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Friday Flair: Vintage Office Supplies

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Nerd Alert! Yes, I love office supplies! By day I am a bean counting super hero, so I have a love for ledger paper, mechanical pencils, and even some crazy contraptions you may have never seen in your life! Basically the thing is, that a lot of older and vintage office supplies have amazing lines and mimic the design styles of each era. From colors to form, office supplies followed the trends of the times. Continue reading “Friday Flair: Vintage Office Supplies”

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Happy Holidays to All!

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I’ve gotten a bit caught up in the last minute details of this weekend’s Christmas festivities so I haven’t posted this week. I have lots of ideas for January and beyond so I hope to start off the new year with a bang. I will probably be on a limited schedule next week as well, but I will be posting about some awesome transitional ideas for mixing up your holiday decor and helping to ring in the New Year. Continue reading “Happy Holidays to All!”

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Friday Flair: Modern Malachite

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I follow a lot of trends, but I also go with what my heart and soul are drawn to. It doesn’t matter that it might have gotten popular a few years ago or that it might not make a real comeback for a few more years. If you have seen my Living Room Christmas decor you will quickly realize I am having a renewed love affair with all things neoclassical. I was really into it early on in my 20’s and was always a huge fan of Ballard Designs who carried a lot of these types of items back in the 1990s. Well on that note, I think Malachite fits right in with my Black, White, and Gold ornate motifs! Continue reading “Friday Flair: Modern Malachite”

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Room Tour: The Details of My Black, White, and Gold Christmas Living Room

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Last week I shared my Christmas tree and mantel decorated with a black, white, and gold theme. Today, I want to share the rest of my living room with you so that you get the whole picture. Continue reading “Room Tour: The Details of My Black, White, and Gold Christmas Living Room”

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Friday Flair: Black Watch Tartan

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Tartan plaids are about as classic as they come and this time of year is definitely when we start to re-embrace them. As much as I love the classic red patterns, my favorite has to be the Black Watch Tartan with it’s Black, Hunter Green, and Navy combination.

For apparel, I think this combo is the easiest to integrate into our wardrobes from top to bottom since it has so many neutral qualities. Whether you pair it with denim for a casual look or with black or navy for a work look you will always look stylish and original.

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Pantone 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

I was going to share a different post with you, but I had to stop the presses due to the announcement of Pantone’s 2017 color of the year…GREENERY! I had this marked on my calendar, but somehow forgot with my busy regular schedule. So let’s just say that I am a green gal! I love green and all shades of it! I will say though, that this year’s selection is a little challenging to use indoors unless you primarily add hints of it in actual Greenery (plants, of course). To me the shade speaks to outdoor furniture and I have indeed used this color on one of my patio sets. I even have a partial roll of some Sunbrella fabric that matches this color perfectly!

Let’s bring this back inside though. I think this color selection goes great with two of my favorite fun design styles…Chinoiserie and Palm Beach Chic! Now I am getting excited because I am slowly working on transforming my den into a colorful creative haven of these two styles and this shade of green always sneaks in somewhere.

Pantone Greenery:        Lee_Eisemann Pantone Color of the Year 2017 GREENERY:

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Here are some fun ways to use this color in your home decor: Continue reading “Pantone 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery”