So I went to get my hair done….know what that means: Magazines! Here are ways to style them like books.

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This is how I am when I get home with them all. I don’t have to subscribe to anything because I have a few coworker’s gives me theirs too. Lol. Happy camper…

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Currently, I’m like this. In the bed with my pile on the side and a pile next to my lap. ..

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Though I have my latte it isn’t perking me up so I want to do like her above. I still feel feel the medication I took because of not feeling well yesterday evening-the morning. I am fine now but still drowsy. Am I the only one who can’t sleep in? I have to get up..make breakfast…do SOMETHING before taking a nap but to sleep in? No. I feel like my day is gone. And since our days are getting shorter, (the worst part about entering fall), losing daylight time is a no go for me…

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Now one thing about mags that I love is the cheap wall art ideas. I didn’t realize it until reading Boutique La Boheme, that framing snatch outs from mags is a good idea. I thought about taking covers from childrens books and framing them. Why not use same concept. Sometimes the photography of a photoshoot is too pretty to pass up..

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Beautifully designed and styled offices of the people who work closely with the Kardashians….

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“We started with the office of Liz Killmond, who focuses specifically on the business affairs of Kris’ youngest daughters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.”

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“To keep her office sleek, dramatic and sharp, Liz’s walls were covered in a black and silver-striped wallcovering with flocked detail, then brightened with cobalt blue accessories.”

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Pretty & functional bookshelf styling. Adding pictures and leaning art personalizes a workspace. Always surround yourself especially your work environment items and images of things that make you happy.

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“Next came the office of Noelle Keshishian who, in addition to working on marketing for Kris Jenner, is also involved with marketing and business affairs of her three adult daughters—Kim, Khloe and Kourtney—as well as the marketing of dozens of Kardashian-related products. Although she absolutely loved the Moroccan-inspired pattern of her black-and-silver Graham & Brown wallcovering, she was less enthusiastic about the hot pink accessories used to contrast against it”

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Versus: to color coordinate books or not

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You know I love my bookshelves and I tend to gravitate more toward books grouped with like hues. What do you prefer? Does it make a difference or are you concerned more with how the shelves are styled & if it’s a combination of vertically & horizontally placed books?

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Graduation Party Ideas…

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I went to my lil cousin’s high school graduation last night (he’s going to the Army) and it got me thinking of ways to decorate these celebrations. What better than using the books you bought (if in college) or get some for cheap at the Goodwill or borrow them from the library. If you buy, tear out the pages & make runners for the tables or stack them up along the wall as a backdrop to a food spread. Use books and ribbon to elevate heights of platters for the tablescape & stream some as a banner. Gather images from childhood to this moment or just the high school or college years and form the year they’re graduating on the wall. In this case it would be 12. It’s a great way to laugh and take a walk down memory lane…
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{Images via Martha Stewart, Tip Junkie & <a href="Bugger Dix Online“>via}

Lovely girlie images from the home of Alexandra of HRH Collection

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I love Alexandra‘s home. Ever since I came across her blog, it was the snapshots of her place that caught my eye. Light and airy, feminine & girlie, open wardrobes, dressing room, leaned mirrors, and plenty of floral indulgences. She … Continue reading

This is not the typical decorating from a 19 yr old man…

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Heavily influenced by his mom who is an interior designer & magazine editor, Sam Allen was Martha Stewart’s youngest intern. Having being featured in some major publications, Sam’s work proves that if this is the result now…wait till he turns 25, 34 and 40. I first saw his designs on Mix & Chic. The vibrant hues and carefully edited decor while still being fun & funky made me want to indulge in his portfolio myself. I’m impressed. Here are my favs…

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Such pretty table styling. I love decorating with books

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I see he likes decorating with one leafy stems too….

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So vibrant and fun. I’m sure any teen girl would love to have this for a room…

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Always love decorating with maps and this supports that…

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A nautical theme without being too themey. Usage of muted primary colors & natural fibers like rope add to the feel…

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Love the idea of putting Moroccan poufs and cushions under a table for extra seating when friends come over. It’s more cost effective than buying additional sofas and chairs plus it utilizes some dead space. It’s also a space saving solution as you can tuck them back under when guests leave…

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Such a pretty workspace or area to write a thank you note. Pretty pastel hues and art…

{Images Sam Allen Interiors}