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Art of Design: Styling 101

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It's the smallest details the make the difference between average interior design and something outstanding. Over the years, I have developed preferences and tried-and-true methods for styling an interior space, whether just for fun or for a photo shoot. Here are my best tips:

Begin styling your room from the corners and work your way to the ...Read more

Art of Design: Organized Organization

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Organization is an interior design's best friend. Unsurprisingly, human perception is almost entirely visual, so why not make visuals the best they can be? To be sure, organizing is not extremely interesting; it's up there with going to the dentist, for some. However, I enjoy making lemons into lemonade. So pour yourself a glass or two of wine, ...Read more

Art of Design: Paint Savvy

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How you want to feel in your home generally determines the way it looks. Choosing a style that is appropriate for your home is a personal choice. Your home's decor will reveal to visitors just who you are. Do you want to feel relaxed, pensive or energized upon entering? Answering that basic question will help you make all the decisions regarding...Read more

Art of Design: Friend or Faux?

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Although tile that looks like wood has been around for years, I don't think there is a home improvement store or tile distributor anywhere in North America that hasn't succumbed to this tile trend. Advances in digital technology have made these tiles look as good as real wood floors. They come in a variety of finishes, from glossy to matte, and ...Read more

Art of Design: Design Destination is San Miguel de Allende

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San Miguel de Allende is not just another picturesque, rustic town in Mexico. It is a place where creativity seems to waft through the air as if by magic. It is no wonder that its residents, both locals and expats, take such pride in showing off its marvel. Set in between hills, the town looks as if it were a painting that has come alive. It is ...Read more

Art of Design: Sleep On It

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Have you ever stopped to think about where you spend a good third of your day? If your mind goes to your bed, you are 100 percent correct. Given the amount of time you spend in your bedroom, careful selections should be made concerning every aspect of your room, and more specifically, your bed. Your bedroom should be a personal space for rest ...Read more

Art of Design: Designing for Multi-Generational Living

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As more and more baby boomers hit their golden years, and younger generations pay off university loans and save for their own homes, many homes are increasingly multi-generational. Once this was considered the last straw in a bad situation, but thoughts about this are changing, and an appreciation of living with family or friends is on the ...Read more

 
 

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