Sunday, February 22, 2015

See How Window Treatments Make a Difference!

In the interior design world or at least the design world according to Terrell Dinkins, "The room is not ready until the windows are dressed."  I certainly believe you can take a simple room and transform it when you dress the foot and head or bottom and top.  I like to think of the foot or bottom of the room as the floor covering and the head or top of the room as the window dressing.

It is the window dressings, however that draws you in and captures your eye. The windows complete a naked room.

Once the custom window treatments were added to this room, it came alive.  Before I brought in the window treatments, the client was using the temporary paper shades that you find at your local Home Depot.  The temporary light filtering shades will run you around twenty bucks for a box of four.   They are great for temporary use until you decide what you want to place in your windows, but they definitely are not very eye catching.

Just imagine this window without draperies.  Yes, the walls have custom art and the chase has a nice bright throw pillow, but without the draperies, you could feel that something was missing in this corner of the room.

Soft, cream, linen fabric was selected to brighten up the dark painted walls.  Chocolate banding was selected to tie in the chocolate accents in the room

How are you dressing your windows and adding the finishing touches to your space?  I would love to hear from you and see your pictures.

Until next time,

Terrell Dinkins
Residential Designer

Sunday, February 15, 2015

All Things Marsala-Pantone Color of 2015

I am very excited about Pantone's Color for 2015.  It's a very sexy color that both men and women can rock with flair and sophistication. It reminds me of my favorite red wine, Sweet Chocolate Rouge (maybe I'll talk about wines in my next blog). 

When Pantone speaks, every one listens and you begin to see a flurry of this color everywhere you go, especially in the fashion world. This week on my Facebook page, I will share a few of my favorite looks and things using beautiful and rich Marsala! Make sure you like and follow me on Facebook @pinkdoordecor.

What do you think of the color of the year?

Until Next Time!

Terrell Dinkins
Residential Designer

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Latest In Contemporary Lighting

If you are not using lamps in your decor, you are missing the boat on one of the most creative ways to decorate your space.

Not only do lamps create the obvious-light.  Lamps also create ambience and sets the mood to a room. Who needs candles when you can create the same cozy effect from a lamp.

Ahhh, besides the light, we cannot forget the art effect of lamps.  They no longer look like the ones we found in our granny's house burning kerosine (am I dating myself).  Lamps are works of art and add interest to a table or dark corner of a room.  I am featuring some of my favorites from Uttermost and found on Pink Door Decor.

So, what do you think? A work of art-yes!

Until Next Time

Terrell Dinkins
Residential Designer

Sunday, February 1, 2015

What's On Your Menu for Super Bowl Sunday?

I am sure many of you are heading to a party to cheer on your favorite team for the super bowl.  Drive safe and make sure you have a designated driver if you decide to partake in a few libations!
I am more interested in what's on the menu.  I love great party foods and the entire set up and ambience of a fun gathering.

I will admit that today was my first time making the all famous Rotel Dip with seasoned ground turkey.  It was a big hit and quite tasty.  This will definitely be on my next party menu.  I used my slow cooker as opposed to the microwave, that was one of the cooking suggestions on the back of the Rotel Tomatoes and Chiles.

If you are serving a big group, you want to make sure you have a few great trays for serving.  These trays from Pink Door Decor are casual and perfect for a Super Bowl Party.

I would love to hear about your favorite dish for the big game!

Until next time!

Terrell Dinkins
Residential Designer

Monday, December 29, 2014

What Was Your Favorite Gift This Season?

I do believe the 2014 holiday season ranks in my top 10 favorites. My favorite was 2003 when I gave birth to my second child. Needless to say, I had an opportunity to really fellowship with friends, both old and new.  Today, I celebrated my daughter's 11th birthday snow tubing at Stone Mountain's Snow Park. I had a blast!!!

The purpose of writing this blog is to share my favorite gift I received this holiday season. My son, who frequently calls me a nerd, despite my love and eye for decor, found it quite funny that my friends and I get a big kick out of gifting books to one another.  Well, I was just introduced to the writings of Marianne Williamson through the book I received as a gift, "The Law of Divine Compensation".  If you are seeking growth spiritually, creatively and financially now and for 2015, this book is a must read.

I feel so empowered and ready to see changes in my business for the new year, thanks to Marianne Williamson's "The Law of Divine Compensation." She has a true gift of writing from the depths of her soul.  This book was my favorite gift. My next read will be "Return To Love."
What was your favorite gift this season?

Terrell Dinkins
Residential Designer
Atlanta Interior Designers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Get ready for our 2014 Home Decor Black Friday Sale!

We will be launching our Black Friday Home Decor Deals at midnight on 11-28-2014.

Don't miss savings of 20% OFF on our entire "What's New" Home Furnishing Collection of already low prices.

Annual Pink Friday Home Decor Furnishing 20% Off Sale

Atlanta home decor 2014 Black Friday 3 Day Sale!

Receive 20% Off our entire home decor furniture stock of "What New" on our site.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Are you choosing to be thankful or allowing life's issues to take away from your happiness?

What are you focused on this season that is taking your attention away from the simple things that makes life worth appreciating? Sometimes, we allow the issues that arise in our lives to take control over our thoughts and actions, which takes our attention away from what truly matters. Being thankful, as this quote states, is something your choose to seek on a daily basis to combat what we face in the world. Waiting on moments of happiness to appear before we choose to become happy will never arrive until you go searching for it.  

Seek and You Shall Find. Knock & the Door Shall Be Opened unto Happiness.  

If you're lacking the spirit to be thankful on a daily basis or just during this season, start with the little things.
  • I'm grateful for my eye sight.
  • I'm grateful for my health.
  • I'm grateful for my family (if you have one).
  • I'm grateful for my sanity and not loosing it when things get so called "crazy".
  • I'm grateful for the few friends I have that truly care for me.
  • I'm grateful for my talents.
  • I'm grateful for my job.
  • I'm grateful for my business.
  • I'm grateful for my home.

Whatever it is, no matter how small, find something to be thankful for. If was can be thankful for the small things, God will give you more to be thankful for.


It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.

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