31 Dec
DKOR Interiors Takes On South Beach Chic
DKOR Interiors Takes On South Beach Chic
House Guest
At DKOR Interiors of Miami, Florida, we pride our self with a focus that begins with the interior design and ends with a greater quality of life for its clients. Our design inspiration always stems from the individual style of our clients allowing us to explore different tastes and styles while keeping true to our innovativeness. Our exciting design process generates creative solutions and aesthetics to each space. The Ilona condominium is designed by emerging architect, Chad...

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28 Dec
Auld Lang Syne
Auld Lang Syne
Erika Johnson
New Year’s Eve marks an evening of reflection, gratitude, and a new start.  The buildup of excitement can lead to a phenomenal gathering… or a stressful affair. Photo Credit: Simply Seductive Thirty New Year’s Eves into my life, I’ve comprised an equation for what makes or breaks a great soiree—and the common denominator is a relaxed hostess. Often, the host or hostess becomes so consumed in incorporating many fabulous details that she isn’t able to...

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26 Dec
Mantel Decorating—Six Ways: Equestrian
Mantel Decorating—Six Ways: Equestrian
Kristine Kennedy
Welcome to the second post in our series talking about different ways you can decorate your mantel. See the Wayfair story here: Mantels Six Ways. Today’s look? Equestrian. Us Wayfair editors have been spotting the equestrian trend all over the place and thought it would make for a nice gender-neutral mantel motif. I can see equestrian touches working in a clubby-feeling living room or a cozy den. This scheme’s focal point is a large, leather strap mirror...

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24 Dec
An Understated Holiday
An Understated Holiday
Matthew Mead
Call me the “King of Understated.” At the holidays, I really like to pare down my décor so that neither my guests nor I feel confined and claustrophobic. I certainly enjoy adding a festive flair and seasonal style, but I like it to carry me from Thanksgiving right through New Year's with understated ease. It’s an approach that I have honed and improved upon over the years and it’s something that applies as deftly to my...

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21 Dec
Color Me Christmas
Color Me Christmas
Kate Smith
Say "Christmas colors" and instantly red and green come to mind. The color combination is so ingrained in our culture that you might be surprised to learn that we can't easily pinpoint exactly how red and green became the colors of our most celebrated holiday. There are many colorful theories. Did this color connection begin with the shiny green leaves and bright red berries of a sprig of holly? Since red and green are the only...

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19 Dec
Storing Holiday Ornaments & Decorations
Storing Holiday Ornaments & Decorations
Cristin Priest
We've been focused on decorating our homes for the holidays the past few weeks. Once the festivities have past, cleaning up is a chore we can’t ignore and many of us dread. Photo Credit: BHG Packing and storing holiday ornaments, decorations, and dinnerware safely takes some planning and time. Here are some products and ideas to help you pack away holiday ornaments and decorations neatly and safely until next year. 1. I love how this 36...

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17 Dec
Family Memory Tree
Family Memory Tree
Shelby Hill
We love the entire ritual of decorating the Christmas tree (the treasure-like ornaments, the tangled lights, and the spiked mugs of hot chocolate), but are always on the lookout for fresh ideas to create new traditions. We came up with six different—and equally beautiful—themes, and can’t wait to share two of them with you. See all of the trees here: Christmas Trees Six Ways. Highlighting the importance of family, this graphic tree (a beautiful, pre-lit,...

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14 Dec
Holiday Helpers: Effortless Holiday Entertaining
Holiday Helpers: Effortless Holiday Entertaining
House Guest
Hi there! It’s Kate from DomestiKatedLife here, and I'm back after Thanksgiving to help you tackle entertaining during the rest of the holiday season. In the next few weeks there are office gatherings, cookie swaps, white elephant parties, cocktail hours, and of course the big Christmas eve and Christmas day celebrations. My very first piece of advice is to pick a color scheme when decorating for the holidays. When you're using a consistent palette, things will look...

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12 Dec
Chestnut & Lentil Stuffed Mushrooms
Chestnut & Lentil Stuffed Mushrooms
Liren Baker
Lately I have been noticing more and more how different my children are from one another. It’s something that never ceases to amaze me, although, scientifically, it really should not come as a surprise. Like the topography of their fingerprints, my son and my daughter are uniquely their own little persons. And with the passing of each day, I see how they are blessed with different talents. I also see how they are blessed (or...

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10 Dec
5 Ways to an Organized Closet
5 Ways to an Organized Closet
Cristin Priest
Longing for an organized closet, but don’t know where to begin or have a limited budget? Beautiful closets don’t have to be expensive or custom built. Here are five simple, budget-friendly ideas for making your closet more organized today. Photo Credit: BHG Edit. If your closet is over-flowing, it’s time to take a closer look at each item and ask yourself the following questions: Do I love it? Do I wear it? Do I need it? If you answered “no,” then...

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07 Dec
DIY Christmas Mantel
DIY Christmas Mantel
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Hi there!  I'm Meaghan and I co-blog with my sister at 2 Sisters 2 Cities. While we live in two separate cities, our blog has been a great way to stay connected over the past three years. We love to share recipes, DIY projects, and party ideas on our blog. Be sure to stop by 2 Sisters 2 Cities this month for our annual twelve days of Christmas cookies where we share twelve different cookie recipes. Now...

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05 Dec
Stuff We Love: Eastern Accents’ Coastal Tidings Pillow
Stuff We Love: Eastern Accents’ Coastal Tidings Pillow
Wayfair
Beach lovers spend their winters dreaming of sandy escapes and palm trees. While taking a sunny, seaside afternoon nap may not be an option, you can bring the attitude to your bedroom all year long with Eastern Accents' cheeky throw pillow. Inscribed with a nautical spin on a popular phrase, the pillow lets fans of coastal style celebrate the ocean all year long. And despite its sandy hue, won't actually bring any sand into...

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03 Dec
Happy St. Nick Day!
Happy St. Nick Day!
Kate Smith
When I was young I loved Christmas as much as any kid. Yet when I would hear about the tradition of St. Nicholas Day a little part of me wished that like the children in Northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands, I could place my little shoes outside my bedroom door waiting to be filled to overflowing with goodies. Sensational Color While my own Christmas celebration reaped far more gifts than could ever fit in...

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