Loving Now // Wall Paper

We grew up in a time when wall paper was terrible… dated floral and patterned ceiling boarders, but times have changed. We are seeing wall paper being used in all sorts of stylish new ways with exciting new imagery. Check out some of our favorites these days…

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In the bathroom –

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Also, how to make a fabric wallpaper feature wall, how to use wallpaper inside a bookshelf, and how to create the illusion of wallpaper with paint and stencils!

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Room Refresh // Minimal Living Room

We’re back with our second Room Refresh, with our focus still on living rooms! Today we’re covering minimalism, and in the sense of home decorating it can mean a lot of different things. The style of minimalism can see a generous range, from Scandinavian minimalism (seen in this post), mod{ern} minimalism, to literally just the bare essentials. But one thing is certain, they all like white and concrete! And while we do love our trinkets, there is something so refreshing about being unattached and removing the unnecessary. Check out some stripped down living rooms that posses a lovely openness about them…

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First things first, in order to achieve this look you need a lot of wood (preferably unfinished pine or teak), a tinge of industrial, and a bit of greenery. Scandinavian minimalism is very much focused on the integrity of the products used and the neutralism between everything. But don’t let go of all color, texture or pattern! And most importantly, minimalism isn’t about getting rid of EVERYTHING just to do it, but paring down your things to your most essential & treasured, and showing those off. Marry your beloved items in your sleek, airy room and you’ll be good to go!

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Urban Outfitters Lamp // Leif Clock // Home Depot Ficus // Industry West Wire Chair // West Elm Side Table (a tad expensive but West Elm is great stuff) // Ikea Cowhide Rug // H&M Linen Pillow Cover

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Neutral Kitchens

Pinterest has evoked a new love for us lately, and that’s light and bright kitchens. It’s amazing how much larger and cleaner a space can feel with neutral colored walls.

My current apartment’s kitchen isn’t terribly small, but up until recently, the wall color in there was definitely terrible. The sad dirty yellow had been on those walls for at least ten years, and now that I’ve lived here for two, I was beyond over it. After extensive research, I decided on a “greige“… a blend of a little grey and a little beige. It made an enormous difference, the space feels bigger, brighter, and now I actually want to spend time in there!

The best part about neutral kitchens are that they can come in a variety of colors. You can opt for a bright white to make the light bounce all around, a sophisticated grey, or a nice latte color to warm things up a bit. If you want to get a little more colorful and spunky with it, muted colors work really well also. Think mint or pale pink.

If you’re considering a kitchen overhaul, here are some looks to inspire your redo:

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