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Decorating with Quirky Accesories

Decorating with Quirky Accesories

To me, a perfectly designed space means nothing if there’s no demonstration of personality. Showing your personality in a room can be done in a number of ways, but my favorite way is through accessories—it’s what takes a plain, boring space and makes it shine. By identifying the types of things that make you happy you can discover how to create a space that reflects you.

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6 DIY Projects to Try out for Spring

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Ahhh! Spring is upon us! There’s nothing as invigorating for the soul than the rebirth of nature. With that comes the inherent need to plant, clean, redecorate, create, and spruce up. Naturally, the do-it-yourself projects of the spring season tend to focus on endeavors that are geared towards these needs. Here’s a list of some of my favorite DIY spring projects.

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5 Mistakes the Interior Design Novice Makes

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Learning the basics of interior design can often prove difficult when you’re first starting out. In my experience, it takes awhile to learn certain fundamentals that only come with time and experimenting. You can try to read and research all you want, but you do have to get down and dirty with actual experience to know how to make everyday solutions. Here are a few pieces of advice that I would give to the novice interior designer.

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7 Ways to Update Your Home for Spring

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I love the arrival of spring. It’s a new birth of sorts, a fresh start. And there are a lot of ways to usher it in: a new color palette, a new piece of furniture, spring cleaning, planting a garden. Sometimes even the littlest of things can signify the new season and celebrate the return of sunshine and flowers. Here are some of my favorite ways to update your home for spring.

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Kitchen Transformation: Painting Your Cabinets for a Fresh Look

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Do you ever search for kitchens on Pinterest and find that you’re drooling over the many beautiful options from all over the world? I know for me, personally, I am itching to redo our kitchen, but we are renting so I can’t do much for now. However, that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about the day when I can design my own kitchen.

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4 Tips on Styling Your Fireplace Mantel

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When I was a child, my grandparents lived on a picture-perfect ranch in Washington State. One memory I have is of her fireplace mantel. Though I loved my Grandma to pieces, her mantel décor constantly gave me a visual headache. Here are a few mantels that have been decorated just enough to make a statement but aren’t overdone.

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11 Ways to Add Wicker into Your Home

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Wicker has a long and consistently popular history. The woven fiber material, usually made of natural ingredients but now often plastic, was used as early as the ancient Egyptian times. It was found in a number of common objects, like baskets and chairs. The trend lasted through ancient Romae and all the way through the Victorian and Arts and Crafts movements. A fun fact: in the mid 1800s, it was considered to be more sanitary than upholstery. Today it remains a popular material for a number of household products and can add a wonderful patina to any room. Here are some of my favorite ways to incorporate wicker.

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How to Style a Bookshelf

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As a designer, the biggest request that I get is to help when it comes to styling bookshelves. It can feel like a completely overwhelming task. Where should the books go? Can I display collectables? What about a color scheme? There are plenty of concerns that can arise from this type of project.

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5 Beautiful Ways to Divide Your Room Without Walls

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There’s nothing more frightening—or exciting, depending on your reaction—than a large empty space with nothing in it. You can do anything and everything, but just where do you start? When I go into such a space, I immediately think about how I would separate each function and give it its own identity. Dividing up a large room is almost the first way to start. Yes, you can do this by building walls, but if you want something less permanent and more adaptable, I suggest beautiful but temporary wall dividers that can also act as décor. Here are some of my favorites options.

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Getting Personal with Pastels in the Bedroom

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Everyone wants to retire at night to a calm, tranquil space. Well, at least I would imagine that everyone would want to. When my husband and I moved into our home, I immediately decorated our bedroom, knowing that other parts of the house would be a little chaotic and I would want to sleep somewhere more peaceful.

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