7 Interior Design New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make

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Creating a space like no other and calling it home is like anything worthwhile: a labor of love. And, like anything of importance (our health, our relationships, our work), inspired motivation is extremely helpful. Luckily, New Year’s resolutions offer the cyclical opportunity to make improvements in these areas as well as our environments.

We’ve gathered tips from Decorilla’s top interior designers on the best New Year’s resolutions to bring life into your home for 2017.

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3 Top Tips for Decorating your Christmas Tree


Holiday decor emits coziness, warmth, and cheer. It is a great opportunity to enhance your living space with added color and shine. For many homes, a Christmas tree is a prominent feature that can be visually stunning. With a little planning and creativity, it can be a wonderfully stylish focal point for the season.

Here are 3 main elements to keep in mind when decorating your Christmas tree!

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Online Design and Technology: Chatting with Kelli Ellis


Celebrity interior designer, Kelli Ellis inspires both designers and decor lovers everywhere. As HGTV Hostess, Design Psychology Expert, Author, Wife, Mom and so much more, she comes into the design world with valuable experience and a heck of a lot of knowledge. Her designs have been featured in publications like CA Magazine and Riviera and she’s a familiar face on youtube with countless design videos.

Throughout her career, Kelli has incorporated technology as a tool to share design further. Like us, she is a self proclaimed “tech geek” and we recently had the opportunity to chat about design + tech. 

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10 Top Los Angeles Interior Designers

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With their finger on the pulse of all the hottest trends and design innovation, it’s no wonder that Los Angeles interior designers are a source of design inspiration around the globe. From celebrated interior designers to up-and-coming talent, LA is the place to watch! It’s sprawling nature gives birth to eclectic hubs like West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Malibu where interior designers experiment with glamour, boho chic, transitional, and beach styles.

The Decorilla team is lucky enough to work with with top interior designers from LA and around the country, but we also love to discover the ones to watch! Inspired by the Southern Californian mega city, here is our list of top Los Angeles interior designers to look out for.

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Before & After: Transitional Online Interior Designer Bedroom

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How do you make a room feel cohesive and beautifully designed while incorporating existing furniture pieces? This is a common question people have when seeking online interior design help. Often times, some key existing pieces are in place, but the room stills feel incomplete.

In a Victorian home with decorative molding and ceilings, a couple recognized they had pieces they liked but they didn’t seem to fit together. At a loss of “where to go from here”, they used online interior design service to get professional help. 

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Celebrity Designer Spotlight: Peti Lau

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“You can always live life in a beautiful way.” -Peti Lau

Modern Renaissance woman, Peti Lau, inspires not only as an interior designer but a lifestyle guru as well.

With a background rich in culture, travel, and the arts, Peti immerses her energy and passion in everything she takes on. Her entrepreneurial spirit has led her to experiences as a restaurant + bar owner, an international clothing line designer, and eventually, a renowned interior designer.

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Design Trend: How To Find Your Vintage Rug


If you are following recent interior design trends, you know that having a great vintage rug is a must! While adding color and pattern to the overall design, these floor coverings also introduce character and classic appeal.

For design lovers, part of the fun in finding the right area rug is heading to the local flea market and score some killer finds! The flea can be overwhelming and knowing how to spot rug gems is a trained skill.

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Online Interior Designer Spotlight: Tiara Machado


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“Interior design is like fashion; all in good balance and proportions with the touch of unforgettable details.”
With an Interior Architecture education at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Tiara Machado followed her passion for design. Her experience has included residential and hospitality projects in the U.S. and internationally. Working in collaboration with California based designers including Antonio Martins and Jaimie Belew, enhanced Tiara’s ability to create sophisticated and eye-catching spaces.

As a Decorilla online interior designer, Tiara loves the whole process; from the mood boards to furniture and finish selections to 3D renderings…everything. “It’s all and exciting ride!” For her enthusiasm and exceptional design skill, we shine the spotlight on Tiara.

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