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Family Photos as Artwork

Happy Tuesday everyone! Things are moving right along with the progress of moving my mom into her new home. You may have had a chance to see a few sneak peeks here. I wanted to share a fun tip with you that I used for my girls’ room at her house.
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Their bedroom color palette is hot pink, navy & white. For my mom’s Christmas gift this year, I had photos done of the girls in coordinating outfits and framed them in acrylic with Shutterfly. I love how the frames appear to just float on the wall. Both of my girls love to dance so the tutus were a natural choice for this fun photo shoot with James Edward. I chose to have them shot on a solid white background so the photos would really pop against the walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s Symphony Blue. It’s somewhere between a navy & a cobalt blue & it’s the perfect blue for this scheme.

With a little planning & coordinating, you too can turn your family photos into artwork for your home. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks! The draperies are going in this Thursday! Follow the fun on instagram @designershay & @ibbdesign.

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Holiday Entertaining Recap

If you follow me on instagram (@designershay), you may have seen all of the fun I was having setting up for the holidays with my family over the last few days.  So, today I thought I’d share a quick recap of a few of our tabletops over Christmas.

I made this Christmas Tree cheese tray for Christmas Eve.  I found the idea on Pinterest & made a few small tweaks.  I used Boursin cheese for the tree “topper” & made a star on top with dried cranberries.  Port cheese, white cheddar & aged Vermont cheddar cheeses are layered between cherry tomatoes and rosemary twigs.  It’s so easy & makes quite the festive presentation!

We gathered in our formal living room after we returned from Christmas Eve candlelight service to have some yummy food & enjoy the eve of Christ’s birth.  Our spread consisted of the Christmas Tree cheese tray, dips, shrimp cocktail, cheese biscuits and veggies.  This has been a tradition in my family since I was a kid.  Now as an adult, it brings me so much joy to go all out to spend quality time together like this with my family.

This was the kids’ table setting for Christmas Day dinner.  The inspiration for this table also came from Pinterest, but I made a few tweaks to this one as well.  We used chocolate covered mint oreos for the eyes, a carrot for the nose, party crackers for the bow tie, dinner & cocktail napkins for the hat & scarf, our casual china for the snowman’s body & head and silverware make up the arms & the brim on the hat.

My daughter Jaylie had so much fun helping me set the table!  We will definitely keep this cute idea in our file for years to come!

For more design inspiration follow me on Pinterest and instagram (@designershay).  Happy Holidays & Happy Decorating!!!

xo
Shay

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas design devotees!  I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for checking in here daily for design inspiration, events, tips & sneak peeks at our projects.  I really enjoy all of the comments and emails that I get from all of you!  It’s such a joy to share the creative process with the Designer Detective readers.  I have lots of fun things planned for 2013 so make sure to stay tuned!

I hope you all are enjoying your family and having a fabulous time celebrating Jesus’s birthday.  We’re having a blast at the Geyer house today.  The kiddos are wearing themselves out playing with the goodies that Santa brought.   I’m busy preparing to host 20 family members for Christmas dinner.  The Christmas music is blaring, we’re cooking & getting all of the tables set for our family celebration.

To follow all of our fun & get inspiration for your holiday entertaining, follow me on Pinterest, instagram (@designershay) & twitter.

Merry Christmas & many blessings for a very prosperous & joyful New Year!

xo
Shay