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Beautiful Quotes to Keep in Mind!

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One of my favorite Pinterest boards is all about typography, inspirational quotes and typefaces. It is totally fascinating reading quotes in various typefaces expressing in a visual way a general truth or piece of advice. (By the way, I’m very much aware that the proper word is “quotation” but somehow everyone, including myself, calls them…

A beautifully styled tabletop for a New Year's Eve dinner party with lots of colored wine glasses, white porcelain plates with silver trims, silver cutlery all on a white tablecloth.

New Year’s Eve Decor

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Hi there! How are you?… Christmas is over but hopefully we all made some great memories to remember it by. And before we catch our breaths, we’ve got New Year’s eve coming up next. Yahhh! Are we excited? Are any of you going to parties or hosting one instead? If so then, stick around for…

Tabletop Christmas Decor

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Hosting a Christmas dinner can be a big deal. Right? It’s all about getting together with family and friends and creating beautiful memories. As such, little details that make our house guests feel the love and warmth that go into putting together this feast, resonate on our tabletop decor. So we put together this year’s…

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Gift ideas for Him, Her and the Kids

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Christmas, more than any other time of the year, is a time of giving and showing our gratitude. It’s the perfect time to give thank you gifts to the men and women in our lives wives, moms, daughters, sisters, husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, partners and all the friends and relatives in between. More importantly it’s…

View of Elisabeth's fireplace with a fire going in it, and plenty of Christmas decor on the mantel creating a very cozy vignette. Led lights illuminate the fake pine garland and the ceramic white decor houses resting on either end of the mantel. Image by Velvet for Te Esse.

Vintage Inspired Christmas Decorating

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Elisabeth and I love Christmas. It’s a holiday filled with some great childhood memories, strongly etched due to the family traditions that my parents established long since. Now, it’s our turn to make holiday traditions for our families and hopefully one day our children will recall fondly of them. Since Elisabeth decorates her home much earlier…

10 Interior Design Blogs to Follow

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Hello people! This post is dedicated to all those that have asked me if I follow interior design blogs, which ones and why. The answer is simple: Yes, I do follow numerous interior design blogs and a few lifestyle ones (that include design just like me). Actually I think almost all bloggers follow others. So,…

Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year Caliente

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Hey there! Have you heard the news? Benjamin Moore has announced the color of the year 2018. It’s hot, it’s bold, it’s radical and red smart! Caliente AF-290, the new “it” color. Now, if you’ve been following me for a while then you probably already know that we had predicted red is going to be…

A cabin surrounded by nature in snow nearby a lake

Autumn Love :: Season’s Inspiration

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Hello everyone! It’s October and the air is rising crispier in the mornings and chillier after the sun sets. The daylight hours have shortened and a color feast is taking place right before our very own eyes, as autumn leaves highlight nature’s preparation for winter. Nature now looks absolutely gorgeous, dressed up in warm toned…

Woman working on a laptop with her phone, coffee and a vase with beautiful white flowers next to her

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