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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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…

{Image via brittany ambridge for Domino magazine}
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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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New showroom in the New York Design Center area..

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Jamie Herzlinger is at it again with the opening of a new showroom in the New York Design Center area. There you will find Studio E wallpaper, fabulous antiques from Linda Horn and stunning antique lighting from Carlos de la Puente. The best part is they have introduced Jamie’s custom furniture line, that is all handmade in America! To find high quality items made in this country is a big deal. I recently blogged about this gorgeous zebra stool that was designed by Jamie herself.

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This desk is simply amazing. Very futuristic and architectural…

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Make sure you also check out Jamie Shop for exclusive discounts (up to half off retail prices) on brands typically sold through the trade (designers etc).


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Pretty zebra stool in a glam setting…

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Have you been online shopping at Jamie Shop? If not you are missing out. All of the furnishings, wallpaper, lighting, fabrics, rugs and home accessories are available for purchase at up to 50% off retail prices. You can browse other custom pieces (like the zebra stool) designed by Jamie Herzlinger here.

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The many uses of a side table…

Side tables are an incredibly practical accessory that aren’t used enough in interior design plans. In order to illustrate the versatility of the side table, we will be looking at the various uses of them throughout the home.

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The Lounge

The lounge is perhaps the most obvious place to feature a side table. Many people sit them at the side of their couches to provide a base for table lamps and a place of rest for warming mugs of coco on an evening. While this is an undeniably practical use, why not consider your side table as a piece of art too?

Retailers of modern furniture , like Vita Interiors, have a great range of statement side tables. This interesting pyramid piece provides a modern twist on a standard design, while keeping practicality intact. It is sure to become a talking point in your living room, admired by all who visit.

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Bedside table VS bedside chair…

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I was browsing the addictive Brittany Makes blog when I noticed the transformation of her bedroom. It got me wondering about using chairs in replace of nightstand or side tables.
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Bedside chairs
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Bedside tables
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I haven’t done this series in forever. See more in the VERSUS category here.

{birch & bird, the design chaser,the cuban in my coffee, Apartment Therapy’s Danielle Moss home, & Live Creating Yourself}

Mixed Metal wonderland….another high low room design

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This time I wanted to create a room that would be fit for winter and cold seasons but not lack glam. Mixed metals always brings it. A nice compliment of bronze and golds with silver and mirrors….exotic details like (faux) snakeskin and furs and a nod to the great outdoors with an abstract painting of a tree that is echoed with a tree with metallic branches.  The floor vase looks like chopped wood and the geode is a nice way to incorporate a little bit of nature without feeling cabinesque. Price points range from1st Dibs, $100 swag chandeliers from Lamps Plus, Target, bedding from Zara Home, decor from Z Gallerie, Layla Grayce & Ikea.

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So Cal & Palm Springs Dreamin’…which outdoor space would you pick?

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Maybe it’s because my birthday (virgo season) is just around the corner. (I hope it comes slow as I want the summer to feel longer than 3 months). It’s about that time for me to start planning my annual trip. Usually I go to Chicago but last year I celebrated in Atlanta. This year I want to go somewhere I’ve never been and I’m thinking out west. I’ve never been to Cali and although Palm Springs isn’t where I will be going, I keep dreaming of it ever since I posted on flamingos.

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The palm trees, the sun, the pools, the laziness of the days is what I’m craving. I may not end up in California but for now, let’s pretend I will. Actually let’s pretend I had a vacay home there. I’d be on the fence on how I would decorate the outdoors whether I want the pool and sky colors sprinkled throughout in turquoise and green hues or if I want a chic classic like black and white stripes with hot pink splattered all around.

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Which outdoor space do you like best? I like both a whole lot but….the classic modern one is really calling my name. Now if only I had unlimited funds and an actual vacay home…..

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