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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” »

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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” »

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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” »

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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” »

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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” »

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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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Kitchen Decor Trends for Summer

Bringing A Taste Of Summer To Your Kitchen

 You already have your backyard set up for drinks on the patio, pool parties and backyard BBQs, but while you’ve been outside tending to your green and perfecting your patio look, your kitchen has been left in the depth of winter.

We’ve thought of a few easy fixes to brighten things up and add colour and energy to the most important room in the house…  Continue reading “Kitchen Decor Trends for Summer” »

Create Your Own Seaside Getaway

Finding time for that summer getaway is on top of everyone’s June to-do list. However with heavy work deadlines looming, extended visits from the in-laws and that upcoming family reunion, you might have to put your seaside dreams on hold.

But there’s hope for you yet! You can still get the seaside ambiance without leaving the comfort of your own home (and the expensive plane ticket.) Continue reading “Create Your Own Seaside Getaway” »

Whimsical Outdoor Wedding Décor

DIY Ideas For A Backyard Wedding

There’s something special about an outdoor wedding, especially in June when the sun is warm and summer romance lingers in the air.

If you’ve decided to throw an outdoor wedding and reception in your backyard for a daughter or special friend, the pressure to make it a day to remember is surely swirling through your head.

But keep calm! Here are 3 whimsical wedding décor tips to get your creative juices flowing. Continue reading “Whimsical Outdoor Wedding Décor” »