Bling on the Art

Watch as the host of HGTV’s Donna Decorates Dallas, affectionately known as the “Queen of Bling,” describes the different types of crystals used in interior design, with an emphasis on Swarovski crystals.
In this interesting and educational Wynwood Talks, you’ll learn:

  • How to identify a Swarovski crystal. Based in Austria, Swarovski makes the highest quality crystals in the world. The process for creating their crystals is a family secret, but part of the extra “wow factor” has to do with a special coating. Every Swarovski crystal has a tiny etched swan logo that ensures you’re buying the best.
  • The Top 6 types of crystals. Swarovski, Spectre (also by Swarovski), Egyptian, Turkish, Italian, and Chinese crystals each have their own unique characteristics as Donna explains..
  • Donna’s definition of “bling” — an imaginary sound that light puts off when it hits something expensive, shiny, and sparkly.
  • Great ways to bring the bling to your home. From crystals with magnet connectors for attaching to metal surfaces to dressing up planters with tiaras to creating DIY crystal-studded candle wraps and more. Donna even uses flat-back crystals to give things like pillow and draperies some extra eye appeal!

Meet the Queen of Bling

Donna Moss is a designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and celebrity. A former finalist on HGTV’s Design Star, she hosts the network’s Donna Decorates Dallas program and has profiled her work in People Magazine and Instyle Magazine. Her interior design firm, Donna Moss Design, is in high demand with clients looking to incorporate her signature updated gothic style into their homes.

From Donna’s Wynwood Talks:

“As a designer, I have to think, ‘Where can I go with this house?’ I have to think about the client, but I also have to think of where I want to take it.”

“There are also beautiful flat-back square crystals that work wonderfully on pillows. As a designer, I love to add sparkle in the form of pillows.”

Can’t Get Enough?

If you’re looking for some great DIY projects for bringing the bling to your home, Donna has all kinds of videos on her Donna Moss Designs website. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to turn simple items into something truly chic.

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