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Yes, Tiles Can Be Painted! Here's How

Image via  and 1 | Location The first step is to understand where the tile is currently located. Depending on where the tile is installed, there may be special considerations. Is the tile in your kitchen used as a backsplash? Fireplace detailing? Or the bathroom floor? Location is very important as it determines how the tile’s surface may need to be treated and prepared prior to painting. Bathrooms tiles, for example, may require an additional top coat to help seal areas...

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Are Subway Tiles Out Of Style In 2019? Designer Toni Sabatino Doesn’t Think So!

Image via With the seemingly unceasing popularity of subway tiles, it's only reasonable to wonder how long subway tiles will continue to be on trend. In fact, customers frequently ask us if subway tiles are still going to be in style in the years to come. This is understandable since no homeowner wants to install tiles that will soon be outdated. To get a definitive answer to this question, we approached New York-based interior designer  Toni Sabatino of Toni Sabatino Style. These are her...

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5 Top Lighting Trends for 2019: Newest Tips and Ideas

From modern pendant lights and industrial lighting to Japanese inspired designs and European chandeliers, lighting is an important element that defines intimate and functional spaces around the home. Whether you are thinking about brightening up a hallway or making a statement in the kitchen or dining room, these interior light fixture trends for 2019 are the perfect decor piece for your home. Image via 1 | Globe Pendants If you’re looking to make a statement with a...

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How to Plan a Boho Chic Summer Picnic

Summer is here, beckoning us to enjoy the outdoors. As much as we love a good picnic, it’s time to go beyond traditional decor and do a picnic in style. The sky's the limit when it comes to creating a boho chic picnic atmosphere. Wherever the location, be bold and fearless by following these simple tips on how to plan your next boho chic summer picnic. Image via  and 1 | Floral Arrangements Boho chic is all about being free-spirited and...

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5 Easy Ways to Create a Minimalist Home Decor Inspired by Wabi Sabi

Minimalist beauty exists in simplicity while Wabi Sabi aesthetics is revealed in flawed beauty. However, both of these interior decor styles share a common language that revolve around simple lines, balance and asymmetry, simplicity, organic design elements, and most importantly, intimacy. Bring a personal touch and add warmth to a minimalist home decor with Wabi Sabi influences. Think earthy colors like brown, green, gray, and muted blue.  Image via 1 | Living Room Keep it...

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Interior Designer Spotlight: Darla Powell of Darla Powell Interiors (Miami, FL)

It is said that our space shapes us as much as we shape our space. This principle highlights the importance of interior design. Good design, however, doesn’t just happen. In fact, with so many styles to choose from and elements to consider --  layout, color scheme, decor, to name a few -- the possibility of ending up with bad design is rather high. And that’s why people work with a professional interior designer. So, how do you choose a design pro for your interior design project? A good starting point is...

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