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Neutral Patterned Decor

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Neutral Patterned Decor

    Are you in love with pattern, but like to stick to a simple color scheme?  Wondering how to dress up a space but keep it looking natural? Today I wanted to show you a few ways to play with pattern, style and texture to make a neutral space really shine! Here, intricately detailed accessories are balanced by a striking, minimalist photograph. Having less, but larger scaled items adds visual impact and keeps the area from looking cluttered. Source: www.instagram.com/valerietylercollection   A simple color palette is absolutely beautiful when multiple textures are used including soft velvet and fluffy pillows...

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How to Shop a Flea Market like a Pro

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How to Shop a Flea Market like a Pro

  There are an increasing number of flea markets, both upscale to low popping up throughout the country (and really worldwide) and for good reason.  These events typically include a plethora of vintage dealers, handmade artists and local foods which means you can find unique items, help the earth by recycling treasures and support the local economy all while getting a pretty good deal and maybe filling your belly. They’re often wonderful neighborhood social occasions too.   My local market The Cleveland Flea where I also sell at often has a bar, live music, places to sit and chat and plenty...

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Natural, Global, Neutral Decor

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Natural, Global, Neutral Decor

  It took me the longest time to be able to describe my personal favorite home decor look and to really describe the sense of style.  While I often can tell you all about a particular style and give you lots of sources for items to pull together that look, be it nautical, farmhouse or whatever you like my own personal favorite look is a neutral yet slightly eclectic, collected style with art and objects that have a global feel. Call it neutral bohemian perhaps. There are a few elements that I've found are essential and try to include in...

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Easy DIY Holiday Bark Recipe

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Easy DIY Holiday Bark Recipe

DIY HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE BARK Yes, sometimes we cook as well as decorate around here! I wanted to share what is probably one of the simplest homemade, holiday food gifts you can make. If you can use a microwave, you can make this.  It's really that simple! What you need: Melting chocolate - whatever kind is your favorite. Food Dye or decorating gel Toothpicks Miscellaneous treats top - sprinkles, little candies, crushed nuts, cranberries, etc.. A bowl, a spatula, wax paper, baking tray with sides and a microwave About 5 minutes!     Steps: Layer wax paper over your tray Put...

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Holiday Open House Tour

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Holiday Open House Tour

Living by a national park in a house surrounded by giant spruce trees I take my cues from the outdoors usually when planning out holiday decor.  You'll find plenty of evergreen and natural elements like pinecones or berries.  Our most popular visitors, the deer make an appearance too (both indoors and out).  I continue the warm, cozy theme by including plenty of traditional tartan and buffalo plaids! Target did it again this year by having plenty of very affordable plaid ornaments.  I pretty much had to pick out at least one of each and barely spent $20! While it's nice...

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