Giving Thanks for the Kids...

As I am still running around like a turkey with my head cut off I realized I will not only be entertaining adults this thanksgiving, but a few kids as well. As a child I remember being seated at the kids table and being served thanksgiving dinner every year. Wanting to sit next to my mom at the adult table because of how pretty it was always set up.  This year the kids table will be the envy of all adults attending dinner at my house. My brain is telling me if I build it, they will come. Meaning if I load the kids with fun crafts upon crafts they may stay entertained though out dinner. Allowing the children to decorate their own place-mats with crayons is always a fun idea. I love the idea of allowing the children to build the Mayflower from felt sheets, and paper pilgrims will definitely be a show stopper. If you are entertaining kids that are a little older in age, the paper "Thankful" tree is a great centerpiece as well as conversation piece. Blank leaves on the tree for them to write what they are thankful for is a way to get everyone involved in the Thanksgiving spirit. 
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Some Tuesday Morning Cute..... Bleached Pillows

I love all things pillows. Of course you all should know this about me by now. These pillows we created by Amanda over at Burlap and Denim and they have made my "I just love theses list." Amanda gave these pottery barn denim pillow covers a face lift with an stencil, a little bit of bleach, and lots of creativity. This best part of it all, is she show us step by step how she achieved the look. This project seems simple enough to tackle in an afternoon. Click here to enjoy this fun tutorial and create your own Bleached out denim pillow covers. 

Images Courtesy of: Burlap and Denim


Add Glitz to your table this Thanksgiving....

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away the lovely Erinn Valencich over at HGTV shares a few designer tips for adding a little glitz to your Thanksgiving table decor this year. Erinn shows us how to mix natural elements with metallic painted fixtures to create a table setting your guest are bound to love. The use of fresh fruit and dried tree branches along side metallic colors, glass and ceramic fixtures help to create a contrast that will make for a great decor combination for you Thanksgiving feast. 


How To Save Money On Energy Coast This Winter....

If you are looking for ways to cut energy coast this winter all while keeping your home warm and cozy, Real Simple has some great tips and tricks on how save money on winterizing your home. The average American spends close to an arm and leg on energy bills on a yearly basis. These tips will help to make  your home more energy efficient and your wallet a little heavier this winter. 

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Decorative Pumpkins.....

With Halloween just a few weeks away I am not looking forward to carving pumpkins after last years fiasco. I will be the first to say that I am not a pumpkin carver by far. I ran across these cool pumpkin crafts while waiting in line at the grocery store. I could not wait to get home to get the how-to's from These fun filled crafts require little to no carving and are full of creativity. My favorites just happen to be the one's that require NO carving at all. I can't wait to get my hands on some  cool prints to wrap my pumpkins in this year. Happy Crafting everybody. 

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Thrift Store Finds.....

I've been on the hunt for a new headboard for months now. When I finally decided to make my own I ran across this gem. I stopped over at Habitat for Humanity looking for some side table that would work with my design scheme on another project, and low and behold the design Gods we shinning down on me. This queen size headboard was priced at $25.00 and I was not about to let it pass me bye. I'm so excited to get started working on it. A little TLC is all this headboard needs and I'm ready to nurture it. Headboard make over take one.  There are plenty of unseen treasures at your local thrift store. If you are a DIYer like myself take some time to shop your local stores before diving into your next project. You might find it a little more satisfying doing the work yourself and a bit more budget friendly by going the thrift store route.


And We have A Winner.....

And we have a winner people. But before I start the drum roll I would like to thank everyone who entered my From the Heart Giveaway you guys are the best. It's so hard to just pick one Winner so I let my son pull the name out of the hat. Drum Roll Pleeeeeeeeeeease............

A Big Congratulations goes out to Nikki you are the lucky winner of this fabulous giveaway. Please email your mailing information over to and I will get your gift to you asap. Thanks again to everyone who entered or spread the word about the giveaway. Be on the look out for the launch of  My Designs 80 on Etsy coming next week. I can wait to give you guys a sneak peek of my shop. Yayyyyy!


