Interior Palettes: Fresh and Earthy

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I just love how the mixed woods and black contrast with the white and light gray planters. And the green really brings in a warm, organic vibe. I think plants always bring a nice touch to any space. The multi color books on the shelves pop without looking like too much, thanks to the neutral palette. And those chairs…LOVE!


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Easy Breezy Neutrals

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Using neutrals in your space is a great way to create a calm and peaceful environment, while being stylish and modern at the same time. I think a lot of people must feel like they don’t know where to start when it comes to incorporating this lighter palette into their home. But it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

White is not boring
White is certainly not dull when it comes to interior design. First of all, there are all different hues so definitely look into these options before starting. Second, having white walls can really make or break a room, but it all depends on the other colors in the space as well. Think of white as a color that blends with everything else around it, so it depends on that support to really shine.

Playing up textures
When you truly want to design a space with neutrals, and I mean whites and creams, considering texture is a huge factor. Each will bring a special characteristic to the room and help evoke a feeling, which will really bring the whole design to a new level.

That seamless feel
In the end you want a space that is warm and inviting, so make sure you keep the hues at a minimum. Having 10 different whites fight the spotlight isn’t cool. And I can guarantee the design will really look off. Decide on a few and go from there. You want them to blend but stand out on their own so stay within the same tone. Otherwise, you will have one that doesn’t seem to fit the puzzle.

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Creating Comfy, Cozy Spaces

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Creating that cozy, comfy space is easier than you think. Arranging furniture in a room doesn’t have to be complicated. I think when people have a large space, they tend to get a little confused on how to place everything. And the same with small spaces. But there are just a few key things to remember:

Make sure there is a natural flow
Place the furniture so there is space around each piece. And allow the room for people to walk and get by. Now too much room can feel cold, so grouping things together for a more cozy feel always works. For example: don’t just put your furniture against the walls. Create a warm area in the middle of the room and leave space around it.

Allow lighting to play a big role in the space
Depending on how big the space is, make sure there is good enough light in most areas so people can gather and chat. So maybe there is a lamp by either side of the couch, a floor lamp across the room, and maybe a small sized lamp on another table or console. And using that number 3 helps here as well, just as long as they are set apart from each other. Think of a triangle where each light hits a point. That is a good reference.

Combine different size accessories with bigger pieces
Let’s just say you don’t want to walk in a room and have everything be at the same height. You want to have a nice variety so that all the pieces have a flow and your eye moves around the room. So different size accessories, textures, colors, etc…all play a major part in that.

Here are some nice examples of cozy spaces that really turned out beautiful using the these key elements. Hope they help and inspire you to create an amazing space in your home.

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International Women’s Day + A Day Without a Woman

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Happy International Women’s Day! Today I stand with all women and pledge my belief in equal rights and justice for us all. Some don’t realize the true value women have in this society and its about time they do. We are, if anything, leaders and warriors. We must fight the good fight because no one else will do it for us. I hope to see many taking this day to prove how important we really are, as well as support the many who face discrimination and social oppression in this country and beyond. Unity is what drives us and equality is what we all deserve.

Since I am self employed I will be home with my son doing my most important job. And I am proud to be my own boss and work predominately with female clients to help beautify and strengthen their brand and business. I will show my support for the cause by sharing my message with my followers and engage in other conversations to spread it even more. We must stay united and be strong to help make this world a better place to live in. Today and all days!

There is no better time than now to support the cause that fuels #adaywithoutwomen. My Love Always Wins print is only $10 and you get a black and white and watercolor version. You can find it in the shop at bit.ly/lovewinsprint for immediate download.

I am happy to do my part and donate all sales of this item to Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. I truly believe love conquers all and with us all uniting we can really change the world.