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    How to create a gallery wall

    It was found that people living in a beautiful scenic space are indeed happier and that our space affects how we feel. Thankfully we can always turn to the internet for endless inspiration without having to afford a professional interior designer. One way to improve our interiors and adding warmth to our homes is by giving special attention to our walls: Enter the Gallery wall. Having a gallery wall in a room is a simple way to decorate like a pro. In this article we share a few tips to help you build your own gallery wall. Choosing the right wall Choosing a windowless wall, with the least furniture is…

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    The 1940s Fashion

    The style of the 1940s is influencing today’s fashions in many ways: the feminine lines, the flowy fabrics and the delicate patterns. We have compiled a little taste of what the original western 1940s fashion and make up were like. Now you can create your own influences on your wardrobe. CoatsIn the 1940’s women’s coats had large collars and enormous shoulder pads. Fur coatsbecame the trend. HatsWomen rarely wore hats but if they were to wear one it would have been small.Women who worked during the war often had to wear turbans to cover their hair. UndergarmentsBrassieres were cut to lift and accent the women’s breasts, this is similar to…

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    Eyeglasses Fashion

    When it comes to prescription eyewear purchasing decisions, statistics show that women most often make the final choice for themselves, their spouses and their families. Therefore, they are typically the most savvy eyeglass frame shoppers. For women themselves, there are a host of choices on the market today. Many collections of eyeglasses are targeted specifically to women. These are appealing to their fashion, color, and price-conscious senses. And taking a sharp turn from the “unisex” trend that was popular in previous years, many eyeglass frames for women are distinctly feminine in shape, style and coloring. The Top Five Trends in Women’s Eyeglasses Feminine eyewear shapes such as cat-eyes, glamorous larger…

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    Makeover tips for over 60

    Want to give your mom a make over? Here are some great tips for getting older and looking great while you’re getting there. Don’ts Don’t wear baggy, shapeless clothes.  Don’t wear fussy prints like tiny florals.  Don’t wear overdone, fussy styles or details (gold buttons, gold trim, etc.). They are terribly aging.  Don’t think you have to wear skirt suits to look well dressed. Even though they may be “in,” some skirt suits can be very aging. Trousers are generally much more youthful, so a better choice would be a trousersuit or a trouser and coat ensemble.  Don’t shy away from all black. It looks great, especially when textures are…

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    Tropical Chic

    Decorating your house? Tired of Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture? Tropical chic is one of the most popular looks. It includes comfort, warmth, and a touch of the exotic, using jungle themes, restful colours, and natural textural elements. It’s a style that has fresh appeal with touches of traditional. This is not the multi-coloured jungle look you might choose for a child’s room. Instead, it might be defined as “lush minimalism” since it mixes lots of texture and intricate pattern with simple details and a few large accessories. Common motifs include stylized palm trees, large leafed banana plants, animal prints, rattan and leather. This look is most often used…

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    Herbal Decorations

    Want to decorate a table in an original way? Why not use herbs. Fresh herbal arrangements are the perfect way to decorate a dinner table. Their fragrance awakens the senses, while their flowers and leaves provide colour and interest as well as instant garnishing material. For a simple dinner party, a spray of parsley, mint, marjoram or thyme by each place setting looks attractive and can be nibbled to freshen the palate between courses, to sharpen the appetite or to aid digestion. You can either lay the herbs on the table or set them in pre-soaked florists’ foam. Selected for their colours and flavours depending on your theme, they can…

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    Setting the Mood for Valentine’s Day

    Whether you have a gathering of friends or an intimate dinner for two, make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. IF you don’t believe in Valentine’s and think it’s just a commercial thing, well who cares, use it as an excuse to have fun anyway!Here are some suggestions to get you started on your way to a wonderful evening. — For your dinner, choose a setting that is new and different. Perhaps in front of a view of water or city lights. If you don’t have a nice view, create the setting with some nice plants to give an outdoor-ish feel. — Layer your tablecloths for a beautiful effect. Start…

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    Flower Arranging

    Whether it’s a dinner party, a birthday party or simply to decorate the house, flowers are always a beautiful thing. When arranging flowers, you need to be aware of some things. Here are a few helpful hints we have to help you arrange your flowers. Decide where you will place your flower arrangement before you make it so you can determine if the finished piece should be tall or wide or round and full. Select a container that is appropriate for the decor and/or theme of the arrangement. Choose a vase that is in proportion to the flowers. Often the vase should make up one half to one-third the size…

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    Throwing A Party

    Are you throwing a party in the coming weeks? Our tips may help you. While most of the ideas you see here are basic common sense, it can be of great help as a checklist during the sometimes stressful last days before a large party. The secret to hosting a wonderful party is remarkably simple: Create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where people feel welcome. And it all starts with you. If you’re a nervous, anxiety-ridden host, you’ll end up with nervous, anxious guests. But, if you set the mood, relax, and enjoy yourself, so will your guests. Successful parties always cost more than expected. Plan to spend at least 1…

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    The Equestrian Look

    If you live in the northern hemisphere, Winter is upon us and it is never too late to explore the must-have looks and moods for the season. A timeless trend, according to our people in the style industry, is the equestrian look. Think about riding trousers, jackets with elbow patches, leather buttons or other riding-inspired touches. Flat or high-heeled riding boots, leather and suede. Jewelry, gloves and handbags with golden bits also fit into this list well. The best way to evoke this style is to bring to your regular wardrobe an element or two of this theme. Try a jockey sweater with well-worn jeans and riding boots. Whatever you…