Andrew Pike is a bright young designer and interior decorator with some interesting ideas about beautiful holiday table settings. Watch this video for inspiration in planning your own holiday table.
Decorating ideas that we glean from a professional like Andrew Pike need not be to copy his exact choices. Instead, we can learn from his technique. Mixing and matching between old fashioned pieces and more modern ones creates a unique style all you own. Below are some table settings that you can order one at a time.
How do you make up a beautiful bed? Designer Susanna Salk discusses this important question with a SFERRA representative.
At the end of the day, when you make up your bed, then you have to lie in it. Why not use luxury bedding with a high thread count? Aren't you worth it?
Sadly, there are times when not only can we not afford to buy beautiful new jewelry and accessories, but we are actually forced to part with what we have. Jewels have a value, and you don't need to have them appraised by a professional appraiser in order to determine what that price is. In the life of every great person, along with success and prominence, there also can come a time when we feel forced to hock the family jewels.
Today, while pawnshops still exist, most self-respecting people find more discrete methods of appraising and selling their jewels online.
One method that very few people mention of discretely and effectively disposing of family jewels is to sell them on Amazon.com. Say, for instance, that you have a Le Vian Gold ring with 1 1/2 karate white and chocolate diamonds. How much is it worth.?Let's go to Amazon and see.
Now that you know that the ring sells for $2, 199.00 as of today, you have some idea how much buyers will pay for it. Offering the same ring for a slightly reduced price on eBay or Amazon could net you the sale you want, with a minimum of embarrassment.
Everyone has been short on cash at one point or another. People of the highest rank in society have been forced to hock the family jewels. But you can get the cash you need without ever setting foot in a pawnshop.