Desert Living Style

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I’ve lived in a number of states and countries now and wherever I go, my style adapts to my locations. This is partly based on my new influences but also by the furniture and décor that’s available to me. I’ve moved to a place that’s more desert in feeling and once again, my taste buds have changed to reflect more of that arid feeling. What is desert style? Take a look below to see what it is and how to get it!

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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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9 Ways to Maximize Your Space With Ladders

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There are a number of tricks to use your entire living space to its full potential. Oftentimes we don’t think to use the full wall because it doesn’t seem like an obvious or helpful solution, but that is exactly what you can do to take advantage of the real estate you have. When you think up, you’ll be exposed to a whole new world of storage and décor. In order to truly use the space, however, you’ll need a gateway and that portal comes in the form of a ladder. Here are some ways to maximize your space with the use of ladders.

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8 Ways to Make Beige Not Boring

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Beige has a reputation for being boring. In fact, my apartment has a major dose of the borings with every wall painted beige as well as beige carpeting. It’s not typically a color associated with excitement or refreshment. That said, it’s a neutral that is easy to sell, easy to live with, and easy to pair up with other colors. However, there is an interesting way to use beige. Here are some of those ways to transform your beige interior and make it into something exciting.

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Fall is Coming: Fireplaces and Fire Pits

Fall is Coming: Fireplaces and Fire Pits

It could easily be argued that the title of this post should be “Fall is Here”, since it is already October and much of the Northern Hemisphere is starting to experience cooler temperatures. In Central Texas, where I live, that means highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s—not exactly fire building weather, but there will be more than a few cold evenings here as the year continues. Which is why I’m already thinking ahead about fireplaces and fire pits, and why I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.

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Amazing Bathtubs

Amazing Bathtubs

Who would want a boring bathtub when you can have a uniquely awesome bathtub?! In my current home, we have a tiny, commercial bathtub that barely holds my 9-year-old child. You can only imagine the struggle an adult has using it. These days we are seeing everything from stainless steel basins to infinity tubs. Also, antique tubs are all the rage and that is exactly what we see above. This large, vintage tub looks like a unique piece of art rather than a bathtub. It works really, really well in this space.

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White Wood Paneled Walls

White Wood Paneled Walls

Interior Design has come along way since the 70’s and 80’s. Some of the worst design happened in those years. But one thing that is back, and even better and cooler, is wood paneling. Wood paneling is one of those design elements that brings texture and interest to a space. Whether it’s left in its original wood tone or painted a bright color, wood paneling can warm up a space just as quickly as a fuzzy throw blanket. Right now, I am loving white painted paneling. It’s a modern take on the classic paneling.

Though painted in creamy color, the wood paneling seen above still adds ambience and dimension to the living space. It also looks cozy beside the rock fireplace.

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Freak Flags: Unusual Interior Design Choices

Freak Flags: Unusual Interior Design Choices

Books in the bathroom? A shiny gold front door? Black particleboard kitchen?

Life—and interior design—is filled with decisions and, luckily, people are like snowflakes: no two of us are exactly alike. So, interior design choices can sometimes strike one person as nirvana and another person as nonsensical. I like to think that in our own spaces we should be free to express ourselves however we like. Fly our freak flags, so to speak.

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3 Styles to Pair With Caesarstone’s Calacatta Nuvo

3 Styles to Pair With Caesarstone’s Calacatta Nuvo

Calacatta Nuvo is Caesarstone’s latest offering, bringing you the beauty of marble in an easier to care for material. The look has been popular for years now, but it is a timeless addition to a kitchen and it pairs well with a wide range of finishes and styles. Here are a few options to consider!

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How to Design a Dream Library

Design a Dream Library

For me, bookshelves will always be a requisite to any living space I have. Aside from the practicality of holding some of my favorite things in the world, they’re a great décor feature. Books atop a shelf add in texture and variation, which help keep a space from looking one-dimensional. Much like Disney’s Beast who has an opulent collection and space, there are a number of gorgeous libraries that are perfect inspiration in creating a home library. But sometimes we can’t afford that dream library or don’t have the space to do so. Here’s how to create a dream library in any circumstance.

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