If you are anything like me, you may be looking for easy holiday decorating tips because this time of year is always so hectic! As much as I would have liked to full-out decorate, I didn’t have time to deck the halls. Between holiday shopping, gift exchanges, parties, worrying about what to cook/bring to the party, weddings, client meetings, packing, and traveling.. my head was spinning! Hence why, I wanted to keep the decor simple!
Today, I will be sharing my 6 decorating tips to recreate my simple yet elegant look. The theme of my decor this year is: silver, gold, and mirrored accents. With a few key pieces, you can recreate the look with these 6 easy holiday decorating tips. Continue reading →
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).
Since the summer is here, I’ve been traveling down the shore during any sunny weekend I can grasp. My beach trips and stays have inspired this blog post.
Coastal interiors can be adorable, and I mean A-DOR-ABLE! I love beach homes and interiors but sometimes it can be a little too cliche. I like to indulge in the details, but not over-indulge. Let’s not go overboard! (ha – Shore puns! Yes, I laugh at my own jokes).