Mackenzie Horan - Design Darling

We feature a lot of interior designers via our blog but today, we are featuring a blog. With so many blogs out there, finding one that you like can be a bit difficult; Mackenzie Horan's, Design Darling, is SUCH a good one! Mackenzie features lots of fashion, designers, interior inspiration, a little bit of food and tidbits from her online boutique, Design Darling {the boutique} (I love her boutique!!). Check her out!!


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Houzz's - To Chop or Not to Chop

Last week, we received the huge honor of being featured in Houzz's Ideabook - To Chop or Not to Chop (pillows, that is)!!! First, THANK YOU, HOUZZ!!! :) Second, we wanted to share the Ideabook and some of the photos they featured.

For those of you that are not familiar with pillow chopping, it's literally lightly karate chopping the center of the top seam (or sometimes on the side) on your throw pillows. Chopping pillows has become a popular way to give pillows more shape and enhance their look on a sofa, chair or bed. Whether you yell "Hiya!!" when you do this is completely up to you. Enjoy, HIYA!!

 Our Sea Glass Room Idea that was featured in the Houzz Ideabook!!

 Photo from Niki Papadopoulos via Houzz

 Photo from Susan Glick Interiors via Houzz

Photo from Jennifer Brouwer via Houzz

Photo from Terrat Elms via Houzz

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Black and White

Has there even been a more perfect coupling than that of black and white? Black and white in a home works well just as black and white OR can give you a perfect background on which to build some color. Browsing black and white interiors, I found many great ideas and inspiration. Black and white will never go out of style.

(photo from PaperCity)

(photo from Lonny Magazine)

(photo from House Beautiful)

(photo from freshome)

 (photo from New England Home)

(photo from Elle Decor)

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Cheery Toronto Condo

When Marlie Waks wanted help designing the interior of her Toronto condo, she turned to her sister, Jessica, for help. Jessica Waks is the design editor for Style At Home so being that she knows Marlie better than anyone else AND lives in the interior design world, Jessica was the obvious choice. Marlie wanted color and feminine glam; she and Jessica worked together to create a vibrant, colorful and personal space. I believe they succeeded tremendously! Love it all!
(all photos from Style At Home)

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Sara Story Design

Bold, eclectic, sophisticated and slightly edgy are some of the words that come to mind when I look at Sara Story's interiors. Sara launched her design firm in 2003 and has created interior magic for people all over the world; in 2012, she launched an Asian inspired wallpaper collection. Check out her designs for some creative interior inspiration!!
(all photos from Sara Story Design)

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The Hill Country Home of Sara Story

Sara Story is a highly sought after and accomplished interior designer; her Texas Hill Country home is not the rustic, barn-esque type home that you might expect when you think of a country house. Wide open rooms, floor to ceiling windows and loads of Texas limestone serve as the perfect surrounding for Sara's beautiful, modern interior. Beautiful.
(all photos from Architectural Digest)

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The Home of Jackie Astier

Glamorous is the first word that comes to mind when I look at Jackie Astier's New York home. Full of luxurious fabrics, gold and brass, lacquered and grasscloth walls and fabulous customer pieces, Jackie's apartment is full of style and incredible design.
(all photos from Elle Decor)

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