make this a room

shaken, not stirred

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Let's harken back to the days of yore, shall we?  Picture this...  After-dinner drinks in the library followed by a rousing game of backgammon while discussing world affairs. It's like a scene right out of a James Bond movie. The room is filled with curiosities collected over time.  It feels simultaneously vintage and modern, just like the most interesting man in the world.  

Except, in these modern times, he wouldn't smoke.  Or carry a gun.  Just sayin'

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duuude...

Many teenaged boys don't have reputations for being neatniks.  The trick here is unifying the room with one color-family, tricking the eye into not seeing the mess.  A type of clutter camouflage if you will.

You may even want to keep their door open.  Maybe.

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teenage dream

Your little lady is growing up.  She's developing her own sense of style but she still needs your guidance.  She may not be wearing flower crowns and fairy wings anymore but she's still your princess and you want to give her a room fit for a queen.  This room recipe calls for a dash of whimsy and a splash of sophistication.

It's a delicate balance, just like parenthood itself.

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pantone 2016: rose quartz + serenity

Here we go, it's that time of year again.  Pantone announced their color of the year with a big surprise...  It's twins!  They chose two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity.  Hmm.  We wanted to see what this combo would look like in a real world application other than a nursery.  What's more realistic than a winter wonderland in your living room? Be careful under that mistletoe.  You might just end up with twins of your own!

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breaking bread

The holidays are just weeks away and with them comes a mile-long to-do list which only inspires napping. This has been a bustling year for many of us and like me you may also be craving a small intimate Thanksgiving with your nearest and dearest. A table set with some rustic handmade pieces lends itself to a celebration of family and home. The goal is cozy, casual but also pretty and special too. 

You know, like your mom

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