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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 […]

kitchen design trends 2015

What’s trending in today’s kitchen designs

Your kitchen gets a workout every day. It’s the place for family meals (sometimes on the run!), a communications center (appointment calendars, notes on the chalkboard, and post-it notes), a studyhall for homework (from algebra to coupon clipping) and a haven for cooking and entertaining (pizza night, book club night, try-a-new-recipe night). It’s also a […]

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The colors and textures of 2015

Since 2015 is just beginning, I thought it would be fun to make predictions about the big trends in interior design for the coming year. I’m not a professional trend forecaster or anything, but I do really enjoy reading blogs, following creative people on social media, and looking for common themes. One of the biggest […]

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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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Falling for fall: A fall color mood board

It’s officially fall, and it’s starting to really feel like it in Seattle (where I live). Crisp, cool air, crunchy leaves underfoot, and dark, misty mornings…it’s time to bundle up in cozy sweaters and pull on some boots! There are so many things about fall to get excited about–rich soups, warm bread, crackling fires, cinnamon […]

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Winding down summer with watermelon

As summer winds down, I think my color crush this season was definitely watermelon! I saw watermelon everywhere! Watermelon prints, watermelon themed DIYs, and of course, the fruit itself. I love watermelon, so I’m not complaining. And besides, the colors are so pretty and fresh! I love the combination of a deep pink with a cheerful […]

Banana Leaf Round Up

Banana leaf pattern: This classic interior design statement is ripe for a comeback

I don’t use the word “iconic” often, but when it comes to the classic Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper  known mostly by its use at the Beverly Hills Hotel, that is the word that comes to mind. Although the wallpaper was made famous back in the ’40s, it’s as alive and relevant today as it was […]