5 Tips to Get the Perfect Shared Space Design

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I’ve always lived with someone; my sister, college roommates, husband. Fortunately, most of the decorating experiences were painless (except convincing my husband that a photograph of a giant cockroach he saw in the Amazon was not cool living room art).

In general, sharing a living space is not easy. Unless your roommate/partner goes crazy for collections of ceramic cats or has a true appreciation for 1960s prints like you do, chances are coming to a design consensus can be a challenge.

The following tips can help create the comfortable and nicely designed interior you and your roommates desire.

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Blooming Decor: 5 Ways to Use Botanicals in Design


Spring is around the corner, making it the perfect time to freshen up your decor. One of the elements of a great spring design is using botanicals. As a life force and source of beauty, adding flora to a space in any form offers vitality and freshness.

Lacking a green thumb? Luckily, there are a number of ways to incorporate Nature’s decor that don’t involve watering or fertilizing. Here are some of our favorite ways to liven up your home design!

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March Into Spring: 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Decor


March is here! Seems like it was just yesterday we were fawning over the new Pantone color of the year. Yet, 2014 is “marching” ahead as spring awaits around the corner. Looking to freshen up your room with some seasonal design ideas? This beautiful living room inspires an example of a Spring look. Being mindful of various elements that make up a well designed room, you can transform your space with some small changes.

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5 Ways to Tell Your Room Needs a Makeover!


Your home is your haven. It’s the place where you relax and where you share reflections of your personality and style. While each room has it’s function, it should also be a space that is appealing and comfortable.

Does your space make you happy? Is your interior design comfortable? Do guests compliment your style? If your answer is “no” to any or all of these, you may be in need of a room makeover. To help determine this, consider the following as good indicators.

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5 bachelor pad tips that will up your game!


Is your apartment lacking some sexy factor? As a once single and dating girl in New York City, I’ve seen my fair share of tacky bachelor pads. Marshmallow sofas and silky red sheets… or worse, no sheets…Eek! “Is that an over-sized performance photo of yourself? “Geez, it’s getting late.” Luckily, getting help from the comfort of your own home is easier than you thought with online room design! But here or some tips to get you started…

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10 Ways to Create a Sexy Interior


Yes, interiors can be sexy. Beyond functionality and comfort, our spaces have the capacity of exuding irresistibility. How? Just think senses. When being mindful of what is appealing to the sight, touch, or smell, the design of a bedroom, living room, or any room can carry an attractive quality that goes a long way. You can see how color, pattern, lighting, and finishes made a difference in Kim’s online sexy bedroom design.

Need a little a few more tips? Here are a few ways to draw people into your space.

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A Smarter Way to Sell Properties

When it comes to home selling, first impressions go a long way. With a growing online market, potential homebuyers rely on quality photos to spark their interest. It is no surprise that beautifully staged properties leave a lasting impact that results in a higher selling price and shorter time on the market. The difficult part usually lies in convincing your client that staging will more than pay for itself.

Luckily, recent advances in technology have created new opportunities that are more effective than traditional staging and cost 95% less. You may have already heard of virtual staging, but in case you haven’t we’ll discuss some of the benefits and introduce you to the next big thing in real estate selling that’s been creating a buzz in New York City.

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Top Design Resolutions for the New Year


Twenty thirteen was full of exciting design trends – from bold graphic wallpaper to unabashed use of gold finishes, from fun Suzani prints to interesting botanical accents like modern terrariums used in this design project. With these hot examples, I’m sure you’re wondering how to even start decorating for the new year! Luckily, we have some fun and affordable decorating ideas for you to kick off 2014 with style.

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