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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

Posted in Design, Home, Interiors

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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Leeds House Makeover

The Houzz website is a fantastic resource for design inspiration, both professional and amateur. Now that we have a UK version of the site it is even better! (There is only so much North American “remodelling” I can look at,

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DIY Christmas Decorations

DIY Christmas Decorations for your home: For more DIY ideas, see my Pinterest board: DIY Christmas Decorations…. 1. Rosemary Wreath 2. Ribbon Card Holder Take a length of wide ribbon and glue Christmas cards to it, then hang from the

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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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Make your own Lavender Bath Salts

Another great way to use up the dried Lavender harvested from my garden. A little pot of Lavender Bath Salts would make a lovely gift for a birthday, hostess or Christmas and it smells divine! Lavender has been used for

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Make a Lavender Bouquet

I’m always on the lookout for new ways to use the tons of Lavender which grows in my garden. This is an idea I picked up from Pinterest last year and I’ve eventually got around to making it myself! This

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