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Tartan Twist: Do It Like This

 

You needn’t be of Scottish descent to have an affinity for tartan. And your liking for this striking pattern need not be confined to reds, greens, blues, and blacks. Just look at the many colorful and unexpected ways you can incorporate tartan into your décor, far beyond accessories.

Fall Trend: One-of-a-Kind Pieces as Focal Point

 

One-of-a-kind pieces lend mystique to a home. They have their own story to tell while adding flavor to a home’s tale. Best of all, these rare finds can also serve as a room’s focal point. Whether antique, brand new, or hand-me-down, making a room’s décor revolve around one extraordinary find that makes your home décor that much more personal.

Sophisticated Décor to Warm the Home

 

As the days continue to grow colder, we will continue to search for ways to warm our homes. While traditional winter décor adds layers and warm colors as an easy and effective design strategy, there are other ways to enhance comfort and warmth while sustaining your edge of sophistication.

Giving Thanks for Long-Lasting, Easy-to-Accessorize Décor

 

As we transition through our lives, we will transition through at least one if not several spaces we will call home. From our first solo rentals to more permanent abodes, wouldn’t it be nice to have staple décor pieces that would follow us from place to place and still be as functional and look as stylish as the day we bought them? It is possible.

Fresh Complementary Colors: 10 Coordinating Colors to Use in Your Home

 

"All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites." Marc Chagall

Fall Trend: New Ways to Use Metallics

 

This fall’s metallic trend is all about gold. From decorative accents to large-scale furnishings and even wall treatments, you will find glamour in this metallic tone. Easily achieve a soft yet rich look and unlike chrome or silver, gold has a luminous quality that instantly warms up a space during the cooler months.

Patterns That Are on Their Way Out

 

Let’s get this out of the way first: Whatever type of pattern you want for your home, whatever pattern makes you happy or suits your existing décor or fits into the new design you’re planning, is appropriate – for you. But let’s face it – the trendiest patterns are the ones you’re going to find most easily, and hot patterns come and go with the seasons. Whether you want to be inside or outside of the box is up to you, but here’s a closer look at the patterns that have had their heyday and up-and-coming alternatives.

How to Add Flare with Hides

 

It’s fair to say that if you have or want animal hides in your interior design, you’re a risk-taker. The patterns alone can be a challenge to seamlessly incorporate, but hides also bring with them big opinions about fair treatment of animals. If you’re confident in your decision, the best choice for animal hide décor is to opt for humane hides – in other words, this is one place where going faux is a good idea, and you can make it work in just about every room in your home.

Color of the Year: Using Purple Hues for Fall

 
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The enticing harmony of purple, pink and fuchsia undertones have made Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, a huge success since its announcement in January. But now that fall is here, many people are asking can I still utilize the captivating purple hues? Then answer is of course! And not just as an ever popular fall wedding theme either. Purple is the perfect addition to your home’s décor.

What’s Your Fall Color Personality?

 

Cool fall days mark a wonderful time to refresh your home with new colors. But which colors should you choose? With the help of Pantone’s fall color report, we have put together some fresh fall color ideas that are not only stylish, but are designed to define your personality.

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