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Updating the dated

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What do you do when you have dated finishes you can't tear out? Here's how to work around them and give your space a lift on a budget.  Looking at the picture above, what did you notice first? The sculptural deer head? The vases? The lamp? The toss cushions? The throw? What about the dated, 1980s seafoam carpet?  Yup, it's there, but it probably isn't where your eye when first. I am going to share with you the formula to work around a challenging colour in your space. I am using the example of flooring and seafoam as the colour,...

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Mirrored Furniture Adds Glamour to Your Home

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Hello readers! I’m Joanna, a writer for Arcadian Lighting—a brilliant source for light fixtures in all styles and finishes. I adore all things design and enjoy writing guest posts such as this one for Wharton Interior Design. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite pieces of mirrored furniture. They’re always elegant and at times quite glamorous. Hopefully, you’ll find inspiration for decorating your own space with a mirrored piece or two.   This bedroom is stunning with its vivid pink walls and elegant mirrored bed which reflects the light back into the room. The grand scale artwork is especially pretty.   The upholstered chair...

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Interior Designer Profile: Jonathan Adler

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Interior designer Jonathan Adler is author of the book, My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living. Love his work or hate it, it is kind of hard to imagine how one could feel down in one of the quirky, colourful spaces he creates. I wanted to profile Jonathan as a designer I admire. Admittedly, he is not going to be everyone's cup of tea, and I probably wouldn't want to live all the time in an environment that is as high energy as those he creates, but I still think he has a lot to offer as far as inspiration is concerned and...

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Interior Design Inspiration from Liberty of London

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Liberty of London is interior designer heaven. It's a quick turn off Oxford Street, and as soon as you see Liberty's iconic Tudor facade, you know it's going to be something special. Since 1875, Liberty has aspired to bring unique items to discerning clients. There truly is no other department store like it, and their reputation was built on their incredible art fabrics. It's top floor is a loft like space full of unique wallpaper, home decor fabrics, furnishings and accessories to die for, and...a haberdashery department. How can it not be good? Their fabrics are available online and any...

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Bringing Home the Spoils: Paris Flea Market Shopping Trip

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Les Puces (flea market) is a great treat to explore and provided me with lots of interior design inspiration. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to explore a Paris Flea market and I was fortunate enough to finally get the chance on a recent holiday. I went prepared to buy, left empty handed but inspired. Take the metro to Porte de Clingancourt on Saturday, Sunday or Monday to Paris's largest flea market and wear comfortable shoes. It is truly huge. There's a map at the entry gate that gives one an idea of just how large...

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