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Refreshing Your Decorating for Spring

Spring is always a good time to update and refresh décor. After the cozy dark winter months, I’m ready for fresh spring air and sunlight, and I get full on spring fever. 2017’s colour of the year is “greenery” and its perfect for some low-key, trendy spring decorating. Now, I’m a strong believer that trends should only be followed if you like them, …

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Colours of the Year

Each year, companies like Pantone, Benjamin Moore and Dulux start rolling out their colour of the year with accompanying palettes. How should you incorporate these into your designs? Colour trends in paint and beyond Let’s look at what the colour of the year actually is: from Pantone, it’s Greenery, a bright but natural green that brings to mind sunshine filtered through lush …

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A quick trick for smooth nail-fills

The most common repairs that walls need before repainting is the fixing of small holes made by pictures or shelves. Whether you’re redecorating or staging, there are some easy DIY steps you can take to make sure that your wall looks smooth and gorgeous when you’re done. To illustrate these steps, I’m using a personal redecorating project I did last …

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Hygge and holiday decorating

Hygge is a Danish word that is taking the world by storm.  It is a philosophy of living that is being written about in books and even taught in some universities. It is pronounced Hoo-ga (just imagine the Swedish chef saying “hug”) and is the thing I turn to when tackling holiday decorating. Hygge loosely translates to “cozy” or “coziness” …

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Picture-perfect inspiration

As November draws to a close and winter weather starts creeping in with the subtlety of a sledge hammer, my thoughts inevitably turn towards holiday decorating. I love creating a warm and cosy atmosphere in my home, but in this post, I want to talk about a source of holiday decorating stress: design photo spreads. You see them in magazines, …