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How to incorporate antiques into your more modern decor!

What’s the best way to incorporate antiques into your more modern decor? Over at thenest.com I discovered some great ideas on how to achieve this. To see the whole post click on the link below the pictures and check out 7 cool rooms — and maybe steal some ideas for your own home!

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Before and after

Before and after makeovers are one of my favourite things to research. The whole process from start to finish has me hooked. I find them very inspiring and then all I want to do is redesign my own  home. So when I found this before and after at design sponge I knew I had to share the post with all of my readers.
Sarah and her husband discovered that under the paneling of this living room below was actually a brick wall….Read the full story and see all the before and after pictures here.

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Before: above is overwhelming dark wood paneling
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After: painted all white with new flooring and a lovely white rug. I love the touches of colour with the flowers around the room
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Simple white painted chairs and couch below with added touches of colour adds to the overall look and feel of this room
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Emerald: 2013 Colour of the Year

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When it comes to colour trends, it appears 2013 will be all about going green, we’re talking emerald green. The Pantone Colour Institute, a global authority on colour, has selected emerald as its colour of the year. Most often associated with precious gemstones-this lush, rich refreshing colour which embodies understated sophistication will most certainly be making a splash in the interior design world.

Emerald: Colour of the Year – LifeStyle HOME.


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Decorating a girl’s bedroom – Style At Home

Need some ideas for decorating a little girls room. Here are some great tips I found at stayathomestyle.com
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The great thing about decorating a girl’s room is the amount of choice you have. Most girls will embrace many colours and tend to love pretty, decorative things. But let’s be honest: A young girl might not be thinking practicality. So it’s up to you help narrow the options by choosing attractive but functional items. Look for solid pieces of furniture painted colourfully or bins that and double as stylish storage solutions and décor
All images courtesy of styleathome.com

Decorating a girl’s bedroom – Style At Home.


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Mood boards

Hello Friends
Mood boards are great for organizing your ideas into reality. By laying it all out on the table you can see how some items might work well together while others wont. These inspiring moods boards below have all been done by students attending Blogging Your Way, the first ever online e-course about blogging founded by Holly Becker from decor8.com.

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Cheers Tanya