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5 Things All Stylish People Have In Their Homes

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What Makes A Stylish Home?

Well, some might argue that it’s a great couch, while others may say it’s in the attention to detail. However, one thing is for sure, there are people who just seem to know what works and the same goes for their personal style. They are often the people we see on Instagram whose bedroom colour palettes always match their #ootd(outfit of the day) but how do they do it? Well according to Lyz Lynch of mydomain.com, there is an actual list. Time to take notes!

Greenery

A little predictable? Perhaps, although it has been proven that rooms with plants look and feel a little brighter and warmer. The most aesthetically pleasing ones that you can consider for your home are; Rubber plant, Bromeliar, Prayer plant, Schefflera, The Mother In Law’s Tongue, Cactus and of course, Swiss cheese plant and the Rainforest plant. (look them up)

Images: Haarkon, Pinterest

                                                                                                        Some examples of how you can add plants.

A Luxurious Throw  

You know you’ve seen them and wondered “wow, this blanket looking thing is really cool” and yes, throws are pretty amazing. They add an effortless luxury to living and bedroom spaces. Drape it over your couch or bed to create a look that will bring your space together.

You don’t have to be too extravagant. A simple knitted throw does the trick too. Images: Pinterest

An Antique Piece

A touch of vintage to your wardrobe is just as coveted when it comes furniture. Whether it be your aunt’s inherited vase or a chair or an ornament that you bought on a trip you took a few years ago, vintage items go beyond just being beautiful because they’re priceless too.

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Statement Art

Nothing adds personality and colour to a space the way an art piece does. An interesting art piece can really act as a centrepiece of a space where you don’t really need much else; invest on a timeless piece that speaks to your taste.

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A Bold Piece

Whether it be a chandelier or an unusual table –  take a risk and choose something that really shows off your quirky or eclectic side.

A statement can be made in a variety of ways; a colourful couch, a cool chair or a light piece.
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Now that you have all this inspiration, we certainly hope that you are excited to make some changes as you usher in the new season.

 

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Before and After: 13 Dramatic Kitchen Transformations

Many people want to change their kitchen, whether it’s because it functions poorly, their taste has evolved or they purchased a home marked by someone else’s style. In fact, “can no longer stand the old kitchen” is the top reason homeowners choose to remodel kitchens, according to Houzz research. If you’re experiencing kitchen fatigue and are looking for inspiration, take a look at these 13 kitchen transformations. Perhaps you’ll find your kitchen soul mate here.
Wood to White
Many homeowners ditch wooden cabinets in favor of white. Our first group of before-and-afters shows four kitchens where this was done, in a variety of styles.1. Raising the RoofKitchen at a Glance
Who lives here: A professional executive coach and a beer distributor, their 10-year-old daughter and two Pembroke Welsh corgis
Location: Groton, Massachusetts
Size: 251 square feet (23.3 square meters)
Designers: Halsey Platt and Diana MacLeod of Platt BuildersBEFORE: The kitchen in this Massachusetts home occupies what used to be a barn, and the low roof meant windows that were just 12 inches tall.

AFTER: The homeowners raised the roof 18 inches, allowing for bigger windows and a proper view. The remodel also exposed some of the original beams, and added new ones to highlight the space’s historical character.

Cabinets: in English Linen finish, Candlelight Cabinetry; Bakes cabinet pulls and Sheraton cabinet knobs in dark antique: Horton Brasses; wall planking: painted in Mayonnaise OC-85 by Benjamin Moore, Boral; rustic glass pendant lights: Pottery Barn; Iron/Tones undermount sink in white: Kohler; three-legged bridge faucet: Rohl; single-drawer dishwasher with panel: Fisher & Paykel

Read more about this kitchen remodel

5 Bathroom Ideas to Steal From Hollywood’s Coolest It Girls—and How to Shop Them

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by SACHA STREBE

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the myriad of celebrity homes we’ve had the privilege of shooting for MyDomaine, it’s that when it comes to style, some people are just born with it. Case in point: Lauren Conrad’s former Cali-cool home in the Pacific Palisades. It’s an undeniable master class in swoon-worthy, texture-rich bohemia, with that timeless glamour and modern femininity we’ve come to expect from the A-lister.

