Why it's time to give wallpaper another chance

Why it's time to give wallpaper another chance

I'm pretty sure we all have it. That knee-jerk reaction to the very idea of wallpaper. Suddenly, we're in a full-on 70s flashback of swirling maize, pumpkin, and avocado (usually on top of something else that clashed horribly). 

It's time to let go. It's time to forgive. Don't be afraid. Wallpaper is fabulous. I'll give you three reasons to trust again:

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Eight Etsy Essentials

Eight Etsy Essentials

Why do I love Etsy? In a world of big-box stores and generic design, it's an instant connection to unique pieces from niche designers. And, the prices are typically great. Here are eight pieces I've found on Etsy for recent projects because why should I be the only one to have fun shopping?

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Day at the beach (or why I've been too busy to blog this summer)

Day at the beach (or why I've been too busy to blog this summer)

What happens when a client calls on March 30th and says: I just bought a 5,000 square foot house on the beach about a half hour north of Malibu. Can you decorate it from top to bottom by the 4th of July? Of course! Want to see how it came out?

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Week two: coming up with reno concept

Week two: coming up with reno concept

When we left off last week, Shawn and I had taken the plunge on a townhouse that had everything but style.  One of the biggest issues was the white on white on white kitchen that was closed off from the rest of the first floor. We are in the midst of a renovation to create a warm, sophisticated kitchen that’s just plain fun to look at and an overall sprucing of the whole place. Here’s how we came up with the concept.

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