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Make Room for Metallics

Demure bronze, decadent gold, lavish silvers and refined nickel: Every year metallics make a comeback and every year we welcome them back with open arms.

In fact, a huge portion of our fall line is dedicated to metallics. Think: warm bronze, cool chrome and lots of unique exotic pieces.

There is something to be said about a trend that changes shape and reappears every season and we always look forward to seeing how it mingles with different styles.

Today we’re sharing our newest tips on how to incorporate these lovely metallics into your own home décor for a hint of sparkle all year long… Continue reading “Make Room for Metallics” »

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Cozy Up the Cottage for August

How to Decorate Your Cottage

It’s August and that means plenty of summer days spent at the cottage. But take a look around: Are your surroundings suggesting ‘memories of 1985?’

Don’t get us wrong, we love the cozy vibe of an old-school cottage, but if your den is still sporting a floral or mallard-themed border, it might be time for a makeover.

Here are some quick and easy tips to take your cottage from shabby to chic. Continue reading “Cozy Up the Cottage for August” »

metal accent table by inspire EGLO

August Home Decor Trends

What will the rest of the summer bring in home decor ideas?

The summer might be half over already but our love for August décor trends has us feeling !nspired to make the most of the season.

While last month we embraced warm summer grays, statement-dining chairs and wired accessories, this month is all about infusing the hot August elements into our home decor.

Get ready to make a statement! Continue reading “August Home Decor Trends” »

Teen bedroom accent chair

Bedroom Decor: From Tween to Teen

3 Teen Bedroom Décor Upgrades That Won’t Kill Your Budget

It happens to every mom: Suddenly that pretty-in-pink bedroom your little girl loved so much (and that you spent countless hours decorating) is dubbed “uncool.”

Rather than spending thousands on an entire room makeover that they might hate by next year, we’ve come up with a few simple ways to upgrade your young teen’s room from kiddo to contemporary without breaking the bank. Continue reading “Bedroom Decor: From Tween to Teen” »

paint trends for summer by inspire

Summer Paint Trends You Have to Try

Drab Walls? Painting is a Quick Fix

Summer is an ideal time to spice up your décor with fresh color.

If you’re painting your interior, you can open the windows to air out paint fumes and keep a breeze flowing through. If you’re painting your exterior, you can enjoy the sunshine and take frequent spiked lemonade breaks. It’s a win-win situation!

No matter what your color preferences are, we have some fabulous summer paint trends you don’t want to miss out on this month. Continue reading “Summer Paint Trends You Have to Try” »

zebra pattern chair

Going Bold Without Going Overboard

When is Bold Décor Just Too Much?

We’re often asked how to make an impact in the home without getting carried away.

We find that many people want to try new décor ideas, but are either too scared to take the risk or they go overboard, resulting in a major décor disaster.

It’s time to clear things up by saying that going bold doesn’t mean painting every room hot pink! Or mixing every print under the sun!

We promise there are easier (and classier) ways to make a statement in your home without taking it that far… Continue reading “Going Bold Without Going Overboard” »

relaxing decor tips

How to Design a Relaxing Retreat

Designing a relaxing retreat is about choosing the right decor…

Sure the ‘showroom look’ is beautiful: crisp cream couches, shiny glass tables and luxurious textiles—we’re all about contemporary!

But have you ever noticed something missing? Many of these gorgeous rooms don’t look touchable, never mind livable.

We love spaces that look fabulous but also fit our routine. Because what’s the point of a beautiful room if all you can do is look at it?

In your quest for style, comfort should never fall by the wayside. And today we’re talking about how to combine style and comfort so you can get the relaxation you deserve without inducing DEFCON 1 panic every time chocolate milk spills on the sofa. Continue reading “How to Design a Relaxing Retreat” »

tips for small bathrooms

Décor Tips for Small Bathrooms

How to Make a Small Bathroom Feel More Spacious

Getting ready in the morning with barely enough elbow space to blow dry your hair: It’s the curse of the small bathroom.

Is it just us or is this every woman’s nightmare?

Most of us equate space with luxury. So what can you do when you feel like your bathroom walls are closing in on you?

Follow our simple décor tips to find out… Continue reading “Décor Tips for Small Bathrooms” »

colorful outdoor chairs

July Home Décor Trends 2014

We’re in love with July’s décor trends!

July is such a great time of year. Between swimming with the kids, patio soirees and mini weekend getaways, July has us outside enjoying the beautiful summer sunshine.

But that doesn’t mean we don’t have time for gorgeous July décor trends! In fact, we’re more inspired than ever.

Are you ready to give your home a few easy updates this month? Here are some hot summer ideas we think you’ll fall in love with. Continue reading “July Home Décor Trends 2014” »

patio lanterns for pool party

How to Plan the Perfect Pool Party

pool ring in the waterLast month we blogged on  how to get your patio pool-ready, this month it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Depending on where you live, the weather is probably amazing, so what better way to enjoy your  patio than with a fabulous pool party?

We’ve got a few small tricks to help you get into the swing of things without breaking a sweat. With hot dogs on the grill, the kids swimming up a storm and guests mingling with cocktails, everyone will wonder how you pulled it off so seamlessly.

Summer is fleeting and there’s no time to waste: So let’s get moving!

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