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Make a Bohemian Bedroom in 8 Easy Steps

Make a Bohemian Bedroom in 8 Easy Steps

Image: Urban Outfitter  If I had all the money in the world and all the houses I could get, one of them would definitely be a bohemian styled cottage. I love all the textures, patterns, and greenery it takes to create the layered and worn look. Mastering the style in your own home is achievable  Continue Reading »

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Palette Picker: How to Use an Image and Online Tools to Create a Color Palette

Palette Picker: How to Use an Image and Online Tools to Create a Color Palette

I think you’ll agree that color is a very important aspect of interior décor. For one thing, there are so many options when it comes to deciding on what color scheme you want to use in any given space—from all white to neutrals to primaries… You get the idea. So, how do you start to decide on what colors to use?

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Secrets to Styling a Messy Bed

Secrets to Styling a Messy Bed

I’ve noticed a common trend in home styling, at least in perfectly styled photographed homes: a messy bed. I’m sure millions of people are rejoicing over the trend and saying “I told you so” to their moms, but this is no teenage messy. In fact, the art of the messy bed is a bit more thoughtful than that. Here are a few ways to style a messy bed and why you should try it out.

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How to Decorate Using Medical Crosses

How to Decorate Using Medical Crosses

Trends come and go; sometimes quicker than a season changes. You have to be smart and creative when it comes to a trend. For me, I rarely choose to use a trend when it comes to a large piece that would cost too much to update. That’s why using trends in small accessories is the best and smartest solution.

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Visual Feast: Rough and Smooth Textures Together

Visual Feast: Rough and Smooth Textures Together

The idea for this post began – as so many things do for me – with an image. I won’t even try to be mysterious. It was the image above of the simple but captivating entry of a very nice lake house. I saw the photo and I really, really liked it. And the more I looked at it, the more I liked it, and the more I began to wonder why. Turns out, I’ve been visually seduced by the mixture of rough and smooth textures found in the above space.

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Color Match: Concrete

Color Match: Concrete

I love everything about concrete. I love it as a material, since it can do almost anything and work almost anywhere. I love it as part of a structure and as part of an interior. I love it when it’s used to create fixtures, furnishings, and just about anything. You get the picture: I’m a big fan of concrete. Since I’m always thinking about concrete the material, and I have no problem seeing it used to make all sorts of things, I’ve not really given much thought about it as a color choice—until now.

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Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Accessories in the kitchen can make a well-designed space look even better, and can distract from a multitude of sins in a kitchen that might need a little updating. If you need a dishtowel, make it a cheery one! Like cooking with fresh ground pepper? Add a colorfully designed pepper mill to your counter! Below are some fun finds for the kitchen that add style as well as function.

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Night Lights: Best Bedside Lamps

Night Lights: Best Bedside Lamps

Whenever you deal with someone who tries to give advice on the “best” of anything, you already know it’s going to be a subjective call. So, in order to qualify my list of best bedside lamps, I thought I’d provide some criteria. In other words, these are the qualities I look for in a bedside lamp, and these lamps meet those qualities really well. My criteria are: a small footprint—I don’t want my bedside lamp to take up all the room on my nightstand, so having a small footprint is important to me; the ability to provide both general light and reading light; a sense of style; and the flexibility to be used in rooms other than the bedroom. Let’s dive right in!

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8 Creative Designs for Your Nursery

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Nurseries are one of the toughest rooms to design. Why? It seems like it would be piece of cake! Well, it’s hard to design a room that’s functional for a baby’s needs (and parents’ too!) while not looking too gimmicky, matchy, or cheesy, all of my pet peeves! To me, a lovely nursery is one that is one part understated, one part beautiful, and one part whimsical. There are a lot of baby decorations and products out there, but the trick is to not get too wrapped up into buying everything you see and choosing pieces that are of good quality and will last.

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More Than Meets the Eye: Great Uses for Floating Shelves

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Some things are simply self-evident. The sky is blue, fire is hot, and shelves store stuff. Or shelves display stuff. Or shelves help organize stuff. My point is that—at least on the surface of the subject—there’s really nothing new to discover about shelves. Or is there? I started taking a look at shelves – floating shelves, specifically – and found that there’s actually more than meets the eye when it comes to the kinds of things you can do with floating shelves. Here’s what I discovered:

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