Plan a year's worth of beauty projects for your home and plan to save in February. With a little French inspiration and historic furniture discounts starting next month, you can create your home’s “Year of Style.” Here’s how.
One of my favorite books is Frederic Fekkai’s “A Year of Style.” The French stylist shares his monthly self-care and beauty ideas - a different set of ideas for each month - that are simple, practical, and luxuriously self-nurturing.
Suggestions range from “paint the inside of your closet a cheerful color,” to “make a cup of hot chocolate the Swiss way.” Such seasonally-inspired ideas inspire me to take better care of myself all year long.
My home is an extension of my year-round self-care. Each season inspires different desires: January makes me crave cozy floor rugs and July inspires family time on the patio with comfortable chairs for sunset dinners.
When it comes to styling and designing these moments for my family -- finding a good value tops the list of self-care.
Plan a year’s worth of projects and purchase during February’s furniture savings
February is the still one of the strongest month's to get the best price on quality furniture. Think Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, when you get a personal invite from your favorite associates to view upcoming styles. Their sales associates know that July is the time to buy the best at the best price. And the sale is legendary.
In the furniture industry, February is to furniture what July is to fall at Nordstroms. In February, manufacturers want to clear the aisles for new designs. But when you're buying from a quality furniture maker, these styles don't fall out favor or fashion.
Create your home’s “Year of Style”
Take a look through this list of ideas. Send me an email with your project list and I can create a personal style calendar to help you find the right design - and best value - for your vision.
Warm, cozy rugs in January
A sweet heart gift in February--such as a love seat or dining set
Create a cozy reading nook in March
Let there be light, lamps, and chandeliers in April and May
June weddings and special “first home together” gifts
July patio furniture
August means Mohitos on a southern-inspired front porch
In September, suit up and organize your home office
Update the family’s entertainment centers for fall sports
Upfit the guest room in November
Upfit your bedroom in December
In January, relax and reflect on the year in something special -- like a chaise lounge
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas for your home’s “Year of Style” and we’ll make it a beautiful, nurturing, New Year.