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Best of July & August

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

I failed to roundup the best of July earlier this summer so I’m including both today, here are the not to miss posts from August and July on the blog!

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The guest room got a few upgrades; I was inspired by the tiled staircases of Santa Barbara; many of you agreed with the reasons to choose laminate kitchen countertops; a dresser got a new look with blue paint.

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I styled a rustic & refined dining room for World Market and began a color series exploring the following: red / yellow / purple / green / coral. More colors to follow including tomorrow’s look at orange (‘tis the season!)

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I posted my favorite black & white films and many of you chimed in too (great comments!); I featured some tips for growing and caring for lavender. Thanks for your input on hardwood vs. lookalike tile; some DIY personalized notecards you can make; mixing wood tones; and the completion of the painted bathroom cabinets with a step-by-step.

I’m so grateful you all continue to come back, thank you so much for reading!

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June Roundup + Sponsor Spotlight

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

I swear, summer makes me so forgetful. Must be all the extra sunshine and lazy days… I forgot to post a June roundup, so here goes, the top ten posts from June!

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I beefed up a set of Billy bookcases in the bedroom and shared a tour of one of our favorite wine tasting spots: the Alexander Valley! A bench got a mod makeover, and the spotlight was on dine-in libraries.

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I shared my two favorite sets of slipcovered furniture and how they’ve held up all these years, and also a tour of my childhood home. I have an incurable obsession with virtual makeovers, and the summer mantel got a little glitzy gold restyling. We hosted a sangria party and I shared the best mixed berry preserves recipe.

 

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Sending out a huge thank you to long time sponsor Shades of Light for their support, hop on over to see all the new arrivals from mirrors to rugs to decor!

shades of light home decor

Don’t miss some of the newest fabrics added to the fantastic collections available at Tonic Living, one of my favorite sources for modern fabrics for your furniture, windows, and home accessories!

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Please welcome JamieShop – an online access to luxury "to the trade only" manufacturers at designer wholesale prices (plus a 25% fee). If you’ve got your eye on furniture, tile, fabric, or casegoods that are traditionally “to the trade” only, send Jamie’s team an email and they will get you a quote within 48 hours. 

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Upgrade your ordinary bathroom mirror with a custom frame by MirrorMate, so quick to assemble and install (I’ve done it!), you’ll love the difference it makes!

mirrormate upgrade

 

Visit Home from India for exotic textiles, pillows, and a selection of hardware for your ktichen, bath, or furniture makeover!

home from india decor

 

If you’d like to be a sponsor of Centsational Girl, there’s a summer special going on right now for all 125 px ads, 15% off with the code CGSUMMER (click on ‘your ad here’ in the sidebar).

And thanks so so much to all of you who left such thoughtful comments on yesterday’s hardwood v. lookalike tile post, you gave me (and others who are considering the product) so much information, I’m so very grateful! The 100+ comments are a must read if you’ve ever considered tile that looks like wood!

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