Last Chance to Win... Pillow Giveaway

Today is the last day of this special Giveaway so get involved for your chance to win a set of hand made pillow covers that I like to call my Naturally beautiful girls. These pillow covers are valued at $45.00 USD. If you want to try your chances at winning here's how to enter. Step 1: leave a comment on the blog asking any question you want answered about interior design. Step 2: head over the the Official My Design Interiors fan page and click the "Like" button for a chance to win. Good Luck everyone.

For more information about this giveaway click Here.


Decorate Like A Pro....

Let's just be honest, sometimes redecorating your home can be not only time consuming but a bit expensive as well. Not everyone has the means to go out and hire an Interior Designer to help redesign their entire home. Bummer for me but it's true. Over at House Beautiful there's a great article that consist of 20 decorating secrets from professional designers that should help you get your creative juices going. It's full of tips and tricks that will help you think and decorate like one of the pro's. 

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They Say When You Go Black.....

Black is and will always be one of my favorite colors. It works well with everything, and has such a sophisticated feel to it. It's such a dramatic color that it will always make a statement in a room. People love to wear the color black because it's such a chic and bold color. I don't you about you ladies but I always feel a bit seductive in all black. Make a bold move and bring black into your home, it can be used to make a strong statement when done properly. I'm doing a really dramatic makeover to my bedroom and of course black was the first color in my design scheme. Bold, Seductive, and Sophisticated, yep sounds like me.


From Me. Too You.... A Giveaway From the Heart!

In honor of My Love for Design turning 1 year old, I'm doing a Great Giveaway to give back some of the Love that I have received this pass year. Now you can't tell me these throw pillows pictured above for not to die for. I like to call them my Naturally Beautiful throw pillows . Now that your in Love with them you want to know how to get your hands on them right? Well to enter the giveaway all you need to do is follow theses two steps. Step 1: leave a comment on the blog asking any question related to interior design. Step 2: Head over to the My Designs Interior page on Face Book and click the "Like" button. A winner will be randomly selected a week from today, October 4, 2011. Good Luck to you all, and I can't say Thank You enough for all the Support on the site.

2 Pillow case size 16"x16"
Throw Pillow Cases valued at $45.00
Pillow inserts not included in giveaway
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for better chanced to win
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Celebrating 1 Year in the Blogophere.......

Break out the Cake- pop's cause it's time to celebrate. My Love For Design is now 1 year old. I am proud to say that I have been blogging, learning, teaching, and networking through My Love For Design for a little bit over a year now. The saying is true, time does fly when your having fun. I can't even put into words how blessed I feel to have come this Far, and I could not have done it with out all the love and support from my family, friends, and close network of go-getter that keep me grounded. To celebrate this big occasion I'm doing a Giveaway! That's right people FREE GOODS, to give back some of the Love I have received from all of you. Stay tuned for the Details coming tomorrow morning. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You all for the continued support of My Love For Design as well as My Designs Interiors.


Make A Simple Throw Pillow

The first thing I want to do when I'm switching up my home decor is get new pillows. A nice pillow now a days can run you anywhere from $20.00 to $120.00. I don't know about you but I tend to change things up quite often in my home and at $120 a pop that can get pretty pricey. Well today I'm going to show you how to make your very own throw pillow, so you can keep a few dollars in your pocket. Also this Saturday I will be teaching a decorative pillow making class over at Home Fabric's & Rugs if you are interested in making pillows for your home, family or friends and would like a live demonstration come on down. Home Fabrics & Rugs is located in the city of Torrance, Ca on the corner of Hawthorne & Sepulveda Blvd. The class with begin at 12 noon and last about an hour or so. If you can't make it in here's a quick tutorial on Making a Simple Throw Pillow . Happy Sewing!


