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How To Get The Cool New Look Of Retro Home Decorating

Thu, 30 May 2013 17:24:00 +0000

Retro home decorating relies heavily on accessories and choosing the right ones will give it a charming style. Explore using fun retro accessories that give you the fun and funky style of yesteryear.  Acquire pillows, knick-knacks and artwork to really add zip to your retro décor.Wall art is a fantastic way to add appealing charm to your walls, yet most people don't know the correct way to hang them.  When hanging art pieces, keep the center of the artwork at eye level as the focal point.  If you are making a grouping of wall art pieces, then come up with the design by laying them on the floor beforehand to determine how they look best.  To enhance your Retro home decorating theme, try adding atomic clocks and artwork here and there.Decorative pillows are another decorative accessory you can try using to spark up your home design.  Pillows add a great touch and look charming in any room not the least of which is the bedroom, bathroom and dining room.  In the bedroom, pile them at the head of the bed. In the kitchen or bathroom, a small pillow places strategically on a hamper or chair serves to add an interesting touch. Pillows on your sofa or chair may help insert the Retro decorating sense to the furniture.  Purchasing pillows that use pop art or retro fabric will help add interest and drama.Additional pieces that can help improve the feeling of yesteryear include atomic items from the 50's, Dansk wooden accents, and op art pieces.  When obtaining your decorative pieces, though, you want to be positive they are in keeping with the decorating scheme and have some sort of coordinating principles with each other.  Go with on theme pieces solely] in order to attain the deisgn style you are going for.Knick Knacks can really inject an intriguing look to any design, no matter what the décor.  To add zip to your Retro decorating, stick with accessories that have a fun and funky feel.  Making the most of vintage knick knacksw on shelves can result in a terrific look and so can a mod donut phone from the '70's in easy view.  You can infuse your own distinct personality to the design by selecting knick knacks that reflect your personal style.  Look at shopping at thrift stores or garage sales for those interesting items that won't take all your money.Making the most of vintage pieces can add a professional style to your Retro home decorating theme.  But before you go out and shop for a lot of stuff, you want to get an idea of what types of pieces you want and purchase those pieces.  When adding accessories, proportion is crucial so make sure you look for items in the sizes you need.  If you stick to these rules, you'll be able to adorn your room with decorative pieces that work interesting with each other.Lee Dobbins writes for where you can learn more about different decorating styles and get more information on []Retro home decorating style.Article Source: [] How To Get The Cool New Look Of Retro Home Decorating[...]

Retro Wallpaper

Sun, 19 Aug 2012 11:49:00 +0000

Kitschy Queen Style - When Money Doesn't Matter

Sun, 22 Jul 2012 22:02:00 +0000


Carrie Bicycle Basket

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 12:34:00 +0000

(image) A bike basket inspired by traditional crocheted tablecloths. Gotta love it!

Tue, 11 May 2010 20:10:00 +0000

Unique Paint Color for Kitchen Cabinets

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 18:30:00 +0000

OK, so what's not to love about the pebbled stone backsplash, gorgeous granite countertops and perfect choice of rich terra-cotta for the wall color? I love everything here! But what really blows me away is how the cabinets are painted silver matching the stainless steel appliances. Such out-of-the-box, genius decorating. :) I'm inspired...

