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Styled Coffee Tables

Styled Coffee Tables

Coffee tables can easily become a surface to store random objects. When you need to put something somewhere and you don’t know where that somewhere is, it most likely will become the coffee table. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Allow your coffee table to display beautiful yet practical accessories such as candles, flowers and magazines.

One trend right now is placing two tables side by side, in the same shape but slightly different sizes. This gives you more room to style your items.

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Get The Look: Miriam Alia’s Pink Bedroom

Get The Look: Miriam Alia's Pink Bedroom

Miriam Alia’s pink bedroom is more fit for a Bond girl than a princess. Arguably the sweetest color, pink goes glam with a mix of texture, line, and curve. Want to get the look? Start with a white upholstered bed, white walls and white bedding and then layer in the items below.

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8 Kitchen Shelving Ideas

8 Kitchen Shelving Ideas

I have dreams of creating the most gorgeously efficient kitchen. To me, the most ideal kitchen is one that is one, beautiful two, practical and when it happens it’s heavenly! In order to work in the practical party, shelving is absolutely number one on my mind. Here are 8 different shelving ideas to help master the art of creating a practical and beautiful kitchen.

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Pops of Orange

Pops of Orange

Certain colors have made an impact on modern design. They have taken boring spaces and made them show stoppers. One of those colors is orange. It immediately stops you in your tracks. They key with orange is to merge it with mostly neutral colors. Orange can become competitive with other bold colors. And it can create a chaotic space if not careful. That is why we are all about adding pops of orange in a space.

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How To Use Sconces

How To Use Sconces

One design element that changes a room immediately is lighting. It takes a room from boring to beautiful. It creates the perfect mood and transforms any style of space.

One type of lighting that I can’t get enough of is the sconce. It’s practical, accessible and so stylish. You can use sconces in pretty much any room. They make great reading lights, mood lights and spotlights. For bedrooms, you can hang them directly above your side of the bed or above your side table.

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8 Ways to Organize Your Walls in 2015

8 Ways to Organize Your Walls in 2015

A new year means a new stab at getting organized, am I right? And there are so many easy and cheap ways to get organized that there’s sure to be one idea for everyone out there! To get the messes off the ground or desk, try bringing it up and up onto the walls! Here is a collection of some of my favorite clever ideas to help you get organized for the New Year.

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Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

Every year color trend forecaster, Pantone Color Institute, predicts a color of the year. This year, the color was decided as Marsala, or Pantone color 18-1438, from the earthy wine color it is named after. From the Pantone website, “this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while it’s grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.” Can you feel that earthiness yet sophistication? I find that it’s a perfect color for creating warmth and moodiness both in fashion and in spatial design. Here are some images to inspire you this year.

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Get the Look: A Peter Dunham Living Room

Peter Dunham Living Room

Designer Peter Dunham created the inviting room above. The masculine lines of the sofa against the more feminine wallpaper is especially appealing, and the room looks comfortable and chic at the same time. If you’d like to achieve a similar look in your home, you can do so with the items below.

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9 Inspiring Wall Murals

9 Inspiring Wall Murals

A little paint or decoration on a wall can totally transform the energy and feeling of a room. Sometimes all it needs is an easily applied piece of vinyl or a customized painting by an artist, or even just a black Sharpie. There are a number of ways to add pizzazz to your space by focusing on an accent wall. Here are some of my favorite murals to inspire your next home project!

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Shimmering Interiors

Shimmering Interiors

There’s so much to consider when thinking about interior design and décor; from color and texture to scale and functionality, the ways to combine design elements are practically infinite. And that’s one of the things that’s so much fun about interior design and about observing and writing about interior design, seeing how different people use the variety of tools available.

One of those interior design elements is light. Most of us tend to think of light in the most literal of ways: illumination provided by electric fixtures or natural light through windows and other openings. But there’s also the factor of reflected light; one of the things I always look for in a balanced and pleasing interior is reflection. And today I’m going to show you some examples of reflection in these shimmering interiors, starting with the bathroom seen at the top of this post.

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