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December 2013

Creating a Contemporary Sophistication with Animal Prints

Animal prints add a splash of exotic-chic beauty to a room. Both graphic and glamorous, these prints look fabulous in many different types of room decor, including posh, rustic, vintage, and modern. Weathering the test…

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Chinoiserie Chic Historical - Romantic - Timeless Image via SF Girl by Bay This beautiful decorating style has a long history. Dating back to the seventeenth century, chinoiserie has transformed through the generations. A mixture of East and West filled with romantic details and idyllic imagery, this cultured design theme has a lovely and ornate look. From Asian inspired fabrics to botanical wallpaper designs, chinoiserie can take on a variety of transformations. Get lost in this gorgeous turquoise and ...
Top 5 Spring 2015 Trends for the Home Home Decor Trends to Try This Year Today marks the vernal equinox which means Spring is here! Despite the actual weather calling for snow flurries here, we are delighted about the prospect of warm weather and bright days ahead. We are also giddy about all things new in color, fashion, and fun trends for the new season. Here is a list of our 5 favorite design movements to try this Spring. Bold Blue Marsala was declared the color of the year, but we have to say that bold blue is stealing th...
Why We’re Wild About This Trend Safari Decorating Done Right!  Looking for a new decor trend? Well hop right on the safari bandwagon because this decorating theme is anything but boring! Wild without being over the top, modern without being too edgy and chic while sticking to the basics, this wonderful mix of patterns and prints, wood and bamboo, fashions a stylish haven that looks to have come from the pages of national geographic. If you're worried about pulling it off just right, we've got some tips to styling the perf...

5 Homes from some of our Favorite Holiday Movies

Home Alone

The Home Alone house is famous! So many of the scenes that make this film an endearing holiday classic take place inside this gorgeous Georgian style home. The actual house, located in Winnetka, IL sold last year for $1.5 million. You can learn more about the 4 bedroom,…

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Get Festive with a Merry Mantel this Season The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year and bringing this spirit to life in our homes is one of the most special ways that we capture the heart of the season. With festive decor including twinkling lights, glittery ornaments, pretty candles, Menorahs, Christmas trees, winter berries and boughs, our homes become an enchanted version of themselves! Many of our decorations come back out each year and have even been passed down, or were received as special gifts so they have meaning, br...
Holiday Decor Prep for Guests 4 Tips to Make Guests Happy! 1. Make it cute! Put yourself in your guests shoes for a second. Staying at your house should be a fun time for them! Their visit at your house is like a mini-vacation for them, so show off your fabulous taste and make them feel like they're on holiday! Give your home a spiffy little update. Make sure spaces are clean and uncluttered, with well appointed touches like chic pillow assortments and stylized tablescapes to create a magazine worthy ambiance. 2. Be ...
Magical Holiday Interiors Decorating Inspiration to Make Your Home Shine! Holiday Décor via Houzz One of our favorite things about the holidays is all the beautiful decorations that emerge both inside the home and out. Trees that sparkle and shine and garlands full of berries, to bright and colorful lights and glistening snowflakes of white. Whether it be tradition or hope, or the joy of family and friends, this time of year inspires a feeling warmth and magic. Let the captivating interiors below inspire you to crea...

Framing Wallpaper

It is evident that wallpaper has really made a comeback in the past few years and it’s here to stay. Sometimes, wallpapering entire walls is not an option. Perhaps you can’t find enough rolls of the wallpaper that you want to cover an entire wall. And other times it’s…

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Introducing Oxford: A Men’s Collection by Beacon House With an air of adventure, this vintage wallpaper design from the Oxford Collection, brings a well-traveled look to walls Inspired by both old and new world influences, Oxford by Beacon House is a brilliant and sophisticated collection of wallpaper designs themed for a modern man's space. Whether you're looking to design an office, den, man cave or bedroom, this full range of masculine inspired prints, work to bring the finishing touch to your room. A handsome bedroom space designed with ...
Black & White Photography as Art in Décor Image via Apartment Therapy Classic, timeless, artsy, sophisticated, cultured, these are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the illustrious pairing of black and white. Outlasting both trends and changing fads, this chic color combination remains a constant style icon in both the home décor market and beyond. By merging this tasteful union with pictures, prints and unforgettable moments that have been captured on film, you suddenly have a new and stylish way of decorating...
Decor Spotlight: The Greek Key Beautiful Variations of this Timeless Design Greek key designed decorative pillows via Z Gallerie Dating back to Ancient Greece, the Greek key design (also termed meander motif or Greek fret) was an important symbol that represented infinity and unity. Adorning temples, architecture, pottery and more, this memorable print has truly been around for centuries. Wall art via Brit + Co that shows even in grand form, the Greek key print is perfectly chic Now popping up on anything from rug...

Before & After Room Makeovers with Wallpaper

Walking in to your home every day should give you an immediate sense of delight, accompanied by a serene satisfaction. Your walls are the palette for your room. Like the scenery in a play, they set the stage for the entire space. The color, texture, pattern and artwork of your…

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Buckingham a Regal Chic Wallpaper Collection All eyes are on England as the World welcomes the royal baby, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge! In the spirit of British style and in honor of majestic luxury, we are pleased to introduce a regal successor of our own, Buckingham! The Buckingham wallpaper collection draws on heirloom fabric designs including damasks, stripes, and ogees, bringing them up to date with a grand scale and chic texture effects. Inspire your home with noble touches, evoking the splendor of the beloved English ...
Harmony in Décor Peaceful Living for Your Home Image via Moon to Moon Blog Imagine feeling at peace each and every day. Awakening at first light with the sense of being refreshed and renewed. Although we may strive our whole lives for this special calm, by bringing harmony to your home you can start to set your self on the right path. From natural elements to Asian decor, global chic charm and bohemian inspiration, create a home that both inspires and soothes with these beautiful Zen theme decorating ideas!...
Trending: Watercolor Florals Painterly blooms are cropping up everywhere this summer. Take a cue from these S/S 2016 runway looks and incorporate the look into your decor. No matter what your decorating style is, here is some inspiration on how to work the trend in your home. Bold Just because it's a floral pattern doesn't mean it has to be demure. These bold takes on watercolor florals pack quite the punch for a modern, edgy feel. Inspired by: Jason Wu Spring RTW 2016  1. Wallpaper 2. Wall mural 3. Clock 4. Rug 5. Be...