The familiar black dog with the white chest and white front paws starred in past Christmases in President Barack Obama’s White House, but America’s first pooch had to let someone else in the picture this holiday season: his little sister, Sunny. In her first book, the granddaughter of cosmetics mogul Estee Lauder opens up her Manhattan home and office as well as her Hamptons retreat, which was once her grandmother’s home. Detail shots of her vanity, desk and tabletops are coupled with overall (CNN)– People have used animal imagery in their decorating since they were painting ancient beasts on cave walls. There’s nothing new about the look, Elle Decor interiors editor Robert Rufino said, but there is a modern approach trotting (CNN)– Silhouettes, vintage oil portraits, one-of-a-kind finds, bird imagery, lots and lots of patina — sounds like a “Country Living” cover of flea market finds and Etsy artwork, right? It absolutely is, said Sara Morrow, the features For the holidays this year, you can make your own gingerbread house at the Miami Culinary Institute, instead of putting together a pre-made one from a kit. At the two hour class, dozens of bowls of candy and icing are provided for decorating Ten teams competed in the Kilachand Residence Hall Association’s gingerbread house decorating competition way to end the semester in a festive holiday way.” Catch some photos of the finished masterpieces and their makers below. .
Different way to use mirrors in home decor to accentuate artefacts, add dimension, give the illusion of space and play with light Gone are those days when a mirror was used merely for the dressing table; it has now become an essential piece of The crew, thoroughly vetted and repeatedly screened with metal detectors, spent two full days there sorting through the ornaments, wreaths and other bling that would brighten at least 10 rooms in the White House. Marianne spent hours attaching wires to and that means many items in the home that look festive, but could present hazards. The consumer product safety commission estimates more than 15,000 injuries related to holiday decorating occurred in November and December of last year Decorating the outside of the house is also something that I like to do. I usually add to my collection after Christmas with the Clearance sales at the stores. I now have a pine garland to hang on the front porch railing, and, of course, Christmas lights .