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    Custom window treatment, heart on door and a sneak peek of my winter reading chair. Click thru to see more. -- Window Designs Etc. By Marie Mouradian

    Sneak Peek – Winter Reading Chair

    Who doesn’t love a good book to carry you away to a magical land? Of course, where you are reading makes a big difference in the experience. I couldn’t do a beach read while at a ski lodge. I get more immersed while my toes are dug deep into the sands of Cape Cod!

    Categories:Design Quotes, Sneak Peek of My Home

    The right way to arrange furniture in a family room to be warm and cozy. How to arrange your room to be warm and cozy. Window Designs Etc. by Marie Mouradian

    How To Arrange Your Family Room To Feel Warm And Cozy

    So many homes I go into have their furniture arranged the same was as the day they moved in. “How do you feel about the sofa being against the wall and the chair over in this corner.” I ask Typically the client answers “I know it doesn’t work but they’re there because I had no idea how else to arrange the room.” It’s a good thing when a client realizes they need to consult a professional.

    Categories:Design Quotes, Family Rooms

    How to warm up your home for winter. Window Designs Etc. by Marie Mouradian Use textured fabric like this chenille from RM Coco

    4 Simple Ways To Warm Up Your Home For Winter

    Finally, snow is here in New England and it feels like winter. Changing your decor will warm up your home for winter. Here are 4 simple and easy ways to add warmth to your interior.

     1. Add textures

    The look and feel of textured fabrics – wool, chenille, suede and velvet – add tremendous comfort and coziness to a room.

    Categories:Design Quotes, The Etc. Of Interior Decorating, Decorating Advice

    Daylight Savings Time - Fall Back - Clocks of Europe

    Fall Back – Time To Change The Clocks

    Turn Clocks Back

    Just a friendly reminder to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight. This means you get to sleep an extra hour. For those of us who can’t sleep (can you relate?), we have an extra hour to enjoy life.

    What are you going to do with your extra hour?

    Categories:Lifestyle

    The relatives are coming for Christmas and you have NAKED windows! See some great solutions here

    More Holiday Solutions For Naked Windows And A Special Offer

    More ways to cover up your naked windows

    Yikes, the holidays came quickly this year, life got in the way and you just didn’t get to contacting me about those NAKED windows. Home Alone Now the relatives are coming for Christmas and you can hear Aunt Agnes saying “Dear, when ARE you going to do some decorating around here!”.

    Categories:Decorating Quickies, Window Treatments

    Candy canes make great window treatments! WindowDesignsEtc.com Please come take a look at more ideas http://wp.me/p2RXdv-vv

    Holiday Solutions For Naked Windows And A Special Offer

    Yikes, the holidays came quickly this year, life got in the way and you just didn’t get to contacting me about solutions for NAKED windows. Home Alone Now the relatives are coming for Christmas and you can hear Aunt Agnes saying “Dear, when ARE you going to do some decorating around here!”.

    Categories:Window Treatments, Lifestyle

    The same window with a different window treatment of black check curtains with wreaths.

    Holiday Window Ideas – Part 3 of 3

    Deck the windows with boughs of holly,

    fa la la la la la la

    The most popular window to add holiday decorations to is the window above the kitchen sink.  Adding water to the tea kettle or doing the dishes, the window we look out of might as well be decorated for Christmas too.

    Categories:Lifestyle, Sneak Peek of My Home, A Few of My Favorite Things

    Roman shades and classic draperies are dressed for the holidays with a simple green wreath from House Beautiful. More on the blog www.windowdesignsetc.com

    Windows Decked Out For The Holidays – Part 2 of 3

    Deck the windows with boughs of holly,

    fa la la la la la la

    Here are lots more holiday window decorating ideas. Exploring around on the web, I’ve found some more stunning window treatments that are made even better with holiday decorations. As you are decorating your home for the holidays remember to decorate the windows too.

    Categories:Lifestyle, A Few of My Favorite Things

    Arched top windows are adorned with a big bow and a glitzy statement ornament for the holidays. More on the blog www.windowdesignsetc.com

    Windows Decked Out For The Holidays – Part 1 of 3

    Deck the windows with boughs of holly,

    fa la la la la la la

    It’s time for holiday window decorating as you prepare your home for the holidays. Perusing the internet, I have found some drop dead gorgeous window treatments that are made even better with holiday decorations.

    Holiday Window Decorating

    There’s nothing but pure JOY in this dining room.

    Categories:Lifestyle, Dining Rooms, A Few of My Favorite Things

    Mix and match china patterns for an interesting Thanksgiving table. More ideas on the blog www.windowdesignsetc.com

    Set Your Thanksgiving Table Like You Were Decorating A Room

    Thanksgiving Table Decorating

    Your dining room table is like an empty room waiting to be decorated with style and taste.

  • The tablecloth is the backdrop.  I prefer a solid damask instead of a busy print.  Food is more appealing against a solid.
  • Your dishes are the main pieces of “furniture”. Every piece does not have to match.
  • Categories:Dining Rooms, Decorating Advice

    Spring Decorating Tips You Can Use Today

    Freshen Up Your Home For Spring

    It’s time to freshen, brighten and update all the rooms in your house.  Follow these Spring decorating tips for a few quick changes this weekend. They will improve the outlook of your entire family.

    Spring Decorating Tips

    1. Clear away the clutter.  Are there things on your coffee table, kitchen counter or nightstand that have piled up since the first of the year?

    Categories:Decorating Advice

    Romantic Bedding

    8 ½ Steps to a Romantic Bedroom

    Note-I wrote this romantic bedroom article for my Ezine a few years ago.  I have reprinted it each year since, because we all need a little reminder to keep the love alive.   If you would like to copy it would you please show me some love and link it back to me for credit?

    Categories:Bedrooms, Decorating Advice

    Needlepoint Pillow

    6 Ways to Decorate with Your Personal Creations

    Decorate Your Home with Your Talents

    Maybe it’s the long winter that is keeping us indoors or we are looking for a way to express ourselves, but there is a huge surge in adult creative crafting.  I have heard from so many of you that you are knitting, quilting, painting, sewing, scrapbooking, jewelry making, doing needlework or planning your spring garden.

    Categories:Decorating Quickies

    Pears

    Spring-Bring Some New Life to Your Interior Decorating

      Nothing says “It’s Spring” as much as a bouquet of daffodils.   Happy first day of Spring! Over the next several posts I’ll show some very easy and doable tips to refresh your home for Spring.

    Bring in Some Life

    Real plants and flowers are so much nicer than the browned dried floral arrangements and the dust collecting silks.

    Categories:Decorating Quickies

    Flower Details

    Creating Daily Rituals

    The addition of fresh flowers turn an everyday task into a nurturing ritual. Note-I wrote this article for my Ezine a few years ago.  I have reprinted it here because we all need a little reminder to keep nurturing rituals.  So here it is being introduced to Blogland.  If you would like to copy it would you please show me some love and link it back to me for credit?

    Categories:Lifestyle

    Get Ready to Decorate!

    Surround Yourself With The Things You Love Is there an area of your home that needs some attention?  Every time you walk by, does it make you feel uncomfortable? In just a few short steps I will show you how to refresh an area such as your mantel, desk, dresser or kitchen counter.

    Categories:Decorating Quickies

    Romantic Bedding

    8 ½ Steps to a Romantic Bedroom

    Note-I wrote this article for my Ezine a few years ago.  I have reprinted it each year since, because we all need a little reminder to keep the love alive.   If you would like to copy it would you please show me some love and link it back to me for credit?

    Categories:Bedrooms, Decorating Advice