Adding to The Eclectic Decorating Style With Decorative Accessories

Tue, 19 Jan 2010 01:56:00 +0000

Author: Lee DobbinsAdding charm to your eclectic decorating style by displaying suitable accessories is a good way to enhance the room design. This interior decorating theme works better with funky and unique items which help bring out the fun and varied appeal of your unique personality. Your eclectic design style will really look great when you add various coordinating knick-knacks, artwork and pillows. Paintings and prints are a great way to add interest to your walls, but most individuals don't know the right way to hang them. You should arrange them so the middle of the wall art to be at eye level. Try laying a grouping of artwork out on the floor initially to figure out the exact configuration. The eclectic decorating style can be enhanced by funky artwork which you might want to display in groups. Additional items that can help improve the look of your unique personality include plants, lots of color, and beaded fringe. You want to select accessories which go with your general room design. Use on theme pieces purely in order to achieve the look and feel you are trying for. Decorative pillows can add a soft touch to your room decor. If you had the notion that pillows were solely for the bedroom, think again, they can put an intriguing touch to any room including the den, kitchen and bathroom. Using decorative pillows arranged at the headboard of your bed can add a fantastic professional look. Pillows on the sofa or chairs in your family room, den or living room will help inject a bit of the eclectic decor style. Displaying pillows in the bathroom is one solution a lot of people don't picture but you can easily place one on the hamper or in shelves or racks with towels. For this style of room design, pillows that use funky colors and shapes will work perfect. No matter what your decorating style is, you can add some unique appeal to your room style with knick knacks. To highlight your eclectic decor, stick with accessories that have a fun and varied feel. Try putting funky colorful pieces from local artisans or adding unusual kitsch on display. This is where you can really make the design theme your own by acquiring accessories which mirror your individuality. If you are on a budget, consider shopping at garage sales and flea markets for fabulous interesting decorative pieces. Adding interest to your eclectic decorating style with whimsical and unique items can help give it a great look. Before you go shopping, it's a great idea to map out the styles, and types of items you need so that you don't buy items that won't fit. Size matters, so go around the room and judge the size of accessories and wall art you would like and select them accordingly. Pick your items wisely and your design style is sure to look wonderful!Article Source: the Author:Lee Dobbins writes for You Decorating - Home Decorating Tips where you can learn more about different decorating styles for your home and find out more about how to get a great look with eclectic decorating style .[...]

Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:27:00 +0000

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Tropical Decorating Style For Fun Home Decor

Sat, 12 Dec 2009 19:39:00 +0000

Author: Lee DobbinsTo give your Tropical interior decorating theme that finished feeling, you want to find the most suited accessories. Try using fun beach themed decorative items that enhance the fun and cheery ambiance of the beach. Pay attention to wall art, knick-knacks, and pillows to really add ambiance to your tropical style design. Wall art is a necessity in any room decor, but if you don't hang it appropriately it might spoil the whole look. When displaying art, think like a gallery and have the center of the piece at eye level. If you have a group of prints to arrange on one wall, work out the design on the floor first to locate the perfect configuration. Using watercolors of palm trees and beaches in colorful frames can help to add ambiance to the Tropical interior decorating theme. If you want to provide an appealing look to your decorating approach, look at using decorative pillows. Pillows can be used to decorate a multitude of rooms, the living room, family room, den and even the kitchen. In the kitchen or bathroom, a pillow places strategically on a hamper or chair will help to add a whimsical touch. Pillows on your couch or chair can help insert the Tropical home decorating ambiance to the furniture. In the bedroom, mound them against the headboard. To best augment your design style, stick to pillows that are fun and tropical. Envision adding beach themed items, palm tree knick knacks, and flamingos for more of a feeling of the beach. To ideally benefit your design theme, you should purchase accessories that not only enhance each other, but also the decorating scheme. Stick with on theme accessories purely in order to get the appearance you are striving for. Finding the appropriate knick knacks to balance your room can be fun plus help pull the room together. To highlight your Tropical home decorating, purchase knick knacks with a fun and cheery ambiance. Arranging shells in colorful bowls or placing a collection of vintage tropical kitsch a display shelf. This is where you can really make the home design your own by acquiring accessories that mirror your individuality. If you are on a limited budget, you might want to try shopping at the local flea markets and garage sales where you should be able to discover very interesting accessories for less money. Using whimsical pieces with tropical flair can add a professional style to your Tropical interior decorating theme. You should make sure, however, that you don't go out acquiring things wily nily or you can end up with a jumbled mess. Size matters, so go around the room and figure out the size of your accessories and paintings you would like and buy accordingly. If you decorate with these rules, you'll be able to accessorize your room with accessories that look most fitting together.Article Source: the Author:Lee Dobbins writes for where you can learn more about different decorating styles and get more information on Tropical decorating style .[...]

