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Hang It Up

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You know that old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention”? I decided earlier this week that that had to have been said first by a frustrated resident of a house with insufficient storage. I had this stroke of genius while I was rooting around in a vast lower corner kitchen cabinet—my problem is not a lack of space, it’s a general unfamiliarity with anything that happens in my kitchen, other than where to find the wine—trying to find a specific pan. After succeeding in my quest for the cooking implement, I began to wonder if there isn’t a more convenient place to store my husband’s seemingly exhaustive collection of pots, pans and lids. Not that he asked for my help, mind you—I’m just a giver in that way. And, as with all things I wonder about, I started searching online for a solution. (By the way, Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher—who may or may not have been a frustrated resident of an ancient Greek house—originated that old saying.)

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Bedside Manner: What’s Your Nightstand Style?

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When we moved into our house nine years ago, we bought nightstands—two, just alike—that are perfectly fine. They have a top, a drawer, and a large open area below the drawer. They’re by Thomas O’Brien (woo-hoo!) for Target (okay…) and there’s not a thing wrong with them. Where is this going, you ask? Well, since then I’ve had a lot of time to rethink almost every decision that was made back then and second guess myself. When I was renovating our bedroom, I’d get different nightstands for each side of the bed, and I’d make each one reflective of our individual styles. Which leads me to the question: what’s my nightstand style? More importantly, for the purposes of this post: what’s your nightstand style?

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Modern Fireplace Mantels

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Who doesn’t want a cozy fireplace in their home? Especially in the chilly winter months. Fireplaces come in a variety of styles, materials and colors. Whatever your aesthetic is, you will find a fireplace to fit your style and needs. Right now modern fireplaces are taking the grand prize for coolest style; especially in classic spaces. The juxtaposition is timeless and beautiful!

This corner fireplace is sleek and simple. Paired with herringbone wood floors, you can see why the mix of old and new is a beautiful thing!

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How to Style With Furs

How to Style With Furs

The colder months are upon us and it’s out with the light and in with the heavy! Exchange those linen throws for some cozy furs and skins to bring in all the warmth you can. There are a lot of great synthetic fur options these days and a lot of opportunities to buy used to help those who question the moral implications.

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How to Brighten Your Home With a Touch of Art

How to Brighten Your Home With a Touch of Art

One design element that is always a go to for any space that needs a splash of color is colorful art. It immediately brings interest and beauty to a space. For example, I recently helped a couple add color to their bungalow. We took a wall in their living room and filled it with small and large pieces of vibrant art. Even though the space was neutral and plain, it felt stylish and updated with the touches of color and pattern.

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How to Determine the Perfect Grey Wall

How to Determine the Perfect Grey Wall

Grey walls can often be a default color choice for those who don’t want all color but don’t want all white. Grey can add in lovely moodiness and on the other side of the spectrum, it can also be clean and refreshing. It all depends on the color choice and finish. Here’s how to get the right grey wall for the look you want to achieve.

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13 Hallway Mirrors to Match Your Style

13 Hallway Mirrors to Match Your Style

There are a few essential items that every living space should have. One of those is a hallway mirror. A mirror placed right in the intersection of heavy traffic or by the door is practical for rushed exits or fixing yourself up for the deliveryman. It’s also a great way elevate a room and create a stylized vignette and focal point. Here are some of my favorite ways to use a hallway mirror and why they work.

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Black Floors: 4 Reasons to Have Them

Black Floors: 4 Reasons to Have Them

Here I go again: something has caught my eye and I’ve decided to share this newfound interior design lust with you. Aren’t you lucky? Today, it’s black floors. I suddenly seem to be seeing them everywhere, and, frankly, I can’t get enough! As some of you already know, my own floors at home are dark brown stained concrete—I like to say that they look like brown leather floors (because they do)—so dark floors are not a new passion of mine. But these amazing black floors deserve some attention of their own.

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9 Gorgeous Upholstered Headboards

9 Gorgeous Upholstered Headboards

To me, decorating the bedroom is one of the toughest design challenges. I find the proportions of the furniture tough to work with. That said, I also think it’s one of the most fun rooms to design for because there are so many wonderful design companies out there with really fun products, like bed linens, artwork and dressers. One of my favorite elements is the upholstered headboard. It has the potential to add a ton of pizzazz to the room, through a fun pattern and color. It also adds softness to a room that should be considered a refuge. Here are some of the most gorgeous head frame inspirations out there.

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Modern White Bedding for Your Bedroom

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Have you ever stayed in a hotel that inspired you to create a similar experience in your own home? Bright white bedding can start that hotel feel for your space. It instantly creates a fresh and modern look. And if you’re nervous about keeping those white sheets bright white, just remember that bleach will be your best friend.

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