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GRAND RE-OPENING: Knotting Hill Interiors!

It’s official! This past Thursday, October 6th, marked the grand re-opening of Knotting Hill Interiors at our new and expanded location in Myrtle Beach, SC! Although we are only 5 minutes north of our original location, we are thrilled to have the additional space and inventory to offer our valued customers, both local and long distance.

Below is a photo of our staff at Knotting Hill Interiors. We are wearing all black because we hosted an opening  breakfast entitled “Breakfast with Kimberly”, which was a “private preview” for previous clients. The theme was inspired by the 50th anniversary of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, so OF COURSE, we all donned our black dresses and pearls!  We had SO much fun!

 

Knotting Hill Interiors Staff

Knotting Hill Interiors Staff

Fabric by the yard is our greatest and latest new sensation that you must come peruse! We also continue to offer a vast selection of furniture, accessories, and gifts items, as well as our own in-house monogramming services. Our grand assortment of fabulous jewelry remains a hit among our lady patrons.  One of the new jewelry items that I introduced at the opening was a collection of Chanel necklaces. They were simply divine… And so well-received that they completely sold out! WOW! But don’t worry… I will be ordering more for those who were not able to snag one the first time around! Another hugely popular item at our grand re-opening was a new line of Seda France candles. We have been completely thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response to all of our new inventory!  In fact, I will be attending market this Thursday to do some reordering of requested items! So, THANK YOU to all of our loyal patrons – and to all of our NEW customers! – who made it all possible. Pictures of our new retail space and inventory are coming soon, so stay tuned!

For those who have not had a chance to drop by, our hours are Monday through Friday, 10-6pm, and 10-4 on Saturday. Come see us at Knotting Hill Interiors! We would love to show you around the new location!

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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Top 5 Places to Showcase Your Holiday Decor

Does the thought of decorating your home for the fall season…. Followed by RE-decorating it for Christmas…. make you feel a little frazzled?! If so, you are NOT alone! We would all love to click our ruby red slippers together – and voila! – the house is magically decorated for Halloween and Thanksgiving! And then we gracefully wave our magic wands – and Bippity Boppity Boo! – the fall decorations are gone and instantly replaced with red and green decor! However, the unfortunate reality is that we do not have any ruby slippers or magic wands to assist with these tasks. If your life is anything like mine, the months of October through December are generally packed full of a million things to accomplish in record time. Holiday decorating is usually executed with a huff and grumble, thinking all the while of the other 999,999 things still gracing my list of things to do. If this scenario sounds like you, I have come up with my top 5 places to decorate for the holidays that make the biggest impact on time invested. In fact, showcasing a few key areas of your home – rather than inserting holiday decorations in every nook and cranny – often makes your select decorations stand out and feel much more special.

MY TOP 5 HIGH IMPACT PLACES TO DECORATE FOR THE HOLIDAYS:

1. THE FRONT DOOR

The front door is the first thing that guests see when they arrive at your home… Or even just drive by. If you decorate nothing else for the holidays, let it be your front door.  You can buy a pre-made wreath, make your own, or get creative with you what you use to adorn your front door. Whether small or elaborate, a front door decorated for the holidays is certain to bring you the most happiness from your time invested.

 

Fall decorating

Photo from Southern Living

2. THE FOYER

If your guests come no further than the front door, they will still catch a glimpse of your foyer. The foyer is the area that welcomes others into your home, so make the most of it by giving it a bit of holiday pizzazz!

Fall decorating

3. THE MANTLE

If you have a fireplace in your home, the mantle is sure to be a focal point of the room and a location that should showcase your finest holiday treasures.

 

Fall decorating

Photo from Southern Living

4. THE COFFEE TABLE

A coffee table often centers the entire room, so adorning it with holiday decor  is a natural choice.

 

Fall decorating

Photo from Apple Valley Girl blog

5. DINING TABLE

Wherever people sit to eat is sure to be a place where friends and family gather. Give them something festive to look at and enjoy while they are there!

 

Fall decorating

Photo from Eddie Ross

So, remember, if you decorate these five key areas, you will see that your home maintains its holiday charm without the need to conjure up any magical assistance from your wand or ruby slippers!

IF YOU NEED HELP MAKING YOUR HOME EVEN MORE FABULOUS, CONTACT ME FOR AN IN-HOME OR ONLINE CONSULTATION AT Kimberly@KnottingHillInteriors.com.

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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Creativity in Interior Design: FABRIC TAPE

Do you ever wish you could give a room a facelift without getting rid of what you already have? Or do you have a space in your home that is lacking the proper “zest”?  If so, today’s post may be just for you!

If you are searching for a “green” way to redecorate, or to simply add some much-needed detailing to your decor, try applying decorative fabric tape to your window treatment panels…

fabric trim

This decorative fabric trim takes these plain window treatments from drab to fab! Photo from Southern Living.

fabric trim

Add some movement and dimension with some fabric tape applied in a geometric pattern like this. Photo from DIY Ideas.

….. Or toss pillows….

 

fabric trim
The yellow pillow has a band of white fabric that was attached with fabric tape and painted with yellow circles. The sky is the limit! Photo from Woman’s Day.

For step-by-step instructions on how to make this cheery pillow, click this link to Woman’s Day.

… Or seat cushions!

Pictured in the photo below is a wide, decorative fabric border from D’Kei, Inc. We are so excited to be carrying a beautiful selection of their lovely fabric borders at Knotting Hill Interiors! (And don’t forget! My new retail location is opening in just a few days with a huge array of fabulous new merchandise, including fabrics, gifts, furniture, jewelry, and home accessories!). The border (below) has been easily attached to the sides of the seat cushion to produce this look. Fabric borders can be added to either new or existing pillows (or window panels!) to create interesting detailing.

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fabric border close up

Here is a close-up of the fabric border.

To learn more about their line of organic fabric borders – and to see more of their patterns! –  click this link to the D’Kei, Inc website.

So, tell me what you think! Do you like these fabric borders? Do you have other suggestions for jazzing up existing toss pillows and window treatments? Share your ideas by posting a comment.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE YOUR HOME EVEN MORE FABULOUS, CONTACT ME TO SCHEDULE AN IN-HOME OR ONLINE CONSULTATION AT Kimberly@KnottingHillInteriors.com.

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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Creativity in Interior Design: Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboards were once reserved exclusively for classrooms, and the color options were limited to boring blacks, grays, and greens. However, with the introduction of chalkboard paints, it is now possible to incorporate fun and customized chalkboard surfaces into any space – on almost any surface! – in your home. Perhaps the most exciting part about chalkboard paint is its modern selection of  rainbow colors!  Hudson Paint is now offering THIRTY different shades from which to choose your favorite!

Take a look at some fresh twists on a classic idea….

Hudson Chalkboard  Paint

How about this bright tangerine color for a chalkboard adjacent to a bulletin board?

 

Hudson Chalkboard  Paint

This golden color works beautifully in this playroom!

Hudson Chalkboard  Paint

This lovely shade of blue really brightens up the style of this chalkboard paint!

 

Hudson Chalkboard Paint

Look at this cheerful shade of green that breathes new life into into this space, while also providing a practical "to do" list area.

Hudson Chalkboard  Paint

And if you can't seem to decide on a color, why not use all of your favorites at once?!

If you would like to try chalkboard paint, but in a more traditional color, there are still plenty of opportunities to insert your creativity by mixing up the location! Take a look at some of these inspirational ideas….

 

Photo from Style Files

Photo from Style Files

Photo from Pinterest

Photos from Pinterest.

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from My Ideal Home

Photo from My Ideal Home

Photo from Little Lunalu

Photo from Little Lunalu

Photo from Elle Decor

What are some other ways that you could use chalkboard paint to transform an area in your home? Who would use your chalkboard?

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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Creativity & Quality in Interior Design: The Rug Company

As I was reading the September/October issue of Lonny Magazine, I ran across this video created by The Rug Company. The video shows the extensive work that goes into the craftsmanship of all of their rugs handmade in Nepal. Wow! What an Fascinating process!

Untitled from Max McDonnell on Vimeo.

The Rug Company has several different rug collections to choose from with loads of unique and interesting designs to fit the style of almost any home. In addition, the company also offers rug customizations to satisfy specific size and color needs.

The Contemporary Collection includes these designs and many more (click the link to see the entire collection):

Blanket by Suzanne Sharp

Blanket by Suzanne Sharp

 

Sellarsbrook Yellow by Suzanne Sharp

Sellarsbrook Yellow by Suzanne Sharp

Cowhide Retro by The Rug Company

Cowhide Retro by The Rug Company

Tangle Black by The Rug Company

Tangle Black by The Rug Company

The Rug Company also offers a  Traditional Collection:

Yamamak Red as shown in House to Home

Yamamak Red as shown in House to Home. These rugs are all unique in that they are created from a patchwork of vintage rugs.
Akdamar Red by The Rug Company

Akdamar Red by The Rug Company

 

Ushak 506 by The Rug Company

Ushak 506 by The Rug Company

Aubusson 614 by The Rug Company

Aubusson 614 by The Rug Company

The Rug Company’s Designer Collection is perhaps what sets it apart from other companies. The rugs in this collection are all masterminded by well-known designers such as Paul Smith, Diane Von Furstenberg, Allegra Hicks, and Kelly Wearstler. The designs are fun, funky, interesting, and always creative!

 

Swirl by Paul Smith

Swirl by Paul Smith

VW Flag by Vivienne Westwood

VW Flag by Vivienne Westwood

Funky Zebra by Diane Von Furstenberg

Funky Zebra by Diane Von Furstenberg

Glamour Girl by Lulu Guinness

Glamour Girl by Lulu Guinness

Flytip by Committee

Flytip by Committee

Star Pink by Paul Smith

Star Pink by Paul Smith

Which collection is your favorite… And which rug? Where would you put your rug in your house?

Now, go have an “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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