a tiered tray. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2PKuuqG). Get to know & follow our friend Lucy at Craftberry Bush HERE (https://www.instagram.com/craftberrybush/). You will love her photography, art & spirit. Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://forms.omnisrc.com/signup/v1/5cd5e2198653ed3e50c95d71_5cd9abc28653ed76f6e71b27.html) and enter your address. We will send you the details on how to join the TEAM! If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. This in no way increases the amount you pay. Thanks for shopping through our links.
Mar 04, 2020
Designer Decor Deals on Amazon - Part 1
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Recently we covered a hot topic on how well designer items would do selling on Amazon. This led to a personal challenge to find gorgeous home decor items we loved, but with one caveat. They had to be available on Amazon. Challenge accepted! Here's our list of beautiful things for your home, all available on Amazon. We are Amazon associates, and as Amazon Associates, we can earn from qualifying purchases. Anita's favorites are Safavieh Aspen red and green rug CLICK HERE Safavieh micro loop collection blue and ivory rug CLICK HERE Safavieh Wyndham collection lavender and ivory rug CLICK HERE Safavieh daphe glazed ceramic garden stool in turquoise CLICK HERE Surya wool pouf in denim CLICK HERE Surya Athena hand tufted transitional area rug CLICK HERE Kate and Laurel Lipton tay with gold handles CLICK HERE. Kate and Laurel Celia round metal side table CLICK HERE Boldmere wood windowpane arch mirror 28x44 CLICK HERE Bloomingville set of 3 round stoneware bowls with bamboo lids CLICK HERE Pendant light in a very bright brass CLICK HERE Baxton Studio Chavanon wood and linen French chair CLICK HERE Maira navy blue velvet met lounge chair CLICK HERE Christophe Knight set of Phinnaeus French dining chairs CLICK HERE Russell Hobbs retro toaster CLICK HERE Kelly's favorites are below.
Yamazaki leaning ladder: CLICK HERE
Umbra Magino side table/stool/magazine rack CLICK HERE
Stone & Beam Metal Mesh Lamp 10 x 19 CLICK HERE
Safavieh 8 x 10 rug CLICK HERE
Surya 20 x 20 x 14 knitted pouf CLICK HERE
Kate & Laurel Wyldwood Console Table 42L x 14deep x 30tall CLICK HERE
Kate & Laurel Round metal folding tray accent table 14 x 14 x 25.75 CLICK HERE
Kate & Laurel Lipton Tray white gloss/ gold handles 16.5 x 12.25 x 3.25 CLICK HERE
Kate & Laurel Doris Wall sconce 1 21.75 x 12.5 x 5.5” CLICK HERE
Bloomingville pink chunky tassel pillow 12” x 12” CLICK HERE
 Bloomingville - set 3 mix & match dishes 10” CLICK HERE
Bloomingville Rattan black stool 14 x 14 x 18 CLICK HERE
Check out the interview with 'Peter Brady' HERE 
Hot topic CLICK HERE Anita is crushing on the Instagram account Le Pink Figaro CLICK HERE Kelly is crushing on Knife Aid CLICK HERE Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Feb 26, 2020
Must Know Decorating Tips - Part 2
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We had so much more to say after last week's MUST KNOW DECORATING TIPS episode that we had to record a part 2! This part 2, unlike many sequels, is just as great as part 1 - maybe even better! Today we annouce the book give away winner! Listen in to hear who won a signed copy of "My Creative Space" by Donald Rattner. If you are the lucky one email us at decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com and give us your address. Winner or not, everyone can purchase this wonderful book HERE (https://amzn.to/39IVka3). Here are just a few of the MUST KNOW DECORATING TIPS we shared in this episode. ~ Scale your furniture to the room size & ceiling height; ~ Do your homework before buying antiques; ~ Use furniture to deliniate spaces; ~ Choose a simple, nuetral tile backsplash ( you will never regret it! ); ~ Add a mirror to your entry; ~ Use furniture with low visual noise in a small space; ~ Incorporate the rule of threes; ~ Use every room in your home regularly ( imprint the life of your family on every square foot! ) Oh and the tips go on & on .... as do the laughs & stories. Our Hot Topic this week makes us re-examine Amazon. Listen to the discussion & read HERE (https://businessofhome.com/articles/can-luxury-work-on-amazon). Anita's crush is a delightful tea served by the St. Regis and Nita Jean herself. Taste test it by going HERE (https://www.tealeaves.com/collections/black/products/english-breakfast?variant=30124032458804). Kelly's crush is Diane Keaton's Instagram. Free & fun - follow DK HERE (https://www.instagram.com/diane_keaton/). Thank you to all the members of the TEAM DTT !! We are thrilled to be getting to know you & sharing so much already. It is going to be a fabulous year. Our first FB was such a blast! More to come ... Don't forget to click the box to the right to visit Diane James Home. Use the code DTT for 15% off a floral design that will bring you joy for a lifetime. An investment in beauty! You can visit Diane James Home HERE (https://dianejameshome.com) too. xx, Kelly & Anita
Feb 19, 2020
Must Know Decorating Tips - Part 1
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Usually we do a deep dive into one topic, but today we are covering our very favorite decorating tips. These are the best of the best tips we have found over the years. This is just part 1, so be sure to listen to part 2 also. Some of the key points are: Consider the big picture before you start decorating Take a photo of the room before you start. It will reveal truths your eyes might be ignoring. Remember Function trumps style Go bold in small spaces Use unmatched chairs at the table Keep key dimensions on your phone so you have them with you when shopping Use a Limited color palette Make sure that the room has points of height in the room Cluster your collection together in one place Layer patterns Use outdoor fabrics in the kitchen and dining room Have tables near chairs in the living room so people can set a drinking glass there Find gorgeous antique chairs and redo the upholstry Unify your collection by sticking to just one color Use rugs in the house to provide a warm and cozy feel to the room Add substantial moulding to your room Add one wow piece per room Our hot topic is the ending of Design Sponge. Anita's is crushing on Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook HERE Kelly is crushing on Ellie Cashman wallpaper HERE Remember that Valentine's Day is the very last day of enrollment into our Team DTT. The roster is filling up and we want your name on this list! We are so very excited about this new way to connect with you, answer your design questions, share and have fun. To get the details and join the team head to https://decoratingtipsandtricks.com/team or simply click the word TEAM on the top of this page. Don’t forget to enter to win a signed copy of the book My Creative Space. Simply send us an email to decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com with the word BOOK in the subject line. Winner will be chosen on 2/14/2020 and notified by email & on air. Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Feb 12, 2020
Add a Touch of Romance
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Today we talk about romancing your home. Or better yet, decorating your home so it romances you! We have ideas that push the envelope of what might be typically considered ‘romantic’ and those that clearly fall into that category. Each item will add a delightful touch to your home and in turn make you feel wonderful. That sounds pretty romantic doesn’t it? And today isn’t all hearts and flowers, you are going to learn important tips on an item most of us use regularly. Anita’s picks for adding a touch of romance are: A velvet duvet from Ballard Designs HERE (https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/e642da4bfb3c4a7fae45cce9d28880c8675ec71a?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994). A cross the tub bath caddy from Wayfair HERE (https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/9113b44457dd2df86d28a34896d723c97d13f827?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) A faux fur throw from Soft Surroundings HERE (https://rstyle.me/+jTf3TOxg7T4MtFbWwKc4ug). A tabletop fire from Wayfair HERE (https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/df281002cbf1964cf7a38534b3641cd2c9e71676?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994). An Empire style crystal chandelier from Wayfair HERE (https://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/9e17aa2be282f3de45deac16501bb11822756c20?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994). Kelly’s picks for adding a touch of Romance are: Non-toxic candles - listen to learn the 3 things you must know in order to choose candles that are non-toxic. (No-one wants to be in a toxic relationship!) Click HERE (http://www.pureplanthome.com/collection/stockholm-glass-6-oz-gingervanilla-coconut-wax) for an all natural hand poured non-toxic candle you can burn the night away with. Talking about candles, if you don’t do it already start eating your evening meal by candle light. The Emmett candlestick from Crate & Barrel HERE (https://www.crateandbarrel.com/emmett-antique-brass-taper-candle-holder-11.75/s593945?localedetail=US&storeid=513&a=1552&campaignid=880315824&adgroupid=42649983725&targetid=aud-304545242345:pla-829014536139&pla_sku=593945&pcat=HSW&ag=adult&gclid=CjwKCAiAg9rxBRADEiwAxKDTutLv1yrhRVymNpMKVRx7wX6yET9XSvmEp-n8nw1eOysoFu7UYwMiixoC2LMQAvD_BwE) is an lovely choice to hold tapers on your table. An indoor fruit tree - try a dwarf Meyer lemon inside this winter. When you get fruit makes these recipes HERE (https://food52.com/blog/5622-one-bag-of-meyer-lemons-five-dinners). See the Meyer lemon instagram post Kelly mentions HERE (https://www.instagram.com/p/B7qxDBcJOqq/). While you are on IG give a follow! Add a monogrammed vintage sheet handpicked from the markets of Paris to your bed, sofa or toss over your table. Next best thing to rummaging at a Parisian flea yourself HERE (https://trouveprop.com/collections/textiles/products/vintage-european-sheet-launchtwo). Have romance delivered to your door with a subscription to Flower magazine - 6 issues for $19.99. Get your subscription HERE (https://flowermag.com/subscribe/). In connection with the Flower magazine suggestion, Kelly mentioned the home decor magazine episode. It is #374 and you can listen to it HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/374) and/or on your favorite podcast player. Don’t forget to enter to win a signed copy of the book My Creative Space. Simply send us an email to decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com with the word BOOK in the subject line. Winner will be chosen on 2/14/2020 and notified by email & on air. Hot Topic - ring in on the HGTV 2020 Dream House. Have a look HERE (https://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-dream-home/2020/tour-hgtv-dream-home-2020-pictures). Kelly mentioned the episode on brown furniture. Listen HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/277)and watch her YouTube video on brown furniture HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QszZx1-WeC8). Crushes: Anita is cooking up a storm with her suvide. Check it out HERE (https://amzn.to/393KSts). Kelly shops at Muji, a Japanese lifetsyle store. Check it out HERE (https://www.muji.com/us/). The TEAM DTT roster is filling up and we want your name on this list! We are so very excited about this new way to connect with you, answer your design questions, share and have fun. To get the details and join the team head to https://decoratingtipsandtricks.com/team or simply click the word TEAM on the top of this page. Don’t miss out!! xx, Kelly & Anita
Feb 06, 2020
Learn to be More Creative at Home
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Today we help you learn to be your most creative self! This episode is filled with tips/advice on cultivating your creativity. We also have a give away of a signed book that is all about fostering creativity in the way you design & decorate your home. Listen in to learn how to easily enter to win a signed copy of My Creative Space by Donald Rattner. Also click on the Venus et Fleur box to the right to receive complimentary shipping on their stunning everlasting rose arrangements. So many great things to tell you about today...including the opportuntiy to join TEAM DTT. Get all the details HERE (https://decoratingtipsandtricks.com/team). Hope you can join us! The TEAM is shaping up to be a fabulous group. It would be just that much more fabulous with YOU! We talk a lot about tangible ways to cultivate creativity today. A more intangible way is to stop hindering your creativity in your thoughts. Stop thinking & saying "I am not creative". You are and can be more so with a bit of practice and the right environment. Crushes: Kelly treated herslef to a pair of Serena & Lily Positano linen pjs. See them HERE (https://www.serenaandlily.com/positano-linen-pajamas/m12300.html). Anita is all "set" with a new set of dishes Kingsley by Spode. HERE (https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/spode-reg-kingsley-12-piece-dinnerware-set/5371103?skuId=68356149&&mrkgcl=609&mrkgadid=3304700479&enginename=google&mcid=PS_googlepla_nonbrand_dining_online&product_id=68356149&adtype=pla&product_channel=online&adpos=1o5&creative=223880474141&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=Cj0KCQiAsbrxBRDpARIsAAnnz_NpqYEPyIsY1prOFA66WOLQLhnta7vr96qSFXovPa5wuNNexu2uMq0aAndNEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds). The Hot Topic is an interesting green alternative to traditional builds - Container homes. See some great examples of a container done right HERE (https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/g30272790/shipping-containers/?slide=1). Definitely get in on the give away and don't miss out on your chance to join TEAM DTT!! Join HERE (https://decoratingtipsandtricks.com/team). xx, Kelly & Anita
Jan 29, 2020
The Look For Less - Steals and Deals
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This episode is all about finding the inexpensive version of some high end looks. We accepted the challenge of getting the look for less. First we selected some high end items for your home, then we scoured the internet to find less expensive versions of each item. Join TEAM DTT ! There is no " I " in team, but there is a U in our team, ** YOU ** and us! Members of TEAM DTT hang out with Kelly & Anita in real time & so much more! TEAM DTT gatherings will be as close to meeting for coffee/tea or wine as we can get. We'll talk decorating, answer your questions, share photos, tips and ideas. Our team of kindred spirits will get to mix and mingle, not just with us, but with each other too. It is going to be inspiring & so much fun! As a member of TEAM DTT you will get: membership in our TEAM DTT private Facebook group; FB LIVE questions/answers and discussions with Kelly &/or Anita each week; a monthly content rich newsletter; entry into exquisite giveaways; ( look out for something fabulous Kelly found in Paris ) special promotions; members only content; one on two design consults at a 50% discount. All that for less than the price of monthly decor magazine! Membership in TEAM DTT at the moment is only $75 for 12 months. This is a special kick off team building rate. Join now & you are locked in at the $75 rate for years to come. We are keeping the team small for now and closing the membership opportunity on 2/14/20. Join now for a full year of TEAM DTT for only $75. Join TEAM DTT today - we are sooo excited to get to know you better!
You can always get the TEAM details on THIS PAGE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/team) too. This post contains affiliate links and we can receive a program fee for qualifying purchases. Anita picks are below. The high end dresser is HERE (https://www.kathykuohome.com/Product/Detail/48200-Jason-Modern-Classic-Ivory-Drawers-Wood-Dresser) The low end version is HERE (https://www.worldmarket.com/product/large-white-wood-brewton-dresser.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn) The high end mirror is HERE (https://www.kathykuohome.com/Product/Detail/6123-Regina-Andrew-Quatremirror-Modern-Brown-Wood-Round-Large-Mirror-D) The low end mirror is HERE (https://www.worldmarket.com/product/round-sorrento-mirror.do?sortby=newArrivalsDescend&from=fn) The high end diamond rug is HERE (https://annieselke.com/Rugs/Diamond-Navy-Ivory-Indoor-Outdoor-Rug/p/DA380) The low end diamond rug is HERE (https://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Safavieh-Montauk-Hand-Woven-Flatweave-Grey-Ivory-Diamond-Cotton-Rug-23-x-7-Runner/11042019/product.html?kwds=&refccid=B6HKYD27MMMYOSCMKABREESYJU&rfmt=color%3ABlue%7Cweave%20type%3AFlatweave&searchidx=14) The high end rattan chair is HERE (https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/soho-home-x-anthropologie-sona-cushioned-chair?category=furniture-chairs&color=023) The low end rattan chair is HERE (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/byholma-armchair-gray-laila-natural-s69896888/) The high end floor lamp is HERE (https://www.wisteria.com/Fishbone-Floor-Lamp) The low end version is HERE (https://www.ballarddesigns.com/peyton-wood-floor-lamp/lighting/indoor-lighting/floor-lamps/497307?listIndex=6&uniqueId=497307) Kelly's picks are below. The concrete & gold lamp high end is HERE (https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/regina-andrew-design-harlow-shagreen-cylinder-table-lamp-prod218590071) The low end version is HERE (https://www.homedepot.com/p/StyleCraft-27-75-in-Soft-Brass-Natural-Concrete-Table-Lamp-with-Brussels-White-Hardback-Fabric-Shade-L10089DS/309001421?irgwc=1&cm_mmc=afl-ir-27795-483420-&clickid=zZzT46zu1xyORV9wUx0Mo34BUknWGJReI0Ijzw0) The high end glass cylinder lamp is HERE (https://www.shadesoflight.com/products/jasper-table-lamp?via=57e1331c69702d78ae0000a8%2C57e135f669702d78ae00039e) The low end version is HERE (https://www.walmart.com/ip/360-Lighting-Coastal-Table-Lamp-Glass-Cylinder-Gold-Fillable-White-Drum-Shade-for-Living-Room-Family-Bedroom-Bedside-Nightstand/527531822) The high end round Mirror is HERE (https://www.potterybarn.com/products/vintage-round-mirror/?catalogId=84&sku=9551234&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Bath%20%3E%20Mirrors&cm_ite=9551234&gclid=CjwKCAiAsIDxBRAsEiwAV76N89-axwzWuEAj-gACGNBkDXm-GUsq3LCY-pasBbUxupnJZw7Spd36dRoCgR0QAvD_BwE) The low end version is HERE (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-Gardens-28-Diameter-Mirror-Gold-Finish/288366069?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_S3ZQtmTV0xyJU--wUx0Mo34VUknWGP1GI0Ijzw0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_1798463&clickid=S3ZQtmTV0xyJU--wUx0Mo34VUknWGP1GI0Ijzw0) The high end sectional is HERE (https://www.westelm.com/products/andes-3-piece-chaise-sectional-h1815/?isx=0.0.24&pkey=csectionals%7Call-sectionals&clickid=Qzp3vHVkoxyJWHtwUx0Mo34QUknWGKQ2I0Ijzw0&irgwc=1&cm_cat=116548&cm_ven=afshoppromo&bnrid=3917500&cm_ite=&irpid=116548) The low end version is HERE (https://www.allmodern.com/furniture/pdp/aiden-sectional-a000165437.html?piid=810930628) The high end cashmere throw is HERE (https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/solid-cashmere-throw-oatmeal/?pkey=ccashmere-throws&isx=0.0.767) The low end version is HERE (https://tjmaxx.tjx.com/store/jump/product/Made-In-Italy-Boxed-Cashmere-Throw/1000545151?cid=TJMaxx:GSA:shppng::Feed:11111&utm_medium=shppng&utm_campaign=Feed&utm_source=Google&utm_term=Made_In_Italy_Boxed_Cashmere_Throw&gclid=CjwKCAiAsIDxBRAsEiwAV76N8_ACiDJdgiXSxwBK2F7PkI3wD6gc8kFDmfxhAyML0s77ZLkp6i-9rBoCi7IQAvD_BwE) The high end Gold & glass coffee table is HERE (https://www.lampsplus.com/products/alayna-48-inch-wide-antiqued-gold-rectangular-coffee-table__9w158.html#productDetailsSection) The low end is HERE (https://amzn.to/35ZRXJJ) Check out our interview on JimJim's Reinvention Revolution podcast HERE (https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/post/jjrr-61-with-anita-joyce-kelly-wilkniss) Want to nominate your town to be revitalized? CLICK HERE (https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a30534325/home-town-renovation-hgtv-show-ben-erin-napier/) Our crushes Kelly loves David Austen roses CLICK HERE (https://www.davidaustinroses.com/us/catalog-request) Anita loves the TV show Mapp and Lucia on Britbox HERE (https://amzn.to/37gZlSl) xoxo, Anita and Kelly
Jan 22, 2020
Heating Up Your Decor: Fireplace Ideas & Inspiration
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This is episode 400!! And it's our birthday on Friday!!! That's right, we share a birthday, so we're celebrating this week. We also have another reason to celebrate. We are kicking off TEAM DTT today! We want to connect even more with each of you so we gathering together a team. Want to join TEAM DTT? Here are the details: Join TEAM DTT ! There is no " I " in team, but there is a U in our team, ** YOU ** and us! Members of TEAM DTT hang out with Kelly & Anita in real time & so much more! TEAM DTT gatherings will be as close to meeting for coffee/tea or wine as we can get. We'll talk decorating, answer your questions, share photos, tips and ideas. Our team of kindred spirits will get to mix and mingle, not just with us, but with each other too. It is going to be inspiring & so much fun! As a member of TEAM DTT you will get: membership in our TEAM DTT private Facebook group; FB LIVE questions/answers and discussions with Kelly &/or Anita each week; a monthly content rich newsletter; entry into exquisite giveaways; ( look out for something fabulous Kelly found in Paris ) special promotions; members only content; one on two design consults at a 50% discount. All that for less than the price of monthly decor magazine! Membership in TEAM DTT at the moment is only $75 for 12 months. This is a special kick off team building rate. Join now & you are locked in at the $75 rate for years to come. We are keeping the team small for now and closing the membership opportunity on 2/14/20. Join now for a full year of TEAM DTT for only $75. Join TEAM DTT today - we are sooo excited to get to know you better!
You can always get the TEAM details on THIS PAGE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/team) too. Ok, let's spark up the episode topic - fireplace ideas & inspiration. Hearth, surround, mantle, firebox and more we have suggestions and advice for every aspect of your fireplace. We even have a source to add a fireplace without the need of ANY traditional elements like a chimney, flue etc. Have a fireplace that doesn't work? No problem and no longer a big dark hole in your room. We have that design dilemma solved several times over. Listen in for all the details here are links to some of what we mentioned. Check out our tips on painting your fireplace CLICK HERE. You can see Anita's antique fireplace screen HERE. Ethanol Bio flame is HERE. Geometric shapes for the fireplace are HERE. Fireballs are HERE. The hot topic is about new research that people judge your home in the first 38 seconds. CLICK HERE. Anita is crushing on Britbox CLICK HERE. It's a channel that is full of fabulous British shows, vintage and new. Kelly loves it too. Kelly is crushing on the Detective Trapp podcast HERE. The membership will be limited so join TEAM DTT today!
xox, Anita and Kelly
Jan 15, 2020
Decor Moves to Make in 2020
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We are making some new decor moves to be spot on for the new year. You should too! Listen in to hear how you can incorporate some of the tempting trends ahead. Read on and learn how to join TEAM DTT ! Listen to our 2020 Trend Forecast episode and then start making some new decor moves to be in step for 2020. Listen HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/379). Down size if that feels right for you. Now is the time to go smaller and make those fewwer square feet absolutely fabulous. Less is definitely more when you can make a smaller home exactly to your liking. If you are thinking about selling your home, spring time is a great time to put your house on the market, but even better timing, be the first on by getting your house ready to roll in February. Add a garden room or add several plants to a sunny room in yoru home. Incorporating the natural world into your home is definitely a move to make in 2020. Remember we talked about the 2020 trend to carve out a dedicated office space in your home. Here are several desks that can fit in small spaces and often do double duty. Check out the desk options HERE (https://www.livinginashoebox.com/ten-space-saving-desks-that-work-great-in-small-living-spaces/). Set up a coffee station with a pretty machine & all the mix ins. See the one Anita bought for Kevin HERE (Https://amzn.to/35y0Dqm). Bringing nature in extends to adding green paint to your walls. Kelly suggests going dark, not sage-y if you decide to incorporate green paint in your home this year. See the dark moody greens: Farrow & Ball Studio Green HERE. (https://www.farrow-ball.com/en-us/paint-colours/studio-green). Ben Moore Salamander HERE (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/2050-10/salamander?color=2050-10). Ben Moore Back Woods HERE (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/469/backwoods?color=469). Dunn and Edwards Back Woods HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/68117013096607058/?lp=true). WALLPAPER!!! Do it! Check out this company they have some interesting patterns HERE (https://tempaper.com/shop). Ochre is a big color for 2020. Have a look at these accessories that come in this hot color: Big, I mean BIG, yarn throw HERE (https://metfine.com/products/giant-knit-blanket?variant=19583503630409). Tassel dripped pillow from West Elm HERE (https://www.cb2.com/18x12-bia-tassel-pesto-velvet-pillow-with-down-alternative-insert/s671816?localedetail=US&gclid=CjwKCAiAluLvBRASEiwAAbX3GcSjfEJFrGU2L7YVmGEeSV0v01M0_AwqJdyXnLLllIXkxNy3lYEALxoCZIoQAvD_BwE). Silk weave textured pillow HERE (https://www.westelm.com/products/solid-silk-hand-loomed-pillow-cover-t3608/?pkey=cpillows%7C4294963736&sku=7440518&group=1&isx=0.0.2652). Check out this website for information on companies who use sustainable practices to produce their decor products. Click HERE (https://sustainablefurnishings.org/). Black & white is a terrific fresh combination. We think this trend is really dumb ... you might too. Gotta listen! Crushes: Kelly LOVES this sweet potato 'littles' - Dr. Prager's has a great line of side dishes HERE (https://drpraegers.com/our-food/sweet-potato-littles/). Anita is wrapped in her Soft Surroundings leopard chenille coverlet for her bed. Wrap yourself in one HERE (https://www.softsurroundings.com/p/leopard-chenille-coverlet/). Another important move we are making for 2020 is to start TEAM DTT ! Sign up for our insider emails here on our site. Click HERE (https://forms.omnisrc.com/signup/v1/5cd5e2198653ed3e50c95d71_5cd9abc28653ed76f6e71b27.html) and enter your address. We will send you the details on how to join the TEAM! If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. This in no way increases the amount you pay. Thanks for shopping through our links.
Jan 08, 2020
Start the New Year Right at Home
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! While we ponder & plan all the possibilities for 2020, today we dwell in the practicality. The things you should do right now to prepare your home to be a well oiled machine for 2020. Doing these things saves you time, $$, space & energy. Leaving more of all that for the possibility part! We don't have a color of the year, yet, but we have a word - CONNECTION !! Listen in and learn of our plans to connect even more with YOU. You will not want to miss out on the opportunity coming your way ... Anita has convinced me to get a label maker. I picked out this one HERE (https://amzn.to/2FamkSM). Do you have an off site storage unit? What's in it? Please consider whether you really need it and whatever is in there. Take your holiday storage to expert level with THIS (https://amzn.to/2QeACbh) & THIS (https://amzn.to/2tfZ3fs). Replacing THESE (https://amzn.to/2SH2Kp1)makes your home more efficient & saves moola. Make this the year to change 'em up! Everyone should have one of THESE (https://amzn.to/36fwpJZ)no matter where you live. Me too!! Farm Girl Flowers are fabulous - treat yourself or someone special HERE (https://farmgirlflowers.com/). Thanks to listener Barbara B for the tip on Kei & Molly textiles. Have a look at these wonderful products & learn about this 'do good company' HERE (https://www.keiandmolly.com/). Crushes: Anita loves the Pixie tinted moisturizer with lavender. Get a tube HERE (https://amzn.to/2MHxhPx). Kelly keeps her busy schedule straight with a lovely Rifle Paper Company planner. Have a look HERE (https://amzn.to/2ZHppCU). If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. This in no way increases the amount you pay. Thanks for shopping through our links.
Jan 01, 2020
Best of: Freshen Up Post Holidays
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It's round about the time to start putting away the Christmas decor. Some feel their homes look bare now, while others love the clean slate, and minimalist look that January brings. No matter which side of the fence you sit on, we're talking about things you can do to transition your home from the holidays to a winter look. Greenery, pine cones, cozy touches & metallics work well all thru the winter season. Wonderful such decor pieces are: ~ preserved boxwood wreaths HERE (https://amzn.to/39s1qfQ); ~ greens cut from your garden or bought in bunches at the market; ~ flameless candles HERE (https://amzn.to/36eMsb2); ~ mercury glass votives HERE (https://amzn.to/35aE4aW); ~ a wintery scented candle HERE (https://amzn.to/2F2rZtT); ~ a winter white 'fur' pillow HERE (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-Gardens-Rosette-Plush-Decorative-Toss-Pillow-22-Ivory/42338382); ~ cozy throws HERE (https://amzn.to/2Q7d7AH)& HERE (https://amzn.to/363LJJv); The red holiday touches should go, unless red it is part of your year round palette. Trees, Santas and ornaments need to be stored until next year. Store them right in tree bags HERE (https://amzn.to/3586539) and ornament boxes HERE. (https://amzn.to/2ZBkTpJ) Now is the perfect time to pick up a fresh bouquet of Casablanca lilies or white roses. It is also is also a great time to force some bulbs. Click here for instructions on how to do that. We have a VERY exciting opportunity for us all the get to know each other better & connect coming soon in 2020, so stay tuned for details on that. You will not want to miss out! Speaking of not missing out, subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. This in no way increases the amount you pay. Thanks for shopping through our links.
Dec 30, 2019
Best of: Design Lessons That Will Make You a Better Decorator
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Let's talk about lessons that will make you a better decorator. We love learning, and sharing all we have learned about making your home beautiful. Here are some of our favorite lessons. Take a picture of the room first. When you look at the photo, you'll notice things you didn't notice standing in the room. And then as you make changes you'll have a before photo. Be sure to take a photo after you make changes too! Make sure your layout works for your room. Sliders for moving furniture on wood floors are found HERE, and for carpet HERE. Find Anita's book HERE. Find Kelly's book HERE. Aim for a timeless look when you are buying big ticket items. Add some black to every room. Add layers to your home Add some living plants Buy a solid color sofa for it to be in style for the long haul. Listen to our sofa episode HERE. This was one of our first episodes! Try to buy lamps in pairs. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links.
Dec 25, 2019
Transitioning From Christmas To Winter Decor
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It's time to start thinking of transitioning your decor from Christmas to winter. Winter is such a peaceful, quiet and beautiful time of year. It's about snuggling in warm blankets, drinking hot cocoa around a fire in the hearth, enjoying time with family and friends. Just because the holidays will soon be over, doesn't mean that the fun has to stop. We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. We mentioned several items in this episode. Here are links to a few of them. Boxwood wreaths, on sale HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/81c105c301d06d65d46dd7c26a172c04d68b7e9b?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) Black fur throw with tons of great reviews HERE (https://amzn.to/2Z8Xg7P) Faux fur pillows, on sale HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/84f8f45b028bfb42591ede4d8df0188b4f384d91?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) Anita is crushing on Pimpernel placemats in the Strawberry thief pattern HERE (https://amzn.to/36widf4) Kelly and crushing on Stone and Beam pots and pans HERE (https://amzn.to/2sTrVtt) If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Dec 23, 2019
Best of: Creating Cozy
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Best of: Creating Cozy Cozy is so inviting anytime of the year, but especially when the temperature dips & the calendar turns to the holidays. We have some easy tips & suggestions for creating cozy in your house, along with some specific decor items that can instantly transfrom a room with cozy. Furry pillows CLICK HERE and HERE. Lambswool rug CLICK HERE. See our favorite Soft Surroundings snow leopard throw CLICK HERE. Looking for something gorgeous for your home? You can find Anita's Soft Surroundings collection HERE. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. This in no way increases the amount you pay.
Dec 18, 2019
Kitchen Cabinets - Deep Dive
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In this episode we blow your mind & the doors off your kitchen cabinets with a treasure trove of great information, advice, ideas and of course, tips! All this information will help you make your kitchen cabinets not only timeless & beautiful, but make them work for you. We cover it all in depth & detail from the materials, design, styles, finishes. All the options for undertaking a kitchen cabinet project are discussed from a simple re-fresh to a complete remodel. Don't miss this jam packed episode... See a video tour of Kelly's kitchen HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5iPrR0ujTs&t=27s). Visit Anita's kitchen HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/spruce-up-your-kitchen-for-less/). Crushes: Kelly devours a Panettone every Christmas season. Small slice by small slice everyday with her tea. It is a personal tradition. Have you heard of this delicious Italian sweet, fluffy bread/cake? This one is delicious & comes in a lovely pre-wrapped gift. Look HERE (https://amzn.to/36AQtWK). If you want to make your own Panetone below is is recipe ... but you can't be in a rush - it has to rise 3x! Panettone recipe HERE (https://www.browneyedbaker.com/panettone-recipe/). Plan ahead this takes time, but well worth the effort! Anita gives us something to watch while we relish the Panettone, Tiny House World on Amazon Prime. I took a peak HERE (https://www.amazon.com/Tiny-House-World-Season-1/dp/B0181VJXXE). Some of these houses would be challenged to hold a person and a panettone. So many clever ideas for using space efficiently. Tune in HERE (https://www.amazon.com/Tiny-House-World-Season-1/dp/B0181VJXXE). We get asked this often so here again is our favorite countertop ( and everything else ) cleaner & shiner. The Original Beeswax. Look for it in the yellow can HERE (https://amzn.to/36zLcyH). FYI: For all our episode sponsors you just click the sponsor message box here in the shownotes and you will be taken right to the site. If there is a promotion code use it at check out to receive your speical DTT listener discount. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. This in no way increases the amount you pay.
Dec 16, 2019
Best of: Best Holiday Gifts
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This episode originally ran in December 2018. If you are looking for gift ideas, you'll love this list. It's some of our very favorite things. You might want to buy these for someone else or for yourself. We are Amazon associates and we may earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. The hair dryer/round brush CLICK HERE. Pet portraits for your pets. CLICK HERE. Here is the email address gentlemadness@hotmail.com Yoga pants with the phone pocket CLICK HERE. Le Creuset Stoneware French Press CLICK HERE. French Duralex containers (very practical gift!) CLICK HERE. Honey spoons CLICK HERE. Rescue Me book by Fifi O'Neill CLICK HERE Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories book CLICK HERE. Crossbody purse with a window for your iPhoneCLICK HERE. Reclaimed wood bath trays CLICK HERE. Home Apothecary book by Stephanie Rose CLICK HERE Apple Air pods CLICK HERE. Snow Leopord Throws CLICK HERE. If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Dec 11, 2019
Powder Room Decor Deep Dive
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The powder room may be small, but boy can it be mighty! It's an important room that can wow guests with just a little bit of extra effort. Today we are sharing some easy ways to refresh your powder room so you can enjoy it and your guests feel pampered. We mentioned embroidered tissue box covers, CLICK HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/e74416bce3ddc91e868ab7d5a1c7d30af7674297?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) Kelly mentioned the buffet lamp that fits in her powder room. See a similar buffet lamp HERE (https://www.ballarddesigns.com/taryn-buffet-lamp/439841). How about adding some monogrammed towels to your powder room? You can find some HERE (https://amzn.to/37iVwMV) Crush: Kelly's glass cylinder and brass lamp. Check it out HERE (https://www.walmart.com/ip/360-Lighting-Coastal-Table-Lamp-Glass-Cylinder-Gold-Fillable-White-Drum-Shade-for-Living-Room-Family-Bedroom-Bedside-Nightstand/527531822). Thanks for the wonderful book recommendation from Michele. Check out A Paris Apartment HERE (https://amzn.to/2Lz8oVZ). Get further information on this very interesting story HERE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Paris_Apartment) & HERE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marthe_de_Florian). Anita's duck boots are HERE (https://amzn.to/2qw8fLy) We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. This in no way increases the amount you pay.
Dec 09, 2019
Best of: How To Create A Stunning Christmas Tree
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Today we are revealing how to create a stunning tree. We've got loads of ideas and tips to help you create a beautiful and memorable tree no matter if it is faux, real, big or small. We cover it all & top it off! Watch Kelly's YouTube video with a great tip for decorating a tree HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsSvu0I8PCE&t). Prelit hinged trees are super easy to set up. CLICK HERE to see a hinged tree. We love to use a base of silver ornaments on our trees. The silver goes with almost any color. Use silver ornaments on your tree, and then you can add different colors each year if you like. Most colors will work well with the silver ornaments. Kelly follows Dreamy Whites. Check out the tree by Dreamy Whites CLICK HERE. Check out the clip on candle lights CLICK HERE. Red berry Christmas picks CLICK HERE. Gold leaf Christmas picks CLICK HERE. More gold Christmas picks CLICK HERE. Pearl Christmas tree garland CLICK HERE. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Send us an email and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! Merry Merry!! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. This in no way increases the amount you pay. Thanks for shopping through our links.
