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Bathroom Shelves Are Space Savers

While we a plethora of of examples of large, sprawling, spa-like bathroom design in magazines and websites, but the reality is most of us have at least one smaller bathroom in our lives. Bathroom storage space is often a premium, which is why shelves can be so handy. They are space savers as well as decorating opportunities for your bathroom. No wall’s too small. Take a

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Color Inspiration for Making Your Bedroom Pop

If the thought of impending winter blues is already getting you down, you may be interested in a little bedroom color inspiration. I wanted to share three ideas for bedroom color from Houzz.com to get you motivated. Poppy Red + Mink Grey. Poppy Red works well with shades of grey and you can also throw in the occasional saffron accent too. This color combination is sophisticated

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Decorating with Stripes: Fun Fresh and Bold

Stripes are a fun way to add visual interest and are gaining momentum in home decor trends. If you are brave enough to paint a wall with stripes, kudos to you! Otherwise, there are all kinds of ways to add stripes to a room, and you can go as bold or as muted as your tastes require. Paint a wall. If you’ve never done this before,

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Unexpected Places to Display Art

Who says art has to hang on the walls? I certainly don’t. It’s always nice to infuse your home decor with a few unexpected twists. I love these ideas for surprising guests with unique artistic displays. Patio art. If you have an enclosed patio space, or an outdoor location that’s protected from the elements, why not hang some art outdoors? At the very least, a summertime

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Blues and Purples Make a Big Splash This Year

While Pantone may have chosen Emerald Green for the 2013 Color of the Year, High Point Market’s Style Report claims, “Blue is the new emerald.” I’m noticing blues and purples everywhere this season and the effects are brilliant. Here are ideas for bringing the new blue and purple color trends into your interior design. Furniture. Different shades of blues work nicely together such as this living room

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Outdoor Kitchen Lighting for the Summer

Outdoor dining is one of the ultimate summer experiences, filled with delicious grilled foods, fresh garden veggies and friends. Lighting is an important element in your outdoor living design. In addition to allowing you to see what you’re doing and eating after sunset, your outdoor lighting design can provide the ideal ambiance for late-night conversations and lounge chair cuddling.   Here are tips to ensure your

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Filling Out Empty Corners

Have you ever thought what do I do with this corner in my home?  A corner can cause a hiccup for home designers and in a small space, corners can seem even more daunting because there isn’t enough room to place a piece of furniture with a standing plant or lamp behind it. This Houzz.com article has great tips for filling empty room corners with style, even

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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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Your Guide to Kitchen Window Treatments

Window treatments inject more style into your home’s interior design, especially in the kitchen. The following kitchen window treatments could be just what your kitchen needs to add a bit more style to the space’s design. Cornice –The great thing about a cornice is that it won’t block any natural light. It’s main purpose is to add architectural interest. It also helps make your ceilings look higher,

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Designer Spotlight: John Robshaw Textiles

If you have a style in your home that is fun and eclectic, or perhaps you are looking for gorgeous patterns and fun pops of color to bring life to your home design, there is one designer you may just want to check out. John Robshaw Textiles designs are full of life.  With vibrant and unique patterns, and a beautiful palette of colors, the pieces are

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