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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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Trés Chic Ways to Dress Like a French Girl

It's a well known fact that the French have chic style down to a science. Case in point, Daphné of Mode and the City. Her classic French Girl style totally inspires us to incorporate a good silk scarf moment every now and then. So when Keaton Row's stylist, Ariel Stark, offered up...

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Master Monday Mornings with this Fool-Proof Routine

As an entrepreneur who spends most days working from home,  Ashley of Ashley Brooke Designs knows all too well the perils of Monday mornings and struggling to find the motivation. With a few quick steps, she's not only doing Monday mornings but doing them well. Fit these tips into your weekday and we promise you will be owning that to-do list like a champ.

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10 Secrets To Getting the Best Night’s Sleep You’ve Ever Had

If I don't get a full eight hours of sleep, I know I won't be my best self the next day. But when it comes to letting your body rest, getting the full eight isn't the only thing we should be focusing on! From a solid nighttime ritual to choosing comfy sheets to...

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15 Genius Cleaning Hacks That Will Cut Your Chore Time in Half

I am firm believer that weekends should be spent doing things we love—the moments that help us reset and recharge. But as they say work before play and that means getting my house chores tackled first (those floors aren't going to vacuum themselves!). So, give me a guide that will help cut that cleaning time in half? And you bet I'm...

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10 Ways To Transform a Room (for under $100!)

As a new home owner (does 8 months still count as new?), I'm constantly trying to find ways to update every room while staying on budget. That means lots of paint in my hair, DIY-ing and getting super creative with design choices. But you know what?

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10 Must-Have Baby Items Your Friends Haven’t Told You About

This insanely gorgeous wallpapered nursery spread like wildfire through the SMP offices. The oohs the awws could probably heard through our computer screens. Do you really blame us? It's a floral glam masterpiece designed by Emily Henderson for Lulu & Georgia founder, Sara Sugarman. We picked Sara's brain for must haves that you might not know about and really...

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5 Tips for a Killer Slumber Party at Any Age

No matter the age, a great sleepover with your best girlfriends never goes out of style. And with a few key ingredients, it's sure to be one killer slumber party. We're talking all things girly get together with two ladies who know their way around a great party. Read up as Tallulah and Bellamy Novogratz of...

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