Dec 04, 2019
Gifts Galore, Giving More
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Upon popular demand we have put together another gift giving episode! We, and all of you relish the joy of giving a thoughtful and beautiful gift. We think this list will have the perfect suggestions for anyone on your list ~ including YOU! ( Best gift for us? Leave us a raving review on itunes. Give HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) ... Many Thanks!! ) Kelly's finds: Phone Soap - smart phone sanitzer & charger HERE (https://amzn.to/34DK7ph). Make a day of your gift with a tour of the Garden Conservancy Open Days Garden Tours. HERE (https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days). Home Sick candles - scents of places you/they love. HERE (https://amzn.to/2rFnHp1) Check your local Trader Joe's for the seasonal olive boards & bowls. Great to gift alone or add to a basket of cilunary delights! Lovely monogram-able vase. HERE (https://www.ballarddesigns.com/amelia-vase/525847?listIndex=21&uniqueId=525847) French spreaders with faux bone handles. HERE (https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/ivory-laguiole-spreader-set/?_br_psugg_q=laguiole). Delicious prepared beef from Perini Ranch via Williams & Sonoma. HERE (https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/smoked-peppered-beef-tenderloin/) Infinity scarf with inflatable travel pillow. HERE (https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/convertible-travel-pillow-infinity-scarf) Family or couple vintage inspired travel map. HERE (https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/personalized-anniversary-pushpin-world-map) Puzzle (500 pieces) depicting the cover of the NY Times with your choice of date. HERE (https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/new-york-times-custom-front-page-puzzle) Little Farmstead Living book - a delight to read cover to cover. HERE (https://amzn.to/2r2W4pQ) Remember Erin at Wreathly Florals as extended an offer of 15% off to DTT listeners with the code DECKTHEHALLS. Visit Erin's lovely shop HERE (https://www.etsy.com/shop/WreathlyFlorals). Anita's finds: Suzanne Kasler French grape hod. HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/e605c9fcb53db8188b3bdf3d3d3a946918716a82?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) Fill it with greenery faux, preserved or realand change out for the seasons. Vintage inspired striped apron. HERE (https://www.surlatable.com/vintage-striped-apron/PRO-5218722.html?cgid=SCA-390213#start=26) Ming pagoda in glossy white ceramic with peirced windows. HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/8d2da54b065f1084574e445725018deeb0606856?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) Put a tea light underneath for a nice glow from the windows Round marble serving board. HERE (https://www.surlatable.com/round-marble-serving-board/PRO-1241694.html?cgid=cat390422#start=45) Olive topiary are classic & great all year. HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/fbae5f85e3323b910c9a55cc60625dcabebee2e8?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) Or a preserved lemon cypressHERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/3f541a3f383ef04e4f4d64839dd5c6cf086eb6cb?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994). Picnic or stadium blanket with straps. HERE (https://www.potterybarn.com/products/pendleton-carry-along-mosier-motor-throw/?catalogId=84&sku=843781&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Pillows%20%26%20Decor%20%3E%20Throws%20%26%20Blankets&cm_ite=843781&gclid=Cj0KCQiA5dPuBRCrARIsAJL7oeiV3iuoXEswyvPkvCfdSEEKLZb8aIxllRbvyu43sFrcIvVRSb59CKQaAigSEALw_wcB) Try a Brown Betty to brew your tea & wrap one up with e cosy as a special gift. HERE (https://amzn.to/332faJz) This cosy of perfect! Just like the one I bought at a British shop in Paris. The Ulster Weavers scotty dog tea cosy. HERE (https://amzn.to/2KG7p5X) You cannever go wrong with a candle as a gift. This one turns into an urn after the burn. HERE (https://www.sedafrance.com/Elegant-Gardenia-Classic-Toile-Petite-Ceramic-p/00130gar.htm) In case you missed the first gift giving episode click HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/383) to listen or simple check out the shownotes. Crushes: Anita's is "the bag for life" from Fortnum and Mason. You can get one just like it HERE (https://amzn.to/32ZndqE). Breakfast on the go try Kelly's Starbucks favorite HERE (https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/2122117/single?parent=%2Ffood%2Fhot-breakfast%2Fegg-bites) If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon Associate program so we may receive a small fee if you purchase through our links. This in no way increases the amount you pay. Thanks for shopping through our links.
Dec 02, 2019
Best of: Be Happier In Your Home - Fall Edition
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This is part of our 'Best of Series', and we'll be doing 'Best of' episodes on every Weds from now until the end of the year. Enjoy! When transitioning from summer to fall you can up your general happiness by focusing on home. Taking care of your home is a form of self care that can really increase your overall happiness. Ramp up your happiness at home with our tips and advice. Happier at home = happier overall. Today we have tips & ideas on transiting from summer to fall, easy fall decor touches, fall scents & products, a few fall recipes and practical fall home mainenance advice. We kick off with the practical stuff. Tune in to make sure you are keeping up with thes essential tasks. Fall decor in a word - COZY! Add texture, warm hues, layers, and natural elements. Try these affordable ( $12.87 ) sweater pillows for texture. HERE (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-Gardens-Sweater-Knit-Decorative-Throw-Pillow-17-x-17-Ivory/178243317?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_S3ZQtmTV0xyJU--wUx0Mo34VUklSNeWfI0Ijzw0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_1798463&clickid=S3ZQtmTV0xyJU--wUx0Mo34VUklSNeWfI0Ijzw0) Check out this caramel colored pillow cover for just the right warm hue. HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/629713285/cognac-leather-pillow-cover-20x20?ref=shop_home_active_12&frs=1) How about a bunch or two of curly willow for a natural element with height. HERE (https://amzn.to/314oLPS) Fall colored vintage books is the perfect touch. Get a stack HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/713569648/1800s-antiquarian-book-lot-brown?ref=shop_home_feat_3&frs=1) See velvet pumpkins on display on Kelly's transitional table HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/transitional-holiday-table-decor/). For the scent of fall throught our your home put on a small simmer pot with our suggestions. Get the small pot Kelly uses HERE (https://amzn.to/2ZYA4I7). Light up a candle to evoke the scent of the woodland. Try these: Votivo teak HERE (https://amzn.to/2ZZOhEK). Jo Malone incense & embers HERE (https://amzn.to/2ZTaOTy). Craft & Foster oakmoss & amber HERE (https://amzn.to/316khIv). Another way to scent your home & have dessert is to bake Kelly's rosemary apple pie. Recipe HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/apple-pie-with-rosemary-recipe/). For breakfast try Anita's favorite pumpkin pancakes. Recipe from Creative Cabin blog HERE (https://creativecaincabin.com/pumpkin-pancakes-gluten-free-and-paleo/). If your wish is for world peace bake a batch of these cookies. Recipe HERE (https://smittenkitchen.com/2007/01/world-peace-cookies/). The barn painting was SOLD! Our crushes: Anita's Jason's travel sized toothpaste HERE (https://amzn.to/2ZT8OL2). Kelly's Verb shampoo HERE (https://amzn.to/2HVvbcG). Thanks to Tracey for the wonderful fall decor tip!! If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita we participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so if you make a purchase thru our links we may receive a small percentage from Amazon. Our participation in no way effects the price you pay.
Nov 27, 2019
Favorite Holiday Decor And Sources
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Looking for new Christmas decor for your home? Sometimes when you open up the boxes of Christmas decor, you things look sad and tired. It might be time to change things up and add something fresh and new. We've done the shopping for you, so check out the cool things we found. Many of these items are bargains too. As Amazon associates, we earn from qualifying purchases. Kelly's mentions: Feather Tree - check one out HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/571115266/authentic-german-goose-white-feather?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=german+feather+tree&ref=sr_gallery-1-1). Boxwood wreath Light up, HERE (https://www.westelm.com/products/led-light-up-boxwood-wreaths-d4090/?catalogId=71&sku=3971228&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Holidays%20%3E%20Seasonal%20Lighting%20%2B%20Candles%20%3E%20Holiday%20Lights&cm_ite=3971228&gclid=Cj0KCQiAn8nuBRCzARIsAJcdIfMPI_u8ixYYKf2o_t0453RfKeMFNWBLlWVh5fMckEk5XZxAkuFg68oaAhOoEALw_wcB): Boxwood wreath, HERE (https://amzn.to/2CXPhQI) Real person selling on Amazon! Furry tree skirt, HERE (https://amzn.to/2r3FXrO) Tinsel tree, HERE (https://www.pier1.com/champagne-tinsel-tree/4153100.html?scid=scplp4153100&sc_intid=4153100&s_cid=pla%7cGoogle%7cSC+Shopping+-+Desktop&gclid=Cj0KCQiAn8nuBRCzARIsAJcdIfNMEA6Ba9gAf6PvjiSk9qs2O-0xxvYGYDtnxJEt7QVaW8X343X6BNoaAp5TEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds) Vintage santa mugs, HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/739686688/vintage-santa-claus-mugs-egg-nog-cups?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=santa+mugs&ref=sr_gallery-1-37&cns=1) Transferware, HERE (https://nancysdailydish.net/) Scotch guard alternative: HERE (https://www.hunker.com/13419876/alternatives-to-scotchgard) and HERE (https://integratect.com/products.html) Anita's favorites are below. mercury glass ornaments, HERE (https://amzn.to/32Z6fsq) painted pinecone ornaments choose the colors you want, HERE (https://amzn.to/35k5DPP) Toulon live Christmas tree urn, HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/3be26e2a08a2d34e3d054d66cf576c24c0289985?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) mini boxwood wreaths, HERE (https://amzn.to/33YVrvP) angel tree topper that looks like a santos, HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/7fb23b6bd4a2f9e463af421ca46425b470459e7b?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) Venetian tree topper, gold star with mirror, HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/262ec90fed7f2f9facc5f49580484aa73912a87b?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) bristle berry 30 inch PVC wreath, HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/a5d1494aa2119478e82afa7a4efabb9b5f08f302?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) white LED ceramic tree, HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/7f65543c9b20a4141fb08988ba8e95c850315108?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) velvet stockings, HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/7de03df5d5de0e36c03780e84799350ca23d392e?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) snow mink tree skirt, HERE (http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/ad33db4159c73b20b62fb5fbf72e91056f9b2136?afId=668766&afCreativeId=2994) Crushes Kelly has fallen for Wreathy Florals (https://www.etsy.com/shop/WreathlyFlorals) on Etsy. Erin, the shop owner/ creator learned we crushed on her wreaths & has offered a special discount for DTT listeners - 15% off your order of $35 or more with the code DECKTHEHALLS ! ( valid until 12/30 ) Thx Erin!! Erin has so many wreaths for Christmas and oh this one for January into spring has caught my heart. Look HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/672721477/white-peony-wreath-hydrangea-and-peonies?ref=shop_home_active_48&pro=1&frs=1). Anita loves Fortnum and Mason teas, and this is one of her favorite ones. It's available for shipping in the US! HERE (https://amzn.to/2NYu6nT)
Nov 25, 2019
Christmas Light - Do It Right
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Christmas decorating does not have to be an endurance test. If you are thinking about freeing yourself from the bin, this is the episode for you! Learn the holiday decor hot spots that you can focus on to great impact without all the effort. Less is MORE at Christmas time when your decor is elegant & considered. We go room to room & give you specific ideas on how to create a beautiful statement for the holidays. There are soooo many easy, elegant & lovely ideas in this episode - listen in! Christmas right done right by Dreamy Whites - see HERE (https://www.instagram.com/p/B4-toPOBl8p/). Rusched runner that Kelly talked about HERE (https://www.instagram.com/p/BsKFcZ4g3u9/). Take a candlelight Christmas tour of Kelly's house HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK_Kn3Ckh0c). Have a seat in Kelly's dining room set for Christmas HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vDaNIJ02B0&t). Crushes: Anita discovered a great new podcast for us to try - History Chicks. Give them a listen HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-history-chicks/id415983183). Kelly shares her experience speaking at the Digital Hollywood Conference. Have a look at the line up HERE (https://www.digitalhollywood.com/podcastsfl19.html). Congratulations to our long time listener and DTT friend Tarryn H. on graduating from a decorating course & landing her first client! We are so proud of you Tarryn!! If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Nov 20, 2019
Christmas Tree Controversy
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Real or faux ~ which way to go? Today we not so much debate, but clarify the facts surrounding the real vs faux Christmas tree controversy. The Christmas tree is the centerpiece of holiday decor. Traditions and memories are made under, around & about this holiday focal point. People are often staunch in their opinions of real or faux, but are all the facts clear...? Today we discuss the virtues and drawback of either choice, ring in on our thoughts & give you a few options in both catagories. Here's a source for a truly faux gold/platinum tree like the one Kelly puts up in her kitchen. Click HERE (https://www.treetopia.com/colored-artificial-christmas-trees-p/all-glitters-christmas-tree.htm). Have a look at Kelly's gold/platinum tree HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/christmas-in-the-kitchen/). Rent a live Christmas tree HERE (https://rentxmastree.com/) or HERE (https://www.livingchristmas.com/). Green Promise can help you find organic options for lots of things including Christmas trees. Have a look HERE (http://greenpromise.com/). Our crushes are: Kelly's has enjoyed the American solo pianist George Winston for years. Have a listen HERE (http://www.georgewinston.com/). Anita just back from London shares Cath Kidston. Look HERE (https://www.cathkidston.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA_MPuBRB5EiwAHTTvMbj3qYve9ZkZQN3dSrAHCKaHWj7jhYtETTpfuPdobM0ozNDS-7Pf1xoCaTkQAvD_BwE). If you have a moment we would so appreciate it if you left a review for DTT on iTunes. Just go HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) and click listen in apple podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx, Kelly & Anita
Nov 18, 2019
Mattress Buying Guide
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Have you shopped for a mattress lately? It can be so confusing. Which one is best for a back sleeper or a side sleeper? Can you try out the mattresses that are only available online? Which one is best? Is organic really worth the price? We're not laying down on the job, or well for this one, we might be. Anita is shopping for a new mattress, and she has done a lot of research. Two organic mattresses are Awara HERE and Saatva HERE. There is a more stringent certification caled made safe certification called Made Safe. Two mattress that meet that certification are Avocado HERE and Happsy HERE. There are two organic certifications; GOTS certification - global organic textile standard GOLS standard -global organic latex standard Anita is crushing on Interior Design Masters on Netflix Kelly is crushing Mark and Graham power up tassel key chain CLICK HERE. Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Nov 13, 2019
Our Favorite Holiday Gifts Ideas for 2019
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It really is better to give than to receive. Picking out the perfect gift for a loved one, hostess or even for a person/family in need is so much fun. Today we share a great variety of gifts we love & think you will too! Adopting a family through Habitat for Humanity is a wonderful way to gift others this holiday season. Contact your local Habitat offices to connect with a family in need. Marble & gold cheese/serving board. HERE (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-Gardens-Round-Marble-Serving-Platter/511946826?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_S3ZQtmTV0xyJU--wUx0Mo34VUknw7jWXI0Ijzw0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_1798463&clickid=S3ZQtmTV0xyJU--wUx0Mo34VUknw7jWXI0Ijzw0) Custom illustrated portrait of family and/or pets. HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/529421293/custom-portrait-of-couple-custom-couple?utm_custom1=goodhousekeeping.com&source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_term=3657&awc=6220_1572295278_ca05e99654ec953edc0ac0ba0f8db72f&utm_content=78888) Polaroid Originals creates polaroid photos from your cloud photos. HERE (https://us.polaroidoriginals.com/) Custom home watercolor portrait. HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/654977869/home-portrait-watercolor-house-painting?ref=listing-shop-header-3&source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_term=3657&awc=6220_1572301925_5e88343f73f730e0f63e48ed2756e424&utm_content=272513) Pottery barn faux hotel silver made from brass with an antique silverplated finish. HERE (https://www.potterybarn.com/products/antique-silver-serving-bowl/?pkey=cantique-silver-entertaining&isx=0.0.605.5999755859375) Pendleton carry along wool throw with leather shoulder strap very retro (blue, gray, yellow). HERE (https://www.potterybarn.com/products/pendleton-carry-along-mosier-motor-throw/?pkey=cthrows-blankets&isx=0.0.22179.19921875) Bath caddy tray HERE (https://amzn.to/2BMGh0a). Metal tray in gold or gray HERE (https://www.jossandmain.com/decor-pillows/pdp/nolia-aluminum-serving-tray-j000795633.html). Arlington lantern in brass HERE (https://www.potterybarn.com/products/arlington-brass-lantern/?pkey=clanterns-lights&isx=0.0.11075.2001953125). Jack Rogers sherling slippers HERE (https://www.jackrogersusa.com/products/jacks-slipper-midnight). The Ecyclopedia of the Exquisite HERE (https://amzn.to/2PqXpk1). Design books: Timothy Corrigan - The New Elegance HERE (https://amzn.to/2O4J3DQ). Bunny Williams - The Great American House HERE (https://amzn.to/2Q4A6wL) Susanna Salk - It's The Little Things HERE (https://amzn.to/2CydkVX) Maldon Sea Salt with cellar HERE (https://amzn.to/2NzaKpb). Set of three bottles of truffle oil HERE (https://amzn.to/2p6YVNB). Agate/geode bookends from West Elm.HERE (https://www.westelm.com/products/agate-bookend-d1229/?cm_ven=afshoppromo&irgwc=1&clickid=Qzp3vHVkoxyJWHtwUx0Mo34QUknzdOyVLwarRM0&bnrid=3917500&cm_ite=subaffiliate&cm_cat=10078&irpid=10078) Mark & Graham blanket scarf with monogram HERE (https://www.markandgraham.com/products/monogrammed-blanket-scarf-with-fringe-windowpane/). Vanilla Bean paste HERE (https://amzn.to/34gFXCP). Legacy Box to digitize your memories HERE (https://amzn.to/32WUqE2). Set of 7 wooden utensils HERE (https://amzn.to/2pnmQZ9). French knives similar the Kelly's HERE (https://amzn.to/2Kaksfo). Anita's crush: Tiled margot monogrammed mugs designed with old fashioned hex tiles. HERE (https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/tiled-margot-monogram-mug?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=901) Kelly's crush: Chewy doggie sweater HERE. (https://www.chewy.com/frisco-dog-cat-cable-knitted-sweater/dp/171137?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=Frisco&utm_term=&gclid=CjwKCAiAh5_uBRA5EiwASW3IalWz3siPkx-2KcxhUTiQ-agzTRwp2Ru2qhC_pd4uGglU5UA4rRlk2BoCVpIQAvD_BwE) Thanks SO much to those of you have left us a review on itunes. We really appreciate each supportive, encouraging word! If you'd like to leave us an itunes review that would be AWESOME - click HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) to gift us with a review! xx, Kelly & Anita
Nov 11, 2019
Style Crimes, Are You Guilty?
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Style Crimes - oh there are many! No one is innocent! Anita & I included... Tune in to hear a multitude of style crimes - laugh along with us we call them out, fess up and defy the law! Not going to list the crimes here because it is so much more fun to listen to us dish about them, hear us come clean and plead guilty ! Here are a few other episodes we reference in this episode: Faux Flower episode HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/319). Scale & Balance episode HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/80). If you are guilty of out dated hardware or shy of crime, you just need a refresh then visit our friends at D Lawless Hardware for beautiful hardware at terrific prices. HERE (https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/). Crushes: Anita shares stunning French Cheese Knife set HERE (https://www.macys.com/shop/product/french-home-laguiole-blue-neutral-3-pc.-cheese-set?ID=6640130&pla_country=US&CAGPSPN=pla&cm_mmc=Google_SH_PLA_Tabletop-_-GS_Dinnerware_PLA_French_Home-_-293719128156-_-pg1050693324_c_kclickid_fa0b7dce-54de-41fa-a684-d4bfc1024a28_KID_EMPTY_1546922795_61770736787_293719128156_pla-705844624512_692786816625USA__c_KID_&trackingid=509x1050693324&m_sc=sem&m_sb=Google&m_tp=PLA&m_ac=Google_SH_PLA_Tabletop&m_ag=FrenchHome&m_cn=GS_Dinnerware_PLA&m_pi=go_cmp-1546922795_adg-61770736787_ad-293719128156_pla-705844624512_dev-c_ext-_prd-692786816625USA&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2ITuBRDkARIsAMK9Q7Or8d3jt0mdy8gzSf8lrWt9J7eZnJNQB_FMzErAXVW8A5mYbU__HwwaAgidEALw_wcB). Kelly is loving matt black salad plates from Pier One. Check them out HERE (https://www.pier1.com/matte-black-stoneware-salad-plate/3748691.html?scid=scplp3748691&sc_intid=3748691&s_cid=pla%7cGoogle%7cSC+Shopping+-+Brand+Retention&&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2ITuBRDkARIsAMK9Q7PtSCVrhgEyZzLCs53EzSUr2fJkWzMxBWvrsWrfJXxgFC5yiPw08j0aAm48EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds). Thanks SO much to those of you have left us a review on itunes. We really appreciate each supportive, encouraging word! If you'd like to leave us an itunes review that would be AWESOME - click HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) to gift us with a review! xx, Kelly & Anita
Nov 06, 2019
Two Styles To Know - what & how
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Have you heard of grandmilleniel style? Pretty sure you have heard of the new modern farmhouse style. Well hearing about is one thing, knowing what, how and ways to incorporate these two hot styles into your home is another. Grandmilleniel style incorporates much of what we love already and works it in fresh ways. Modern farmhouse - gone is the rusty, crusty, chippy rage. The farmhouse look of today is... listen in to find out. Kelly spoke recently to a PEO chapter. What a wonderful organization! Is there a chapter where you live? See what it is all about HERE (https://www.peointernational.org/). Kelly mentioned this book when talking about the grandmilleniel style. Parish Hadley Tree of Life ~ a history of this legendary design firm. See the book HERE. Check out Lycett Designs HERE (https://lycettedesigns.com/). Folllow Courtland and Co HERE (https://www.instagram.com/courtlandandco/?hl=en). For the perfect example of modern farmhouse visit McGee and Co. HERE (https://www.studio-mcgee.com/studioblog). Crushes: Anita shares with us a new podcast ~ The Shrink Next Door. Listen in HERE (https://wondery.com/shows/shrink-next-door/). Kelly urges us all to get a bareroot Bolero Rose to add to our gardens. Find this rose HERE (https://www.regannursery.com/rose/Bolero-). Thanks SO much to those of you have left us a review on itunes. We really appreciate each supportive, encouraging word! If you'd like to leave us an itunes review that would be AWESOME - click HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2) to gift us with a review! xx, Kelly & Anita
Nov 04, 2019
Attainable Luxury
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We love luxury items, but not the luxury prices. You don't have to be a millionaire to live like one. We found several luxury items for much less. RH monogrammed hotel style bath towels CLICK HERE RH monogrmmed hotel style robes CLICK HERE Bond .9 perfume CLICK HERE Pet throw CLICK HERE Faux throw CLICK HERE  Proper Cloth HERE (https://propercloth.com/). Have a look at Further Candles HERE (https://amzn.to/2JqAx03). Aquiesse Luxe Linen Candles HERE (https://amzn.to/2Njavgz). Yummy cashmere throw HERE (https://amzn.to/2BTifjS). Herringbone cashmere throw - wrap yourself in it HERE (https://amzn.to/3367Xc8). Matrix Cascadia velvet chair HERE (https://www.article.com/pla/1730/matrix-cascadia-blue-chair?forceCurrencyId=1%3Fartcl_campignID%3D1371418248&artcl_network=g&artcl_adgroupid=58717646785&artcl_keyword=&artcl_source=google&gclid=CjwKCAjwo9rtBRAdEiwA_WXcFvCLB2FMHZOtse-nro050bV7VV4G2U_x0J4BHVkWQ2uf2Rqks5srZRoC0rkQAvD_BwE). Crush: Kelly loves Bolero roses. Get a bareroot Bolero HERE (https://www.regannursery.com/rose/Bolero-). Anita suggests you get informed delivery from the post office. Sign up HERE (https://www.usps.com/).
Oct 30, 2019
Trend Forecast 2020
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Projections, analysis, forward thinking and a bit of crystal ball viewing. Today we are bringing you a head's up on the trends we see on the horizon for 2020. There are big, life changing trends that we think will become part of the fiber of the way we all decorate. We cover those in depth. Then there are the colors, looks and specific items we can count on seeing in the months to come. We menioned our lovely listener Jen of High Contract Home. You can follow Jen on Instagram HERE. Her bold color choices are inspiring! Crushes: Kelly loved attending a clothing swap party. Listen in for the details. Anita wants us all to try the NetFlix series Secrets of Althrop. Thanks SO much to those of you have left us a review on itunes. We really appreciate each supportive, encouraging word! xx, Kelly & Anita
Oct 27, 2019
Style Without Stress
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Relax, sit back and enjoy the flight. Life and decorating can be stressful, so today we are sharing our favorite tips for making your decorating process less stressful. We also have tips on how to create an environment that helps eliminate stress caused by your home. If you want a 45 minute consult with us, you can purchases one below for $125.00. Just click on the buy now button below.
Anita's crush is the movie Bright Star about John Keats on Netflix. Kelly's crush was Pernassus Books, CLICK HERE. Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Oct 23, 2019
Table Lamp Sources & Upcycles
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Today we light up your life, literally, with great sources for finding and upcycling table lamps. Sharing loads of useful information that will make shopping for or creating the perfect table lamp a cinch. Height of a table lamp is generally 26 -31 inches. Parts: base, harp, shade, finial There are parts of your lamp you should not see. Listen in to learn what the shade should hide. Upcycle an old or ugly lamp with spray paint or Rub & Buff. Get Rub & Buff HERE (https://amzn.to/2W0qzaN). Check out this very inexpensive metal cage lamp by Better Homes & Gardens HERE (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-Gardens-Metal-Cage-Lamp-with-Black-Shade/500724179?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_S3ZQtmTV0xyJU--wUx0Mo34VUknzTW0l0yHTzE0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_1798463&clickid=S3ZQtmTV0xyJU--wUx0Mo34VUknzTW0l0yHTzE0). Anita has several favorite lamps. FARRINGTON GURNEY TABLE LAMP,  CLICK HERE CERAMIC CYLINDER LAMP, CLICK HERE DIEP TABLE LAMP, CLICK HERE SAFAVIEH SET OF GOLD TABLE LAMPS, CLICK HERE Kelly's crush is a band she has enjoyed for years: Everything But The Girl - Album Idlewild. Check it out HERE (https://amzn.to/32AtxFu). Anita's crush is The Durrell's of Corfu on PBS. See HERE (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/clips/the-durrells-in-corfu-s1-trailer/). Thanks so much for listening! We SOOO appreciate a review on itunes. Leave your raving review HERE (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?ls=1&mt=2). Thank you very much! xx, Kelly & Anita
Oct 21, 2019
Thanksgiving Table Ideas
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It's that time of year again to start thinking about your Thanksgiving table. Let's talk about what to put on the table. Are you a placemat or a tablecloth person? Paper or cloth napkins? China or paper plates? No matter, we've got tips for your table today. If you want some ideas on how to fold your napkins check out these napkin folding videos HERE and HERE.   Contains affiliate links Anita's is crushing on the new Wisteria store coming to Houston Nov 2019 CLICK HERE Kelly is crushing on the book, Little Farmstead Living  CLICK HERE.   Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Oct 16, 2019
Our Picks From Ikea
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Today we are curating that big blue overwhelming home decor resource known as IKEA. Whether you are regular shopper or in IKEA virgin like Kelly, you'll be wow'ed at what we found. Do you know anything about the man behind the big blue box? So interesting... We'll fill you in. Then we dig right into the good & some laughs of course. DTT IKEA PICKS: Glass domed cloches (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/morgontidig-glass-dome-clear-glass-70436287/) Gold bottom cloche (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/begavning-glass-dome-with-base-70343938/) Chest of drawers (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/hemnes-8-drawer-dresser-white-80374284/) Sofa (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/groenlid-sofa-sporda-dark-gray-s89255917/) Chunky knit throw (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/ormhassel-throw-yellow-gray-60328820/) Cream & black throw (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/stinamaj-throw-white-dark-gray-70432675/) Duck egg blue or pink throw (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/ingabritta-throw-light-blue-60374063/) Enamelware pitcher/vase (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/sockeraert-vase-white-80148465/) Blue storage boxes (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/kvarnvik-storage-box-with-lid-blue-60397069/) Awning striped pillow cover (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/vargyllen-cushion-cover-white-black-60260764/) Black & white lumbar pillow cover (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/mettalise-cushion-cover-white-dark-gray-70432661/) Pink wool pillow covers (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/bokarv-cushion-cover-cerise-60332191/) Jute rugs (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/lohals-rug-flatwoven-natural-00277395/) Indoor/outdoor natural color rug (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/morum-rug-flatwoven-in-outdoor-indoor-outdoor-beige-80198295/) Grainsack-esque tea towel (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/vardagen-dish-towel-beige-80292636/) White dishes (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/vardagen-plate-off-white-80289182/) Pink dishes (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/strimmig-mug-stoneware-pink-80443169/) Black metal stool (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/raskog-stool-black-60351900/) Black metal rolling cart (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/raskog-utility-cart-dark-blue-30401789/) Black circular table (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/kragsta-coffee-table-black-80262253/)( the one that caused Kelly to sweat a bit! ) Velvet pouf (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/stockholm-2017-ottoman-sandbacka-dark-blue-80344616/) Rattan chair (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/byholma-armchair-gray-60158304/) Metal side table (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/lindved-side-table-white-00433895/) Rattan baskets (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/byholma-basket-gray-90192735/) Drop cloth like 26" x 26" pillows (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/jofrid-cushion-cover-natural-60395777/) Willow branches (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/torka-dried-bouquet-brown-50368053/) White wooden hangers (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/bumerang-hanger-white-70238541/) Crushes: Kelly really enjoyed Alice Water's Master Class videos. Check out Master Class HERE (https://www.masterclass.com/classes/alice-waters-teaches-the-art-of-home-cooking). You can also/instead get a copy of Alice's book HERE (https://amzn.to/2OxQjd9). Anita loved watching Monty Don's Gardens of France video series. Catch Monty for yourself HERE (https://www.netflix.com/title/81032669). FYI - Ikea did not sponsor this episode. We just thought it would be fun to have a field trip & share our finds with you! xx, Kelly & Anita
Oct 14, 2019
Decor Magazines To Explore
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We're checking out home decor magazines. Find out which ones were our favorites and which ones didn't make the cut. We're covering magazines like House Beautiful, Veranda, Dwell, Country French, Milieu, Flowers, and so much more. Find out which ones had great paper, were full of articles, and which ones were full of ads. Anita's is crushing on The Moth Podcast CLICK HERE Kelly is crushing on this very affordable coffee table CLICK HERE. Contains affiliate links. Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Oct 09, 2019
Things You Should Not Keep
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Your stuff should serve YOU, not the other way around. Today we urge you to take action along with us and get rid of the stuff not serving you. Grab a bag or a box and turn us up! Today we help free you from the stuff bogging you down. This episode is not only action based, it is pretty funny too. Let's get it done & have a few laughs too. Crushes: Anita is loving Joules Rain Ponchos. See them HERE (https://amzn.to/35h4Ujd). Kelly says we should all have a look at Capricorn Press for beautiful handcrafted prints. Look HERE (https://www.etsy.com/shop/CapricornPress). xx, Anita & Kelly
Oct 07, 2019
Pick The Right White
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Choosing the right white paint can be very daunting. Who knew there were so many different shades of white? Pay attention to what type of light is coming into the room. Is the room, north, south, east or west facing? Does it get morning or afternoon light? When do you hang out in the room? What colors will be in the room? There are 4 categories of white paint, BLUE-WHITE TRUE WHITE OFF-WHITE CREAM Kelly loves using Samplize CLICK HERE for repositionable paint samples so you can visualize what the paint color will look like in the room. Here are some of our favorite white paint colors SW EIDER WHITE BM WHITE DOVE FARROW AND BALL CRISP WHITE SW EXTRA WHTIE BM SIMPLY WHITE BM DECORATORS WHITE CLARE WHIPPED BM CHANTILLY LACE BM PAPER WHITE BM MAYONNAISE BM OFF WHITE BM WHITE DOVE SW ALABASTER SW NATURAL CHOICE BM WHITE LINEN Contains affiliate links. Anita is crushing on this Kate Spade insulated lunch bag  CLICK HERE Kelly is crushing on Stacy Kent's music. Find her CDs HERE and HERE.  Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Oct 02, 2019
Are You a New Traditionalist ?
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Whether you are already a New Traditionalist, don't know if you are one or want to be one, we have lots of advice for you to make the most of this beautiful & easy to live with style. In a nutshell new traditionalist style effortlessly mixes & blends traditional furnishings with modern, sleeker elements to create a whole new fresh take. New traditionalist rooms are interesting because of the mix of periods & provences of the pieces. ( say that 3x fast! ) Whether you have a house full of traditional furnishings or tend toward the modern today you'll learn the key pieces to add, take away or combine to achieve this very now look. We talk about new traditionalist designers that you'll want to check out. They are all women & putting their own spin on traditional. Click the names to be directed to their sites: Summer Thorton (https://www.summerthorntondesign.com/press/house-beautiful_may_2016/) Heather Garrett (https://www.heathergarrettdesign.com/) Katie Lydon (http://www.katielydoninteriors.com/) Taylor Borsari (https://www.taylorborsari.com/) Ginger Brewton (http://gingerbrewtoninteriors.com/) Frances Merill (https://www.reathdesign.com/) Anita shares why we need to avoid alumium in our cooking and in doing just that she is crushing on parchment paper. Get a roll HERE (https://www.amazon.com/PaperChef-Natural-Non-Stick-Culinary-Parchment/dp/B000E7D45W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=11EJJFTQFCN3Z&keywords=parchment+paper&qid=1569802823&s=gateway&sprefix=parch,stripbooks,210&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzQTE0MjhFQzZBVUFOJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTI5MDY1UkU2NUxIRkpMV1JGJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA2NDIyODAxRU5aWllIQzVWQVEmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl&linkCode=sl1&tag=mysouhom-20&linkId=62a5e7a7ac37d352430f684e5c9c2ce2&language=en_US). Kelly enjoyed another book! Her crush is GHOSTED by Rosie Walsh. HERE (https://www.amazon.com/Ghosted-Novel-Rosie-Walsh/dp/0525522794/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1569802723&sr=1-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=mysouhom-20&linkId=9efb2dc7c6a5e895ca5d4a2325b415f8&language=en_US) xx, Kelly & Anita we participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so if you make a purchase thru our links we may receive a small percentage from Amazon. Our participation in no way effects the price you pay. It just helps us to keep producing the podcast, so thanks if you shop our links.
Sep 30, 2019
Low Cost, High Style Decorating
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Sep 25, 2019
Choose Paint Colors With Confidence
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Let us boost your COLOR CONFIDENCE today! Pick the best paint colors for your home with our advice. There are soooo many choices and many, many variables that impact how the paint will appear on your walls. We go deep into detail on how the process of picking samples, testing the paints and making your ultimate selection. Do NOT let anyone rush you into choosing a paint color!! Get a 12 x 12 sample of paint on a repositional sheet from Samplize HERE (https://samplize.com/). Anita suggested this paint formula translator. Try it HERE (https://www.easyrgb.com/en/compare.php). We mentioned this fabulous rich navy wall color - Hale Navy. Someone try it and send us pictures! See it HERE (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/hc-154/hale-navy?color=HC-154). We are still offering our DESIGN CONSULTS. If you'd like to book one email us at decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com. Use DTT75 in the subject line so we know it is a consult request. Let's talk! We found out Julie used double sided Gorilla Glue for her utensil art. Who knew G Glue made a double sided tape? See it HERE (https://amzn.to/30i8dqw). Anita is crushing on the refreshing taste & mineral boost she gets from Gerlhsteiner Mineral Water. Check it out HERE (https://amzn.to/2LFb6cK). Kelly upp'ed her beauty routine with the eye de-puffer from Sunday Riley called Auto Correct. Have a look HERE (https://amzn.to/3511S25). Kelly has Anita using this de-puffing balm from Kate Somerville as well. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/30gKgkl). xx, Anita & Kelly we participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so if you make a purchase thru our links we may receive a small percentage from Amazon. Our participation in no way effects the price you pay. It just helps us to keep producing the podcast, so thanks if you shop our links.
