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Interior Design Inspiration: Living Rooms

Interior Design Inspiration: Living Rooms

If kitchens are the heart of the home, then living rooms are the lungs. (I made that up myself.) They come in second but are still very much needed. And they help turn a house into home. Three things stand out to me when it comes to living room design. First the furniture, then the walls and lastly architectural elements. Living Room Furniture You walk into a living room and it’s stuck in a time warp. 9 times out of…

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Minimalist Bedroom Interior Design

Minimalist Bedroom Interior Design

Minimalist design is a big trend right now. So many people are decluttering. There are so many books about it. I can’t count how many times I’ve read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I’m still not a true minimalist. Though I envy those who are. I love the bedroom above. The rug takes an otherwise bland room and makes it very unique. The eames-style chair is also a nice touch. It adds a nice mid-century modern touch. The night…

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Interior Design Inspiration: Kitchens

Interior Design Inspiration: Kitchens

Kitchens are the heart of the home for good reason. They bring everyone together and give a house life. That’s why designing a kitchen you love is so important. And this doesn’t mean gutting your whole kitchen and starting over. Kitchen Seating Add kitchen chairs that really make a statement. If you have a bar, use stools that are unique and not like others you have seen before. Interesting Light Fixtures Lighting, especially in the kitchen, really brings warmth to…

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Interior Design Inspiration: Bathrooms

Interior Design Inspiration: Bathrooms

With Interior Design there are so many rooms to be designed. The bathroom isn’t usually the first place on you mind. Let’s change that. Bathrooms are great places to incorporate unique design elements. Bathtub The bathtub can become the feature element of any bathroom. It’s the same as a fireplace centering a living room. Choose a unique shape. You don’t have to place it against a wall. Put it right in the middle and let  it shine. Limited Space Even…

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Interior Design Inspiration: Cozy Winter Spaces

Interior Design Inspiration: Cozy Winter Spaces

We all love that cozy winter feeling. When you’re snuggled up under a blanket drinking hot chocolate you get that feeling. I first heard about hygge from a Hong Kong blogger named Charmaine. Shout out to her! Get that feeling from your interior design with hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah). Hygge is a Danish word. Use it to describe that warm cozy feeling. Let’s experience it through some cozy interior design details. Think about Scandinavian furniture with wooden accents. Or…

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Pantone Color of the Year 2019

Pantone Color of the Year 2019

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019 is “Living Coral.” I’ve always been a fan of coral so I’m really excited to find new ways to incorporate the color into future design projects. This is the color that will inspire Interior Designers, Graphic Designers and Photographers alike in 2019. Let’s see how we can use it. Interior Design Don’t feel the need to paint all the walls in your house using this bright coral color. Think about adding pops of…

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Boost Your Career as a Creative Professional

Boost Your Career as a Creative Professional

When you’re starting out in a creative career you receive so much advice from so many different people. It’s difficult to take it all in. It’s also difficult to know which advice to listen to and which to disregard. In my opinion, it’s good to take a little bit from everyone. Below are my tips. Be Flexible with Your Career Options Everyone knows what their dream job looks like. But our dreams change and evolve as we grow. A degree…

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How to Design and Create Your Very Own Art Gallery Wall

How to Design and Create Your Very Own Art Gallery Wall

Surround yourself with art you love on a daily basis. That is where art gallery walls come in. They are your own personal museum you get to “tour”daily. Think about the pieces you want to include. What to Include The art doesn’t need to include priceless masterpieces. Think prints from local artists that catch your eye. If you have children, you can frame their artwork. Don’t leave out your breathtaking vacation photos. Even thrift shop finds count. Frame them or leave…

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Turn Your Design Dreams into Reality- Interview with an Interior Designer

Turn Your Design Dreams into Reality- Interview with an Interior Designer

This week I’m interviewing the creator of YL Designz, Yanette Lebrun. She runs an interior design firm based in Maryland, USA. She has experience creating interiors for both commercial and residential properties. Continue reading to see what she enjoys most about her field. Q: What made you want to become an Interior Designer? Becoming an interior designer came naturally.  I was always into art and design as a painter in my past time. I knew that I wanted to study…

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Interior Design Trends I’m Loving

Interior Design Trends I’m Loving

Mid Century Modern There is nothing like the classic lines of  an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman (above) that has inspired so many designs since its debut in 1956.  Charles and Ray Eames designed chairs that are recognizable worldwide and for good reason. They were simple with a design that has stood the test of time. Their designs personify the Mid Century Modern trend. When you see Mid Century Modern interiors, is your first thought the show Mad Men? Design elements were so…

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