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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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2014 Home Decor Trends Fashion does not merely reflect the culture of the times, it is a key characteristic of a culture itself. As each passing moment marches on, and history is written, so do our tastes evolve. While good design is truly timeless, it is a pursuit of happiness and inspiration to keep on top of the constantly emerging trends.Each year we look forward to Maison & Objet for a fresh perspective on home decor trends and the best showing of rising looks. It is the pinnacle of cutting edge interior ...
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 ...
Decorating Ideas to Bring a Touch of Autumn to your Home New England in the Fall via Etsy If you've ever experienced New England in the Fall, you know the vibrant beauty that seems to suddenly appear out of nowhere, transforming busy highways and cottages by the sea into picturesque scenes of color. From gold toned leaves to the comfort of a fireplace to crisp cool nights spent in cozy sweaters, these are the things that make Autumn one of our favorite seasons. So why not invite some of the warmth and magic of the harvest season into your own home...

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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Rustic Holiday Decor Inspiration Christmas is right around the corner and if you haven't decorated yet, don't fear! We've got your on trend holiday decor to give your home a rustic, cozy style. This classic color palette uses natural greens and reds for a timeless style.   Red takes center stage in this set. The rich color palette can be bold crimson or light blush pink. If you've always dreamed of the Emeral City, then this is for you! Embracing greenery and vintage touches, this rich shade pairs p...
Dining Room Décor for a Lavish Holiday Ways to Make Your Room Merry & Bright! Image via Real Simple We are in the midst of that time of year between hosting parties and open houses to celebrating with festive brunches and elegant dinners. A stream of family and friends are constantly coming and going and that one area in your home which usually does NOT get a lot of attention, is now on full display! Rustic decorating idea with a trendy edge. Chevron placemats, wood accents, metallic pops and a very festive wall saying -...
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 ...

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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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...
The Beauty of Country Chic Décor: Introducing Countryside by Chesapeak... A timeless entryway created with the Christiana Damask Medallion, Greer Gingham Check & Shandi Bird Hill border, all designs from the Chesapeake Countryside Collection There is nothing quite like walking into a home that feels both warm and inviting, filled with memorabilia from the past that's been collected through generations. A wood burning stove, grandmothers precious china, cozy quilted blankets, an antique hutch, rustic and timeless décor that mark the beauty of a well loved home....
DIY Project: Wallpaper on Stair Risers! Alternate wallpaper designs for an exceptionally unique touch From black and white prints to the more vibrant and colorful, adding a beautiful pattern to stair risers is an easy way to bring stylish detail to the interior of your home. With numerous ways to express your own individual design style, this is the perfect time to allow those creative juices to flow! Whether you choose a pretty floral print for a more romantic and girly feel or instead opt for a chic geometric for that dash of mo...

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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Spring 2013 Trends from Paris to Refresh Your Home Sharing the Latest Fashion Trends From Maison & Objet “April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees,” said the popular song lyricist E. Y. Harburg.  Many dream to see "Paris in the springtime," the much-lauded phrase that captures a favorite time to visit.  However if travel to the City of Lights isn’t on the calendar this spring, another way to learn about its sophistication, style and latest trends is to read up on Maison & Objet, Europe's largest home design...
Guest Room Decor Ideas Having a dedicated space for guests is a wonderful treat for your loved ones when they come to town. The experience of staying with a dear friend or family member and feeling welcomed into well appointed quarters is a special luxury. Decorating a guest room can be a creative and fun project! The space should be  comfortable, and uncluttered.  Even if you have a small home, or do not have a spare room with the sole purpose of entertaining overnight guests, you can still create a cozy nook for you...
8 Fabulous Ways to Decorate with Sheepskins! Create Your Own Stylish Haven 8 different and innovative ways to decorate with sheepskins (sources below) Once known as just a cozy floor statement, sheepskins are currently making their way off the floor and into the rest of our décor. With a warm, soft nature that’s both stylish and chic, the question is, why haven’t we been incorporating them more? A great way to bring texture to a room or add comfort to a chair, sheepskins offer a budget friendly decorating option for a variety of pl...