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Tips for a Cozy Winter Home

Hi Everyone!  Cheryl Hucks, your DESIGN INTERPRETER, with TIPS FOR A COZY WINTER HOME, my topic for Fox 8 WGHP last Friday, January 9. 2014.  Every time I appear on Fox 8, I set my DVR to tape it but guess what? It will not tape!  I wish I knew why…my DVR can have not other programs saved and it still will not record it.  Any ideas as to why?

Think Ski Lodges for a cozy winter home. You can use the same elements in your home too.

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Gray wooden walls are the backdrop for warm red and orange accents.  White fuzzy area rugs provide warm.

www.elledecor.com

SKI Magazine

SKI Magazine

I would love to stay in a ski lodge with this warm, inviting and gorgeous room!  Might be difficult to leave this cozy place to the freezing slopes! Most of the warm colors are in the accessories and drapes. It would not be too expensive to make these  few changes to your own bedroom.  www.skimagazine.com

HGTV

HGTV

Wow!! Orange, yellow and green!  Perfect place to watch it snow, drink hot chocolate and cozy up to the fire.  Take your clues from skir lodge furniture arrangement:  furniture closer to a fire and creating intimate conversation areas. www.hgtv.com

 Cuddletown


Cuddletown

Curl up the sofa for a nap with one of these soft, luxurious Faux fur throws! www.cuddletown.com

 Safavieh shag rug -Overstock


Safavieh shag rug -Overstock

Lots of textures and warm colors will make you feel toasty.  www.safavieh.com

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

Textural woven throws, pillows and blankets www.restorationhardware.com

The Company Store--blackout and insulated draperies

The Company Store–blackout and insulated draperies

Blackout lined draperies will insulate your rooms from the cold outside as well as darkened your bedroom for better sleep and lower the noise level.  Designer Tip:  White or light colored draperies will be just as room darkening as dark fabric if both are lined in the same blackout lining. www.the companystore.com

Pier One

Pier One Imports

Trade out your metal candle holders for a warmer wooden natural holders. www.pieroneimports.com

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Love this carved wooden tray by Pier One. Perfect for a gigantic bowl of popcorn and drinks.

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie’s textured pillar candles. www.zgallerie.com

Pottery Barn

Ballards

Can you use too many of these sexy Tortoise shell votives by Ballards? www.ballards.com

Ballards

Ballards

Ballards

Ballards

Etsy

Etsy

Pair pottery mugs with hot chocolate or coffee. www.etsy.com

Ruby Lane

Ruby Lane

Love this woodland pottery mug!  Bring on the cafe lattes!  www.rubylane.com

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Energize your table with Pier On’s poppy red dishes.

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

One of my favorites are these amber colored candles from Z Gallerie.

Walmart

Walmart

Pine cone bookends from Walmart.  www.walmart.com

Walmart

Walmart

Pine cone wreath is sprayed with gold metallic.

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Wood chip wreath

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

Faux wooden placemats by Z Gallerie will warm up a table setting

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

Beaded placemats add pzazz and texture to any winter table setting.

Soma

Soma

I want one!!!  A cashmere robe by Soma. Light but warm!  www.soma.com

Soma

Soma

Do not forget your feet!  Soma

Gharardelli Chocolate

Ghirardelli Chocolate

My favorite hot chocolate mixed with hot water. www.ghirardelli.com

Sometimes timing can be perfect…last week when I was on Fox 8, the temperature was 12 degrees!!! We all needed a COZY WINTER HOME!!

 

Cheryl

 

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Easy, Inexpensive July 4th Ideas

Are you ready to celebrate July 4th tomorrow? Anytime I plan a dinner party I always go with what is easy and fun.  I wanted to share a few easy and quick ideas that are ideal for a last minute get together.

Modernize your July 4th table with a geometric patterned tablecloth with  red or blue china, melamine dishes or paper/ plastic plates and cups.  http://www.hgtv.com/

HGTV

HGTV

No flags, just mix and match your  dishes and linens.

HGTV

HGTV

Start saving a few for the next July 4th.  Red carnations are inexpensive and can be purchased at your local grocery store.  What says America more than cherry pie?  http://www.bhg.com/

Better Homes and Garden

BHG

Pool party anyone?  Pair firecracker red tulips with  blue vase.  Love the red and blue towels for quick dip in the pool.

HGTV

HGTV

Wrap mini flags around water bottles.

Better Home and Garden

BHG

Flag napkin rings

Better Home and Garden

BHG

Use heavy cardboard soup containers wrapped in festive wrapping paper for utensils and napkins.

Better Home and Garden

BHG

Kids and adults would love these fruity desserts.

HGTV

HGTV

Have you been to a July 4th celebration that did have a flag cake?  http://www.foodnetwork.com/

Food Network

Food Network

Trying to cut calories?  Fruit bowl with low fat cream.  http://www.southernliving.com/

Southern Living

Southern Living

Love this idea to use sparklers for candles!  Be sure to use it outside in a safe place.

HGTV

HGTV

Every celebration needs a little Martha Stewart!  http://www.marthastewart.com/

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

Wouldn’t these pots painted in USA colors with blue lobelia, red geraniums and unknown white flowers (can anyone identify it?) make a splash on a large picnic table or greeting your guests on the steps or walkway to your house?

Better Home and Garden

BHG

These cardboard stars would be a fun project for kids.  Glue silver glitter to add sparkle.

Better Home and Garden

BHG

Planning a picnic?  Pull out your patriotic colored pillows, rugs and quilt to watch the fireworks.

HGTV

HGTV

Cover a paint bucket with paper for popcorn or snacks while watching fireworks.

Better Home and Garden

BHG

Treat your guests to fruit drinks in festive colors.

HGTV

HGTV

Maybe I am a little late with my July 4th ideas or you are not celebrating at your home this year…store these quick, easy and inexpensive ideas in a folder on your computer.  You will be ready for July 4th 2015!!

Tomorrow’s post I will show you my “dream” outfit for July 4th!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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