Jeffrey Phillip

Where To Start Decorating… Wallpaper, Rugs, Paint?

Published August 15, 2017 Decorating,Design,Inspiration,JP Home,Philosophy No Comments

CONFUSED ON WHERE TO START DECORATING?  ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN…

A decorating project can be a lot of fun! It’s a great opportunity to be creative, shop for some new things and make an old room feel brand new. It brings a sense of accomplishment and pride. We start out saying, “Yea, I can do that!” And, finish saying, “look at what I did!” 🙌🏼

DIY home decorating is not as simple (or boring) as it used to be. You have access to pretty much all the same resources and inspiration that I do, which is incredible! However, having so many options readily accessible online and in stores can cause some confusion about where to start decorating. Do you start with wallpaper? How about an area rug? Maybe upholstery fabric? A simple paint color?

Over the years, I have been asked this question quite a bit and I have also read about it in magazines and design blogs, as well as discussed it with colleagues (and clients). To be honest, there are a variety of answers out there, and I really don’t think any one of them is right or wrong.

I’m sure that leaves you thinking right now, “great… thanks for the help, Jeffrey.🙄  That didn’t clear up a thing.” Well, I promise that I explain more in the video above and give you specifics as to where to begin this creative process, where NOT to begin, and where I started with decorating my apartment. This video actually builds on what I talked about in a video I shared a couple weeks ago about starting a decorating project with lists and showing you how to draw a floor plan to scale. That video explained where to begin from the practical/technical side, where as this video talks about where to begin from the creative side. 🌈

I hope that this video helps guide you along on your decorating journey. If it does, please be sure to click that “thumbs up” button after watching, share it with someone else who you know is starting a decorating project and don’t’ forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel! Enjoy & happy decorating!

xo 😘


 

A Golden Glow

Published December 21, 2010 Decorating,Gifts,Inspiration No Comments

 

I was recently walking around a holiday gift fair and stumbled upon these gorgeous stone candle holders made of a rare, golden-orange, onyx calcite.  When lit, these unique candle holders emit the perfect golden-amber glow that will add to the ambiance of any room in your home.  They will also make a great gift for birthdays, holidays or housewarmings.

Unfortunately, Golden Glow Candle Works, the company selling them, does not have an e-commerce portion to their website yet.  However, they are hoping to sell online towards the end of winter.  In the meantime, you can call them or submit your email online to learn about their line of gifts and products.

Golden Glow Candle Works