Monday Morning Inspiration 3.24.14 if you let people break your spirit…

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I had a completely different route I was going to take for today’s quotes until Mr. Monday Nights (actor/model Harold House Moore from vh1′s Single Ladies) posted this on his instagram this morning. It needed to be reposted. Hope this and the latter quotes gives you the needed motivation to continue your dreams.

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I incorporated some pretty curb appeal with the added thought of, when one door closes…..another will open.

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Design Inquiries: winning the purple bedroom battle with your husband…

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I received an email from a woman who really wanted a purple and gray bedroom but had difficulty convincing her husband of the color scheme. Here are my ideas on winning this battle. First, when people hear purple they think Barney or lavendar and other really girly tones. However any trip to a local hardware store will show you the many ranges purple has. Look at the paint swatches and decide from there. They aren’t there to only help with paint selections as you can use the swatches to pick the overall color scheme of the room…

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Sorry for being M.I.A. but been planning a Burlesque themed Bday Bash…

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I have also spent entirely waaaaaaay too many hours searching online costume stores, going back & forth with myself on if I want to purchase from random sites, checking BBB on said sites to ensure authenticity and reading reviews only to buy my corset/tutu from a real lingerie company via Amazon. That free shipping gets ya! The corset is very pretty and I can’t wait to see the detailing in person. I’m the event stylist for my friend’s bday bash…

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(Sidenote: isn’t it ridiculous how for a couple funky pieces of fabric costume stores charge $49 & $54 and more? Then you have to buy the hats, tights, gloves, and other stuff because it isn’t included. I’m in the wrong business).
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The party will be at a club in VIP and we are going to tour it tomorrow. Unsure how many tables they have and if there will be a wall where I can set up a backdrop for a makeshift photo booth area but I sure hope so. Here are some cool sexy burlesque, moulin rouge, cabaret party ideas for a bachelorette, birthday, Halloween party or bridal shower.

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Tips for tying your room together

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{Hgtv}

Even within one room, linking up different décor elements can be difficult. You start with a vague idea of a color scheme and then play mix and match, with the hope shades and items compliment each other. Instead, it can be useful to focus on just one bold item – maybe something that’s often overlooked or neglected. Use this focus to build your room using pre-determined design blocks and you’ll achieve a more purposeful finish. Focusing on one or two small strands of a room also allows you to alter a neutral landscape with items that don’t require lots of manual labor to update. This gives you the option to get creative again in the future and change the feel of the room easily. Here are a few ideas for where you may want your focus to fall:

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{William Diamond & Anthony Barratta}

Rug

A rug is a very versatile item – not only does it protect flooring from wear and tear and provide you with a comfy spot to sit in front of the fire, it can also tie together a room very effectively. If you are lucky enough to be in a position to use a rug as a starting point, you can choose colours or prints from your rug to feed into other soft furnishings in a room.

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{Colorado Homes Mag}

Or, if you want to bring together different colours and shades, choose a rug with two or three colours from elsewhere in the room. This works in even the most bohemian of rooms, and in a neutral room it can set the style note for the whole space. Take a look online for ideas – the ScS rug collection has some bright new season printed rugs.

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{Traditional Home}

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