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How to Make Black Paint Work for Your Home

Black paint can certainly be intimidating. Most people have been taught that light colors are preferable to make a room look more open and spacious. But that doesn’t mean that black paint can’t be used effectively. There are a few basic rules to keep in mind when working with black paint. But if you like a modern or glamorous style and can keep a few simple design tips in mind, black paint can help you really make a strong statement in your home.

Think Contrast.



How to Decorate a Console Table Top: Seeing the Forest through the Trees

First of all, what is a console table? Many people don’t know. A console table is typically found in an entryway or hallway. Because of this, a console table tends to be on the smaller side – narrow and slender. Its primary purpose is debatable, but the top three functions of a console table are: 1) to provide a horizontal surface for displaying 3-D items or holding miscellaneous items such as keys, 2) to be an intuitive gathering space housing non-hard-wired light (e.g., lamps), and 3) purely aesthetic.

Whatever your reason to have or not to have a console table in your space, here are a few tips for decorating a console table effectively.


Express Yourself: Unique & Edgy Fireplace Decor

Coming into the homestretch of winter, if you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, I hope you’re enjoying it. Fireplaces are a major benefit to any home, both functionally (particularly in the cold weather) and aesthetically. They provide a prominent visual feature, balance, and symmetry to a space. But if you’re struggling with knowing what to do with your fireplace décor to make it unique and non-bland, you’re not alone!

Check out some of these inspiring ways to make your fireplace stand out and send the visual message that you want to send.


A Modernized Cabin: Ideas and Inspiration

We love the idea of mixing and matching themes that don’t necessarily go together at first glance. So, when it comes to a cozy cabin, why not fill it up with some super chic and contemporary pieces of decor. Let’s take a look at some great ways to connect cabin fever with posh designs. A modernized cabin, let us inspire you!

1. Sweet Relaxation.

The combination of natural wood flavors with this slick, mid century modern furniture looks sensual, sweet and relaxing. We love how they kept the entire space subtle and neutral as well to keep within that trendy, yet serene vibe.


Spring 2014 Trends: From Colors to Accents

Before we know it, the cold weather will fade and the sunshine will resume its bright and happy head. It’s definitely not too early to prepare for your spring cleaning and redecorating! From lazy hues to funky accents, let’s give yourself a head start on all the hype in store for this year. Allow us to inspire you with some of the best Spring 2014 trends for your home!

1. Natural Textures.

From wood to papyrus, this year is all about natural textures. It not only brings about a unique sense of interest and taste, but it’s an outside-of-the-box way to enact a feeling of surprise and design.


French Accents Everywhere: Ideas and Inspiration

French accents are just one, unique way to create a soft, romantic atmosphere in your home. Whether it’s in the bedroom or creating a cozy kitchen, Parisian styles are one of the most sophisticated and delicate. They can be beautiful. They can be sexy. And they can be inspiring. Take a peek at all of these wonderful ideas and inspiration we’ve collected. Soon, you’ll have French accents everywhere and anywhere around your own home!

1. Subdued Highlights.

This grandiose hallway is highlighted by a couple of country-French chandeliers. It’s subdued and delicate without being too girlish or over-the-top. They provide soft lighting, which adds to this style’s overall those, and they mold well with the rest of the decor.{image by Cabell Design Studio}.


10 Tips For Choosing Colors To Set The Right Mood

Having trouble deciding what colors to choose for your home’s interior décor? Simply thinking of the colors you love is not always enough. Those colors might not even work in that particular environment. Try instead to think of the mood you’re trying to create and then choose the right color.


Black is a powerful color but it’s also elegant and simple. It may be too dark for rooms like the bedroom or the living area but it would be a very good choice for the home office. Still, make sure there’s plenty of light in there.


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