White Christmas Ornaments

White Christmas Ornaments

15th December 2014

White Christmas Ornaments

Advent Day 16: Ice Fires – Make Your Own Ice Candle Holder A perfect way to extend your festive decorations creatively outside on cold winter evenings. Pour water into a large container, put a smaller container in it, so as the water freezes it creates a bucket shape. To slide the ice out, poor water over the outside container and as it begins to melt the ice, it will slide out easily. You can then place several tea lights …

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DIY Christmas Welcome Wreath

DIY Christmas Welcome Wreath

13th December 2014

DIY Christmas Welcome Wreath

Advent Day 13: DIY Christmas Welcome Wreath that Looks and Smells Amazing! As mentioned in previous posts we had lots of spare pine branches left from our real Christmas tree as the lower branches had to be cut off to fit the tree in to the base stand. To think the tree only cost £27 and it’s a beautiful 6′ tree, plus I have used the excess branches to make a Christmas garland for the mantle, and also simple candle wraps. Today I …

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Fairy Lights

Fairy Lights

12th December 2014

Fairy Lights

Advent Day 12: Time to Shine Christmas and weddings are really the only occasions on which you can go all out with fairy lights…

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A New Perspective

A New Perspective

10th December 2014

A New Perspective

Advent Day 10: An Upside Down Take on Wine Glasses December is a month that very quickly becomes packed with Christmas parties and dinners. It’s only 10th of December, and we’ve already hosted numerous dinners! You can add variety and glamour to your dinner parties by taking an ordinary item and turn it in to an extraordinary table decoration for an elegant dinner party. Below are examples of how you can use wineglasses as elegant candle holders…

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DIY Christmas Garland

DIY Christmas Garland

8th December 2014

DIY Christmas Garland

Advent Day 8: DIY Christmas Garland We went to a Christmas Tree Farm this year to choose our tree. To fit it into the base some of the bottom branches needed to be cut off. I didn’t want these to go to waste so I’ve been decorating around the house with these spare pine branches. Yesterday I posted a very simple tip to wrap pine branches around candles: For today’s tip I am revealing the Christmas garland I assembled using…

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The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

5th December 2014

The Gift of Giving

Advent Day 4: Christmas from Around the World Having a multinational background means I have family in several countries, which means a lot of holidays! Since my husband and I got married we have travelled to see my family in St Petersburg in Russia, to Belarus to Cyprus, and we’ve also had the occasional holidays to other countries. Everyone loves souvenirs to remember the memories made on holiday. However, the house can soon become very cluttered with souvenirs, which don’t all…

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Good Light, Good Night

Good Light, Good Night

2nd December 2014

Good Light, Good Night

For Day 2 of our Advent Calendar I would like to share how to put together a winter wonderful centrepiece. Use a large platter plate as the base, size dependent on the room and table. I used a wide base as the living room is very large, anything smaller would get lost in the space. I love doilies, and use them any time an opportunity presents itself! In this case it serves to pull the rest…

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Interior Design Styles

Interior Design Styles

22nd September 2014

Interior Design Styles

Interior Design Styles Your decorating style in three words.. If you were asked to describe your decorating style in three words, what would the three words be? Does your home reflect who you are and your personality? There are so many interpretations of what different interior styles are. In this post I will only address the key ones. I will include one image of each style I am referring to and I will do the impossible and limit myself to…

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Passion & Interest

Passion & Interest

15th June 2014

Alisa Bowen Inside Studio

Passion & Interest Finding and staying interested in your passion My love for interior design began at an early age when my parents moved house every two years. Every new house we lived in was a blank canvas for my imagination and creativity. I found myself inspired and fascinated by the world of interior design and the beauty of transforming homes. After studying Interior Design and working for a design firm in Cyprus, I moved to the colder United Kingdom…

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