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Good Bones, Great Pieces’ Go-To Paint Colors

As a designer myself, I find this new column of ours particularly interesting. Paint is one of those things that can completely make or break a room and it's always comforting to have your go-to's. Those tried and true versions that you know, without  doubt, are just going to work. I have my own stash on hand, but I'm excited to expand my collection after chatting with all of the great designers we have lined up!

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How To Create a Foraged Floral Arrangement from Amy Osaba

I swear, in my next life I'm going to be a florist. Because just staring at Rylee Hitchner's images alone has moved me into full flung grinning-from-ear-to-ear territory. How could you not be at your best when surrounded by natures most beautiful products? Though I unfortunately seem to lack a green thumb in even the smallest of quantities...

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An Elegant Updo in Seconds

If you've ever been a bridesmaid, you know you don't get to just show up looking pretty and then walk with your friends down an aisle. When you say yes to being a bridesmaid, you say yes to helping out with anything the bride may need on her big day. Often, that leaves us with little or no time to get ready. We usually have big plans for blowing our hair out, curling it and doing a final touch up. But in reality, you look down at your watch, realize you have to be photo-ready in under an hour...

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Chicago Mini-Guide from Alexis Buryk

I actually had the pleasure of visiting family friends in Chicago when I was 14 years old. I was much too young to really grasp everything the city had to offer, but I do distinctly remember feeling like it held its own kind of magic. I've been meaning to go back to experience it properly ever since, and with Alexis Buryk's tips & tricks I know I'll be well equipped when I do. Plus?

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The Dreamcatcher Session from Katie McGihon

Just when I thought I was getting on board with this whole fall thing, this incredible photoshoot had to go and make its way into my inbox. The soft palette set against the harsh landscape is totally and completely up my alley. And ever since setting my sights on it, I find myself wondering if there's enough time to throw just one more warm-weather party. Captured by Katie McGihon and designed by...

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Catilin Wilson’s Go-To Paint Colors

Did you know that all designers have go-to paint colors? It's true. They each have their tried and true versions that they just know will work again and again. That perfect white, the effortless greige, the softest pink in all the land. They've got their finger on the pulse and we've made it our mission to uncover every last one of them! Starting with the incredible Caitlin Wilson (who's somewhat of a genius when it comes to interior...

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DIY Playbook’s Home Tour from Gina Cristine

I'm a firm believer that big style doesn't necessarily require a big budget. And Bridget, half of the cute  DIY Playbook's, home is living proof. By slowly collecting inexpensive pieces and adorable finds over time, she and her mister-to-be have created a sweet home that they should be incredibly proud of. Captured by Gina Cristine, there's...

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Home Tour from Found Vintage Rentals

I think that when people are starting to decorate their home, they often focus so much on the larger pieces - the sofas, the rugs, the cabinets, the tables, the chairs. And by the time they are done, the accessories that really bring a space to life, have been forgotten or under-budgeted. So this home tour is about just that. Adding a layer of warmth, of coziness, of history to an otherwise neutral space. All designed by someone who knows her accessories - Jeni Maus of the fabulous...

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Best Dressed Blogger: Girlcrush

Sarah and I actually attended the same high school and the same university for a brief moment in time. We both knew of each other but never really formed a friendship for whatever reason. Fast forward to eight years later, Sarah now lives on the west coast, me on the east, and we somehow stumbled upon each other via the wonderful world of blogging. With a few back and forth email exchanges, we become fast friends and the rest, as...

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Essential Fall Fashion

So I tried to chat with mother nature on everyone's behalf, but unfortunately there isn't much we can do about the weather slowly transitioning from summer to fall. And since it seems we have to accept the inevitable, we might as well dress the part, am I right? So here are a few of my personal favourite fall essentials. And after spending some time on my virtual shopping list, I'm kind of feeling better...

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Pan-Seared Ribeye Steak from JoPhoto

Truth be told, I'm not much of a steak eater. But when I do indulge, I indulge hard and I make sure to do it right. Sauteed mushrooms, a pad of butter, medium rare and straight off the grill (kind of making myself hungry here)... It never really occurred to me that there was any other way to do it. But after drooling over Kevin &...

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Karen Hill’s Home Tour

Karen's home is one of those places that has been carefully curated throughout the years. It feels rich in history, as if each item holds a beautiful story. Though undeniably eclectic, everything feels effortless, as if each piece were made for that very spot. While my personal taste may verge on a more minimalistic approach, I can't help but feel as if this one simply feels like home. I'm willing to bet that it smells like...

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Baby Theo’s Nursery from Esther Sun

It's been a few weeks since we shared our last nursery and I'm secretly glad that we're back with another. Because as far as I'm concerned, there isn't much that beats a case of the Mondays than tiny baby toes and adorable leg rolls. Esther Sun has captured sweet baby Theo and his beaming parents in his equally amazing nursery and I just can't get enough. And there's...

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Cherry Buttermilk Pancakes with Chocolate Drizzle from Jillian Guyette

We've featured a ton of really fabulous recipes in SMP Livings past, but I have to admit that none of them have tempted me as much as this one. Pancakes already rank high atop my list of favourite treats, and that's without the addition of cherries, chocolate and sea salt. My mind almost can't even handle all of the delicious! Thanks to...

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Wearing White After Labor Day

Hello loves. We hope that you're all taking some time to relax with friends, cook up something amazing and toast to a beautiful Summer. We're talking Labor Day Whites here on SMP today because as far as I'm concerned, whoever came up with the rule that wearing white after labor day is a no-no is sorely mistaken. And to prove it, I've rounded up a few Fall approved white-inspired outfits that you will love.

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Rustic Dinner Party from Cara Leonard

Though I'm not quite ready to welcome Autumn with open arms, I have to admit that this rustic mountain party is giving me a hint of the warm and fuzzies. The thoughtful details and adorable late Summer, early Fall-inspired moments are a sweet reminder of what's to come. Beautifully designed by Frosted Pink Weddings and captured by the wildly talented Cara Leonard...

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Date Night Idea: Beach Party for Two from Pictilio + A Checklist!

With summer on it's way out (heavy sigh) I find myself trying to capitalize on every last ounce of sunshine we have left. You had better believe that I'm going to soak up those rays until the bittersweet end. And you know where I'm going to start? Right here with this fabulous date night idea. Captured by Pictilio and styled by Style Smaller, I urge you to grab your significant other...

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Erin’s Home Tour from Ruth Eileen

At long last, the piece de resistance! Erin's home in all of its fabulously girly glory for you to oogle to your hearts content. With the addition of a few sweet details (hello striped wall...

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Ten Tips on Painting a Striped Wall

So today we're devouring  our Weddings Editor - Erin's - recent houselift. Code for house facelift. One of the things that Erin tackled when she first moved in that we all fell so hard for, were her striped walls. They instantly made her tiny space feel larger and decidedly oh so chic. So we asked Erin to share a few little tips on wall striping. Fat or skinny, bold or shy, following these little tidbits...

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DIY Gold Dipped X-Bench

Before we get to the most fun bit of Erin's home makeover (the full tour, of course!) we thought we'd share a quick little tutorial on how we spruced up a few X-Benches in Erin's space. Now, there was nothing seriously wrong with them to begin with, but they did lack a little sparkle. And Erin is the kind of girl that seriously sparkles. So luckily, with a quick coat of white paint and a little dipping action...

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