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October, 2013

  1. Season Trend: Metallics

    October 22, 2013 by admin

    The newest décor trend is actually an old one: metallic accents and finishes. Blair Stover reports that these metallic are showing up everywhere! This “Metropolitan look” offers splashes of reflection in your

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    metallic effect_Pulpo3_LR (Photo credit: decor8)

    décor and can bring strength into a room by anchoring pieces. On board with this fall trend? Take a look at a few tips below to help you maximize those accent pieces you love.

    For your metallics to look modern, keep to the oil-rubbed bronze, coppers, matte and silver finishes. Refrain from shiny golds, as too-shiny is out and considered on the flashier, gaudy side of the trend. If you prefer golds, gravitate toward the burnish finish so that it is more subdued.

    Design consultants are reporting that those in their 30s and 40s are liking the metropolitan look quite a bit. Metallics do not need to take over your house. A dining room table can have the traditional glass top but incorporate the Metropolitan look with a beautiful chrome base. This creates a chic casual look.

    A sofa of traditional design can pull in the Metropolitan look with metal nail heads on the trim. To accentuate the metallic look, a great metal tortoise shell accent piece can go a long way, as can cast-iron décor pieces, such as a cast-iron bear placed so that it is peeking out from under the coffee table. Metallics compliment warm woods quite nicely, so if you have warmer furniture consider adding a splash of silver, gold, or bronze.

    Contrary to the subdued, more hidden metallic accents in the rest of the house, shiny bedding has made a comeback. If you are having flashbacks of satin sheets from the 1970s, steer toward a more subdued look. Think shiny, but not screaming, such as soft gray or silver. This is true for other linens throughout the house as well.

    What is your favorite metallic accent piece you currently have in your home?

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  2. Tips to Design the Perfect Home Office

    October 8, 2013 by admin

    No one likes working in a bland office space, especially when that office is at home. You deserve a lot more than just an extra chair and desk thrown into a corner. A home office is reflective of who you are and what type of home you live in. You should feel comfortable working and living in it.

    English: An office chair that can swivel and b...

    English: An office chair that can swivel and be adjusted to various heights and angles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Here is a list of tips that will help you create the perfect working home space in the comfort of your own home, brought to you by Blair Stover Interior Design.

    1. It’s all about the location. You want to be comfortable when working at your desk so don’t cram yourself into a corner or a closet. Consider the flow of traffic and if you will have clientele stopping by as well.
    2. Never substitute form for function. Storage spaces, shelves and your desk are there to serve you. It isn’t the other way around. Make sure everything goes together. Décor means everything if you have the space.
    3. Get a great chair. Spending hours in an office chair can literally mean health problems down the road. You can alleviate that problem by purchasing a comfortable seat that suits you.
    4. It’s your home so paint the walls to suit you. You aren’t in an office building; you’re in your home. So, why don’t you act like it? Paint the walls with a color that will soothe the savage beast in you.
    5. A view is everything. No one wants to look at a blank wall, do they? Park yourself in front of a window that has a beautiful view (if it’s possible).
    6. Accessorize. Try to enhance your home office setting by getting a few things that will help you feel comfortable while working. Classic paintings, coffee mugs to stick your pens and pencils in and decorative waste baskets are all a great place to start.

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