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5 Interior Design Secrets from the Experts

5 Designers reveal their best interior design secrets to creating a “sense of place” at the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show panel lecture. In February, I had the great pleasure of attending the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show. In its 28th year, the Nashville A&G Show is the longest-running and largest show of its kind …

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Pattern Play: Decorating with Prints

Decorating with prints - how to incorporate pattern into your home decor to reflect your personal style and create a pleasing home.

Decorating with prints – how to incorporate pattern into your home decor to reflect your personal style and create a pleasing home. Guest post by Jason Caldwell Prints, along with their coordinated base colors, can give a room color and life. They can spruce up any plain living room wall or bring attention to a …

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Boxwood Topiary Decor for a Traditional Mantel

How to create a traditional mantel using boxwood topiary decor for everyday decorating.

How to create a traditional mantel using boxwood topiary decor for everyday decorating. My living room mantel had been looking a little drab since I pulled down all of our cheery Christmas decor, so it needed a little sprucing.  I did not want to put up full on spring decor yet but rather go for …

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How to Decorate with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Fans of purple hues rejoice and follow these 10 rules to decorate with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

Fans of purple hues rejoice and follow these 10 rules to decorate with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year – Ultra Violet Following the equally bold choice of the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year choice, Greenery, this year’s selection, Ultra Violet, is daring and imaginative.  According to Pantone: A dramatically provocative and thoughtful …

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Styling Your Home with Sentimental Decor

Display your keepsakes, layer your travel mementos, and give family heirlooms pride of place: learn how to style your home with sentimental decor. As Southerners we are undeniably partial to sentimental decor whether it’s childhood keepsakes, travel mementos, or antique heirlooms passed down for generations.  These treasures tell our stories.  They make up the fabric …

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A Cozy Chic Family Room

Natural textures, chinoiserie accents, and a blue and white palette create a cozy yet chic family room! I am dreaming of new furniture in our family room. Our current sofa is about 9 years old, and while I loved the sofa when I purchased it, now it is starting to show some age, and I’m …

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A Gracious Traditional Dining Room

Decorating a gracious traditional dining room with aqua blue walls, wainscoting, french provincial details, and luxury fabrics

We have been in our new house almost 10 months! Wow! I can hardly believe it.  We have accomplished so much least of which is new wiring, new kitchen appliances (the old ones all quit within about a week-ha), and about 40% of the wallpaper is gone! I’ve been slowly working on decorating plans for …

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Open Concept Decorating: Lessons from Fixer Upper

Step 1 to Open Concept Decorating- Unify Design and Decor. Get the 4 step formula for bright and inviting open floor plan

Alright lovely peonies, let’s talk about open concept decorating.  Open floor plans are immensely popular right now as we well know.  There are endless examples in design magazines and if you watch HGTV, which be honest we decoristas all have a slight obsession with, then you’ve seen designers knocking down walls left and right like …

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Bring Chinoiserie Chic Style to Any Space

Elements of Chinoiserie Chic. Bring this decor style to your home with these easy decorating tips.

Are you a fan of the collected interior, de Gournay accessories, and rooms by the likes of Bunny Williams and Dorothy Draper? Well then, you are sure to love Chinoiserie chic style – a design aesthetic evident in all of the above. What is Chinoiserie? Chinoiserie /shin-wahz-ree/, French for Chinese-esque, is a design and décor …

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Home Tour: Safari Glam Meets Industrial Chic Decor

Home Tour: Safari Glam meets Industrial Chic Home Decor Styles

Two distinct decor styles, Safari Glam and Industrial Chic, find the perfect harmony in this industrial building turned home. I was so excited when my good friend Kim agreed to open her home to P&P readers. She has an eclectic, refined style that I’ve labeled safari glam meets industrial chic. We spent a fun filled …

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