Peacocks are on trend

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

NBC adopted the peacock as its logo in 1956 to reflect the network’s increase in color programming. From walls to rugs & fabrics to accessories, feathering your nest with the intense hues, patterns & images this most striking of birds is a trend for 2012 ~

High Point Market October 2011 eclectic living room

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May your 2012 sparkle!

By LIN ELLIS
DavidsonNews.net

I’m back after a low key, yet very delightful & restorative week of holiday celebration, visiting with dear friends & winding up projects from the old year as well as anticipating powering back up for the new year.

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A few of my favorite blogs

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

I was just asked the other day, what are my favorite home design & entertaining blogs. And, as the current year winds down, the media always loves to give us lists, I am going to follow suit ~ below are the links to a few of my favorite blogs.

No matter how busy I am, daily I pull up Young House Love ~

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Turn photographs into wall art

canvas photo print

Did you know your photos can be printed on canvas for decorating?

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

Today I will be working with one of my clients, selecting pictures and mementos to create a gallery wall in her family room. I believe that what you select to display on a gallery wall should evolve as new memories are made and lives evolve. With the holidays upon us, most of us will be taking tons of pictures to capture the special moments, so if you already have a gallery spot in your home, consider making some changes or updates. Did you know that it is easy to take a digital photo and have it turned into a canvas print? Continue Reading

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Some last minute Christmas ideas

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

Christmas is a little more than a week away & most of the homes around our gorgeous Lake Norman area are decorated, but if you are looking to change things up a little this year, I am posting a few ideas that are a little different than the tried & true.

Don’t retire your summer outdoor lanterns yet ~ incorporate them into your holiday decor ~

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Hello cinemagraph

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

A cinemagraph is a still photograph in which a minor, repeated movement occurs. Visual Graphics Artist, Kevin Burg, began experimenting with the .gif format in this style in 2009, but it wasn’t until he partnered with photographer, Jamie Beck, earlier this year that this artistic venue was refined. The technique adds a cinematic quality & dramatic impact while maintaining at its soul, the principles of traditional photography.

“it’s more than a photo but not quite a video”. ~ Coco Rocha, model

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