5 Cool Paint Colors for 2014

A new year brings the chance for change, and nothing makes a fresh start quite like a new coat of paint. Kate here, and this January I began making some positive changes to improve my home. A few of the color suggestions in today’s post are Pantone’s 2014 picks for the home. One is an up and coming shade that’s increasingly appearing in the spotlight….

Design Ideas / February 13, 2014

Brass Hardware And Fixtures Are Back!

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When looking at home furnishings and décor, we are usually quick to notice outdated fixtures, faucets and hardware. Perhaps when you moved into your house, those 80’s brass relics were the first things to go. While those fixtures are still not in style, and might never be, don’t make up your mind too quickly about brass – the brass fixture has become a classic and…

Design Ideas / February 13, 2014

Industrial Steel Tables Take On Modern Elegance


It’s hard to imagine how something as cold as a stainless steel table can transform the home into a marvelous living space. But, it can be done! If you are doubtful about this classic element, then let me show you exactly what you can do to make a shift from ordinary to extraordinary. We’ve covered just about every table style, ranging from contemporary to sustainable….

Furniture / February 13, 2014

Minty Fresh Decor That Gets You Ready For Summer


If you haven’t noticed by now, people are fawning over the refreshing coolness of the color mint. It’s everywhere! Back when pastel colors were a popular choice for decor, mint barely touched the tip of the iceberg. But now, this one-hit wonder has captured the attention of fashion artists and interior designers alike. This color can help boost home energy as well! How to Incorporate…

Design Ideas / February 13, 2014

Vintage Bedroom Ideas That Make A Unique Statement

Mid-Century modern bedroom

Looking for some vintage bedroom ideas? I sure am! I love incorporating the decor of decades past, and I’m fascinated by the return of decade-specific trends, such as the lacquered furniture of the 1980s. In fact, some trends span multiple decades, such as the use of brass in accent pieces like lamps and figurines. When you hear the word “vintage,” you might think of floral…

Bedrooms / February 12, 2014

Gorgeous Homes Featuring Kilim-Inspired Designs

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Kilim rugs are quickly growing in popularity. They have a worldly look that complements any design style. Where did this trend come from, you might ask? The word Kilim is of Turkish origin and is used to describe pileless rugs made using a flat-weave technique. These beautiful textiles were not just made in Turkey — their origins range from regions like the Balkans to Northern…

Design Ideas / February 12, 2014

The Sheer Beauty of Concrete Walls

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1. Whistler Residence, British Columbia A beautiful house that manages to capture your attention with its architecture will most like catch your eye with its interior design as well. This is true for the Whistler Residence in a growing neighborhood of posh homes in Whistler, British Columbia. What gets our attention are these cool exposed concrete walls, and their love affair with the quality wood that adorns the…

Dream Houses / February 12, 2014

10 DIY Valentines That Showcase Creative Design

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With Valentine’s Day at the end of the week, now is the time to put a special touch on this holiday dedicated to celebrating love. That’s right–Valentine’s Day isn’t just for those who happen to be in love. Kate here, and when it comes to February 14th, I enjoy showering my friends and family with valentines, from cards to special knickknacks. This year I’m making…

DIY Projects / February 11, 2014

Cool Teen Hangouts And Lounges

Modern teen hangout

There comes a point when your kids grow out of their playroom. Legos and dolls are no longer cool, and neither is the primary color scheme. As your children’s needs change, so should your space. So put up your playroom and opt for a swanky modern lounge fit for video games, movies, and maybe even a ping-pong table. Teens want a cool place to bring…

Design Ideas / February 11, 2014

Stylish Vanity Desks For Any Modern-Day Marie Antoinette

As women, we rarely have a moment to ourselves. Between the cooking and cleaning, there is a never-ending list of to-do’s that just keep piling up, regardless of how ambitiously we try to check things off. That is why it is so important for us to squeeze in a breather every now and again. Sure, it’s nice to come home and drown out your weariness in…

Furniture / February 10, 2014

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