Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Christmas In July ~ A Gift of Timely Interior Design Tips, Coming Your Way!


(Mister Sand Man isn’t the only one who needs to get his castle in order for the holidays!) 

Christmas in July??!!!!  Don’t worry about sending the cold compresses, my way.  I haven’t had a heat stroke!  It’s more of the realization, that as of this post, the sands of time are slipping away past the half-year mark.  The good news?  There is still plenty of time to start updating the greeting cards’ list, to sort through the attic or garage to clean out old decorations, and most important of all, to give your interiors a good long look to see if those decorations have become a bit shopworn, too. 


(My upcoming blog series, will open the door for putting your best foot forward.)

It’s easy to say, “I’ll get started after the summer has ended.”  (Perhaps after the Labor Day weekend?)  While those twelve weeks, between the last hurrah of summer and Thanksgiving sound like a lot of time, if custom work is being done, it’s much better to allow some extra wiggle room for materials and manufacturing.  Less stress is best, being my mantra!

In order to give everyone a seasonal head start, I’m sharing a little gift with you, in my upcoming blog series, “One Room At A Time”.  I decided to wait until July to begin sharing these posts, as I thought they would be a timely source of inspiration.  I’ll answer these common questions, and then some:

    • Where to start the process? ~ It’s all about establishing priorities and preferences. 
    • What choices to make? ~ I’ll discuss pointers regarding who will be using the space, in relation to the various stages of life. 
    • How to allocate for costs? ~ I’ll cover creating realistic expectations with your dollars. 

I’ll also give you a better viewpoint of the interior design process.  Ultimately, it’s about creating a special, personal experience, within your home.


Okay . . . I know it’s still summer, so take a little more time to enjoy the sea breezes.  Just not too long . . .

Experience the best about design! ~ Wanda


Bunny said...

Wanda, I've been perusing design blogs, trying to decide if and how I want to do my own. Gotta tell you, yours stands out from the rest. It's look is clean,pretty and easy to read. You present your advice/information in agreeable doses that are interesting. I admire what you're doing. But what else would I expect from a Charlotte girl?

Wanda S. Horton - Interior Designer said...

Dear Bunny,
Thank you so much for such kind comments! I've been blogging for almost two years, now, and it has been such an enjoyable experience. If you are considering a blog, I would so encourage you to do it, as you meet the nicest people in the process. I appreciate you taking the time to share such valuable feedback! All my best to you ~ Wanda H.

Team said...


We love this idea of Christmas planning in July! You can never be too prepared. What are your favorite types of decorations to incorporate into a home during the holidays?

--HFM Team