5 Tips to Achieving Minimalist Style

Styling often gets a bad rap, because people think it just means adding “stuff.” It often does – the shoes by the door, the pile of magazines next to the bed, the 1/2 eaten croissant even though no one is in the photo – It can look forced, try-hard, and cluttered really easily. Styling just means giving a space a sense of a personality, and sometimes, that personality is still quiet and on the more minimal side. Even a sophisticated and modern home can have a huge sense of style through a couple of our tips, so stay tuned!

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1. Keep the color palette very tight. Adding a lot of colors is the quickest way to make a space look busy and cluttered. Keeping it tonal (a range of colors in the same color family) and mixing with neutrals is the easiest solution to having some color without it getting crazy.

2. Bring in simple lines and shapes. Lose anything with too much ornate detailing or carvings and stick to pieces that keep the eye moving really easily. That porcelain floral figurine lamp from the 50’s should go and instead think about a larger scale pottery lamp.

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3. Go for texture. Keep everything in your color palette, but having all your finishes being really smooth and slick can feel cold, so bring in linens, wools, wovens in your textiles and pottery, clay, porcelain in your accessories. Keep the color palette quiet, but the texture still needs to be there for it to look inviting and not like a showroom. Anything handmade is an extra plus.

4. For centerpieces, think about smaller collections of pieces in the same family (like on the dining table). It’s the same bowl in different sizes and as a collection it holds the dining room table nicely, without creating this huge tablescape that commands the whole room.

5. Bring in life through art and plants. Art is your chance to bring in more personality. Keep it simple and quiet, but make a statement to help shake up the seriousness of a more minimal home.

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Halloween gotcha spooked? Orange you silly!?

Its been exactly one year since our first blog post!!! Look how far we’ve come!!! We would like to thank all of our readers and we look forward to another great year!!

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Today, its all about….Orange!!!!

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Like it or not, orange gets your attention.  Think of orange as a friendlier red, a more inviting yellow.  A color that stimulates creativity, encourages socializing, let’s just call it fun!  If you don’t think orange is special ……try to find a word that rhymes with orange.  It’s the perfect color to boldly begin the festive holiday season.

It’s time to party!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Happy Halloween!

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Come with us as we unmask……….

The “Magic of Orange!!!!

And don’t be skeerd!

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Welcome! Come on in. Lets have some fun!

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Our Princess of the Pumpkins!

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Told you it | w o u l d | get your attention!

Nice ending to a long space, like an exclamation point!

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So it’s | p a r t y | time!

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From a wall with books………

to a | d i s t i n c t i v e | space!

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Mentally stimulating………..they’ll do their homework……….okay ,we’re spookin ya!

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Boo YEAH!!!

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Didn’t think | o r a n g e | could be sophisticated?

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And you thought turquoise | a n d | orange was a new thing.

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Lovely, yes?

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Made you SMILE!! It’s the FUN side of orange!

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Cant find your towel? Orange to the rescue!

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Casa blanca-ish!

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Orange can be subtle….so there!

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Impressed by the | e l e g a n c e | of orange?

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Draw you in?

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Paired with seasons | f a s h i o n | color, cobalt blue.

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The Black and White of Orange!

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Not just halloween colors anymore…

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Orange can do | s h a b b y | too!

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Let the conversation flow!

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Contemporary | orange? Not always!

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Wow! Now theres a dressed up corner!

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Still scared? Use orange as an accent to get the job done!

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Peach! The gentle side of orange.

Be not afraid of the color orange…….

Because as you can see,

It will  be the color that can set your spirit free!

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Oh! Don’t forget to come back we’ll be looking for you!

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