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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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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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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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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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Color Your World: 6 Tips for Decorating with Color

August 08, 2014

Decorating with color can be intimidating. So much so that many nervous decorators stick to only neutral hues out of fear of making a mistake. But the right colors can do so much to make a room feel polished, pulled together–and uniquely you. Try these six tips for adding some color to your home. You’ll be glad you did. 1….

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