Sep 23, 2019
Antiques, Are They Worth It?
1:00:17
What's the deal with antiques? Is it a great time to buy? to sell? Are they still popular? We're talking about which items that have gone up in price and which have gone down. We're also discussing why there has been a big shift in pricing recently. No matter how you slice it, if you love antiques, then enjoy yours. If you want to sell yours, and the total value is over $1,000, then you might want to contact Sothebys to get an auction estimate. CLICK HERE. Contains affiliate links. Anita is crushing on this tea kettle CLICK HERE. Kelly is crushing on this hotel CLICK HERE. Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Sep 18, 2019
What's Up At Our Houses
48:45
Come on over to our houses! We want to share with you what we are up to inside and out. Anita is thinking about becoming an Air BnB host. We have an episode on just that. Listen HERE (http://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/278). Kelly is so pleased with the growth of her hedges after feeding her plants with THESE (https://amzn.to/2Lvc37o) organic fertilizer stakes. Awnings are a nice addition to many homes. They provide sun/rain protection and might just be the touch you need. Kinda like an eyebrow on a face. Kelly has researched adding one to the back of her house. She found THIS (https://www.wayfair.com/outdoor/pdp/idm-worldwide-awnings-in-a-box-designer-8-ft-w-x-2-ft-d-retractable-window-awning-idmw1018.html?piid=14122458) one on Wayfair. Crushes: Anita is enjoying homemade hibiscus tea. Anita's recipe is: 1/2 gallon water 3 hibiscus tea bags 3 lemons pinch of stevia Brew the tea in 3 cups hot water for 30 minutes. Add remaining water & squeeze in the juice of the lemons. Stir in stevia to taste. Cheers! Get sachets of hibiscus tea HERE (https://www.smithtea.com/products/big-hibiscus-iced-tea?variant=14663292813357¤cy=USD&gclid=CjwKCAjwwvfrBRBIEiwA2nFiPbB8eTZwMCXsGgFwOxWPUl0VHAeuFWSsaHvBfzzTPOmPAbdKLbiryhoCoeIQAvD_BwE).. Kelly really likes the Au Natural foundation/concealer she picked up at Wholefoods. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2LZ8buG) Thanks to Susan E. for starting the conversation about shopping local and what that means to us in 2019. Pressure Cooking is what we were thinking of! Our friend Debbie takes the stress out of pressure HERE (https://amzn.to/31AttW5). xx, Anita & Kelly
Sep 16, 2019
Deep Dive Into Dining Tables
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We are taking a deep dive into dining room tables in this episode. We're talking about what the best dimensions are, the things to consider when buying them, and so much more. Check out these dining room table upcycles that Kelly found CLICK HERE. We're also sharing some cool dining room tables we found. The links are below. Madeleine dining room table CLICK HERE Black metal table with wood top with chairs CLICK HERE Langley street table    CLICK HERE Terrain square table CLICK HERE Paige round table CLICK HERE Article Oscuro table CLICK HERE Whitewashed Wisteria table CLICK HERE Picket house table CLICK HERE Saguenay extendable table CLICK HERE Anita's crush is a gorgeous blue and white tray from Furbish CLICK HERE Kelly's crush is this fabulous planter from McGee and Co. CLICK HERE Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Sep 11, 2019
Be Happier In Your Home - Fall Edition
51:54
When transitioning from summer to fall you can up your general happiness by focusing on home. Taking care of your home is a form of self care that can really increase your overall happiness. Ramp up your happiness at home with our tips and advice. Happier at home = happier overall. Today we have tips & ideas on transiting from summer to fall, easy fall decor touches, fall scents & products, a few fall recipes and practical fall home mainenance advice. We kick off with the practical stuff. Tune in to make sure you are keeping up with thes essential tasks. Fall decor in a word - COZY! Add texture, warm hues, layers, and natural elements. Try these affordable ( $12.87 ) sweater pillows for texture. HERE (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-Gardens-Sweater-Knit-Decorative-Throw-Pillow-17-x-17-Ivory/178243317?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_S3ZQtmTV0xyJU--wUx0Mo34VUklSNeWfI0Ijzw0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_1798463&clickid=S3ZQtmTV0xyJU--wUx0Mo34VUklSNeWfI0Ijzw0) Check out this caramel colored pillow cover for just the right warm hue. HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/629713285/cognac-leather-pillow-cover-20x20?ref=shop_home_active_12&frs=1) How about a bunch or two of curly willow for a natural element with height. HERE (https://amzn.to/314oLPS) Fall colored vintage books is the perfect touch. Get a stack HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/713569648/1800s-antiquarian-book-lot-brown?ref=shop_home_feat_3&frs=1) See velvet pumpkins on display on Kelly's transitional table HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/transitional-holiday-table-decor/). For the scent of fall throught our your home put on a small simmer pot with our suggestions. Get the small pot Kelly uses HERE (https://amzn.to/2ZYA4I7). Light up a candle to evoke the scent of the woodland. Try these: Votivo teak HERE (https://amzn.to/2ZZOhEK). Jo Malone incense & embers HERE (https://amzn.to/2ZTaOTy). Craft & Foster oakmoss & amber HERE (https://amzn.to/316khIv). Another way to scent your home & have dessert is to bake Kelly's rosemary apple pie. Recipe HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/apple-pie-with-rosemary-recipe/). For breakfast try Anita's favorite pumpkin pancakes. Recipe from Creative Cabin blog HERE (https://creativecaincabin.com/pumpkin-pancakes-gluten-free-and-paleo/). If your wish is for world peace bake a batch of these cookies. Recipe HERE (https://smittenkitchen.com/2007/01/world-peace-cookies/). The barn painting was SOLD! Our crushes: Anita's Jason's travel sized toothpaste HERE (https://amzn.to/2ZT8OL2). Kelly's Verb shampoo HERE (https://amzn.to/2HVvbcG). Thanks to Tracey for the wonderful fall decor tip!! xx, Kelly & Anita we participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so if you make a purchase thru our links we may receive a small percentage from Amazon. Our participation in no way effects the price you pay. It just helps us to keep producing the podcast, so thanks if you shop our links.
Sep 09, 2019
Use Negative Space In A Positive Way
42:58
Negative space is essential to beautiful decor. Today you'll learn why, what it does for your home and how to create it. The use of negative space is not something most people really consider. After listening you will consider it and we think you'll agree no room should be without it. The big take away from today's episode ~ leave room for negative space in every part of your house! Want to feel calmer - create negative space. Want your decor to look its best - create negative space. There are so many reasons to leave room fro negative space. We cover them all today. Anita is crushing on House & Garden UK. Visit this gorgeous website HERE (https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/topic/decoration). Kelly very much enjoyed reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Get a copy HERE (https://amzn.to/2ZH04aM). Email us with questions or just to say hi! Send a note here: decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affilliate program so if you purchase thru our links we may make a small fee. This in no way alters the price you pay.
Sep 04, 2019
Best of: Hardware Update and Trends
43:58
Home hardware is the unsung hero of decor. If design is in the details ~ it is surely in the hardware you choose. The right hardware, whether knobs, pulls, handles and hinges can complete your look. Today we talk all about the best hardware to choose, the new trends in finishes. Updating your home hardware is a terrific, inexpensive way to upgrade kitchen cabinets, doors and thrifted furniture. Sometimes all a pieces needs a new knob. D.Lawless hardware is a company we love and trust. They are sponsoring this episode and offering a $250 gift certificate to one of you! Enter the GIVE AWAY HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dl). The give away ends on April 8th. Our winner will be notified by email on April 10th 2019. Good luck!! Anita's favorite D. Lawless pull is Reed & Ribbon. See it HERE (https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/riandrepuinp.html). Kelly is going to try these D. Lawless wooden appliques on the wall above her fireplace. She the medallion appliques HERE (https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/lademe33dig1.html). Here is the door hardware hole enlarger that Anita talked about. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2TsENUa). Today's crushes are a charming video on turning flax into linen. Watch it HERE (https://youtu.be/TFuj7sXVnIU). And Anita's sure fire cold prevention/cold shortening remedy. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2tZwkZf). The natural woven blinds Anita has & talked about can be seen HERE (https://www.blinds.com/p/bali-natural-woven-wood-shade/501914). Don't forget to check out D.Lawless (https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/). The giveaway is now over. xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way does that increase the cost to you.
Sep 02, 2019
Things That Could Make Your House Look Cheap
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It's not about how much money you spend, but about paying attention to the details. If you miss some of these details, then it could make your home look a little cheap, and we don't want that. Let's talk about things you can do to make sure your home looks 'high end'. Most of these tips are easy to incorporate into your home. And we wanted to give everyone a big thank you for shopping at our store BESPOKE DECOR. We just announced it is closing August 31. But we've had so much demand that we have pushed out our store closing a few weeks. We wanted to give you a little more time to grab what you want before we close our store. So the new closing date is Sept 15, 2019. CLICK HERE TO SHOP We are both crushing on beauty products this week. Kelly's crush is her new hair dryer CLICK HERE. Anita is crushing on this makeup CLICK HERE You can find the refillable compact CLICK HERE   Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Aug 28, 2019
Best of: How to be Happier In Your Home
48:39
This episode originally ran March 26, 2019. This was a very popular episode and we're delighted to share it with you again. When we see images on pinterest and instagram, it can be a wonderful inspiration for future projects, we get ideas but there's a dark side to the social media. Sometimes we begin to hate our houses because they don't measure up. Here are our tips to be content with your home and to make everyday life in your home a joy.
  • keep your house tidy
  • keep the clutter at bay
  • keep it picked up
  • start some new habits to keep it clean.
  • clutter causes stress - bring every room back to 'ready'
  • make your bed
  • display some sentimental items or favorite collections around your home
  • Focus on things you can take with you, if you think you are moving, but there is no need to ignore your home if you are moving.
  • think about the positives about your home, rather than the negatives. what drew you to it in the first place?
  • fix the things that are broken
  • make sure you have a comfortable mattress and seating
  • add beauty to your every day life. So if that kitchen sponge looks so gross you don't want to touch it, toss it!  get a new sponge!
  • make sure you have some nice things to use for your daily routine
  • add a special area for relaxing, reading, a cup of tea or listening to music
  • use essential oils in your home.
  • make your bedroom into a retreat
  • invite people over, entertain and have fun in your home
  • start a gratitude journal record a happy memory at the end of each day
  • don't have a temporary attitude about your home. Make it homey even if you don't plan to stay forever
  • don't compare your home with the ones you see on Pinterest and Instagram
  • replace an uncomfortable sofa or mattress
Find Kelly's laundry room redo HERE. Here are the links to specific products mentioned in the podcast. These may contain affiliate links. pretty dishwashing gloves HERE nice dishwashing brush HERE nice handled glassware sponge HERE Kelly is crushing on these driving shoes  driving shoes HERE Anita had a great experience buying a car at carmax HERE Sign up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Aug 26, 2019
How To Make A Decorating Plan
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Anita & I put our head's together & developed 20 STEPS for creating a decorating plan. A plan is absolutely essential to getting your rooms right, staying on budget and having fun in the process. No skipping ahead & no buying until STEP 19!! One STEP invloves determining your style. Listen to our episode on just that HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/345). A limited color palette is discussed in this episode HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/330) and many others. Want to make a mood board try Canva or Adobe Spark. Do you listen to us on an app, might want to try PodBean. Click below to get the free app and discover even more terrific podcasts. Try the Podbean app to listen to us or any podcast . Speaking of podcasts... Anita's crush is a podcast. It is about ennegrams. Listen HERE (https://www.theenneagramjourney.org/podcast). Kelly's crush is black drop cloths. Kelly is using one to cover her sofa protecting it from her three doggies. Have a look HERE (https://amzn.to/31Nt8yL). We participate in the Amazon affilliate program so if you purchase thru our links we may make a small fee. This in no way alters the price you pay. Email us with questions or just to say hi! Send a note here: decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Kelly & Anita
Aug 21, 2019
Best of: Victoriana, Painting a Fireplace & More ...
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Victoria and Albert have changed Christmas traditions and wedding traditions. They also made many other things popular like giving gifts to significant other, and pet portraits! Listen in as we answer a frequently submitted listener question. How to paint a brick fireplace. We get into the details on best technique & tools to use. Kelly is crushing on these shoes CLICK HERE. Anita is crushing on these cheese crunchies CLICK HERE Sign up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Aug 19, 2019
Trend Checkin 2019
48:15
Trends are so popular and we love to report on them. Sometimes the decorating pundits say a trend is hot, when it's not. Now that 2019 is more than half over, let's take a look at those reported trends and go over which ones were a hit, and which ones were a miss. If you want to hear our previous episodes on the trends you can find them below. Our preview of the 2019 trends that we recorded in June 2018 CLICK HERE. Decor trends 2019 CLICK HERE Top Pinterest Decor trends 2019 CLICK HERE. Anita is crushing on the TV show Welcome to Sweden CLICK HERE Kelly is crushing on this nailhead lampshade CLICK HERE Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE. XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Aug 14, 2019
Best of: Top Pinterest Trends 2019
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We are continuing our 'Best of' series this summer, sharing some of the most popular episodes with you. Today we're talking about Pinterest trends 2019. Pinterest is a fabulous source for all sorts of inspiration, especially of the home decor kind. It is a positive force on the internet and a giant search engine with beautiful answers. Today we are exploring the 2019 Top Trends on Pinterest based on user searches. Ok.... Pinterest Trends: Call it rebel yellow, saffron or mustard - by any name this sort of yellow is cutting a niche for itself this year. Kelly uses it as her pop color and loves it. Anita maybe not so much... ;) See this color in action in Kelly's living room. Click HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0hZg5QDMjY). Sleek fireplaces are very much on people's minds. We give you lots of ideas on how to update yours to get on board with this look. Kelly loved the modern sleek fireplace when she was invited to visit the HGTV Dream House in Gig Harbor. Have a look HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/hgtv-dream-home-tour/). Fireplace glass is an easy way to update any gas fireplace. Just remove the faux logs. Create a base with sand and top with several pounds of glass pieces in any color you love. Get fireplace glass HERE (https://amzn.to/2KbPk1A). Textile art - more than your grandma's macrame plant hanger. Geometric wall art - our thoughts, must be an easier way to get this look than hand painting it. Tin ceiling tiles are coming back strong. You can find these tiles HERE (https://amzn.to/2I6208i). Low care and trendy - the cactus is coming on strong. Speaking of cactus, Kelly's crush is from the Cactus Lounge Boutique. These yummy slides are now Kelly's "house shoes". Get a pair at under $20 you will be so happy you did! Click HERE (https://thecactuslounge.com/collections/shoes/products/fuzzy-mule) for the Gucci on the outside, furry on the inside slides. It is jungle out there ~ or really IN here. At least that is what it seems from the Pinterest searches for decorating with house plants. Greenery is up big. Get some plants - always in style and they clean your air. Painted tile or linoleum see the post linked HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/modern-farmhouse-laundry-room/). Wallpaper as we know, is stuck like glue to the top trends board. Way to double down on the Pinterest trends. Kelly just installed this paintable paper in her girls' bathroom that looks like ceiling tile! Click HERE (https://www.grahambrown.com/us/small-squares-wallpaper/12011-master.html#prefn1=DesignStyle&prefv1=Tile&start=3&cgid=wallpaper-collection-paintable) And she loves this black background rose print wallpaper. Click HERE (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Magnolia-Home-by-Joanna-Gaines-56-sq-ft-Tea-Rose-Wallpaper-ME1533/304915626?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal2_rr-_-301440020-_-304915626-_-N) Dive into the natural pool trend. No more green hair with green plants in your pool! Anita's crush tends to the practical today. Pill pockets for your pooch. Get some HERE (https://amzn.to/2WYPnj5). Want to follow us on Pinterest - please do! Kelly HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/mysoulfulhome/boards/). Anita HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/cedarhillranch/). Sign up for the DTT email list so we can send you an ocassional newsletter with insider content, photos, product discounts and more. Sign up HERE (https://forms.omnisrc.com/signup/v1/5cd5e2198653ed3e50c95d71_5cd9abc28653ed76f6e71b27.html). xx, Kelly & Anita
Aug 12, 2019
Coffee Table Talk - How, Why & Which for this Essential Piece
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Coffee table or cocktail table? What do you call it? We don't care, we just love them! They add presence to your room and make the living room feel grounded. Today we're talking about what to look for in a coffee table and also including links to our favorites. Anita loves these coffee tables Aberlard coffee table HERE. Devito coffee table HERE Rittenhouse tufted coffee table ottoman HERE Janise coffee table HERE Ringgold extendable coffee table HERE Rosendahl coffee table HERE Athena bench HERE Bornova coffee table HERE Kelly loves these coffee tables: Hammered brass HERE (https://www.potterybarn.com/products/bermuda-hammered-brass-coffee-table/?catalogId=11&sku=4316236&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Outdoor%20%3E%20Accent%20Tables%20%3E%20Coffee%20Tables&cm_ite=4316236&gclid=CjwKCAjwscDpBRBnEiwAnQ0HQBkY3NTkw486VHJvwDTXMT0LqnPOlRp7rtytFTPnopkpv48U_3EIqBoCLgEQAvD_BwE) Marble topped from Anthro HERE (https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/leavenworth-marble-coffee-table?category=furniture-coffee-end-tables&color=070) Light gray from Article HERE (https://www.article.com/product/11719/silicus-light-gray-oblong-coffee-table?forceCurrencyId=1%3Fartcl_campignID%3D900506311&artcl_network=g&artcl_adgroupid=44470072225&artcl_keyword=&artcl_source=google&gclid=CjwKCAjwscDpBRBnEiwAnQ0HQPAeh3J7Vic5JMzLChqrVFz6MfT_HxOFgM7oLO7F7C27ipz6Ytjx6hoCXm4QAvD_BwE). Crate & Barrel set of two tables HERE (https://www.crateandbarrel.com/echo-bunching-table-set-of-2/s668005?localedetail=US&a=1552&campaignid=853779501&adgroupid=46164021347&targetid=aud-304545242345:pla-301746307103&pla_sku=668005&pcat=FURN&ag=adult&scid=scplp668005&sc_intid=668005&gclid=CjwKCAjwscDpBRBnEiwAnQ0HQPacrDiZrcL_LsjpXz5aVW6wSifavEpE5Nc2LrUgiaH7RX4z6GjzBhoCF8AQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds). Target brass tray topped table HERE (https://www.crateandbarrel.com/echo-bunching-table-set-of-2/s668005?localedetail=US&a=1552&campaignid=853779501&adgroupid=46164021347&targetid=aud-304545242345:pla-301746307103&pla_sku=668005&pcat=FURN&ag=adult&scid=scplp668005&sc_intid=668005&gclid=CjwKCAjwscDpBRBnEiwAnQ0HQPacrDiZrcL_LsjpXz5aVW6wSifavEpE5Nc2LrUgiaH7RX4z6GjzBhoCF8AQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds). affiliate links Anita is crushing on Pacifica eye shadow HERE Kelly is crushing on hot yoga. The afterglow is worth the 90 minute struggle ! Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE.  xx, Anita and Kelly
Aug 07, 2019
Best of: Fresh Budget Decorating Ideas
48:30
We think that 'budget' is a bad word! Don't think "budget' ~ as that seems so negative & limiting. Think "I am going to be creative and save $ as I decorate". That is much more positive! It is really how you look at it. Today we have our favorite creative tips for decorating your home on a budget. If you want even more ideas check out these previous episodes on budget decorating HERE and HERE. Read HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/laundry-room-design-before-after-a-video-give-away/) for information on the peel & stick tiles Kelly mentioned. Want to paint your fabric chairs? CLICK HERE. Sign up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Our crushes Anita's silk pillowcase can be found HERE. Kelly's Dr. Jart moisturizer can be found HERE. Listener Lisa recommended the anti-curling rug corner grippers that can be found HERE. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say "hello". Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Aug 05, 2019
You Can Do It, Be Your Own Contractor
44:30
We know you can do this! Be your own contractor with our tips and hard won advice. Two main ingredients to success as your own GC are confidence & communication. Acting as your own general contractor definitely saves $$$. We empower & teach you how to make the plan you need, put together a team of sub contractors, get what you want and end up with the house/project of your dreams. Anita's crush helps if you are tackling the job of GC. Two books on just this subject: The Complete Guide to Building & Renovating (https://amzn.to/2MtNEjp) What Your Contractor Can't Tell You (https://amzn.to/2LQsM6K) Kelly's crush takes us to Paris to the Yves St. Laurent museum - a must visit when you are on the right bank. Have a preview HERE (https://museeyslparis.com/). Speaking of Paris - take advantage of our Bespoke Paris Combo special sale HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/products/paris-combo). We answer a listener question with a favorite product, The Original Bees Wax. Get it - try it - uses it on just about everything like we do! See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2SQsa1A). Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just to say 'hi'. Our email is decor xx, Kelly & Anita
Jul 31, 2019
Best of: Brown Furniture, Bummed or Blessed?
31:30
You've got some. We know you do. The question is how do you feel about it ? Today we dive deep into a discussion of "brown furniture". Prompted by a request this episode is sure to shed some light on how brown furniture is view today and what to do with yours. Listen in ~ Brown Furniture Bummed or Blessed! So Kelly was asked to ring in on this topic. That request prompted lots of thought. Not soul searching exactly, more like stain searching ... Listen in to see how we feel about our brown furniture and how we think you should view/treat yours. Here are links to things we mentioned today: Restor-a-finish - click HERE (https://amzn.to/2JC3mFP) Touch of Orange - click HERE (https://amzn.to/2OnLXBv) YouTube Tour of Kelly's house with Mary Beth Evans ( of Days of Our Lives Fame ). Click HERE (https://youtu.be/sBvvpbcK38k). Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Anita's collection at Soft Surroundings sold out, so it's no longer available. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we may earn a small commission, but the in no way impacts your purchase price. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xo, Anita & Kelly
Jul 29, 2019
Is Gray Here to Stay?
41:38
Like religion & politics ... whether gray is here to stay in our decors is a hotly debated topic. But should it be? Listen in as we weigh in on both sides of the battle. And find out which camp we are in... Get big paint samples HERE (https://samplize.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw4NrpBRBsEiwAUcLcDLTDdCmbWAgOA5MKiJyBY1Ipn0c6FIVMFUxYXpr9w4Y0Pu3yIFs8jBoCceYQAvD_BwE). Here are some grays we have lived & loved and a few new ones: Agreeable Gray (https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/products/SW7029-agreeable-gray#/7029/?s=coordinatingColors&p=PS0) Pussy Willow (https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW7643-pussywillow#/7643/?s=coordinatingColors&p=PS0) Stonington Gray (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/hc-170/stonington-gray?color=HC-170) Silver Chain (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/1472/silver-chain?color=1472) Kendall Charcoal (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/hc-166/kendall-charcoal?color=HC-166) Revere Pewter (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/hc-172/revere-pewter?color=HC-172) Metropolitan (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/AF-690/metropolitan?color=AF-690) Amazing Gray (https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW7044-amazing-gray#/7044/?s=coordinatingColors&p=PS0) Colonnade Gray (https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW7641-colonnade-gray#/7641/?s=coordinatingColors&p=PS0) Sedate Gray (https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6169-sedategray#/6169/?s=coordinatingColors&p=PS0) Sting Ray (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/1529/stingray?color=1529) Classic Gray (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/1548/classic-gray?color=1548) Balboa Mist (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/OC-27/balboa-mist?color=OC-27) Abalone (https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/2108-60/abalone?color=2108-60) Our crushes are: Kelly - a very inexpensive & useful crossbody bag. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2JMRuTl). Anita - a travel bunge for attaching a bag to a rolling suitcase. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/32JIZ2B). We answer listener Amy F's question involving balancing decor and hiding cords. Amy you are not alone in having these issues. Hope our suggestions help! Click HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/frontpage/products/paris-combo)for the DTT listener special Paris Combo Collection at Bespoke. xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program.
Jul 23, 2019
Best of: Prior Trends Making a Comeback
49:37
What are the prior trends that are making a comeback? Turns out there are quite a few. As they say, they're nothing new under the sun. Trends seem to come and go, but when they come back, they are often repackaged with a new name. Here are some of the trends that seem to be back. art deco rattan/wicker/bamboo boho living rooms vintage appliances Here are the links to specific products mentioned in the podcast. Contains affiliate links. Kelly is loving the hourglass wicker side table CLICK HERE Anita loves this Anthropologie blue basket CLICK HERE Here are a few smaller appliances that are super hot. smeg toasters CLICK HERE Here's another retro toaster CLICK HERE. Russell Hobbs toaster CLICK HERE Russell Hobbs tea kettle CLICK HERE   Kelly is crushing on Annie Diamond's Instagram account CLICK HERE. Annie also has an Instagram account all about NYC coffee shops CLICK HERE. Annie's blog is Most Lovely Things CLICK HERE Anita is crushing on Queen Victoria's letters, a monarch Unveiled on Amazon Prime CLICK HERE.   Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just to say 'hi'. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Jul 22, 2019
Lessons For A Truly Timeless Room
44:29
We all want a timeless look that will look fantastic for a long time, so today let's talk about what you can do to create a look that transcends time. One of the best tips is to avoid trends that can date your home. If something is super hot and super popular today, it probably won't stand the test of time. We suggest you hone your very own signature style that you love. Then you buy things that are you, rather than things that are 'on trend'. This is change in mindset that helps keep your style more classic and less trendy. Listen in for many more tips for a timeless look. We mentioned the wall art episode. You can listen to it HERE. Workman's friend moisturizer and skin barrier protection. See it HERE (https://workmansfriendbrand.com/collections/workmans-friend/products/barrier-skin-cream?variant=16212035305574). Kelly has been using it before working in her garden and after as a moisturizer. See Workman's Friend in action by watching Kelly's latest video "Ten Lessons to Make You a Better Gardener" - click HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAOjBJdnJho)to watch. You'll also receive $2.00 off a 3.38 tube of Workman's Friend by using the code WFBCSOUL at checkout. Anita has been using & loves the argon oil Kelly shared in a previous episode.  CLICK HERE. Listener tips Cokie D suggested... Electric remote control outlet kit HERE. Lisa suggested... Corner pieces for rugs to keep the ends from curling HERE. Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE.  xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way does that increase the cost to you.
Jul 17, 2019
Best of: Must Know Sources For Wall Art
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This episode originally ran March 17, 2019. Finding the right wall decor is a challenge. We know you think so too as we have gotten many requests for help in this department. So today we are sharing many sources for beautiful, unique, meaningful wall decor. Let's get right to it: Marian Parsons aka Miss Mustard seed has turned her talents to painting on canvas and we are thrilled. Her work is truly beautiful and so well prices. You can purchase originals at Daily Paint Works or reprints at Society 6. Click HERE (https://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/marian-parsons-8313/artwork?category=Still+Life#/category=Still+Life&mode=search) and HERE (https://society6.com/missmustardseed). For large more abstract canvases have a look at all the works of art at Art Tide Art on Etsy. Click HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/659183746/black-white-paintinglarge-abstract?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=black+white+painting&ref=sr_gallery-1-3&organic_search_click=1&pro=1&frs=1). Vintage original oils on canvas can be found at Art Nostalgic on Etsy. Click HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/608410318/original-art-original-oil-painting-by-a?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=sea+vintage+painting&ref=sr_gallery-1-34&organic_search_click=1) Minted is always a great source for limited edition art, like that of artist Stephanie Goos Johnson . We both are drawn to her work called "Broken Clouds". Click HERE (https://www.minted.com/product/art/MIN-019-DNA/broken-clouds?ccId=328247&color=A&org=title&shape=&pid=687298&utm_source=687298&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_sub=shareasale&sscid=31k3_5netf). Great Big Canvas is a wonderful source for works by known artists. Click HERE (https://www.greatbigcanvas.com/view/portrait-of-a-young-woman-1886,bal178921/?s=ZMlferiJDKnZrMn4H7Dpx01E99snqGnMZPRnypU1L9NVNYyr49ekkitPQvJR&source=pepperjam&publisherId=73861&clickId=2627090728&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=eaccountable). Travel posters can be found HERE (https://www.ebay.com/usr/ranmarshall1?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754). For the white background copy of Kelly's anatomy of a dandelion print click HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/189772090/antique-dandelion-flower-botanical?ref=shop_home_active_18&sca=1) You can see Kelly's print in her laundry room HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/modern-farmhouse-laundry-room/). Have a look at the medallions from D. Lawless that Kelly intends to paint white & add above her fireplace. See them HERE (https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/lademe33dig1.html). The D.Lawless hardware giveaway has ended. Very unique French court documents can be viewed HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/469778978/french-art-vintage-19th-c-french-court?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_ts1-a-art_and_collectibles-prints-giclee&utm_custom1=ee75b795-4765-4b17-b074-e39dd482041b&utm_content=go_919450976_46301716952_218655760059_aud-496171762479:pla-354814757658_c__469778978&gclid=Cj0KCQiAn4PkBRCDARIsAGHmH3fMGmiLjt4Xj8AhQfBN83tfAZ80JRH9wQByt91uQ-LerhpShV1J6DkaAhcAEALw_wcB). Art Finder is a fabulous source for signed art from around the globe. Visit HERE (https://www.artfinder.com/staff-picks/best-of-feb19/#/). Images of doors are intriguing see some HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/232248082/paris-wall-art-set-of-3-prints-travel?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=French+art&ref=sc_gallery-1-9&plkey=8a97866a9b68bc5f4573753420477facc0be365c%3A232248082&frs=1). Have a look ay Kelly's favorite fine artist Max Moran HERE (http://maxmoran.com/). The poppies and other flowers on antique dictionary pages can be found HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/508087604/p-for-poppies-red-poppy-flowers-vintage?ref=shop_home_active_1&crt=1). The black & white photography sold in sets can be seen HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/677741325/black-and-white-paris-print-set-paris?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=black+%26+white+photography&ref=sc_gallery-1-5&plkey=5f96f672dc27713d7f56592127b1a42af5d6c3a3%3A677741325). We hope this episode inspires you to add some special pieces to your walls. Our crush this week is Jack Rogers shoes - we both wear and LOVE them. Jack is having a sale. Visit HERE (https://www.jackrogersusa.com/). xx, Kelly & Anita
Jul 15, 2019
Quick and Cheap Decor Refreshers
48:33
This is the perfect time to look at your house with eyes wide open & implement some quick & inexpensive refreshes! We all get blinded to what is around us as we see it everyday. Look with intention and shake things up a bit for a new fresher look! Here are some hints regarding what we are suggestiing you freshen up... You sometimes put your family in them; It accompanies a harp; They make you dry; These add an organic touch, but need tending; Aren't real and are making a comeback.... Can you guess some of the items we are talking about today? Use this to revive house plants. Click HERE (https://www.amazon.com/SUPERthrive-VI30148-Plant-Vitamin-Solution/dp/B000OM82J0/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2YERYWM3CT19S&keywords=thrive+plant+food&qid=1562720248&s=home-garden&sprefix=Thrive%2Caps%2C200&sr=1-3). See our collection of Bespoke napkins HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/search?type=product&q=napkins). Meet Anne Anderson and see her blog HERE (https://www.anneandersonhome.com/blog/2018/9/9/kitchen-refresh?rq=cabinets). A look at fresh fauxs HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KglRaBAWj20&t). Isn't it a pleasure to get new towels? These are lovely HERE (https://amzn.to/2LJHknD). Kelly's crush is the Terminal One carry on suitcase by Mark & Graham. Check it out HERE (https://www.markandgraham.com/products/monogrammed-terminal-1-carry-on-luggage/). Add the tote Anita told us about a few weeks ago for a stylish & easy to transport luggage ensemble. See the tote HERE (https://amzn.to/2XzrHq5). ( It slides over the suitcase handle!! ) Anita shares a new artist with us, Savannah Ray. Check out her new release HERE (https://www.facebook.com/savannahraymusic/videos/335458253764383/). Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of DTT. Drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say "hello". Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com ~ can't wait to hear from YOU! xx, Anita & Kelly We participate in the Amazon Associates program so if you buy an item after clicking thru the links we may receive a small fee from Amazon. This in no way increases or effects the price you pay. Thank you if you do click thru to Amazon from our shownotes!
Jul 10, 2019
Best of: Best Method For Decorating a Bookcase
50:32
Armed with our formula for creating a styled & meaningful bookcase you will be able to design your shelves with one eye closed & a hand tied behind your back! Fool proof tips & advice for a space that is hard to get right. We start off with a controversy of sorts ... find out which way we land on it! Not just books, but decorative items, photos, slavage pieces, tall, short, medium height there is a place for so many of your special things on your bookshelf, but not too many of them. Listen in for the formula to designing a stunning bookcase. Have a read of Kelly's post which likens designing a bookcase to a legal case. Fun read - click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/decorate-bookcase/). Decorate a bookcase for spring click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/bookcase-styling-for-spring/). Decorate a bookcase holiday style click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/decorate-bookcase-holiday-style/). Here are links to some of what we mentioned: Boxwood balls click HERE (https://amzn.to/2XCi2LF). Stacked boxes click HERE (https://www.burkedecor.com/products/set-of-3-decorative-metal-boxes-in-brass-finish-design-by-bd-edition?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=13901408370749&variant=13901408370749&gclid=Cj0KCQiAk-7jBRD9ARIsAEy8mh6creUXRRRlyFtgSB54_d50WX47pdq0hIsv1KTecHq0os-OJzgw4pQaAq9WEALw_wcB). Cloche click HERE (https://amzn.to/2SFUQbE). Love the sparkly top on this one! Kelly's Ikea crush, the Gladom Tray, which is actually a table. See it HERE (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10330670/#/50411990). Anita is enjoying the new adaptation of Vanity Faire. Check it out HERE (https://amzn.to/2XDhcP5). xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way does that increase the cost to you.
Jul 08, 2019
How To Decorate a Bare Wall
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How do you handle the bare wall? We're offering lots of tips on how you can add interest to your wall. Texture, textiles, ladders, bookcases and more will be discussed. Yes, we're talking about artwork, but also so much more. Many of these ideas are very budget-friendly.  Our listener question is all about the hot exterior color trends. Here's Anita's wall hanging from Wisteria. CLICK HERE.  May contain affiliate links Kelly is crushing on argon oil CLICK HERE. Anita is crushing on this nutritional supplement. We do not have any relationship with Equilibrium nutrition. CLICK HERE Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE.  XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Jul 03, 2019
Best of: You've Got Style, But Which One?
