Designs and dimensions in tile, doors and furniture

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I saw AKDO’s tile on pinterest and loved the design. I can see this as backsplash for a stove with gold fixtures.  So pretty…

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Then I saw this which is making some patio awfully fabulous. See more here

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This door is amazing. Talk about an entrance…

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The lines of this desk reminds me of the one Kelly Wearstler used here

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This room has a lot of dimension too in the form of the many textures through out: wood paneled walls, woven headboard, quilted blanket, leather tufted bench. Textures gives interest in an earthy color palette or monochromatic design. Do you like dimension or prefer flush smooth surfaces?

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Boutique Indulgences: Five Hearts in Milwaukee

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Two weeks ago I went browsing the Third Ward area of downtown Milwaukee (which is home to bars, shops, cafes, luxury condos and the river). My consin noticed Five Hearts first which shares a lobby with a salon. Upon entry was a console table of brochures and things happening in the area. Then we walked in…

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An industrial designed clothing boutique for women. Super cute clothes, friendly staff and just a nice vibe overall. We were told that the name came from the owners five daughters….hence….five hearts.

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I really liked all of the storage units…

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Tuesday’s Tips: how to decorate a narrow room

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So you bought a new house but there’s that one narrow itty bitty room that you struggle with. Well you can create a comfy lounge to simply go to when you want to nap, read, or think. Buying furniture to scale for the space will allow a functional area…

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You will have to edit carefully and ensure each item in a narrow room is needed and functions. Small tables and furniture with legs keeps this space airy and prevents a cluttered feeling…

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A feminine Bathroom Design

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I created a bathroom in a simple white and gray palette with silver and mercury glass accents. I opted for a decorative mirror versus a medicine cabinet. It’s one of the easiest way to update bathroom and something I blogged about here. I wanted shine and a hint of sparkle with classic designs like the floor mat which looks like marble. A pedestal vanity with space to hold some pretty decorative perfume bottles was a must. I can’t stand a pedestal sink that barely has room for anything other than soap. To continue with the feminine vibe I went for a beautiful lace shower curtain. The marble modern clock echos the mat and marble sink. I really like this space. You can find the items I selected for the collage here.


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My Tablescape Using New Spring Designs from Hen House Linens…

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Hen House Linens has some great Spring designs perfect for upcoming wedding & bridal showers, garden and tea parties and Mother’s Day brunches. In case you missed it, I used their linen before in my Valentine’s post. This time I opted for the bargello citron pattern which is their take on the quatrefoil pattern I love. It’s a boldly modern with a retro vibe that is sure to make some tablescapes festive and fun. I opted for a black and white with turquoise color scheme.

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I wanted to create an affordable tablescape using things around the home and mix matching real linen with paper products for a cost effective way to jazz up a place setting. Using a graphic black and white wrapping paper, I created a runner to contrast between the lime green color of the place mat. I used turquoise to add another pop of color that would work really well for anything Spring related. 

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The vase was a previously owned item that happened to match perfectly so I put my Ikea sticks from another vase into that one and used napkins to create bows tied and secured with bag ties. The elephant book ends were also something I owned and I used them to hold smaller plates. I figured if this were a real place setting, lightweight foods like bread or mini cupcakes could stay at the table. Always use things you have like candle holders, bowls or drinking glasses turned upside down to hold platters. Whenever you can elevate platters of food at different heights, you create visual interest.

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Tuesday’s Tips: ways to repurpose small bowls & saucers

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Little saucers can be used to group some olive oils together on the side of the stove….
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Candle holders & large shot glasses can be used to store makeup ot paint brushes..

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A big bowl can be used for printed pictures ot postcards which is an awesome conversation starter. Smaller bowls can hold match boxes, post earrings, spare batteries for a coffee table, loose change for an entry table.

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Monday Morning Inspiration 3.31.14

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You know how that voice in your head sometimes makes you feel inadequate? It may tell you you’re not good enough, smart enough, cannot and will not get that done. “That” thing you want to get done may be a short term, long term or life changing goal or accomplishment. Sometimes it’s not the people around you that makes us feel insecure. It may very well be ourselves.

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We can be our biggest hater (I hate that overused word), our biggest blocker. Often times we believe our own hype. All hype aint good hype though. Don’t allow yourself to feel as if you will lose before you even get started. We have nothing but time and all we can do is try. You’d rather try than be old and wrinkly rocking away in someone’s chair mad at the things you didn’t do or attempt, right? So do them. Set those goals. Do something daily to achieve them.

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Pt 2: You put art where? The bathroom…

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In case you missed the first of a four part installment, this is a mini series on places to put art. So many people think they don’t have wall space but in this series you may be inspired to hang art in areas of the home you never thought about. Take a look at these bathrooms with a variety of art subjects…not just seashells which is typical.

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