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Mixing Old and New for the Perfect Vintage Look

I love going to visit my grandma. In her living room, she uses an old trunk as her coffee table. This isn’t just any old trunk though. This is the trunk her family used when moving to the United States through Ellis Island. On top, it’s rather unsuspecting. She has your regular coffee table affair of coasters, magazines, and conversation …

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Simple Ways to Create the Farmhouse Look of Your Dreams

Hi, I’m Angie and I write about design and decor, DIY, and all things home over on my blog, Postcards from the Ridge where our mantra is “There’s no place like home”. Today I’ll be sharing some tips for incorporating the popular farmhouse style into your home with various home decor and design elements. When you think of a farmhouse, what comes …

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Art & Home: Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka: The Queen of Modern Art As lover of the novel The Great Gatsby, I imagine a roaring 20’s setting with lots of glitz, glam, champagne, and Art Deco artwork. Nothing makes me think of a classier time in world history than the 1920’s. A post-WWI era emerged with a flash and a bang of glitter as a good portion of …

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Danish Design Secrets for a Cozy, Modern Look


When you think of modern décor, chances are “cozy” isn’t what comes to mind. Most people think of minimalistic, clean lines, and stark white. But take one look at the typical loft in Copenhagen, Denmark, one of the design meccas of the world, and you’ll see that comfort is a high priority when creating a modern look. The Entryway Before …

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Made With STILE: Interior Elements

Have you been keeping up with the series on the STILE House? We’re now heading inside to check out the sustainability and energy efficiency science packed into the interior elements and design. Interior Floor Plan: Mixing the Roman and Appalachian influences, the STILE House floor plan allows for a large common area for mix-use dining and living, along with a …

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Ideas How To Design Perfect White Kitchen

Looking for ways to brighten your life? What better way to brighten things up than to go with the hot trend of a white kitchen? A quick search on Pinterest will show you just how popular white kitchens have become – and for good reason. White kitchens are classic and never go out of style. Here are few ideas how to design …

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Made With STILE Series: Project Overview

Curious to know more about this cool looking house? If so, you’re in luck! This house is part of a collegiate student competition in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, a competition in which teams design, build, and operate solar-powered houses. The goal of these houses is not only to be attractive and energy-efficient, but also cost-effective. This particular house, …

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Designer Review: Nicky Haslam

Nicky Haslam is one talented man. He’s an artist, book reviewer, art editor, memoirist and literary editor, blogger, socialite, an excellent dresser (featured on both Vanity Fair and GQ’s best-dressed lists), a philanthropist, and most recently a cabaret singer. Then to top it off, he is most notably known to be “Britain’s ultimate interior designer”. The Birth of a Legend …

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Designer Review: Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer

Dubbed a “design duo” by Architectural Digest, interior designer Katie Ridder and architect Peter Pennoyer are just that. The duo is married with three children and based in New York City. The “Design Duo” Katie Riddle opened her own design firm in 1995. Prior to that she worked for the decorating departments for House Beautiful and House & Garden magazines. …

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Art & Home: Wedding Edition


Today is a very special day. I’M GETTING MARRIED TODAY! This will be the last blog post I do with my maiden surname, which is still a weird concept to me. Despite having “wedding-brain” for the past year, I haven’t given much thought as to how or where I want to display my wedding photos! And now that the day is …

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