42:46
This episode first aired on March 12, 2019. It's a popular episode and we thought you would enjoy it as part of our summer 'best of' series. The Cactus Lounge Boutique giveaway is already closed. Do you know your decorating style? Let's talk about several of the popular styles. We think it's important to know a bit about what your particular style is, so you will have some direction when you are shopping for new things. Here are a few of the styles we discussed are COUNTRY FRENCH, SHABBY CHIC, COASTAL, MODERN, CONTEMPORARY, TRADITIONAL, TRANSITIONAL, MINIMALIST, GUSTAVIAN, AND ECLECTIC. Contains affiliate links. Kelly is crushing on SUPERTHRIVE, CLICK HERE Anita is crushing on the green tea mints at Trader Joes and the gluten free ice cream cones, CLICK HERE Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Jul 01, 2019
Hot Living Room Trends
52:58
We love the idea of using - really using and enjoying - your living room daily. There are some hot trends to discuss, suggestions we have and so much more. So get a 'coffee or a cocktail' and settle in to get the scoop on all things living room. Statement ceilings - dark colors are bold and lovely. Lucerne Blue by Ben Moore is a color listener Jen W. used to great effect on one of her ceilings. The living room is a place for statement art. Make it big & beautiful. June at Art Tide on Etsy has a wonderful selection of hand painted art in a variety of sizes. Visit ArtTide HERE (https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArttideArt). Re-examine your fireplace. Use black high heat paint to spruce up the firebox. Get a can HERE (https://amzn.to/2X2cAVI). Remove the mesh curtain or metal door and the faux logs and opt for glass firestone. See a colorful assortment HERE (https://amzn.to/2FpAgZq). Have a look at the daring pink fireplace Kelly talked about HERE (https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/house-tours/a25647679/kristen-mccory-backstory-interview-jan-feb-2019/). Slide in an ottoman made from a kilm. See one HERE (https://amzn.to/2N4L9X1). Or a darling pouf. Our crushes are: A podcast from Anita. It is called Reply All. Tune in HERE (https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all). Kelly shares a particular pouf in a stunning blue as well as other colors.Look HERE (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Urban-Shop-Round-Knit-Pouf-Light-Blue/382104579?selected=true). Our listener question is from Rachel S. YOu can find Rachel on Instagram HERE (https://www.instagram.com/rachelsimondesign/). For more details on rugs tune into our RUG episode HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/22). Anita suggests we are take a look at House & Garden UK. Find it HERE (https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/subscribe). You can find the rug Anita designed for Dash & Albert HERE (https://blog.annieselke.com/rug-design-challenge-winner-spotlight-anita-joyce/). We have a fantastic Vintage Box opportunity over at Bespoke. A bit smaller than our Round Top box, but just as nice and at a lower price. There are only a few left, so pop over HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/products/bespoke-treasure-boxes) to get your one of a kind hand curated by Kelly vintage box. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of DTT. Drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say "hello" :) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com ~ can't wait to hear from YOU! xx, Anita & Kelly We participate in the Amazon Associates program so if you buy an item after clicking thru the links we may receive a small fee from Amazon. This in no way increases or effects the price you pay. Thank you if you do click thru to Amazon from our shownotes!
Jun 26, 2019
Best of: Design Lessons That Will Make You a Better Decorator
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Today we talk about lessons that will make you a better decorator. We love learning, and sharing all we have learned about making your home beautiful. Here are some of our favorite lessons. Take a picture of the room first. When you look at the photo, you'll notice things you didn't notice standing in the room. And then as you make changes you'll have a before photo. Be sure to take a photo after you make changes too! Make sure your layout works for your room. Sliders for moving furniture on wood floors are found HERE, and for carpet HERE. Find Anita's book HERE. Find Kelly's book HERE. Aim for a timeless look when you are buying big ticket items. Add some black to every room. Add layers to your home Add some living plants Buy a solid color sofa for it to be in style for the long haul. Listen to our sofa episode HERE. This was one of our first episodes! Try to buy lamps in pairs. Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Jun 24, 2019
Be Happier, The Psychology of Decor
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We all want to be happier, and did you know that your home can go a long way to helping you feel happier? We want you to walk into a room with fresh eyes, and to see, really see what is in the room and how it is making your feel. Do you avoid being home? Do you dread walking in the door? You experience a room with your senses. We've got a very special deal at BESPOKE DECOR today. It's a 45 min consult with Kelly and Anita for a very special price - $75 for just a short time!  Use the discount code DTT75  CLICK HERE May contain affiliate links Kelly is crushing on the garden tote from Steel Canvas CLICK HERE. Anita is crushing on this phone cover that protects you from the radiation from your phone CLICK HERE Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE.  XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Jun 19, 2019
Demystifying Neutral Colors
45:09
Something always lies right beneath the surface ... In the case of neutrals what lies beneath is the undertone. Listen in & learn about undertones & you'll crack the code of neutrals in your decor. Neutrals we love: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray Ben Moore Revere Pewter Ben Moore Gray Ben Moore Huntington White Sherwin Williams Natural Choice Farrow & Ball Blue Leaning Gray Ben Moore Barrista Two grays Kelly swears by and not about ( no undertones here! ). Read about these paints HERE (http://mysoulfulhome.com/two-true-gray-paint-colors/). Crushes: Anita - Tri Nova for doggie accidents - HERE (https://amzn.to/2RizoKZ). Kelly - Twister Lily of the Nile plant by Monrovia - HERE (https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/5922/twister-lily-of-the-nile/). Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say "hello" :) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com ~ can't wait to hear from YOU! xx, Anita & Kelly
Jun 17, 2019
Accent Chairs to Love Now
47:58
Accent chairs add so much character to a room and can help make it feel cozy. Picture a comfy chair sitting by a fire or a window. Inviting isn't it? Add a small table, a book or magazine and you have the perfect destination. To help you find your perfect accent chair we are sharing our favorites. Anita's favorite chairs are below. Nightingale settee HERE Heritage young armchair HERE Swedish rococo chair HERE kubu chair HERE Louisa bergere chair HERE Shephard armchair HERE Lyster armchair HERE Kelly's favorite chairs are below. Anatasia tufted chair ( one In Kelly's kitchen ) HERE (https://amzn.to/2Wz9jZ8). Rattan is hot again and this chair has all the good vibes rattan can give. HERE (https://amzn.to/2XBc8Kq). Buffalo checks are classic & so it the style of the wing backed beauty. HERE (https://amzn.to/2MEt0yX) Secretly recliner lover? Check out the Brooke recliner by Ballard Designs noone will ever know! HERE (https://www.ballarddesigns.com/bd/224070?SourceCode=BDG006&intlShippingCtx=US%7CUSD&CAWELAID=120245430000100671&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=68602813413&CATCI=pla-296303633664&kclid=fa0b7dce-54de-41fa-a684-d4bfc1024a28&gclid=Cj0KCQjwov3nBRDFARIsANgsdoF7X7_OCqIYM7zfssY_OlyS2KzLK7-QiEfXJHvKZSC0el1iLVuNCKgaAi2GEALw_wcB) This is simply a very cool chair. HERE (https://www.article.com/product/2146/medan-graphite-lounge-chair?forceCurrencyId=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw_ODWBRCTARIsAE2_EvWakQNp2zoWGyjjbcp5MJTXPm_VKgPP5fZQTueVi_BTGWi-fya_N_QaAq8dEALw_wcB) Kelly is crushing on Sezane,  CLICK HERE. Anita is crushing on FranceNet.com CLICK HERE Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE.  XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Jun 12, 2019
How to Photograph Your Home
51:44
You asked for this episode ... so here it is! "How to Photograph you Home" Whether it is for your Instagram, to share with family & friends, to promote your home on Air BnB or VRBO or to sell by owner. Learning how to take beautiful photographs is useful, creative & can be a hobby that lasts a lifetime. Listen in for all the tips & advice. Click below for the specific items and things we reference. Get a tripod HERE (https://amzn.to/2WVk2RP). How about a tripod for your phone HERE (https://amzn.to/2XzDoZK). Terrific starter DLSR camera HERE (https://amzn.to/2I5Omkn). Shoot Fly Shoot photography classes HERE. (https://shootflyshoot.com/welcome/) Kelly's book with many iphone photos HERE (https://amzn.to/2XvR2x3). PicMonkey HERE (https://www.picmonkey.com/). Photoshop HERE (https://www.adobe.com/uk/products/photoshop.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw3PLnBRCpARIsAKaUbgtIdh3k3QQhJa6aLzxbWT1IvWLu7Lk_AD06htpKyAZ4CduyqFW6_awaAgZREALw_wcB&sdid=88X75SKR&mv=search&ef_id=Cj0KCQjw3PLnBRCpARIsAKaUbgtIdh3k3QQhJa6aLzxbWT1IvWLu7Lk_AD06htpKyAZ4CduyqFW6_awaAgZREALw_wcB:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!3085!3!340669891878!e!!g!!photoshop%20online). Crushes: The book: Tender to the Bone (https://amzn.to/2EXT2XO) The book: Comfort Me With Apples (https://amzn.to/2WX7w45) The Instagram: We Rate Dogs HERE (https://www.instagram.com/weratedogs/?hl=en). Stair treads HERE (https://amzn.to/2F0HeUt). Want to get email updates from us? CLICK HERE xx, Anita and Kelly
Jun 10, 2019
Decorator Lingo To Know
44:38
Do you know what a demilune is? How about chinoiserie? What is the difference between welting and piping? I love to learn, so this is a fun episode for me. It's always good to know decorating terms, so when you hear them, you'll know exactly what is being said.  Caution, you'll be graded on this test! Just kidding.  Anita is crushing on the Overdrive app that is great for borrowing audiobooks for free from your local library. The files download directly to your phone!  OVERDRIVE APP Kelly is crushing on Van Leeuwen delicious ice cream! Yum!!! VAN LEEUWEN Want to stay on top of everything DTT? Get our emails! CLICK HERE.  XOXO, Anita and Kelly XOXO, Anita and Kelly
Jun 05, 2019
Decorating For Entertaining
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Fantastic tips & advice for entertaining on any scale from an impromptu get together to a full fledged affaire! This episode is inspired by our long time listener turned friend Darcy H. Thank you Darcy!! We are celebrating a milestone too - we recently surpassed 200 hours of podcast episodes. That's a lot of talking! Welcome to all the new subscribers who have come over from Kelly's YouTube channel. Join her there by clicking HERE (https://www.youtube.com/mysoulfulhome). Listen in for all the tips & advice from what to remove to what to add, what to serve, where to serve it and what NOT to have in the bathroom during a party... Here is the source for gorgeous paper goods that Anita mentioned - click HERE (https://amzn.to/2IcF19n). Kelly's crush is a podcast - Revisionist History hosted ny Malcolm Gladwell. Tune in HERE (http://revisionisthistory.com/). Anita's crush is a travel duffle that you can actually attached to the handle of your wheely suitcase. Check it out HERE (https://amzn.to/2JSohr0). A new listener, Nadia, when wondering where to start when tuning into DTT, asked what are our top 3 episodes? These are the top 3 episodes based on downloads: Three - #318 Things that will make YOU HAPPIER in your Home (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/318) Two - #314 You've Got Style, but which ONE? (https://decoratingtipsandtricks.com/314) One - #308 Lessons to Make YOU a Better Decorator (https://decoratingtipsandtricks.com/308) If you haven't listened to these tune in, bet you'll enjoy them too! Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say "hello" :) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com ~ can't wait to hear from YOU! xx, Anita & Kelly We participate in the Amazon Associates program so if you buy an item after clicking thru the links we may receive a small fee from Amazon. This in no way increases or effects the price you pay. Thank you if you do click thru to Amazon from our shownotes!
Jun 03, 2019
Gettin' Real, Treasure Hunting Truths
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Let's talk how to know when you've got the real McCoy! Is it real? Is it fake? Is it worth anything? We're talking about some of our favorite antique pieces and what we look for when we're shopping. How do you know when the silverware is French? Can you tell if a dish is ironstone? Listen in. affiliate links If you want to study American silver hallmarks, try Kovel’s American silvermarks CLICK HERE. If you want to study English silver hallmarks, try Jackson’s Guide to Hallmarks CLICK HERE. Anita is crushing on the audiobook Eliza Hamilton: The extraordinary life and times of the wife of Alexander Hamilton CLICK HERE. Kelly loves these rose pruning gloves. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2MhWuSY) Want to get email updates from us? CLICK HERE XOXO, Anita and Kelly
May 29, 2019
Summer Decorating Tips
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Summertime and the decorating is easy... Easy when you listen to DTT ! Summer decorating might just be more about what you take away than what you add. Remove and store away any items that say winter. That is includes the beloved furry monogolain pillows! Maybe you take down drapes & let the room bask in even more sunlight. If you are adding for summer, how about: A straw hat casually hung on a hook or from a chair back; HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/691939942/vintage-straw-floppy-sunhat?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=garden+straw+hat&ref=sr_gallery-1-32&referring_page_type=market&cns=1) That saffron yellow Kelly loves; HERE (https://amzn.to/2Kbky7D) Demi John bottles in seaglass colors; HERE (https://amzn.to/2HDegf6) Ticking pillows; HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/search?type=product&q=ticking+pillow) A rattan chair; HERE (https://amzn.to/2YNpKCv). Striped cotton rugs; HERE (https://amzn.to/2Ml0sKS) Market baskets; HERE (https://amzn.to/2K4z3tH) A big bowl filled with lemons; HERE (https://amzn.to/2MbJ0by) Wicker trays; HERE (https://amzn.to/2YME5iA) The versatile cloche; HERE (https://amzn.to/2MbJ7E0) Bud vases for every room; HERE (https://amzn.to/2MbJzSI) and do plant some Sweet Pea seeds for next year! HERE (https://amzn.to/2WbNiEw) Kelly's crush is the Join Us In France podcast. Listen HERE (https://joinusinfrance.com/). Anita is crushing on a podcast too - Style Matters: The Little Yellow Couch Listen HERE (https://littleyellowcouch.com/cedar-hill-farmhouse). Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say "hello" :) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com ~ can't wait to hear from YOU! xx, Anita & Kelly We participate in the Amazon Associates program so if you buy an item after clicking thru the links we may receive a small fee from Amazon. This in no way increases or effects the price you pay. Thank you if you do click thru to Amazon from our shownotes!
May 27, 2019
Wallpaper, We've Got You Covered
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We are loving wallpaper. It's such a great way to add pattern to a room, and there are so many gorgeous papers available. There are also exciting things happening in the industry, with new products to make our lives easier. There are wallpapers that can be used on uneven walls. There's also wallpapers that are easily removable.
sources for removable wallpaper
hygge & west
chasing paper
walls need love
west elm
wall candy arts
wallternatives
ebay is a great place to find wallpaper on clearance.
Graham and Brown has a clearance section that often has wallpaper marked 75% off
etsy is a great place to get vintage and custom wallpaper
Here are Anita's wallpaper favorites.
Anita is crushing on the Ford Ranger CLICK HERE
Kelly is crushing on this fabulous quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, a French poet, writer, aristocrat, and aviator. He said - Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.
May 22, 2019
Your Ceilings, Taking It Up a Notch
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Your ceiling - the "5th wall" presents an opportunity to add great style to your decor. Sure ... ceiling white is fine - but why be fine when you can be FABULOUS! This episode is brought to you by Diane James Home. Click the box below for a chance to win a $150 gift certifictae to Diane James. In addition to the chance to win, everyone entered will get a discount for 15% your purcahse at Duane James Home. Soooo many opportunities for ceiling enhancement: Paint Metallic paint Repositional wallpaper Traditional wall paper Beams Coiffered tiles HERE (https://amzn.to/2LVPkUs). Tin tiles HERE (https://amzn.to/30yWTnp). Planking HERE (https://www.lowes.com/pd/evertrue-3-5625-in-x-8-ft-v-groove-gold-pine-wood-wall-panel/3056263?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-mlw-_-google-_-lia-_-122-_-planking-_-3056263-_-0&kpid&store_code=1144&k_clickID=go_1793708787_70816305818_346854329687_pla-352010406631_c_9031118&gclid=CjwKCAjw_YPnBRBREiwAIP6TJ1ZrC-w5ehfb6pDDaEtBkbYGi10HRbpd-cNauW4ueQVFrhBpLZeKWRoCPfAQAvD_BwE). Listen in on the details for each of these ideas & more! Crushes: Anita's crush is cashew ice cream. Taste it ( well sorta for now ) HERE (https://www.target.com/p/so-delicious-174-dairy-free-cashew-salted-caramel-cluster-ice-cream-16oz/-/A-50521978?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Grocery%2BEssentials%2BShopping_Local&adgroup=SC_Grocery&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9031118&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1247077&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=CjwKCAjw_YPnBRBREiwAIP6TJ4ZyD9vEcWOiBkCjkxDidJeqGBUd9MrTX0KZkDvt4PJDusQ_ZmXp7BoCRhQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds). Kelly's is a Metal foldable wine rack ( yes it holds 54 bottles ). See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2HpoEHc). Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say hello. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly We participate in the Amazon Associates program. If you purchase from Amazon thru these links we may receive a small fee, but this in no way increases the amount you pay for the product or shipping.
May 20, 2019
How Not To Blow Your Decor Budget
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We all have a budget, and it's so hard to stick to it. Today we're talking about how to not blow your budget, and we've got some of our favorite tips to share. Staying on budget means that you need to think about the long haul, and not about instant gratification. Sometimes you have to wait for that special thing. Don't fall into the trap of buying filler pieces that you don't don't really like. It's okay to have empty spaces in your home. Be sure you know what items cost, then you'll know it when you see a good price. We've done a few other episodes on budget decorating that you can find below. Fresh budget decorating ideas, HERE Budget decor with style, HERE Best budget ideas, HERE Champagne taste on a beer budget, HERE   Anita is crushing on this site for a custom ipad case. HERE (affiliate link) Kelly is crushing on the book At Home in the Garden HERE.   Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
May 15, 2019
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Style It
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It is said that design is in the details. Well, we think it is everywhere big & small, ... but the details definitely separate a nice room from a fabulous room. Details give personality, charm & style to your decor. Today we give you several simple ideas for adding details that will easily make your rooms fabulous! Use Kelly's idea for hanging mirrors or art. Hardware can be a wonderful detail that enhances your decor. Listen ot the hardware episode HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/313). Add sprigs in bud vases all over your house. Just about any small container that can hodl water can be a bud vase or get a set HERE (https://amzn.to/2Vy1GGE). Finials! Switch to wooden spoons etc. HERE (https://amzn.to/2LNtbaW). Pump bottles for shampoo & conditioner HERE. (https://amzn.to/2LECcD4) Listen to our Detox Your Home Episode HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/307). Small boudior pillows HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/search?type=product&q=12+x+16). Tissue box covers HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/the-boxed-double-ruffle-pillow-collection/products/monogram-linen-tissue-box-cover). Wireless is a Lie episode HERE (https://decoratingtipsandtricks.com/295). Kelly's crush is the show "For the Love of Dogs with Paul O'Grady". Check it out HERE (https://www.britbox.com/us/show/Paul_OGrady_For_the_Love_of_Dogs_15941). Anita's is an extension cord that has a dimmer toggle on it!! HERE (https://amzn.to/2VAXqWP). Don't miss the giveaway going on at Aunt Fannie's!!! CLICK HERE! The giveaway includes these fabulous nontoxic cleaning products that work!!!
1 Lavender Hand Soap 1 Lavender Multi-Surface Cleaner 1 Fresh Lemon Hand Soap 1 Fresh Lemon Multi-Surface Cleaner
Enter to win, and you'll also get a discount code for 25% off! Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say hello. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly We participate in the Amazon Associates program. If you purchase from Amazon thru these links we may receive a small fee, but this in no way increases the amount you pay for the product or shipping.
May 13, 2019
Create Your Signature Color Palette
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We've talked about creating your own signature style (CLICK HERE) but you know what's just as important? We think it's developing your own signature color palette. It's important to decide what colors you want to use. Limiting these colors to your signature ones, will help your home to feel cohesive. It helps when you want to move things from one room to another, and it makes it easier when you are shopping for decor. Try to stick to 3-5 colors for your palette. We mentioned the episode about china cabinets. Take a listen if you want to go topless. CLICK HERE You'll also want to listen to the episode about the color rules CLICK HERE. Take a listen to our episode all about using complementary colors, CLICK HERE Don't miss the giveaway going on at Aunt Fannie's!!! CLICK HERE! The giveaway includes these fabulous nontoxic cleaning products that work!!!
1 Lavender Hand Soap 1 Lavender Multi-Surface Cleaner 1 Fresh Lemon Hand Soap 1 Fresh Lemon Multi-Surface Cleaner
Enter to win, and you'll also get a discount code for 25% off! We are crushing on... Anita is so excited to find REASON TO BAKE they bake delicious gluten free goodies and employ people with intellectual disabilities. Kelly is in love with the March/April 2019 issue of Veranda magazine. It's available at the usual places like Barnes and Noble and maybe your grocery store. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
May 08, 2019
Decorating With House Plants
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House plants literally & figuratively breathe life into your decor. They clean the air, fill akward spaces and give height. Do you have any in your home? Well, you should! Don't tell us you have a brown thumb. We don't believe in those or green thumbs for that matter. Choose the right plant for the right spot and follow some common sense advice and you'll be growing like a pro! Add spanish moss to a potted plant for a finished look and to help retain the moisture. Get a bag or two HERE (https://amzn.to/2WqvgdF). Add a few drops of THRIVE to your watering schedule & your plants will definitely thrive! Get a bottle HERE (https://www.amazon.com/SUPERthrive-VI30148-Plant-Vitamin-Solution/dp/B000OM82J0/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3FRPO0ZCE2X4Y&keywords=thrive+plant+food&qid=1557118962&s=gateway&sprefix=thrive+plant%2Caps%2C246&sr=8-5). Kelly has an idea to add a shelf for plants under the window sill in her DINING ROOM (https://mysoulfulhome.com/early-fall-dining-room-video-tour-exciting-news/). Kelly loves these cement pots. Check them out HERE (https://amzn.to/2PQjTsT). Here is a list of easy to grow house plants: Peace Lily Spider Plant Cast Iron Plant Pothos Philodendron Snake Plant English Ivy Shamrock Plant ZZ Plant Our crushes: Kelly's is a rambling rose. A Lady Banks Rose to be exactly. Learn more about hem HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/lady-banks-roses/) on her blog and order one from Monrovia HERE (https://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/2455/white-lady-banks-climbing-rose/). It won't work inside, but you need plants outside too! Anita really likes her new handheld car vac. Get one HERE (https://amzn.to/2ZYAbVq). Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say hello. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly We participate in the Amazon afilliate program so may make a small commission if you purchase an item through here. This does not cost you any additional amounts. Thanks for clicking through!
May 06, 2019
Finding Your Flair
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We want you to create or hone your own signature style! Do you already have a signature style! Let's talk about refining it. Don't have one yet? Let's talk about getting started. It's all about creativity, expressing your personality and having fun. Check out Anita's signature style in her Instagram feed HERE. Check out Kelly's signature style in her Instagram feed HERE. Did you hear that we were the #2 design podcast in Finland? We love you Finland!!! Don't miss the giveaway going on at Aunt Fannie's!!! CLICK HERE! The giveaway includes these fabulous nontoxic cleaning products that work!!!
1 Lavender Hand Soap 1 Lavender Multi-Surface Cleaner, 1 Fresh Lemon Hand Soap, 1 Fresh Lemon Multi-Surface Cleaner
Enter to win, and you'll also get a discount code for 25% off! We are crushing on... affiliate links Anita loves this seeded eucalyptus leaf wreath CLICK HERE. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
May 01, 2019
Terrific Tips for a Bedroom Refresh
51:48
Wake up your bedroom with our terrific tips! Easy, inexpensive & moreover, effective. After listening to this episode you will be well on your way to the bedroom sanctuary of your dreams! For ideas for art over your bed listen to our recent wall art episode. Click HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/315). See Kelly's bedroom & furry bench HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/victorian-renovation-historic-home/). Watch Kelly's bedroom sanctuary VIDEO HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4Kuua0aT0w). Have a look at Anita's latest bedroom project HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/group-home-bedroom-update/). Anita's crush this week is from fellow Francophiles. Click HERE (https://afrenchfryeinparis.com/)for a French Frye in Paris and HERE (http://frenchgirlinseattle.com/) for a French Girl in Seattle: Kelly's crush is closer to her home. Click HERE (https://www.marthastewart.com/962630/tour-rose-story-farm) for a tour of Rose Story Farm located near Santa Barbara. We solved our listener question of the OG of bee's wax sprays. Aptly called The Original Bees Wax Spray. Get a can of it HERE (https://amzn.to/2XU2DpA). As Anita says, if you don't have it you need it! ( Kelly just used it on all her leather purses - fabulous!! ) Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say hello. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Apr 29, 2019
Two Decor Pieces to Love Again
49:16
There are two pieces that you CAN love again! Today we are talking about refreshing china cabinets and light fixtures. We have so many terrific ideas to update these decor pieces to give them new life. This episode was inspired by Donna M. Thanks Donna - great episode idea! Connie F was thinking along the same lines & sent us gorgeous photos of the china cabinet she transformed. Way to go Girl!!! One thing you can do is change out the lampshade on your lamp for a fresh look, or you can spray paint your chandelier. You can change the chandelier light sleeves, find them HERE. Anita redid a chandelier on her back porch HERE. Don't miss the giveaway going on at Aunt Fannie's!!! CLICK HERE! The giveaway includes these fabulous nontoxic cleaning products that work!!!
1 Lavender Hand Soap, 1 Lavender Multi-Surface Cleaner, 1 Fresh Lemon Hand Soap, 1 Fresh Lemon Multi-Surface Cleaner
Enter to win, and you'll also get a discount code for 25% off! You can also remove the top of your china cabinet. Anita mentioned her vacation home in North Carolina. Here is a link to the buffet/hutch she has there. CLICK HERE. Update your china cabinet with new hardware from our friends at D Lawless Hardware! We are crushing on... affiliate links Miranda, the TV show! 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris,the book Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Apr 24, 2019
Decorating Mistakes, Avoid or Fix
46:52
We all make them - but do you know how to fix them? We do! Sharing loads of tips on how to avoid making decorating mistakes & how to fix the mess when it happens. We cover so much in this epsiode - from making a plan for decorating to nitty gritty details. Anita used her "employee discount" for her crush. She is totally smitten with our new toile pillows. See them HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/pillows/products/bucolic-toile-print-pillow-20-x-20). My crush today is quote that has been floating through my head these days. I think it will resonate with any of you who are working on your style. ( I am always - who isn't really? ) Listen in to hear this quote & let me know if moviates you to be bolder in your decorating. Learn all about the #Plant It Forward campaign by Monrovia HERE (https://growbeautifully.monrovia.com/lets-plant-it-forward/). Then get in on it by planting something, snapping a photo, posting to IG or Twitter and tagging 3 friends. Do that and Monrovia will plant a tree as a result of your efforts! Then enter to win a $5,000 give away, including a garden design plan from Monrovia. Click HERE (https://www.monrovia.com/plantitforward/) to enter. Give Away ends April 30, 2019. See the full description HERE (https://www.monrovia.com/plantitforward/) for details. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Apr 22, 2019
Perfect Porch and Patio Decor Ideas
53:55
It's spring and that means everyone is ready to go outdoors and enjoy the weather. Is your patio or porch ready? Today we are covering lots of ideas for getting your porch ready to enjoy the warmer weather. You'll be all set for entertaining, but don't wait until company is coming to go enjoy it. Grab that glass of something delicious and head out there! Thank you to Debbie B  for suggesting this podcast topic. As with an indoor room, we always suggest you start by taking a before photo. Look at your porch with fresh eyes. What will a visitor see and notice? Treat this space with as much respect as you would any other room in your home. In other words, don't neglect it. You've got the space, why not get it up to speed, so you can enjoy it? Learn all about the #Plant It Forward campaign by Monrovia HERE (https://growbeautifully.monrovia.com/lets-plant-it-forward/). Then get in on it by planting something, snapping a photo, posting to IG or Twitter and tagging 3 friends. Do that and Monrovia will plant a tree as a result of your efforts! Then enter to win a $5,000 give away, including a garden design plan from Monrovia. Click HERE (https://www.monrovia.com/plantitforward/) to enter. Give Away ends April 30, 2019. See the full description HERE (https://www.monrovia.com/plantitforward/) for details. Check out Anita's back porch dining area at the farm HERE , her back porch china cabinet HERE and her sitting area HERE. Anita used this product to make her door look amazing. CLICK HERE. Power jet wand for your garden hose CLICK HERE   Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Apr 17, 2019
Bathroom Trends to Try Now
58:47
The bathroom is second only to the kitchen in top rooms to renovate and refresh. Today we have a look at the latest bathroom trends. Then we tell it like it is on what will remain classic choices that will add value to your home for your enjoyment & re-sale. This is an important episode to listen to as the bathroom is an intregal part of your home and can be a real value add upon re-sale if done right. Check out the beautiful & inexpensive matt black hardware available at D. Lawless Hardware. Click HERE (https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/flat-black-knob.html). Our Bespoke monogram linen tissue box cover is a little luxury to add to your bath. See it HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/products/monogram-linen-tissue-box-cover). Stained vanities are back in for the bathroom. Listen to our Brown Furniture Bummed or Blessed episode HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/277)for more on the resurgance of stained wood. Then see Kelly's You Tube video HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QszZx1-WeC8) on the same topic so you can see her collection of stained wood pieces. The Moen frameless mirror Kelly DIY'ed can be seen HERE (https://amzn.to/2G7lAgY). What a savings that was!! Learn all about the #Plant It Forward campaign by Monrovia HERE (https://growbeautifully.monrovia.com/lets-plant-it-forward/). Then get in on it by planting something, snapping a photo, posting to IG or Twitter and tagging 3 friends. Do that and Monrovia will plant a tree as a result of your efforts! Then enter to win a $5,000 give away, including a garden design plan from Monrovia. Click HERE (https://www.monrovia.com/plantitforward/) to enter. Give Away ends April 30, 2019. See the full description HERE (https://www.monrovia.com/plantitforward/) for details. Kelly's crush for today is an Ina Garten cooking video. Click HERE (https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/barefoot-contessa-back-to-basics/episodes/cook-like-a-pro-fearless-food). Anita's is her new pair of duck shoes. See them HERE (https://amzn.to/2HUMfku). Sign up for the DTT email list so we can send you an ocassional newsletter with insider content, photos, product discounts and more. Sign up HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dtt). xx, Kelly & Anita
Apr 15, 2019
Fresh Budget Decorating Ideas
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We think that 'budget' is a dirty word! Sadly it's part of most everyone's lives, so it's important to know how to work magic on a budget. Listen in to hear our favorite tips for decorating your home on a budget. If you want even more ideas check out these previous episodes on budget decorating HERE and HERE. Read HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/laundry-room-design-before-after-a-video-give-away/) for information on the peel & stick tiles Kelly mentioned. Want to paint your fabric chairs? CLICK HERE. Sign up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Our crushes Anita's silk pillowcase can be found HERE. Kelly's Dr. Jart moisturizer can be found HERE. Listener Lisa recommended the anti-curling rug corner grippers that can be found HERE. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Apr 10, 2019
Top Pinterest Trends 2019
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Pinterest is a fabulous source for all sorts of inspiration, especially of the home decor kind. It is a positive force on the internet and a giant search engine with beautiful answers. Today we are exploring the 2019 Top Trends on Pinterest based on user searches. BONUS - Before we get going with the Pinterest Trends - head's up, today is the last day to enter the D. Lawless Hardware $250 give away. Kelly has tossed in a signed copy of her book along with the generous gift certificate! Enter HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dl). You would know about the signed book, if you got your DTT Newsletter. The first one went out on Saturday 4/6. If you haven't gotten on the DTT Insider List yet, add yourself HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dtt)now. Ok.... Pinterest Trends: Call it rebel yellow, saffron or mustard - by any name this sort of yellow is cutting a niche for itself this year. Kelly uses it as her pop color and loves it. Anita maybe not so much... ;) See this color in action in Kelly's living room. Click HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0hZg5QDMjY). Sleek fireplaces are very much on people's minds. We give you lots of ideas on how to update yours to get on board with this look. Kelly loved the modern sleek fireplace when she was invited to visit the HGTV Dream House in Gig Harbor. Have a look HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/hgtv-dream-home-tour/). Fireplace glass is an easy way to update any gas fireplace. Just remove the faux logs. Create a base with sand and top with several pounds of glass pieces in any color you love. Get fireplace glass HERE (https://amzn.to/2KbPk1A). Textile art - more than your grandma's macrame plant hanger. Geometric wall art - our thoughts, must be an easier way to get this look than hand painting it. Tin ceiling tiles are coming back strong. You can find these tiles HERE (https://amzn.to/2I6208i). Low care and trendy - the cactus is coming on strong. Speaking of cactus, Kelly's crush is from the Cactus Lounge Boutique. These yummy slides are now Kelly's "house shoes". Get a pair at under $20 you will be so happy you did! Click HERE (https://thecactuslounge.com/collections/shoes/products/fuzzy-mule) for the Gucci on the outside, furry on the inside slides. It is jungle out there ~ or really IN here. At least that is what it seems from the Pinterest searches for decorating with house plants. Greenery is up big. Get some plants - always in style and they clean your air. Painted tile or linoleum see the post linked HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/modern-farmhouse-laundry-room/). Wallpaper as we know, is stuck like glue to the top trends board. Way to double down on the Pinterest trends. Kelly just installed this paintable paper in her girls' bathroom that looks like ceiling tile! Click HERE (https://www.grahambrown.com/us/small-squares-wallpaper/12011-master.html#prefn1=DesignStyle&prefv1=Tile&start=3&cgid=wallpaper-collection-paintable) And she loves this black background rose print wallpaper. Click HERE (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Magnolia-Home-by-Joanna-Gaines-56-sq-ft-Tea-Rose-Wallpaper-ME1533/304915626?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal2_rr-_-301440020-_-304915626-_-N) Dive into the natural pool trend. No more green hair with green plants in your pool! Anita's crush tends to the practical today. Pill pockets for your pooch. Get some HERE (https://amzn.to/2WYPnj5). Want to follow us on Pinterest - please do! Kelly HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/mysoulfulhome/boards/). Anita HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/cedarhillranch/). Sign up for the DTT email list so we can send you an ocassional newsletter with insider content, photos, product discounts and more. Sign up HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dtt). xx, Kelly & Anita
Apr 07, 2019
Victoriana, Painting a Fireplace & More ...
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Victoria and Albert don't only have a hot TV show, but they are also impacting our modern lives in ways that you might not realize. How are they still impacting how we currently live our lives? Listen in. Victoria and Albert have changed Christmas traditions and wedding traditions. They also made many other things popular like giving gifts to significant other, and pet portraits! Listen in as we answer a frequently submitted listener question. How to paint a brick fireplace. We get into the details on best technique & tools to use. Kelly is crushing on these shoes CLICK HERE. Anita is crushing on these cheese crunchies CLICK HERE Sign up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Apr 03, 2019
Faux Flowers and Plants
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We are giving faux flowers & plants a closer look ~ and guess what ... ? We like what we see. Today's faux are a vast improvement over years gone by. That being said, all fauxs are not created equal. ( Dont forget to enter the $250 D. Lawless Give Away! Enter HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dl)) We found the best, have loads of tips & suggestions on how to incorporate fauxs ~ and as always share it all with you! Always love a preserved boxwood wreath - find the one Kelly has HERE (https://amzn.to/2TLVhBZ). In honor of opening our minds to fauxs we are offering you a 15% discount on the beautiful handmade balsa wood and birch bark Everlasting Arrangements by artist Heather Pando. Find them HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/products/copy-of-handmade-everlasting-floral-design-works-of-art-for-your-home) and use the code Floral15 to receive the discount. Even Kelly, who has been decidedly no faux for years, has come around! Listen in to hear which faux branch she has allowed through the door... Also find out the faux collection she had high hopes for but was disappointed by in person :( Kelly has a DIY faux forced branch tutorial HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/faux-flowering-branches-tutorial/). We cover all the pros and the con of fauxs. Tell you what to look for in a good faux and a great faux. Give tips on how to use faux in your home to the best advantage, how to care for fauxs ... and more! Here are few faux that we think pass muster: Orchids (https://www.jamaligarden.com/38in-pink-phalaenopsis-orchid.html) Succulents (https://www.cb2.com/faux-succulent-stem/s499467) Forsythia (https://www.crateandbarrel.com/forsythia-flower-stem/s659710?localedetail=US&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyoHlBRCNARIsAFjKJ6Do2ST6kXvpDL9ZDYhxtz8SGUuhOIz2IqbN_9IF_uqI5T7zChhIPTcaAteYEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds) Olive trees (https://www.shopterrain.com/products/faux-olive-tree-49090335?via=Z2lkOi8vdXJibi9Xb3JrYXJlYTo6Q2F0YWxvZzo6Q2F0ZWdvcnkvQzFBNDY0NjY) Eucalytpus (https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/eucalyptus-faux-plant?category=floral-decor&color=031) Allium (https://www.cb2.com/purple-faux-allium/s508886) Sources for faux flowers and arrangements that we really like: Abigail Ahern (https://abigailahern.com/collections/flowers) Crate & Barrel (https://www.crateandbarrel.com) Pier One (https://www.pier1.com/yellow-faux-forsythia-branch/2361490.html?cgid=stems_sprays#start=0&sz=120&showAll=132&origin=gridswatch) CB2 (https://www.cb2.com) Terrain (https://www.shopterrain.com/products/faux-lavender-flower-spray?via=Z2lkOi8vdXJibi9Xb3JrYXJlYTo6Q2F0YWxvZzo6Q2F0ZWdvcnkvQzFBNDY0NjY) Ikea (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80335773/) Diane James (https://www.dianejameshome.com/) McGee & Co. (https://www.mcgeeandco.com/collections/faux-stems/products/faux-quince-blossom0stem) Crushes for today: Anita - Defensive Driving Class (http://myimprov.refr.cc/anitajoyce) Kelly - Stick vacuum (https://amzn.to/2YNzuxA) - if you can love a vacuum, this little powerhouse has my heart! Sign up for the DTT email list so we can send you an ocassional newsletter with insider content, photos, product discounts and more. Sign up HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dtt). xx, Kelly & Anita
Apr 01, 2019
How to be Happier In Your Home
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When we see images on pinterest and instagram, it can be a wonderful inspiration for future projects, we get ideas but there's a dark side to the social media. Sometimes we begin to hate our houses because they don't measure up. Here are our tips to be content with your home and to make everyday life in your home a joy.
