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The Perfect Charcuterie Spread from Nancy Neil + Ayda Robana

I swear to you I ingest more calories on Wednesdays than I do any other day of the week. You see, Wednesday has become the day in which we really dive deep into the realm of food in all forms on SMP Living and I always find myself scavenging my cupboards by noon as a result. And high atop the craving inducing shoots we post? Ayda Robana and Nancy Neil's beyond incredible...

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A Gilded Ombre Pumpkin DIY

This year I decided it was essential to embrace Halloween with a bit of gilded pumpkin goodness. I recently discovered the wonders of Martha Stewart crafts paint and I experimented with a few colors to make a gradient effect on a simple kraft pumpkin. It really is a simple project, but the resulting product is filled with wow. Martha Stewart Metallic Acrylic craft Paint in three shades (available at...

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Lovestru.ck Home Tour

I always thought that my personal taste verged on the more rustic side, but I'm beginning to think that I land further in camp traditional lovely as time goes on. One look at Candace of Lovestru.ck's beautiful home and I'm sure you'll be a convert as well. I'm beyond thrilled she agreed to let us take a peek behind her doors, and must admit I'm taking notes. Captured by...

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The Ultimate Throw Pillow Round Up, Under $50

I will be the first to admit that I have a strange obsession with throw pillows. I find that switching them around every once in a while keeps a room feeling fresh and new. And calms the inner designer in me who is forever looking to redecorate. So when I find a few that are gorgeous AND don't break the bank? Well, I consider that a really great day. 1. Braided Pillow: ...

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An Intimate Farm to Table Dinner Party

It turns out that when Clayton Austin and Panacea Event Floral Design team up, magical things ensue. Things like this farm to table dinner party which is so immaculate. So incredibly beautiful. So beyond anything I could have ever envisioned I almost don't even know where to begin. So instead of going on and on, why don't we all just breathe in the...

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Get the Look: An Alfresco Dinner for Two

Inspired by this mornings date night idea, we thought it'd be fun to round up a mini al fresco dinner for two of our own. Let's face it, not all of us have the option to put together an elaborate catered meal for your loved one. So here are a few simple ideas for an elegant and incredibly romantic...

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Date Night Idea: Dinner in the Woods from Filosophi Events

Though this date night idea is undeniably more work than your typical night out, I have a feeling that the additional effort is well worth it. I mean, sitting across from your loved one surrounded by hundred year old trees is swoon worthy, no? This sweet couple shows us how to keep the romance alive with this incredible anniversary dinner. Designed by Filosophi Events and captured by...

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Tuscany, Italy with Feather & Stone Photography

I've been fortunate enough to have made my way to Italy a handful of times in my life, but I've yet to experience the magic that Tuscany holds. I've had an inkling for a while that it was a place that I needed to experience for myself, but after gushing over Feather & Stone's photos, I'm now more convinced than ever. Rolling hills, stone houses, bottomless glasses of local red wine... pure magic, really. And luckily for all of us...

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Blueberry Rhubarb Pie with Whole Wheat Crust by Teeny Pies

I absolutely love the story behind Teeny Pies. Not having the funds to send herself to culinary school, Teeny set out on a "tour of pie" across the US, hoping to absorb as much pie related knowledge and experience as she could before launching her own company. Let's just take a second to absorb how amazing that is. She's since written a cookbook and is in the midst of launching her own online pie shop. And today she is sharing her...

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Oktoberfest Recipes from Katie Parra + Megan Doherty

Oktoberfest is always one of those celebrations that sneak up on me every year without my realizing. It comes and goes without a big commotion, yet it's an event I've always wanted to partake in. I mean, hearty comfort food and good beer? It sounds like a no brainer to me! Though it's technically already begun, there are still a few days left to celebrate. And thanks to these delicious recipes from Katie Parra &...

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A Cozy Loft Tour

Whenever I'm designing a home for a client, my number one goal is to make the space feel lived in and loved. There isn't much I dislike more than a room that's so carefully curated that it lacks in personality altogether. Which is why this home tour, photographed by Britta Hundertmark , is right up my alley. Cassandra and Trent have done a really wonderful job at making their large, open loft feel cozy, comfortable...

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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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