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2017- New Year … New Colors

New Year is a time to change things that didn't work for you last year and freshen up your perspective on life. What better way to do that than to change the colors that surround you. Two of the Colors that have come out this year are Pantone's color "Greenery" and Benjamin Moore's "Shadow". Greenery…
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Colors that surround you make your mood, whether you realize it or not. Find out how to help your mind find the mood you want it to just be the colors that you choose to be around you.

Below you will find the meanings of each color and how they make you feel.

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Design like you are at the Beach

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Summer is around the corner and  I personally cannot wait to get back to the sand and hear the waves. Apparently I am not alone. Everywhere I turn I see the nautical theme on pillows, rugs, cups, clothes and more. Anchors and sailboats with colors that bring back memories of my time by the water. If you are feeling the same way and can't wait one moment longer for the sun to shine on your smiling face, bring the beach to you. Surround yourself with the things that remind you of dipping your foot in the water and getting the sand in your hair. Here are some things to help you do just that!

I have this rug and it makes me think of climbing on my uncle's boat when I was 10. Find it Here: Accent Anchor Rug- Target

Accent Reversible Anchor Stripe- from Target

Accent Reversible Anchor Stripe- from Target

West Elm never steers me wrong. These Nautical  Beach Towels are the BEST!! Soft and beachy. Find them Here: Jacquard Beach towels- West Elm

 

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Beach Towels from West Elm

Set your Table with whimsical sea creatures ( I still have to get the bunnies off my table from Easter). Anthropology doesn't just make cool flowy clothes to make you look elegant while lounging beachside, but they set you up with elegant table wear and accessories like this "Poisson Teapot" (found here- Poisson teapot - Anthro)  and this "Resplendent Flatware" (found here- Resplendent Flatware) that makes you feel like you are dining with the mermaids.

Poisson Teapot from Anthropology

Poisson Teapot from Anthropology

 

 

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Resplendent Flatware- Anthropology

Last but not least don't forget your bag. When it is time to get yourself to the beach you will need it! This Jute bag from Etsy's Frumpywear hits the nautical spot! If you are not a sailboat fan, there are so many prints to choose from. You can see for your self, Here: Frumpywear . Put your sunscreen on and enjoy your self!

 

Jute Bag from Easy

Jute Bag from Easy

 

DESIGN TIP OF THE WEEK: How to make your bed and why

It may seem trivial, but making your bed can complete your day. How nice does it feel to walk into a hotel room and the bed is luxuriously decorated with pillows and patterns or crisp white linens. It is a simple task that takes 5 minutes and it can really make your day. There are…
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Design Tip: What to do with a Blank Wall

Amazing Ideas from Good Housekeeping Please check out the complete article to see more from these wonderful designers: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/decorating-ideas/tips/g1504/unique-gallery-wall-ideas/?slide=4
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How to Create Awesome Functional Design Spaces In Your Home

Atlanta is home to more than just Falcons football, Coke-a-Cola products, and an overabundance of streets named Peachtree.  There is also wonderful mild winter temperatures, amazing southern eateries, and so many places to see and things to do, that even after living here for four years I have yet to conquer most of them.  And…
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