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A Look at Rococo Design and How to Use it Today

A Look at Rococo Design and How to Use it Today

It all started in the mid-1700s in France. Think of Versailles and you’ll have a good idea of what Rococo design looks like (while Versailles is technically decorated in the French Baroque style, you’ll get the general sense of Rococo looks like). If you’re wondering whether or not this is something you want to give…

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By Kayleigh, 04/02/2018 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Bringing Elements of Victorian Design into Your Home

Bringing Elements of Victorian Design into Your Home

Victorian design, in my opinion, is timeless. Its beauty and elegance can immediately transport you in time to another world. However, too much of it can be, well, too much. While certain homes take up the design without any effort, it’s not impossible to use it in any home. If you love it, there are…

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By Kayleigh, 03/02/2018 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
The Bohemian Design Trend

The Bohemian Design Trend

When it comes to interior design, some people might freeze. “I’m no designer,” they’ll say. “I have no eye for what matches, complimentary colors, or any of that!” But, if you ask me, every one of us is a designer. Everything you do within your home attributes to its character and design and you’re designing…

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By Kayleigh, 01/29/2018 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 is Ultra Rich and Visionary

Pantone Color of the Year 2018 is Ultra Rich and Visionary

“Dramatically provocative and thoughtful” If last year’s Greenery was about fresh new beginnings, 2018 is about an inventive and imaginative future. Every year, Pantone, the “world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems” chooses a symbolic “Color of the Year.” This color choice is influenced by the previous year and attempts to influence or…

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By Sarah, 12/22/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Our Favorite Design Trends for a Fresh Fall Interior

Our Favorite Design Trends for a Fresh Fall Interior

If fall is your favorite season, you may consider extending your love of the autumnal outdoors inside your home. If you love changing leaves, crisp air, and pumpkin everything, you are certainly not alone! And if these design trends are any indication, people are falling for fall-inspired interiors. We’ve already talked about some of our…

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By Sarah, 10/23/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Fall 2017 Decorating Trends

Fall 2017 Decorating Trends

Welcome the arrival of autumn with these fall decoration trends! Here are some tips on how to bring bright fall colors and fun designs to both the inside and outside of your home. Warm-Colored Walls A few major paint companies deemed black as their 2018 color of the year! Black invigorates a room and makes…

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By Kendra, 09/06/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Bringing Your Love of Books into Your Home Décor

Bringing Your Love of Books into Your Home Décor

I’ve been a reader all my life, and I love the idea of reflecting that in the surroundings of my home one day. There’s just something so cozy-feeling about being surrounded by books. So many are connected to specific memories at different points in our lives, and we often connect them with home.  You can easily transfer…

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By Kayleigh, 08/25/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
5 Reasons to Welcome Back Shiplap

5 Reasons to Welcome Back Shiplap

When it comes to interior design shiplap is back and is becoming more and more popular. The design gives us an ageless way to bring the outdoors inside. Most people know of the material because of ‘Fixer Upper‘ on HGTV, where Chip and Joanna Gaines regularly used it in projects. Popular in the late 1900s,…

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By Kendra, 08/14/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Decorganize Your Home and Never Look Back

Decorganize Your Home and Never Look Back

Organizing doesn’t have to be boring and by the book. You can add your personality and personal decorating taste into anything you do in the home, including organizing. I used to be a rather messy organizer, but I think approaching it in a decorative way had a big influence on the way that I organize….

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By Kayleigh, 05/22/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
What is a Himalayan Salt Lamp and Why Should You Have One

What is a Himalayan Salt Lamp and Why Should You Have One

These have been everywhere lately. Their claim to fame has to do with a combination of their attractive style and health benefits. Real ones—because there are some imitators—are hand carved and from Khewra, Pakistan mines, which are at the edge of the Himalayan mountains. They come in lamps, tealight holders, and even decorative baskets. Pink…

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By Kayleigh, 03/13/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.