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5 Tricks To Reduce Holiday Stress With Your Home Decor

r December 9, 2013 | B Home Decor, Seasonal Trends

  Put down the holiday to-do list for a few minutes and recharge. Here are a few easy changes to make at home to reduce holiday stress. 1. Banish Harsh Lighting – Embrace your circadian rhythm and let light flow naturally throughout the day. Glare making you squint during the day? Adjust blinds or sheer shades to gently filter the light. When you need artificial light in the evening keep it gentle. Several strategically placed lamps are much easier on the eyes than overhead lighting. Lighting a candle or turning on the Christmas tree will give you soft light and is sure to be a mood boost as well. 2. Reconnect with Nature – Experts say that most people use…

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Lady Living Room or Ma’am Cave?

It’s Monday mood board day with designer Ann Ueno of House & Host. We can’t stop thinking about her anything-but-boring neutral living room from last week. Here’s this week’s feminine creation: Lady Living Whether you’re a woman living alone with the freedom to decorate with over the top girliness, or if you’ve carved off a space at home to be your “ma’am cave” this metallic pink space is perfect. It can be tough to pull off a pink couch, but with an otherwise neutral backdrop, it works. Luxe metallic accessories call for equally sumptuous window coverings. The Cameo Deep Cowslip fabric is heavier weight, so it holds volume beautifully, but as a silk blend it retains a slight sheen. Add…

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Charming Vintage Studio – Wordless Wednesday

r December 4, 2013 | B Wordless Wednesday
Charming Vintage Living Room

Is this vintage studio working its quirky charms on you? Tell us what you think in the comments below! See more photos of this space in our post Blogs We Love: Little Pincushion Studio

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Natural Living Room – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

Interior Designer Ann Ueno is serving up a slice of inspiration every Monday as a part of our Styled By series. Check back every week to learn how to style blinds and shades with a pretty mood board. This week’s gorgeous creation is: Natural Living (Room) This space infuses classic mid century style with natural richly textured fabrics. Neutrals don’t have to be boring when you have a fuzzy rug, voluminous draperies and pops of orange. A diverse art collection stays unified with matching, minimalist frames. We can’t get enough of this Laura Ashley drapery fabric. It’s called Cameo Cassia, and has a linen look with a slight sheen – absolutely gorgeous. It’s also available in Roman Shades. Order a free…

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Energizing Yellow Bathroom Design – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

r November 25, 2013 | B Blinds.com Styled By, Home Decor, Styled By

Interior Designer Ann Ueno is serving up a slice of inspiration every Monday as a part of our Styled By series. Check back every week to learn how to style blinds and shades with a pretty mood board. This week’s gorgeous creation is: An Energizing Yellow Bathroom If dreary winter weather has got you down, brighten up your morning routine with this lively palette. A storage ladder like this one from West Elm will corral towels and toiletries to add storage to even the tiniest of bathrooms. Natural teak accessories will make an all-white bathroom feel warm and welcoming. The Norman Premium Wood Shutters are available in 16 paints and stains, so you can coordinate the finishes perfectly. These shutters have…

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Leather Accents for the Home – Beyond the Recliner

r November 20, 2013 | B Home Decor

Leather accents at home bring a warmth and natural feel that’s perfect for this time of year. Whether it’s highly polished for a glam space or worn in like a baseball glove for masculine decorating, we love it. Leather isn’t just for overstuffed recliners. We want to go beyond seating and show you how else to incorporate leather at home. P.S. If real leather’s not for you, the imitation stuff is almost indistinguishable these days, and your budget will thank you. For The Living Room This petite leather lamp is perfect for a side table or small desk. Can’t afford a leather couch? Toss on a supple stitched pillow. Here’s a surround sound system you won’t mind leaving out in the…

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Vintage Bistro Kitchen – Blinds.com Styled By House & Host

r November 18, 2013 | B Blinds.com Styled By, Home Decor
Blinds.com Styled By House & Host - Gray Vintage Kitchen

We’re partnering with Ann Ueno of House & Host to bring you a lesson in home decor and window dressing every Monday. Tune in for a fab new mood board every week as a part of our Styled By series! Vintage Bistro Kitchen Retro shapes look of-the-moment in an industrial color palette. A painted brick backsplash is timeless, while vintage posters add color and charm. Get feel of dining out at home with a bar-height table and galvanized stools. Levolor Cellular Shades come in hundreds of colors, and Slate, pictured here, matches the soft grey accessories perfectly. The crisp pleats will give this space a tailored look for years to come. 1.  Art.com – Gourmet Magazine Covers 2.  inmod –…

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DIY: Make Windows Look Taller with Molding

You may have heard this designer trick: Hang draperies a foot or two above the window to instantly make them look taller. Did you know that you can get the same effect with plantation shutters? Add decorative trim around shutters and your ceilings and windows will instantly look taller. The deceptively easy detailing gives you a classic, custom look. This project involves some carpentry, but if you’re a novice, don’t be nervous. Lisa from The Pennington Point is here to tell us how it’s done. Meet Lisa Lisa Pennington lives in the country as a homeschooling mom of 9, and is the queen of home decor tricks that cost practically nothing. With so many teenagers at home, she has tried…

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