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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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Introducing Reclaimed What's Old is Truly New Again The Reclaimed Collection Reclaimed is a stunning new collection of wallpaper inspired by the beauty of the past. The inspiration for the collection came from walking the streets of historic New England towns, perusing antique markets and exploring old salvage yards.The idea of repurposing materials into new uses is a very eco-chic notion, where remnants of the past are rejuvenated rather than discarded. With this collection you can create the wood accent wal...
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...
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...

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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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...
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...
5 Unexpected Spaces to Wallpaper Think wallpaper is only for walls? Think again. In modern home decor, we're seeing more and more instances of wallpaper transcending its name and being used in a variety of fresh ways and in unexpected spaces. Here are five creative uses of wallpaper that wowed us: Ceiling Image via: WPS Paint & Decorating using Rustic Wood Tile Wallpaper 2. Island/Counter Image via: Eijffinger 3. Headboard Image via: Country Hillside Homestead using Texture Ash Timber Wallpaper 4...

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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Stripes by Chesapeake A NEW Versatile Collection of Stripe Wallpapers Belfast Galop Stripe from Stripes by Chesapeake " Stripes are a design staple; they are never out of style. This collection showcases the versatility of stripes, and offers a wide range of styles to appeal to the broad scope of personal taste in today's home." - Julie Philibert, Designer Stripes have remained a classic and timeless tradition in both fashion and home décor. From the young to the young at heart, stripes can transcend generations....
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...
Kitchen, Bed & Bath IV A Modern, Lovely & Chic NEW Collection A sassy geometric for a modern kitchen design via Kitchen, Bed & Bath IV Redecorating a kitchen, bathroom or bedroom can sometimes be a real challenge, especially if you don't really know where to start. With so many options on color, pattern and finish, rounding up what works for your own space may take months, or even years! Now this is where our resource collections come in. Meant as a guidebook for YOU, these wonderful assortments bring you...

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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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...
Wallpaper Panels for a Pop of Pattern Create a beautiful mural with hanging wallpaper panels via SF Girl by Bay Blog From covering walls to ceilings to tabletops, bookshelves and even headboards, wallpaper has truly remade itself in the home decor marketplace. Having been scrutinized and labeled with such terms as outdated and tacky, the new role its taken on is like a breath of fresh air. With endless possibilities that offer you both an affordable and easy design solution when redecorating your house, building a home from scra...
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!...

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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...
Color and Home Decor Trends from Maison et Objet Decor Ideas and Color Trends 2014 This September, the theme at Maison et Objet was Sharing. This uplifting theme explores the new ways that we grow as a creative community, networking and collaborating through the generous share and like icons of the digital age. We love this positive perspective on how our modern lives can benefit from the social tools of the digital world. As always, the designs at this Paris show wowed with a global mix of gorgeous colors, textures, styles, inspirations and ...