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8 Lace Projects to Add Flourish to Your Home

8 Lace Projects to Add Flourish to Your Home

I remember seeing my great grandmother’s lace stacked in the linen cupboard. It sat there for ages without being used. Had I seen all the cool lace projects out right now, I might have considered putting them to use! There are so many beautiful ways to adorn your house with lace in a modern and refreshing way. Here are some of my favorite uses.

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5 Ways to Pair Caesarstone with Marble

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5 Ways to Pair Caesarstone with Marble

One of the loveliest ways to use Caesarstone countertops is with marble. It feels clean, calm, and luxurious all at the same time. This brilliant combination can be used in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or even the studio. Here are some real-life examples of Caesarstone applications paired with marble to create one of my favorite looks right now, and how to achieve the look in the space you are designing.

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Trend Tracker: Backwards Books

Backwards Books

My husband is an avid book collector. We have boxes and boxes of books in our garage⎯books ranging from nature to romance novels. I appreciate books but sometimes when displaying them, especially in a neutral space, the colors of the spines become overwhelming. I remember seeing the concept of backwards books a few years back and thinking what a brilliant idea it was. Now, there are some drawbacks with backwards books. It’s harder to see which book is which so if you are in a hurry, this may not be the best solution. But my answer for that is to keep your most loved, most read books in a separate location.

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Dwell on Design: An Inside Look at the Met Lofts Project

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Dwell on Design featuring Caesarstone

Three interior designers have been invited to design and stage three lofts in a partnership with Dwell Media. These ASID designers—Frank Slesinski, Rachel Winokur, and Laurea Schwartz-Muller—have reimagined loft spaces in Downtown LA in Met Lofts (1050 S. Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90015). The spaces will be on display to the public until July 19. Caesarstone is pleased to announce their participation in the partnership.

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New School: Incorporating Lockers into Your Décor

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As an unabashed fan of industrial influences in interior design, it’s a natural that I would be drawn to something as functional—and as seemingly out of place—as metal lockers in home décor. From school gyms to blue-collar factories, these utilitarian beauties have done all of us the service of storing our goodies at one time or another. So why not invite them into your home? Let’s look at a few places where they can come in handy.

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7 Beautiful Ways to Use Pegboard

7 Beautiful Ways to Use Pegboard

The practical pegboard has become quite popular recently and is being used in ways that I couldn’t have foreseen. Some of it is simply beautiful! Though I always considered this material to be a bit boring and too practical for my taste, I’m now reconsidering after seeing some clever ideas spring out. I’m thinking it would be perfect placed in an office or kitchen. Here are some beautiful ways to use pegboard in different environments.

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Designing Creative Shared Spaces for Kids

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Sharing a room with a sibling used to feel like a real bummer, but with endless creative ways to design shared spaces, these days, kids seem to be squealing over rooming together.

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Outside the Vase: 9 Ways to Decorate with Flowers

Outside the Vase: 9 Ways to Decorate with Flowers

I’m loving this moment in design when flowers are taking center stage. It’s been going on for a while, and I anticipate it will continue to stay for however long floral innovation remains. There are some seriously clever people out there doing amazing things with flowers! No longer are flowers contained to vases, but they are becoming art installations, arrangements for the pool, and part of everyday living décor. Here are some of my favorite ways I’ve seen flowers used.

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Quilting is Back!

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I love how the handmade movement is back and stronger than ever. It has manifested itself in a variety of mediums—mediums with a long tradition that have gained a stuffy reputation. Thankfully, with every new artistic movement, there is new life breathed into it. Quilting has a long and beautiful history that has been revamped in a modern language with new colors and patterns. Here are some new takes on the traditional quilt and why they work so well.

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7 Ways to Monogram Your Home

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One of the easiest ways to customize your home is with a monogram. Whether it be a fancy script or something more modern, there is something for every taste and style. It might seem too traditional for your personality, but I’m determined that even the chicest of tastes can find something they like. Plus, monogrammed gifts are wonderful presents, especially to newlyweds, as they are personalized and thoughtful. Here are some of my favorite ways to monogram your house.

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