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Wall Paper Love

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

I can not believe how much I am loving wallpaper again:

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I find myself visiting Cole & Son and Graham & Brown often, looking at the beautiful patterns and colors and wondering where could I hang wallpaper in my home:

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I went on the Graham & Brown site yesterday and learned that for the first time ever, a wallpaper was chosen as Wallpaper of the Year for 2015, Northern Rose:

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“Northern Rose was chosen from our design archive, the beautifully painted fresh design in vibrant pink and explosive blue with lush embellishments was picked as it represents the optimism that is spreading across the country as a whole, whilst retaining a certain British, vintage charm.” The company is based in London.

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I absolutely love it! I don’t know if it is the blue and pink colors or pattern, but I really want to use this somewhere. How about a car:

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Cute! I think it would look great in a bath or powder room. Happy and colorful! Or an entry would look fabulous, don’t you think?

Have you used wallpaper lately? It is easier to install these days and there are gorgeous colors and patterns to choose from. Important question: Does anyone know if it is easier to remove the new wallpaper today than in the old days? Does anyone remember that job?!

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Visual Decorating Tips

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Sometimes I see such a great decorating tip, I just have to share with you. I did not draw this image, but it is such a good visual of the correct rug size to use in your bedroom:

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Perfect! Easy to follow and simple to understand. I know and use this decorating tip, but when trying to explain to someone, aren’t visuals always best?

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And one of my all time favorites:

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Easy to understand, easy to remember! Don’t you agree? Any visual decorating tips you would like to share?

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Setting A Fall Tablescape

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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I am having guests over for dinner tomorrow and I will tell you that I am a bit nervous about it. Why? Because one friend that is coming over is a very talented Italian chef. Her food is always delicious. I am not a great cook like her and that is why I am nervous! So I decided to keep the menu simple and let my husband cook something up on the grill. haha

I thought if I set the dining table up pretty, that might impress her and she won’t notice the simple food. haha (I am just cracking myself up). This is my everyday table centerpiece look:

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It is not everyday I try to set a fancy tablescape, so I made a practice run to be sure I had everything:

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I found this $5.99 Fall colored material from Christmas Tree Shop in the closet and used as my foundation:

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I used my everyday dinnerware and just layered:

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I do not like to put a lot of decorative items or large centerpieces in the center of table while eating. Where would you put the food?

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Well, I think it looks beautiful! I am sure our friends will be quite impressed with my fancy table! haha And that’s what I did all afternoon today!

Do you like setting a pretty table? Do you plan it out before the actual day? Have a great weekend everyone!

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Online Coral & Aqua Bedroom Design

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

I recently completed an online design plan for Carol on a new bedroom design that she said I could share. She is recently divorced and was looking for a beautiful and feminine bedroom to come home to.

I found a coral fabric that we used as a starting point for the room:

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So pretty! Carol wanted white bedding, so she is going to use this fabric as a duvet folded at the bottom of bed and possibly even window panels.

She already has a bedroom set that we incorporated in our plan:

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I gave her a couple different wall colors to think about and she decided to go with Benjamin Moore Simply White:

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Fabric for pillows on bed and on new white chair:

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A beautiful new mirror for over the dresser:

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And here is Carol’s new bedroom design board:

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We love it! Coral and aqua is such a pretty color combination. I also suggested finding an old dresser that she could paint in a soft aqua color. Carol promised to send after photos which I will be sure to share with you!

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