  • keep your house tidy
  • keep the clutter at bay
  • keep it picked up
  • start some new habits to keep it clean.
  • clutter causes stress - bring every room back to 'ready'
  • make your bed
  • display some sentimental items or favorite collections around your home
  • Focus on things you can take with you, if you think you are moving, but there is no need to ignore your home if you are moving.
  • think about the positives about your home, rather than the negatives. what drew you to it in the first place?
  • fix the things that are broken
  • make sure you have a comfortable mattress and seating
  • add beauty to your every day life. So if that kitchen sponge looks so gross you don't want to touch it, toss it!  get a new sponge!
  • make sure you have some nice things to use for your daily routine
  • add a special area for relaxing, reading, a cup of tea or listening to music
  • use essential oils in your home.
  • make your bedroom into a retreat
  • invite people over, entertain and have fun in your home
  • start a gratitude journal record a happy memory at the end of each day
  • don't have a temporary attitude about your home. Make it homey even if you don't plan to stay forever
  • don't compare your home with the ones you see on Pinterest and Instagram
  • replace an uncomfortable sofa or mattress
Find Kelly's laundry room redo HERE. Here are the links to specific products mentioned in the podcast. These may contain affiliate links. pretty dishwashing gloves HERE nice dishwashing brush HERE nice handled glassware sponge HERE Kelly is crushing on these driving shoes  driving shoes HERE Anita had a great experience buying a car at carmax HERE Sign up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Mar 27, 2019
Inspired Spring Decor Ideas
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Are you feeling it? Spring is here! Today we are putting SPRING in your decor. From simple re-freshes to items to add and DIYs to create we loads of ideas and inspiration for you! If you haven't already enter to win a $250 gift certificate to our favorite home hardware shop, D. Lawless Hardware. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dl) to enter. Watch Kelly's video with details/tutorials for 5 fabulous spring decor ideas. Watch HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI-FSm0kTyU&t). Budding branches are hallmarks of spring. Listen in to learn how to cut some from your own garden. You make make some faux budding branches with this tutorial from Kelly. Click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/faux-flowering-branches-tutorial/). The faux branches Kelly is impressed with are from Crate & Barrel. See them HERE (https://www.crateandbarrel.com/forsythia-flower-stem/s659710?st=Forsythia%20Flower%20Stem&ta=forsysthia&rac=p1). Kelly's book also has a whole chapter on forcing branches to bud. Have a look HERE (https://amzn.to/2JCAp0h). Try pretty floral wallpaper or wrapping paper in a simple frame for the season. Get the tutorial for Kelly's whimsical carrot centerpiece HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/spring-decor-lettuce-carrot-planter/). Try your hand at place card eggs. See them on Kelly's table HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/spring-in-the-kitchen-styled-set/). Anita loves these floral bladed knives from Anthro. See them HERE (https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/zooey-kitchen-knives-set-of-3?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=095). See Kelly's golden eggs HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/gold-easter-eggs-tutorial/). Here is another spring themed tablescape you will enjoy. Click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/spring-table-inspiration/) to view. How about floral placemats. See some Anita likes HERE (https://www.worldmarket.com/product/printed-flwr-dot-fiona-collection.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn). A textured throw is a nice touch. HERE (https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/textured-jorja-throw-blanket?category=bedding&color=067) is one Anita likes. A fresh door mat welcomes spring. This one has cherry blossoms on it. Se it HERE. (https://www.worldmarket.com/product/teal-cherry-blossom-doormat.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn) Anita thinks a crochet hammock says spring. See it HERE (https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/tasseled-linen-duvet-cover3?category=bedding&color=006). The floor pouf Anita mentioned is HERE (https://www.worldmarket.com/product/navy-floral-chinoiserie-carpet-pouf.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn). The Bespoke ruffled seat covers are a lovely spring time addition to your home. Click HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/french-1/products/ruffled-seat-cover). A vibrant rug will usher spring in for sure. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2HQVvW2). Kelly's crush for today is all the new bloggers she met on the recent laundry room tour. Click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/modern-farmhouse-laundry-room/) to meet them and follow along on their blogs & Instagram accounts. Anita's crush for this episode is very practical & helpful if you have nicks in your granite. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2O5wg3C). Sign up for the DTT email list so we can send you an ocassional newsletter with insider content, photos, product discounts and more. Sign up HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dtt). xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way does that increase the cost to you.
Mar 25, 2019
Prior Trends Making a Comeback
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What are the prior trends that are making a comeback? Turns out there are quite a few. As they say, they're nothing new under the sun. Trends seem to come and go, but when they come back, they are often repackaged with a new name. Here are some of the trends that seem to be back. art deco rattan/wicker/bamboo boho living rooms vintage appliances Here are the links to specific products mentioned in the podcast. Contains affiliate links. Kelly is loving the hourglass wicker side table CLICK HERE Anita loves this Anthropologie blue basket CLICK HERE Here are a few smaller appliances that are super hot. smeg toasters CLICK HERE Here's another retro toaster CLICK HERE. Russell Hobbs toaster CLICK HERE Russell Hobbs tea kettle CLICK HERE   Kelly is crushing on Annie Diamond's Instagram account CLICK HERE. Annie also has an Instagram account all about NYC coffee shops CLICK HERE. Annie's blog is Most Lovely Things CLICK HERE Anita is crushing on Queen Victoria's letters, a monarch Unveiled on Amazon Prime CLICK HERE.   Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Mar 20, 2019
Must Know Sources For Wall Art
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Finding the right wall decor is a challenge. We know you think so too as we have gotten many requests for help in this department. So today we are sharing many sources for beautiful, unique, meaningful wall decor. Let's get right to it: Marian Parsons aka Miss Mustard seed has turned her talents to painting on canvas and we are thrilled. Her work is truly beautiful and so well prices. You can purchase originals at Daily Paint Works or reprints at Society 6. Click HERE (https://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/marian-parsons-8313/artwork?category=Still+Life#/category=Still+Life&mode=search) and HERE (https://society6.com/missmustardseed). For large more abstract canvases have a look at all the works of art at Art Tide Art on Etsy. Click HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/659183746/black-white-paintinglarge-abstract?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=black+white+painting&ref=sr_gallery-1-3&organic_search_click=1&pro=1&frs=1). Vintage original oils on canvas can be found at Art Nostalgic on Etsy. Click HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/608410318/original-art-original-oil-painting-by-a?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=sea+vintage+painting&ref=sr_gallery-1-34&organic_search_click=1) Minted is always a great source for limited edition art, like that of artist Stephanie Goos Johnson . We both are drawn to her work called "Broken Clouds". Click HERE (https://www.minted.com/product/art/MIN-019-DNA/broken-clouds?ccId=328247&color=A&org=title&shape=&pid=687298&utm_source=687298&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_sub=shareasale&sscid=31k3_5netf). Great Big Canvas is a wonderful source for works by known artists. Click HERE (https://www.greatbigcanvas.com/view/portrait-of-a-young-woman-1886,bal178921/?s=ZMlferiJDKnZrMn4H7Dpx01E99snqGnMZPRnypU1L9NVNYyr49ekkitPQvJR&source=pepperjam&publisherId=73861&clickId=2627090728&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=eaccountable). Travel posters can be found HERE (https://www.ebay.com/usr/ranmarshall1?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754). For the white background copy of Kelly's anatomy of a dandelion print click HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/189772090/antique-dandelion-flower-botanical?ref=shop_home_active_18&sca=1) You can see Kelly's print in her laundry room HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/modern-farmhouse-laundry-room/). Have a look at the medallions from D. Lawless that Kelly intends to paint white & add above her fireplace. See them HERE (https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/lademe33dig1.html). D.Lawless hardware is a company we love and trust. They are sponsoring this episode and offering a $250 gift certificate to one of you! Enter the GIVE AWAY HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dl). The give away ends on April 8th. Our winner will be notified by email on April 10th 2019. Good luck!! Very unique French court documents can be viewed HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/469778978/french-art-vintage-19th-c-french-court?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_ts1-a-art_and_collectibles-prints-giclee&utm_custom1=ee75b795-4765-4b17-b074-e39dd482041b&utm_content=go_919450976_46301716952_218655760059_aud-496171762479:pla-354814757658_c__469778978&gclid=Cj0KCQiAn4PkBRCDARIsAGHmH3fMGmiLjt4Xj8AhQfBN83tfAZ80JRH9wQByt91uQ-LerhpShV1J6DkaAhcAEALw_wcB). Art Finder is a fabulous source for signed art from around the globe. Visit HERE (https://www.artfinder.com/staff-picks/best-of-feb19/#/). Images of doors are intriguing see some HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/232248082/paris-wall-art-set-of-3-prints-travel?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=French+art&ref=sc_gallery-1-9&plkey=8a97866a9b68bc5f4573753420477facc0be365c%3A232248082&frs=1). Have a look ay Kelly's favorite fine artist Max Moran HERE (http://maxmoran.com/). The poppies and other flowers on antique dictionary pages can be found HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/508087604/p-for-poppies-red-poppy-flowers-vintage?ref=shop_home_active_1&crt=1). The black & white photography sold in sets can be seen HERE (https://www.etsy.com/listing/677741325/black-and-white-paris-print-set-paris?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=black+%26+white+photography&ref=sc_gallery-1-5&plkey=5f96f672dc27713d7f56592127b1a42af5d6c3a3%3A677741325). We hope this episode inspires you to add some special pieces to your walls. Our crush this week is Jack Rogers shoes - we both wear and LOVE them. Jack is having a sale. Visit HERE (https://www.jackrogersusa.com/). xx, Kelly & Anita
Mar 18, 2019
You've Got Style, But Which One?
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Do you know your decorating style? Let's talk about several of the popular styles. We think it's important to know a bit about what your particular style is, so you will have some direction when you are shopping for new things. Here are a few of the styles we discussed are COUNTRY FRENCH, SHABBY CHIC, COASTAL, MODERN, CONTEMPORARY, TRADITIONAL, TRANSITIONAL, MINIMALIST, GUSTAVIAN, AND ECLECTIC.   Sign up for the Cactus Lounge Giveaway!!! CLICK HERE Contains affiliate links. Kelly is crushing on SUPERTHRIVE, CLICK HERE Anita is crushing on the green tea mints at Trader Joes and the gluten free ice cream cones, CLICK HERE Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Mar 13, 2019
Hardware Update and Trends
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Home hardware is the unsung hero of decor. If design is in the details ~ it is surely in the hardware you choose. The right hardware, whether knobs, pulls, handles and hinges can complete your look. Today we talk all about the best hardware to choose, the new trends in finishes and we have a fantastic $250 give away. Updating your home hardware is a terrific, inexpensive way to upgrade kitchen cabinets, doors and thrifted furniture. Sometimes all a pieces needs a new knob. D.Lawless hardware is a company we love and trust. They are sponsoring this episode and offering a $250 gift certificate to one of you! Enter the GIVE AWAY HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dl). The give away ends on April 8th. Our winner will be notified by email on April 10th 2019. Good luck!! Anita's favorite D. Lawless pull is Reed & Ribbon. See it HERE (https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/riandrepuinp.html). Kelly is going to try these D. Lawless wooden appliques on the wall above her fireplace. She the medallion appliques HERE (https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/lademe33dig1.html). Here is the door hardware hole enlarger that Anita talked about. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2TsENUa). Today's crushes are a charming video on turning flax into linen. Watch it HERE (https://youtu.be/TFuj7sXVnIU). And Anita's sure fire cold prevention/cold shortening remedy. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2tZwkZf). The natural woven blinds Anita has & talked about can be seen HERE (https://www.blinds.com/p/bali-natural-woven-wood-shade/501914). Don't forget to check out D.Lawless (https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/) & enter the big give away!! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way does that increase the cost to you.
Mar 11, 2019
Decorating With Complementary Colors
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We have something complementary for you today ... a lesson in COMPLEMENTARY colors and how to use them to your advantage in your decorating. Blue - Orange Yellow - Purple Green - Red Yup, those are the 'complementary' colors, but are they or are they not. Science says they are and we explain how you can use them in your home to great effect. Plus we ring in on things like the Howard Johnson's logo and what to do with your kids when you want to DIY... all in this one episode. Tune in for all that and more... More, like our GIVE AWAY to the Cactus Lounge Boutique. Click HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/clb) to sign up for CLB newsletters and to enter to win a $50 gift certificate. Good luck! Visit Cactus Lounge Boutique HERE (https://thecactuslounge.com/) to see all the on trend pieces Alyssa has to make you even a bit more fabulous than you already are! and more, like our crushes: Crushes: Kelly has fallen for grocery tote bags that look like old fashioned picnic baskets. Have a look HERE (https://amzn.to/2C7xNRP). Anita shares a podcast she is enjoying the Graham Norton Show. Find it HERE (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-graham-norton-podcast/id465074853?mt=2). While you are over there on itunes, if you haven't left us a review yet, please do. It means a lot in the podcast world and helps other people find DTT so they can join us. Click HERE (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/decorating-tips-and-tricks/id1199677372?mt=2) to leave DTT a review on itunes. Then just click view in itunes and leave your review. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way does that increase the cost to you.
Mar 06, 2019
Best Method For Decorating a Bookcase
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Armed with our formula for creating a styled & meaningful bookcase you will be able to design your shelves with one eye closed & a hand tied behind your back! Fool proof tips & advice for a space that is hard to get right. We start off with a controversy of sorts ... find out which way we land on it! Not just books, but decorative items, photos, slavage pieces, tall, short, medium height there is a place for so many of your special things on your bookshelf, but not too many of them. Listen in for the formula to designing a stunning bookcase. Have a read of Kelly's post which likens designing a bookcase to a legal case. Fun read - click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/decorate-bookcase/). Decorate a bookcase for spring click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/bookcase-styling-for-spring/). Decorate a bookcase holiday style click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/decorate-bookcase-holiday-style/). Here are links to some of what we mentioned: Firstly, as a mid winter boost ~ enjoy 15% off your order at Bespoke Decor using the code LISTENERLOVE15. Click HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/) to shop! ( _did you see our new closet bags with lavender ? _) Boxwood balls click HERE (https://amzn.to/2XCi2LF). Stacked boxes click HERE (https://www.burkedecor.com/products/set-of-3-decorative-metal-boxes-in-brass-finish-design-by-bd-edition?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=13901408370749&variant=13901408370749&gclid=Cj0KCQiAk-7jBRD9ARIsAEy8mh6creUXRRRlyFtgSB54_d50WX47pdq0hIsv1KTecHq0os-OJzgw4pQaAq9WEALw_wcB). Cloche click HERE (https://amzn.to/2SFUQbE). Love the sparkly top on this one! Kelly's Ikea crush, the Gladom Tray, which is actually a table. See it HERE (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10330670/#/50411990). Anita is enjoying the new adaptation of Vanity Faire. Check it out HERE (https://amzn.to/2XDhcP5). xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way does that increase the cost to you.
Mar 04, 2019
Game Changing DIY Updates Under $100
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DIY updates for less than $100 are inexpensive ways to seriously spruce up your home. Here are a few of the ideas mentioned in the episode -
  • make a wall shelf with corbels
  • convert a closet into a built-in home office
  • replace the knobs in your kitchen
  • paint your front door
Anita mentioned her #DIYfail with her new wall hanging, CLICK HERE to see the wall hanging. remove the attic stair string CLICK HERE to see how Anita did it. These notes may contain affiliate links. Refresh your stained front door with this product Anita loves CLICK HERE. Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Anita's favorite find is the cauliflower pizza crust from Trader Joes, gluten free, and made from cauliflower   Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line, suggest a topic, ask a question, send a tip, or just say 'hi'. Many of the emails are read on air!  (We love seeing your photos too!!!) Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Feb 27, 2019
New Kitchen Trends 2019
49:27
Hands down most used & useful room in the house ~ the kitchen. A great reason to have it organized, up to date and ... BEAUTIFUL. We dissect the 2019 kitchen trends for you. Tell you what is worth jumping on the band wagon with and what you can let pass by. Also ... ring on the still burning kitchen question ... to open or not! ( excuse the pun! ). The umbrella trend for kitchens in 2019 is seamless. We talk all about what that might look like for you. Backsplashes they are not just for above the counter any more. A white kitchen is still a classic, but we are seeing darker colors in this hub of a room. Listen in to hear how we would use these tones. A hot, debated trend has died ... find out which one... Linear lighting is on trend. Pretty and only requires one junction box! ( Good news as electricians are expensive! ) Add a mirror - Kelly's favorite kitchen surprise is now a hot trend. Watch a VIDEO TOUR of Kelly's kitchen HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5iPrR0ujTs&t). A new segment of the show is what we are crushing on ~ fun, right? Not only decor but anything that strikes our fancy that we think you'd like too. Today Anita shares a French Country blog group that she is a part of each week. The most fabulous French Country design is shared each Friday by Lory of Designthusiasm and these other bloggers. If you love beautiful things in general & French Country style in particular, join Lory & the ladies each week for French Country Friday. You can find their latest post HERE (https://designthusiasm.com/french-country-fridays-55/). Subscribe to Lory's blog while you are there so you never miss a beautiful post. Follow Lory on Instagram as well. Click HERE (https://www.instagram.com/designthusiasm) These are the beautiful blogs that participate: EDITH AND EVELYN FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE DESIGNTHUSIASM SHABBY FUFU MAISON DE CINQ CEDAR HILL FARMHOUSE Kelly shared a way to get loads of British tv programming with Brit Box. Victoria, the Crown, Downton and PBS your choices when you watch the telly? Well you'll love Brit Box. Click HERE (https://www.britbox.com). Debbie in Chicago had a listener question about a great, durable and pretty rug for her entry. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2Nr8xdR) for one we like. xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way does that increase the cost to you.
Feb 25, 2019
Design Lessons That Will Make You a Better Decorator
48:02
Let's talk about lessons that will make you a better decorator. We love learning, and sharing all we have learned about making your home beautiful. Here are some of our favorite lessons. Take a picture of the room first. When you look at the photo, you'll notice things you didn't notice standing in the room. And then as you make changes you'll have a before photo. Be sure to take a photo after you make changes too! Make sure your layout works for your room. Sliders for moving furniture on wood floors are found HERE, and for carpet HERE. Find Anita's book HERE. Find Kelly's book HERE. Aim for a timeless look when you are buying big ticket items. Add some black to every room. Add layers to your home Add some living plants Buy a solid color sofa for it to be in style for the long haul. Listen to our sofa episode HERE. This was one of our first episodes! Try to buy lamps in pairs. Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Feb 20, 2019
Let's Detox Your Home
34:50
You will be SHOCKED to know the number of chemicals lurking in the average home! We are here with info, tips & suggestions to help you rid your home of as many as possible as quickly as possible. And because this topic & the action you will take after you listen, is so important to your health please share this epiosde with a friend or family member. Copy this link: https://www.decoratimngtipsandtricks.com/307 & share the health! Let us know via email if you would be interested in participating in a Home Detox Challenge, like the Urge to Purge Challenge. Email us HERE (www.decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com). Here are some easy detox steps you can take right away: Get glass food storge & re-heating containers. See the ones Anita uses HERE (https://amzn.to/2V64GW5). Do not use & immediately recycle all plastic water bottles & food containers that have BPAs. Use a water filtration system. Check this one out HERE (https://amzn.to/2TSZO6n). Change your cleaning products to natural toxin free formulas like those produced by Aunt Fannies. See Aunt Fannie's A rating by the Environmental Working Group HERE (https://www.ewg.org/guides/categories/6-FloorCare). Use the code HEALTHYHOME for 25% off your order HERE (https://www.auntfannies.com) thru 2/26. Another toxin free cleaning product is the all purpose concentrate Thieves formula from Young Living. Thieves cleans everything in your house leaving it toxin free & smelling wonderful. We also love the Desert Rose Diffuser that comes with the Young Living Essential Oils starter kit. Have a look HERE (https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=3995898&enrollerid=3995898&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member) for the Thieves products & the diffuser. If you are interested in learning more about Thieves & how essential oils can improve your life we can connect you with our friend Susan, an all oil knowing sweetheart. Just send us an email and we will hook you up with Susan and the oil details. Another stellar natural cleaning product is The Original Bees Wax Spray. Not just us, but House Beautiful deems it ... "The best furniture polish". But it doesn't stop there, it works on marble, stainless and even glass! Get a can or two HERE (https://amzn.to/2BFDuGm). Kelly's favorite easy way to lessen toxins in your home - A NO SHOES INSIDE POLICY. Listen to learn, beyond the obvious why this rule is essential to follow! Fertilize your lawn & garden with natural products, such as worm castings. Read Kelly's indepth post as to why this fertilizer is the way to grow! Click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/worm-castings-improve-your-garden/). Decrease the amount of dry cleaning you do and when you must, take the items out of the plastic bag or, ask for no bag, and let air out before you place in your closet. NO MORE DRYER SHEETS! Use wool dryer balls. Get them HERE (https://amzn.to/2BJq8Jb). Oh there are more tips, suggestions & of course laughs, so tune in to listen ..and please do share this episode with someone you care about. xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way does that increase the cost to you.
Feb 18, 2019
Trends That Have Lost Their Tread
36:39
What Trends are Done? Let's talk about the trends that are over. Remember when buying trendy decor, it's best to not spend too much on home decor trends. If it's super hot today, then it will be out in a few years. You don't want to be ripping out your kitchen counter top every 5 years or even your sofa. We suggest going with classics for your big ticket items, then buy inexpensive items that are on trend, so it's not a large amount of money. Then when the trend is over, you won't be sad. We're seeing ikat and trellis fabric going good-bye. Accent walls, macrame, cherry cabinets and inexpensive reproduction farmhouse decor is all out. If you have something that is on the 'out' list, but you still love it, then keep it. Don't feel like you have to stay current with trends, if that doesn't work for you.   Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Feb 13, 2019
Decor We are Crushing on Now
36:29
Oh yes indeedy ~ we have some hot crushes right now ~ on decor of course! Sharing the pieces that are making our hearts beat a bit faster from a Bauhaus inspired chaise to big botanicals. Ideas and tips on how to use these crushy worthy decor items and inspiration to fall for your own. See the chaise Kelly has fallen for HERE (https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pdp/ave-six-blake-tufted-chaise-lounge-avs2332.html?refid=TEM_WF_732&mmid=2191847691&csnid=380D5774-0476-4A8E-A53D-41A281189F5C&libra_c=&libra_d=&libra_g=&cltr=). Not sure what Bauhaus design is READ about it HERE (https://www.widewalls.ch/bauhaus-style-impact/). From sleek to old world, have a look at the wall hanging Anita hooked on HERE (https://www.wisteria.com/Sommen-Linen-Wall-Hanging/productinfo/T19595). Oh our "cougar collection" ... nothing like a great animal print to get one's heart beating faster! Check out ours HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/products/luscious-animal-print-pillow-20-x-20). You can also see this pillow in action by watching Kelly's latest YouTube video. Cleck HERE (https://youtu.be/QszZx1-WeC8) If you enjoy the video subscribe. Just click the RED button HERE (https://www.youtube.com/mysoulfulhome). The lamp is too spendy, but leave it to Kelly to figure out how to get the look with a can of spray paint and a metal shade. See the lamp HERE (https://www.circalighting.com/armato-small-table-lamp-kw3612/) and the DIY materials HERE (https://amzn.to/2BtanWM) and HERE (https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/metallic-lamp-shade?adpos=1o9&adtype=pla&cm_mmc=Google-_-US%20-%20Shopping%20-%20Home-_-Lighting-_-42824953&color=070&countryCode=US&creative=190593225269&device=c&gclid=Cj0KCQiAtP_iBRDGARIsAEWJA8hyk0nMxDU2iBtwvqLCUmnk9ZbYBHEUlBOamo8OzUAT3qWbUVBZzY0aAjB0EALw_wcB&inventoryCountry=US&matchtype=&mrkgadid=3202218526&mrkgcl=694&network=g&product_id=42824953&quantity=1&size=Small&type=REGULAR&utm_campaign=US%20-%20Shopping%20-%20Home&utm_content=42824953&utm_medium=paid_search&utm_source=Google&utm_term=Lighting). Note this shade is metallic plastic. This shade is metal (https://www.worldmarket.com/product/pierced-antique-brass-drum-table-lamp-shade.do?mrkgcl=660&mrkgadid=3216341713&camp=ppc%3AGoogle%3APLA%2BShopping_LIA%7CBestsellers%2BFurniture&product_id=549966&adpos=1o4&creative=204191273902&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=Cj0KCQiAtP_iBRDGARIsAEWJA8gN2dsMzf_wugwK8XmULyTc2wWfOymER-6ux_8jZlG0XliFaZ28WTQaAnFyEALw_wcB). Classic as the day is long a column side/coffee table. Anita plans to use two of these as a coffee table. Look HERE (https://www.wisteria.com/Capital-Table/productinfo/T12200). Oh it is the little things. Kelly is sweet on this small marble salt cellar. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2WUK0lJ) and get her favorite finishing salt HERE (https://amzn.to/2Ds75Dn). Call them what you will slippers, house shoes even carpet slipper, these are puurrrfect! Bag a pair HERE (https://rstyle.me/~aMOX7). Go big or go home - better yet go BIG at home. You can do this in almost any dimension with this mirror that kelly found for her client. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2UyWJbv). The Ballard Design 3 piece mirror is a classic. It can be used together or apart. LOVE it and always will. See the mirror to go steady with HERE (https://www.ballarddesigns.com/3-piece-grand-palais-mirror/decor-more/mirrors/oversize/274157?listIndex=3). Botanicals are crowd pleasers for sure. These oversized framed botanical prints from Anita's Soft Surroundings collection are stunning. See them HERE (https://www.softsurroundings.com/lookbook/cedarhill/?aid=cedarhill). Personalizing your home is key to honing your own unique style. What could be more personal than a portrait of your darling pet. Kelly's friend Juls has created portraits of Emmett & Edith that are treasured family heirlooms. Contact Juls HERE (https://www.instagram.com/gentle.madness.art/) so she can capture the spirit of your furry loved one! Click through and see if you can pick out Edith & Emmett! Tarryn what a job you did on your kitchen tiles - way to transform it girl!! You enjoying DTT, well share the podcast with a friend or two. We'd appreciate it and maybe they'll like it too! Thanks in advance for that. Did you get your Aunt Fannie's order in yet? Completely non-toxic home cleaning products that really work & smell divine. Give this family owned company a try with our 25% off offer. Go to Aunt Fannies dot com HERE (https://auntfannies.com) and use the code HEALTHYHOME xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way does that increase the cost to you.
Feb 11, 2019
Episode 304: The Most Common Decorating Questions
46:50
Today we're addressing the most commonly asked decorating questions. These are questions that we are asked often and questions we see asked on the internet. Let's get started! The first question is do you have to match the wood floor stain to your furniture stain. The short answer is no. Check out our brown furniture episode 277, CLICK HERE.  For the window Shades Anita mentions, they are Bali natural woven shades in cabo placid CLICK HERE. Get the cordless!! Kelly mentioned some fabulous artwork by a popular artist. We found her Etsy shop. Check out the lovely artwork of Cindy Austin CLICK HERE. Anita found some preserved roses, and you can find them HERE. Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Feb 06, 2019
Episode 303: Why Sparking Joy is on Fire
45:44
With our DTT Urge to Purge just ended and the KonMari method sweeping the world of clutter today we take a deep dive into the piles & the reason why the tidying tide is high. Thanks to ALL of you who participated in the URGE to PURGE - wasn't that refreshing in sooo many ways? We have two winners of the URGE to PURGE Challenge ... Chantel S for the sheer boldness of her purge & Linda D in the wonderfully/awful category! I'll be sending you both a little something in the mail. Everyone did a terrific job - keep up the good work! If you missed out on the URGE to PURGE, no fear Nita Jean and I are putting something together to help you purge on your own time and to keep as a resource for managing clutter all year long. Let us know if you want info on that and future DTT challenges, events, discounts & more sign up HERE (https://mailchi.mp/bespokedecor/dtt) Today we are giving you our thoughts on Marie Kondo's philosophy, methodology and spirit. Have you seen the show? Marie's books are: Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Get it HERE (https://amzn.to/2MNiH8b) and Spark Joy. Get it HERE (https://amzn.to/2D5nj4X) Listen in to hear which one of us likes the pile idea.... Marie's folding gets two thumbs up! There is a bottom line to all the tidy talk - Kelly speaks that line ... tune in to hear. You enjoying DTT, well share the podcast with a friend or two. We'd appreciate it and maybe they'll like it too! Thanks in advance for that. Did you get your Aunt Fannie's order in yet? Completely non-toxic home cleaning products that really work & smell divine. Give this family owned company a try with our 25% off offer. Go to Aunt Fannies dot com HERE (https://auntfannies.com) and use the code HEALTHYHOME xx, Kelly & Anita We participate in the Amazon affiliate program so your purchases may qualify us for a small fee, but in no way increases the cost to you.
Feb 04, 2019
Episode 302: Simple Tricks to Make Your Home Happier
35:43
Most people spend a lot of time in their homes. Your home should be a place that is a sanctuary from the crazy world outside. We've got some tips for ways to make your home happier for you and your family. First declutter your home. CLICK HERE to listen to our recent episode about purging your home. Make your front door more inviting. You can add a new door mat, a planter or something else like a wreath for your front door. Grab some fresh flowers the next time you hit the store. We love to buy ours at Trader Joes. Contains affiliate links. Looking for ways to arrange your flowers. Grab Kelly's book HERE. Make your bed every day. Scent your home with calm inducing essential oils. We love the Desert Rose Diffuser that comes with the Young Living Essential Oils starter kit. Have a look HERE (https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=3995898&enrollerid=3995898&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member) . If you are interested in learning more about essential oils and how they can improve your life we can connect you with our friend Susan. Just send us an email and we will get you the info you want. Keep the laundry put up as soon as it comes out of the dryer. File things as you open your mail. Only handle your mail once if you can. Play music you love. Kelly loves these Pandora channels - French cooking radio and Pink Martini radio. She also loves the artist Raveena Use your good stuff - nice towels, good china, silverware, you name it Beth let us know about two elfa storage solutions she uses for her laundry room. CLICK HERE and HERE. Find the rug Anita designed for Dash and Albert HERE. Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Jan 30, 2019
Episode 301: What's Up at Our Houses
48:23
Time for another "What's Up at our Houses"... Purging is a hot topic for us this month. Personal purging & hosting the DTT Urge to Purge Challenge. Other stuff includes a life changing event at Kelly's that has nothing to do with decorating. At Anita's house she has embraced the de-cluttering concept with both arms. And she comes ready with lots of great tips on everything from seat covers to slippers. Speaking of slippers - here is a darling pair in case you are in the market. HERE (https://amzn.to/2MBfB78). You decide "house shoe", slipper, carpet slipper or heck, wear them out of the town! Too cute!! Kelly is working on her white garden during the 'winter' in Cali. Her plan is based losely on the white garden at Sissinghurst. See HERE. Anita mentioned a blog post on an Australian garden. See that post HERE (https://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/2019/01/down-under-with-jenny-rose-innes.html). De-Toxifying our homes has been on our minds and Anita has a new way to clean the water you drink. Try a Berkey water filter. Check them out HERE (https://amzn.to/2Tnjorr). Someone asked for our blog links. Here you go Cedar Hill Farmhouse (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com) and My Soulful Home (https://mysoulfulhome.com). Let us know what is up at YOUR house! Thanks for ALL of you who have joined in the URGE to PURGE Challenge. We hope you are getting a lot out of it and want to see your purging piles! Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Kelly & Anita
Jan 28, 2019
Episode 300: Collecting - How to Do it Right
42:04
Yes, it's really our 300th episode. Wow, how time flies. Are you a collector? Do you have a passion for dishes, or linens or something else? Let's talk about how to collect without becoming a hoarder. What are the do's and don'ts of collecting? First, try to curate your collections so that you just have your favorite pieces, the best of the best. You don't need a hundred items to make it a curated collection. Next try to do a write up on the items for future generations. Why are you collecting the items? What is their importance to you or your family?  Make a note of anything of a large monetary value so your family will know.  If you suspect your collection is worth a lot of money, have it appraised, then consider securing a rider on your insurance policy for the items, so they will be covered in case of loss. We also encourage people to display their items and if possible, use them. I collect dishes, and I try to use them often. Boxing things and putting them in the attic is not a good way to enjoy them. Find the rug Anita designed for Dash and Albert HERE. Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE STORE Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Jan 23, 2019
Episode 299: Urge to Purge?
44:46
Let's declutter and get our homes ready for the new year.  If you want to feel more peaceful and you're ready to clear out the extra stuff, then this is your episode. Firstly, please find someone to give your discards to. If you have old towels or blankets, check with your local humane society to see if they will take them. We try to give away the things that someone else might want, to minimize things going into a landfill. Secondly try to do a declutter at least once a year. If you don't the job will become too overwhelming and you won't even want to start it. Put like things together, that way you'll be able to find things and know where everything is. Now you will be less likely to accidentally buy something you already have. If you find you have 500 envelopes (like I did) give them away. Who needs that many envelopes these days? I just did a major declutter in my home and it feel so good to be able to find things now. We're doing a 10 day declutter challenge, so if you want to join us, send us an email letting us know you want to be included. You'll get an email each day of the challenge encouraging as we purge together. Our email address is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com   Looking for something gorgeous for your home? You can find Anita's Soft Surroundings collection HERE. Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Jan 21, 2019
Episode 298: Celebrate and Create
37:39
Today is our BIRTHDAY celebration episode ! ( and we have a gift for you!! ) Did you know Anita & were both born on January 17th ...? Coincidence or fate, you decide. Besides the gift, today we have a special show for you. We decide to dive into this topic because we have received so many emails asking about it and because we are very passionate about the subject. It really is all about you, so get a cup of something, or better yet to celebrate a flute of champagne, and let's talk! To enter the give away email us with your idea to decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Jan 16, 2019
Episode 297: High End Appliances - Worth It?
