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Diva 411 ~ What Is Your Room Wearing This Season?


Diva 411 ~ What Is Your Room Wearing This Season?

Get ready for the fashion bug to bite you. We promise it won’t hurt. Fashion week is here! It’s no secret that Fashion and Interior Design have an ongoing Love Affair. Fashion isn’t only what we wear, but what surrounds us. You just have to look up and see a brilliant vast Sky Blue (SW6506) or Pure White (SW7005) snowy days. We watch a bride with effortless elegance walk down the aisle with the most beautiful explosion of color leading her way. Fashion and design equal heaven. All paint colors mentioned are from Sherwin-Williams with reference to the color number in the parenthesis.

The rules we follow when shopping for a new outfit are the same for designing our spaces. We look to have the latest and most interesting ideas from the catwalk on our sofas, pillows, bed linens, wallpaper and paints. Trends in color, pattern and style tend to pop off the fashion runway and right into our homes. Color adds life to our homes while pattern creates the energy. Looking to add a new punch of color, but afraid of commitment, try starting small with accessories. Are you passionate for Jonquil Yellow (SW6674)? Try a collection of mixed match vintage picture frames for that chic modern elegance or three pieces of pottery in shades of yellows to showcase on your fireplace mantel. Throw some color on your couch using expressive throw pillows. Why not give your summer wardrobe a splash of this fabulous color? Start with a cute scarf or a fabulous burst of yellow with a cute handbag. Now, let’s talk jewelry. We love it all! Charming Charlie’s (located in Orland Park) is like walking under a rainbow. Talk about heaven, this place looks like our painters fan deck. There are endless ideas for fashion and design.

Let us steal that style for you! We found this beautifully designed dreamy bedroom from Desire to Inspire. The photo of the cream wingback chair is from Using our Diva twist, we created this look with Sensible Hue Grey (SW6198) and Jonquil Yellow Sherman Williams Paint. A well dressed room reflects who you are and how you live. We tied in our sophisticate room design to a cute runway look for you!

2012 Fashion week exploded with Haute Hues. Here are a few examples: Laughing Orange (SW6895), Dancing Green(SW6716), Dishy Coral (SW6598), Rainstorm Navy (SW6230), Notable Hue Navy Blue (SW6521) the fashion world stated Navy will be the new black. And don’t forget about our traditional Black Caviar (SW6990) and Pure White (SW7005). Please visit our blog at to see this article in color!

Come join us for a fun Girls weekend!!
Women’s Expo – Tinley Park Convention Center (Booth 317)
March 24 and 25
3 Decorating Divas, Maureen Kocsis, Carina Kocsis and Kayley Grieve

Cake Pops: Yum!



The 3 Decorating Divas made these yummy chocolate and vanilla cake pops last Thursday for our charity event anna’s journey to the cure. They were super fun to make and even more fun to eat! And believe it or not they are not to challenging to make!

We want to give a shout out to Sally Morse, Director of Creative Services at Hunter Douglas. She did an outstanding job giving her demonstration on the “10 Steps To A Perfect Room” (catch the highlights in future blogs).

We would also like to thank RSVP Cards, Invitations, Stationery for allowing us to use their cute store located next to JC Penny in Mokena, IL. Make sure you stop by and check them out! They offer a lot more than just cards and stationery.

So back to the cake pops. How to make them?

  • Purchase a box of your favorite cake mix and make the cake as directed.
  • Allow cake to cool completely and add your favorite type of frosting.
  • Mix completely and roll into bags and chill.
  • Next, melt some of your candy melts (whichever flavor you like). I only melt about 4 round disks. Dip your lollipop stick in the melted candy and insert into the balls of cake. Put in refrigerator for 10 minutes. This help the cake stay on the stick when you dip it into the candy melts.
  • Next we melted more candy into an 8 oz glass (better coverage) and very gently dipped the cake pop into the candy. At this point you need to add your decorations so they harden with the coating.
  • Chill them again for 10 minutes before bagging them. Put them in a round styrofoam disks to display them nicely.
There you have it!  Easy as pie…   Now get out there and make some!  Please let me know if I forgot a step or how you do making them.

Sally Morse Design Seminar


Help Support Anna’s Journey to the Cure

Raising awareness and money for a local charity

3 Decorating Divas in conjunction

with RSVP cards, invitations, stationery presents:

Sally Morse
Interior Designer, Author & Speaker

She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, as well as writing articles for Better Homes & Gardens, Windows and Walls, Real Simple and other interior design publications. Sally will talk to us about:

 “The 10 Steps to a Perfect Room”


        Sally is Director of Creative Services for Hunter Douglas and in 2008 won the “Window Fashions Industry Icon” award.

 Thursday, September 22nd 6:30 PM

At RSVP cards, invitations, stationery

11337 West Lincoln Highway

Mokena, IL 60448

Requesting a minimum donation of $20 or more at the door

100% of the donation goes to anna’s journey to the cure

Refreshments and goodie bags for all that reserve a seat

Seating is limited so please RSVP


Maureen Ph. 708-341-7667


To find out more information on Sally Morse

Anna’s Journey to the Cure.

Anna’s Story
Nine year old Anna Rose was hospitalized and diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia on March 29th, 2011, at Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. She began her treatment on March 30th in the pediatric ICU where she had many treatments which included surgeries to install ports for apheresis, numerous rounds of several different chemotherapies, bone marrow aspirations, spinal taps with chemotherapy, cranial radiation, and several transfusions of sort. The standard treatment for this disease is 2 ½ years, that is without complication and bone marrow transplant. Anna’s bone marrow failed the first stage of treatment and will be retested at Day 90. We are hoping for remission at this point so she can stay on the prescribed treatment until September 2013. A  transplant will extend the length of treatment.  She is facing unimaginable hardships. Kids and cancer should never be in the same sentence! At her side are her parents Alan, and Laura, and sisters Rebecca, Melanie and Abigail.With the downturn in insurance benefits, countless outpatient visits to the hospital, the harsh reality is an outrageous out of pocket expense. Mix in the loss of income for the 24/7 care of Anna and the result is a mounting financial, physical and emotional burden no one should have to endure.Please attend and/or strongly consider donating merchandise, services to give at the benefit, and/or gift cards for food and gas. You can also donate with a check payable to “Harris Bank Anna Bakotic Benefit fund”, or online by pay pal or with Visa, MC, AmEX, Discover through guest payment at the paypal option by clicking on the Register and Sponsor button below.
For more information about Anna’s story visit:

Diva Baby Shower



The 3 Decorating Divas recently had a baby shower, Diva Style!  Here are a few ideas for you if you are going to be throwing a similar bash in the future!

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Gift table and time-out chair.

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Make it personal and add items from mommy.  Here we have the baby’s cousin on her time-out chair playing with her soon-to-be toys.  The tag says, “Hey Cous!!!  I am playing with your stuff!!”  Always glamour something up by adding pearls and rhinestones!!

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Cute pink and black tassels dress up these cute pink chests purchased at HomeGoods along with the cute white picture frame.

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Dress up any table with beautiful flowers and strands of pearls.

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We had this brunch catered and had very plenty of sweets to go along with it! 

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Vanilla cupcakes with strawberry frosting, red velvet cupcakes, peanut butter cup cupcakes and S’mores cupcakes to mention a few. 

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