Wednesday, September 25, 2013

From Fall 'til Thanksgiving

Farewell summer!
  • Goodbye a/c
Hello Fall!
  • Welcome cool nights
Today, I just wanted to share my fall mantel, all dressed and ready for your view.

I know, I know my artwork is not the norm for the fall season, but it's one of my fave.  I am inspired by the saying, it expresses our family values and creates personality for my home.

So excited you are here...

The word art hung above my kitchen sink, now it's the focal point for the mantel...

Such an inspiration!


I knew immediately it would be a challenge decorating around it.
 Don't we all welcome a challenge?

My challenge turned into a vision
my vision into creative vision...

I began to add elements:  varying heights, varying size objects and layers. 

colorful foliage
crystal clock
watering can

a little bit of textural interest
Eye catching

the letter "K", reminding me the artwork first home was the KITCHEN

.. and
my mantel was beginning to look a lot like fall.  A seasonal decoration that will inspire those who enter my home ..  now 'til Thanksgiving.  Got the fall spirit.

Thanks for stopping by the Houz.
Susan @ MiMi'z Houz


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Autumn Inspiration

Thanks for stopping by the houz....

While you are here, let me share a little secret with you.  I must admit:

I love dressing my home with thrifty finds


I love creating pretty vignettes


I love sharing and inspiring others


I love shopping

Here's a sneak view: 

In love with my artwork...
50% discount and canvas

It's so rewarding to find something used. I stumbled upon these dried flowers at the Durham Rescue Mission that appeared to be unused. 
Great find, right?

Something new and discounted....

 It's happens often: another bargain.

Something unexpected...
Admire the pencil from Home Goods for $1.00.   Just a little extra touch.

Maybe I should become a personal shopper.
Have a great fall.

Susan @ MiMi'z Houz

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Decorating On The Wild-Side

Cheetah, zebra, leopard, tiger

Do you like the look?
if so,
What's your favorite pattern?

Animal prints are stylish but should be used sparingly.

You don't want your home to scream jungle. TRY
a subtle touch.
  • ottoman
  • throw
  • rug
  • pillows


images credit
Thanks for stopping by the Houz.
Susan @ MiMi'z Houz

Friday, September 6, 2013

Are You inspired by the Color Orange?

Love this citrus hue!

Even though I am hesitant to decorate with such a vibrant color, I am an orange fan. What I love most about this color...
  • it pops
  • provides a burst of energy
  • gives living space a wake up call
  • adds life to a room
  • transformation from drab to  color
Ready to step outside of your color comfort zone and style with a little orange ?
  • So many options
  • So many shades
Take  a  look!   

The color orange can make a fashion statement for both your home and your wardrobe.i

image credit

Thanks for stopping by the Houz.
Susan @ MiMi'z Houz