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You don’t need an expensive remodel to make your master bathroom feel luxurious and spa-like. If you are like me I consider my bath time to be my sacred space, as in “Mommy needs a time out, unless the house is on fire, don’t knock.” I wanted to share with you a few ways I […]

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August 21, 2015

4 Tips for Making Your Bathroom Feel Luxurious

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I often find that the loft space in a home is one of the last areas to be decorated, if at all. It normally becomes a hodge podge of left over furniture, lamps, and artwork that never really found a home anywhere else. The tragedy is that now more and more, these loft spaces are […]

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June 29, 2015

3 Fixes for Your Dull Family Loft

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I hate being trendy. Too much of a good thing can be…well, not a good thing. However, every now and again a trend comes along that I just adore. I love an understated room with pops of interest- something that really draws the eye and creates a conversation. What better way to start some chatter […]

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June 21, 2015

Rustic Inspiration: Barn Doors

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Did you ever think winter would let us out of her grips? Yep, we didn’t either. The long torturous cold is finally giving way to beautiful weather here in North Carolina. Spring time just gets us in the mood for pretty bulbs, long walks after dinner, and the occasional spritzer on the patio. It got […]

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March 21, 2015

3 Must Do Spring Ideas from Ally Whalen Design

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Neutrals never get boring to us. Why? Sometimes you want a paint color to make the statement , but many times it’s your favorite accessories and furniture that should make the space. Is there anything more refreshing than a fresh coat of paint? A $30 gallon of paint is one of the most affordable updates […]

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February 20, 2015

Our top 3 Favorite Neutral Paint colors for 2015

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ArtbyOak1 ArtbyOak1: This Toronto based artist hails originally from Korea and has studied both film and art. We love the beautiful colors featured in all the abstract pieces. Reasonably priced and all 100% original. Elizabeth Mayville Elizabeth Mayville: We first stumbled upon Elizabeth Mayville on Pinterest many months ago. Her unique perspective and whimsical “Bun” […]

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February 16, 2015

Our Favorite Etsy Finds

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Target Lamp Styles by allywhalendesign Have you noticed lately that Target is just raising the bar on their home goods? Truthfully, I was really impressed with their new lamp collections they have just debuted. In fact, I was even more surprised when I went online to Target.com and realized you can purchase some really unique, […]

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February 8, 2015

Target Lamp Stylin’

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AWD Friday Faves Jan 23 by allywhalendesign  Turquoise beddinganthropologie.com J Crew down vestjcrew.com Grey baglaylagrayce.com Fresh and Light in Entertaining Cookbooks at Terrainshopterrain.com

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January 24, 2015

AWD Friday Faves

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There is just something about the kitchen that calls people to gather around, to enjoy the aromas of cooking, to chat about the days events or to simply just be in one place…together. One common trait among many kitchens is there is never enough seating or if there is it just lacks the comfort that […]

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January 19, 2015

Cozy Kitchen Banquettes

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Houzz So much to love about this picture from the beautiful door, the gorgeous tall windows, and the striking roofline. Photo: Amanda Sharp photography via Strawberryswingandthings.com  I love how Erinn of Strawberry Swing and Things blog gave her daughter Kenley’s closet a total facelift. The best part about this makeover? The IKEA Expedit shelf anchored […]

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January 3, 2015

My Friday Favorites

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