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Shabby Chic Decorating with Salvaged Shutters

Repurposed Shutters for a Fabulous New Look! 

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…

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Dazzle your Loo with the Perfect Bathroom Wallpaper! Whether you have a little jewel box of a washroom to decorate, want a resort-chic spa look, or a clean & contemporary loo, your bathroom deserves a gorgeous wallpaper design. The powder room provides a rare opportunity to have some extra fun with the walls, or "gild the lily" as they say! Because the bathroom is a smaller, enclosed space, you can get away with a more impactful wall design. It also provides a unique space to experiment with patterned walls for those who are afraid to commit t...
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...
Photo Ready Dining Rooms We Adore! Dress Your Holiday Table for Success White candles and roses, silver accents, twinkle lights and sparkly pinecones makes this one of our favorite holiday dining room looks! Image via Pinterest We absolutely can't believe that time is upon us again! The holidays start in full force in just two weeks time and we couldn't be happier. Filled with family, love, happiness and lots and lots of food, this festive time of year definitely puts an extra pep in our step. With preparations just around t...

Beautifully Designed Shelves

Simple & Stylish Looks for Any Home 

If you’re looking for an easy way to refresh the look of your room, redecorating your shelves is a perfect place to start. Although the look of your shelves may not be at the forefront of your…

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Trending: Flame Stitch Sage Chestnut hill Flame Stitch wallpaper from Modern Gentleman wallpaper collection Flame stitch has been making waves in the fashion and home decor industries since the 17th century, bringing a groovy mathematically-chic chevron-like print to everything from pillows to crochet knit dresses and scarves. This fun zig-zag look has spiked in trends lately, popping up on the runways and in all sorts of accessories, linens, and rugs. The stylish stitch was inspired by a needlework embroidery tec...
Preppy Style all Pretty and Proper 6 Signs Preppy is Your Look That look that declares I've just stepped off my yacht, I'm interning in Washington DC this year, Summer on Marthas Vineyard, brunch at the country club, horse back riding lessons, let's go to the Berkshires next weekend and play tennis soon, darling. Blazers, riding boots, v-neck sweaters, layered Oxfords with vests, plaid skirts, Hunter boots, popped collars, pastels and white, and varsity letter jackets. These ivy-league nods and collegiate styles are more than ju...
Happy New Year! Decorating for Happiness! DIY Clock Balloons via Studio DIY The New Year gives you a chance to reflect on the year's past and assess between both the good and the bad. It allows you to take the most difficult challenges you faced and find solutions so that you don't have to experience them again in the future. It's the perfect time to give your space a happy upgrade, for just a few simple changes can actually transform the look and feel of your home. Whether you need a place to recharge,...

Happy New Year!

Decorating for Happiness!

The New Year gives you a chance to reflect on the year’s past and assess between both the good and the bad. It allows you to take the most difficult challenges you faced and find solutions so that…

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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 ...
Beautiful White Interiors Welcome Spring with Fresh White Details Calm and cozy, this white bedroom just begs you to relax - Image via Oprah.com "Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication." -Leonardo da Vinci Simple, clean, crisp and fresh! The color white is able to marry all of these terms together beautifully. From crisp white linens to fresh white cabinets, simple white bedding to clean white walls. A home decorated in all white has a refreshing aura, where the beauty of Spring lies around every corner. W...
Bohemian Chic Decorating Introducing the Kismet Collection By A Street Prints Isla Indigo Petite Damask We couldn't be more excited to announce this new bohemian chic wallpaper collection by A Street Prints! Glorious and free-spirited, the designs enlighten your home, bringing effortless detail to furniture and décor alike. Inspired by colorful patterns, beautiful fabrics, dye techniques, textures, happy florals and ethnic details, this exquisite assortment plays with color and design in the most poetic and romantic ...

8 Fabulous Ways to Decorate with Sheepskins!

Create Your Own Stylish Haven

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…

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Echo Lake Lodge Collection Warm, Rustic & Inviting Style  Hocking Hills Dark Red Navajo Medallion - Echo Lake Lodge Collection A new collection by Chesapeake, Echo Lake Lodge captures the beauty of nature in each inviting pattern. Warm plaids, rustic textures, wildlife, trees and pinecones are all seen throughout and create a captivating story that is forever timeless. Design your dream home with these lodge style wallpapers that offer a welcoming atmosphere to guests and friends alike. A beautiful faux wood ...
Color Love: Glistening Copper How to Easily Incorporate into Your Décor  DIY Copper Pipe and Wood Table via Fall for DIY On our trend radar for the past few years, it seems the more this pretty red-brown metallic sticks around, the more we fall in LOVE with it. From sleeker and more contemporary to rustic and unrefined, copper can take on a few different faces yet somehow continues to keep that chic industrial vibe that makes decorating with it so easy. With the ability to mesh into a variety of different style décor, c...
The Fab 8! Our Favorite Decorating Blogs Revealed 8 Fabulous Design Blogs That Inspire Apartment Therapy's "Curl Up With a Coffee and Enjoy These Cozy, Winter-Ready Outdoor Spaces" post which is a favorite of ours! 1. Apartment Therapy With over 8 million unique monthly visitors, Apartment Therapy is definitely doing something right! And so it's no surprise that they are at the top of our list as being one of the best design blogs out there. With style trends, DIY ideas, entertaining tips, renovation help and now even a special section ...

