Archive for September 2010

Decorating:Getting Started

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I was reading a design book this morning looking for inspiration (domino, the book of decorating) & the first chapter covers “Getting Started”.  I thought these are helpful steps to share for anyone, designer or non-designer.  1. Finding Inspiration: Through magazines, books, online sources, travel, nature, art, movies, ect.  Just tear out what you love and... Read more »

Fashionable Color into the Home..

images via everything fabulous elle decor J.Crew Greige Design Banana Republic Mary Ruffle

A Touch of Green

A Touch of Green
Everyone can appreciate a shade of green. It is natural and surrounds us everyday. Where could you add a touch of green to your home? Here are a few ideas: Chandelier- Jayson Home and Garden Pillow-Les Indiennes
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Adding a Little Texture.

Adding a Little Texture.
A well designed interior always introduces a texture.  Whether that be in a rug, wallcovering, fabric, or an interior material such as raw wood. Texture gives an appearance and feel to the space.  Here are some interesting textures to consider for your home. shaggy rug embossed wallpaper. try these paintable wallpapers Jute rugs. Natural Wood... Read more »

Quick and Easy Drapery...

As Fall approaches and we Chicagoans spend most of our time indoors from the cold.  Why not change up the windows we stare at all winter long? Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to give your windows a new look. *soft ivory silk fabric with a long romantic drape. try pottery barn for good... Read more »

Best Foot Forward Friday

Best Foot Forward Friday
Hope the Rain Subsides Today and you put your Best Foot Forward into a long holiday weekend ahead.  Lots of Food, Family and Love.   via just be splendid
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Dining Room looks that Kill.

Dining Room looks that Kill.
Well these Dining rooms won’t actually kill but they are good looking anyway! Some inspiration and ways to achieve a similiar look. Get the Look Shop @ Graham & Brown Love the Rattan Shade- West Elm has a great one. Similiar Windsor Chairs found at Pottery Barn. Be like Designer Gretchen Bellinger and add a Library... Read more »
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