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Incorporating Emerald Into Your Home

Incorporating Emerald Into Your Home

Emerald is a color starting to take the center stage in the design scene. A rich color that required a few brave designers to break in, and now more homeowners and studios worldwide are starting to take note. Its bold presence is probably why I love this color so much. It is non-apologetic, and equally romantic. Here are a few ways to integrate emerald successfully into a space…

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7 Gorgeous Purple Interiors

7 Gorgeous Purple Interiors

Confession: purple is my least favorite color. I don’t know why, but the color strikes me wrong. That said, I’ve been spotting a number of gorgeous purple interiors lately that have started to change my mind. Here are some of my favorite ways to tastefully incorporate purple into your space.

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8 Floor Lamps to Brighten Your Space

8 Floor Lamps to Brighten Your Space

One of my favorite design elements is lighting. It can do so much for your space as far as how it lights a room and affects your mood and daily tasks. Lighting can also add visual interest by accessorizing it the right way. Floor lamps are a great form of lighting that stand independently and don’t need to be hard wired into the room. For this reason they are great for rentals. If you don’t have the ability to change it out, then add it in! Here are some of my favorite floor lamps and how they can fit into your space.

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The Sky’s the Limit

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You know how sometimes you’ll be looking at interior design images online and something in one of those images will just reach out and grab you, make you amazed, and leave you star struck? That happened to me just the other day when I suddenly became aware I was seeing all sorts of terrific images of rooms with skylights. And these weren’t just any old skylights; these were something very special. So, of course, I thought I’d share them with you.

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9 Ways to Brighten Your Space With Yellow Chairs

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Sometimes you just need a dose of happiness in your space, right? A fun and low-commitment way to achieve that is by painting some chairs yellow. It’s instant brightness without breaking the bank. Here are some of my favorite environments to place yellow chairs and why they work so well.

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Vintage Stove Style

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When dreaming about remodeling a kitchen, most people imagine that everything would be new. We might picture a gorgeous new counter on top of brand new cabinets, a faucet as beautiful as it is functional, and gleaming state-of-the-art appliances. Some though, dream of something a little different: a vintage stove. Whether incorporated into an existing kitchen or worked into a newly designed space, vintage stoves bring added character!

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5 Creative Ways to Hang Your Lamps

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One of my favorite interior design elements is lighting. Lighting can make a big difference in the way one feels and interacts in a space. I think it’s one of the most underused and underutilized elements when designing a room because it can be tricky to set up and know what the best configurations are. However, if lighting was more fun looking and accessorized the space well, I think we would be more apt to focus on it. One of my favorite ways to do this is through a hanging light source. Hanging lamps draw focus to a space and add another accessory that can play with the rest of the room. There are many ways to display a hanging lamp so that it feels fun and thoughtful, here are some of my favorites:

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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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