When the majority of your room is designed around classic, timeless color palettes, it’ll be easier to swap out smaller pieces over time to keep up with trends or simply your changing tastes. Getting the basics, like your sofa or sectional, in neutral tones will help set you up for style success. An accent chair…

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When your living room is relatively neutral, you have a blank slate to play with when the seasons change. A few small updates can create a space that anyone would fall in love with. When it comes to seating, channel the changing leaves by adding a touch of fall colors including yellows, oranges, and reds. Change out…

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Feeling overwhelmed by blank white rooms? Many people confront this dilemma when they build a new home or renovate and want a fresh design start. A great place to start is with an inspiration piece. This could be a rug or large piece of art that you love. Once you have this anchor piece, you…

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Choosing art for your personal spaces can be challenging. I like to choose art with a certain style that reflects the feeling that I want to achieve in the room. The art can be of Still Life and Florals, Landscapes, Seascapes or Tropical, Nature and Animals, Hunt, Game and Sport, Abstract, Figurative and Ethnic or…

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Did you know that there are design principles that artists use when creating their masterpieces? They include balance, proportion, repetition, contrast, emphasis, and alignment and are important tools to use in any form of visual art. These principles also translate to interior design. Alignment is one of the most important principles to keep in mind…

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The psychology of color is fascinating, and every day there are growing studies revealing more about the impact that color has on our lives. For instance… RED: increases pulse rate and breathing, and causes blood pressure to rise. Infants and children respond well to red, and people who love red usually love life. Red is…

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Did you know that there are design principles that artists use when creating their masterpieces? They include balance, proportion, repetition, contrast, emphasis, and alignment and are important tools to use in any form of visual art. These principles also translate to interior design. Alignment is one of the most important principles to keep in mind…

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In so many design-forward room photos, there are beautiful displays of different fabrics and patterns that are all cohesive and living together in harmony. How do we do it? Well here’s a tidbit that you can add to your toolbox to help mix fabric patterns and texture patterns easily. EASY ON THE EYES Identifying the…

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You’re in the Dark. If natural lighting is scarce in your space, make sure to have plenty of light sources that you add in yourself. You can layer light fixtures like table lamps and floor lamps. Have one design element that ties them all together, like choosing sleek and modern or a vintage aesthetic. Clutter…

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Green can be a tricky and even intimidating color to work with. But when styled the right way it makes any room feel lively and fresh. If you’re ready to incorporate a lot of green, try layering shades of green with varying degrees of intensity. Try to stick with either all warm tones or all…

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