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Sitting With...Becki Owens

Sitting With...Becki Owens

Interior designer, home stager, and now lighting designer - Becki Owens is doing it all!  With both her her parents renovating houses, and her dad having a paint store, Becki was basically born into the world of interior design, so it’s no surprise that this is where life has taken her.  Now a popular designer, blogger, and trendsetter Becki Owens is well known for her fresh “Pinterest-worthy” designs. When the opportunity to collaborate with Hudson Valley Lighting arose she brought the same design approach to her collection of simple yet elegant lighting.  Excited to learn of this collaboration, we reached out to Becki to get some more insight on her collection and design philosophy.  Let’s see what she had to say.
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Rainbow Bright: 2019 Color of the Year Roundup

Rainbow Bright: 2019 Color of the Year Roundup

2018 is in its last few weeks and everyone is wondering what 2019 will bring.  Paint companies started announcing their Color of the Year for 2019 as early as June, and with Pantone’s announcement of their Color of the Year earlier this month now is the time to take a look at what colors will be filling our homes in the coming year.  We rounded up Pantone, Benjamin Moore, Behr, Sherwin Williams, and PPG’s Color of the Year picks and tossed in our own as well. Are you ready for some color?
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Che Bello!  Five Ways to Embrace Italian Modernism

Che Bello! Five Ways to Embrace Italian Modernism

Scandinavian design has been reigning supreme for the past few years, but are people starting to get tired of its cool minimalism? The rise in popularity of maximalism and bohemian decor indicates that at least some people are. But what if you’re tired of minimalism but don’t want to go full on maximalist? Enter Italian Modernism. This European style combines geometries and bold, bright colors while also mixing in materials such as metals, marbles, velvet, and terrazzo. With a rich history of design behind it, Italian modernism take influences from many different decades and flawlessly combines them. Since this style has been gaining in popularity, today we’ll take a look at five ways to bring Italian Modern style into your home.
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Get the Look For Less: Shay Mitchell’s Office Remodel

Get the Look For Less: Shay Mitchell’s Office Remodel

Fans of the teen drama series Pretty Little Liars will recognize Shay Mitchell who played Emily on the show.  Since the show has ended she has signed a deal with Warner Brothers TV to develop both scripted and non-scripted programming with her new production company, Amore & Vita.  Elle Decor recently featured the renovation of her Amore & Vita headquarters and we were quickly captivated.  This space includes a full reception area and three private offices. Full of rich textures and soothing colors we’re honestly a little jealous.  So we decided to figure out how to recreate this office space ourselves.

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Get the Look For Less: Grimm Stars’ Hollywood Hills Home

Get the Look For Less: Grimm Stars’ Hollywood Hills Home

As fans of the television show Grimm, when Apartment Therapy posted a tour of David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch’s home we were thrilled to see the stars again. We were even more thrilled (though not surprised!) to see that their home is stunning. Mid-century modern influences perfectly complement the Spanish architecture of the house, creating a bright, sunny oasis. Inspired by their interior design choices (and because we miss Grimm) we decided to highlight a couple of their rooms, and show how to get the look for less.
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Sitting With...Katie & Ruben Gutierrez of Errez Design Studio

Sitting With...Katie & Ruben Gutierrez of Errez Design Studio

Based in South Florida, this husband and wife design team aim to make every project fun. They work closely with their clients, and want to tell your story through design, which is certainly an idea we can get behind. After making it through their busy season, Katie and Ruben finally got a chance to take a bit of a breather and answer some questions for us.
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An Open and Shut Case: The Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan

An Open and Shut Case: The Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan

Those of you who watch a lot of HGTV shows know that open floor plans are popular right now, and have been for at least the past decade. If you don’t have an open floor plan, it may have your wondering if it’s time to knock down those walls. If you already have an open floor plan, you either understand the hype, or wonder why everyone thinks it’s so great. Like most things in life, open floor plans come with both pros and cons. If you’ve been considering moving to a space with an open floor plan, or renovating your current space to create one, now is the time to look at the pros and cons this layout has to offer.
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Open Sesame: Why You Should Embrace the Open Clothing Storage Trend

Open Sesame: Why You Should Embrace the Open Clothing Storage Trend

Some trends seem to come out of nowhere. But others go hand in hand with other trends. Such is the case with the open storage as decor trend. It started as a necessity - people living in small apartments or tiny homes generally have insufficient storage, so those living in such situations needed to improvise. This is how open clothing storage began being integrated into decor. Once these stylish solutions hit Instagram it wasn’t long before it became a full-blown trend. So let’s take a look at why we’re embracing the trend of open clothing storage as decor.
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Coffee Shop Cool: Design Inspiration from the Most Instagrammable Cafes

Coffee Shop Cool: Design Inspiration from the Most Instagrammable Cafes

Even if you don’t drink coffee, there’s something about the neighborhood cafe that’s just inviting. It makes you want to go in, sit down, and just take a break from the world for a minute. Or maybe you find cafes to be a creative space, and go there to get work done. Whichever the case, why wouldn’t you want to recreate this inviting environment in your own home? Today we’re going to take a look at some popular coffee shops to see what design ideas can be translated into the domestic space.
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