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How to Decorate an Ugly Sofa

We all have one. Whether it was a $99 craigslist find, a parental hand me down or an adopted gem from a roommate past - the ugly sofa is one item that I'm betting nearly every home in America has. So today, we're working with what we've got and showing you just how easy it is to decorate around that sofa that simply needs a little love. And you can find more How-To's right here! 1. If given the option, always...

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The Novogratz’s 10 Tips for Choosing Art

If you were a 9 by design junky (raises hand), you'll probably recognize a few of these spaces from their show. This right here, is the Novoratz's beautiful New York pad and to say I'm obsessed would be a massive understatement! Not only do we get to take a closer look at each and every space, we've also asked this design duo for all of their tips and tricks on choosing art...

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How-to Decorate Around Your TV

As an interior designer myself, I'm on board with Stellar Staging & Design's issues. Though there's not much that makes me happier than a big bowl of popcorn and a really great movie on a massive TV, there's no question that said TV is the bane of a designers existence. Though they're notoriously hard to decorate around, we've rounded up a few of our favourite tips & tricks! With photos...

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20 Whimsical Nurseries

As an interior designer, one of my favourite rooms in the entire world to do is the nursery. Parents are so excited about the project. And the fact that it's only going to be in use for a handful of years means you can be a little out there when it comes to the decor! We've already covered modern nurseries...

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10 Clever Coffee Table Alternatives

Though I could kiss the inventors of Pinterest square on the lips, at times I can't help but find the selection of interior inspiration overwhelming. It's become more and more difficult to stand apart in a crowd. So with that in mind, I've pulled together a collection of 10 clever coffee table alternatives that are sure to make your living room sing!

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20 Traditional Nurseries

Last week we pored through a collection of stunning modern nurseries, and now we're doing a 180 and chatting all things traditional! Though modern is usually the name of my game, when it comes to nursery design I'm on camp traditional all the way. There's simply something magical about a quintessential nursery - overflowing with classic forms and a ton of function. So let's get lost in baby...

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25 Pink Rooms That Wow

Though we don't typically celebrate every "National this or that" day, there are two in particular that we are more than happy to nod to. National Donut Day (um, for obvious reasons) and, today's celebration, National Pink Day! One peek through our archives and you'll notice an undeniable affinity for this shade. We're not so secretly obsessed with the lovely hue, and have rounded up 25...

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How to Choose Kitchen Countertops

Have you ever been to Sabine's blog? The woman is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things home related. From the depths of your basement to the tippy toppy of your roofline, I'm convinced she knows it all. And today she's dishing on the ins and outs of how to choose those kitchen countertops of yours. From marble to granite, read on to find out what will get you the most bang for your buck. Tips & Advice: ...

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3 Easy Ways to Decorate On a Budget

Designer extraordinaire, Miss Michaela Noelle, is no stranger to pretty things. In fact, she may just be the best purveyor of pretty I've ever known. And with the abundance of fancy design inspiration at our fingertips these days, infusing said pretty into our own homes on a budget can prove difficult. But not today. Because sweet...

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15 Stunning Gray Kitchens

It's been a number of years now since gray has turned its beautiful face in the world of design, and I'm here to tell you that the trend is going nowhere fast. It's classic, it's elegant, and I'm certain it will remain timeless for years to come. Not convinced? Perhaps this round-up of stunning gray kitchens will do the trick! Be forewarned: this post may make you break out in gray-envy of the best variety.  ...

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10 Ways to Springify Your Home

I'm certain I'm not alone when I say that the change in season brings about the desire for a fresh start. And this rings particularly true when it comes to Spring! New beginnings are abound and I, for one, can't wait to capitalize. With this in mind, I've rounded up a handful of my favorite ways to infuse Spring into my home; from mini-herb gardens to a total room overhaul!

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Behind the Scenes with Domino Magazine

So now that you've stepped inside our home and have done awkward but oh so necessary jump for joys with me over the fact that OMG we are in Domino magazine, we thought we'd share a few of the goodies from behind the scenes that sort of shows how a home goes from nearly there to totally print worthy in a matter...

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Abby Larson’s Home (the Before) + Domino Magazine

About a year ago, I got a bit of top secret information. We're talking life changing information people. Domino Magazine was coming back to life. I know. I know! Oh and it gets better. Michelle Adams and Robert Leleux - the innovators heading the Domino Resurrection - wanted MY home to be a part of their second issue. Imagine me falling off the sofa, coffee coming out of my nose. Fast forward a few months and voila, our...

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Amazing Closets + 10 Closet Organizing Tips

For someone who doesn't always have the funds to splurge on fashion, I spend an awful lot of time looking at pics of fabulous closets that hold fabulous clothes. So much so that I've found what I think are 24 of the best spaces for budgets large and small. And to crank that closet inspiration up a notch, I also wanted to share SMP's tips for getting that little closet that could of yours into tip top shape. Though I may not be considered an expert as far as fashion goes, if there's one...

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How to Decorate a Rental

I've been renting for 5 + years now and the designer that resides within me has been dying to make a few major changes (hello ugly kitchen!) Turning a blind eye has been no easy feat, but unfortunately this type of work isn't an option. That said, being comfortable in "my" home is imperative. So with that in mind, I've rounded up 10 things you can do to a rental that will leave your space feeling fancy in no time flat. So now we've got to ask...what are your favorite ways to gussy up...

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10 Stunning Bedrooms

We've done some damage in the home tour department lately, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I mean, call me nosey, but getting a peek into peoples day to day lives is kind of my thing - and I'm certain I'm not alone! My favourite room in the house? The bedroom. Always. Which is why I've rounded up a handful of my very favourites to date:...

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Modern Abstract Art

Confession. As I was putting together this collection of modern abstract art, I totally caved and decided to buy one. Actually two...eeek! But I'm not going to tell you which two because I haven't yet forked over the cash and I don't want anyone to steal my thunder. I like to think of these as little pieces of messy perfection. Some are affordable, some not so much. But ALL are sure to transform a room entirely.

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Meredith Heron’s Office & Interior Design Tips

If you even utter the words "Meredith Heron" here at SMP, be prepared to get an earful of words the likes of obsessed, love and omg I can't even! In truth, she's a bit of a legend. And I'm confident I'm not alone when I say I'd happily reside in any space she's designed: her office included. Captured by our dear Jessica Bosse, ...

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How to Style Your Coffee Table

I change up my coffee table decor about as often as I change up my outfits. Well maybe not that often, but close. I'm always swapping out books, adding magazines, filling it with fresh flowers, changing out coasters, adding boxes, taking away trays, you get the drift. So I thought it might be nice to share some of our ideas for styling a coffee table of your own to look as fab as the ones you see in the glossies.

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10 Tricks for Styling Your Bookshelves

Gone are the days when a collection of books is enough to ensure your bookshelf feels pulled together. One peek at Pinterest and you'll be flooded with sweet vignettes, adorable details and lust-worthy shelves that have been styled to sheer and utter perfection. Overwhelming? We feel ya'. Which is why we've pulled together 10 of our favourite tricks when it comes to giving those shelves that magical touch. Looking for...

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