I recently came across this lovely DIY on Pinterest and had to give it a go. Please see tutorial by Kristen Laczi’s Blog Thanks, Kristen! I love them!



  1. Glass or Plastic Ornaments

  2. Acrylic Paint

  3. Paint Brushes

  4. Jar for water

  5. Paper towels

  6. Wax Paper 

  7. Ribbon, Twine or Ornament Hooks


  1. Lay down a sheet or kraft paper to protect your desk

  2. Lay down some wax paper (optional, but I found that when the ornaments are drying they didn't stick to the wax paper.)

  3. Pick out your paint colors, brushes and get a jar of water for washing your brushes off

  4. Take caps off the ornaments & put them aside

  5. Lay all the ornaments out on the wax paper

  6. Mix your colors and get creative! Theres no right or wrong, just have fun with it. 

  7. Let your ornaments dry

  8. Touch up if need be

  9. Put caps back on ornaments

  10. Add ribbon, twine or hooks to complete the look

  11. Hang on the tree and enjoy!


ENJOY and Happy Holidays!!





On Sunday, December 2nd I will be in Richmond, Virginia for the 14th annual Handmade Holiday 2018! Booth information will be available closer to event.

Show Date: Saturday, Dec. 1st & Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2018

Show times: 11 am - 5 PM

Location: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220


It’s the Richmond Craft Mafia’s 14th annual Handmade Holiday craft show! We’re back at Hardywood, with all of our vendors outside under big heated tents. We’re welcoming over 50 of the best crafters, artists, and makers for the city’s favorite holiday shopping event! Half of our vendors will be there on Saturday and Sunday, and half will be there for one day only, so be sure to stop by both days to see lots of amazing new art and gifts.

On Saturday, we will offer Early Bird hours to our shoppers at 10am. For a $5 donation to our non-profit partner Big Brothers Big Sisters, shoppers gain early access to our vendors. At 11am, the doors open to everyone for free. The show ends at 5pm. On Sunday we will not have Early Bird shopping. The show hours will be 11am-5pm on Sunday.


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First event of the season! The 1st of December I will be a vendor at Anthropologie’s Holiday Pop-Up Market in Georgetown. Please stop in to view and shop original paintings, new “littles”, prints, notecards and other seasonal surprises

sips and snacks will be served

Anthropologie & Co Georgetown

3222 M ST NW #M-301

WASHINGTON, DC 20007-3621

Saturday, December, 1, 2018

10a - 3p


Please feel free to contact me with any questions about this event! or 703.629.5751 Can’t wait!!



Alyssa Monks is a New Jersey-based artist who’s most famous for her stunning hyper realistic paintings. I have been following her career for years. The paintings below are older works.

Although they seem like photographs, these are actually very detailed portraits of bathing people. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces,“ Monks said of her techniques.

When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself,” the award winning artist states, “I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet – if both can coexist in the same moment.”



Hyper-realistic oil paintings of Robin Eley

This Australia-based artist with a British birth certificate and American education spends around 5 weeks on a painting, working around 90 hours a week. Robin says he tries to explore the perception of isolation in the modern world, and the plastic wrap in his pictures works as a medium for this, since “it is something you can see through, but not feel through”.



I have never studied at an art school, I just started painting at the age of 3. My mother told me, she noticed my artistic talent very early, when I drew my first sketches. After kindergarten I started using oil colors. I guess I was 7 or 8 years old when the first piece was sold to a friend of the family.

Dagras’s most recent paintings impress with their oversized and hyper-realistic representation of people. The artist plays with the effect on the observer right from the beginning. Although the works appear to be photographs from a distance, on closer observation the large scale of the portrait establishes the macroscopically precise observation of the artist and his masterly intercourse with colour shading and colour shift rich with nuances, that sharpen the view of the picturesque.


I LOVE THIS WALLPAPER! Coming soon ... a diy hand painted dining room mural

I have recently discovered and fallen in love with Gucci's Heron print wallpaper. Scattered dragonflies with herons elegantly at play on a pink background and it's Gucci! Fact is, I'm so in love with this wallpaper that I am planning to recreate my own version on my dining room wall. Simply, because I can and at $350 for 2 panels (W2.25ft x L11.5ft), I have no choice. Can't wait to start this project and will blog again with updates on this fancy diy.

Gucci heron print wallpaper
gucci heron print wallpaper

I am also inspired by the hand painted designs of Voutsa. I'm sure you have seen the the Garden Chinoiserie Mural sold by Anthropologie and featured in this delightful dining room designed Schuyler Stamperton in the June 2017 House Beautiful. I currently have a client that loves Stamperton's dining room and we are using images as inspiration for her dining room makeover.


Here are some other designs by Voutsa

Voutsa via Design Crush

Voutsa via Design Crush

Voutsa via  Design Crush

Voutsa via Design Crush

Updates soon to follow on mural and client's dining room makeover. Art and design is everything!


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Upcoming Event at the Pop Up: How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe Style Workshop

Check out this fabulous upcoming event! Go to dcstylefactory to sign up for this event on Thursday 4/12 at 6p!!!

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"I attended your capsule wardrobe event and found it very inspiring. I applied the lessons learned and am loving the freedom that has come with my pared-down closet. I am amazed to find I'm not at all bored and, in fact, am more creative, with a constrained choice set!" -- Attendee of Spring 2017 DC Style Factory Capsule Wardrobe Workshop.

I am SO excited to announce that back by popular demand is our signature How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe Style Workshop! This time, we will be at Sabrina Cabada Pop Up art gallery in Arlington in partnership with nicolelanteridesign, sabrinacabada and mirajeandesigns. During the style talk, I will be featuring shoppable looks from shopmimimiller and shopatthehive.

Come learn how to build the wardrobe of your dreams with yours truly. Click here to sign up and see you in April! 

POP UP will reopen on Valentine's Day!

I have exciting news! I am reopening the Pop Up art gallery on February 14th, 2018. This go around promises to be even more visually stimulating and creatively interactive. The gallery space will be filled with vibrant new art, old favorites, textiles and prints. I am excited to add to the fun with two designers!! Textiles by Mira Jean Designs and Nicole Lanteri’s Design Lab

Mira Jean Designs and Nicole Lanteri Design are creating cool vignettes around the gallery that highlight their creative offerings.  Kate Hougen of Mira Jean Designs will debut her new Spring line of textiles...and wallpaper!  Nicole is debuting two new design services to complement her full service design company -- Design Lab and Design Kit are a more accessible way for homeowners to get design help.

Join us on Valentine’s Day for opening night and meet the artist and designers from 6-8pm. If you can’t make it, there is still plenty of time, Sabrina’s Pop-Up is open thru mid-May.  Please follow me on Facebook , Instagram , twitter and pinterest or go to my website for pop up updates. 

Contact: or 703.629.5751 for details or questions.

Upcoming event at the pop up: Decorating after Renovating: I'm tired, where do I start?!

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Nicole Lanteri Design will be launching a series of Decorating Classes around town! A lot of people are in the throws of finishing up a renovation at year-end and the goal is to not even thinking about decorating! We’re here to try to make that decorating process less daunting and give you the tools you need to make your home feel amazing and mildly decorated after the investment you made into the renovation of your home.

The first class of Nicole's series will be held at the POP UP! Come Saturday morning 12/9 9a-11a and then you can do your holiday shopping and errands right there. Tickets are $75. Don’t worry — we’ll have great coffee, tasty food, cute pens/paper — just bring your questions, before/during/after pics, crazy renovation stories and fun ideas you’ve been wanting to try! We’ll have fun and set you on a path to enjoying your home sooner than you thought possible at this point. click here for tickets!