Dazzling Swarovski Crystal DecorativeTrees ~ DIY Project Designed by Susan Dorling Designs

Foam or Styrofoam trees are ideal for crafting one-of-a-kind decorations for Christmas, or to create a little festive ambiance any time of the year. Delightfully cone-shaped, lightweight and inexpensive, foam trees are readily available at craft supply stores in assorted heights and sizes. Make just one for a dramatic focal point or a whole forest of dazzling trees. Deck them out in colors and materials to complement your home decor; and display one or more on an entrance table, fireplace mantel or as a dinner table centerpiece. Foam trees look particularly beautiful dressed in painted leaves sprinkled with Swarovski crystals. 
December 26, 2014 by Susan Dorling

How to Give Furniture a French-Antiqued Look

Inspired by elegant French antique furniture found in the stunning homes of Provence, the French Country decorating style incorporates ruffles, distressed wood furniture and an intriguing palette of both soft and vibrant colors. 
November 13, 2014 by Susan Dorling

How to Create a Faux Venetian Plaster Look

Polished, three-dimensional faux Venetian plaster enhances both the light and dark tones of the same color, creating a sophisticated marble-like effect on your walls. Evoking the charm and character of Old World European villas, it lends a distinct decorator’s touch to your home, almost magically transforming lackluster walls into works of art.