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The Science Behind Color Schemes and Mood

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The Science Behind Color Schemes and Mood

Ever wonder why you feel more productive in one area of your home verses another? Or perhaps you feel incredibly relaxed in your own bedroom while the laundry or children’s rooms evoke a slightly more chaotic feel. While small collections of clutter might have a little (or a lot) to do with that, the color schemes you’ve chosen to display throughout your space can actually play a large part in affecting your mood, productivity, or emotions. Color theory encompasses a broad spectrum of sciences behind the mixing and matching of different shades, however it also delves into how different shades...

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A Guide to Scandinavian Design

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A Guide to Scandinavian Design

Over 100 years ago, the seeds of Scandinavian design began to sprout. This style has gracefully weathered the waxing and waning nature of trends to remain a prominent, timeless figure in the interior design pantheon. Its longevity stems not only from its appearance, but from the philosophies it is built upon: accessibility, functionality, nature, and comfort.  History Scandinavian design originated in Northern Europe’s Nordic countries. This includes Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. The roots of Scandinavian design can be traced back to 1914, when the Danish Company for Decorative Arts launched a magazine titled Skønvirke (“Graceful Work”). The publication...

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Incorporating Valentine's Red & Pink into Your Home Décor

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Incorporating Valentine's Red & Pink into Your Home Décor

Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. In the spirit of the romantic holiday, here are six tips for maturely incorporating bold shades of red and pink amongst your décor. These sophisticated ideas can be purely seasonal and switched out or reimagined once February ends, or you can use them to rejuvenate your space with a boldness that excites your home year-round. Balanced Colors Red and pink both have big personalities. To balance their enthusiasm, keep neutrals in play such as white, cream, black, or grey. These basic colors are the blank canvas for...

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Sticking to Your Home Renovation Goals

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Sticking to Your Home Renovation Goals

We all have those projects that we push off because something always comes up. Make your New Year include some goals for home renovations so you can complete the year with satisfaction. Pick 1 or 2 Projects Only. Don’t Overwhelm Yourself. It may be tempting to take on a whole home refresh when deciding you want to start changing things up, but that is an easy way to get discouraged and not get anything done. Prioritize your projects and start at the top of the list. Make a List of Needs and Wants It’s time for a little give and...

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How to Dual-Purpose a Desk as a Vanity

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How to Dual-Purpose a Desk as a Vanity

Waking up in the morning can be a struggle! With a little help from a personalized and organized vanity, you’ll get the right start to every day, whether headed to work or just relaxing on a Saturday morning. Here are some tips for your own makeup station.  Find the Perfect Piece Sure, you could choose an elegant vanity, but a secretary or writing desk could work just as well! In fact, they often feature drawers for easy organization of your supplies. And they come in a variety of styles so you can really embrace your boho or mid-century dreams.  ...

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