Category Archives: Accessories

Red Hot Ideas

Look what I found at Marshall’s:

Marshall’s is definitely one of those places where you need patience to rummage through stuff, but every once in a while I find something perfect, like these red peep-toe pumps.  Coincidentally, I just wrote a story over at about using the color red.

{m+charles beach interiors}

Just like a red dress, stilettos or peep-toe pumps, a red room can be elegant and sexy. This is a great color for a dining room where you want guests to be comfortable, attentive and ready for a lively conversation…

…and red is perfect in the bedroom because it is the color of love and passion.  Also, why not paint your powder room red?  Your home will have an element of surprise:

{webber+studio architects}

For more red hot ideas, check out my ideabook over at

Haute Home Essentials

Who says home essentials have to be boring?  Small doses of unexpected color really do make life a little more entertaining on the home front.  Here are a few products that can make each day a colorful one!

These colorful items from can make cleaning up a little more bearable.

Who knew air fresheners could be so exciting?  Love these Premium Room Sprays from Glade.

Every cabinet needs a pull.  Try these Lucky Number knobs from

These hand-crocheted washcloths from can also be used as coasters.

Spice up your dinner with this Fiesta flatware set from

Rubber gloves never looked so sexy…

…And check out these tantalizing toilet brushes, all from Tidy Aphrodite by Eclipse {you can find some of these items at Five}.


Loving these luxe leather hampers from Linens ‘N  Definitely a splurge item!

What’s Hot Now: Ceramic Garden Stools

Ceramic garden stools are one of my favorite design accessories right now, and they’re sizzling hot, too!




You see these stools everywhere — in magazines, catalogs and on design websites.  Designers love them, and if you’ve had your eye on one, read on for some good news at the end of this post!


I love these stools not only because they come in tons of delicious colors and patterns, but they also have multiple uses:  an end table, coffee table, ottoman, nightstand, plant stand, and of course, a sitting stool for indoors or out.

{instant interiors}


I’ve wanted one for my dining room but just never got around to buying it.  So imagine my surprise when I was asked to do a product review for ATG Stores! After browsing through ATG’s several on-line shops, I found the perfect reddish-orange stool {below} at

Just the color I was looking for!  It looks terrific in my dining room…

…but it also adds the perfect pop of color outside in my garden.

So, my delimma is deciding where to put it.  That’s the bad news {if that’s really considered bad}.  The good news is, I’m partnering with ATG Stores to offer you a fantastic giveaway, which I will announce in my next post!  So, if you’ve been looking at a ceramic garden stool…or a lamp, or area rug, or bedding, or something else that’s really hot…stay tuned!

Wish You A Merry Christmas – Giveaway!


‘Tis the season of giving, so there’s no better time of year for a Giveaway!

For this Giveaway, I’ve once again teamed up with the creative people at Blissliving Home, and I’m giving away one wish!  Well, not really…but I am giving away one ‘Joy-Peace-Wish’ Holiday Pillow, along with a gold dupioni silk ‘Wish’ band.

This 18″ x 18″ feather down pillow is covered with glittering-silver print that reads “joy peace wish” in several languages.  The silk ‘Wish’ band features embroidered lettering, including “Happy Holidays 2010″ on the back.  Both items have a combined value of $70.  I think this pillow makes a very stylish gift, but you may be tempted to keep it for yourself!

Here’s how to enter –  Leave a comment on this post stating your holiday wish.  It can be simple — for example:  world peace, a new car, $1 million…you get the idea.  NOTE:  I’m not granting any wishes.  This is just for fun…

Additional Entry – You’ll get one extra entry if you “Like” Color Sizzle on Facebook. Then, leave a second comment stating that you have done this.  If you already joined us on Facebook previous to this giveaway, please  let me know this in your second comment.

Each entry needs its own comment! Please note there may be a time-delay in seeing your posted comments.

Hurry! Contest ends Thursday, December 9 at 10:00 pm, EST. The winner will be chosen using Winner will be announced no later than December 11 in a post on this blog.  The winner will have 72 hours to respond, but if fails to do so, a new winner will be selected.

Important:  You must be at least 18 years-old to be eligible for this prize.  This contest is open to addresses in the USA.

{I thought you might like to see the entire Holiday Pillow Collection from Blissliving Home}: