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7 Clever Ways to Color Block Your Home

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I love a bright and cheery home! It’s welcoming as a guest and delightful to live in. One of my favorite ways to achieve a colorful home is the color blocking technique where you work with bright patches of color. This can be achieved in a number of ways, but here are some of my favorite ways to do it.

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Introducing: Caesarstone’s New Color Calacatta Nuvo

Caesarstone’s New Color Calacatta Nuvo

I’m thrilled to formally introduce you to Caesarstone’s new color, Calacatta Nuvo. This new color is the answer to all design needs! I love a beautiful, natural looking marble and the wide, grey veins on the white opaque base add the perfect amount of organic combined with the refreshing white palette. It’s based on the natural Calacatta marble but this has all the ease and maintenance of Caesarstone. With the beauty and function, it’s a win-win for everyone!

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How to Use Fashion as Art in the Bedroom

Using Fashion as Art in Your Home

Fashion and interior design go hand in hand. Both worlds overlap more than we know or think. As a designer, I am always looking to the fashion world for ideas on fabrics, colors and patterns. Color palettes are important, and there is no better way to view a color pattern than in a clothing ensemble. So if fashion is that important, why not use it as a form of décor?

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9 Graphic Prints for the Kitchen

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The kitchen is one of the least utilized spaces when it comes to wall decor, namely straight-up art! After spending time to make sure the furniture, the appliances, and the cabinets and counters are just so, spend a little more and think about how to make all of that free vertical space work for you. Hanging a few affordable art pieces can help you carry the mood you want that much further into the design of the space.

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Rollaways: Furniture on Wheels

Rollaways: Furniture on Wheels

It’s a common design dilemma: do I satisfy my need for aesthetics or do I focus on functionality? That question seems to come up again and again for designers and their clients. And, well, you know me—I always like to answer those kinds of questions with one of my own: why not have both great looks and fantastic utility? Enter rollaways. Just like the way chocolate and peanut butter combine to make something awesome, furniture and wheels can do the same thing.

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4 Unique Office Desks

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Office spaces have come along way since the ‘80s and ‘90s. Corporate offices are turning away from boring, stuffy spaces and desiring to create an inspiring, out-of-the-box office space. We are seeing fewer and fewer traditional offices, and more and more stylish, tasteful offices. One detail that can change the whole look of the space is the office desk. No longer are we working with oak office desks. Because storage isn’t quite an issue anymore, thanks to unique storage solutions, we can go trendy and unordinary with our desks.

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7 Projects to Make from Your Travels

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If you’re anything like me then you love taking pictures and saving mementos while traveling. True? Are you also the type to leave them on your phone or camera and never do anything about them? Yes? Then listen up. There are a ton of cute and simple projects to help you commemorate your travels including some fantastic companies that help you to easily transfer those photos into a tangible form so you can remember them for years to come. Some are super easy and others are for the more craft-minded.

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Trend Tracker: Pineapple Print

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Have you noticed the raging pineapple print trend? It’s everywhere! It’s been going strong for about a year and doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. But that’s just fine with me. Pineapples add a nice dosage of quirk and fun to any room and they say, “I’m not super serious.” I think everyone could use a nice helping of non-edible pineapple in their home. Here are some of my favorite ways to do it in the home.

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15 of the Best Upholstered Benches

15 Best Upholstered Benches

Upholstered benches are great at the end of a bed, along a long hallway, or in a corner of the living room. A little extra soft seating is always a nice thing to have, and they’re great in a pinch when you have guests in need of a place to perch. The upholstered benches below would be great options if you’ve been thinking about adding one to your home. They may even inspire to you find a spot for one! (For our favorite unupholstered benches, see part one of this article.)

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12 of the Best Unupholstered Benches

12 of the Best Unupholstered Benches

Maybe you have messy kids, or a dog that likes to jump up on the furniture with muddy paws. Maybe you want to pull up a bench to the dining table without worry of spills and crumbs dropping and staining. Or maybe you just like the look of unupholstered benches. If you’re on the lookout for one to add to your home, here are a dozen of the best to choose from. (For our favorite upholstered benches, see part two of this article.)

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