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…

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How To Style a Bookshelf: 10 Tips for Beautiful Shelves Shelves are an often overlooked aspect of home decor, used to haphazardly stow books and miscellaneous objects. Turn them into an impressive display using these 10 tips: 1. Vary book orientation. Shake up the traditional way to display books by stacking some horizontally and some vertically. Source: Apartment 34 2. Use artwork and photographs. A well-styled shelf doesn't have to be devoid of a personal touch. Mix photos in with artwork. Source: 320 Sycamore 3. Color coordi...
Sunny Hues: Decorating with Yellow! "Painting your walls yellow is like creating a room full of sunshine." ~Suzanne Moutis, Executive Editor for Style at Home (image via houzz) Yellow is the color of spring and summer, of sunshine and warmth, sunflowers and daffodils. Being the most radiant of all the colors on the spectrum, it is known to inspire happiness and optimism as well as creativity and fun. With an array of lemon-infused decor ideas, learn how you can easily bring sunny decor to life in your own space (big or small!)...
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...

Autumn Home Décor: 5 Ways to Warm up Your Space!

It’s officially the fall season, the season where warm knits, tall leather boots, cozy scarves and a pumpkin latte in your hand is on trend and stylish. We easily change up our wardrobe with the passing of seasons, so why shouldn’t it…

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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...
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 ...
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...

Introducing Oxford: A Men’s Collection by Beacon House

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….

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Brewster Welcomes Chesapeake and Warner Residential Brewster is pleased to announce that we now have exclusive worldwide distribution of Chesapeake / Warner residential wallcovering. The news was first made public at Heimtextil in Germany this January, an opportune time for such exciting news. The following brands from RJF International are now available through Brewster: Chesapeake, Patty Madden, Warner Studios, Warner Textures, Clearwater Crest, and Belair Studios.   Chesapeake A well established brand known as an industry leade...
Introducing Alhambra A New Global Chic Wallpaper Collection by Kenneth James This handsome, black paisley wallpaper adds a beautiful eclectic feel to this chic living room design Cultured, exquisite and timeless! Filled with luxe medallions, elegant paisleys, sweeping damasks, scrolls, ornate stripes and more, this new, well-traveled collection by Kenneth James, brings the mysteries of abroad home to savor and enjoy. The exquisite patterns take you on a thrilling adventure of rare beauty, striking detail and re...
It’s a Sample Sale! Start Your Home Makeover Today If you've been thinking about refreshing your home, now is the time to do it! For a limited time only we are offering all wallpaper samples (subject to stock availability) for just $.99, half off their regular price! So why should you order samples? #1 Make sure the colors match in your room Although this beautiful red damask looks stunning on this wall, will this bright hue work just as well in your space? Depending on the number of windows, doors and l...

The Beauty of Country Chic Décor: Introducing Countryside by Chesapeake

There is nothing quite like walking into a home that feels both warm and inviting, filled with memorabilia from the past that’s…

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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 ...
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...
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...

Decorating Ideas to Bring a Touch of Autumn to your Home

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…

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More to Love About Fall on The First Day of October October has arrived—although we're not entirely sure how because it feels like September just started. It has been a rainy week here and with it has come cool air. Despite the sudden appearance of October, we're embracing this new month. We've been drinking mugs of hot tea, lighting apple scented candles, and taking our boots out of the back of the closet. Read on for some of the other things we can't wait to do now that fall is really here. Go on Nature Hikes Image from Pinterest. I...
Sunny Hues: Decorating with Yellow! "Painting your walls yellow is like creating a room full of sunshine." ~Suzanne Moutis, Executive Editor for Style at Home (image via houzz) Yellow is the color of spring and summer, of sunshine and warmth, sunflowers and daffodils. Being the most radiant of all the colors on the spectrum, it is known to inspire happiness and optimism as well as creativity and fun. With an array of lemon-infused decor ideas, learn how you can easily bring sunny decor to life in your own space (big or small!)...
12 Kids Rooms We Love Whether it was a bold statement wall (or walls!), understated elegance, or intricate architecture, these kids rooms had standout details that caught our eye. Here are our top 12 favorites of the week: 1. Whimsical Gray, Pink, and Green Nursery Image via Pink Little Notebook This nursery, the result of a blogger's participation in the One Room Challenge, is adorably charming with fairy tale details like the flower chandelier and stuffed animal giraffe guardian. Get the look: whimsical ...

Black & White Photography as Art in Décor

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…

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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 extremely expensive to purchase multiple rolls of some of the brand name wallpapers on the market today. Sometimes, we’re too scared to commit to a big design and renovation where you’re unsure of the outcome. Other times, we’re re...
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...
How To: Decorating with Geometrics Image via Pinterest 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 stylish sanctuary. Geometric designs help to both modernize a home's look and bring visual interest and depth to a room with a variety of simple shapes including diamonds, chevron prints, hexagons, circles and waves. Finding the right way ...