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How to Define your Design Style

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You just moved in or are looking for a new home, you started shopping around online, you made Pinterest & Houzz inspiration boards, you bookmarked all your favorite items, you watched reruns of HGTV shows, you took notes from a YouTube video on how to DIY everything, and you have been stock piling coupons for Bed Bath and Beyond like nobody’s business.

You did the research and you gathered inspiration but ….

…Where on earth do you start??

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DIY Centerpieces from Items Around the House

When it comes to summertime centerpieces, there’s no need to bust your budget on overpriced items. In fact, you probably have all the makings for a stunning centerpiece lying around your house. If you are looking to put your DIY skills to the test, take a look at these stylish centerpieces that are perfect for summer.  Continue reading

Design Trend: Blue Hues in Home Decor

Boy oh boy, do I have the case of the blues (not the boo-hoo blues)!! Shades of blue were introduced at High Point Market this Spring. In the fashion industry, Pantone may have announced “Marsala” to be the fashion color of the year but blue is the color of the year in furniture, accessories, and home decor as well.

Today I will be sharing my inspiration and home decor in bright blues that you can add to your home and reinvent your space. Continue reading

Inspired by Fashion: Chinoiserie Decor

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting its “China: Through the Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala. During this event celebrities and fashionistas alike gather for the style world’s biggest night of the year. Various famous designers will be featured in the exhibit such as Cristobal Balenciaga, Travis Banton, Bulgari, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Callot Soeurs, Cartier, Roberto Cavalli, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino Garavani, Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin and many more.

Chinoiserie print strongly debuts in this exhibit. Not only does this event mark a pivotal point in fashion but the interior design industry as well. If you are unfamiliar with the term “Chinoiserie,” it is a print that reflects Chinese artistic influences.

In today’s post, I will be sharing how to incorporate Chinoiserie decor into your home inspired by the popular fashion trend seen at the Met Gala.

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Trend Alert: Flower Power

Spring is weeks away and I am beyond ready! After a long gray winter, I can’t wait to see the flowers and plants come back to life! Not only am I hyped about warm weather approaching but I am anxious to see bold color and style! I recently received the new Bloomingdale’s catalog for Spring. The bold floral and botanical prints immediately caught my attention. Here’s is a picture of my inspiration:

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Floral prints are making a strong comeback in Spring 2015 both on the runway and in the home. When I say “Florals,” I am sure some of you may be reading this and think, “Oh no Amanda, my Grandma’s florals are never coming back.” Rest assured, these are not your Grandma’s florals. The trend today is packed with punches of color and playful large-scale prints. Continue reading

3 Tips to Create a Fab Foyer

The entry of your home is the first thing your guest see when you invite them into your home. As the saying goes, “First impressions are formed within 7 seconds.” Create a lasting impression in your foyer that expresses your personality in a nut-shell. Show off your individuality but don’t show all the goods … shhh, save that for the rooms.

My dream foyer would be packed with bold style, sexiness, gold accessories, lucite, a statement chandelier, and Mongolian fur ottomans. At least, that’s what I am dreaming of right now – it changes.

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Lots of Living for a Small Space

 

Living in a tiny space poses an issue. How can you store all of your stuff, make it functional, comfortable, and stylish all at the same time?  Keep in mind these 5 tips when decorating your space.

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High-end Interiors without the High Price

I lust for luxurious fabrics, sparkling accessories, and jaw-dropping designs that are showcased in Hotels or high-end interiors. I admire streamlined and serene design or high-contrast color interiors. So how do you achieve a luxe look without the high-end budget? I will tell you how!

How to Get the Look:

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Not your #Basic Nighstand

Welcome to the No Basic Zone! Say Goodbye to the ordinary nightstand and Hello to unique! Here are 10 unconventional nightstands that add a little extra character and charm to your bedroom. Continue reading