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Danelia Design is a floor-to-ceiling, house-to-garden, DIY, and holiday website  You’ll experience all things home-related and leave having learned something new with every visit.

A house is four walls and a ceiling that encloses your space. But a home is so much more.  Your home is the place you feel most comfortable and it’s a place to let your hair down and be yourself.  We all want a place to call home, we all want security and comfort.  We want a home to invite our friends in to share our world.  We want that world to be a reflection of who we are.  Danelia Design takes all aspects of your house to make it an even more special place to call Home.

Giant DIY Outdoor Cupcake Decoration

Adorably cute and fun to make! Use this outdoor waterproof decoration at your next baby shower, candy themed party, or for a wedding dessert bar. Kids of all ages will love these giant cupcakes!

So. Many. Lemons.

Recipes for Lemoncello, candied lemon, powdered lemon, lemon infused olive oil, preserved lemons, and frozen lemon juice & herbs. Citrus flavors to use year-round

Planting Spring Bulbs For Summer Beauty

How to plant and grows spring bulbs for a beautiful summer garden.

Easy Easter Entertaining

Throwing an Easter brunch? Simple and easy Easter entertaining ideas for the perfect Sunday holiday get-together. From the table setting to the easter egg hunt and everything in between.

Games for Halloween: Candy Corn Ring Toss

Simple and budget friendly, these DIY candy corn safety cones can be used for ring toss or as Halloween decorations. And you can find everything you need at your local dollar store!

Trending Color – Is Green The New Gray?

Home design is ever changing. Are we moving past the grays of the last several years into to an actual color? Green is showing up everywhere, so let’s take a look!

How To Make Sauerkraut

How to make sauerkraut (and why you really want to) to add healthy probiotics to your diet using only two ingredients – cabbage and salt

How To Design The Perfect Guest Room

All the tips and ideas you’ll need to create a welcoming space for your overnight visitors by setting up the perfect guest room. (And some things to avoid!)

Dollar Store Crafts – Kids Wall Art

This dollar store Easter arts and crafts project is perfect for the kids room or anywhere you’d like to add a little bit of Easter. Budget friendly and easy to do!

How To Build Tiki Bar Using Pallets

DIY Pallet project for the tropical backyard (or Tiki Lounge) of your dreams. Inexpensive, unique, and a lot of fun!

What Is Southern Tomato Pie? Please Give Me The Recipe!

What is Southern Tomato Pie? Here’s a recipe for those juicy summer tomatoes that you’ve been waiting for! Indulgent and decadent. And no, it’s not dessert!

How To Make Low Lying Ground Fog For Halloween

Learn how to create low lying ground fog easily and inexpensively to design an eerie Halloween graveyard or to add some fun as a spooky effect for your next costume party.

Outdoor Entertaining

How to entertain like a pro and make the most of the warm weather by serving your meals outdoors

DIY Inflatable Outdoor Christmas Ornaments

Learn to make these simple and inexpensive oversized DIY Christmas ornaments for your holiday yard display. Fun and festive for the holiday season!

The Not-So-Perfect Thanksgiving

Not every household can make the Top 10 Instagram posts. And that’s OK. Cut yourself some slack and be in the moment of simply enjoying family, friends, and a whole lot of carbs.

6 Evergreen Shrubs For A Beautiful Yard All Year Long

Keep your yard green and lush all year long by adding evergreen shrubs to your landscape. Choose ones that bloom with spring flowers to add even more eye catching beauty to your yard.

Plan a Fun and Festive Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Planning any party can be a fun process. A Cinco de Mayo Fiesta takes that fun to a new level. Great Music, fantastic food, and a celebration to remember!

How To Choose The Best Light Fixtures For Your Space

Choosing the right lighting for the right room can be challenging at best. How to break down the process and make your home look great!

The Best Peach Pepper Jam Recipe

What can you do with a lot of peaches? Make Peach Pepper Jam! And there are a dozen ways you can use this amazing spicy hot jam for so many meals ideas.

Turn A Computer Armoire Into A DIY Coffee Bar

Use an armoire to create a useful coffee bar. Close the doors, and it’s just a nice piece of furniture. Open it up and your mornings just got better!

