Washington DC Interior Designer http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com Moonlight Interiors DC Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:57:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Displaying Children’s Art as Décor in Their Rooms http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/displaying-childrens-art-as-decor/ http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/displaying-childrens-art-as-decor/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:57:48 +0000 http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/?p=3036 When it comes to displaying children’s art, there are many different options for you to consider.

In the past, you might have expected that your child would just hang their artwork on the fridge and that would be enough.  However, in recent years children are getting more pride and pleasure seeing their artwork hung in their rooms as part of the décor.

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There are many different ways that you can do this that will make their artwork look like it is true art, and not just something that you tacked on the wall.

The best options are gallery-style frames, art frames with clips to change work often, or even matted frames that you purchase at discount store.

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Patterns and Politics: How Who’s In Affects What’s In http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/patterns-and-politics/ http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/patterns-and-politics/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:02:30 +0000 http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/?p=3084 It’s hard sometimes, to grasp just how much influence politics has on areas you wouldn’t expect, like home décor, but it does.

Jacqueline Kennedy was the first to open the White House to television cameras, to show America the redecorating she’d done to the seriously outdated space.

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When a first lady renovates or redecorates, it makes news, and many people like to emulate those styles in their own homes.

You can even get some clues based only on the party in charge; Democratic presidents have tended to add more historical or history-themed items, but more contemporary art rather than classical paintings.

Need inspiration?
A virtual tour of the White House may be in order!

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Some Things Never Change: Classics http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/some-things-never-change-classics/ http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/some-things-never-change-classics/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:14:41 +0000 http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/?p=3067 “Classic” – that which has withstood the changes of time without losing beauty or value.

That’s why you may want to consider some classic pieces or themes, even amid a world of changing tastes and trends. A Chesterfield sofa, a tasteful animal print, or a lightly distressed campaign chest add a touch of timelessness anywhere they’re found.

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The key to using these pieces successfully is often simply placement. Careful selection and thoughtful placement make a classic piece fit seamlessly into any décor you prefer.

A wrought-iron corner shelf, or a zebra print (not necessarily black and white) can change the whole feel of even a very small space.

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How to Make Your Family Shine http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/how-to-make-your-family-shine/ http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/how-to-make-your-family-shine/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:11:07 +0000 http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/?p=3050 The art of hanging pictures is something that not everyone grasps. In fact, it can be quite difficult to find the way that you want to display photographs of loved ones.

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In the past, collage frames were popular, but in the end these just did not look as good as most people wanted them to look in their home.  Even the more expensive ones tend to look like they did not cost much money.

So, what are some different ways that you can display your family?

Well you can purchase frames and have the photos matted, which always looks more professional.  Another thing to consider is using unique formations of smaller frames.

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How to Easily Store Blankets without the Clutter http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/easily-store-blankets-without-the-clutter/ http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/easily-store-blankets-without-the-clutter/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:12:34 +0000 http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/?p=3014 When it comes to storing blankets, one thing most people hate is how cluttered they look folded in a corner of the room.

There are some great options that can help you to always have your blankets on hand, without the risk of looking messy. One thing that you can consider is using a storage chest of some sort. This can include hope chests and even buffets, antique dresses, or cabinets.

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Another great modern solution is storage benches that allow for additional seating, or storage ottomans where you can rest your feet.

Each of these is going to provide you with a great way to reduce the clutter you have and keep things looking tidy.

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Great Options for Additional Seating in Your Home http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/great-options-for-additional-seating/ http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/great-options-for-additional-seating/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:30 +0000 http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/?p=2996 Take a Seat —
Great Options for Additional Seating
in Your Home

Seating is one of those things that can be tricky. You want to be able to have enough seating when there are friends and family over, but you also do not want to be overwhelmed with too much seating, when it is just you or your family at home. So the trick becomes ways to find seating that can double for other things.

There are a lot of different options that you have, each one fitting a certain décor style or design. Benches, storage ottomans, and even chairs that feature storage are a great choice because you can use them for multiple purposes.

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Always Find Your Matching Shoes http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/always-find-your-matching-shoes/ http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/always-find-your-matching-shoes/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:40:14 +0000 http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/?p=2981 Finding shoes can be challenging if you have multiple family members.

While the shoe organizers sold in stores might look nice, when you need to organize more than eight or twelve pairs of shoes, they loose a lot of their function.

There are some things that you can use when you have a lot of pairs of shoes to store. You can use multiple small shoe storage shelves, but some options may look better.

Book cases with baskets for each family member are a great idea, and toy boxes or storage chests are another option, allowing you to close the lid and keep things tidy.

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Keep Out of Season Clothes Out of the Way http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/keep-out-of-season-clothes/ http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/keep-out-of-season-clothes/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:30:47 +0000 http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/?p=2970 Most people find that their closets and drawers are packed, and that it can make it overwhelming to find what they want to wear.

There are some options that will make it easier for you, if you want to keep out-of-season clothes out of the way.

There are many different options for how you can do this. If you have closets in spare or guest rooms that are empty, you can hang your clothes there.

You can buy storage closets for basements or even fold clothes in plastic totes. Make sure if you are storing in areas that could get wet or musty, that you keep clothing in plastic to keep it looking new.

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No More Messy Coat Closet http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/no-more-messy-coat-closet/ http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/no-more-messy-coat-closet/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:29:16 +0000 http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/?p=2918 The coat closet becomes the catch-all
closet for too many people.

There are always additional things that you seem to not be able to find a place for, and then those things end up there. When it gets out of hand, getting it organized can be quite the chore and end up causing you hours of headaches.

One good consideration is to make sure to clean it out often, removing items that are the wrong size. Another good tip is to organize items by usage or season, with all of the snow clothes on one end and light jackets on the other. This makes it easiest to find something appropriate for the weather.

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Create Lasting Impressions with Mirrors in Your Home http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/create-lasting-impressions-with-mirrors/ http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/create-lasting-impressions-with-mirrors/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:33:00 +0000 http://moonlightinteriorsdc.com/?p=2930 Home décor can be expensive, and if you do not find something unique then you end up having a home that looks like everyone else’s.

 

Washing-DC-Kitchen-Interior-DesignsThere are some great options for you to be able to have what you would like, while still sticking to a budget. One great suggestion is using mirrors as décor. You can find mirrors today in a variety of styles, sizes, and shapes. You can arrange these mirrors in unique or interesting formations, and create wall art that is unlike any other that your friends and family have ever seen.

All you have to do is find
interesting mirrors that you like.

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