A calming sophisticated home by SmithBoyd Interiors

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Michael Boyd creates a functional, sophisticated, liveable-luxe home in calming color palettes and rich in texture with tailored furniture and interesting lighting designs. The elegance is there but done in a timeless and tasteful approach. I am such of fan of this man’s design work. He really makes homes feel inviting…

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I love this sitting area especially the lacquered octagon table. The creamy tone is more of a softened spin on black and white but still classic…

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Such a pretty light chandelier from Restoration Hardware. Speaking of….I found out they closed down the only Milwaukee location. Shameful. You can see more of the home’s beauty over on Atlanta Homes.

{Photos by Erica George Dines}

A home and blog with nothing but black and white…

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Color schemes. Well for the most part at least. When I first came across Stylizimo Blog, I literally went page by page in the archives. It’s just that good. I like the poster size art which I’m slowly incorporating in my own home. I like them for the large scale and you can find inexpensive prints at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby…

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Pretty kitchen styling…

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See more shoe storage ideas here..

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Pretty office supplies from Effie’s Paper

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I don’t even remember how I stumbled on her site but I believe it may have been something I read in a magazine. Enter Effie’s Paper…

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You’re bound to find some beautiful stationary, Scandal quoted pencils and more on Effie’s Paper. I even used some other pencils in this black and gold design before. No this isn’t a sponsored post I just think her product selection is fun to jazz up any boring desk supplies.

{Top image via The Everygirl}


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Celeb Homes: Ivanka Trump

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Complete opposite of her dad’s aesthetic, Ivanka has penthouse decorated with nice finishings but with a sense of liveable comfort. One may ask why disrupt the view of the floor to ceiling windows with a dresser but I think it’s a way to keep some privacy…

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The monochromatic room is gender neutral and calming. Love the wallpapered ceiling…

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This metallic mural is a pretty backdrop for the foyer…

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I guess when I think of Ivanka, I wouldn’t envision this as her workspace. I do like the bold hue of the desk. And the cubed bookshelving is nicely styled and functional.

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Picking up where the desk left off is a grid styled gallery wall of the same color. I like it a lot.

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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