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Bargello Patterns Embroider Eye-Catching Appears for Rooms

Bargello Patterns Embroider Eye-Catching Appears for Rooms

Bargello, that originated from a style of needlework discovered on bits in Italy’s medieval Bargello Palace, refers equally to a method of embroidery (flat, vertical tiles that form geometric tiers) and into the consequent pattern. We’re most comfortable with it as a flame stitch, but it requires different forms as well: ribbons, diamonds, chevrons and arabesques, to mention a few. Bargello’s graphic appeal and versatility have given it staying power through the centuries. Now, thanks to design icons such as…

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9 Tips to Selling Your Own House in Winter

9 Tips to Selling Your Own House in Winter

With individuals away on trips and chilly weather making home hunting less attractive, winter may be a challenging time to sell your property. On the other hand, fewer houses on the market means yours will get more attention from buyers. By upping the comfy factor, making the most of winter resources and paying attention to details, you can produce your home really stick out. Here are nine strategies to prepare and stage your house for success, and create a warm…

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Color Guide: How to Use Black

Color Guide: How to Use Black

Black is the color of the night skies, ebony, caviar as well as coal. It was among the initial colors used in human art. It is timeless, deep, easy and elegant. It’s also associated with death, fear, mourning and wicked. But all of your institutions — from witches to style — shameful is a serious color. As Henri Matisse said, “Black is a force.” And using it in decoration is a statement unto itself. It is positive and self-assured. It…

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Modern Southwestern Style Wrangles Fall Flair

Modern Southwestern Style Wrangles Fall Flair

Modern Southwestern interiors continue to make waves in the design world this year, and with fall here, it is the prime time to give your house some autumn taste. This new take on Navajo-inspired design focuses on bold geometric patterns, saturated harvest colors and historically rich references. Gone are the days of Southwestern decoration being connected only with thick, overwrought tapestries, cowhides and coyote cartoons. Get inspired to try out this fashion from those 11 beautiful rooms. Hufft Projects Longhorn…

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Botanical Prints Turn Over a New Leaf

Botanical Prints Turn Over a New Leaf

Botanical prints, framed and hung in a clean row or grid, are among these can’t-neglect strategies to art. They are timeless and traditional — but also anticipated. Although there’s something to be said for sticking with the classics, there is virtue in pushing the envelope also. If you enjoy the notion of botanicals but crave an updated spin, try one of those inspiring spins below. Lauren Liess Interiors Just one, oversize botanical in kelly green and orange yellow provides cheerful…

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Egg-Inspired Designs Hatch in the House

Egg-Inspired Designs Hatch in the House

We may think of Easter since the sole time to bring out the eggs. However, it’s possible you have had eggs on display yearlong without entirely realizing it. Take a look around. Do you have a Jacobsen Egg Chair in your living space? Or perhaps egg sculptures dotting your bookshelves? Many classic and contemporary furnishings and accessories take on the soft, contoured nuances of eggs. Have a look at these egglike designs that can offer comforting softness to your indoors…

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Mismatched Homemade in Heaven

Mismatched Homemade in Heaven

In mismatching I believe. It is almost my motto. Bedroom lays kind of give me the willies. I simply can’t stand anything which looks like it came right out of a catalog or, even worse yet, off the showroom floor. All that matchy-matchy material features a personal touch. And it generally has the personality of a earthworm (meaning blah). I much prefer a space with a great deal of quirky personality, sort of a Maya Ruldoph of chambers. And it’s…

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Decorate With Intention: A Nook of One's Own

Decorate With Intention: A Nook of One's Own

Virginia Woolf announced, “A woman must have money and a room of her own when she is to write fiction.” Whether you are a budding author, designer, artist, or simply needing a calm refuge, you deserve a creative area reserved just for you. Having a special place all to yourself may look to be a luxury, but it does not need to be big or fancy to fit the bill. The purpose is to create an atmosphere which nurtures your…

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Paperback Books Get Another Look

Paperback Books Get Another Look

I will confess: For years, I had been a hardback snob. If a volume which I wanted came only in paperback form, I’d borrow it over and over from the library rather than purchase it for my bookshelves. Favorite paperbacks from my student days, which I could not quite discard, got pushed to an armoire in the guest bedroom — a thoughtful touch for visitors who might long to get a good read, I convinced myself. And I got over…

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11 Vignettes to Inspire a Clutter-Free Nightstand

11 Vignettes to Inspire a Clutter-Free Nightstand

We all know how easy it is to crawl into bed at the end of a very long day and in our exhaustion, ditch everything out of eye glasses to the paper to our children’ toys on the bedside table. Avoid this clutter and the aggravation that accompanies it by studying this space as an opportunity for design. There is not any demand for anything grandiose; you can use things you’ve. I promise you; if you fashion a loved vignette…

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