You may wonder why I am mentioning this, but believe it or not, we are already working on projects that “must be done for the holidays.” The year is half over, and it’s hard to believe that we’ll soon be seeing Christmas decorations in the department stores. Time moves quickly, doesn’t it?
July is the perfect time to plan for your year-end family gatherings. Maybe it’s your powder room, holiday tableware or a kitchen remodel.
To help you prepare for the laughter, warmth and holiday cheer, I’ve created High Impact Spruce-Ups for Holiday Entertaining in Style. It’s the perfect time to start your project so you have time to relax before your company arrives.
Update your powder room with a new mirror, a new paint color, or wallpaper for a quick and easy makeover. Love this mirror from local resource Susan Wheeler (her products can also be found on 1stdibs.com). Make a statement in your powder room or entry.
Install under and over cabinet lighting in your kitchen.
Enhance your views both inside and outside with window treatments in your dining room and family room. A favorite of mine is the Duette Architella Honeycomb shade.
Rearrange your furniture, rugs and accessories for a quick update and add decorative pillows that express your personality.
Replace your dining room chandelier with a new style on Thanksgiving. I found this one at Williams Sonoma Home.
Change your wall colors with updated shades for fall. Visit Benjamin Moore for color ideas that transform your rooms without a major investment of time or money.
”Interlude” on the walls, “Frappe” on the ceiling
Be voted the most fabulous host by adding special touches to your guest bedrooms and bathroom. Update your bedside table lamps with a new style and 3-way bulbs for reading, add an iPod docking station, a carafe and glass, a vase for fresh flowers, a guest book for special memories of the visit, and crisp new bed linens.
The Linen Gallery online is my favorite go-to resource.
Please let us know how we can help you plan for the holidays. When you call us by August 1st, your first 2 hours of consultation are complimentary (when you retain us to assist you.)
And, when you refer a friend who engages us, you’ll also receive 1 additional hour of consultation as a special thank you. Since fall is our busiest season, don’t wait to schedule a consultation. We want to save time for you. This offer expires August 15th.
Tooting our own horn!!
Find us in the current in-flight issue of Alaska Airlines magazine featuring a Mercer Island kitchen remodel that I designed. Click here to access the article through our Press page.