Tuesday Treasures | 15 Golden Accessories for Your Home

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Since I will not be taking home the Oscar this Sunday *sigh*, I can at least bring home the gold in other ways. I’ve been pinning and pining over some items lately for my home. Once I clear the clutter, I will be getting rid of some things by donating, recycling, selling or throwing out items that are no longer useful or joyful and making room for new things I can purchase or make.

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I was once told by an interior designer that black frames are the way to go, but I’ve since included white frames to my collection. I think gold frames would add a nice touch as well.

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This gold “Love” print by Jen Ramos of Made by Girl is so simple, but makes a big impact.

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I think these gold hurricane candle holders are glamorous in a subtle way.

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You can never have too many playing cards, right? Why not add a stack of gold ones to your collection?

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I think this gold Marilyn Monroe print by Warhol would make a great addition to my gallery wall.

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This gold vase sits beautifully on its own as I’m sure it would with some flowers in it.

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As much as I love books, I’m trying to cut down since I’m not in a permanent place, but I think I could make an exception for Oh Joy’s new craft book. It’s practical and beautiful.

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Trays are one of those household items that you can never have enough of because they are just so useful and have multiple purposes. I’d love to add this gold one to my collection.img62o

I’m not sure what is happening to our silverware, but much like our Tupperware, they’ve been disappearing in droves. When it’s time for a new set, I think this gold set would be a perfect addition. I love the clean lines.

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I like to collect little trinket boxes and wouldn’t mind adding this gold one to my collection.

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This jewelry tree has a great minimalist design and would look so pretty on my dresser.

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Just like pens, I am obsessed with notebooks and collect them like they’re going out of style. This gold notebook though looks classy enough to always be in style.

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This gold pig book end set is too adorable to pass up.

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One can never say “Thank you” enough and one can never have too many Thank You cards. I love this watercolor set with the gold lettering.

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This gold stapler would look so pretty on my desk. I love when something so useful is designed so beautifully.

{Oscars photo via huffingtonpost.com}

20 Valentine’s Day Inspired Home Decor Ideas for Everyday Living

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{The home that caused a buying frenzy over the For Like Ever poster – Jessie Randall’s (of Loeffler Randall) home in Domino’s September 2006 issue}

I had a serious fascination with red walls at one point. Let’s see, there was one apartment we had in which I decided it would be a GREAT idea to paint the guest bedroom/ home office a deep crimson. (The neighbors thought we were crazy when we primed it with pepto-bismal pink first as they could see everything through our window.) Then there was the blood-red hallway in another condo, which I’d decided on after the first three colors I chose did not turn out the way I’d imagined (I have a very, very wild imagination). Our realtor promptly told us to paint it white when we decided to sell.

After that, I haven’t done any red walls lately. In fact, I think all that painting (about 6-8 different colors for each of the first two places) left me with some sort of design savvy when it comes to choosing paint colors (Forever Rule #1: Get Samples. Oy.).

This is not to discourage anyone from going wild with abandon in their own abodes. Hey, we all have to learn sometime, and sometimes we need to experience it first-hand. One lesson I’ve learned over the years and many moves later is that paint is not the only way to express yourself. Because, after all, just like our fashion choices, our home decor choices are a reflection of us (or, at least, they should be).

In keeping with our Valentine’s Day theme this week (I swear, I did not intend for this to happen), I’ve rounded up some design ideas that are Valentine’s Day inspired, but could be incorporated throughout the year. Do you have any home/interior design lessons to share? Do tell.

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This would make a great entryway. Doesn’t it just scream “WELCOME TO MY HOME!”?

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Such a sweet touch to add a tiny hot pink heart print and those love prints (by Jen Ramos of Made By Girl) to your gallery wall.

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How do you feel about color-coordinating your books? Seems daunting, but what a beauty!

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I really could use that hot pink plexiglass coffee table. No, really, I need it.

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I adore this collection of pillows. Especially the ones with the animals on them!

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I’ve admired this neon pink tray by Alexandra Von Furstenberg [and first seen in Emily’s home (of Cupcakes and Cashmere)] for far too long now.

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This hanging egg chair would fit perfectly in place in a reading nook.

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That iridescent hot pink ceiling lamp is on point!

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The pink sconces and pink chairs add a feminine touch to this dining space and balances well with all of the wood.

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So, instead of red walls, why not go for red chairs? I would love that shade of red in a nail polish!

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I adore the sweet touches of pink in this tablescape from Domaine Home.

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That pink Smeg fridge is just too adorable!

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The soft, pale pink walls in Emily’s old Cupcakes and Cashmere office add a fun element without being overly sugar-plums-and-fairies.

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A room that dreams are made of. Bri Emery’s bedroom makeover is light and refreshing.

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Loving the pink vibes going on in this nursery by Amber Interiors, from the heart print to the baskets to the rug.

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Check out that red heart-shaped lamp (by Ikea!) in this sweet nursery!

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Neon pink signs should be in every home. EVERY. HOME. Love this one created by Emily Henderson for Ban.do.

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While Jordan (of Oh Happy Day) has said they will gut the pink bathroom when the time is right, I like the way she’s refreshed it by adding accessories. Why, yes, white towels are always a good idea.

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Okay, maybe this is not so subtle, but I am in love with this hot pink plexiglass bathroom sliding door!

15 Decor Ideas to Inspire Your Living Room Makeover

Well, you didn’t expect me to re-decorate my bedroom, bathroom, home office and kitchen and dining area without including my living room, did you? After all, it’s probably where we spend most of our time. So, here are some ideas I’ve pinned so I can have some visuals to inspire me.

1. This. This photo inspires not just my living space, but my entire life. The artist behind that beautiful painting is Michelle Armas, someone whose work I have admired for a long while now. This visual reference is EVERYTHING.

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2. These bookshelves tho. I love books and I love bookshelves. While my ceilings are not quite as high, I love how this encompasses the entire wall with just enough room for the window.

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3. More bookshelf porn. Still not quite my reality, but I do have the “bookshelves behind the sofa” thing going on.

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3. This is inspiration for a blank wall space I’d like to fill.

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4. Yes, even more bookshelves! Well, it’s because I have an entertainment center similar to this set-up, but the space is not quite as exciting as this one.

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5. Besides bookshelves, I also have a thing for gallery walls. Who doesn’t? Have you checked out Pinterest? Confession: I have some photos and artwork that need to meet my blank frames so they can come together and get married already!

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6. This striped rug! Am I the last person on earth without a striped rug?!?

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7. That background. Wow.

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8. I’m on the fence with sectionals. I like the one below because of its clean lines (and, obvi, the color is gorgeous), but I may have to stick with the traditional sofa and extra chairs. If I change my mind, I would look into getting something similar to this.

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9. I love these framed note cards of Joy Cho’s (of Oh Joy!) family done by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. Probably because I love everything Oh Joy and Rifle Paper Co. do. This is something to consider for my own family.

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10. I love the explosion of colors on this Colin Pennock oil on linen, Just As We Imagined It.

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11. Currently, we have blinds to cover our floor-to-ceiling windows. I want to get curtains to soften it out. With all the colors I’d be bringing in from artwork and decor, I thought something as simple and subtle as white curtains would help balance everything out.

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12. I need that chair in my life! I would love to find a vintage chair and redo it like this.

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13. These mismatched colorful pillows are beautiful. I think this would be an easy update and something to DIY.

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14. I need to find a way to cure my black thumb so I can get and keep plants. I love Bri Emery’s living room makeover done by Emily Henderson. That white plant pot with the face is a must!

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15. This is not necessarily my style, but I love this space because of the colors, textures and vignettes.

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