Every year I like to add something new to my holiday decor. This year I made this piece of art for under $20! Frame from Michael's $8, sheet of wrapping paper for the background from Homegoods $3, one reindeer from a greeting card $4, and finally a few sprigs cut from an old strand of faux garland. Hope this inspires you!
Shades of Light
A friend of mine was changing her bulbs out to LED and had asked me, "What's the difference between warm and cool bulbs? Which do I want for my home?". Well, the answer is that it's all personal preference. To help you to have a better understanding, imagine a color scale ranging from yellow to blue. Yellow being warmer and the closer you get to blue, the cooler. Color temperature is measured in Kelvins so the more Kelvins the bluer the light, which resembles daylight. Warm bulbs tend to be the preferred choice among homeowners. And yes, it's okay to mix them if you like an overall warm feeling but like your task light to be a bit more like daylight and vice versa. It's all about setting the mood! Here's a great chart to refer to from Westinghouse Lighting. Click link here.
Calling all homeowners and renters! This brilliant reference guide is a must have for your home! In Vern Yip's new 'smart guide to a beautiful home', he reveals his favorite insider tips. Vern covers it all, from how to hang your art and draperies at just the right height to what size rug is needed under your size dining table. The book also includes critical dimensions and measurements necessary in furniture placement, proper television sizing based on the distance from your seating area, and even important facts and features of materials used for countertops. Did I mention the incredible chapter on all things lighting? I could seriously go on and on about the details of this book. I'm so glad I added this to my collection! Vern Yip, you're a genius for putting this together!
Interior designer and owner of Amanda Elizabeth Interiors. I love love and all things design!