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Beautiful Sinks

Beautiful Sinks

When you walk into someone’s kitchen what’s the first thing that immediately draws your eye? It might be the countertop, the appliances, or the lighting. But for me it’s the kitchen sink. I’ve been lucky to have sizable stainless steel ones in most of my kitchens, but the variety out there these days is truly amazing.

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Gorgeous Lighting For Your Bath

Gorgeous Lighting For Your Bath

Bathrooms are a necessity in every modern day home, and the last to get any decorating attention. While updating things like the tub or shower, toilet, and vanity require a bit more money, modest upgrades like lighting can make all the difference. Lighting sets the mood in every room of your space and does not go unnoticed. Why not look at some options for the smallest and often used room?

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7 Ways to Design with Blue

7 Ways to Design with Blue

Blue continues to be the color of choice for many home interiors. The soothing and relaxing color is perfect for creating a refuge in one’s personal space. To me, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing an all blue interior done well. There are a few tricks to accomplish the look. Here are some of my favorite ways.

(top image). One of my all time favorite ways to do an all blue interior is to mimic the Gustavian Swedish look. Use a variety of ginghams in various sizes to accomplish the look. The larger blue check on the chairs contrasted with the smaller blue check on the drapes and accented with the decorative blue plates on the table ties the room together without being so in your face about the color.

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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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