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Darla Self, owner of Express Your Self, can make your home sparkle! Her whimsical designs have please clients for years. One of the many services she offers is decorating a mantle. “The first thing you do when decorating a mantle is to make sure the garland is secure. Then I typically add lights, mesh and accents like ball ornaments—the bigger the better,” Self explained. She also noted that in the center of your design you should have a focal point like a large teardrop, poinsettia flower, or swirl, polka dot ornament and build from the center outward. “I always tell my clients, ‘don’t be scared of color or something large’.” Self also specializes in swags, trees, wreaths, and more. Clients can come into her store in Bryant and pick out the items they want used or Best can pull aside some items and accessories she would recommend for the client’s home. “There’s no hidden charges here. Clients can see how much everything will cost right there in the store,” Best said, adding, “You want your home to sparkle and be something to enjoy all season long.”

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