Murphy Beds I Might Actually Use!

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The idea of a murphy bed is a great option for those who are lacking in space, but it’s hard to find one that actually looks comfortable! After doing some digging around, I actually found a few I might use:

This one feels open and elegant, but also looks like it would close up to look like gorgeous storage!
I love the two tone wall to make it look like a different space, and the indents in the side for shelving use!
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This one is styled perfectly for a great bedroom feel, but I can imagine once it’s put away the possibilities are endless what you could do with that space!
This one is perfect for a more modern feel! What would you do with that blank white canvas once it’s put away?

Protecting your floors, caring for your rugs (lots of eye candy too!)

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Rugs are artwork for your floors.  I have spent weeks agonizing over choosing a rug for my home.  I want something that is gorgeous (obviously), high quality, will last forever, and made with ethical standards.

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While a high quality rug doesn’t require a ton of maintenance, there are still steps you should take to ensure it will stay looking gorgeous for years to come.  I always save the care tags off of my rugs to refer to them from time to time.  I also vacuum once a week WITHOUT the agitator on, and spot clean immediately with eco-friendly, gentle rug cleaner.  For tough stains, DO NOT RUB stains out, rather PRESS them out.  (Put an absorbent cloth or paper towels over the treated stain, also several layers under the rug to protect your floor, place heavy objects on top of the cloth or paper towels and leave over night.)

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Another huge must have is a good rug pad.  For years I used those cheap white “waffley” rug pads, and I was always left with rumbly rugs and weird residues left on my floors.  That’s why I was super excited when the folks at Rug Pad Corner got in touch with me to see if I’d be interested in learning more about their pads.

They offer premium felt and rubber pads with NO adhesives (meaning no residue left on your floor). They also use heat to attach the rubber to the felt, so you get no off-gassing or smell.  I jumped on the opportunity to try these out and was instantly impressed with the quality.  My rugs are also laying flatter now, and the thickness of the pad gives the rug a more luxurious feel.

After thoroughly cleaning the floor I laid down the pad where the rug would go.

Both sides of the pad.  The side that goes against the wood is very soft.

My rug on top – looking great!

The back of the non-slip pad, which I haven’t laid down yet, because it will go in my office and we are having hardwood floor installed.

Learn all about these rug pads and more products at RugPadCorner.com.

*disclosure: just so you know, I received rug pads from Rug Pad Corner in return for this post.  All opinions are my own and I only work with companies or products that I think will be of interest to you!

Okay, now for shopping..

 I want one of these fuzzy guys… at Joss & Main (in the Warm Up the Room Rug sale)

LOVE the colors here… at Joss & Main (in the Warm Up the Room Rug sale)

at Joss & Main (in the Traditional stitches sale)

at Joss & Main (in the Take a Stand sale)

A luxe neoclassical home

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I love this home and it’s mix of feminine glamour and industrial strength.

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Smart Home Designs

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Upgrading your home has always been a toss on whether you want to do something just for the joy of having it done the way you always wanted it to and what has the best resale value. These days it seems like many of us don’t stay in one place very long so it doesn’t seem smart to invest much into it when you won’t be able to enjoy it for what it’s worth.

Here are a few home designs for those of you who are like me, and plan on being around for a while! Why not enjoy it?

- Master Bathroom Pictures From HGTV Smart Home 2014 on HGTV ~~ Yes, that's a TV in the shower!!!!
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This technology upgraded bathroom is not only gorgeous but it’s pretty impressive with all it’s extra perks!
Add something completely unique! This drop down bed makes this small square footage double.
- Laundry Room Pictures From HGTV Smart Home 2014 on HGTV. Pet bed area perfect for my kitty litter box.
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Need a pet friendly space that can tuck away when needed? These features in the laundry room make it very pet friendly without stealing much needed space.
Serene and hardworking: Really, what more could you want in a family home? Lilli Lee's is a treasure chest of smart storage and soothing style. Take the tour and grab some tips for your own place.
Don’t be afraid to go all out on storage space. Make it look great, especially if you know you will be using it on a daily basis. 
If you had the extra funds, which room would you go all out on?

Timeless transitional

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Transitional can take so many leans, I guess that’s why I like it so much. It also has a timeless appeal, and timeless equals good taste.

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What do you think of transitional?