5 Ways to Rethink the Bookshelf

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Not that there’s anything wrong with the classic bookshelf overflowing with your favorite books, but, bookshelves can be used for so much more! Bookshelves are a versatile storage solution. Start with the Update Before placing the bookshelf in your home to use as your new storage solution, consider giving it a makeover. What’s the accent color in […]

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Wall Textiles


Decorators and stylists know that rugs can be as effective off the floor as they are on it. Used in photo shoots and catalogs as wall hangings, rugs tend to be a secret weapon in the mission to create beautiful interesting rooms. Hanging rugs on a wall can be a great way to create a statement. […]

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Design Style Defined: Contemporary

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The Contemporary style is the most elusive, mostly because it’s always changing. Contemporary literally means, “of the present time; modern.” What the dictionary doesn’t tell us is that Contemporary and Modern style are not the same. The modern interior design style can probably be referred to as retro, now. It features rounded edges, plush rugs […]

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Using a Statement Piece

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Interior design is all about creating one look out of multiple, separate pieces. However, sometimes, a space needs a little pizazz. In order to prevent too much busy-ness or conflicting patterns and colors, many rely on a statement piece. A statement piece can be anything; a rug, accent wall, larger furniture items, or even light […]

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Pop of Color – A Refresher


A pop of color can add some life and spice to a space, create intrigue, or even aim to shock. This trend has by no means faded. Here’s how you can start adding extra zest through strategic color choices in your home. The First Rule – The 60-30-10 Rule When it comes to decorating a […]

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9 Elements of Mid-Century Style  

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After almost eight years on air, the period drama, Mad Men, has grown to become a must-see show for décor fans and design professionals. We’d even go so far as to say it became a boon to the home furnishings market. The interiors in the show, which were conceived by designer, Dan Bishop, explored an […]

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Carpet vs. Wood Floors


Are you having a tough time deciding between carpet and wood floors? It’s not really an either/or issue, but more a room-by-room consideration. We have put together an in-depth analysis of each, including which rooms are more suitable for carpeting and wood. Wood Floors – The Advantages   Aesthetics It is hard not to fall […]

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The Benefits of Black Rugs


The Benefits of Black Rugs When choosing an area rug for your home, you have a wide variety of design and color choices. The right color can add emotion and awareness to a room if used properly. Don’t be afraid to change the ambiance of your room with a darker shade. Black is not entirely […]

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How to Layer Rugs


We layer our beds with blankets and comforters and we layer our clothing to get cozy. So what about our floors? That’s right, it’s time to conquer the great layering frontier for that boho chic look! All it takes is a little thinking outside the box. When it comes to rugs, mix them up, match […]

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