39:32
High end appliances are HOT. There are a RANGE of choices and we cover it all today ...and toss in a few more puns along the way! High end appliances are gorgeous powerful machines, but are they for you, your house & budget? We cover the pros & cons, as well as give you some outstanding options to explore to get the look & even the performance for much less. Not just pretty, high end stoves pack a whollop of BTU's to taking your cooking to the next level. Listen in to learn more ... In the fridge/freezer departmant it is dual compressors that set high end appliances apart from their lower cost alternatives. Listen in to learn more .... Cleaning up with a high end diswasher is a quiet affair. If quiet isn't a big concern, you may be able to get the hidden control panel in a lower priced machine. Listen in to learn more ... Anita came up with a fantastic option to explore if you are dreaming about a super high end European stove. I was blown away when I headed over to look at the stoves made by the company she suggest. Think you will be too. Click HERE (https://www.appliancesconnection.com/hallman.html) to see Hallman stoves. If you have time & patience you may be able to score high appliances at one of these re-sale sources: Everything But the House (https://www.ebth.com/). Renovation Angel (https://renovationangel.com/donate/). Habitat for Humanity ReStore (https://www.habitat.org/restores). Remember choosing high end may pay off on re-sale so figure this into your decision. Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Jan 14, 2019
Episode 296: Decor Trends 2019 - Our Analysis
47:54
Get excited because today we're talking all about the Decorating trends for 2019. We're discussing the trends we're seeing, what's in, what's out, and our take on the whole thing. For example, floral wallpaper and fabric is coming in along with patterned back-splashes. Vessel sinks will stay in. Dark painted kitchen cabinets are hot now, along with 4 poster beds. Kelly is excited that she got a subscription to Master Class as a Christmas gift. CLICK HERE. (contains affiliate links) Anita's favorite gift was a set of air pods, CLICK HERE. Looking for something gorgeous for your home? You can find Anita's Soft Surroundings collection HERE. All white rooms are out, along with rose gold accessories. As always we say, proceed with caution when it comes to trends. What goes up, must come down, so if it's trendy now, it won't be in 5 years.  We suggest sticking to classics when it comes to big ticket items like tile, sofas, and counter-tops. If you want to add something trendy to your home, try adding inexpensive accents that you can give away when the trend is over. Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Jan 09, 2019
Episode 295: Wireless is a Lie
32:44
Wires & the technology that the wires support are part of our lives. The concept of wireless is fantasy. Even the "wireless" phones, gadgets and more that claim to be wireless are not. Even 'wireless' things need to be charged. So rather than giving in and putting up with the wireless lie we have solutions for you! Thanks to Darcy H for her question which inspired this episode. I wireless high 5 to Darcy !! Thanks for this great epiosde idea. We hope our thoughts help you & anyone else who is tangled up in cords. Try flexible moulding to conceal the the wires. Check it out HERE (https://amzn.to/2LUH2Z7). Keep all devices in need of charging in one room, like an office or create an enclosed charging station. Listen in for an idea on how to do this. Get a collective charging device for iphone, airpods & Apple watch. Kelly has this one from OLEBR HERE (https://amzn.to/2CS7a4f). Television wires - try painting the wall your tv hangs on black. Check it out on Pinterest - looks really cool. Or paint the wires that are exposed to match your existing wall color. Plug molds are the bomb for hiding wires. This one even has USB outlets. Check them out HERE (https://amzn.to/2AzbcNn). Circular holes in desks so wires can slide through and down to an outlet. Cable clip organizers. These look great to prevent grasping for fallen wires. See HERE (https://amzn.to/2CTZ2QD). Cord Tacos - super cute for controlling wires especially for travel. Could also make your own. Look at them HERE (https://amzn.to/2LVGsuf). Rolled jewelry organizers can be a great place to keep your wires tangle free. HERE (https://amzn.to/2C2IcNV) is a cute one. And here is one made just for devices, wires & chargers. HERE (https://amzn.to/2AzHPKO). Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Jan 07, 2019
Episode 294: Freshen Up Post Holidays
35:04
It's time to take out the Christmas decor, or at least start thinking about taking it down. Some people are sad and feel their homes look bare now, while others love the clean slate, and the bare look of their homes. No matter which side of the fence you sit on, we're talking about things you can do to transition to a winter look. What should go and what should stay? That's what we're talking about today. Of course, greenery, and pine cones, all of the natural touches can stay. The red touches, Santas, bells, and ornaments probably need to find a place to be stored until next year. We're fine with leaving out the mercury glass candle sticks, the fairy lights, and the boxwood balls and wreaths. We love balls of yarn in big wooden bowls, warm furry throws, baskets of firewood, and the light from flameless candles. Now is also a great time to force some bulbs. Click here for instructions on how to do that.   Looking for something gorgeous for your home? You can find Anita's Soft Surroundings collection HERE. Check out all of the fabulous things at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita and Kelly
Jan 02, 2019
Episode 293: Favorite Kitchen Tools
43:26
It is New Years Eve! Exciting!! Anita and I both prefer a cozy New Year's Eve at home. And since I have the Rose Bowl Parade literally yards from my house, leaving my area tonight is not an option. So making a lovely dinner at home is the call. If you don't finish your champagne ( call me ;) ) well first try the spoon in the bottle trick. Today we share our favorite kitchen tools to make doing that for a special occasion or any night easier and more fun. Anita can't do without her cast iron pan. She educates me and those of you who aren;t yet in the know on how one is seasoned & cared for for the best performance. The heat conduction of cast iron is like no other pan. Get one HERE (https://amzn.to/2RrdLui) A kitchen scale is a recent addition to my kitchen & I am using it a lot. This one is the one I have, it us inexpensive and works really well. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2SvUwNI) These Russell Hobbs retro tea kettles and toasters are FABULOUS!! You must have a look: HERE (https://amzn.to/2AkjXKU) and HERE (https://amzn.to/2BRRHiR). I did not get an immersion blender in my stocking so I will be ordering this one myself! Get one for your kitchen too HERE (https://amzn.to/2LFCaHi). Can't do without a good meat themometer. Try this one HERE (https://amzn.to/2s41zl3) One of my top 3 kitchen 'tools' finishing salt. My favorite is Maldon. Try it - you will love it too! Get a package of Maldon HERE (https://amzn.to/2Svu6eI) and elevate your dishes instantly. Germ-a-phobs head's up on this - voice activiated trash can a' la Anita HERE (https://amzn.to/2SpyfRv). Fruit dehydrater HERE (https://amzn.to/2CIdvPu). Hooked on finishing slat then you need a salt cellar. I love this marble one. See it HERE (https://amzn.to/2RqbmAb). Stove top smoker sounds interesting. Anita suggests a ceramic one HERE (https://amzn.to/2BPKuQn) and HERE (https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/yminfo/item/10020959/). Onion glasses, really Anita? Ok - HERE (https://amzn.to/2AnsHji). All this and more of course ...including a listener question and THE BEST MASCARA I have ever used. ( May as well look great while cooking at home!! ) Check out Anita's collection at Soft Surroundings. Totally gorgeous of course. I am exactly hanging the arched mirror from the collection today! You can find Anita's Soft Surroundings collection HERE. Have a wonderful New Year's Eve!! Be safe, be happy, stay warm and get ready for an exciting 2019 from us to you! xx, Anita & Kelly
Dec 31, 2018
Episode 292: Your Bedroom Gets Bigger When...
45:43
We have so many tips for you on how to create the sense of additional space in your bedroom. You'll need to listen in for all the details, but here are a few suggestions to start you off... PURGE!! ; A big, light colored rug; Remove furniture - at least give it a try; Get rid of your bed's footboard; Sconces instead of table lamps; Horizontal planking; Reflective surfaces; So many more ideas to create the feeling of space...tune in! If you are adding a piece to your bedroom consider Anita's beautifully curated collection with Soft Surroundings. Click HERE (https://www.softsurroundings.com/lookbook/cedarhill/?aid=cedarhill). Check out the wonderful items at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xo, Anita & Kelly
Dec 26, 2018
Episode 291: Creating Cozy
38:38
We love cozy and what better day to talk about getting cozy than Christmas Eve? We hope you are having a very cozy day with your friends and family. We are picturing you gathered around your fireplace enjoying a cozy mug of hot chocolate and cookies while Christmas music is playing in the background. Well that's our hope at least. We've included a few affiliate links for products that we mentioned in the episode. Furry pillows CLICK HERE and HERE. Lambswool rug CLICK HERE. See our favorite Soft Surroundings snow leopard throw CLICK HERE. Looking for something gorgeous for your home? You can find Anita's Soft Surroundings collection HERE. Check out the wonderful items at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Dec 24, 2018
Episode 290: It's A Wrap - Gorgeous Gift Wrapping Ideas
37:15
Brown paper packages wrapped up with string. These are a few of my favorite things. We both agree simplier is better for wrapping gifts. We suggest using kraft paper or plain white wrapping paper with bakers twine or a simple ribbon bow. If you want more color, go with a simple two color paper, or go with tone on tone. Then match your ribbon to your wrapping paper color. Check out our affiliate links to products below. CLICK HERE for kraft paper. CLICK HERE for bakers' twine. CLICK HERE for plain white wrapping paper CLICK HERE for a elegant two color paper series. CLICK HERE for kraft paper with white accents. CLICK HERE for sealing wax and stamp CLICK HERE for alphabet stamps CLICK HERE for Romantic Homes magazine CLICK HERE for the Duralex glass food containers CLICK HERE for the tutorial on tea stained gift tags. CLICK HERE CATCH AND RELEASE EPISODE Check out the gift items at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Looking for something gorgeous for your home? You can find Anita's Soft Surroundings collection HERE. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Dec 19, 2018
Episode 289: We're Having A Party
43:08
Tis the season for hosting parties, but ours tips apply no matter the time of year. The over arching tip is ~ keep it simple, stay relaxed and enjoy! If you do those 3 things your guests will have a wonderful time no matter what. We have plenty of other specific tips from what to serve, the decor & a fun game. Have a easy to prepare signature cocktail or mocktail on a tray at the door for guest to pick up as they enter. If it is mingling party create a huge WOW centerpiece. Have a look at the January tutorial in Kelly's book for inspiration. She uses chain in a way you probably never thought of... Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2R2bhlS). As we said, hosting is more about attitude than anything else. With the right mind frame you can serve it up on paper plates and believe us no one will blink. Try these paperplates for the holidays HERE (https://amzn.to/2LjZfPC). Not enough champagne flutes on hand, get a set or two of these one piece plastic flutes HERE (https://amzn.to/2QZRS57). Because every party is better with bubbles! Speaking of La Marca is the Bespoke Proseco of choice. See it HERE (http://www.lamarcaprosecco.com/). We hear they even sell it at Costco. Our sheet music pockets are terrific to hold utensils for a buffet style party. Slip in gold plastic fork, knife & spoon. See our Sheet Music Pockets HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/products/sheet-music-pockets-for-utensils-place-cards-gifting) and plastic gold flatware HERE (https://amzn.to/2QVJ0h4). Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Merry Merry xx, Anita & Kelly
Dec 17, 2018
Episode 288: Best Holiday Gifts
41:21
Our best holiday gift ideas are here today! These are affiliate links. The hair dryer/round brush CLICK HERE. Pet portraits for your pets. CLICK HERE. Here is the email address gentlemadness@hotmail.com Yoga pants with the phone pocket CLICK HERE. Le Creuset Stoneware French Press CLICK HERE. French Duralex containers (very practical gift!) CLICK HERE. Honey spoons CLICK HERE. Rescue Me book by Fifi O'Neill CLICK HERE Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories book CLICK HERE. Crossbody purse with a window for your iPhoneCLICK HERE. Reclaimed wood bath trays CLICK HERE. Home Apothecary book by Stephanie Rose CLICK HERE Apple Air pods CLICK HERE. Snow Leopord Throws CLICK HERE. Check out the gift items at our store BESPOKE DECOR STORE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Dec 12, 2018
Episode 287: The Making of a Romantic Home
33:45
In this episode we pull back the lace curtain if you will and reveal what really gives a home a romantic vibe. Hint, it has little to do with pink, cabbage roses & cherubs. Listen in to get our thoughts on how to get romance right in your decor. Touches of Florentine add romance. Learn about Florentine from Kelly HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/florentine-101-accent-pieces-and-furniture/). Tosseled not coiffed - listen to hear what we mean by that... The French do romance really well - but it subtle. Listen to this episode to learn how. Click [HERE]( THANK YOU to our listeners who took the time to solve the metal straw thin-y mystery ! The answer is in today's episode. Did you hear we are offering a Bespoke Christmas Box? Each will be unique, full of vintage Christmas treasures and other holiday delights. We have enough wonderful stuff for Kelly to make 3 more boxes. Get one today! Click [HERE]( Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Dec 10, 2018
Episode 286: How To Create A Stunning Christmas Tree
48:55
Today we are revealing how to create a stunning tree. We've got loads of ideas and tips. First, we want to wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah! If you have a faux tree, and your tree is old, you might want to consider buying a new tree. These show notes contain affiliate links. The new prelit hinged trees are super easy to set up. CLICK HERE to see a hinged tree. We love to use a base of silver ornaments on our tree. The silver goes with almost any color. Use silver ornaments on your tree, and then you can add different colors each year if you like. Most colors will work well with the silver ornaments. Kelly follows Dreamy Whites. Check out the tree by Dreamy Whites CLICK HERE. Check out the clip on candle lights CLICK HERE. Red berry Christmas picks CLICK HERE. Gold leaf Christmas picks CLICK HERE. More gold Christmas picks CLICK HERE. Pearl Christmas tree garland CLICK HERE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Dec 05, 2018
Episode 285: Hot Mantle Ideas
38:03
Today we are heating it up with hot mantle decorating ideas. Lots of ideas and inspiration on how you can create tasteful, beautiful mantle decor all year long without much effort at all. A listener question you'll all love and more. We cover: ~ the rule of threes ~ layering ~ Breathing room at a critical spot ~ one glorious thing ~careful editing ~ overall composition You can see Kelly's mantle in this video tour. Click HERE (https://youtu.be/D0hZg5QDMjY). See how Anita deals with a tv over her mantle. Click HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/city-house-tour/) Kelly decorates her mantle for Christmas HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/christmas-mantel-decorations/). Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xo, Anita & Kelly
Dec 03, 2018
Episode 284: Color Trends 2019
42:40
Want to know what colors are hot for 2019? We're talking about them today. Benjamin Moore has announced their color of the year, but not only the color for the year, but an entire palette of colors. CLICK HERE. Their Color of the year is Metropolitan, which is a nice putty gray. Check out the other colors in the link above. Want to know how to mix in other colors? Check out the color rules by listening to our episode on how to use the color rules. CLICK HERE Want to see Anita's red plates, CLICK HERE. Check out all of the fabulous products we have at BESPOKEDECOR.STORE. Use code BESPOKEDECOR15 for a 15% discount as a thank you from us to you. AFFILIATE LINKS Get acid free tape HERE and archival gloves HERE. We mentioned Art to Frames, CLICK HERE. Use the code DECORATING Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Nov 28, 2018
Episode 283: Alternative Christmas Colors
40:32
Today we explore all the possibilities for your Christmas/holiday color palette. Anita also shares the history behind red & green. Very interesting... Whether you are a traditionalist or pushing the envelope of your holiday decor, you'll get some new ideas & a fresh take on the classics. We also answer one of your questions. It is good one, that many people struggle with in their decorating. Drop the garland and listen in or better yet, keep decorating & listen! Try some plaid ribbon this year. Plaid is hot this year and a classic ~ win win! Check out some options HERE (https://amzn.to/2TL41t7). Use the code THANKS15 for 15% off your order at Bespoke Decor. Click HERE (https://bespokedecor.store) to shop and save. The plug mold. A little known wonder for hiding wires. When installed correctly of course! Listen in for a little story on that... See a plug mold HERE (https://amzn.to/2FPIVqW). Once you hear our ideas for alternative Christmas colors email us with your ideas! Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xo, Anita & Kelly We participate in the Amazon Associate program, which means if you click thru here and make an Amazon purchase we may receive a small fee from Amazon. This in no way effects the price you pay for the item(s).
Nov 26, 2018
Episode 282: Holiday Lite, Do Less - Enjoy More
30:31
Are you feeling stressed about the holidays? We're talking today about how to do a 'light' version of Christmas decorating and entertaining. Let's talk about ways to do less and enjoy the holidays more. We're not worrying about what other people think. We're doing what we want and skipping the rest. Talk to your family about your plans and put some thought into your 'must haves' for the season. There might be some things you've always done that nobody actually enjoys. Don't feel pressure from Instagram and Pinterest to over-decorate. Check out the vintage items in our shop, CLICK HERE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Nov 21, 2018
Episode 281: How To Use The Color Rule
29:31
Often we say "Rule - Schmule" ~ well, something like that. We generally like to pave our own decorating road and encourage you to do the same. That being said, there are some tried & true rules which when followed make decorating easier and the look better. Today we go over one of these rules, so you know it, understand how to apply it and you know when to hold 'em & when to fold 'em with respect to it. Listen in for the rule, a terrific listener question and a coming together to help request. The rule is the 60 - 30 - 10 rule. Do you know of it? Do you follow it? We dive into the reason for the rule, what it does for your decorating, how you can use it to your advantge and a few ways to tweak it make it your own. Our listener question today is from Patricia and it involves hanging a chandy... Question for you ~ are you a 'swagger'? Let us know & listen in to hear what we think of Patricia being a 'swagger'. Thanks for your question Patricia! Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 280: Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage
37:21
What is the difference between collectibles, vintage and antiques? Today we're talking about what constitutes an antique or a vintage item, and how you can learn about how old the item is and if it is priced too high or too low. We love enjoying vintage and antique things in our homes, and we enjoy keeping these things in good condition so they are safe for the next generation. These items are a piece of the past and the workmanship is often unparalleled. Check out the vintage items in our shop, CLICK HERE. Have you heard that Anita has a collection at Soft Surroundings? CLICK HERE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Nov 14, 2018
Episode 279: How The French Live Without Decorating
32:21
Oh the French ~ they make it all look so divinely effortless. But seemingly effortless style & decor is not only in the realm of the French. Anyone can achieve this look ~ it is more of an approach than a style. But that approach packs a lot of style. Listen in ... The French apprpoach to decor: ~ embraces imperfection ~ shuns the matchy matchy ~ seeks items with character ~ prizes functionality ~ let's life happen Listen in to hear how all that comes together in the nonchalant, yet oh so fabulous way we admire. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xx, Anita & Kelly
Nov 12, 2018
Episode 278: House Rental, Is it For You?
35:21
Have you thought of renting out your home for a vacation rental? Let's chat about why you might want to, and some things to consider. There are several things things you'll need to do to get your home ready for rental. CLICK HERE to see Anita's vacation rental home. CLICK HERE  and HERE to see some tips for prepping your home as a vacation rental. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Have you heard that Anita has a collection at Soft Surroundings? CLICK HERE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita & Kelly
Nov 07, 2018
Episode 277: Brown Furniture, Bummed or Blessed?
31:21
You've got some. We know you do. The question is how do you feel about it ? Today we dive deep into a discussion of "brown furniture". Prompted by a request this episode is sure to shed some light on how brown furniture is view today and what to do with yours. Listen in ~ Brown Furniture Bummed or Blessed! So Kelly was asked to ring in on this topic. That request prompted lots of thought. Not soul searching exactly, more like stain searching ... Listen in to see how we feel about our brown furniture and how we think you should view/treat yours. Here are links to things we mentioned today: Restor-a-finish - click HERE (https://amzn.to/2JC3mFP) Touch of Orange - click HERE (https://amzn.to/2OnLXBv) YouTube Tour of Kelly's house with Mary Beth Evans ( of Days of Our Lives Fame ). Click HERE (https://youtu.be/sBvvpbcK38k). Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Have you heard that Anita has a collection at Soft Surroundings? CLICK HERE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we may earn a small commission, but the in no way impacts your purchase price. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xo, Anita & Kelly
Nov 05, 2018
Episode 276: Transitioning Fall To Thanksgiving
29:36
If you've decorated for fall, it's time to start thinking about how you'll transition your fall décor into Thanksgiving décor. No cross-holidation for us! See how Yvonne does the transition HERE. Designthusiasm can be found HERE. Speaking of transitions, today is a day of transitions for us. We're so sad that today is Yvonne's last day to host Decorating Tips and Tricks. But we completely understand that she needs to spend more time with her young grandchildren. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Have you heard that Anita has a collection at Soft Surroundings? CLICK HERE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Nov 02, 2018
Episode 275: Coziest Recipes For Fall
32:23
Fall is a great time for cozy recipes. We love to cook and bakes, especially in the fall. Today we'ere sharing our very favorite fall recipes. So get ready for some mouth-watering recipes. This is the recipe Anita uses for pumpkin pancakes, CLICK HERE. Yvonne's baked oatmeal is HERE. Anita loves making the Lancaster Hotel's red pepper bisque, CLICK HERE. Kelly's pumpkin seed recipe is HERE. Kelly love Ina Garten's Spicy turkey meatballs and spaghetti recipe, CLICK HERE. Yvonne's raw apple cake is HERE. Anita's herb cheese    1 clove garlic 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon pepper Process in food processor or use your immersion blender. Anita's WASSAIL    2 quarts apple juice 2 cups orange juice 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 (3-inch) stick cinnamon 1 teaspoon whole cloves 1 teaspoon whole allspice Combine all ingredients in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Simmer for at least an hour. Serve hot. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Have you heard that Anita has a collection at Soft Surroundings? CLICK HERE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Oct 31, 2018
Episode 274: Accesories That Will Make Your Room Amazing
34:53
Accessories make a room. They are what give your spaces personality. Accessories can tell a story an evoke a vibe. You want yours to be telling the right tale. So listen in for ideas & inspiration on the real fun part of decorating ~ accessories! Accessories can be VERY budget friendly! Plants & flowers add an engery to a room that no decor items can ~ add some! Texture IS an accessory! Check out the Styled & Set tour Kelly mentioned HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/styled-set-grey-and-copper/). Stack 3 books on your coffee table. Let their titles tell a bit of your story. Shiny, metallic accessories add pizazz to any style. Art is necessary in every home. Make yours unique like you! Add a touch of black to every room. Use this color in accessories for an easy punch. We are so proud of Anita! The Cedar Hill Farmhouse Collection is live on Soft Surroundings!! Be sure to check it out ~ click HERE (https://www.softsurroundings.com/lookbook/cedarhill/?aid=cedarhill). Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. xox, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Oct 29, 2018
Episode 273: Do This Now For The Holidays
36:02
The Holiday's will be here before you know it! Are you thinking about them yet? If you start to get organized NOW you will have a more merry and less harried Holiday! So let's start making a list and check them twice! Whether you do a little decorating or a lot you should enjoy it! Our best advice is... If decorating and planning and shopping and baking get too much and not fun... just STOP! Pare back and enjoy! See Yvonne's GIFT WRAP STATION HERE. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We take part in the Amazon affiliate program. xoxox, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Oct 26, 2018
Episode 272: Not Just Passing Thru - Hallway Decor Tips
30:14
We love to decorate the entire house, so we don't want you to leave out your hallway. It should look just as amazing as the rest of your home! Today we're sharing some of our favorite ideas for upping your hallway game. Try using a rug to add some textiles and texture to the hallway. Look for some great molding too. Be sure artwork is sized properly for your hallway. You can visit our friend Rachel at the Frugal Farmhouse, CLICK HERE, and on IG HERE. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Have you heard that Anita has a collection at Soft Surroundings? CLICK HERE. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Oct 24, 2018
Episode 271: Liven it Up - Living Room Decor Tips
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Living large in the living room ! This has nothing to do with size, but how you outfit this room for function, comfort & style. See yours with new eyes today. That new perspective, coupled with our help may just make this your favorite room in your house. This is the perfect time of the year to re-examine, re-think and maybe even re-arrange your living room. After all many people only enter the living room for holidays & with company. ( funny that it is called the living room - maybe more the ocassional room for some! ) . So with the holidays heading our way soon let's get living large in the living room. Head on into yours with a fresh set of eyes. Remove what doesn't move you. Like Kelly says, "if it doesn't move you - move it". Someplace else or out for donation, consignment or gifting. With the unloved out of the way think about the funcationalty of the room. Are there clear paths of traffic? Are there spots where conversation can be comfortably had? If not, make changes in the positioning of the furniture. If you don't, but want to use your living room more, think of ways to make it a multi-tasking room. A game table or reading nook are lovely ideas. A pool table, not so much ;) Break up matching furniture sets and / or too much of the same patterned fabrics. Add something round. Round is a wonderful shape to add to a room that traditionally has a lot of rectangles and squares. It is an organic, calming shape that might just be the thing to take your living room to the next level of lovely! Here are some fabulous round living room additions you may want to consider: Mirror HERE (https://amzn.to/2q3Ee1L) Coffee table HERE (https://amzn.to/2R66Cf1) So inexpensive too! Ottoman HERE (https://amzn.to/2S7F4ar) Could be a coffee table too! Pouf HERE (https://amzn.to/2q2Epu7) and it says Paris! Watch a video tiour of Kelly's living room HERE (https://youtu.be/D0hZg5QDMjY). Visit Anita's living room HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/city-house-tour/). See Yvonne's living room HERE (https://www.stonegableblog.com/5-ways-to-use-your-formal-living-room/). We are so proud of Anita! The Cedar Hill Farmhouse Collection is live on Soft Surroundings!! Be sure to check it out ~ click HERE (https://www.softsurroundings.com/lookbook/cedarhill/?aid=cedarhill). Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We take part in the Amazon affiliate program. xoxox, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Oct 22, 2018
Episode 270: Secrets To An Organized Master Bedroom Closet
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Organized closet - organized LIFE ! Most often you'll start your day there, so start it right. Today we have secrets & tips to help you get it together in your closet. Listen in and then head to your closet ! Learn about "DISCARDIA" and how to celebrate it with us!! Get those fuzzy velvety hangers so your stuff doesn't slide off. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2S2yhyK). How about a limited # of slots for shoes. See a nice rack HERE (https://amzn.to/2CrGAim). Step stool to reach the upper shelves you should have or add HERE (https://amzn.to/2pYYTnN). Shelf dividers are great! Get some HERE (https://amzn.to/2NMYbmY). Boot stuffers help organize your footwear. These are darling - HERE (https://amzn.to/2CS0d4g). Matching boxes for closet storage HERE (https://amzn.to/2CsMMGL). More bags for your handbags protect your lovely bags. Pick up a set HERE (https://amzn.to/2RZsHgL). Try Kelly's idea for storing your costume jewlery on a re-purposed thread hanger. Get a hanger HERE (https://amzn.to/2NRg0Bg). Closet safe might be a good idea. Get one HERE (https://amzn.to/2CoNHbg). Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xox, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Oct 19, 2018
Episode 269: Tips, Fast and Furious
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We're the tip girls and today we're offering tips, tips, tips fast and furiously! We've got ideas from for your entire house and even your front porch. Check them out. One of our first tips is to add something off-beat to every room. This gives your room personality Looking for a terrific source for frugal finds, thrifted treasures and wonderful home tours? Then visit our friend Rachel at the Frugal Farmhouse, CLICK HERE. Subscribe to Rachel's YouTube channel and enjoy weekly videos filled with farmhouse finds! Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Oct 17, 2018
Episode 268: Elevate Your Happiness Every Day
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Today's tips are all about slipping beautiful, things, moments & opportunities in your everyday. If you do you will most definitely elevate your everyday and end up feeling happier. We go through your day from morning to night and every moment in between with ideas ... and yes, lots of laughs! Laughing along with us most definitely will make you & us happier! The bottom line is that it is your mind set... so open your minds to elevating your everyday. Let's dive in... Anita has wonderful simple ideas on elevating your morning. Yvonne has so many ideas including a book she read that touches on today's topic. See the book HERE (https://amzn.to/2CcDij3). Kelly wants us all to take a few steps outside each morning. No plastic food containers. Try these HERE (https://amzn.to/2ChDfCF). The best floral shears for cutting flowers & greens to fill all those bud vases! See them HERE (https://amzn.to/2PAgRYH). Try lavender linen spray on your sheets HERE (https://amzn.to/2RQ3Hso). Light a candle at dinner every night ! We are so proud of Anita! The Cedar Hill Farmhouse Collection is live on Soft Surroundings!! Be sure to check it out ~ click HERE (https://www.softsurroundings.com/lookbook/cedarhill/?aid=cedarhill). Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We take part in the Amazon affiliate program. xoxox, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Oct 15, 2018
Episode 267: Creating Autumn's Glow
33:06
One of our favorite things about Fall is being able to put on some candlelight or other soft lighting when the evenings get shorter. You would be surprised by how many ways we can light up Autumn's nights! See Yvonne's favorite battery operated candles with remote HERE. They are on sale now! We also love fairy lights! You can see them HERE. Log slices are great to put candles on. You can see one HERE One of the most asked about accessories in Yvonne's home are the white punched ceramic lanterns. They are back in stock HERE. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xxx, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Oct 12, 2018
Episode 266: Decorating Blunders - How to Fix Them
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We have all made decorating blunders; some of us have made a lot of them. Because The three of us have made so many blunders, we're well versed in how to fix them. The great news is that most of them can be fixed. First, be sure you know your decorating style. If you don't, then you are probably going to buy things that don't work with your style. It may not have a cohesive look. Check out our tIps for figuring out what you decorating style is, CLICK HERE. Some of the most common blunders are hanging artwork too high, choosing a rug that is too small and buying curtains that are not full enough. Often people buy artwork not because it speaks to them, but because it is the right size and color. Avoid a lot of the mass-produced art, and go with art created by an artist you love. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Oct 10, 2018
Episode 265: Decorating With No Entry
29:31
Welcome ~ Come RIGHT in! And we mean "right in", as in there is no entry space. No entry - No problem! Listen in to our tips & how to create the feel of an entry where there is seemingly no square footage for one. We also talk all about what you can furnish your non-entry entry with to make it not only feel like an entry, but function as one. Take a video tour of Kelly's entry and get some great visuals on creating the perfect entry. Click HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ff6_buM8W8&t) See Anita'shouse in the Heights - not bad for no entry ;) Click HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/city-house-tour/). Yvonne has a wonderful entry space. See it HERE (https://www.stonegableblog.com/how-to-keep-a-company-ready-foyer/). Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xxx, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Oct 08, 2018
Episode 264: Easy Fall Centerpiece Ideas
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A big festive fall centerpiece will add a huge punch of the season to your dining or breakfast room. Think bigger is better and less is more. We have lots of pretty fall idea for you today! See Kelly's beautiful book My Soulful Home A Year In Flowers HERE. Find pinecones HERE. See great tips for caring for mums indoors HERE. See preserved moss HERE. See Spanish moss HERE. See Battery Operated Candles HERE See Wheat Sheaves HERE See is Yvonne's post on How To Keep Pumpkins Fresh  Longer HERE I use this paint to paint my pumpkins white... go HERE and check out with #813524 See our favorite Ancient Buchanan Wool throw HERE. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xxx, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly This post contains affiliate links.
Oct 05, 2018
Episode 263: Decorating For Wellness
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We think it's so important to have a home that nurtures you. Decorating for wellness is so important because it is where you live, where you relax, and where you spend time with your family. It should support your health that be a detriment to it. Here are some ways to make it a healthy place for your family. Get rid of clutter "memory" clutter and "hopes for the future" clutter Get rid of temporary furniture Get rid of fluorescent bulbs Get rid of things you don't use Use a water filter Don't use chemical scents in your home Don't use harsh chemical cleaners Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Oct 03, 2018
Episode 262: Get Out of Your Decorating Rut
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It happens to all of us at one point or another ~ the same old same old. We are stuck in a decorating rut. Wanting a new fresh look, but not knowing exactly how to change things up for the better. As always, we have practical actionable advice for you so by this afternoon you will have climbed right out of that decorating rut. Let's get climbing... Listen in for our sources for decorating inspiration. They are many & varied. Bottom line, as with all of life, mind & eyes wide open gets the best results! Tip - don't shop for decor until you are fully clear of the rut. Shopping won't help you get out of it, only pile more on so you can't see the way. Go for it - be bold! Take a chance on what you love whether it be a style, piece of furniture or a color. Life is short, surround yourself with what makes YOUR heart sing. For those who are wondering, Round Top was fantastic! Thank you to the many podcast listners who took the time to visit us in the booth!! xx . Listen in for the full round up on Round Top! Kelly is back home, but Anita, since that is her home, is still there. We will be hosting two blogger friends at our booth on Tuesday 10/2 for a book signing. They each have written fantastic books we know you will love. If you can't get to the signing you can check out their books HERE (https://amzn.to/2QjH7Xj) and HERE (https://amzn.to/2NS1kab). Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xxx, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Oct 01, 2018
Episode 261: Budget Decor With Style
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Style is NOT dependent on a big budget. We have wonderful ideas, inspiration and tips for decorating without spending lots of money. This is wonderful time in history to decorate without spending much. Listen in to save & have wonderful style! Anita loves to shop at auctions for wow pieces at reasonable prices. Read HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/10-tips-for-auction-newbies/) . for tips on shopping at an auction. Kelly's accent chair is fabulous & just about $300. See a similar chair HERE (https://amzn.to/2Qeg0Ni) Look to paint for loads of style for under $50. Subscribe to Kelly's You Tube Channel HERE (https://www.youtube.com/mysoulfulhome) New countertops on the cheap see HERE (https://myweeabode.com/diy-cheap-countertops-contact-paper/). Try Craig's list and save your searches to get alerts on what you are looking for - try it! Add fairy lights HERE (https://amzn.to/2IlR1F3). Get the Bespoke Cross Body Bag that Yvonne loves HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/serene-blues/products/bespoke-cross-body-bag). Did you know Anita and Kelly offer virtual design consults through the shop Bespoke Decor. See HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/frontpage/products/design-consult-with-anita-kelly-45-minutes-topic-of-your-choice). Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xoxoxo, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Sep 28, 2018
Episode 260: Listener Questions Answered
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We LOVE answering your design questions and sharing your tips! Today we cover a whole bunch of questions and share a terrific upcycle that everyone can try. Listen in to see if your question is answered today. If you have a burning design question or dilemma send us an email and we'll get to it on an upcoming episode. If your design issues go deeper than an on air question you'll want to sign up for a phone consult. Do just that right HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/frontpage/products/design-consult-with-anita-kelly-45-minutes-topic-of-your-choice). Anita and I am just back from the first weekend of the Round Top Antique Show. In fact, I am typing these notes as I wait for my plane home. What a wonderful whirlwind it was!! The best part of our time at Round Top was meeting so many of you when you came to visit us in the Bespoke Decor booth. Jackie, Fran, Sharon and all the rest of our friends, thank you for taking the time to visit with us! We were beyond touched! xx Today at Bespoke we are giving a token of thanks in the form of a discount. Get 15% off your whole order by using the code ROUNDTOP15 at checkout. Head HERE (https://bespokedecor.store) to enjoy the discount! People have been asking what was the best seller at the show so far...it was our new cross body bags by a nose. I wore mine all 4 days. It holds loads of stuff and allowed me to be hands free as I was hunting for treasures for the Round Top Boxes so many of you have ordered. See our Bespoke Cross Body Bags HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/serene-blues/products/bespoke-cross-body-bag). I have the bee design ! Enjoy today's episode and if you do make sure to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode! xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Sep 26, 2018
Episode 259: Easy Ways to Freshen Decor
32:39
Let's talk about some easy ways to freshen your decor.   Everyone loves to have a few tricks up their sleeve, and we have a lot. Here are a few of our ideas. Add some branches from your yard to a vase in your home Take drapes down if they look tired or need cleaning Clean your windows Paint interior doors Change out your pillows and throws Move things from one room to another Paint something Add texture Add a runner to your table Kelly and Anita are Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, beginning Sept 22. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 258: Thrifting - What to Look For and Avoid
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We love to go thrifting! It's the thrill of the hunt and promise of maybe finding a diamond in the rough and a fun time to get out and flex our decor muscles. Today we are discussing what to look for and avoid when it comes to thrifting! And we have a lot to say! Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, beginning Sept 22. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. xoxox, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Sep 21, 2018
Episode 257: Stuff to Get Rid of Now: Debated
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To keep or not to keep ... that is the question! There is a price to pay for sentimentality, but what if all your stuff is really worth something one day? Today we debate the "keepers" - and what can/should be given away. Bottom line ~ it is a subjective issue. We give you our views and want to hear yours. Send an email with your thoughts! One thing we can probably all agree on is that we ALL have too much stuff. Where does the stuff you have rank in importance on the sentimentality scale and/or objective value scale? We weigh in on all of it, from china to toys ~ with lots of laughs in the mix. Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, beginning Sept 22. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. xoxox, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Sep 19, 2018
Episode 256: Decorating With Vaulted Ceilings
28:40
Summer, a listener in Oregon, asked us to cover how to deal with vaulted ceilings in her home. If you have an open concept room with a vaulted ceiling, then this episode is for you. Let's talk about what you can do with the ceiling and with the walls. Anita's mountain house has a vaulted ceiling, so she's been working on plans for her home for awhile. Check out all of the ideas on Pinterest for a vaulted ceiling HERE. We suggest fewer pieces of art and that you use large scale art for rooms with cathedral ceilings. Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, beginning Sept 22. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Sep 17, 2018
Episode 255: Fall Mantle Ideas
33:10
One of the best things you can do to bring fall into your home decor is to decorate your mantel or horizontal surfaces in your home. We have lots of creative ideas for you today! See Kelly's YouTube channel and fall living room HERE. Get little faux white pumpkins with very realistic stems HERE You can find pheasant feathers HERE and HERE. See Yvonne's favorite fall tartan HERE. Find our Bespoke tableTop collections HERE. (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/all?constraint=table-top)
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, beginning Sept 22. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales.
Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up.
xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Sep 14, 2018
Episode 254: Why and How to Hire A Designer
36:46
If you listen to Decorating Tips & Tricks YOU ARE A DESIGNER! Even great designers need some extra help sometimes. If you find yourself in need of some help with your overall project, specific advice on decorating choices or simply another opinion on your space, you may decide to hire a decorator. Listen in for all our thoughts on this topic. Here are 7 questions we think you should ask anyone you are considering hiring for the all important job of your designer. How do you decide what projects are a good fit for you? Do you welcome client involvement, or do you prefer clients to be hands off? What elements define your own style and where do you find inspiration? What do you find most challenging about designing a home? What is your project management style? Give an example of a design mistake you made & how you handled it? How do you prioritize a design project? These are fair questions to ask a potential design hire. If answered honestly these questions will give you real insight into the person's style and how they handle a project. With that knowledge you can decide if you want to work with them on what is a very personal project ~ your home. Thinking of being your own general contractor and/or designer? If so this is a good read for you. Click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/be-your-own-general-contractor/) Did you know Anita and Kelly offer virtual design consults through the shop Bespoke Decor. See HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/frontpage/products/design-consult-with-anita-kelly-45-minutes-topic-of-your-choice). Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xoxoxo, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Sep 12, 2018
Episode 253: Eco Friendly Design and Decor
29:06
Today's episode is all about making your home eco-friendly. It's all about being friendly to the environment and to yourself. Use products that are energy efficient and also consider minimizing toxins in your home. It's all good. We had some technical difficulties with this episode, so we apologize for the poor quality. When buying furniture, think about buying products that are made from sustainable wood. Avoid carpet that off-gases for a long time. We also suggest using natural fibers in your home and avoiding plastics and synthetics. Think about the cleaning products you use and candles. Are they releasing toxins in the air you breathe? You can see Anita's bedspread she made HERE.
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, beginning Sept 22. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE. Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up. We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Sep 10, 2018
Episode 252: Ideas For A Memorable Tablescape
32:58
We are tending toward tablescape time...the winter months and holiday time are the perfect time to make your table shine! We have so many ideas for you to use in your home for the fall, winter holidays and any all year long. Kelly loves individual tiny small floral arrangements and individual salt & pepper shakers at each person's place. You can find the salt & pepper HERE (https://amzn.to/2M847pV). For real glow cluster taper candles together at different heights. Anita loves the idea of having runners cross way on your table for an updated look. Find our Bespoke tableTop collections HERE. (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/all?constraint=table-top)
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, beginning Sept 22. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales.
Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up.
xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites.
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Sep 07, 2018
Episode 251: Worst Decor Trends Debated
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When we came upon a list of "The 25 Worst Decorating Trends in the last 50 Years". We thought it would be fun to go through the list with you! We debate some of the list, whole heartedly agree on most and LOL on some! (Some Kelly never saw the first time around, but you know she still has thoughts! ;) ) Speaking of thoughts, we'd love to hear your opinion on what are some of the worst decor trends in the last 50, 25, 10 or even just 5 years. Send us an email @ decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Oh and if you want to see it ~ here is the whole list: Toilet rugs/furry toilet seat covers Taxidermy Avocado bathrooms Floral ‘chintz’ furniture Waterbeds Artex walls and ceilings Carpeted bathrooms Rag rolled walls Tribal carvings, masks and wall hangings Stone cladding Animal print anything Inspirational quote art stenciled on the walls Carpeted or textured walls Beaded curtains Living room bars Bidets Round beds Professional family portraits Shabby chic anything Shag pile carpets Wicker furniture indoors Wallpaper borders Curtain pelmets TV cupboards Stenciled walls or decals So what do you think...? Rest assured our shop, Bespoke Decor (https://bespokedecor.store) has home decor that will never go out of style! Stop by and see what we have in store ( literally ) for you! While you are there, sign up for our emails so you don't miss out on any of the sales AND so you get our FREE 11 page booklet containing our BEST 101 DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS along with stunning photos. All in an easy to read format. Click HERE (https://decoratingtipsandtricks.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=5551a35b66e0b95466faaac99&id=a953cf1710) to claim your FREE booklet. Thank you for listening and helping to make Decorating Tips & Tricks one of the top ten podcasts on itunes! Yippee!! If you are new to our fantastic community subscribe to the podcast, so you never miss an episode. xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Sep 05, 2018
Episode 250: Design Decisions That Help Sell A Home
29:06
Will your updates help you sell your home or hinder the sale? Let's talk about the updates that will help you sell your home faster! One of the best investments is stainless steel appliances for your kitchen. Another great upgrade that will help you sell your home is adding hardwood floors. Marble and quartz counter-tops will also help. Adding a free-standing tub is also a great idea. Making your home a 'smart home' will also help. To find our preferred video doorbell use our affiliate link CLICK HERE. To find the nest thermostat, use our affiliate link CLICK HERE.
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, beginning Sept 22. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales.
Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up.
Get a whole year of American Farmhouse Style Magazine for less than $16. DTT listener exclusive click HERE (https://www.engagedlifestyle.com/tipsandtricks). Subscribe to DTT so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOX, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Sep 03, 2018
Episode 249: Adding Surprise Elements to Your Home
33:45
A little bit of surprise can add a whole new and fresh look to your decor. Think of it as putting your own personal stamp on every room in your home!  Don't be afraid to add something that adds a little tension to your room.  Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast or with any questions. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Have a wonderful day!! xox, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Aug 31, 2018
Episode 248: What You Need In Your Decor Arsenal
34:53
Decorating beautifully is a lot easier if you have a few essentials on hand. This way you can whip up a vignette in a few minutes, transform a room with pops of color & texture or add seasonal touches without it taking hours & involving lugging bins. Listen in to get our thoughts on creating your own decor arsenal. Here is a list of items we think you should have on hand to make your home a place of beauty without much effort. You do not need closets or bins full of decorative items. Just a few wisely chosen versatile decor pieces will do the trick. Throws add texture & color for not too much of an investment. Use different weight for the various seasons. Think how vibrant plaid throw would change a room for the holidays or a neutral linen throw for hot summer days. Have two or three throws in your closet and change them up. Pillow covers and quality inserts to last years & years. Simply slip off the covers and transformn your look in 10 minutes. Get fabulous pillow covers at Bespoke Decor (https://bespokedecor.store) Candles - Kelly's mom swears by these & so does Yvonne Luminara Flameless Candles (https://amzn.to/2MXTqKN). Plate hangers - have them on hand for when the mood strikes you! Adhesive Plate Hangers (https://amzn.to/2BVMdXB). Runners not table cloths for added texture and to ground your table decor. Vases of different sizes & heights. White pitchers - they go it solo and are perfect to hold kitchen essentials and of course, flowers. Depending on the design they go with every look from country to urban chic. White Pitcher (https://amzn.to/2BWdCIL). Decorative balls - willow, moss, burlap, boxwood. Get a set of 3 at the minimum. Willow Balls (https://amzn.to/2BRJHl7). Trays - silver, wood, wicker, lucite, any material will do. Use as the foundation of your vignettes. Inexpensive Silver Tray (https://amzn.to/2BWdPM3). Baskets - all types, especially a trio of lidded sequentially sized baskets. Great to add height, stack on the floor and for secret storage. Books - decor books or vintage books. Stack, use as risers or more conventional vertical on a shelf. Yvonne likes to cover her book in Burlap. Learn how HERE (http://www.stonegableblog.com/how-to-cover-a-book-with-burlap/). With these items on hand you can make some decorating magic! Visit our shop Bespoke Decor (https://bespokedecor.store). We have sales all week and are always adding beautifully made items to enhance your home. While you are there sign up for our emails so you don't miss out on any of the sales and so you get our FREE 11 page booklet containing our BEST 101 DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS along with stunning photos. All in an easy to read format. Click HERE (https://decoratingtipsandtricks.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=5551a35b66e0b95466faaac99&id=a953cf1710) to claim your FREE booklet. xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Aug 29, 2018
Episode 247: Plan Your Fall Decor
37:39
It may not be fall just yet, but it's time to start planning your fall decor. We've got so many good ideas for your home, and links to our favorite fall decorating things. Here's a List of some of our favorite 'go to' fall decorating items. We've included our affiliate links for these products. fairy lights CLICK HERE. fake pumpkins CLICK HERE. Grow your own like Kelly. Try her favorite Musquee' de Provence. It is a Cinderella pumpkin you can easily grow from seed. Get a packet of similar seeds HERE (https://amzn.to/2occbfB). Amy Howard paint (if you want to paint your pumpkins)  CLICK HERE. Want to decorate with tartans? Find your tartan CLICK HERE. dried wheat bundles CLICK HERE. faux bittersweet CLICK HERE velvet pumpkins CLICK HERE. willow ball CLICK HERE.
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, beginning Sept 22. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales.
Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
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Aug 27, 2018
Episode 246: Best of: Lets Talk Rugs
36:06
See rug show notes HERE.
Aug 24, 2018
Episode 245: Best of: Ways to Fake High End Decor
31:55

Some people fake it till they make it, but why not keep faking it here and there when it comes to decor? Everyone doesn’t need to know how you did things on the cheap. We’re revealing how we fake it today.

Paint something resin to make it look like wood. CLICK HERE for Anita’s step by step instructions.

Yvonne made orbs out of embroidery hoops CLICK HERE for details.

Webbing wine bags with Kelly HERE.

Add gold leaf, for instructions, CLICK HERE.

Add a showstopper and mix with lower-end things, CLICK HERE to see how Anita does this.

Use simple patterns CLICK HERE for more.

Listen for all our other ideas... High end decor at incredible prices can be found at our shop Bespoke Decor (https://bespokedecor.store). Come on over for a look. We sales 6 times a week and are always adding beautifully made items to enhance your home. While you are there sign up for our emails so you don't miss out on any of the sales and so you get our FREE 11 page booklet containing our BEST 101 DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS along with stunning photos. All in an easy to read format. Click HERE (https://decoratingtipsandtricks.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=5551a35b66e0b95466faaac99&id=a953cf1710) to claim your FREE booklet. xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Aug 22, 2018
Episode 244: Best of: Nine Ways to Freshen Up Your Home
31:18
It is easy and fun to freshen up your house with our 9 tips.  We light it up, force it, put a cover on it…and much more.  Talking all about how to create a more beautiful home on the cheap.  Listen in ~ you are going to love these ideas! Wrap up an inexpensive herb so it looks floral shop fabulous. CLICK HERE Anita has a post on using cloches in decor. ( ie her trick for not killing plants ) CLICK HERE Want to make a cloche? Kelly has a post on how to do just that.  CLICK HERE Force paperwhite bulbs with Anita. CLICK HERE Kelly says change to pink light bulbs and change your world! (affiliate link) Yvonne shares inspiration for using trays. CLICK HERE Spray paint with chalk based paint like Kelly & Anita. (affiliate link) For Anita’s notes on the episode CLICK HERE. The mystery of no sew unraveled by Yvonne.  Read all about how HERE.
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, beginning Sept 22. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales.
Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up.
We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Aug 20, 2018
Episode 243: Best of: Things That Make You Happier in Your Home
38:08
It's your home where you spend a lot of time every week, so why not add elements that will make you happier? We're all about creating an environment that you can enjoy so much that you don't need a vacation from your everyday life. Listen to the episode to get all of our tips. Here are few links to products mentioned. affiliate links Get yourself a sumptuous hotel robe like this Turkish cotton one, CLICK HERE. Try pink light bulbs in your home, CLICK HERE. My window treatments from Smith and Noble make me happier in my home for sure. Adding new custom window treatments (http://www.smithandnoble.com/DTT) will dramatically improve the look of your home for the holidays and years to come. Read on for the special promotion from our sponsor Smith and Noble. Affiliate links We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Be sure to check out Anita's favorite things from Amazon CLICK HERE You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Aug 17, 2018
Episode 242: How to Tackle a Room Renovation
31:14
If you are getting ready to tackle a room renovation, then sit down. We have some things we need to tell you. Firstly make sure your spouse is on board with any project. You want things to go smoothly not only for the project, but also for your relationship. Be sure everyone is on the same page as far as everyone's role in the project, but also the budget and scope of the work.
Being organized is critical. We recommend having a binder for each project, full of photos, and maybe tile or wallpaper samples. Think about how you will communicate the details of the project. Can things be misinterpreted? Think about how you can mistake proof the project. What could go wrong? Think through possible communication errors so you can increase the chances of success for the project.
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, beginning Sept 22. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales.
Get our best 101 decorating tips PDF for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up.
We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Aug 15, 2018
Episode 241: Washing and Caring for Linen
31:45
One of our favorite fabrics, linen. Linen is beautiful, but not just beautiful ... durable, eco-friendly and easy to care for as well. Listen to this episode to learn about the types of linens, weights and ways to care for this wonderful fabric. To learn all about Beligian Linen read Kelly's post HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/belgian-linen-101/) It is really helpful to know about the different weights of linens, especially when buying on line. We talk about the various names/weights given to linen. Anita shares a recipe for getting stains out of linen from a trusted purveyor of antique linens. It is a simple combination of easily accessible ingredients that really does the trick. Thinking of linen sheets, then you should dive into Anita's post all about them HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/all-about-linen-sheets/). If you love vintage linen you'll enjoy & learn something more from this post HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/vintage-bedding-details/). Now that you have the lowdown on linen start living with it if you aren't already. Linen is a fabric with a casual elegance unmatched by any other. To live with it is to love it! Bespoke Decor, our on line shop has lots and lots of linen pillows, runners, napkins and more for your home. Visit Bespoke Decor HERE (https://bespokedecor.store) to have a look. While you are there sign up for our emails so you don't miss out on any of the sales and so you get our FREE 11 page booklet containing our BEST 101 DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS along with stunning photos. All in an easy to read format. Click HERE (https://decoratingtipsandtricks.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=5551a35b66e0b95466faaac99&id=a953cf1710) to claim your FREE booklet. xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Aug 13, 2018
Episode 240: How To Make A Small Room Live Large
33:49
Do you have a small area in your home that is hard to decorate? Don't worry about it... we have lots of great ideas to live large in a small room! We all have spaces in our homes that are smaller and sometimes these are the most challenging to decorate! What room in your house needs to live larger! Here's the first rule of small space decorating... KEEP IT SIMPLE!  Remember to take pictures of your room as you style it. Pictures don't lie! If you have a small bedroom think about installing a Murphy bed. You can have all those extra space to live in and pull down your bed when you go to sleep. Think about keeping your walls light and your color palette light.  Unifying a room with color is a great way to make a space look larger. Infuse lots of texture into a small room when you use a light color palette. Pull the furniture away from the walls. Just a tad. Doing this will give the illusion of space. Let a room breathe! Don't decorate every space!   Be very aware of keeping decor simple. Keep windows very minimally dressed, or even keep window free of fabric. Think about smart storage solutions. In a small room, light becomes important. Pay attention to brightening up your small space with light. Furniture with less visual weight works better in a small area. Keep your furniture leggy! Things that are skirted might look to heavy in a smaller area. Use your closet wisely. How about taking off the door of your closet and make a bookshelf or a desk. Add things like molding, a high shelf or curtains hung high will help the eye move up. Remember our eyes like to look around a room and if we can draw our eyes up to something in a room our mind's perceive this as "larger". Add a mirror to a small room.  Don't add tiny art. Even in a small room, it will get lost. Go bigger. Smaller things may look cluttered. Keep your small space uncluttered! And keep it neat! Think about the "cantaloupe rule" ... don't have anything in your space smaller than a cantaloupe. Pretty good advice! Scale furniture to your room. Larger furniture with less visual weight.  YOU CAN HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SMALL ROOM!   Visit Bespoke Decor and see all the wonderful items we have for your home. New designs several times a week and ideas on how to mix & match all we have in all sorts of way. Pop over HERE (https://bespokedecor.store). Welcome to ALL our new listeners! So glad you have joined us. Many of you must be telling your friends about the podcast, as this party keeps getting bigger! Did you know DTT was #5 design podcasts recently!! We are thrilled and have you all to thank for spreading the word. If you have a friend that you think might enjoy DTT invite them to join us too. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast or with any questions. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Have a wonderful day!! xox, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Aug 10, 2018
Episode 239: Rules For a White Kitchen
32:57
We three have white kitchens. Each one is very different from the other, yet there are certain guiding principles when deigning & decorating a white kitchen that we agree on ~ well, for the most part anyway! Top tip - remember white is white is not white... Not all whites are really WHITE, so not all whites look great together. Chose hard surfaces first, tile, countertops, then choose paint. Much easier to find a paint to go with those other choices than the other way around. Warm up a white kitchen with wood tones. Too much stark white can read sterile in a bad way. Sterile stuff in kicthen is nice, but not sterile in feel. Resist the urge to decorate above the cabinets. If at all possible have cabinets or crown moulding go all the way to the ceiling. Add texture & interest with a planked wall or ceiling like Kelly has done. White is a classic and will always be in style for kitchen design. Have a look at our white kitchens... Take a video tour of Kelly's HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5iPrR0ujTs&t=283s). Visit Yvonne's kitchen HERE (http://www.stonegableblog.com/brighten-kitchen-white/). And Anita's HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/cedar-hill-ranch-kitchen-tour-and/). All white - all different - get ideas from each one for your own. Visit Anita & Kelly at Bespoke Decor and sign up for the Bespoke Insider emails - you'll get a head's up on all the new products, special sales and now...
Get our BEST 101 DECORATING TIPS for free by signing up for the Bespoke insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up.
We put together our BEST TIPS in a beautiful 11 page booklet complete with gorgeous photos fo our homes. We'll send it to you via email right afer you sign up at Bespoke Decor (https://bespokedecor.store) You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Aug 08, 2018
Episode 238: Update Your Home for Under $100
33:57
So often we don't want to spend a lot of money or time, but we want our homes to get a refresh. Today's episode is all about refreshing our homes for less than $100. We've got loads of ideas. Try a new table runner, or try painting a piece of furniture that looks dated. How about getting new towels?
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CLICK HERE to see the faux flowers, dryer balls, Turkish towels and lavender dryer sheets mentioned in the episode.
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, Sept 22 & 23. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our new online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales.
Get our PDF - OUR BEST 101 DECORATING TIPS for free by signing up for our insider emails. CLICK HERE to sign up.
You can always find us here. BespokeDecor.Store
We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 237: Listener Questions Answered
41:08
Today is one of our very favorite topics... listener's questions! We really love hearing from you and helping your solve your decorating issues! Remember to email us with your questions Gail G asked HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE "UGLY" THINGS?
  • we tape cords behind the furniture
  • put cords behind curtains
  • Photoshop them out (if you are a blogger)
  • sticky back velcro Here
  • cord sleave HERE and HERE
  • get a charging station to hide lots of cords HERE
Patricia wants to know HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR DRESSER DRAWER?
  • use dividers
  • roll your clothes
  • undies- fold or roll
  • use Bespoke Decor Sheet Bags see them HERE
  • use pretty sachets in your drawers like the ones at Bespoke HERE
Sarah Campbel wants to know HOW TO HIDE SEAMS IN FORMICA COUNTERTOP?
  • we collectively say- just leave it alone. Once all your decor is in your laundry room they won't be very noticeable.
Jackie W wants to know WHERE WE FIND COLORFUL HANDLE FLATWARE?
  • I find all my silverplate at vintage shops and swap sales
  • see flatware with colorful handles HERE, HERE, HERE
AND SHOULD YOU USE A TABLECLOTH AND PLACEMATS
  • Yvonne says don't make yourself so much work. One or the other. Or a table runner and placemats
  • Anita says why limit yourself. Do what you love
Amy M want to know DO YOU PAINT YOUR WALLS THE SAME COLOR AS YOUR TRIM?
  • Anita says if you love your woodwork and want to call attention to it paint it a slightly different color than the walls
  • Yvonne and Kelly like white walls and white trim. The trim in a gloss or semi gloss.
  • Watch out for using two different shades of white. Sometimes when two whites are paired together one can look dingy.
Connie S has lots of orange-toned wood in her house and WHAT STEPS DO YOU TAKE TO TONE DOWN THE ORANGE?
  • A Maker's Studio Gel Stain. Paint on and brush off and you have a gorgeous new finish! You can see it HERE and see the wood cleaner HERE
  • and see the Rescue and Restore paint HERE.
  • paint your floors white
  • hide the orange toned floors with sisal rugs
Tonya P wants to know HOW TO HANDLE BEDSIDE LIGHTS IN A TODDLE'S BEDROOM WITH BUNKS
  • clip on lamps are the answer see it HERE
  • hang creative lights from the ceiling like these HERE and HERE
  WHAT DO YOU DO WITH MISMATCHED SWITCH PLATES?
  • YES, they all should match
  • YES, plastic is fine
  • paint your switch plates to match your walls
  • you can match metal switch plates
    Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast or with any questions. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Have a wonderful day!! xox, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly This post contains affiliate links
Aug 03, 2018
Episode 236: Staging Your Home for Sale II
30:57
We had sooo much to say in STAGING YOUR HOME FOR SALE #1 we had to do a second episode! There is so much to consider when readying your home for the competitive real estate market. However most of our insightful tips can be used whether you are on the market or not. Listen in! We start outside today with curb appeal tips & head inside with big & small tips and we even head down into the basement. Indeed we cover it all! The over arching tip with staging your home for sale is to remember it is different from decorating for YOU. It is decorating ie staging so other people can imagine themselves living in your house. Really SEE your house through the eyes of a buyer. Our long time listener and professionally trained stager, Pam S. rang in with some awesome tips from the front line of staging. Thx Pam!! Visit Bespoke Decor and see all the wonderful items we have for your home. New designs several times a week and ideas on how to mix & match all we have in all sorts of way. Pop over HERE (https://bespokedecor.store). Subscribe to Kelly's YouTube channel, My Soulful Home (https://www.youtube.com/mysoulfulhome). She is adding videos regularly and already has a fabulous tour of her kitchen HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5iPrR0ujTs&t=1s) .( you can see her outlet free backspalsh & plug mould that many have asked about) Welcome to ALL our new listeners! So glad you have joined us. Many of you must be telling your friends about the podcast, as this party keeps getting bigger! Did you know DTT was #5 design podcasts recently!! We are thrilled and have you all to thank for spreading the word. If you have a friend that you think might enjoy DTT invite them to join us too. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast or with any questions. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Have a wonderful day!! xox, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Aug 01, 2018
Episode 235: Diving In - Sofa Cushions
29:28
Sofa cushions are very important, since most of us use our sofas on a daily basis. It's important that it be comfortable and look great. The comfort is mostly determined by the type of cushions on the sofa. We're talking about the types of cushions and why you need to do your research before buying a new sofa. Check out the online reviews if possible, but more importantly test out the sofa in person if you can, and be sure you know the return policy.
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, Sept 22 & 23. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our new online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Be sure to sign up for our insider emails so you never miss a sale. CLICK HERE to sign up.
You can always find us here. BespokeDecor.Store
We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jul 30, 2018
Episode 234: The Magic of Mirrors in Decor
36:25
Mirror mirror on the wall... well, you know the rest. But what you might not know is that a mirror is a wonderful & essential decor element to have in almost any room. Today we are sharing great tips to help you maximize the mirrors in your home. Mirrors can make a room look bigger, can reflect the beauty of a room and beyond and can add lots of light to a room. The most common room in a house a mirror is hung is in the bathroom, but we think mirrors belong in every room. Hang an empty frame over a large mirror. Pretty effect! The placement of a mirror in a room is very important! To bring light into a room hang a mirror opposite a window. A large mirror becomes a signature piece in a room. Huge mirrors look gorgeous leaning against the wall. Make sure to use something to fasten it to the wall. Such as a french cleat HERE. Anita's favorite mirror styles are Louis Phillipe. You needn't get an original there are many great reproductions! Don't just think rectangle when you think mirrors. There are so many other shapes to choose from. Yvonne likes round mirrors in her house. Don't forget about the frame of a mirror. Choose frames that have gorgeous frames. They become "art" and can have tons of texture! If you find a gorgeous frame restore it and have a glass company put a mirror in. Make it one-of-a-kind. See our favorite 3 Piece Grand Palais Mirror HERE. Mirrors look fabulous at the end of a long hallway or a landing of a stair. Here's a fun idea... add honeycomb shaped mirrored tiles to create a ceiling medallion for a chandelier A grouping of small mirrors together is a great way to fill up a space. A long mirror hung low behind a nightstand is a pretty way to reflect night stand lamp light. Don't pass up mirrored furniture. They look gorgeous in a room that is not too busy.
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, Sept 22 & 23. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our new online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Be sure to sign up for our insider emails so you never miss a sale. CLICK HERE to sign up.
You can always find us here. BespokeDecor.Store
We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites.
Contact Yvonne at stonegable333@gmail.com for info about antiquing mirrors. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast or with any questions. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Have a wonderful day!! xox, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jul 27, 2018
Episode 233: Transitional Vignette Ideas
40:24
Vignettes are spots of beauty you can & should create throughout your home. There is an easy formula for creating vignettes and also for creating them in such a way that they transition from season to season & for the holidays. Listen in to today's episode for these formulas so you can easy, quickly & stylishly accent your home with transitional vignettes. Kelly created a You Tube video showing exactly how to create a versatile transitional vignette. Watch her in action HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSMYcOz8Xpk&t=4s). While you are on You Tube subscribe to Kelly's channel, My Soulful Home (https://www.youtube.com/mysoulfulhome). She is adding videos regularly and already has a fabulous tour of her kitchen HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5iPrR0ujTs&t=1s) .( you can see her outlet free backspalsh & plug mould that many have asked about) Check out a summer to fall vignette HERE (http://www.stonegableblog.com/summer-fall-vignette/). How to create stunning vignette HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/how-to-create-a-stunning-vignette/). Visit Bespoke Decor and see all the wonderful items we have for your home. New designs several times a week and ideas on how to mix & match all we have in all sorts of way. Pop over HERE (https://bespokedecor.store). Welcome to ALL our new listeners! So glad you have joined us. Many of you must be telling your friends about the podcast, as this party keeps getting bigger! Did you know DTT was #5 design podcasts recently!! We are thrilled and have you all to thank for spreading the word. If you have a friend that you think might enjoy DTT invite them to join us too. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast or with any questions. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Have a wonderful day!! xox, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jul 25, 2018
Episode 232: Sneak Peek Trends Fall 2018
30:49
Can you feel the crispness in the air? Okay fall hasn't exactly arrived yet, but it's not too early to get a sneak peek into the fall trends for 2018.
What are we seeing that is hot and what is not? Listen to hear what we're seeing and not seeing.
Tartans will be hot. How can you find your own tartan? Use the tartan finder HERE.
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, Sept 22 & 23. We're bringing lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!! For diRections to Blue Hills CLICK HERE.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our new online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Be sure to sign up for our insider emails so you never miss a sale. CLICK HERE to sign up.
You can always find us here. BespokeDecor.Store
We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jul 23, 2018
Episode 231: Laundry Room Decor
34:45
Could your laundry room use a little facelift? Do you dread going in to do your laundry? Well, today we are going to change that! Let's talk about gorgeous laundry rooms that we aspire to! Today there is a big, big trend toward front load washers. Many front load washer and dryers have sit on a shelf with a drawer. So nice not to bend over to load and unload. Kelly has a fabulous washer and dryer, Miele. Check them out! They are amazing! Baskets are a great way to store items in a family room! Baskets also bring a lot of texture into a laundry room. See Yvonne's Functional and Fabulous Laundry Room reveal HERE.  See Kelly's Laundry Room Mood Board HERE. If you don't have a table to fold laundry think about getting a fold-down table that sits parallel with the wall and then drops down. A drying rack hanging on the wall is a fabulous thing to have in a laundry room. See Yvonne's favorite HERE Be careful if you hang things in your laundry room that it doesn't become a closet of sorts. Put things away! Anita has a drain in her laundry room... so smart! A big glass jar to put clothespins or laundry detergent in is so charming. See Yvonne's favorite HERE. We all think that a place for a dog is a nice idea. How about putting in a dog wash station? Look on Pinterest for some great dog washing stations. If you have space in your laundry room put a utility sink with a faucet with a spray nozzle. You might need one if you paint or have animals. You might like a laundry basket on wheels. See a great one HERE. See Yvonne's 10 Best Items To Have In a Laundry Room HERE. See Yvonne's Best Dryer Balls Diy HERE. Listen to music or our podcast while doing laundry. Put an Alexa (HERE) in your laundry room. Kelly uses a dresser in her laundry room and assigns a drawer to each family member to pick up their items. HI JULIE!!! YOUR ROCK!!!! Please visit our friend Julie at My Wee Abode: Go HERE What do you think listening friends, rug or no rug in the laundry room? Let us know! Laundry rooms are so devoid of texture and purposefully think about how to bring more texture in. Because a laundry room is usually small use all the space available. Go vertical! Think about adding art! Steal Canvas makes industrial looking laundry basket. Check them out HERE. There's always room for a little plant. Add one... and a lamp!  See Anita's beautiful laundry room with its chandelier HERE. Hi Anne! We are so happy we could spread a little sunshine into your life. And you are doing the same for others with your gorgeous blog! See it HERE. You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly this post contains affiliate links  
Jul 20, 2018
Episode 230: Staging Your Home for Sale
39:55
Live it - Love it - someday Sell it! Take our tips to enjoy your house now. Then have less stress when the time comes to move on & get the best price when you sell. Today's episode is all about staging your home for sale. Before we get to the tips, we want to give you something! Twenty percent off your purchase at Bespoke Decor!! Repeat customers, new customers all are welcome to use the code PODCAST20 at checkout to receive a discount of 20% off your whole order. Click HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/discount/PODCAST20) to go to the shop & the coupon will be directly applied. Valid 7/18 - 7/20/2018 Staging Tips in Nutshell, you need to listen to get all the details!! Clear out the clutter -not just paper. Furniture too! Most people have too much in each room. Group remaining furniture into conversation groups making a clear traffic path. Lighting! Have all THREE sources in each room. Make small repairs. Paint a neutral color & match drapes for a seamless look. Clean out closets and spiff them up with our tips. Create a folder of owners manuals and more as Kelly suggested ( great idea!! Espeically for your hair stylist -learn why!) We had so many ideas & tips we are going to do a Staging Part II episode. Welcome to ALL our new listeners! So glad you have joined us. Many of you must be telling your friends about the podcast, as this party keeps getting bigger! Did you know DTT was #5 design podcasts recently!! We are thrilled and have you all to thank for spreading the word. If you have a friend that you think might enjoy DTT invite them to join us too. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast or with any questions. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Have a wonderful day!! xox, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jul 18, 2018
Episode 229: Summer Mantle Decor
33:52
It's summer-time and let's make sure your mantel is looking its best. There are so many great ideas we're sharing today with some easy things you can do to make your mantel Summer-ready.
The beautiful painting Anita mentioned can be found HERE.
If you want to hang barn doors in front of your door, you can find an affiliate link to the hardware HERE.
Check out Anita's summer mantel HERE.
See Yvonne's summer mantel HERE
Kelly and Anita will be at Round Top Fall 2018!!! Find us at Blue Hills, Sept 22 & 23. We're bringing our books and lots and lots of pillows and other goodies. Come see us!!!  CLICK HERE.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our new online shop. CLICK HERE to see our current sales. Be sure to sign up for our insider emails so you never miss a sale. CLICK HERE to sign up.
You can always find us here. BespokeDecor.Store
We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jul 16, 2018
Episode 228: Decorating With Succulents
35:20
One of the easiest and prettiest ways to add a pop of organic life to your home is with a plant. And one of the easiest plants to keep alive and thrive is a succulent. So it's only common sense you should try a bit of succulent beauty in your home! You can get both real and faux succulents and they are very inexpensive!  Succulents make great party gifts or hostess gifts! Adorable! See Kelly's SUCCULENT 101 HERE. Have you seen the GORGEOUS succulent bridal bouquets! See some HEREHEREHERE.  So what is a succulent? They are not cacti. But a broad range of plants that have cells that retain water. So succulents don't need to be watered as often. Succulents do not have spiky spines. Succulents are fabulous for indoor decorating. See a fun fall succulent project HERE.  And see mini succulent topped pumpkins HERE. Best pot for a succulent is a clay pot. And use a special soil mix for your succulent.  Plant succulents in kitschy vintage items. Kelly planted her's in a vintage sifter HERE See Yvonne's succulents planted in a colander HERE. If you live near Lancaster Pa you will want to visit HENRY'S GREENHOUSE! Please be gentle with succulents. Because they are so water-filled their leaves break easily. To see how to care for them go HERE. Here's a succulent propagation overview: Choose a nice leave and pluck it off. Put your leaves on a dish and let the broken end callous a bit. This should take a few days. Then fill the saucer with cacti/succulent potting soil and lay the succulent leaves on top of the soil vertically. DO NOT PLANT THEM IN THE SOIL. Water minimally.  In a few weeks, tiny roots will begin to appear and a tiny plant will grow out of the leaf. Then the "mother leaf" will wither and die. Plant the new succulent in cacti/succulent soil and watch it grow! Succulents are fabulous juxtaposed to something more elegant. Think about succulent and silver! Succulents look amazing in anything white. DTT is in the fall edition of COUNTRY SAMPLER FARMHOUSE STYLE MAGAZINE. Make sure to pick up your copy! We are peppered through it this fall! Thanks, Country Sampler Farmhouse Style! You can get this great magazine HERE. Remember to pop into the SHOP (https://bespokedecor.store) for a whirl around & to say hi! And... you are enjoying the podcast subscribe so you don't miss an episode! xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Jul 13, 2018
Episode 227: Must Know Sofa Secrets
39:08
It is the probably one of, if not THE, biggest & most expensive piece of furniture you will purchase for your home - THE SOFA. We want you to get it right and be happy as a clam on the seashore with your choice. So we share our collective knowledge and and "sofa woes" with you. Giving you the what's what on ALL you need to know about choosing a sofa. From eight way hand tied springs to fabric choices we cover it all. You'll learn, you'll laugh, you might even commiserate ... you'll get invaluable info on SOFA buying. And we'll teach you how to look like a boss with your meauring tape! Squish in on the sofa with us - there is always room for you! After we sit a spell & talk SOFAs, pop into our shop, Bespoke Decor (https://bespokedecor.store/) ~ yup, that is the new much shorter name. BespokeDecor.store ! Have you seen our Monogram Collection - oh my it is stunning, really it is! Our newest monogram pieces are on sale today! Visit us HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/). Welcome to ALL our new listeners! So glad you have joined us. Many of you must be telling your friends about the podcast, as this party keeps getting bigger! Did you know DTT was #5 design podcasts this week!! We are thrilled and have you all to thank for spreading the word. If you have a friend that you think might enjoy DTT invite them to join us too. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast or with any questions. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Have a wonderful day!! xox, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jul 11, 2018
Episode 226: What's Going On at Our Houses
39:31
We're always decorating, and today we're sharing what projects we have in the works. Yvonne is doing a gallery wall in her home and decorating her daughter's home. Kelly is doing no-till gardening and Anita is adding monograms like crazy and decorating her daughter's room at her new home.
