Thursday, December 31, 2009

Farewell to 2009! Hello to 2010!

Wow, another year has passed by...2009 was an interesting year for me - I celebrated my 2-year wedding anniversary, turned 29, welcomed my beautiful niece Skye into the world (my sister's 4th child), continued taking new design clients, launched my online retail shop (my dream!), squeaked by financially in this tough economy without loosing anything major, remained healthy (never even got a cold! knock on wood..) and for the most part, kept a positive and optimistic attitude through a few rough patches! God has truly blessed me and I thank him for all of the wonderful people in my life - my husband, family and friends :) How was your 2009? Good, bad, uneventful? Glad it's over? I want to thank each and every one you for your continued support of belle maison - it's because of you that I continue blogging away about my passion for design and beautiful things! In looking back at all of the posts I published this past year, here's a round-up of ones that you seemed to enjoy the most! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I wish you all the best in 2010! Cheers!


4/24/09 - THINK PINK

9/18/09 - CASA BELLA

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On Trend in 2010: Neon

According to Elle Decor, we can expect to see the bright, strong colors of neon in 2010! I'm having flashbacks of being a child in the 80's and sporting neon t-shirts, bike shorts, jewelry, hair scrunchies...and now we're seeing it make a come-back in design and home decor. I've rounded up a mix of super bright spaces bursting with color as well as interiors with neutral backgrounds accented with pops of color in artwork and accessories. How do you feel about this trend? Could you live with so much color?


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New @ Modern Chic Home...

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice Christmas and enjoyed the long holiday weekend! I can't believe it's already it just me, or do the holidays seem to come and go faster and faster as you get older?! Anyway, I've been a busy bee working on adding tons of new and exciting product to my website, Modern Chic Home. I thought I'd share these adorable new "Love Rocks" clutches, just added last night. They're perfect for everyday use or for a fun night out and are only $25 each. View the collection here. And click here to view more new additions to the shop, including a ton of fantastic accent pillows. I'll be sharing more news, updates and products with you in the New Year so stay tuned :)



P.S. Modern Chic Home SALE! Save 20% - 40% on newly marked-down merchandise!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Quote of the Week

"Nothing is in good taste unless it suits the way you live. What's practical is beautiful...and suitability always overrules fashion."

- Billy Baldwin, Interior Decorator


Friday, December 25, 2009

Exciting Giveaway!

I've teamed up with Bridget from Mint Green with Envy, a blog that focuses on fun product reviews and giveaways. This give-away is part of her Grand Prize package valued at $280, which includes a $40 gift certificate to my shop (modern chic home) as well as prizes from each Grand Prize sponsor. Click here to learn more about rules and details. Giveaway begins on December 25th and closes on January 9th. Good Luck!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cheerful Christmas Decor

Is it really Christmas Eve?! I can't believe Christmas is here...where does the time go! Anyway, I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas! May yours be filled with lots of love and happiness and good times with family and friends. I'm looking forward to a big Christmas dinner tonight with my husband's family and then spending tomorrow with my family, including my (2) nieces and (2) nephews! God Bless and cheers!