Target Launches Project 62 and It is Amazingtastic

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I’ve recently been obsessed with mid century modern furniture and home decor. To be honest, while I still love the whole Scandinavian minimalist style, I’m finding more and more that when you have kids and pets, you can’t have nice things. Okay, you can have nice things so long as they are functional, hard to break, and easy to clean. I find myself constantly replacing a lot of damaged or dingy things around the house. No bueno. That’s why I’m completely over the moon for this new home decor line from Target. Project 62 is the perfect marriage of form, function, and affordability. Seriously, this line speaks for itself. Check out the pics below and enjoy free shipping on purchases of $35 or more!

Lauren Conrad’s Pacific Palisades Home is Even More Beautiful Than You Think It Is

Ever dream of living in the Pacific Palisades? No? Well you will now. This gorgeous home designed by LA based interior designer, Katherine Carter, and is owned by none other than Lauren Conrad. If you haven’t checked out Lauren Conrad’s blog, you’re seriously missing out. Anyway, of course Lauren Conrad owns this house. It’s totally beautiful! Check out these pics for some serious design inspiration. These pics are proof that less really is more.

 

 

 

For more inspiration from designer Katherine Carter, check out her amazing Brentwood home design here.

Target Just Added Some Amazing Things to Their Spring Home Collection!!!

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Is it so wrong that I could literally just live in Target if it had secure wifi? I absolutely love the new stuff that hit stores this week and you will too! Spring cleaning is upon us and we all need a refresh. What better way to get started than to completely revive your space with these fresh new looks! Check it out!

 

 

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Interior Design Trends to Look for in 2017

Interior Design Trends to Look for in 2017— Fixer Upper Friday

There’s no doubt that interior design trends over the past couple of years have been dominated by Scandinavian and minimalist aesthetics. The Scandinavian aesthetic has made grays and whites the go to color for everything from walls to textiles to tableware. While the minimalist aesthetic has favored function over form and furniture choices have definitely reflected that sentiment. Clean lines and hidden storage solutions have certainly been the most popular trends.

2017 is ushering in a thirst for color and texture and the hot new trends will embrace everything from floral prints to rich jewel tones and bold colors. The Scandinavian and minimalist design design trend will still dominate, but the name of the game this year is to incorporate bolder colors and mixed textures, in order to give homes a much more curated look.

If you find yourself cringing at the thought of floral wallpaper plastered on your crisp and clean living room walls, don’t be too alarmed. There are much more subtle ways to stay on trend with this year’s must have textures and colors. Rule of thumb: use small items to add that pop of color or that depth of texture then work your way up!

Textures

Raw, natural materials are set to make a big splash. While 2016 gave us shiny finishes like rose gold and copper, this year we’ll see more terracotta, cork, and even volcanic stone. Also, look out for velvet or floral accents like throw pillows and fabrics. Or take the plunge and try to get a hold of a vintage velvet couch! Thrift store time!!!

Colors

Earthy colors like powdery pink, sand, ochre, cinnamon, rust, and olive green will all make their mark this year. Deep Jewel tones will also appear, adding a romantic touch to interior spaces. Also, look for watercolors and the use of artwork to anchor spaces in unexpected ways like floor coverings.

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Fixer Upper Friday—Infographics That’ll Help You Sound Like a Boss Interior Designer

One thing I’ve learned over the course of tackling these renovations on my own is that if you sound like you know what you’re talking about, people tend to take you more seriously. I go to the hardware store, and I hear things like, “why isn’t your boyfriend renovating?,” or “sweetheart, you better call in a professional before you mess up so bad you need a professional.” Mind you, those are the things I hear after these dudes are done ignoring me by talking to men that came into the store way after I got there. Sigh. The last thing I want do in situations like that is to ask a question that comes off as ‘silly’.

The Ivy League Master’s degree side of me always does a lot of research. I can’t help it. I study a subject until I can teach it, or at the very least be able to use the proper terminology. I’m just programmed that way. Long story short, I go into a hardware store now, and I don’t have to ask for help because I know exactly what I’m there to get. Just tell me which aisle has the 3/8″ compression T-fitting, sir, and I’ll be on my way… and don’t call me sweetheart. Being able to do that, well, It’s liberating.

Anyway, I’ve come to a point in some of these projects where I’m done fixing structural things and I can finally start on the fun stuff like furnishings and decor. I’ve found myself struggling to describe what it is I’m looking for. Terms like Windsor Back or Cabriole Legs have me totally confused. So I found this amazing compilation of pin-worthy infographics that give names to all the faces of those coveted pieces of furniture and trendy design styles we all know and love. There are even tips on everything from picking paint colors to arranging a bookcase like a pro. Check these out!

Infographics That'll Help You Sound Like a Boss Interior Designer
Infographics That'll Help You Sound Like a Boss Interior Designer

Infographics That'll Help You Sound Like a Boss Interior Designer

Infographics That'll Help You Sound Like a Boss Interior Designer

For all of the amazing infographics, follow the link below!

Source: 15 Interior Design Charts