Looking for something beautiful for your home? Be sure to check out our new online shop. We've already outgrown our first website, and upgraded recently. Our store is called BESPOKE DECOR.  CLICK HERE to see today's sale items. Be sure to sign up for our insider emails so you never miss a sale. CLICK HERE to sign up.
You can always find us here. BespokeDecor.Store Yvonne shared the news that she is facing another surgery and wants to spend more time with her grandchildren, so she is no longer involved with our store. She is still very much a part of the podcast, and we hope she isn't going any where.
We are a part of the Amazon affiliate program, and if you make a purchase we can earn money. CLICK HERE to see Anita's Amazon favorites.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jul 09, 2018
Episode 225: How To Shop For Home Decor Without Getting Overwhelmed
31:10

Are you overwhelmed when you shop for home decor? Are there too many options? Too many places to look? Just too many moving parts to shopping for things for your home!!!

We feel you and understand. And we also have a strategy for you to be able to shop and find the things you love for your home. And enjoy the process. Ready? Let’s get to it…

Many times small online stores that primarily carry a style you love is a great place to start!

Try shopping at Anita and Kelly’s shop. bespokedecor.store

If you go shopping for things for your home I’m bigger online stores make sure to put the FILTERS to good use. And you should use the “filter” principle no matter where you shop.

The more you have decided BEFORE you go shopping the easier your shopping trip will be. Let's say you are shopping for a coffee table. Know the measurements of the space you are going to put it in. Know the shape of the table you want. Have an idea of the material you are looking for. Then you can go into a shopping experience and only look for those specific things! Filter out the thousand other choices! Don't doubt yourself. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever does!!!!! Be fearless!  Don't be afraid to try new things! Look for home decor items that speak to you. Then look at the price. Price is certainly a consideration. We all have budgets but love something first! Always do your homework before you shop. This will help you avoid the "I love everything too much" syndrome! KNOW YOUR STYLE!!!! You can see a post to help you know your style HERE Listen to our KNOW YOUR STYLE Decorating Tips And Tricks episode 2 HERE. Do not purchase a big ticket item when you are in the I-just-want-to-get-something-new-for-my-house mood! You will not make the right choice! If you are in the "thick of the hunt" and are getting totally overwhelmed... stop! Leave and get a cup of coffee and a little nosh. Get your blood pressure back to normal! And take 15 minutes to regroup. Then head back to shop for your home! You don't have to go home defeated! Shop our homes if you like our styles! We are so happy to share where we found items. If you are not a big shopper, upscale what you have. You can paint and "find a guy" who can slipcover or reupholster what you have. And this works for finding vintage pieces too! Get out of the store aisles that don't carry what you are looking for! If you are looking for a three-tiered tray please don't head for the gourmet aisle until you have found that three-tiered tray you are looking for! Be a hunter and not a forager!   Remember to pop into the SHOP (https://bespokedecor.store) for a whirl around & to say hi! And... you are enjoying the podcast subscribe so you don't miss an episode! xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Jul 06, 2018
Episode 224: Performance Fabric - What's the Deal?
32:28
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!! Because nothing says 4th of July like performance fabrics... Today we are answering your questions & our own on just that very topic! Questions like, _really, what is a performance fabric? How can it work best for me? Indoor, outdoor, green not green and more... _ If you are curious as we were about the real scoop on these fabrics tune in we'd love to have you with us as always! _And no Nita Jean - it is not Kryptonite! _ (Listen in to know what I am talking about) Before you head out to celebrate the day - let's have a few laughs togther & learn something. Imagine how impressed everyone will be at the afternnon bbq when you can tell them all about how Sunbrella is made & why it works and...whether you can wash it! All this and more will be revealed... No plans for a while, pop into our shop, Bespoke Decor (https://bespokedecor.store/) ~ yup, that is the new much shorter name. BespokeDecor.store ! Our Patriotic Collection is all on sale today along with some really fabulous red ticking items & a few french-y pillows tossed into the mix. Visit is HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/). Welcome to ALL our new listeners! So glad you have joined us. Many of you must be telling your friends about the podcast, as this party keeps getting bigger! Did you know DTT was in the top ten of design podcasts again this week!! We are thrilled and have you all to thank for spreading the word. If you have a friend that you think might enjoy DTT invite them to join us too. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast or with any questions. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Have a wonderful day!! xox, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jul 04, 2018
Episode 223: Create a Timeless Living Room
33:15
Trends are fun, but they come and go. You don't want a trendy sofa, unless you don't mind replacing it every 3 years. We like to use a lot of classics in the living room since it means you won't need spend a lot to keep your home looking up to date. Today we are revealing our best tips for creating a timeless living room design. One tip is to add a few vintage or antique pieces to the mix. We also suggest looking to the past to see what was popular in the past that still looks good. Those are classic, timeless pieces. Yvonne mentioned the blog Designs by Pinky CLICK HERE.
We talked about how you don't want anything too cutesy. Our classic rabbit pillow is perfectly on point, and not too cutesy. CLICK HERE.  Looking for a heart pillow that's elegant? We've got that too! CLICK HERE.
One way to transform your house is to grab something from our new online shop. Did you hear that we changed the name of the store? It's now BESPOKE DECOR.  CLICK HERE to see today's sale items. Today we're so excited to be offering gorgeous double monograms!
You can always find us here. BespokeDecor.Store
Be sure to sign up for our insider emails so you never miss a sale. CLICK HERE to sign up.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jul 02, 2018
Episode 222: Decorating with Dishes
32:01
Don't let your dishes just sit in your cupboards. Don't you know they are waiting for you to play! Anita, Kelly, and Yvonne say, GET OUT YOUR DISHES AND PLAY!!! We have lots of ways to decorate with dishes. Vintage or new, dishes are made to be seen in every room! HomeGoods is a great source for dishes and especially white dishes and dishware!!!! Vintage shops have BEAUTIFUL, inexpensive china for pennies on the dollar! Make sure you visit your local shops! Yvonne's favorite plates are those on pedestals... white cake pedestals! Oh, be still my heart! You can see some great ways to use cake pedestals HERE. Like other decor, dishes look best if grouped in a limited color palette!   The more en-mass dishes are the more striking they look! Group or stack like dishes! Platters are a big favorite of ours! Think about using a platter as a tray! What a great look! Glue little metal feet to the bottom of a platter to make a one-of-a-kind tray. Crazing is a naturally occurring process in older dishes. Tiny line appear and actually add to the beauty and patina of dishes. Don't be to show them off! Hang plates and lids etc on the wall. Use hidden hooks. Instead of them being symmetrical on the wall create an asymmetrical design to imitate movement.  Yvonne like DISC plate hooks and you can find them HERE. You can see the best trick for hanging dishes HERE See Kelly's beautiful pink floral vintage dishes in a charming tablescape HERE. One of Yvonne's favorite uses for dishes is as risers. If you need a little height in a vignette or arrangement pop whatever it is on a stack of dishes!  Instant riser! Use small dishes to corral rings for jewelry, as a soap dish or to dump loose change. Yvonne puts her electric toothbrush on a tiny square butter pat plate. Fun idea! Fill bowls and platters and cake stands with seasonal decor! If a piece of art or a hutch is a little too small to fill the space add dishes to the wall on either side.  Use vintage cups to use as a scoop or a measure. Many vintage cups actually measure 1 cup.  Grab a bunch of silver spoons and put them in a small pitcher and use them as tasting spoons when you cook! We all LOVE dishes and use them every day in decor! How about YOU?   Remember to pop into the SHOP (https://bespokedecor.store) for a whirl around & to say hi! And... you are enjoying the podcast subscribe so you don't miss an episode! xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Jun 29, 2018
Episode 221: How to Celebrate the 4th of July
37:29
Lite up your sparkler & join us as we discuss all things red, white & blue. From decor and entertaining to a few recipes tossed in the mix. There is still time to do several of these ideas before the 4th so tune in, even if it just for the laughs! Lawn stencils who knew ?! Click HERE (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140174607122251538/). Can't go wrong with red, white & blue reusable melamine dishes. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2KqtsLM). Or gold plastic flatware - that is also re-usable - simply soak & rinse. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2MpTsY0). Check out these darling 4th of July ideas, including the patriotic mason jars Yvonne mentioned. Click HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/patriotic-ideas-projects/). The patriotic pillows & tableware we have on the shop is really wonderful. Have a look at the collection HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/red-white-and-blue-collection). Kelly teaches us how to make tea stained flags HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/10-minute-decorating-tea-stained-flags/). Kinda crazy how we drool over paper straws, maybe you do too. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2tHho1d). How about slipping red & white check paper under that burger for a darling presentation. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2yRZwqC). Ok, let's dig in... Yvonne's mom's potato salad recipe is HERE (http://www.stonegableblog.com/the-best-potato-salad-ever-no-kidding/). Kelly's caprese skewers are HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/caprese-skewers-tomato-mozzarella-basil/). Yvonne's salad dressings are HERE (http://www.stonegableblog.com/salad-dressing-primer/). Yvonne's southwest pasta salad. Try it HERE (http://www.stonegableblog.com/scrumptious-southwest-pasta-salad/). And Kelly's beggin' for more pasta salad recipe is HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/summer-weekend-recipes/). And as promised for the first time on the internet Anita's mother-in-law's blue ribbon winning potato salad. I hear the "secret sauce" is really the pickles. So start this NOW! BEA’S SWEET PICKLES 1 quart sliced dill pickles, drained ½ cup tarragon vinegar 2 ¾ cup sugar 2 tablespoons pickling spices Combine sugar and vinegar, let stand at room temp until sugar dissolves, about 4 hours. Put picking spices in a square of muslin. Tie up. Return half of pickles to jar with half of sugar syrup. Add spice bag and remaining syrup. Refrigerate. Let sit for 24 hours before use. BEA’S POTATO SALAD 2 potatoes, peeled , diced, and cooked 3 stalks celery, chopped 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled, and sliced 1/4 cup Bea’s Sweet pickles, chopped 1/4 to 1/2 cup Bea's Sweet Pickle juice 1 to 3 tablespoons yellow mustard Mayonnaise to taste Salt and pepper Let potatoes cool; combine potatoes, celery, egg, and sweet pickles. Add small mustard, mayonnaise, and sweet pickle juice, along with salt and pepper to taste. Now raise the flag and start the parade you are ready!! Today we have our Spa Collection on sale in the shop along with other fabulous sales, such as our Botanticals (https://bespokedecor.store/collections/pillows/products/garden-party-set-of-six-botanical-pillow-covers). Pop on by to see those & all the items in store for you at Bespoke Decor. Click HERE (https://bespokedecor.store/). Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com xoxoxo, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly DTT is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Jun 27, 2018
Episode 220: Steps to Create a Timeless Kitchen
30:22
Creating a timeless kitchen is easier than you think. If you are designing a kitchen, think about the elements that are not trendy. Think of things you can add that have been in style for a long time. I like to use white subway tile, white cabinets, with black, white or gray counter-tops. Marble, white granite, gray quartz or quartzite are all classics. If something looks very '2018' then it's won't be in style for the long haul.
Be careful about choosing the counter-tops, appliances, and the cabinet style. Avoid the trendy things, since the trendy things will make your kitchen look dated before you know it. The big ticket items are so expensive to replace that you want to choose wisely.
Some of Anita's kitchen things can be found at her Amazon affiliate shop CLICK HERE.
One way to transform your house is to grab something from our new online shop. Did you hear that we changed the name of the store? It's now BESPOKE DECOR.  CLICK HERE to see today's sale items. We're featuring charming botanical print pillows in today's collection.
You can always find us here. BespokeDecor.Store
Be sure to sign up for our insider emails so you never miss a sale. CLICK HERE to sign up.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jun 25, 2018
Episode 219: How To Freshen Your Home in 10 Minutes
32:02
No, it's not impossible to freshen up your home in 10 minutes. Maybe not the whole house but you will be surprised how much you can get done in just 10 little minutes! Let's get busy and freshen up our home! Set a timer and race against it!!!!! You can get a whole lot done if you work fast! A vignette is an easy and quick idea to add to a room! Or switch out things in the vignette! Get rid of all the magnets and art on your frig. Instant freshen up! Make a bulletin board of kids artwork on a big bulletin board instead.  How about framing kids artwork instead. Display their artwork where they can see it. We also love Chat Books to make little books of art etc of our kid's work! Clean up a spot in your home! Find a messy spot (we call them hot spots) and clear and clean it off! Take one thing out of a room. Or add one thing! Take out things you don't like in a room and add only what you love! Shop your home! Nothing is more refreshing than finding something you already have and finding a new place for it. If you need a new piece of furniture, shop for it online. You can see Yvonne's favorite funky chair HERE Rotate your artwork! Or really anything in your home. Get out your dishes and add them to your decor! Pick one spot and concentrate on it.  Add flowers to a room. Harness the "power of three"! A tri of decor items will look amazing! Go through your stack of mail, magazines etc. Spend 10 minutes getting rid of it! See BEST AND EASIEST WAY TO DECLUTTER. You can decide how long you want to spend every day! 10, 20, 30 minutes a day accumulates and makes a very organized home! See Anita's great post about THE SECRET TO LOOKING ORGANIZED  HERE Rearrange your pillows in a fresh new way! Kristy at Starfish Cottage  Pot a plant in a fun planter. Think about using your fun kitchen bowls. Make a watering bottle for a plant. It's so pretty and will keep a big plant alive! See it HERE. Add a fun pop of color to your home! See Kelly's HERE Put a big bowl of seasonal fruit on your kitchen table Hang a mirror in a room. Change out the wreath on your front door. Don't neglect your front door! Clean your door and the windows around it. Sweep off your front porch or stoop. Or better yet, hose it down. How does your front door mat look? Update it or shake it out and sweep all the grime away. Swap out the small doormat on the inside of your front door.  Listener tip from LeoneW. Take a piece of Formica to fit the base of the cabinet under your sinks. It makes it easy to clean and is waterproof! Wash your throws. They can get very dirty!    You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jun 22, 2018
Episode 218: Sneak Peek Trends 2019
38:47
You love talking about trends as much as we do! We know you do, so let's dive into a sneak peek at 2019! Color Palette prediction creamy white, camel and black. Want to add an of the moment black - make it mat black, like Kelly has been doing. She says rich gold touches are here to stay for 2019 too! Bedroom as a sanctuary is is no brainer in 2019. We need a place to relax & unwind from the business of life. Visit Kelly's HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/victorian-renovation-historic-home/). Organic & sustainable materials are a must - even "pleather"! So many more trends on the horizon & lots of laughs as always. Thanks for hanging out with us! Remember to pop into the SHOP (https://shop.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/) for a whirl around & to say hi! And... you are enjoying the podcast subscribe so you don't miss an episode! xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Jun 20, 2018
Episode 217: Lampshades 101
34:58
Today it's all about lampshades. What is the best lampshade for your lamp? We're talking about how to choose the right lampshade and what we recommend.
Here is a diagram showing the parts of a lamp. CLICK HERE.
Drum shades are our favorites. This burlap on (https://amzn.to/2LZyNdn) is a top choice. This little lamp with a metal shade (https://amzn.to/2thJsbx) is pretty awesome. We are passing on the little chandy shades these days. How about you?
Some of Anita's favorite lamps can be found at her Amazon affiliate shop CLICK HERE.
One way to transform your room is to grab something from our amazing sale at our shop. We have fresh new neutrals today. CLICK HERE to see today's sale items.
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Jun 18, 2018
Episode 216: The Great Decorating Debate
37:53
The next question is... do you "chop" your pillows or not? The 1,000 everyday people asked like the NON chopped look! Some of us are choppers and some not! Staying with the pillow subject ... should the pillows on your sofa match exactly with your sofa? By 65% people did not like the matchy-matchy look?  What would you say? Yvonne says, "Use your eyes to decide what things are more pleasing to you"! THe Article we referenced is HERE. (https://www.arearugs.com/great-decor-debate) Where should you put a sofa? Most people prefer a sofa against the wall. But we love a sofa that can be "floated" if at all possible. What do you think? See our BE BRAVE podcast episode HERE This seems like a no-brainer... what size tv would you like best on a wall? Go big or go home that's what we say! Or you may want to get rid of your tv all together! Go iPad or equivalent! What is your favorite bedroom color? You would be surprised at the answers! Pink was the most disliked bedroom color. Can you guess the favorite? It was Yvonne's favorite too! Dark charcoal. It looks beautiful. We all agree don't paint a bedroom green. It is not good for any skin color.  Let's now look at the ceilings in your home. What is your favorite color for a ceiling? The most popular color shown to 1,000 people was a saturated blue. Surprise!!!! We think it as because of the decor and colors of the room itself. What did you pick? When hanging a trio of pictures and two were the same size and one was smaller how would you hang it. Most people like the smaller picture in the middle of the two larger pictures. And most people love a tri of pictures rather than one small or two together. It's all about the rule of 3. Symmetry is usually most pleasing to the eye. And bigger is usually better! Here's the most wonderful little gadget to hang pictures perfectly the very first time. See it HERE If you were hanging a sofa over the sofa how close to the sofa would you hang it? Another surprise! We like our pictures a little closer to the sofa. Most people liked a large picture almost perfectly between the back of the sofa and the ceiling. We think... way too high! Here's a biggie... let's say you have small-ish windows and need to hang curtains. How high would you hang them and how low will you let them fall? We say hang them as high as you can and let them trouser pleat on the floor or puddle.  You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jun 15, 2018
Episode 215: Do's and Don'ts of Mixing Wood Tones
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Oh there is A LOT to mixing wood tones and getting it right. No surprise as there is a lot of wood in the world, in the structure of your house and in the decor you choose. We have so many tips to share - the bottom line is, YES - mix wood tones. Listen in so you get it right... For example, Anita got it so wrong once she "HAD" to move! To avoid that predicament tune in today! Choose 3 tones to mix. Add in black or other painted pieces. Kelly's favorite mat black spray paint is HERE (https://amzn.to/2l2NxMW). Balance the various tones throughout the room/house. Don't be matchy- matchy with your wood pieces - add in a rattan side table (https://amzn.to/2t4Hpaz) to break up all the wood. And use sisal/jute rugs. Have you visited the shop yet? Come on by we have so many beautiful, high quality, made in the USA home decor pieces for you. Shopping with us makes creating a beautiful home a cinch!. Click HERE (https://shop.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/) to see the sale items and all the products we have designed for you. Subscribe to Decorating Tips & Tricks so you never miss an episode. And don't hesitate to send us an email to decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly We are members of the Amazon afilliate program so if you make an Amazon purchase thru one of our links we may get a small fee. This fee does not increase the cost of the item to you. It is a token tahnks from Amazon for linking their products.
Jun 13, 2018
Episode 214: Tips to Transform Your Junk
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Oh boy if you have some junk in your home, we're talking about how to transform it today. We are playing a game of 'How would you transform this?' We all have some things in our homes that we don't know what to do with. Today we're asking each other for ideas. If you have some junk in your home, we hope this gives you some ideas on how you can transform your stuff.
If you have empty frames, CLICK HERE to see how Anita uses them.
One way to transform your room is to grab something from our amazing sale at our shop today. CLICK HERE to see today's sale items.
You can always find us here. SHOP.DECORATINGTIPSANDTRICKS.COM
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Jun 11, 2018
Episode 213: Easy Ways to Add Character To Your Home
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Does your home exude character? Does it have a look all its own? Adding character to your home no matter what style will make your home one in a million! Today let's talk about what we can do to add character to our homes. One way to do add character is to replace the doorknobs and look for vintage ones like crystal. Look for little things to add to your home like a tassel hanging from a doorknob or lamp. Add shutter to the back of your home and replace a solid door with one that has windows.  Add the street address to a transom or sidelights of your door. You can have it painted on or use frosted details. I have the letter "P" on one of the sidelights and it's just a frosted decal. No one is the wiser... until now! Molding is a great thing to add to your home to give it a more custom look! Replace hollow inside doors with great solid wood ones. Add ceiling medallions to your chandeliers. Add planking to your walls or ceilings. Walk around your home and make a list of all the little details you could add to add character to your home. If you have wall to wall carpeting on your stairs you might want to think about ripping it out and painting the stairs or if you have good wood underneath the carpet and add a flat pile runner. Add a french chair Add a statement piece to each room. Find a vintage mantel and fake a fireplace. Update your chandeliers. Paint ceilings a different color. Use vintage corbels as decor in your home You can paint the stair rails and spindles. Yvonne painted her golden oak stair rails high gloss black and the spindles white. You can also add character to a room by shopping the DTT shop! So many beautiful products. You can see them HERE. You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jun 08, 2018
Episode 212: Squeeze the Most Out of Your Closet Space
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Let's consider your closet space and squeeze every inch out of it for all your stuff. We bet after you listen you will be able to gain lots more space in your existing closet. Here are some ideas for you to get organized, ultilize every bit of space and be able to find everything fast so you can get out of the closet & enjoy your day! Purge first and when you do HERE (https://dressforsuccess.org/) is some information on Dress for Success in case you'd like to donate there. Go up, under & down to best ultilize each square inch. These wooden corbels are great to hold up wooden shelves. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2M0O5iR). These are same as Kelly's. Acrylic shelf dividers keep your stacks neat & in place. Get a set HERE (https://amzn.to/2JooWfZ). Over the door storage is a great way to grab more space. Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2JqsJgn). This is a fantastic 3 drawer bin like Yvonne mentions today. It is really good looking in linen! Click HERE (https://amzn.to/2JtYrt0). We love shoes and shoe storage bags. Get some HERE (https://amzn.to/2Jqth5V). See Kelly's master bedroom & closet HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/victorian-renovation-historic-home/). Want to learn about Eastlake furniture like Kelly's dresser she slid into her closet? Read HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/eastlake/). No closet is complete without a set of sachets. We have lovely lavender scented trios for you HERE (https://shop.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/search?q=sachet). While you are sniffing the sachets, have a look at Today's Sale (https://shop.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/collections/todays-collection) at the DTT Shop! Thanks so much for hanging out with us. We hope you enjoy listening to the podcast...until next time! xxx, Anita, Yvonne & Kelly
Jun 06, 2018
Episode 211: Best Decor Ideas for Renters
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You've been asking and now we are delivering. What are the best ways to decorate a rental? You can't move walls or rip out the kitchen, but it turns out there are a lot of things you can do. And many of these ideas will also work if you own your own home. Think re-position-able wallpaper, replacing pulls and knobs in the kitchen. Add rugs or even paint. Just keep in  mind, you might have to paint it back when you move out.
It's French day in the DTT shop today! We've included several beautiful French items that you're going to love.  CLICK HERE to see today's sales. You can always find us here. SHOP.DECORATINGTIPSANDTRICKS.COM
You are so amazing and we are so humbled to be a part of your life. The response to the sales last week totally blew us away. We weren't sure how long it would take to get products to you, but most of our orders from last week have already shipped.
Be sure to sign up for our emails so you never miss a sale. CLICK HERE to sign up for our insider emails.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jun 04, 2018
Episode 210: Why You Should Rearrange Furniture
30:50
Do you move the furniture around in your home? Or has almost everything in your home been in the same place for years? Today we are talking about how moving furniture around in your home can give you lots of creativity and breathe new life in your home! Let's talk about the importance of moving furniture around in your home! Yvonne is a big furniture mover! Moving furniture is a cost-free way to get a new look in your home! You can find Furniture Sliders HERE. There are some very good reasons to move furniture in your home. The sun can really damage your furniture! Also, it's great for cleaning. While the furniture is out... move it! Rearranging your furniture can give you a big psychological boost. Things look fresher and new! Kelly's California take on moving furniture is that it is good for your mental health. We agree with her! Get those creative juices going when you move things around! We all should be looking at our rooms and make sure all the furniture is not up against the walls. It looks like a furniture hold up! Try to "float" a piece of furniture in the room.  Think about your tv. Do you use it? How do you use it? Can you live without it? Do you use your laptop instead? Fung Shui is very popular these days. It's all about creating energy in your room. And there is a whole lot about furniture placement too! Think about the way you use a room. Is your furniture placement conducive to the activities in that room? Think about the smaller accessories in your rooms. Lamps, pillows, vignettes, etc.  Move them around! They are more easily moved around. This is the ultimate shop your house! Laurel Bern is a blogger friend of DTT. She has created a comprehensive 150 page guide which answers all your blogging questions and more. It is called the 6 FIGURE INCOME BLOGGER. Sounds good huh? If you are thinking about starting a blog, been blogging for awhile and want to learn more or even if you are an experienced blogger, this guide will provide you with valuable information. Find Laurel's guide HERE (https://laurelberninteriors.com/2018/04/25/six-figure-income-blogger-guide/). You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
Jun 01, 2018
Episode 209: Signs You May Be Over-decorating
34:22
Yes....it is possible! It is possible to overdecorate. You have heard of too much of a good thing, right? Learn IF you are and how to stop over decorating. We say our houses are never DONE, but there is a time to stop decorating...pause, reassess and move on from there. We like to say "complete, but never done". We also like to say, never be over done. Yvonne admits to this tendency, but reigns herself in, so can you with our tips! We have a new collection by Kelly in the shop today. Her hashtag pillows are featured as well as a one of a kind vintage item from her own collection. So see HERE (https://shop.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/). Our Tip of the Day is from Kristy at Starfish Cottage Blog (http://starfishcottageblog.com/)! Listen in to get this terrific tip on decorating with pillows. Thx Kristy! You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
May 30, 2018
Episode 208: How To Do Red, White and Blue
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Looking to add some patriotic looks to your decor? We've got you covered today. We've got lots of ideas and we even did some research on what you can and can't do with the flag. I learned some things I didn't know and debunked something I had heard for years! We also have some amazing patriotic pillows to share with you today. CLICK HERE to see today's sales. You can always find us here. SHOP.DECORATINGTIPSANDTRICKS.COM
You can find patriotic bunting at our affiliate link CLICK HERE.
You are so amazing and we are so humbled to be a part of your life. The response to the sales last week totally blew us away. We weren't sure how long it would take to get products to you, but most of our orders from last week have already shipped.
Be sure to sign up for our emails so you never miss a sale. CLICK HERE to sign up for our insider emails.
You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
May 28, 2018
Episode 207: Know Your Decorating Style
34:21
If I asked you, "What is your decorating style" what would you say? It's important to have a very clear idea of your style to be a fabulous home decorator and to help guide you when making purchasing for your home. Don't get stuck or make wrong choices because you cannot clearly define your style. Decorating styles are fluid and our tastes change. But the more clearly you can focus in on the style you love the better decorator you are! Most people have a mix of styles in their home. And that is a good thing!!!! A little mix gives your home personality! You can love lots of different styles but just don't decorate with all of them! It can be very confusing. If you are not happy with your style you should look through magazines, blogs, Pinterest, and go on home tours and find the style you absolutely love!  Four words to remember when thinking about a decorating style... CURATE- you want a purposefully chosen look. Every item you put in your home should fit your decorating story and go with the rest of your home. COHESIVE- strive for a home that looks unified and flows together. No outliers! CONTROL- don't get to crazy when decorating. Control your style... Edit, Edit, Edit! CONFIDENCE- if you decorate with confidence and know your style you can decorate with joy moving forward. Create a private Pinterest board to collect pins of decor you are attracted to. Study those images and see if you can pull out decorating "themes". Make a mood board online. Choose items you would love to put in a room.  Decorative juxtaposition is great and gives lots of interest to a room, but too many juxtaposed styles will look confused.  Please take into consideration the style of your home and the geographic location of your home when decorating! We Talked about how to determine your decorating styLe in epIsode 2 HERE (https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/2)   You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
May 25, 2018
Episode 206: Dining Room Tables - Setting You Straight
34:00
Your Dining room table is probably the most important place you will ever sit. Think of it ~ around your dining room table you connect with family and friends, discuss important matters and celebrate milestones like birthdays. It is a significant spot so you should choose wisely when deciding on the dining room table that is right for you & yours. We have loads of tips & advice on this very subject, so listen in! Check out Anita's dining room HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/5-no-fail-tips-for-decorating-dining/). Visit Yvonne's dining room & see her super cool cement topped table HERE (http://www.stonegableblog.com/new-dining-room-table/). Kelly invites us into her dining room HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/its-not-what-you-got-its-how-you-use-it/). Today we added Kelly's first collection to the shop! There is the charming DTT Tea Towel as a set or singles, a black ticking striped pillow with a mini ruffle, buffalo checked placemats & napkins and more! Pop on over HERE (https://shop.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/). Speaking of the shop, thanks to all of you who have encouraged us, visited, shared it with friends & purchased some treasures. We appreciate all the support & kind words! Subscribe to Decorating Tips & Tricks so you never miss an episode. And don't hesitate to send us an email to decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
May 23, 2018
Episode 205: Taking the Guesswork Out of Creating a Beautiful Home
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 Today is a very BIG day for us! Our online shop is open! We realized that there was a gap in home decor products. We weren't finding what we wanted and figured you were also having trouble finding just that special something. And we know that it's hard to figure out what goes with what when you have to look on one website for one pillow and on another website for a coordinating pillow. We wanted to take the guesswork out of shopping. We figured, what if we could provide products in collections where everything in a collection goes together? Then we found a boutique company to make our designs. They are designed by us and created in the USA. The shipping is free! And they are very well made.
We're offering 3 sales a week. Each sale lasts a week, so if you like it, grab it before the deal goes away.
What are the sales for today? Check it out. SHOP.DECORATINGTIPSANDTRICKS.COM
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You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
May 21, 2018
Episode 204: Something is Missing - How to Figure Out What
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SOMETHING IS MISSING?! FIGURE IT OUT!!!!!  Do you ever walk into a room in your home and say to yourself, "Something is missing"? But you just don't know what it is. Don't worry we've all said that too! And we want to give you lots of tips and things to think about to solve this problem like Sherlock Holmes! Our best tip is to take a picture of your room. A picture gives us a better perspective of our rooms and can often show us what is "off". Do you have too many little pieces and things in your room? It better to have less and often better to have larger items. Too many things in a room make it look cluttered! Think "larger and less"!  Does everything in your room works together? Give your room a cohesive and curated look. You may have great furnishing but they may not work together! Don't overdecorate! Rooms need "white space" or breathing space to work! Take out some things in a room and rearrange what you are keeping and see how it looks. Another thing to think about is the height of everything in your room. If everything is low or all the same height it will look "off" at best. Use tall art, long curtains and even a tall piece of furniture to help your eye move up around the room. Boo Hoo... make sure your room does not lack your personality! A sad room is a room without a personal touch. Let your style shine! Even the most beautiful furniture showroom looks stark! Share what you collect or add things that tell a story about you! Texture, texture, texture baby!!!! Make sure you have lots and lots of great texture in a room. Kelly loves mirrors and thinks a mirror should grace every room. Balance and symmetry are so important. Make sure the furniture on one side of the room is balanced by the other. Make sure you have a clearly defined focal point. More than one can fight and none at all will look confusing. Layer decor. But don't layer every part of a room. After you layer decor make sure to take one or two things out and see if you like it better! But do layer! Get friendly with Pinterest. Study rooms you love and deconstruct it. Find out what makes you love it and transfer what you love to your room. We hope we have helped you solve the "what's missing in my room" dilemma!  You know what would be SO awesome?  If you would share Decorating Tips & Tricks with your friends.  Do it in person or on Facebook using THIS LINK. It is easy just click & share DTT to your page. Thanks in advance!! x Subscribe so you never miss an episode. And please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the podcast. Our email is decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly
May 18, 2018
Episode 203: Setting a Lovely Yet Simple Table
32:19
We have a formulas, ideas & inspiration for setting a lovely & simple table every night. This episode is inspired by Jackie W one of our long time listeners who emailed us about this very topic. Thank you Jackie!! It is easy to elevate your everyday table with our tips. Listen in! Make it simple to create a lovely table everyday by keeping your key pieces within easy reach. You won't make the effort if it takes too much time, especially on busy week nights. No rummaging through cabinets nightly. Choose a few pieces and keep them handy. These will be the elements in your formula for a simple, but lovely table. Suggestions are a small tray, a set of candle sticks with tapers, pretty salt & pepper shakers or a salt cellar and cloth napkins at the ready, wrinkles are ok! Layering on the table doesn't have to be complicated to be pretty. Use a runner, placemat or tablecloth for a layer & softness. Stack two plates and place the napkin on the plate. Done! Always light those candles, even if it is a tiny votive. A single flame changes the atmosphere. Kelly has a lovely summer table set HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/summer-table-decor/). Yvonne gives us tips on setting an organic table HERE (http://www.stonegableblog.com/5-easy-tips-for-setting-an-organic-table-2/). Anita share how to mix & match for a simple & lovely table HERE (https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/mix-and-match-for-simply-elegant-table/). Consider trying a different salt set on the table in a pretty bowl. Kelly's favorite is Maldon. You can find it HERE (https://www.amazon.com/shop/mysoulfulhome) in her Amazon shop. Woven oval placemats are HERE (https://www.amazon.com/shop/mysoulfulhome) too. Salt can make all the difference in a meal - Read Kelly's Salt 101 post for lots of information on teh various types of salt and when to use which for best results. Read HERE (https://mysoulfulhome.com/salt-101-a-guide-to-sea-kosher-table/) Did you hear we are opening a DECOR SHOP?! We cannot wait to cut the ribbon and let you in to look around!! There will be all sorts of USA made products that are of our original designs. We are excited, nervous and filled with pride to welcome you all to our shop. Yikes! Can't wait - May 21st will be here in a flash. Go HERE (http://shop.decoratingtipsandtricks.com) to get on our INSIDER mailing list. Subscribe to Decorating Tips & Tricks so you never miss an episode. And don't hesitate to send us an email to decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com XOXOXO, Anita, Yvonne and Kelly We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn small fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. These fees do not increase the cost to you at all.
May 16, 2018
Episode 202: Must Read Decor Books
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 We love decor books! I mean we can't get enough of them. If you love decor books, then you'll enjoy this episode. We've included affiliate links to all of the books mentioned today.
A PLACE TO CALL HOME, CLICK HERE
VERANDA DECORATING, CLICK HERE
MY SOULFUL HOME A YEAR IN FLOWERS BY KELLY, CLICK HERE
FRENCH ACCENTS BY ANITA, CLICK HERE
BEE COTTAGE STORY, CLICK HERE
THE HOME DECLUTTERING DIET, CLICK HERE</