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Paint Chip Inspired Placements

I’m a big fan of having color in the kitchen since all of our appliances are white, and we have fairly neutral colored counters and cabinets. I love these bright paint chip inspired placemats from Etsy seller avrilloreti. They come in a set of eight for $120, or you can buy sets of four in one color palette for $60. […]

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Animal Blueprint Posters

I came across these awesome blueprints of different dog breeds awhile ago, but was incredibly happy to find that they now carry a poodle version (those are the dogs my family had growing up). I keep collecting ideas for art for an eventual gallery wall, and I think this would fit right in. Even though they don’t look exactly like […]

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Geronimo! Balloon Company

Have you seen pictures all over the internet of these giant balloons with beautiful magic fringe hanging off them? Geronimo! Balloon Company was started earlier this year and sells balloon kits from their website in addition to a “Balloon Trooper” coming in person to deliver the balloons for special events or birthdays in the Los Angeles area. Geronimo! will also provide […]

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My Fall Bedroom Makeover

The last couple of days here in New York have had a decidedly fall-ish tinge to them. I love that crisp feeling in the air, and can’t wait for fall, as it’s my favorite season. And it’s gotten me thinking about doing a little makeover to my bedroom. I’m ready for something a bit heavier and just a new look […]

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Sneak Peek: Missoni + Target

There’s be a lot of buzz around the upcoming collaboration between Missoni, the boldly patterned fashion company, and Target, the master of high/low partnerships. Target recently released some images of some of the upcoming products. Not only will there be some stunning (and inexpensive) clothes and accessories, but there are also tons of home goods to get excited about. Take […]

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West Elm and 20 x 200 Team Up!

Have you heard about the site 20×200? It’s a marketplace for art that allows people to buy original works (prints and photography) at inexpensive prices. The site lists two new pieces each week in a variety of sizes, and with increasingly smaller print runs. Most works are available in the following sizes: 8-inches by 10-inches, $20, 200 available 11-inches by […]

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Would You Decorate Your Home with a Custom Neon Sign?

I came across this piece of art by John Kalymnios while browsing Kate Spade’s color of the month (blue!!) for August, and it reminded me of the custom neon sign that one of my parents’ friends had in her home when I was growing up. I hadn’t thought much else about neon signs until reading this feature on Urban Omnibus […]

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August is for Decorating

August is our first decorating themed issue!  It is filled with juicy decorating tips, ideas, and images. There is an excellent furniture story (Affordable Classics p. 115), a great styling story (The Art of Arranging p. 125) and a brilliant color story (One Word: Color).  I know it is weird when people speak so highly of their own work but […]

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Julee’s Wedding Countdown: DIY Stamp Wedding Invitations

I really wanted our invitations to set the tone of the wedding (fun and laid back) while also reflecting Rahsaan and I as a couple (again, fun and laid back)! I’ve had a love affair with paper since I can remember, which I’m sure is one of the many reasons I became a writer. Stationary, notebooks, handwritten letters and even […]

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Julee’s Wedding Countdown: Our “Novel” Wedding Theme

One of the first questions I got after getting engaged (next to “have you set a date?”) was “do you have a theme?” My first reaction was to keep it simple and go with a beach theme since we would be on Martha’s Vineyard. But I quickly nixed it since we chose MV because my fiance’s family owns a house […]

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