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Decaso French Style Bedroom

I love French style, especially the elegance of Louis XIV which works beautifully in a bedroom. My ideal room would combine the ostentatious glamour of antique furniture with a charming, country style property as illustrated in the room above.  If

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White To Bright Interior Design Challenge

Traditional Living Room by Seattle Architects & Building Designers Paul Moon Design ~ An all white or neutral room scheme can look really boring. There is only so much interest you can add with textured furniture, rugs, lighting and fabrics.

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DIY: Fluffy White Paper Lantern

Other by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators Nichole Loiacono Design   I have found some great ideas for DIY projects on the Houzz website. One of my favourites is the Solar Powered Outdoor Table Lamp (by Shelly Lear) which is one

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10 Great Spring Cleaning Tips

I don’t know what it is about Spring that makes us want to throw open the windows and clean the house, the traditional Spring Clean. Perhaps it’s the longer days and extra light which highlights the dirty windows, the cobwebs,

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Flowers and Vintage China

I have a huge collection of vintage china and it is my pride and joy, I love the delicacy of the porcelain, the pretty patterns but also the incredible robustness, these pieces have survived many years! I am always looking

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Bonfire Party Ideas

A collection of great ideas to make your Bonfire party even better! For even more ideas, visit my Pinterest Board. 1. Welcome your guests: 2. A Cocktail to get things going: 3. Something for the Kids: 4. Your table centrepiece

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Autumn/Fall Decorating Ideas

I love Autumn when all the trees start to change colour, the beautiful oranges, reds and russets are so inspiring as a colour palette. Why not bring the outdoors in with these great decorating ideas courtesy of Better Homes and

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French Connection: Fall 2014

I love French Connection clothes: well made, stylish, timeless and now I also love their Home Collection; a fabulous mix of Industrial looking furniture softened by comfy sofas, rugs and stunning lighting. The prices are surprising too, a very reasonably

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Small Outdoor Spaces

Having limited outdoor space can be a challenge when it comes to squeezing everything you want into confined quarters. However, it is possible to create an appealing place to sit, socialise and enjoy the sun, here are some great ideas

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How to Choose a Paint Colour

Spring is the traditional time for redecorating your home, perhaps it is something to do with the change in the light; longer days mean we have more time to notice imperfections! Once you’ve decided to do a bit of painting,

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