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Hardwood Tile: Best of Both Worlds

People always say that hardwood floors are the best—the most aesthetically pleasing; the highest quality. But that was until the invention of tile that looks exactly like hardwood! You see, tile is so much more durable than true hardwood. It is easy to clean, is impervious to pet scratches, and you can replace individual pieces […]

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Color Trends & Ordering Free Swatches

Keeping up with trends can make your head spin. It’s my full-time job to focus on interior design and I find that sometimes it can be maddening. The good news is that design seems to be more and more about creating your own individual style rather than making your home look exactly like a designer’s […]

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Five Fashion Week Trends You Can Wear This Spring

Fashion week always kicks off style trends for the rest of the year. Other designers in fashion, home decor, print and pattern, and art tend to follow trends set early in the year at fashion week. As someone who spent a decade working in fashion design, I’m always so excited to see the new ways designers […]

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Valentine’s Day Design: Nursery Edition

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I naturally think of all things girly. Pink, red, blush, purple, and cream scream girl to me! So I began envisioning how I would design a little girl’s nursery—since I have two boys, this literally is a dream. When I think of a little girl’s nursery, I don’t necessarily […]

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2016 Refresh: Layering with Drapes

You know that phrase everyone says—”Out with the old, in with the new”? Well, what if you didn’t completely throw out the old, but instead simply added some new?! With the new year here, I am all about freshening up a space—giving it new life and a new look. One great way to do that […]

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Here’s a Bright Idea: Natural Shades

As we are all starting a fresh new year, it’s only natural to want a crisp, bright start with everything, including our homes and home décor, right?! There is nothing better than making a small, physical change to a room that leads to a dramatic difference. One way you can drastically change the look and feel […]

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My Favorite Fabrics for Curtains

Although I usually work with neutrals these days, I truly love color and patterns. Let’s take a look at some of the Bali® fabrics and how you might use them in your plans for new drapery. This simple but gorgeous fabric is neutral, but the embroidered pattern makes it pop.  I could easily add this to every […]

How to Make a Room Cohesive

I recently surveyed my readers to find out their biggest decorating problems. Want to guess what they said? Making a room look cohesive was one of the top problems, which makes sense. Selecting one thing you like is fairly easy, but finding a room full of things you like that work together is much more […]

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Before & After: Bachelor pad living room

Back in April I shared some “before” photos of the bachelor pad design project that I took on. It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got some photos to share of the finished design. Before, this bachelor pad living room was sparse. It had some basic pieces of furniture, but nothing else. There […]