Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Gifts for the Little Ones

December 15, 2014 Decorating
Kids Gift Guide

Let’s face it – Christmas is really all for the kids. We delight in their wonderment over the magic of Christmas, their excitement and anticipation over Santa’s arrival and the joy of seeing them open their gifts on Christmas morning. I have a seven nieces and nephews, five of whom are little ones. I love to spoil them with gifts but also try to balance the fun stuff with things …

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Hostess

December 12, 2014 Decorating
Hostess Gifts

If you’re attending a flurry of holiday parties this season, don’t forget to pickup a little something to show your appreciation to the hostess! When it comes to giving a great hostess gift, I prefer to bring a stylish yet useful keepsake for the home. Something the person likely wouldn’t buy for themselves but would use often and that reminds them of me every time they use it. Her …

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Stylish Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

December 11, 2014 Decorating
Holiday Gift wrap Ideas

When it comes to holiday gift wrap, I love the idea of coordinating the color of your gift wrap with your tree ornaments and other holiday decor for a cohesive look. This year I used silver and mercury glass ornaments on my tree and had gold and ivory accents throughout the rest of my home so the gift wrap I chose, shown above, reflected this color palette in a mix of stylish patterns. …

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Introducing Waterworks Kitchen

December 10, 2014 Decorating
Waterworks Kitchen 6

For more than 30 years Waterworks has been a leader in the bath industry and now the brand is branching out into the kitchen category with the launch of Waterworks Kitchen and a newly opened flagship kitchen showroom in Manhattan. Kitchens were a natural transition for Waterworks since many of the products the company has expertise in designing for the bath could easily be scaled for …

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A Peek Inside My Home for the Holidays with Balsam Hill

December 5, 2014 Decorating
Nicole Gibbons Holiday Decor

During the holidays when I was growing up both my mom and grandma went over-the-top with their Christmas decorations. We’re talking little Christmas villages, santa figurines, garlands up the staircase, twinkling lights indoors and out, and of course, the most beautiful Christmas tree ever. Having grown up with an appreciation for creating a beautiful and festive holiday atmosphere, dec …

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