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Pantone Color of the Year 2020 :: Classic Blue

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At last, my favorite color is on the spotlight thanks to Pantone who announced Classic Blue 19-4052 as the color…

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Looking Into Nutrition Coaching With Kelina Fili

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As a mother of two in my early forties, I always get somewhat excited about any healthy discoveries that may…

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Most Elegant Winter Coats 2019

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About ten days ago I had to run an errand. So I put on my black coat and off I…

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How To Create the Perfect Scandi-boho Home Style

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Think this for a moment: YOU are only four steps away from creating the perfect Scandi-boho home. That’s right! Will…

A dark blue velvet jumpsuit ideal for a night out! Image via Pure Collection.

Holiday Season Outfits 19/20

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While in London two weeks ago, one of the things I enjoyed doing was window shopping. Now, I get the…

Fluid Forces is the Elle Decoration installation during the 2019 Dutch Design Week. Here's one of the three spaces.

Highlights of the 2019 Dutch Design Week

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It’s a wrap! The dust has settled down and it’s time to delve into 8 design trends presented at the…

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Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas for 2019-2020

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The latest collection of Christmas Tree decoration ideas. 10 ideas to fire up your imagination this coming holiday season.

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The 2019 Amara Interior Blog Awards

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It’s been just over a year, since my last visit to London to attend the Amara Interior Blog Awards in…

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Growing Up :: Leaving My Hometown

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Leaving my hometown to study abroad was one of the best decisions of my life. Sure, it was a challenge,…

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Resistance Band At Home Workout | Lower Body

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After a few months, I came upon the realization that I haven’t posted the second part to a workout. (Sorry)!…

Marble Decor Ideas For a Luxe Look

Marble Decor Ideas For a Luxe Look

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Marble is one of the most prized interior materials. It is also one of the most expensive too. Still, its…

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The Bad Outfit

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There are days when you wake up in the morning feeling like you will rule the day. You know exactly…

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Inside an Upper East Side Luxury Residence

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Located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, this luxury residence stands out for its unique character. Its feel of…

A pasmina worn over a camel coat and a burnt orange skirt and slouchy boots. Note the colors both that cute dog and woman sport so well. Image via Hobbs.

Winter 2019 Fashion Lookbook

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As we move into colder weather, I think it’s time to run-down this winter’s fashion lookbook. As such I’ve collected…

A marble bathroom installation from Atlas Concorde at the Cersaie 2019. Love the accent wall with the fishscale tile accent.

Cersaie 2019 Highlights

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At the end of September every year, the city of Bologna hosts a ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings fair –…

Punched tin wallpaper mural for a teen's bedroom can be super cool. Image via Wallsauce.

Best Teenager Bedroom Wallpaper Ideas

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When it comes to a teenager I have one simple solution for you. Wall-paper! That’s right! Wallpaper in teenager’s bedroom…

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Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year – First Light

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Just when you thought you might have seen the last of pink interiors, Benjamin Moore announces the Color of the…

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Fashion Trends A/W 2019

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I wanted to write a piece about the fashion trends of A/W 2019. So I set out to do my…

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Current and Upcoming Art Exhibitions

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Being in the great outdoors, hiking and watching nature’s transformation is undoubtedly one of the rewarding experiences – especially now…

A monochromatic green interior can have such impact! Image via Essential Home.

Decorating with Green Walls

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It’s definitely not your idea. Green has been popping in interiors all the more often lately. It is one of…

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Mothers Talk :: The Loss of a Miscarriage

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Loss is something that we all experience at some point in our lives. You can’t run from it, you can’t…

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Hotel Harry :: Cuban Inspired Interiors

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The other day I stumbled upon some images of a venue. They made my heart skip, because they had a…

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The Boot Trends for A/W 2019-2020

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It’s that time of year again to talk about the current boot trends. I have spotted the best looking boot…

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On the Trend Radar :: Stripes

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Stripes is one of those patterns that can magically transform a room. They do it in a daring but quiet…

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Bohemian Decor :: The “It” Decor For Eclectic Decorating Fusions

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Ok, so you’re into minimalism. Thumbs up! And you love the modern era with all its iconic sleek, airy furniture. Swell! But you’re also into art gallery walls, because life…

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