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    December 19, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: “Star Wars” Christmas House
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox2cvmwp

    I can never get enough of these! If only I had the money and the patience…


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    December 12, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Tree Decorating Inspiration
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox2c48ga

    I am obsessed with white Christmas trees! I think they just look extra magical, and I love the idea of decking them out in gorgeous silver ornaments.


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    December 10, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Elegant Holiday Hearth

    Photo from Verigris Vie


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    December 8, 2014
    Basic Home Decorating: Layout Ideas

    I’ll be the first one to admit it: I’m pretty clueless about home decorating when it comes to layouts. I have certain styles and color schemes that I like, but no idea how to put it all together without it looking like a jumbled mess. Yeah, I’ve seen lots of tips on Pinterest and such (like, mount curtains at the ceiling instead of just above the window), but no clue how to combine them to create a well designed home layout. Then, I found this article by Kelly at View Along The Way that really helped! She gives some very general layout tips that you can apply to almost any room. Check out some of her advice:

    -Analyze the function of the room, design for that: Are you going to be watching TV in the room? Having conversations? Reading? Incorporate elements in your layout that facilitate these activities.

    -Create “zones” in larger, longer, or skinnier rooms to break up the space.

    -Measure EVERYTHING, and try anything. Move stuff around! If you need help, try out www.floorplanner.com

    -Use symmetry.

    -Orient towards the focal point- Fireplace? TV? Dining table? Bam! Easy Peasy.

    Photo Credit: Jinkazamah 


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    December 3, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Understated Holiday Charm

    Photo from Designspiration 


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    November 26, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Fantastic Frames and Light Fixture

    Photo from Beneath My Heart


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    November 21, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Cheap Fall Decor Ideas
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox19f82q

    I love the leaves surrounding the candle in the bowl. Just in time for Thanksgiving!


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    November 20, 2014
    Easy Tips For A Perfect Master Bedroom

    I would argue that (besides the kitchen, of course) the bedroom is the most important room in your home. It’s an area all your own, and where you relax and spend most of your free time. For your own mental state, it’s important that it is clean, well designed, and reflects your own tastes. If you are trying to sell your home, it is doubly important that the master bedroom is gorgeous and inviting. For décor and care inspiration, check out this post at Entirely Eventful Day:

    -Layer texture and pattern: combine unusual textures and prints

    -Statement lighting- an interesting light fixture can make an entire room special

    -Add extra seating- like benches in the front of the bed

    -Think simple- clean lines, crisp white sheets, and classic bedroom colors will never go wrong.

    -Add a sitting area to make it extra homey

    Photo Credit: Entirely Eventful Day 


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    November 12, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Lush Library

    Photo from Belle Vivir


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    November 4, 2014
    Entryway Inspiration

    When walking through the door of your home, guests (and buyers) form an instant first impression- and it can be hard to change. Dimly lit homes, weird smells, clutter, and tacky décor are all instant turn offs. So, especially if you’re selling your home, having an inviting entryway- and making a good first impression- are extremely important. Read this post at By Stephanie Lynn for some gorgeous entryway inspiration:

    -Use a coat closet- open it up, paint the walls, and add matching items

    -Custom built-ins- create your own coat “closet” with hooks, pegs, tables, and storage for shoes.

    -Add a room divider that acts as an entryway

    -Add a bench and side table

    -Add a shoe cubby, hall tree, or key hanger

    Photo Credit: By Stephanie Lynn


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