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A little window design inspiration, from Europe!

I recently returned from a fabulous trip to Europe for my fifth wedding anniversary, and I can’t believe all of the beauty that I saw there.  I realized that I have a “thing” for pretty doors and windows…the more colorful the better! I thought that this was so fitting to share with you all and […]

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Finding inspiration in contrasting shades

In the last few weeks, Scott and I have made a lot of progress tying up the loose ends in our living room. Together, this is where we spend the majority of our time, and with this in mind, it was one of the first spaces we tackled upon move-in. After dealing with a lot of […]

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Color crush: Pink & Gray

A couple weeks ago, I checked out the swatches from the refreshed line of Bali Cellular Shades, and I have to say, I’m impressed! These cellular shades, available in an array of new colors and styles, are the most energy efficient part of the Bali line. They’ll keep your house warm in winter and cool […]

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DIY colander pendant light & trending kitchen window treatments

Have you ever been in a beautiful space that felt lifeless? Yeah, me too. I make it my design goal to bring each room to life and make sure it’s going to inspire the people living in it. It turns out, when you add a quirky, unique piece to a room, like this awesome DIY colander […]

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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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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 […]