However, Conrad’s not the only one. We pretty much want to steal the bedrooms, dining rooms, and living rooms of all our favorite It girls—oh, and we definitely want to raid their closets, too. But if there’s one room we want to mimic above all else, it’s the bathroom. While the kitchen will always be the hero of the home, the powder room is where we really take a load off, expunge the daily stresses, and soak the senses, both literally and figuratively. So we compiled five of our all-time favorite celebrity bathrooms along with the key pieces to get the look at home—and all of them have one thing in common. Can you guess? It’s bound to assuage your Instagram envy.

 J U L I A N N E  H O U G H

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When you have a crazy-busy schedule like actress and musician Julianne Hough’s, you need a stylish sanctuary to come home to. That’s exactly what she did with her bathroom. It’s earthy and raw, turning on Mother Nature’s charm with a floor-to-ceiling window that floods the room with sunlight. In fact, this natural palette runs throughout her entire home. “Muted, earthy greens, browns, blues and some yellows feel grounded and protective,” she told Better Homes & Gardens. “But I also love pops of color. They symbolize pure joy.”

L A U R E N  C O N R A D

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Lauren Conrad’s bathroom is a traditional-modern fusion. It strikes a balance between classic and contemporary with ease, and we’re pretty sure most of you reading this wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to have this freestanding-tub situation in your own home. We love the all-white look balanced out with natural light and warm timber details. The textured Little Market throw and the vintage Turkish rug really add a hint of boho-chic flair. You simply must check out the full tour of her Cali-cool home for more interior inspiration.

 

N A O M I  W A T T S

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It’s hard to imagine a New York city loft could ever be transformed into a space fit for a family of four, but that’s exactly what design firm Ashe + Leandro did when they approached the home interior of actress Naomi Watts, featured in Architectural Digest. The two-time Oscar nominee shared the space with former husband Liev Schreiber and their two sons, 8-year-old Alexander and 7-year-old Samuel, so it needed to have that fusion of fashion and function. The end result is an inviting family oasis complete with a master bathroom and a freestanding tub we all want to soak away the hours in. We love the glam gold touches and penny-tiled floor.

 

C A T  D E E L E Y

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We all love her style on So You Think You Can Dance, so it’s not surprising that the television personality’s superior taste extends into her house, too. When InStyle toured her Benedict Canyon home, we fell head over heels for her laid-back cool design with a hint of bohemian flair. It has that elevated nomadic vibe that comes from traversing the globe. It’s these subtle jet-setting sentiments that truly make this bathroom feel like home.

 

E R I N  F O S T E R

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We’re not the only ones who favor the bathroom as the top spot in the house. Erin Foster cherishes her master bathroom complete with a freestanding clawfoot bathtub. “I’ve never had a nice bathroom before,” she told MyDomaine. “The truth is I just couldn’t afford anything nicer, so I lived in a dump for 10 years, and I waited until the very last minute to finally let myself have beautiful things. Now when I shower and look around, I literally smile because I’m just so happy with myself in this beautiful bathroom. I’m just in heaven. Sitting in there, washing my hair, and smiling.” We love how she styled the bleached-out space with a pop of color via the fuschia African juju hat. In fact, her entire home tour has similar pops of color to brighten your day.

 

15 Chic Ideas to Decorate Your Kids’ Room with Stripes

1. Dress The Beds in Blue and White Striped Bedspreads for a Nautical Look

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2. Create an Accent Wall With White and Colored Stripes of Paint

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3. Dress The Windows with Striped Curtains in Colors That Compliment The Decor of The Room

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4. Cover The Floor with a Striped Carpet or Roll Out a Striped Rug

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5. Work on The Fifth Wall, Yes We Mean The Ceiling

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6. Go for a Striped Bed Headboard and Use The Same Fabric for The Bed Skirt

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7. Introduce a Hint of Pattern with Striped Pillows

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8. Another Way to Add a Bit of Pattern is a Striped Window Valance

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9. Paint A Piece of Furniture in Stripes

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10. Hang Striped Fabric Canopies

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11. Craft a Canvas Wall Art That Has Stripes

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12. Set Up a Reading Nook Inside a Striped Tepee

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13. Hang a Striped Pendant Lamp

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14. Craft Striped Hot Air Balloons with Paper Lanterns, Paint and Baskets

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15. Create a Wood Striped Accent Wall

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