Colorful, Casually Styled Family Room

  I don’t know about you, but I would be very happy to plop down in one of those chairs in this colorful,  Casually styled  Family Room and enjoy a cool drink and a good book! What do I find so inviting about this space? First, I love the colors…black, butterscotch and white, with a…

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Natural and Organic Country Decorating Ideas

  A Country style home always draws me in. Why? I love the simplicity of the style as well as the blending of new & old, use of vintage or reproduction materials, & the overall welcoming look of the space. Country Decorating style is a naturally simple and organic way to decorate and live. Nothing…

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Create Drama with a Black and White Color Palette

    Black and white can work really well as part of a design plan as long as they are used in just the right amounts to create the perfect balance. Case in point is the photo above, courtesy of southernliving.com. I love how the white walls, soft window treatments and warm wood finish on the…

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Traditional Style Master Bedroom in Soft Blue and White Colors

I love the soft, soothing yet sophisticated color palette in this Traditional Style Master Bedroom. Blue is not typically a color I would choose for the walls, but this soft robin’s egg creates the right mood for the bedroom. There is a bit of formality in the case goods and finishes (note the decorative curves…

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Colorful Casual Dining Room Decorating Ideas

  I love to see a colorful space, and this Dining Room is a great example of just that. The color palette immediately gets your attention, with the dining chair fabric and window treatment complimenting each other nicely. A pretty shade of sage green on the walls is offset by the white trim, wainscoating and…

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Feminine Charm in Traditional Bathroom

  Here is a feminine style bath that is a great example of creating a color palette, selecting a style and following through to each and every detail. Creams, dusty blue and muted gray are used consistently in the space, with the fabric on the vanity chair adding a bit of warmth with it’s pattern.…

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Blend Rustic with Casual Style for a Unique Look

  When we envision a Rustic Style home, our minds tend to see a log home with huge beamed ceilings, dimensional log walls and furniture made from the forest. And that’s a cool way to go, I’ve done that myself and absolutely loved every minute of my life in the years that we loved in…

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Contemporary Kitchen is Small in Size but Big in Style

  A small Kitchen is very much like a small home when it comes to decorating. Just because a space is petite in size doesn’t mean it has to be subtle and plain in style and color. The Kitchen design shown here is not large by any means, but I love the swagger and style…

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Cool Casual Style Living Room Using Wicker

  Decorating your home in a Casual style offers so many options for colors and finishes. The Living Room decorating shown above uses wicker furnishings as the foundation with wood accents and plenty of texture. Here is what draws me to this styling: 1. The inviting space itself. Yes, it has been carefully created…no slouchy,…

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Colorful Cottage Dining Room with a Victorian Flair

  This colorful Cottage Dining Room with a Victorian Flair is unique and elegant yet very simply styled. My eye is immediately drawn to the blue washed wood  and the painted green side board. The furniture is simple yet has an interesting mix of distressed, painted dining table and chairs with a bit of elegance.…

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Rustic Style Decorating Ideas

  Rustic Style decorating can have a number of interpretations, although the first that comes to mind for many is a beautiful log home. The image above is my Great Room in our Michigan log home. I was fortunate to be able to design and furnish it as the home as being built. It will…

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Contemporary Living Room Decorating Ideas

  What is the first thing you notice about this colorful, stylish Contemporary styled Living Room? For me it is shape and color. I see the continuity of a circular theme in the petite coffee table, mantel artwork and soft curves of decorative vases. The soft shade of blue on the living room compliments the…

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