The Top 10 Things Every Mancave Has To Have

Does your guy need space of his own? Here are the top 10 things every Man Cave needs before they start to invite the guys over

Organize Your Kids’ Room And How To Get Them To Want To Help

Organizational tips and ideas to get your kids room spit-spot! Learn simple tactics to teach your children life long habits for organizing and cleaning.

DIY Giant Outdoor Gingerbread Display

Perfect for Christmas or a Candyland themed party! Using Insulated foam board, you can create any shape and prop that your imagination can drum up. No power tools needed!

Simple And Inexpensive Ways To Update Your Home Design

Simple and inexpensive ideas to keep your home design updated and current with the ever changing trends. And you don’t need to be an interior designer for any one of them!

Home Sweet Home

What makes a house a home? Hint-it’s more than 4 walls and a roof. Add small details that reflect your personality and tell YOUR story all throughout your home

Holiday Decorating With Tree Branches

How to bring new life to ordinary tree branches for holiday crafting and home decorations. Budget friendly Easter centerpiece and other holiday ideas.

How To Make Pool Noodle Lollipops

How to make these cute pool noodle lollipops for around $5.00 each! Perfect for a Gingerbread display or for a kid’s party. Skill level: Easy and fun!

Baba Ganoush. The Eggplant Dip You Have To Make Now

How to make Baba Ganoush. An easy recipe for a healthy, super addictive, Middle Eastern roasted eggplant dip that’seven better than hummus!

How To Organize Your Spices

How to make some organized sense out of your spice cabinet and find what you need the very first time you look

What It Takes To Call Yourself A Glamper

Roughing it doesn’t have to be rough. Design your campsite with luxury & style. Spend time in the great outdoors while still enjoying the comforts of home.

Danelia Design is…

…In the home

What makes you feel good?  What feels comfortable and reflects your personality? What colors, textures, or fabrics draw you in? Design isn’t always about what’s trending.  Design is a feeling.  If you, your family, and your friends feel good in your home, you’ve done it right.  If you need a little help,  you’ll be guided through ideas, projects, and advice that I’ve used throughout my career working with designers, architects, and homebuilders.

…In the Garden

A window box of Spring tulips.  A garden bed exploding with colorful vegetables.  A simple clay pot of inpatients at your doorstep. The space outside your house is an extension of your home.  Whether you have a small patio or acres of land, you can make it a reflection of your one-of-a-kind personality. My goal is to show you how to create a beautiful yard and bring the outside in, every season, with whatever you have to work with.

…In the kitchen

Garden fresh recipes from organic fruits and vegetable.  From canning to juicing, from salads to desserts, the world that can be grown in rich soil, started from seed, and harvested with love.  Anyone can start a garden, learn to cultivate, and proudly share the bounty with friends by enjoying a homegrown meal together.  

Where to start?

When the choices become overwhelming for design (and they do!), start with one piece of furniture or art, narrow down a style or color, and start with one room.  The gazillion paint colors to choose from can be overwhelming and it’s not long before choice paralysis sets in. But help is just around the corner.

Hiring a designer may not always make financial sense, but thanks to the internet, we all have access to every possible design style and it’s only a click away! Using sites like Pinterest, Better Homes & Gardens, Home Depot’s Blog, and of course Danelia Design, will give you the inspiration you need and help narrow down your options.  A picture is worth a thousand words, so use google search for images that will help you move towards your designing goals.

Quick & easy DIY Projects

I am a big fan of any project that can be finished in a weekend.  Here are a few to get you started, easy to complete, and that won’t break the bank!

Pallet Tiki Bar

German Schmear

Photo Gallery Wall

dollar store solar lights with mason jars

Mason Jar Solar Lights

Create Your Own Style

Luckily, there are no Design Police stalking your neighborhood. Use any design style as a jumping-off point.  Your home doesn’t have to look like something out of a BH&G magazine spread.  Perfection, although pretty, isn’t how most of us live. Living in a home that brings you joy and that is filled with love is the most important design element you can have!

Latest blogs

My hope is that there are tidbits of “Oh I never thought of that!” or “So, that’s how it’s done!” moments with the blogs I share.  Throughout the Danelia Design website you’ll be shown things I’ve learned along the way, and some things that we’ll learn together.  Always with my vision of the place Where a House becomes a HOME

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