Nov 25, 2013
Through My Eyes: Design for Harmonious Family Gatherings
Hello Fabulistas! My clients and readers often ask about how they can maintain chic designs while keeping visiting family members happy and curious little ones from destroy ing their prized belongings. This is an especially big issue during the holidays. Here are some ways I keep your belongings safe and make a space still feel like home, for everyone in attendance.
from Traditional HomeDon't hide away everything Your first instinct may be to hide it all away and pull out collapsible chairs to replace your prized Eames chairs. Resist the urge! Vintage and antique pieces have withstood lots of wear and tear before they came into your possession. Do put away your precious china, but don't worry about the tougher pieces. hot chocolate!
from My Home IdeasSet up charging stations You'll, of course, want to Instagram happy family moments and new gifts. Phones, cameras and camcorders can zap up battery life. So why not think ahead and bring out your electronics chargers ahead of time and free up some outlets so guests can easily recharge devices? They'll thank you!
from PinterestAre you prepped for family holiday visits? Let me know what you do before everyone arrives!