How to Make Your TV Blend In Over the Fireplace

One of the trickiest issues in decorating living rooms is that dark beast of a television.  Although I prefer to plant the television in a bookcase or a less focal wall, many people decide to hang theirs above the fireplace.  If you have white trim on the fireplace wall, this can make that TV black hole even more obvious.

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A Daughter’s Dream Room & the Dyson DC59 Motorhead Vacuum

My little girl is growing up.  She wants a more mature bedroom, something different than the one she’s had for years.  The room you see here is it’s condition just prior to a magazine shoot at our house a few months back.  So please understand, it’s NEVER this clean.  Which is a problem, but I’ll get to that later in the post when I share with you my dream . . .

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Thinking of Updating Your Home with Gray? When You Should Think Again . . .

It seems like everyone is jumping of the gray bandwagon.  Are you considering updating your home with gray walls?  You may just need to think again . . .

green bedroom

 

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How to Style a Gorgeous Bookcase

Did you ever wish you could make your messy bookcases look like they do in a magazine?  Let me show you how bookcase styling can make yours look fabulous, too!  You’ll have to empty out the contents first, then:

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Design by Meg Braff via Pinterest

1.  Start with hardback BOOKS.  It is a bookcase, afterall.  Your bookcases will always look cluttered and messy if it’s filled with trinkets and photos.  I think bookcase styling should require more books than anything else.      [Read more…]

How To Personalize IKEA Furniture – A Decorologist Tutorial for Additik Stickers

I’m really excited to share a little Before and After of a pair of  LACK side tables using a fabulous new product.  Additik is a company out of France that has launched a whole line of appliques to personalize many of our favorite IKEA furniture.   

 

Sometimes it’s good to be The Decorologist – the nice people at Additik sent me a few samples so I could show my readers how they work!  I pulled out a few of the LACK tables I use in home staging – these are black, but they also come in birch, white, and red.

 IKEA LACK side tables – Before

 

The appliques from Additik arrived in the mail in these tubes. 

Additix Delivery

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Can Your Kindle Do THIS???

It’s no secret I adore books.  Not just reading them, but using them as decor in my home and the homes of my clients.  They are such a great way to express your interests and your creativity.  Isn’t it ironic that coffee table books can be stacked to make a side table?

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IKEA Bookcases – So Many Ways to Use Them!

The Expedit Bookcase is one of IKEA’s best-selling products, and it’s no wonder.  They’re inexpensive and incredibly versatile, making them the best value I’ve found in a bookcase.  They’re backless, so the color from the wall behind can show through.

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