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Latest décor trend updates delicate lace styling with bold touch
The Associated Press via Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
No longer reserved for the tops of old ladies' sofas or for dresser-top doilies, lace is making its way back into homes as a décor trend this fall. The key to making this delicate handicraft more modern than matronly, designers say, is focusing on pattern, not fabric. Intricate chinoiserie dishware, metallic textured coasters and bold floral wallpaper are just a few ways lace can give a sophisticated touch to your home. More

The new traditional: Combining old and new furniture is a growing trend
The Press Democrat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Judy Loyd doesn't remember a time when the furniture wasn't a part of her life. The pair of wingback chairs, a leather-topped coffee table, two end tables and a formal dining room set by Thomasville — all in the traditional Early American style that was popular in the 1950s — were the pride and joy of her parent's Central Valley home. So many warm memories were attached to those furnishings. More

Creating an eye catching focal point over your master bed
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The master bedroom always has been associated with being the one place in your home that is uniquely yours. Whether you enjoy a dramatic, romantic or modern aesthetic, how you address your master bed wall with becomes the focal point of your room. The master bed is always going to be the star of the bedroom and enhancing the wall with an eye catching focal point will make your bed feel great. More

Color sense: Go bold with the latest popular shades of paint
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When it comes to home decor, paint is the easiest, most affordable and most influential way to make over a space. It's a chance to make a statement, go bold or stay neutral with your choice of style. And forget the rainbow. With today's advances in technology and design, there are more colors to choose from now than ever — from historical to contemporary. More

And, there was light!
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Lighting is as important to home interiors as furniture or furnishings. By using the right decorative lighting, one can enhance the beauty and character of any space, writes Sudha Jain . More

Cost cutting: Versatility brings value to Bend, Ore., home's decor
The Oregonian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The tidy 1930 English cottage-style home in Oregon looks out onto the emerald lawns and towering pines of Drake Park, one of the most postcard-worthy views in downtown Bend's historic district. Inside the house, the decor is equally picture-perfect: a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and marble surfaces; a sunny, stylish dining room with silver- and chrome-colored accents; a living room full of leather furniture, mood lighting and colorful art pieces. More

Garden Rug lets you grow a grassy field in the heart of your home
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City dwellers often lack outdoor areas, which makes it challenging to find space to garden or a plot of grass to stretch out on. To solve this issue, London-based designer Pia Wustenberg has created a DIY kit that brings a private patch of greenery into your home. Called The Garden Rug, the indoor lawn can be watered, raised, and enjoyed in your own living room! More

Collaboration brings art to unexpected places
Metropolis    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Design collaboration has seen a steady increase in recent years. Some companies are looking for a partner to share the burdensome costs of research and development; while others are clamoring to create new and exciting products that will differentiate them in a tight-squeezed market. All are searching for ways to move beyond choices and patterns that have gotten them to the point they're at now. More

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