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What The Wabi-Sabi?

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 2/12/18 8:02 AM

What the Wabi-Sabi?

When my co-worker mentioned the word Wabi-Sabi to me, I immediately envisioned a cute little sushi counter—there is actually a restaurant in Carrolton, KY called Wabi-Sabi, we came to find out—but we are not discussing sushi today. Instead, we are discussing this Japanese tradition that looks at the beauty in imperfection. HGTV published an article that gives us ways to incorporate Wabi- Sabi into our own homes; “celebrat(ing) the imperfect beauty of nature, with all of its natural flaws and blemishes.” To incorporate this as design it, “means saying yes to imperfection, natural objects, texture and unique materials.”

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Topics: Design, Interior Design, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, interior decor, home design, Home Living

Millennial Pink… It’s a Thing!

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 11/6/17 6:45 AM

Millennial Pink… It’s a Thing!

Over the course of the last month I’ve heard the term “Millennial Pink” used in a variety of settings—an article on HGTV, a fashion blogger, several pins on Pinterest. Not naturally being the trendiest person, you will meet, I thought, “can this really be a thing?”. My answer was quickly found after googling Millennial Pink; it is one of the hottest colors of the year! 

The article I most enjoyed reading, sited at the end of this post, states that everyone can agree that this color is “timeless, yet very now”, however “not everybody agrees what color. It’s several colors but all of them are pink.” It is described as a pinkish skin tone or like an apricot-salmon color. Is this color ringing any bells for you? You may have seen it used by the big fashion designers (Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga…) or in the latest HGTV Dream Home. 

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Topics: Design, Color, Interior Design, Home Decor, wall color, home design, colors

Make Your House a Home

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 6/23/17 6:30 PM

Make Your House a Home

You put an offer down on a home. 

You hear that your offer has been accepted. 

Now, if you haven’t already, you can start thinking about what pen you will use at the closing, what check design for your down payment, and, there is always, making room on your key chain for your new house key! 

Wait a minute; no one sits around thinking about these things.

No. You are trying to imagine yourself living in your new house. Where is the perfect spot to display your photos? What color should the guest bathroom be painted? All you know is that you want it to feel like your home. After all, why shouldn’t it? It will be yours! EEK! How exciting!?

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Topics: Design, Interior Design, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, home design

Decorating With Old Windows

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 6/5/17 6:00 AM

Decorating with Old Windows

Poor windows… people just look right past them. Ha! I guess they were never intended to be pieces of art, apart from the stained-glass variety. However, they can be more than a light source in your dark dining room or more than a way to keep an eye on your kids in the backyard. They have a beauty to them, all their own.

You can find some particularly beautiful windows at antique stores or flea markets. If you come across one with lots of character, try placing it in a prominent location, such as an entry table or fireplace mantle. This can create something visually appealing as well as a conversation piece!

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Topics: Design, Interior Design, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, windows

Wallpaper Your Ceiling

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/21/17 8:00 PM

Want to add some interest to an otherwise boring room? Here’s an idea. Try adding some wallpaper to – now, wait for it – your ceiling!

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Topics: Design, Home, Interior Design, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, ceiling, interior decor, wallpaper, wall decor, home design

Virtual Home Staging Explained

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/24/17 6:00 PM

What if you could stage your home without actually lifting a finger? It’s possible. Virtual home staging is the digital way of presenting your home online, using photo-editing software to add the design touches your home is currently.

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Topics: Design, Home, Staging, tech, technology, digital, selling, virtual, VR

DIY Chandelier

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/17/17 7:00 PM

Looking for an inexpensive, yet stylish and sophisticated light fixture you can make yourself? Here is a DIY chandelier tutorial that will show you how to create your own version of a fancy pendant light, but for much less!

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Topics: DIY, Design, Homemade, Lighting, tutorial, do it yourself, light fixture, chandelier

Inspiration: Pebble Décor

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/8/17 7:30 PM

It’s easy to draw energy and inspiration from outdoorsy things – pebbles and river rocks among them.

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Topics: Design, Frankfort, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, calm, bowling green, ky, georgetown, ky, elizabethtown, ky, florence, ky, new albany, in, louisville, Somerville,TN, louisville, ky, jeffersonville, in, lexington, ky, lebanon, ky, ashland, ky, berea, ky, richmond, ky, clarksville, tn, nature, pebble, rocks

Home Design & Defining Features

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 2/16/17 4:23 PM

As you begin your homebuying journey (for the first, or maybe second or third or fourth time!) you might be mulling over what style of home you want to look for. Inside and out, Stockton Mortgage has an interior design guide to help you find your own personal style. But have you considered what kind of home design you’re most drawn to?

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Topics: Design, architecture, exterior, home design

COTY: Going Green

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 12/14/16 7:00 PM

Every year, Pantone declares a “Color of the Year” – a hue on which the design community may hang its hat. For 2017 its Pantone 15-0343, also called “Greenery”.

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Topics: Design, Color, Interior Design, Decor, Decorate, Go Green, Home Decor, wall color

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