Your Inner Child

Sat, 12 Dec 2009 15:21:00 +0000

Your inner child lives in your heart, the emotional center of your body. It is helpful however, to picture your child self outside your body in order to communicate more effectively with him/her. There are several phases to the inner child relationship. The first is the healing of your wounded child of the past. The second stage, which lasts the rest of your life, is nurturing your inner child of the present.

This child is not all that you are. You are an adult who has survived a lifetime of risks and hardships, growing and learning along the way. You have a brilliant mind, which you have used only partially because of the limitations of your parenting and the world you live in. There is much more to you than you know. If you are fortunate enough to have already recognized your greatness, you probably know that you are still not through. The closer you come to knowing who you really are, the more you realize how much you have to learn.

This is an excerpt from an article by William G. DeFoore,

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 19:18:00 +0000

"What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it."
~ Alexander Graham Bell

Mele Kalikimaka!

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 18:26:00 +0000

Christmas Vacation(image)
I took this pic on Christmas day last year in Kauai. Mele Kalikimaka!

Birthday Memories

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 20:00:00 +0000

We didn't really get into the whole birthday thing when I was a little kitschy kim. My mom would buy a Pepperidge Farm frozen cake, thaw it out and stick some candles in it. Then we'd would go and get my birthday present which was always school clothes since my birthday is in August. I think if I would have had a birthday party it would have looked like this.

Betsey Johnson is my Ideal Doll (IDOL)

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 19:47:00 +0000

I hope to one day be just like Betsey Johnson, Vivienne Westwood or Coco Chanel. How beautiful to relish in your eccentricity to the point that others do as well.

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 14:43:00 +0000


Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:58:00 +0000

Cos`mo*ra"ma\ , n. An exhibition in which a series of views in various parts of the world is seen reflected by mirrors through a series of lenses, with such illumination, etc., as will make the views most closely represent reality.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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Why I love ebay....

Sat, 07 Nov 2009 17:25:00 +0000


Ebay is that giant garage sale in cyber-space where someone's trash is surely someone's treasure. I have found nostalgic items that bring back happy memories of my childhood. One is the the Avon fragrance Cotillion that my grandmother wore in the 1960's and 1970's. She no longer wears it.... probably because Avon no longer makes it. As a little kitschy Kim, I found the bottle to be as enchanting as the scent.
Another item is the 1972 New Born Baby Tenderlove. I lost mine when my family moved to another town. No idea what happened to her during that moving process, but I was shattered. Well lo and behold there she was waiting for me on ebay. I missed you baby tenderlove!


Hey Cupcake!

Sat, 07 Nov 2009 17:00:00 +0000

Being a sugar lovin dessert diva I have to share with you one of mine and most of Austin, Texas' favorite dessert spots. "Hey Cupcake" operates out of cool airstream trailors. They have the most delectable cupcakes. Some of my favorites are Double Dose, Red Velvet, Snowcap, 24 Carrot and Michael Jackson. What the heck..I love'em all!

A Cutesy Kitschy Kitchen

Sat, 07 Nov 2009 16:44:00 +0000

This was a very memorable kitchen revamp by designer Kahi Lee on HGTV. The stenciled birds on the cabinets are uniquely whimsical. The cheerful colors and retro vibe make me smile.

For an Upcoming 12th Birthday Bash

Sat, 07 Nov 2009 16:28:00 +0000

I think this is a great cake for my girl, Chloe's upcoming 12th birthday. We'll be going to celebrate with all the little girl-friends by seeing The Twilight Saga, New Moon on opening night. Then back home for a kareoke and a sleepover.