Last Minute Gifts that Are Actually Thoughtful
Donate As You Decorate: Narrative's Giving Program Supporting Youth Arts Education
Thoughtful Gift Giving: Personalized Holiday Ideas for the Whole Family
If you are anything like me, holiday shopping angst is beginning to creep into consciousness. Now, I'm no Scrooge. It's not that I dislike gift giving. It's just that the pressure of weeding through so much stuff to find presents my loved ones will actually want feels daunting. How to find those unique, thoughtful gifts for friends and family? You can't go wrong with something personalized. To give you a head start on your holiday shopping, I've collected a few of my favorite customizable gift ideas for every member of the family.
Life in Color: 4 Design Tips for Decorating with Painted Walls
Celebrating Creativity: Join Us at the Conception Art Show San Diego
Meaningful Design: 3 Tips for Displaying Family Photos in a Modern Way
Incorporating family photographs into your decor is tricky business. On the one hand, it can be heartwarming to fill your house with reminders of people you hold dear...on the other, too many personal photos can create visual clutter and feel fussy or out-of-date.
But don't let current design trends hold you back from enjoying cherished memories at home! To help you discover your own perfect balance of personalization and style, here are three tips for integrating family photos into your decor.
Why Handmade Matters
There has been a lot of hype in recent years about the "Maker Movement" and "Makers Fairs". A new wave of attention has been given to goods that are "Made by Hand" or "Handcrafted". Is this all just a hipster phenomenon or some clever marketing scheme?
Not even close.
Beyond inspiring intense personal gratification for the craftsman, handmade goods support the creative spirit in us all. Here's how...
Accessible Style: Mid Century Modern Decor for Any Home
Living in Southern California, it's hard to miss the influence of Mid Century Modern design. But if you're like me and don't have the budget - or desire - to go all-in on mid century home decor, it can be intimidating to approach such iconic furniture design.
To help you out, I've pulled together some of my favorite, versatile mid century style furnishings.