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Add Greenery to Your Decor

In an era where “green design” is all the rage, why not decorate with one of the most green materials on the planet – live plants? Decorating with plants is a refreshing way to bring living energy into your space. Here are ideas, courtesy of Houzz.com and decoist.com: Hanging plants. Porches aren’t the only spaces that benefit from hanging plants. Plants can provide a  boundary between

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Bring in Beauty and Color with Quartz

Besides its durability and eco-friendly properties, Quartz accents are incredibly versatile and offer a wide range of colors that can be incorporated into you home. Here are some examples of how Quartz can bring beauty and color into your home’s interior design: Agate Bookends. Did you know agate is made from Chalcedony, which is in the quartz family? Agate comes in virtually every color imaginable, and

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Feathers, Feathers, Everywhere!

Feathers have long been a staple in fashion and home decor, helping to breathe life into a design. This look reminds us of Natalie Portman’s Oscar-winning movie Black Swan. If you plan on using feathers in your home decor there is one thing you must remember. First check to see if the feathers used are legal. Raptor feathers– feathers from owls, eagles, falcons, hawks– are illegal

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Architectural Detail: Trim Work

Living and working in New Orleans I’ve come to appreciate the attention to detail that can be found in some of the homes here. The elaborate architectural detail can be seen in the homes along St. Charles Avenue. One important aspect of architectural detail is trim work. It’s a great way to add interest to a space. It can completely transform your home and create depth

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Design Trend: Rustic Décor

The heat and humidity in New Orleans can be so bad that we find ourselves spending more time indoors, which can lead to some serious cabin fever. Luckily I have been daydreaming about spending some quality time in the rustic style homes. I love a mountain retreat this time of year! Take a look at these rustic decor ideas to help bring a little cabin living

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4 Gorgeous Window Boxes

Window boxes can immediately boost a home’s curb appeal and give you something scenic to gaze at while you’re enjoying your decorated outdoor space. In time for the holiday weekend, I wanted to share some gorgeous window box inspiration. Look to this eye candy… An array of colorful blooms brighten this house exterior. Varying plant heights add visual interest. Black window boxes complement the black shutters

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Fashion Influence: Tribal Looks in Design

This month on the blog, many of my posts will be focused on fashion and its influence on interior design, beginning with today’s post. Even fashion across the world influences design here, including tribal motifs. This interesting juxtaposition of pictures (below) from the Interiors by Stacey Cohen blog gives a great example, and I’ve found many other examples of tribal golds, browns, oranges, animal prints, textures

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