Personality

How to Choose the Right Countertops for You

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Kitchen countertops were created for purely functional reasons, but why is it that it’s so tough to choose the right type? Because there are some that are visually appealing but not functional, and there are others that work well but aren’t very stunning. What if you found one that was both beautiful and functional, and thus perfect for the style of your home? Let’s discuss how to find the right countertop for your needs and style.

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Graphic Patterned Rugs to Sweep You Off Your Feet

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Adding in unique color, texture, and pattern is essential to creating an interesting room. You can create a mix of elements with the furniture and accessories, but one of the fastest ways to add impact is with a graphic patterned rug. Below are some fantastic options, with a few thoughts on each.

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Colorful Dining Chairs for Every Style

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There’s something about springtime that makes me crave color. The extra daylight, blooming flowers, and budding trees just make me want to bundle up the outside and bring it in. Vibrant colors make a huge impact on your décor because they’re unexpected and delightful.

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8 Simple and Brilliant Bookcase Ideas

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Bookcases are where we store and display some of our most cherished objects, from favorite books to accumulated collections of family photos. There’s no need for your bookcase to be boring or basic. Your book collection can say a lot about your personality, so why shouldn’t your bookshelf do the same? Finding creative ways to  Continue Reading »

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How to Use Metro Shelves to Organize Your Home

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Image: The Holding Company I am a huge proponent of that old epigram, “a place for everything and everything in its place,” which is my way of saying I’m an organization freak. And, while I sometimes fail in my attempts to keep “everything in its place,” I’m never daunted. I’m always looking for better systems,  Continue Reading »

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8 Dining Tables for Every Style

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The dining table can serve many roles in a space. It can welcome guests to a cozy meal or act as a bold statement as a part of the room’s decor. The right table can aid guests in conversation or capture the right moment. The wrong table can spread your guests too thin, be too cramped, or not match the space. That’s a lot to think about when choosing a table for your space! Here are some of my favorite dining tables and why they work for each specific location.

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Getting a Handle on Unusual Front Doors

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How willing are you to really show off your design chops? If you say “Dave, I’m 100% willing! Tell me how!” then this post may just be for you. Today we’re looking at how to show off your personality from before the moment someone steps inside your house. These front doors establish a sense of individual design style the second someone arrives on the welcome mat.

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Dine to Design: A Taste of French Country Style

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Our interior design preferences can be influenced by so many things, not just websites and shelter magazines but also more personal experiences—a childhood home, sentimental objects, the places we go, and even the foods we eat. In fact, smell and taste play a key role in experiential memory, which is why a favorite food or dining experience can elicit such emotion. Does a hot bowl of French onion soup evoke happy thoughts of your trip to the French countryside? It may be a great starting point for your next kitchen design!

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11 Calendar Designs to Start the New Year Off Right

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I love calendars! I love the idea that something beautifully designed is also practical and can be viewed as art. There are a lot of independent artists creating sensational designs for the upcoming year. Here is a collection of some of my favorites for 2014.

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Choosing an Accent Color for Your Décor

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While this post won’t necessarily be breaking new ground, we can all use a reminder from time to time of what some of our favorite colors can do for interior décor, especially when it comes to choosing an accent color.

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