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Easter Egg Ideas

Posted by Andie on March 26, 2013

At my house, decorating Easter eggs is mandatory, and will be for as long as I live.

Hello, it's tradition! 

I'm thinking it might be time to step up my game though.

Not going to lie- these eggs make my vinegar/water dyed eggs look pretty ridiculous.

Getting so. inspired. right now.

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Do you color easter eggs?

 

 Tell me those eggs aren't absolutely breathtaking.  

 

 

 

 

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Kitchens With Open Shelving

Posted by Andie on March 22, 2013

Do you ever find yourself flipping through magazines filled with spotless, perfect interiors and think to yourself, "What the heck am I doing wrong?!  My home looks NOTHING like this!"  I keep a pretty clean house, but I guarantee if you walked in right now you'd find cheerios on the kitchen floor (I have a 10 month old), toys strewn about, and a few dishes in the sink from breakfast.  That's just real life, right?

 

While photos on design blogs and magazines are lovely and inspirational, very rarely do they accurately represent real life.  Case in point: exposed kitchen shelving.  In photos it looks pretty and minimal, but in my house it would be a complete disaster.  I think it would look messy, cluttered, and I'm positive it would drive me nuts.  So, what do you think?  Would exposed shelving be a real possibility for your home?? And if the answer is yes, please teach me your ways!

  

 

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What do you think?

Would this work in a real home, or is it better left in a magazine?

 

Can't wait to hear your input!

 

 

 

 

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Painted Ceilings

Posted by Andie on March 19, 2013

Want to make a big impact in a room but you're not sure what to do?  Look up!  The ceiling is a great, generally overlooked design opportunity.  Does anyone besides myself have boring white ceilings?  Instead of going the traditional route, forge into creative territory and turn your ceilings into something worth talking about!  

 

Whether you stick with one color, or choose to paint a mural of the sky overhead, you're sure to make a statement!  Look at these examples and start getting inspired!

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Posted by Andie on March 14, 2013

 As a kid I was sure that someday I'd find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

While that day hasn't come just yet,

I am still in awe every. single. time. I catch a rainbow sitting in the sky.

To me, rainbows are magical.

 

Happy St. Patrick's Day weekend! 

Don't these rainbow designs just make you happy?

 

 

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Yellow Rooms

Posted by Andie on March 7, 2013

Yellow is one of those colors that is hard not to like.  It's warm, cheerful, positive, and gives off good, happy vibes.  Provided that you don't go overboard, it works as a wonderful accent color.  (While I love yellow, I don't recommend painting an entire room bright yellow- I did that in the 7th grade and it was, well, very high energy and not exactly calming.)

 

This year, yellow is slated to be big in the fashion and home design world.  You can pair yellow with most colors, but I think it looks especially lovely and fresh with whites, greys, and neutrals.  Be on the lookout in 2013 for yellow wallpaper, furniture, artwork, floral arrangements, and home accessories!

  

 

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Sectionals: Yea or Nay?

Posted by Andie on March 4, 2013

 

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You're in the market for new family room furniture, and you're considering a sectional.  This purchase is going to be a long-term investment, so you want to make sure you don't regret your decision later on.  How can you be sure that you'll be happy with a sectional instead of a sofa?  What it really boils down to is space, lifestyle, and personal preference.

 

 

 

 

 

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While sofas and sectionals both have the same basic function, there are a few important differences you'll want to think about.  Here are the pros and cons of sectionals as I see them- these just might help you decide if a sectional is right up your alley, or if sticking with a traditional sofa is more your style.....

 

 

Pros:

- Sectionals are welcoming, inviting, and relaxing!

- They boast tons of seating.

- Ideal for a large family, entertaining lots of people, and cozy movie nights.  

- Plenty of lounging, snuggling room.

- These days they come in an awesome variety of styles, fabrics, and shapes!

 

Cons:

- Sectionals tend to feel bulkier than traditional sofas, and take up a whole lot of room (not always, but we are generalizing here).  

- They are often a big commitment when it comes to room design.  Most of the time they only fit one way, which makes it difficult to do much rearranging.  

- They might limit you to fewer pieces of eclectic furniture in a room. (This might be a pro for some of you.)  

- The seat in the corner can be awkward and annoying for guests. (Where are you supposed to put your legs??)

 

What did I miss?  I've never actually owned a sectional, so my pros and cons are purely observational.  For those of you who have sectionals, what are your pros and cons?  I'd love to hear your input!

 

 

 

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