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May 2014

Oh So Faux

We recently stayed in a very hip hotel in NYC hotel where all of the halls were wrapped in a rich espresso brown ostrich skin. Of course, this chic and luxurious look was not accomplished with real ostrich skin,…

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The Most Popular Wallpapers of 2017 Greys, Blues, and Bricks Give your walls a fresh look in 2017 with a chic wallpaper. We've compiled a curated collection of our best selling wallpapers.  These best selling designs range from modern geometrics to classic damasks to timeless woods. The most popular shades of the year (greys and blues) continue in the forefront of design, with more and more options for prints to match any home. Whether your style is industrial, traditional, modern, or farmhouse, you'll find something you lo...
10 Feature Walls You Won’t Believe Are Wallpaper You Won't Believe Your Eyes 1. Vintage Wood Mural This beachy wood wall mural has just the right amount of color. The design has an authentic aged look with a crackled wood effect. 2. Whitewashed Wood Mural This wood mural has a dimensional effect with a layered board print. The light color maintains the brightness of the space while adding warmth and style. 3. Aqua Shiplap Wallpaper An unexpected light blue wood wallpaper creates a light and airy style in this living room. The...
Our Favorite Faux Effect Wallpapers Always dreamed of having an exposed brick wall? Boards of shiplap? Vintage tin tiles? 3D materials on walls are beautiful, but can be labor intensive or costly to install. Enter faux effect wallpaper: you get the look without the hassle using traditional wallpaper, or can even add custom details to a rental with peel and stick, removable wallpaper. See some of our favorite faux effect patterns below, and browse them all out here! Wood Shiplap wallpaper: Traditional | Peel and Stick Geomet...

How To: Decorating with Geometrics

It’s no surprise that geometric patterns have made their way from Greek art to fashion to furniture, wallpaper, rugs, pillows and more! They continue to lie at the heart of great design and can transform even a drab room into a chic and…

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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....
Shabby Chic Decorating with Salvaged Shutters Repurposed Shutters for a Fabulous New Look!  Image via One Kindesign Who knew there were so many ways to use old shutters inside your home! Adding a rustic, natural and weathered touch, salvaged shutters are not only a cost efficient home decor option but they are easily customizable with with any shade of paint. From a DIY headboard to a stunning wall mural, home organizer and vintage mirror, shutters are no longer just an outdoor item, instead they are changing shape inside, bringing a r...
Colorful & Vibrant Decorating An Intro to Pip III by Eijffinger White Morning Glory Wall Mural via the Pip III Collection There is something about color that sets the mood. Cooler tones evoke a chic sophistication, while warmer tones tend to be lively and up beat. Pink is girly and yellow is happy. Purple is fancy, while red and orange make your eyes come alive! These are just a few associations we tend to make among the abundant shades that are at our fingertips daily. So why not decorate with them? Named the Chine...

Quick Bedroom Makeover: Re-Style Your Bed

Giving your bed a makeover is one of the quickest and most striking ways to update the ambiance in your bedroom without a big price tag. A well adorned bed is usually the focal point of the bedroom, and is captivating and inviting. You don’t have to get new furniture or…

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How To Create a Custom Coffee Table with Wallpaper Supplies & Tools: 1 Coffee Table Glass Top for Coffee Table Wallpaper Measuring Tape Utility knife Straight Edge for tracing and cutting       Directions: Measure your coffee table top length and width Turn the wallpaper pattern side down onto a work surface. Measure and mark the appropriate size piece to cut Cut the wallpaper with a utility knife, using your straight edge as a guide Lay the Wallpaper on top of the coffee table Place G...
Arrange Your Shelves with Style Shelves can be a true pinnacle of where chic meets function... or they can be a jumbled eyesore! One true sign of sophisticated decor is a thoughtfully arranged shelf. Mixing books with framed photos, vases, shells and sculptures is an expressive art form. Your shelves are more than just a handy place to pile books and keep electronics and clutter! They are a stage to set the tone of your space, a place to display your collections and precious memories in an attractive and organized manner. This...
Create a Beautiful Lamp Shade with Wallpaper A Fun DIY Gift Idea! Make a statement with color or go classic with neutrals, either way you get to design a lampshade based on your own personal style and taste Get crafty this holiday season and give the gift of a beautiful personalized lamp shade! Although wallpaper is designed to be used on the wall, there are actually many other uses for this stylish decorating option. From staircases to bookshelves, coffee tables and head boards, wallpaper can easily be used to refurbish and decorate ...

Sunny Hues: Decorating with Yellow!

Yellow is the color of spring and summer, of sunshine and warmth, sunflowers and daffodils. Being the most radiant of all the colors…

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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...
Radiant Orchid in Decor Each year Pantone, the color connoisseurs, give us gorgeous style advice, guided by the "it" colors of the season. And each year only one color gets to be THE COLOR OF THE YEAR. This year, the leading lady is an imaginative and bright, captivating purple: Radiant Orchid. The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year is an intoxicating mixture of fuchsia, purple and pink hues. An unusual shade, Radiant Orchid brings serenity when incorporated throughout the home, and gives interiors an updated look.  Insp...
Create a Feature Wall with Wallpaper Creating a feature wall is a dramatic and very en vogue decor idea. Your feature wall is a work of art, setting a dazzling tone in the room. This approach allows you to bring extraordinary designs and colors to a room without the risk of going overboard.  Often people shopping for wallpaper are instantly drawn to dramatic patterns and vivid colors, but ultimately opt to install a more neutral and subdued version of their original fascination. Establishing a single wall to accentuate allows y...

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Metallics… the color of radiance

Metallics add dazzle and flash to the world. While some colors absorb light, a metallic finish sees the light of the room and ups the ante, reflecting it back into the space with a wink. They are eye-catching. Did you ever hear the urban legend…

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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...
Balance Your Home With The Geometrie Wallpaper Collection A Modern Wallpaper Collection With Chic Geometric Designs Geometrie is a new collection of modern wallpapers that embraces clean lines, fresh design, and unique styling. A mixture of stunningly bold hues, tactile textures, and shimmering foils creates a medley of wallpapers that are perfect for spicing up your home decor. Classic patterns are reimagined with new twists. Lattice gets a beaded update, links have a grasscloth effect, and triangles get a distressed finish. The designs come in...
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...