Chic and beautiful living spaces

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In my house, the living room is the center of our house. Not only is it the first room you see when you walk in, it’s the place where we spend the most time.  When our wedding is over and we have our lives back – the living room is second on my makeover list after my office.

LOVE the wall treatment in this space.  The crown molding and chandeliers mixed with the modern decor is really cool too.
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Gold is very trendy right now, but I have to admit I’m smitten!
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I love that this console isn’t all about the TV!  Pretty accessories and a gallery wall distract from the TV.
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I love the proportions of the furniture in this space – it’s something I need to pay more attention too in my own house.
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Inspiration for incorporating yard sale and flea market finds

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Since it’s the yard sale time of year, I thought I’d show you some inspiring ways to mix in those great flea sale and yard sale finds. It doesn’t really matter what style decor you have.

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white kitchen, professional range, french doors, glass front cabs, gorgeous chandy
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Here’s another example of a what vintage lighting can do adding it with a barn style table and barstools gives it a charming rustic feel. 

The Art of Buying Original Art

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Buying art can be a little more complicated than just falling in love with a piece and hanging it up! You may find that when you bring home that “gotta have it” piece that it doesn’t fit in the space you want it in or it isn’t great standing on it’s own. 
Here are a few hints to help with the buying process:

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If you can, visualize it before you buy it. Go shopping knowing what size wall you are trying to fill so you can get a feel for what size of piece of art you are looking for. Pick out a few colors that you know will work great in the room and if you have a specific color you are looking for bring an item that matches it so you can tie it all together.

Add Color with Art

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Buy local to support your local artists! Not only does this give the art you bring into your home a story worth telling but you are supporting your neighbors. It will give you another reason to love it!

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Remove the anxiety around pricing and realize that you can find a great, good size piece of art for under $1,000 but even for $100. If you have a budget you need to stick to then keeping within that price is important but finding that perfect piece could be as simple as $50 and be priceless to you.

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Use the tools you have! Now with the power of mobility we can take a picture of our space and bring it with us art shopping or take a picture of that piece and bring the picture home to see it works where you want it (not all places will allow that). There are also places online that will take a photo of you room and place pieces of art in it to see if it’s a perfect match.

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There is no better way to make your own than an original piece of art that provides originality and a great story when hosting your friends. If you are looking for ideas of places to shop there’s an awesome place called Vango that makes this process so much easier! When in doubt, remember the golden rule: buy what you like

Super small space inspiration

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With my wedding and honeymoon coming up- we are going to Greece, I can’t stop daydreaming about vacations and traveling which brought me the inspiration to show off some really cute RV’s that prove you don’t have to give up great decor just to be on the go. Granted, we are backpacking and using cars and ferries, but I thought these were worth a share anyway.  Have a great weekend!

On old school bus turned super awesome RV...unfortunately for it to save you any money you'd HAVE to convert it to bio-diesel.
Sometimes the most difficult small spaces are the most exciting to decorate. It can be a challenge but you will be forced to come up with more creative ideas.

Yes, this is a French Caravan…
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I remember some of our best family trips were when we were crammed in a small space together. It’s amazing what living simply can do for a relationship.
tiny house, tiny house interior without a loft  This is a cute nook space for reading a book and drinking some coffee, and eationg a small brunch. I can see myseld now....
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I would love to have the opportunity to design and decorate my own little home on wheels!

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What would you put in your home on wheels?

Taking A Minimalist Approach – clean and serene spaces

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Sometimes I think we forget that simple can be just as beautiful as well decorated! With things so hectic in my life with the wedding right now, it’s nice to see such simple, clean spaces.  Spring is also a great time to clear out clutter – so be a little more ruthless when you empty out those closets this season.

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10 Gorgeous Home Office Makeovers Office makeover from Bower Power. Benjamin Moore Palladium Blue.

This office space really inspires me to clear mine out a bit.  Less “stuff” means less distractions and therefore better focus.

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I don’t think minimal has to mean bare, just well edited and thought out.  It also calls more attention to the objects you do display, so they can take center stage.


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Minimal also doesn’t need to be white, light, or neutral. It’s all about lines and your ratio of positive and negative space.

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Have a seat :)

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It makes me want to pick a room and see what I can do with it to make it as clean and uncluttered as the ones featured here.  Once we get back from our honeymoon – I think I will start with my office!