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Urban gardens are all the rage right now. With spring here what better time to spend some time  cultivating you very own garden. No space is too small if you use a little creativity. 1) A Calming Retreat – If you don’t have space for a large tree, but want to bring in that element use a tree stump as an end table. To replicate this serene look keep the background foliage simple and add a few subtle pops of color, tie in pillows or poufs. Source 3) What’s The

by Genessa Stange Spring has finally arrived. In addition to spring-cleaning here are a few ideas you can try to spruce up your home. Chalk paint is an easy and simple way to revamp old out of date furniture or to add some charming details to over looked areas of your home. Chalk paint can be applied on just about any surface without stripping or priming furniture.   1) A formal dining chair becomes chic and colorful.  Image Source via ItsBelle 2) Bare Ceilings and walls are now beautiful focal points.     Image

As part of our designer guest post series, I want to introduce you to Mary Meyer, one of our wonderful designers out in New York.  We love Mary’s sharp voice and think you will enjoy some of the quick tips she has picked up from her years helping people upgrade their spaces.  So without further ado, here is Mary. Brandon — Have you ever thought what your apartment looks like to the ladies? Does it lack that umph or worse than that- does it send the ladies screaming for the

Ironing boards are eye-sores.  You take them out when you need them, wait for the metal to get hot-to-the-touch,  then furiously demolish those wrinkles, until everything is nice and flat.  After all of that, it’s back to the hidden cupboard for this 120 year old home staple.  Well, thanks to some keen design eyes, Decor/Aid bring you some ways that you can safely trot out that old board with pride. 1.  Create An Entry Table By The Door                        

  1.  In The Bedroom Symbolizing energy, strength, and physical need, an obvious place to integrate this sizzling color is in the bedroom! In this space, a red upholstered bed serves as the focal point of this otherwise tame room. 2.  A Sultry Lounge Area Invite your hot date over for a nightcap and watch sparks fly with this luscious red sofa. Keep the surroundings neutral or create a swanky sumptuous feel by bringing in other deep colors. 3.  Food Has Never Been Sexier These red painted cabinets are fun,

1.  Decorative Tray Every woman should have a decorative tray to house the endless elixirs, perfumes, products and lotions that we all have strewn about our countertops. Try a mirrored tray for a bit of glam and romance or go for a fun and funky vibe with a lacquered tray in a bright color.  2.  Fresh Flowers Nothing makes me feel better than seeing lovely fresh flowers sitting on my vanity. As women, we spend a lot of time doing our hair and makeup so we might as well make our vanities

1.  A Chesterfield Sofa Ok, so lets get the most expensive piece out of the way. These couches can last decades and are the quickest way to class up a joint.  Our friends Roger&Chris have a good guide for picking one.  If you must have it now, this is a great choice too.   2.  Old Globes For less than $50 you can find yourself a beautiful old standing globe that makes you like a world traveler and shows a good eye for design.  In this case authentic is better, so

Via CDN Fresh Home We appreciate a good Netflix binge just as much as the next person, but that doesn’t mean our televisions should take center stage either. But don’t worry – you don’t have to ditch your screen to save your style. Whether you have a screening room dedicated to your favorite flicks, or a bedroom that doubles as a home theater, there are some seriously clever ways to camouflage this major design eyesore. Keep the focus on the show rather than tangled cords, routers, and cable boxes with these fun and stylish

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