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Create the Perfect Place Setting | How to Set a Table

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dinner parties are one of my favorite things to do on the weekends, so I know when it comes to hosting, the first impression of the evening is almost always on the tablescape. So just how do you dress up your table? With Peace, Love & Decorating's collection of Arte Italica Dinnerware you can mix and match your way to the perfect place setting that reflects your style and shows off all that delicious cooking. Charger Plates: Let's start at the beginning! The charger plate. Sometimes referred to...


Meet the Designer - Joanna Gaines

by | Saturday, August 13, 2016

Who is Joanna Gaines? Everyone who knows Joanna Gaines knows she has a long list of accomplishments. The co-owner, co-founder, and lead designer of Magnolia Homes and Magnolia Market, the co-star of her own television show, a devoted wife to her husband, Chip, a proud mother of four, and last but not least, an incredibly talented designer. Surprisingly enough, Joanna never had formal training for design. Her talent began to grow as she met her future husband, Chip Gaines. At the time they were...


How to Dress Up Your Bed with Bella Notte

by | Thursday, June 2, 2016

Have you looked at a bed dressed to the nines and thought to yourself, "Why can't I do that in my own bedroom?" Believe it or not you can accomplish the designer look with the help of quality bedding like Bella Notte Linens. Bella Notte offers a complete assortment of quilts, duvets and coverlets, as well as all sizes of pillows. The best part is that every piece they offer comes in a variety of fabrics and patterns and varying colors making it easy to pick and choose what YOU like. To get...


Insider's Insight: How to Layer & Style Your Favorite Necklaces

by | Saturday, April 30, 2016

If you're like me, the abundance of necklaces in your jewelry collection can seem quite overwhelming at times. Thankfully for us, the layering trend is booming so we aren't confined when it comes to accessorizing. Sometimes, however, having more free-range can be equally intimidating. Here are a few guidelines to help get you started and become a layering pro! Delicate & Chunky: Mixing up heft and weightiness of necklaces is something that is essential when I'm really trying to make a...


Create a Farmhouse Interior with These 5 Easy Essentials

by | Friday, April 15, 2016

The one thing I personally love about this modern farmhouse design trend is the ability for a room to appear open, large and full of light while still remaining cozy and comforting. Just like a home should be! This particular style also manages to find the perfect balance between vintage-inspiration and clean, cut modern essentials, which can help immensely in the transitioning of your home to a more contemporary look and feel. Sounds pretty amazing right? And totally gorgeous? Well, if you...


Berry Me with Blue Goodness

by | Friday, February 26, 2016

Blueberry season is coming!!! We may be experiencing a few brisk days now, but by May/June the blueberry bushes will be full of juicy, blue goodness. Why not consider blueberries as an alternative fruit for many of your favorite strawberry or raspberry sweet treats? Blueberries are one of the highest anti oxidant value fruits. Their phyto-chemical compounds rid off harmful oxygen derived free radicals from the body. Research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in these berries can help lower...


How to Stop Your Jewelry from Tangling!

by | Monday, February 22, 2016

Have you ever tried to put on your favorite necklace only to become frustrated at the heaping pile of tangles? Too many times I have found myself twisting and pulling apart my precious adornments (even breaking out the magnifying glass!) only to be further defeated. Cramming all of my jewelry pieces into a box was just not cutting it for me anymore. I love to layer necklaces, stack bracelets, pile on rings, and finish my look off with earrings. The time wasted in pulling apart the death grip on...


5 Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day 2016

by | Friday, February 5, 2016
5 Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day 2016

When this holiday was introduced to the world of women, it was decided that the The Day of Love would never be the same. Traditionally celebrated on February 13th, Galentine's Day is a time to honor friendships between women and focus on some of the most important relationships we will ever have in our lives. Here are some tips and ideas to help get your party started...


Class in a Glass... Or a Mug

by | Wednesday, October 7, 2015

We all know what a Moscow Mule is. A super cool drink, a little ginger beer, a little vodka , a little lime juice, right? But why is it in that super cool copper mug? At Peace, Love & Decorating, we grabbed a few of our Twine Old Kentucky Hammered Moscow Mule Mugs, and put them to the test, here's what we noticed... 1. Temperature Believe it or not, your hand's temperature is almost 100 degrees. With this mug, your hand never touches where the drink rests and therefore keeps the drink cool for...


How High to Hang Your Lighting

by | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hanging a FixturePeace, Love & Decorating highly recommends that you hire a professional electrician or handyman to do the actual hanging of your lights unless you have training or experience. However, you still need to know how you would like the fixture hung (height and placement) even though you're not doing the actual hanging. Here are some suggestions and advice we think might come in handy. Dining RoomFor a standard 8-foot ceiling, it is common to hang your chandelier so that it's 30-35...