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Who doesn’t love Joanna Gaines and her  HGTV show Fixer Upper?  Even if at first thought modern farmhouse style isn’t what you had envisioned for your home you will still enjoy the results of Joanna’s eye for simple, fresh and unique design.  She really is a force in the movement which is bringing relevance to the value of the farmhouse style in our modern times.  Modern farmhouse picks and chooses the best elements from the old farmhouse’s we loved and then tweaks and enhances them with new ideas and innovations.
Shop Farmhouse style- Living With Color Designs

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Living With Color Designs: Furniture Sketches: Ladies Chair in Lime GreenLooking at all those beautiful art sketches by real artist from my last post has inspired me to try and do a little drawing myself.  I once heard a designer say that they tried to do a little drawing each day just to keep the creative juices flowing, maybe I should give it a try.  I’d downlaoded  the Paper 53 app to my iPad a long time ago with great aspirations of what I would accomplish with it.  However, I’d never really sat down and taken the time to play with it.  Determined to rectify this scandalous situation and being all inspired I decided to get on it.  Now what should I draw? Continue reading →


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To me there is something magical about sketches and even the ability to sketch.  It may stem from a longing to be able to just sit down and sketch beautiful, even whimsical drawings with ease.  Lately I have stumbled upon some pretty amazing sketch artwork by various artist which has me currently crushing on: art sketches.

I stumbled upon the work of Luke Edward Hall on a great little site Buddy Editions which “is an online art gallery that introduces enthusiastic collectors to emerging artists around the globe”.  I loved these little sketches above.  Luke Edward Hall is a british artist, prop stylist, and founder of a home decor line.

Currently Crushing On: Art Sketches Luke Edward Hall

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Beautiful southern colonial on the coastIf you have a lot of extra bucks laying around then you might want to check out this beautiful property at Wrightsville Sound, 153 Edgewater Lane.  Currently priced at $1,685,000.  I know, not affordable for all but a girl can dream.  Who wouldn’t like this big beautiful house with bright turquoise shutters. Continue reading →


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Break out of the ordinary and jazz things up with a stylish cocktail table.  Look for any of these 5 design elements to banish boring and bring on some drama.

Geometric nested tables

Interesting shapes.  These geometric shapes group together to make one large cocktail table or break apart to be used separately in multiple areas or as side tables. Continue reading →