Winter Vacation.... Lake Tahoe

With summer coming to a close it's time to start planning for a winter vacation. The Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe is the perfect getaway for some cold, snowy winter fun. Now to be honest with you, I'm not one for the snow. My sister has been trying to get me to snow board and I just have not mustard up the courage to play in the snow. Lately I've been feeling a bit braver than usual so who knows I just might try it. While searching for places to visit I came along the Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe. This Hotel is what a luxury winter vacation should consist of. It's loaded with spectacular views, fine dinning, spa services, beautiful rooms and lodging, and snow as far as the eye can see. So if you’re looking for a winter wonderland getaway this year, I think Lake Tahoe is a great choice. 

Images Courtesy of :Ritz


Fall Trends... Get the Look For Less

With Holiday season right around the corner, most of us want to change up our home decor to suit the season. Missioni at Target has a great home decor line to spruce up your place this fall on a budget. The combination of fall colors and funky patterns make for a great look for less. Adding a few new pieces can create an entirely new space. I love the warm brown tones mixed with cool blues, one of my favorite color combinations. This look has trendy fall decor written all over it.

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The Fanny Pack Is Back....

Does anybody remember when fanny packs were the must have accessory back in the day. We thought we were the coolest kids on the block due to a small little pouch that strapped around our waist. We would carry virtually everything in the house in that fanny pack and didn't need at least 90% of it. Then the day you saw your grandparents in matching ones headed to the family picnic was the day the fanny pack died. At least that's how it all went down for me. Well the Fanny Pack has reemerged with new life and I'm loving the new style and playfulness of the revamped fanny pack. Now if you know me, you know I am in the process of making one of my very own. These new fanny packs have inspired a new look for my morning hikes.

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Home Fabrics & Rugs.... Pillow Display

I had the pleasure of helping to design the bedroom display over at Home Fabrics and Rugs. Home Fabrics and Rugs is your go to place to find great fabrics and rugs for your home at closeout prices. This beautiful headboard are floral pillow was made by Sam Brown from Art Upholstery. I also choose a few fabrics for additional throw pillows for the bed. I will be hosting a  Free Decorative pillow making class in the store on Saturday September 24, 2011 at 12 noon. If you are interested in learning to make decorative pillows for you home, office, or friends please email me at for more information on this up coming class.


Gold Member....

Not only are Gold prices on the rise, but it's also becoming one of the hottest trends of the year. Gold has always been perceived as the rich mans color. It's a color that symbolizes wealth. Well with these new a funky designs gold and be any mans color. Gold has a new and refreshed look. While searching around for Gold accessories  I found a few must have pieces. 


Back to School. Get Organized With Cereal Boxes

School starts tomorrow for my son, and I've been putting off making some type of organization system for all of the lovely art work that he brings home. It's down to the wire because the paper work will start to flow in less than 24 hours. I found these cool organizers over at Martha Stewart Crafts made from cereal boxes. This is a simple cut and paste project which works for me, I'll be done before the school bell rings. If you want to make this project for yourself just click the link above for instructions. Happy Crafting.

Happy Labor Day.....

Happy Labor day every one. Today I'm just going to take the time to reflect back on the summer, enjoy some BBQ, and Jump for joy because school's back in session as of tomorrow. Who hoo!

Real Bedrooms with Big Style....

I Love the simple matte photos over the bed in this room. Gives the space a personal feel while adding to the design.

I Love the elegance the gold trimming brings to this design. It's just enough to make a statement.

I Love the night stands and chest in front of the bed in this space. They unify the room for a clean look.

I Love all things Teal Blue. That is all. And the chandelier makes me want one of my own.

What Girl dose not want to sleep under a elegant canopy?  Love It!

I Love this one because it simple. Less is always more, and this is a perfect example of that.

I Love the mood this room gives off. These a nice hotel vibe going on here. 

We sometimes see bedrooms in magazines and think to ourselves, "Man I wish my room looked as good as this one does." Well over at Better Homes & Gardens they are showcasing 25 Real Bedrooms. These are a pick of favorites from the staff over there and I have to say I have a few favorites of my own. While I can't show you all 25 bedrooms the photos above are a few of my own favorite picks. These bedrooms are very simple in design and can be duplicated on a budget. Bedrooms out of a magazine are no longer out of arms reach.

Images Courtesy of: Better Homes & Gardens