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Design idea: Drapes for doors    

(Source) During the coldest days of January and February, it feels like the winds can cut right through my house. Recently, I was watching a movie and the character had a heavy velvet drape covering the front door, which got me to thinking about both the beauty and utility of a draped door—especially one with […]

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5 reasons to decorate with metallics

It’s no secret that I love anything metallic. I’m a copper and gold addict when it comes to decorating my house. To justify all the gold, I’ve actually developed five reasons why metallic finishes are necessary in my decor. I think that having some intention and purpose to my decorating has definitely helped the overall […]

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A fresh perspective for your home’s kitchen

After more than a year-and-a-half of living in our house, Scott and I have thrown ourselves into our first big kitchen renovation—and we are learning so much along the way! While we know we want the overall aesthetic to feel clean and classic, we find ourselves getting stumped on the details. (This, honestly, is no […]

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New outlook for the new year

If you are like me, the only way you can keep your day on track is by making lists. Grocery lists. Lists of meetings and due dates for work. To-do lists for chores around the house. And during the holidays there are even more lists –there’s keeping track of the parties, holiday programs, cookie baking, […]

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Cozy sweater wrapped votives

I love playing and experimenting with quick and simple ways to change up my décor, season to season. Sometimes an idea hits that is so simple it’s unreal. Sweater wrapped vases and candles aren’t totally new, but this miniature take on the project makes them so hard to resist. Votives aren’t usually the center of […]

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Color trends for 2015: Guilford Green + Navy

Benjamin Moore has announced their color of the year for 2015, and it’s…Guilford Green! The company describes it as “a neutral color that is a natural…a silvery green that works with a wide range of color combinations.” It’s from the Benjamin Moore’s Historic Color Collection, so it has stood the test of time, and will […]

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3 easy steps to measuring blinds and shades

We get a lot of questions about measuring for Bali products, because everyone wants a perfect fit. Follow these three simple steps and you should have no problem ordering just the right blinds and shades to fit the variety of windows in your home! Step #1. Choose how to mount your blind or shade Inside mount […]

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3 ways to decorate your windows for the holidays

Decorating for Christmas is my favorite thing to do all year. In addition to the tree, I like to sprinkle holiday elements throughout my house to really envelop myself in the spirit. Windows are a key place to focus, since the decorations can be seen from inside and outside. Double duty décor! Sources: Window Wreaths […]

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Festive, fun, and easy – 3 simple Christmas decorations

Christmas is a time, it seems, when everyone goes to great expense to make their homes festive and welcoming. Except for me. I’m not a Grinch, I just don’t have unlimited time, and I suspect you don’t either. I like to do what I can to make my home beautiful and elegant for the holidays, […]