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Fall Fashion Meets Home Decor: Studs

Punk rock has gone mainstream this fall as studs are showing up on everything from shoes to shirts. These rock and roll elements are showing their kinder, more sophisticated side. Here the fashionable Mary-Kate Olsen shows her love of studs in this motorcycle jacket by Givenchy.  We love that runway fashion isn’t always practical and sleeves can be extra long! This fall “Stud it Up!” by

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Fall Color: Crimson

Although the Crimson Tide might be our biggest rivals in football, we find ourselves drawn to this deep shade of red. The color crimson has quite a history, during the Elizabethan era crimson was associated with royalty and nobility. Today the color can be found strutting down the runway during New York Fashion Week. Designer Diane Von Furstenberg used this bold shade of red in her Fall

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Help Those Affected By Hurricane Isaac

A home contributes to being content and to feeling safe and it’s one of the largest investments that we can make. Unfortunately Hurricane Isaac put people living along the Gulf of Mexico at risk.  It was seven years to the day since Hurricane Katrina hit the greater New Orleans area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast as Isaac forged his destructive path. Many homes were damaged or

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Fall Fashion Meets Home Decor: Polka Dots

Polka dots are making quite a comeback in today’s fashion. This retro print was pretty popular back in the 1950s and 60s.   And like most great trends, this graphic print seems to be finding it’s way back into the good graces of designers such as Kate Spade, who centered her Fall 2012 Collection around the print.   If New York Fashion Week is any indication,

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Pantone’s Color Trends for Spring 2013

Fall hasn’t even begun and already we are thinking ahead to spring color trends. That is how the design industry works, predicting which colors will dominate in the upcoming year. Pantone, the global authority on color, has recently released their Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013, in conjunction with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. This comprehensive report gives an “overview of designers’ use of

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And the winner is…

America has spoken and their overall favorite color is…blue. According to House Beautiful‘s Color Report, 29 percent of those surveyed (4,000 participants total) choose the color blue as their choice of paint color. Another hue on their radar was green, who received 21 percent of the vote. “Blue and green are cool hues that imbue our living spaces with serenity. Our homes are our havens, and

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Orange Crush

Pantone voted Tangerine Tango (a shade of orange) as the color of 2012, and as we head into fall, I though it would be a good idea to share ways to can incorporate this bold hue into your home. We learned in grade school that when you mix yellow and red together you get orange. Depending on the mixture, the shade varies from a fiery orange

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