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Denise Willard has over a decade of experience transforming the homes of clients in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Her work has been showcased on ABC Affiliate, News Channel 8 and published in The Washington Post, Home and Design Magazine, Washington Home & Garden, The Washingtonian, and Elan. She writes a regular design column for Viva Tysons, and has a blog where she shares her interior decorating insights, DreamDesignLive.com .

Denise specializes in creating simple, but elegant transitional interiors that are reflective of her clients' personalities and lifestyles. The combination of her southern roots and urban lifestyle can be seen in her personal design style, which combines the comfort and hospitality of the South with the flair of the big city.

2011 Decorating Trend: Nature Glam

The Stella Mirror by Made Goods

The Glam influence, as it is deemed by House Beautiful, is both sexy and theatrical. This is where more is more in home decorating and ‘bling’ is definitely in order.  However, the new look of high glamour is increasingly natural.  This is never truer than in the home accessories line from Made Goods. They offer architectural pieces consistent with Rococo styling, but many of their pieces are made from natural elements like shells, which is where the trend is really going as we look further into 2011.  This trend is seen in mirrors, lamps, chandeliers and other home decor accessories.

The Paula chandelier is an example of elegant beauty gone "au naturale" by MadeGoods.

The small shells applied to the Paula light really make for a beautiful addition to the stunning lines of the chandelier.

While “glamming up” home accessories is a big part of this trend, it is also being seen in furniture.  Below is a table that is fashioned after an antique French side table, but it is dressed up with shells–every surface of the leg and feet are comprised of a mosaic of real shells in shades of cream, brown and white.

Made Goods Irene Table.

The top surface is cut shells in a flower motif, set in resin.

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