Thanksgiving is this week, are you prepared? In today’s blog post, I am sharing 8 Last Minute Thanksgiving Hosting tips to turn you into The Hostess with the Most-est! Even if you are fully prepared for your feast, here are a few simple ways to elevate your guests dining experience.
Autumn is my favorite season so I thought I would share centerpiece ideas for your Fall table. In northern New Jersey, the fall weather gives us a break from the summer heat and it’s just cool enough to enjoy with a light weight jacket. As we enter into November, it is time to remove the spooky Halloween decorations and update your homes decor with items that feel festive for fall. Today I have curated my top ten favorite centerpiece ideas that I have found on Pinterest to spice up your Autumn table.Continue reading →
What if I told you that it was possible to make your home look new at no cost to you and that you didn’t have to buy anything new to decorate your home? You might be thinking, “that’s a first! A designer who told me not to buy anything.” Well, it’s true! In today’s post, I will be sharing 10 ways to make your home feel new at no cost to you. Continue reading →
Whether you have $1,000 or $100,000 to spend on your decorating project, it is important to have a number in mind to work with – even Hollywood has a budget.Decorating on a budget doesn’t have to mean being cheap , it means being a savvy shopper and finding the best value for your buck. Continue reading →
Hello my friends, since I noticed new followers, I thought I would share a little about myself and the designer behind AMA Designs.
Tell us About Yourself
My name is Amanda. I am from New Jersey and I am the Owner of AMA Designs & Interiors LLC. Interior design has always been a passion of mine. Since I was a little girl, I was always surrounded by design. My family owned a construction business for several years. My Father and Grandfather would show me blueprints and I learned to draw in their trailer. Some of my earliest memories were of me on the job-site fascinated by the capacity of the buildings and the large machinery.
Accessorizing your home is the final step in decorating your home, and is often overlooked. Adding accessories may feel “unimportant” or just another “add-on expense” but you are wrong friends and I will tell you why!
Discovering your design style is the first step to decorating any space. Decorating your house before you understand your style is like planning a trip without an address or a navigation system. Sure, you might get to your destination but not before some frightening things have occurred.
It takes time to fully understand your design style, believe me, I am still perfecting my personal style as it is ever-changing since I am influenced by so many design trends since I am in the industry. Your design style is about understanding who you are and having your home reflect your unique personality. For me, my personality is fun, playful, organic, spontaneous yet I need balance, structure and order to focus during work or to unwind from the day. I tend to gravitate towards modern interiors that nod toward the mid-century era with playful patterns, statement artwork, high-contrast, warm metals, and a little nature. Of course, I appreciate transitional and a touches of glam here and there (love a little sparkle).
Spring is here and it is the perfect time to reinvent your furniture or start a new project. Today’s post is written by Kaitlin Krull of Modernize.com and she will be sharing 5 tips to upcycle your furniture for a new look. Revitalize your home this Spring with one of these furniture update ideas. Continue reading →
Introduced at High Point Market, lucite and gold furniture combinations are making their waves this Spring. I have always been a gold jewelry type of Gal, so I am so excited that warm metals are making their way into the home. Today, I will be sharing inspiration for the home using lucite and gold in unexpected ways. Continue reading →
The return of Mid-Century Modern design is back with force. I’ve always had a huge crush on the Mid-Century era.
Mid-Century design celebrates clean lines and naturals hues with furniture made of wood, typically made of Teak in a natural finish. Although, this era is making its way back into 20th Century, I think the furniture is timeless. Mid-Century furniture is desired for it’s unique design, versatility, and their iconic time in history. Continue reading →