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A California-Cool Cottage in Pasadena

I found this elegant cottage in HGTV magazine and discovered the design of California and Virginia-based interior designer Amy Peltier. The bi-coastal designer unites California-casual with a hint of Midwestern tradition and uses natural, bold accents like the floral wallpaper featured in the above image. The Source of My Inspiration The above is the cover …
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How to Plant an Indoor Garden

I’ve spent my time being sheltered-at-home browsing great design, catching up on reading, and thinking about how I want to change my interiors. I started researching indoor gardens and discovered a treasure trove of possibilities. There is so much we can do to create greenery inside our home — from herbs and decorative plants to …
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Sheltered-In and Inspired

Being sheltered-in-place can be daunting, but you can also use it as an opportunity to find new inspiration and create original art and design. It is only your body that is limited in this lockdown. In fact, stillness opens up new doorways to perception and can unleash a lot of creativity. This is the perfect …
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Fun Ways to Use Wallpaper

I recently came upon this gorgeous, printed wallpaper and noticed that the same wallpaper had been used by two designers whose work I follow. Denver’s Margarita Bravo (left image) and Oakland’s Joy Street Design (right image) have both used this wallpaper in their projects. While Margarita used it in her office, Kelly Finley (Principal Designer …
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Dark Kitchen Cabinets

Dark kitchen cabinetry is all the rage in 2020. Interior designers are creating moody palettes for kitchen cabinetry and the look is stunning. From dark woods, and deep blues, to dark matte greys and even black — kitchen cabinetry in 2020 is all about making a statement. Listed below are some of my favorite dark …
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IS YOUR MATTRESS TOXIN-FREE?

Here is a mattress article without affiliate links! I only endorse the good stuff. The last thing you want to think about before going to sleep is whether the mattress you’re sleeping on might harm your health. But, this might be the case as several materials used to manufacture mattresses contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) …
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Pretty in Pink

Benjamin Moore recently announced the color of the year for 2020: it’s a soft, calming pink called First Light 2102-70. I’ve always loved the color and all its hues. In modern design, pink has evolved from being a staple favorite of young girls to a color that can be used across styles, in a gender-neutral …
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