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Pull A Room Together With This Best Kept Secret + Five Design Terms You Need To Know

You've spent weeks analyzing paint chips, you shopped for just the right pieces of furniture & lighting to create an attractive room but something is off. The biggest not so secret, secret in home decorating is our first design term .... TEXTURE! Texture - When designers talk about texture, they're talking about the surface quality of a material. Every surface has a texture whether it be smooth or rough, bumpy or flat. Texture can be both seen & felt. By my definition, texture is how something feels by sight and we really don’t even have to touch it to feel it. Textures can be furry, silky, shiny, smooth, hard, soft, rough, downy, chunky, ragged .… you get what I'm talking about! We can add...

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Tips & Tricks For a Tidy & Clean Home

You're stuck at home...I'm stuck at home...We're all stuck at home. Spring has arrived and cleaning is upon us, so lets get down to the nitty gritty. If you know me, you know I hate clutter. So keeping a home clutter free is important for me. Cleaning on the other hand isn't my top priority. Don't get me wrong, I love a clean home but I don't seek perfection.  No matter your personality, cleaning and organizing are a necessary evil. Here are some Tips & Tricks for keeping a Tidy & Clean Home. DECLUTTER - Removing the mountains makes cleaning easier. I learned early on that you can't have a clean & happy space with piles of clutter. Clutter comes in many forms...

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Home Decor Splurge vs Save

We all struggle with where to splurge & where to save. Dressing your home is much like dressing yourself. You likely have trendy pieces of clothing from Forever 21 or Zara & investment pieces from higher end designers like Tory Burch or Chanel. Fashion designers have this down to an art. Your home should be an artful mix of high, low, and in between pieces. The secret is in the splurge! A luxurious rug (even if you bought it at an estate sale) can make an inexpensive sofa look high-end, while vibrant art will make those functional curtains seem less simple. It's all about balance. "I believe your home should tell your story. The best interiors reflect who the owners really are – where...

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Centerpiece Tips & Tricks

You are the builder of your future & if your future includes a new centerpiece I'm here to help! I recently posted a question about centerpieces. "Do you prefer centerpieces that are one sided (meaning they look great from the front but not the back) vs a circular display that's styled from all sides". I'm tackling the question head on in this blog post. The key to choosing which type of display works best is based on the table you're styling & it's location. Dining room tables, coffee tables, some sofa tables & some end tables are viewed from all sides & should look good from all sides. If your display backs up to a wall - you're golden & a one...

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Decor Styles & Trends For The New Year & Beyond

Happy New Year! 2020 is going to be a fun year in decor & design. We're kicking off a new decade & I know you'll love what's in store. I've spent a couple of months researching stylists predictions. Remember these are predictions & trends that can be included/excluded & incorporated into your home in numerous ways. Before we get started, let's define a couple of terms: TREND: A general direction in which something is developing or changing. It's also considered the latest style of popular culture.  PREDICTION: A forecast for things to come. Usually based upon experience or knowledge. I'm so excited, let's have some fun!!! First, the easiest prediction - Color! Sherwin Williams introduced Naval as it's 2020 Color Of The...

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