Last Minute Christmas Ideas!

by Tina on December 23, 2015

in Celebrations, Decor, DIY, family

The holiday season is busy and there is nothing better than finding a little extra time here and there to relax.  We’ve been posting about our adventures in decorating, gift wrapping, and holiday making on House of Valentina, but just in case you haven’t seen, we’ve got some ideas that will provide some last minute Christmas ideas […]

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Our holiday Craftenhagen events are always my favorite every year.  With the chaos that surrounds the holidays, this November event is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit with Christmas treats to eat, a warm fire aglow, and Christmas music while we get a head start on holiday preparation. If you have never […]


That’s IKEA? Whaaaat? Really?!

by Tina on September 22, 2015

in Decor, DIY, photography

Please tell me that I am not the only one who looked at this first image and immediately wondered out loud, “That’s Ikea??  No way.  No way!  That’s amazing!!”  A second glance, a squint and a lean into the screen for closer inspection, and, yes, indeed, these images of full of Ikea products.  Anyone else […]


Foraged Flowers DIY

by Tina on August 17, 2015

in Decor, DIY, Flowers

With Georgia on my mind (too cheesy?), it is hard not to get excited when I see cool things going on in my home state.  I recently came across the blog of the very talented designer, Kristin Jackson, who lives in Atlanta and authors a super inspiring blog called Hunted Interior.  I really loved the […]


We are packing our bags for a quick two week trip to the US and that has me thinking about design in my home state of Georgia.  Generally speaking, Americans are pretty bold when it comes to their color choices, using shades of deep navy, stark black, and nearly every variety of grey, especially in […]