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Add ‘Animal Touches’ to Your Décor

July 31, 2015

Incorporating “animal touches” — such as a sumptuous faux fur throw or an exotic print — into a space can be a great way to add texture, depth, and even intrigue. But if done without thought, it’s easy to end up with a look that’s more kitsch than cool. So, to help tame the potential…

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luxurious camping

How to Host a Glamping Party

July 23, 2015

A global trend that offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation has taken off in recent years. It’s called “glamping” — a fusion of glamour and camping. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Why not host a glamping party for your friends…

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driftwood

Trend to Try: Driftwood

June 18, 2015

When faced with the prospect of long, hot summer days, many of us only want one thing: the beach. The cool water, the silky sand, the salty air — seriously, what’s not to love? Which may help explain the recent resurgence of that most classic beach element: driftwood. Easily the ocean’s best parting gift (sorry,…

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metal and wood

Trend to Try: Wood and Metal

May 06, 2015

Sometimes opposites don’t just attract, they smolder. Such is the case with wood and metal, a pretty pairing that recently assumed full-fledged trend status. Like any dynamic duo, wood and metal play beautifully to each other’s strengths. A brushed steel pendant, for example, is a lovely complement to a reclaimed wood headboard. Still, it’s about…

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blue decor trend

Trend to Try: Vibrant Blue

February 13, 2015 2

When top decorators predicted that vibrant blue would be a hot color this year, I was more than a little skeptical. After all, I remembered how it dominated everything in the early ’90s — my first college apartment looked like a ballpoint pen had exploded inside — and I wasn’t sure I was ready to…

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