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Flower Frenzy

When done right, flower prints can be a stunning addition to your apartment’s or home’s decor. Here, I love the pale shades of blue, green, white and gold together.

Gorgeous flower print canvases found at Maisons du Monde.

Or add this floral print rug in purple, raspberry and lime. Available at Deals Direct.

Modern Rugs

The use of modern rugs in apartments is becoming beyond just a fad, but are a way of making a statement about who you are and how unique you want your living space to be. Choosing the right design can be a challenge,  but one that is refreshing and fun. A unique modern carpet will complete your room and create conversation with guests, like this rug by Esti Barnes, designer and founder of Top Floor. Image copyright Top Floor.

I love the color scheme in this Irvine custom rug from Irvine Carpet Design.

You can order a custom area rug online at Discount Purchases.com.

This round rug will really set off a spacious floor. Via Design Plus of Houston.

If you are interested in modern rugs for your space check out this great article Guidelines for Buying Modern Rugs to help you decide on a unique carpet for your apartment or home.

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Vintage Room Style

Vintage decor ideas are easy to find and when arranged with a keen eye to style and color an apartment can have a new fresh feel. Consider some of the following ideas I’ve found. All images via Apartment Therapy.

The incredible colors of this vintage style dining room bring life  to a small space.  The animal print rug add a nice touch.

Oh, the classic metal and “pleather” table and chairs from grandma’s kitchen. Love this clean green look.

Cute vintage appliances and sinks can add charm to a small kitchen space. Color choices here add style.

The vintage curve…love the use of different styled pieces here. I can almost feel that prickly vintage material on that couch. The hanging globe light and shag throw carpet are nice touches.

Don’t forget accessories! Are you a vintage fan yet??

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Shabby Chic Summer…

What speaks of a soft and cool summer than the pure whites of Shabby Chic decor? Love the summer cottage like feel of these design ideas. This room, by far, my favorite. The chandelier is gorgeous.

Love the muted tones and this rough finish table. The painting an awe inspiring splash of subtle color. (Is that my favorite chartreuse color I see?)

Lamp du jour! Incredible Shabby Chic Mercury Urn Lamp… via Cottage Haven Interiors.

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Curve Appeal

Adding curves to your apartment space will create a whimsical feel and bring comfort to the eye. Hard edges no more. The following are some great ideas for you Allentown apartment. Adding a bit of circle to your space may bring you a round! Have fun.

Above image from Rug Centre. Infinite Damask rug in red and cream.

Sybarite Round sofa, curved, comfy and fun.

Canasta circular sofa…

A more classic style with a round coffee table ottoman.

Dare to be different with a curved bed.

Crop circle wallpaper add interest to any ordinary space. Consider decals for the walls to add interest and artistic flare.

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Red, White and Blue Decor

In honor of Memorial Day I’ve chosen some red, white and blue themed room designs for inspiration. This modern decor living room in the color scheme is fun and inviting. Found at Interior Design Daily.

Coastal Living feature this awe-inspiring red, white and blue themed kitchen with country flair.

This cool red and white bedroom. So sweet. From 8rd.

Pottery Barn living room features red leather chairs and white sofa with blue and white throws and pillows. Blue and white chain rug. Great patriotic elements.

Cozy and comfy, a red, white and blue patriotic themed study. Love the plaid chair and pillow. Found at Your Decorating Hotline.

And don’t forget….

Annin American flags! Annin is the world’s largest and oldest (over 160 years) flag company in the world and what’s more…they’re made in the USA! They come in all sizes. Check your local stores and ask if they carry Annin flags! A lot do. I simply refuse to buy a flag that’s made in China.

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Inside Celebrity Homes…and closets!

Curiosity abounds when seeking out celebrity finds, and what more informative and inspiring way to get to know the inner life of someone than a peak into their closet?  But with this article for Elle Decor, we’ve found some wonderful ideas for an apartment closet (if you’re lucky enough to have one…and a walk-in no less!) of any size. Also, I’ve know women to convert an extra room into a closet…so think outside the box…or the closet in this case.

Above is the closet of  interior designer Nate Berkus with vintage touches to go with his 1940s renovated Chicago apartment.  Photo: Pieter Estersohn

Nanette Lapore’s fashionably glam closet in her Manhattan townhouse is more like a room one could live in than a closet. With crystal chandelier and a plush ottoman, I bet this fashion designer has a hard time leaving. Rug: ABC Carpet & Home.

Creative director of J.Crew, Jenna Lyons has created a shoe closet to die for. She converted a bedroom of her Brooklyn, New York home into a footware heaven. Photo; Rebecca Greenfield

A soft blue and white palette graces this romantic dressing room of Estee Lauder’s creative director Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer.  Bagues chandelier. Circa 1970 desk by Gabriella Crespi.  Photo: Simon Upton.

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Fish Motif Design

Add a unique theme to your decor…for some reason I’m inspired by fish motif designs this week…If you love fish and the inspiration they provide consider some of the following designs for your apartment.

…like this Blue Lagoon bathroom design by artist David Miller found at
Theme Bath.com.

Nomad Rugs Fish Runner Oriental Rug for $1250.

White fish vase found at This Next.

Fish and Water Replica Tiffany Lamp on bronze base. $406
at Caesar Studios.

Painting: The Flying Fish 1 by J. Vincent Scarpace at I Paint Fish.com.

“Waterdance” dinnerware from Mottahedeh. Can be found at Arttiques.com.

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Creative Apartments: Round Rugs

Love the creative interest a circular plush carpet can make in a room…found this room at Apartment Therapy.

Green circular rugs from Ikea.

Vista beige shag rug found at The Rugs Collection.

Dhara Tufted Wool Round Rug in floral green found at Bizrate.

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Healthy Home – Rugs

Now a days, people are thinking about healthy lifestyles, and the living space of the apartment or home is no exception. The healthier the atmosphere, the better we feel. And this can come right down to the furniture that you sit on, and the rugs that you walk on. I fell in love with these fabulous rugs, especially the kids collection of rugs that I found at Indi-B, a cute company that features healthy home rugs that are made from all natural fibers and dyes.  They are certified through GoodWeave (which supports child-labor laws).

All rugs are made from 100% wool with cotton backing, handmade by Artisans in India.

The Home Collection is quite unique also.

Check online store for more information on these wonderful healthy finds.

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