Some moms just have the touch. The decorating diva, as we like to call her, can effortlessly turn any room into an inviting, envy-worthy study in style. This week, we're celebrating all the moms who make homes beautiful -- and we have some great giveaways to mark the occasion.
As a self-proclaimed decorating diva on a budget, I'm always dreaming of ways to revitalize my decor without breaking the bank. In doing so, I've realized one thing: Sometimes all it takes is a single statement piece to completely renew a room.
This glistening wall mirror fits that bill. Both versatile and striking, this mirror can meld seamlessly with any style of decor. To me, there's something incredibly chic about the contrast between its glamorous mirrored design and the industrial-inspired look of this handcrafted reclaimed teak and steel dining table and structured pendant light. Add some tufted steel stools and some rustic wood crates to use as storage and you have a look that's authentic, nostalgic, and completely real.
Does your mom's style pay homage to minimalist mid-century design? The vintage bicycle print on these sleek birchwood and chrome activity chairs, which you can enter to win on Friday, offers the perfect juxtaposition between architecturally-inspired decor and comfortable, homey design. Place them in a room with a sleek black leather couch, curved walnut cabinet, and a curved floor lamp -- Mies van der Rohe would approve. If she's already got the room covered, this book will look great on a set of modern nesting tables.
Maybe your mom prefers a more luxurious look. These antiqued French side chairs are the perfect beginning to a sophisticated and romantic room. Add a chalkboard, some printed pillows and these elegant carved wood candle holders (enter to win them on Tuesday) and you have a look that's charming and distinctly French countryside.
If you're unsure what to buy for the decorator in your life, a bouquet of hand-arranged flowers can be the perfect complement to any style of home decor. A design book is another good choice; Domino: The Book of Decorating provides inspiration in the form of vibrant photos for every decorating dilemma.
How does the decorating diva in your life express her style? Does your mom's style influence the way you now decorate your own home?
Posted by Jennifer Gustavson