Designer Magic: Stretching Your Budget in Style

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If there’s one thing professional stagers know about designing spaces that appeal to buyers, it’s the art of selecting great decor pieces while keeping costs in check. For Decorilla designer, Decorilla designer, who was asked to stage a space in the NYC neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, this meant she needed to be creative and budget savvy.

Hired by exclusive broker, Toni Martin of Corcoran, Joyce’s challenge was to stretch a small $7K budget to outfit a 3 bedroom apartment in a new building by Urban View Development. Joyce shares “Since it’s a trending area of Brooklyn (as most of Brooklyn is), the design needed to fit the neighborhood trend and the profile of potential buyers.”

We’re going to show you how she did it!

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Quick & Easy Updates to Increase Your Curb Appeal

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Whether you’re about to list your house or you feel like it needs a little love, you might be wondering how to increase curb appeal without going whole-hog on your exterior. Luckily, there are plenty of quick and easy updates that can be made to your front yard that will make a big impact with a small investment.

Here are some of my favorite ways to spruce up any exterior:

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How to Use Bold Paint Colors in Your Living Room

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When it comes to living room paint colors, we’re seeing bright, bold, and rich colors everywhere! It’s a look that brings life into a space adding vibrancy and energy that especially comes with color.Even though you can achieve this look with a wide range of colors, there’s a tendency toward cooling blues and greens: sapphires, emeralds, and peacock take center stage.  But, you’ll also see many people use aubergines, mustards, and hot pinks.

Want to liven up your room with a bold paint color? Here are the do’s and dont’s to achieving this look:

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5 Ideas to Get a Gorgeous Gender Neutral Eclectic Nursery

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Written by Decorilla designer, Eleni Psyllaki of My Parasissi. 

Decorating a nursery can be a fun and exciting experience but also quite challenging at the same time. Picking the right furniture, choosing a fun design theme and decorating with the most eloquent accessories are often a puzzling endeavor that confuses many moms to be. Things get even harder when the gender of the baby is kept a well-hidden secret during the decorating process. Thankfully, there are so many things one can do to add style and character in a neutral gender nursery in an exquisite and eclectic kind of way. Here are 5 things I love to use for a sophisticated nursery design.

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Designer Spotlight: Colinda Van Iperen

ColindaLet’s face it, great design cannot happen without great designers. That’s why it is our priority to scout for top young talented interior designers from the U.S. and all over the world. This week we’d like to feature Colinda, an accomplished Decorilla designer, who acted as our eyes and ears in the recent Design Week in Milan. She shares thoughts with us on what excites her as a professional designer.

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7 Rustic Design Style Must-Haves

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Ah the country…the fresh air, silhouetting hills, green trees, chirping birds. Relaxation just happens here! This environment certainly appeals to people wanting to unplug and get away. The key element? Nature. There is definitely a calm that takes over when surrounded by it. So, it’s no surprise that reflecting the aesthetics from the country side in interiors as well, is common.

Can’t getaway to the countryside? Not a problem.

Enter the rustic style! This type of design is where simplicity meets nature that results in calming beauty. When in a rustic/country style home, there is a natural sense of warmth and connection. Organic textures and shapes which keep you grounded are some of the main components of this style.

Below are 7 ways to introduce the comfort of rustic style into your home.

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Outdoor Decor Love: Top Summer Design Items

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Warming weather always leads to innovating beautiful outdoor spaces. Patios, balconies, and yards get their time to shine – both in the sun and as focal areas for design! With upcoming three day weekends and summer holidays, there are great excuses to spruce up exteriors as attractive places to kick back and relax.

What’s needed to get your outdoor design off to a great start? Check out some of our suggested pieces this season.

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House of Cards Holds a Winning Hand in Interior Design

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Have you ever felt pulled into a TV show because of its comfy living room or glam bedroom set? For design lovers, appreciating good design is not reserved for real life experience only. Stepping into TV spaces is easy when decorated in impeccable style like in House of Cards.

The show undeniably caters to fantastic traditional style! From the Underwoods’ home to the Oval Office, the set design is adorned with some real beauties that say sophistication and timelessness. Here are a few faves spotted throughout the seasons.

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Milan Design Week 2015 Trends

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Milan Design Week,  Fiera Milano, is a week of inspiration for designers, architects, artists and all who are thrilled to observe the latest in design. The buzz around this week begins months before the actual event, with expectations of it being “the most impressive week of the year”. Taking in the exhibit, actually exceeds these expectations!

Picture this: the expansive space of the  Salone Del Mobile where 14 pavilions house the most creative exhibition stands. A  number of showrooms, shops and galleries organizing events called ‘Fuorisalone’ scatter nearby. During the day one can gaze at new collections and expositions and in the evenings, there are spectacular parties everywhere. Innovation and creativity energize the whole event.

A Decorilla designer Colinda van Iperen sorted out a few themes and trends for us that will define the world of interior design in 2015.

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Before and After: Modern High-End Design That Doesn’t Cost the Earth

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When it came to designing this 1264 sq.ft. penthouse apartment in New York City for an on-the-go tenant, the goals were simple: modern and comfortable. The client wanted timeless furniture, stylish lighting, and accents with impact. Decorilla’s team took on the challenge and the results were a design that spoke to the client’s city sleek and masculine interior design aesthetic while creating an atmosphere of home away from home.

People spend most of their time indoors. Therefore, interior design plays an important role in creating functional, beautiful spaces that also maintain our well being. In celebration of Earth Day, let’s take a closer look at some of the design decisions in this project that have our health and the environment in mind. 

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