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Simple Living Room Ideas

Simple Living Room Ideas

The most functional space in your home should be your living room.  It is the centre of your home. You should feel comfort and relaxed through clean simple designs and decors while leaving all the clutter behind. A room should...

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7 Scandinavian Design Principles

7 Scandinavian Design Principles

During the 1930s, the Scandinavian design movement first started in the 5 Nordic Countries of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. The movement made its way to Canada and the United States in the 1950s through design show exhibitions which...

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Decorating with Mirrors

Decorating with Mirrors

A mirror is a picture frame that reflects a scene that you like. A simple example would be a vanity mirror which reflects yourself. However a mirror can be used for so much more. In an open room like a living  or dining area, it is often placed above a buffet or credenza on a wall. Depending on the choice of mirror, this configuration can serve different purposes... .
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Holiday Decorating

Holiday Decorating

Seasonal decoration authenticates the arrival of the holiday season. Decorating the home gives a joyful and festive atmosphere. Holiday motifs tend to get tacky. Traditional shaped ornaments for a tree like a bell or a star are overdone to a point were it...

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Trends for Winter 2018/Spring 2019

Trends for Winter 2018/Spring 2019

The following are the most sought after trends for winter this year and spring 2019 to help you stay ahead of the curve. Early this year, velvets & marble had major comebacks and we are not seeing it diminish for...

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Trends of 2018: Marble

Trends of 2018: Marble

Marble is making a comeback through millennials appreciation for its natural characteristics . It began to reappear as veneering and virtual wallpapers, then the comeback was complete! People are wanting that one-of-a-kind look. Most want something just slightly different enough...

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Trends of 2018: Velvet

Trends of 2018: Velvet

Velvet has been on the top design trends of 2018 and it’s here to stay. Velvet is a magical material that gives the space a sophisticated look while providing softness and distinctive texture. Its iconic sheen shimmers in a well lit...

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Small Space Solutions

Small Space Solutions

When working with smaller spaces, furnishing and decorating sometimes gets difficult. The goal is to make the space feel as open or as spacious as possible while keeping the space functional and stylish. Here are some ways to make that...

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Decorating with Accessories

Decorating with Accessories

 It’s amazing how small decorative items and accessories can make a huge impact in a room. Designers know the influence that rugs, lighting, throw pillows, art, and other accessories can have in a space and know how to use them...

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