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April 1st, 2012

Happy April first everyone!  Today Amanda and I are bringing you another round of ‘best of the blogosphere’ and our combined picks for some of the most inspiring projects and links, enjoy!

We’re loving the blue glass tile backsplash and new white cabinets in this kitchen renovation over at Deep Thoughts by Cynthia

kitchen merengue designs


Several DIY touches come together in this boy’s room reveal over at Amanda Carol at Home, and how fabulous is that typography dresser? 

amanda carol boys room


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Golden Rules

March 30th, 2012

Greetings everyone and happy weekend!  Today I’m so excited to have a special guest sharing some simple techniques for decorative gilding with an inspiring Easter craft.  Please welcome Matthew Mead, the stylist and photographer behind Holiday with Matthew Mead, and author of his most recent publication: Flea Market Finds.

matthew mead flea market finds









Here’s Matthew with some fantastic tips on gilding!

“I have always collected vintage gilded items. There is a warmth and glimmer about accessories with a touch of gold that make an interior feel a bit more sophisticated and special.  In my new book Flea Market Finds we celebrate classical decorating with a story titled “Greek Revival” which highlights items that have been embellished with gold to feel like relics of the past.



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