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The 5 Reasons You Should Be Designing with White

If you talk to an interior designer, they usually have at least 2 favorite white paints tucked in their back pocket. These are their go-to's and with good reason. White is as timeless as can be and provides a stunning backdrop, no matter your style. It's like liquid gold in the color (or colorless) department. Just ask...

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Six Questions to ask an Interior Designer Before Signing the Contract

Thinking of taking the plunge with a mastermind of interiors? Before you get all good and cozy with your favorite designer, be sure you've navigated these six questions from James Wheeler of J. Wheeler Designs that will ensure you've found just the right match. Covering everything from the design process to glowing references, here are...

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Secrets to making big things happen in your career

If there are two women who know the ins and outs to career building, it's Jessica Camerata and Cathy Anderson. From their individual style blogs to a shared venture, The Blog Societies, they've proven time and again, they have what it takes to succeed in the business world. And they aren't afraid to share their secrets.

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12 Designer Secrets to Styling Your Dream Home Inside and Out

This design-savvy power house has a long list of wow moments on her resume. One of those being the hit show ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. So to say she knows a few secrets to dream home status is an understatement. Read along as Veronica Valencia of the Design Hunters fills us in on 12 ways to gorgeously style your home...

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Learn How to Throw the Ultimate (+ Gorgeous) Kids’ Party

We first fell in love with Sweet Vivian's nursery. It's one of our favorites to date and now her 1st birthday, planned by mama bear and Lulu & Georgia founder, Sara Sugarman,along with the ladies of Beijos Events is swooping in as...

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Do Away with Matchy-Matchy and Mix Metals Like a True Designer

Gone are the days of matchy-matchy and in is a cool eclectic look filled with mixed metals. From kitchens to bathrooms and cozy living spaces too, we're seeing this trend pop-up everywhere. But mingling different finishes can be tough to maneuver. Not...

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Get the Inside Scoop on Patterned Tile from this Interior Design Pro

Patterned Tile is having a major moment in interior design. We've spotted it in everything from a mudroom floor, to a gorgeous bar...

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10 Tips for Child Proofing Your Home Without Sacrificing Style

There's nothing like big plastic door knobs and cabinet latches to put a total buzz kill on your interior design efforts. I speak from experience all. But instead of lamenting over all the ugly it takes to keep your kiddos safe,  take these 10 tips into consideration from the Queen of making child proof look chic. ...

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The Ultimate Wine Tasting Guide (Clink! Clink!)

One of my very favorite summer pastimes is sipping on a crisp glass of wine with the sun kissing my shoulders. With a cheese board in arms reach, of course, and good company! Hosting a wine and cheese party is such an easy way to gather your friends without having to cook a big meal. Take a...

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Fit Everything You Need for a Girl’s Getaway in Your Weekender Bag

There are usually two camps. The Pack Lighters and the Pack Everythingers. Unfortunately for my husband, I fall in the latter group. But that's all about to change. Ashley Brooke is schooling us in the art of packing smart and still managing to feel like you are rolling deep with your closet posse. Follow these...

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10 Tricks for Removing the Toughest Stains (Ahem, Red Wine)

Here comes the sun and out go all those dark winter clothes that have been swapped for a sea of summer whites. And if you're anything like me that means refraining from red wine, coffee...

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8 Things To Avoid Packing for Vacation

When your family buys you a luggage weighing device for Christmas (me a few years back), you know you're an extreme packer. I said goodbye to my excessive packing days in that moment and never turned back. Friends, light traveling is the way to go and if you can master it, you'll realize how freeing it actually is. Start here with these 8 items to avoid toting with you when you...

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7 Interior Designer Tips for Picking the Perfect White Paint

If my Pinterest home board says anything about me, above all it speaks to my love of white. To me, it's anything but boring—but choosing just the right white for your space? Can be quite a challenge, or worse, a disappointment if you don't get it right. Which is exactly why we're taking pointers from the pros at Blackband Design. Grab their tips...

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Not Sure How To Decorate Your Hallway? Try These 20 Design Solutions

Hallways. Oh, hallways. Everybody has them but few know the nuances to pulling off a a cool, well styled space. It doesn't have to be all barren white walls and long empty corridors and these 20 homes will show you the tricks to a well designed corridor. Who knows, it might just become your new favorite hangout. Say bye bye to blank, white-walled runways and hello to...

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How To Stop Being Late All the Time

Are you always the last empty chair in the office, or the last to show up at a party? Being chronically late can add a layer of stress you might not even realize you're subjecting yourself to. Remember that one time you were early? Didn't it feel good to have an extra 30 minutes at work to settle in before diving into email, or have your cocktail in hand already when everyone arrived to the restaurant? See...

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Don’t Forget To Do These 15 Things Before You Leave for a Getaway

I'm a list person. Without them, my life (or my brain, rather) would be chaos. And that rings true especially when I'm prepping for a relaxing getaway. Because there have been far too many forgotten fashion items or "did we lock the back door?" moments for me to count. I've got it down to a science now and ...

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10 Rules for Curating a Stunning Gallery Wall

I recently designed a gallery wall and coming from someone that went to design school and puts together gorgeous image layouts for a living, I fully admit that creating the perfect gallery can be hard. Whether you prefer a balanced, symmetrical layout or a whimsical, more...

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Master the Art of a Large Dinner Party

Sometimes bigger is better. Usually that applies to candy stashes and shoe collections and once in awhile... dinner parties. Whether you have 4 guests or 40, there are a certain tricks of the trade that will have you entertaining with ease. Lauren Kelp promise it's doable and if her pop up dinner party hosted with ...

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Channel Your Inner Julia Child with these Baking Tricks

I love a good baking session, topped only by eating the results of said baking. But somehow, my sweet treats never look as good as they taste. That's where Natalie of Jade Magnolia is coming to the rescue. A baker and stylist extraordinaire, she is divulging 10 need to know tips for baking like a pro. Peek inside her pretty kitchen captured by...

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Dream of Being a Boss Lady? Start with these 4 tips!

Amanda Holstein, the voice behind Advice from a 20 Something and owner of this gorgeous bedroom, is offering up the best advice for building your confidence at work. Whether you're just starting out in the professional world or a seasoned vet, a good handle on self-confidence can take you far; like boss lady far.

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