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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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15 Trompe-l’œil Murals that Redefine Reality Trompe-l'œil is French for "deceive the eye" It is a technique in art that creates optical illusions with realistic imagery, playing with dimension, perspective and space to create a mirage of sorts. These incredible murals add beauty and art to the room, as well as a touch of abracadabra! A Whole New Perspective: don't settle for less than amazing. These murals disregard time and space, reinventing rooms into anything from a grand hall to One Direction's looking glass! Windows to the W...
Top 9 Decor Trends We Are Loving for 2016 Keep Your Home Fresh & Fabulous This Year! Image via Pinterest New year, new set of trends! Every year we get extremely excited to see what decor trends may have stuck around and which ones are completely fresh and new. In 2015 we saw a ton of blue, bold and modern geometrics, decor with an industrial chic edge and of course glistening metallics. So what's in store for the coming year? We thought you would never ask! Come and explore with us the top trends we are just head over heels fo...
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...

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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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...
Introducing GEO Obsession-worthy geometrics, swanky stripes and mod texture effects This book is modern, chic, and hip, with vivid patterns. Prismatic shapes, jazz infused lines, polka dots and twists, are all gilded in couture finishes for a contemporary splendor. Pearlescent screen-printed effects, plush suede accents, gravure and beaded textures take this new collection to dazzling heights. The colors include neutrals with panache, a full spectrum of exalted silver greys, royal purples, cool blues, rose a...
Floral Wallpaper Flower Pattern Wallpaper from Mod to Vintage... for Every Style and Every Room Flowers bring so much life to a space and are equally as captivating in any room of the house, from the kitchen to the bedroom and even the bathroom. Floral print wallpaper draws on the beauty of fresh flowers, with the freedom of artistic expression. Throughout fashionable times, and continuing to trend, flower wallpaper is one of the most coveted styles. Vintage florals are making a resurgence, and modern floral wa...

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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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 ...
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...

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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Welcome Marsala into Your Home Tips for Achieving On-Trend Designs Using the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year Marsala, the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, is a rich and complex hue that seamlessly blends both regal and earthy elements. The new Pantone color is named after the fortified wine that complements the most satisfying of meals, and with minimal effort, incorporating Marsala in the home can make any space feel cozy and on-trend. “Marsala is unique in its versatility,” says Paula Berberian, our Creative Director....
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...
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 ...

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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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Chevron Chic: A Trend We Love Chevron print is absolutely everywhere today, from clothes and decor, to fashion, accessories, and graphic design. These groovy inverted "v" stripes have a pleasing and chic appeal that adds a fresh and stylish look in a virtually any color duo. Since the pattern can even be found gracing ancient art like pottery and stone carvings, as well as military emblems, on retro 70's apparel, and in contemporary spaces, we have to happily conclude that it is here to stay. The pattern has a mod captivatio...
Looking Ahead to Spring 2015 Color Trends A Fresh Palette of Color Trends for the New Year Each year we look forward to a new set of emerging colors to guide fashion, accessories and home decor. This year we have been reveling in a vivid and inspiring palette, dominated by the Pantone 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid. Looking ahead to Spring 2015, when the runways light up with fresh trends and fun themes for the year ahead, we see a palette of softer shades on the horizon. The color of the Year for 2015 has been declared Marsala...
Your Decorating Resource Wallpaper: Making a Comeback Axiom Ironwork from Symetrie Your Decorating Resource recently interviewed our creative director, Paula Berbarian about the newest trends in wallpaper. She spoke about wallpaper's comeback in home decor, how wallpaper has changed from the 70's. Scrap Wood from Reclaimed "Welcome back, wallpaper! It’s been quite a few years since wallpaper has had a place of prominence in home fashion, but Brewster Home Fashions reports that wallpaper is making an ausp...