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Entries in Holiday (12)

Thursday
Nov222012

A DAY TO BE THANKFUL

Not having been born in this country, Thanksgiving wasn't a holiday I grew up celebrating. But after many joyful years in the United States, I've adopted this meaningful holiday as my own. I love what this day stands for: family, friends and being appreciative for everything life has giving us. One of the things I'm most grateful for is having the opportunity of living in a country where fighting for what you believe in is feasible and the possibilities of realizing one's dreams are endless. But the list doesn't stop there. There are many things I am thankful for this year and one of those is YOU, for your loyalty, boundless support and for keeping me motivated to continue sharing my love for design through this blog. If you're wondering what I'm doing today, I'm speding a dreamy weekend with the ones I hold dear in this gorgeous setting. I hope you're having a fantastic time with yours as well. Thanks a bunch and Happy Thanksgiving to all! Eduardo :)

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Monday
Nov192012

SETTING UP FOR A CELEBRATION

The countdown for Thanksgiving has started and with it comes the endless list of preparations and decision-making for the special day. Whether deciding which menu to serve or how to decorate for the occasion, it's always fun to give your home a personal touch. Although it's a very traditional and family-oriented holiday, it's always good to infuse fresh ideas when it comes to setting the table. These stunning photos by the talented Line Klein for Alt magazine will spark some cool and out-of-the-box ideas for your tabletop. Dare to mix and match when setting up the table: mix styles, patterns and colors of your tableware to create a statement. This will definitely add a unique flair to the celebration.

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Wednesday
Nov072012

THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

Seasons influence the way we decorate our homes. They definitely inspire us with their colors, textures and moods every time they knock on our front door. Swedish designer and calligrapher Ylva Skarp has already done a beautiful job embracing the incoming Winter season and bringing it into her gorgeous home (featured here back in February). Although Christmas is still weeks away, Ylva has created a cozy and welcoming holiday atmosphere in her house by simply taking advantage of what nature has to offer and using spruce branches, pine cones and twigs as seasonal accessories. She believes in creating small vignettes with her decorations instead of spreading out. And of course for her, candlelight is key in order to achieve a magical ambiance. This is already awakening my Christmas spirit.

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Tuesday
Jan242012

Heart to Heart

With only three weeks left to Valentine's Day, it's time to start making plans to celebrate this lovely day. Besides spending quality time with your sweetheart or dear friends, these hearty and affordable gifts ideas are a lovely way of showing them how much they mean to you.

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Monday
Dec122011

Holiday Giving: Chapter Four

I don't know about you, but I'm already exhausted trying to find the right presents for my loved ones. I find that presents made by people who care about our earth's well being are always a great choice—and a very appreciated one. So I've put together a collection of eco-friendly gifts that will make your Holidays a little greener. Happy shopping!

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Tuesday
Dec062011

Holiday Giving: Chapter Three

Nowadays is all about tech toys and iThis and iThat gadgets, so this is the perfect time to show some love to the techies in your life with one of these cool gifts ideas. I'm pretty sure they'll be thrilled with any of them and I'll guarantee you they'll love you back. Happy shopping!

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Saturday
Dec032011

A Handmade Christmas

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Written by guest blogger by Lauren Bailey

Most designers cringe when they think of holiday decor. They’re often garish and bright with a one-dimensional cartoony feel that seems only suited for elementary school classrooms. But believe it or not, tasteful and clean holiday decor does exist; you just have to look especially hard for it. But if you have trouble finding sophisticated holiday decorations, you can always make them yourself. Here are some clever ideas that will make your holiday decorating jolly and fun.

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Friday
Nov252011

A Green Holiday Tradition

As the countdown to Christmas begins, it's time to start getting in the holiday decorating mood. For those space-challenged apartment dwellers like me, these Christmas tree die-cut wall decals are ideal since they take literally no space. No more watering a dead tree, no more fire hazard, no more vacuuming up pine needles well into April. Finally, a truly green Christmas tree has been created by celebrated artists like Jacob Hashimoto, Kayson & Savage, Phoebe Washburn and Christopher Daniels, among others. These life-size, vinyl trees can be applied directly to the wall by either removing the paper back or simply pinning it — the perfect gift for those who have everything. Are you dying to get your hands on one? You can order them online at Arware Editions.

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