Egg-cellent Easter Design Ideas

by Denise on April 18, 2014

Need last minute inspiration for your Easter eggs?  Here are some creative and unique egg designs to get you egg-cited about decorating for Easter.  If you are feeling extra ambitious, try making these beautiful and highly decorated Ukrainian Easter Eggs, also known as Pysanky, made with wax and bold colors.  Ukranian

If you don’t have the patience for highly decorative eggs and need a quick and easy decorating solution, pull out your dependable Sharpie and write or draw your designs on the shell before or after dying your eggs.Marker eggs

To make a bold statement with your eggs and really make them shine, decorate with gold leaf or glitter ribbon.gold leaf

Decorating eggs is typically done with egg dye or food coloring, but to give your eggs a twist, try drizzling the dye over the eggs to create a fun watercolor look.Atelier Christine

It doesn’t matter if you have white or brown eggs, both types can be decorated and provide your table with a festive look for Easter.eggs

(Sources in order of appearance: smallforbig.com (2), thealisonshow.com, Walk in Love, unknown Pinterest, sedadus.tumbler.com, missrenaissance.com, Atelier Christine, founterior.com, unknown Pinterest)

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Meddling with Metallics

by Denise on April 17, 2014

Set the stage for spring in your home and feature metallics.  With the thought of incorporating metallic items into your design you may get a picture in your head of a gaudy interior or, on the contrary, a vision of royalty.  However, if you use metallics in the right places, your interior can be transformed into a magical glow for spring.
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Integrating gold into your design will create a feeling of warmth and richness.  Depending on the intensity of the gold you want to include it can vary from small accents to an entire wall.
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To create a sleek look, add in some mirrored accents and pops of silver.
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The biggest thing to remember when designing with metallics is to make your interior shine.

(Images sourced in order of appearance: J Hirsch Interior Design, unknown source, The Cross Decor & Design, Freshome Design & Architecture,  Kelly Wearstler, Kelly Wearstler, Softline Home Fashion, Bridget Otto, Deborah Martin Designs, Melody Home)

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Fresh Looks for Spring

March 4, 2014

Forget the dreary days of winter; why not think in color.  Get an early start to spring and freshen up with a new paint color, floral arrangement, or accessory items.Add a splash of color or floral print to make your room ready for spring.  Bold color accents will make your room pop.  However, if going […]

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Trending // Gorgeous Embroidered Fabrics

December 11, 2013

2014 is going to be a magnificent year for details in the Interior design world. Recently I discussed the rise in popularity of various trims, and now I want to share about the increasing appeal of embroidered fabrics. These fabrics are very affordable, and they can add much interest and character to any space. Refreshing […]

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Before & After – Transitional Kitchen & Breakfast Room

December 6, 2013

We at DLP Interiors want to take some time to share some more of our favorite projects from 2013!  Today’s featured project is a sleek transitional remodel located in Flower Mound, Texas. The clients were some of the nicest that I have ever worked with, and I really enjoyed my time with them during this […]

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Before & After – Chic Bathroom

December 4, 2013

 Today’s featured project is a sweet and sophisticated bathroom remodel located in Highland Village, Texas. We were able to maximize the space by creating more storage for the client,  and we added a custom touch by designing a tile framed mirror.  Then a splash of whimsy was added with the mini chandelier.

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Fresh Colors for 2014 // Blushy Pink & Plum

November 26, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Color Mix presented by Sherwin Williams. They revealed the top color trends for 2014, and  I am excited to see that grey is staying strong. I was especially thrilled to see the rise of two fresh colors to the design scene; plum and a sweet blushy […]

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Trending // Trim is Everywhere

November 22, 2013

…and becoming more popular with new contemporary designs.  Many traditional fringe type trims are loosing focus and the new styles are “edging” their way in.  Trims are showing up in multiple locations: on the edge of pillows, as an inner boarder, and even as a bold stripe down the center.   It may seem typical […]

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Before & After – Contemporary Bathroom Remodel

January 31, 2013

Last week I shared a sneak peek of a recent contemporary bathroom remodel that I completed. Now it’s time to finally share the full remodel and it’s story.. When I first started this exciting project the room was just a void. It had already been torn out by the client and new travertine flooring was installed.  I […]

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Your Last Minute Gift Wrapping Guide!

December 20, 2012

Stressed out from all the shopping, and feeling uninspired when it comes to the gift wrapping? Check out some of my favorite ideas for making  a statement under the tree.   A distinct wrapping paper DIY tutorial using food coloring and a porous rice paper. Thank you Martha Stewart!   Click here to learn how […]

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