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Blue and Orange Living Rooms

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Blue and orange are on the opposite sides of the colour wheel, making them complementary colours. Complementary colours provide high contrast when placed next to each other. I love the orange-blue combination, because even though blue can be so sophisticated and muted, when you add orange, it becomes a welcoming playground for this lively punch of colour providing a nice balance between reserved and playful. Interior Design by: E J Interiors Serena & Lily  Interior Design by: Erin Hedrick Interior Design by: Sam Allen Interiors Via Better Homes & Gardens Fabrics by Thibaut

Vinegar as a Natural Cleaner by Guest Blogger Steve Conory of Behind the Shower.com

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When it comes to cleaning, sticking to the natural solutions is the best in terms of your health and the longevity of the items that you choose to clean. Here is where Vinegar comes as a top option. This infographics from behindtheshower.com shows the dos and don’ts when you use Vinegar as a bathroom cleaner. These are the problems that could be addressed using vinegar. Removing Gunk from the Faucet Unclogging the Drain Remove Mineral Deposits from Shower head Clean the Shower Doors Disinfect toilet bowls Floor Cleaning Removing Carpet stains  Dater Bug in your shower room Eve n though Vinegar is a household natural cleaning product, it should not be used without care. There are certain situations you need to avoid Vinegar. Vinegar may not be a good choice here: Marble Counter tops & Granite Natural Stone Floor Electronic/Electrical Items Egg stains and spills Unsealed Hardwood floors Even with a humble position in our household p

How You Can Transform Your Kitchen to Boost Your Meal Prep - by Guest Blogger Alice Robertson

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In this new guest article by Miami based professional home organizer Alice Robertson gives you excellent ideas on keeping your kitchen ready for cooking nutritious meals at any time. It can seem hard to find the time to cook healthy meals. Yet, we know the benefits of eating at  home, both for our health and our finances. One way to encourage yourself to get in the kitchen  is to make it meal prep-friendly. Here’s how to get started. Declutter Your Excess Before you can think about simplifying your kitchen prep, you need to declutter and free up some space. To begin, ask yourself questions about your current setup. For example, do you  use every piece of equipment, or do you have multiple versions of each one? Are they outdated  or in disrepair? After you are through with your first clean, it’s time to consider what you can  purge. This might include outdated cookbooks, surplus utensils, nearly empty cleaning supplies,  and warped baking ware. Likewise, think of anything t

Going Green: Eco-Friendly Changes You Can from Guest Blogger Alice Robertson

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Today's guest blogger is Miami based professional home organizer  Alice Robertson . She's happy to share her ideas on how we can combat climate change by making small adjustments in our own everyday lives. You can reach Alice at alice@tidyhome.info Going Green: Eco-Friendly Changes You Can Make at Home Climate change is a term we hear a lot on the news and read about on social media, but many  people don’t fully understand what causes it or how to stop it. While there are many contributing  factors to the environmental changes taking place in our world, one of the most devastating is the  continued destruction of the ozone layer. The cars we drive, the energy we use, and even the  foods we eat all contribute to the buildup of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, which, in turn,  cause massive disruptions in climates around the world. It’s important to learn how you can  make changes at home and within your community to prevent climate change.  One of the bes

Traditional decor with a modern twist - Fearless Decorator Feature: Ashley Whittaker Design

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New York based Ashley Whittaker's sophisticated interiors are traditional with a modern twist. She uses playful, patterned fabrics, bold wallcoverings, and lively colours to add a contemporary touch to her classic decor, creating timeless design. The beautiful Chinoiserie wallpaper and the lively colours make this room really cheerful. Image: Ashley Whittaker Design I love the lacquered wall with the panting and the vibrant pattern on the chairs! Image: Ashley Whittaker Design This room is so sophisticated with the various shades of gray accented with analogous colours! Image: Ashley Whittaker Design Nice colour combination that gives you a bit of a country feel. Image: Ashley Whittaker Design Such a rich colour on the cabinets! The marble texture anchors the small pattern in the cabinets nicely.  Image: Ashley Whittaker Design Coral and spring green is always a fresh colour combination! Image: Ashley Whittaker Design Gorgeous design with the Maharan

How to Mix Patterns Skillfully - Fearless Decorator Feature: Charlotte Lucas

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North Carolina based Charlotte Lucas is know for her stunning interiors and is often featured in publications like Elle Decor. She mixes patterns skillfully and adds touches whimsy and one-of-a-kind objects to create lively interiors. Besides her work as an interior designer I really like her renderings as well. I love the painting and the energy it gives to the pastels! Image from Charlotte Lucas Design It's amazing to see the rendering and the actual room side by side! Image from Charlotte Lucas Design The finished room. Wallpaper by Cole and Son, Image from Charlotte Lucas Design Image from Charlotte Lucas Design Image from Charlotte Lucas Design. Photo by @comerford.erin  Art by @hidellbrooks   Photo by  @laureywglenn , Wallpaper by Hermes, Image from Charlotte Lucas Design Image from Charlotte Lucas Design Wallpaper by Schumacher, Image from Charlotte Lucas Design Image from Charlotte Lucas Design Fun and colourful powder roo

Green Cleaning tips from Professional Organizer Alice Robertson

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Today's guest blogger is Miami based professional home organizer Alice Robertson . She's happy to share some of her green cleaning tips along with some useful ideas on how we can recycle items that should not end up in a landfill. You can reach Alice at alice@tidyhome.info Eco-Friendly Disposal: Tips for Green Decluttering and Cleaning by Alice Robertson  As North-Americans, we’ve been raised to believe that more is better and to be proud of our belongings  and the financial and social status they reflect. However, in recent years, developments in the  environment, and the economy have taught   us, that we would be   well-served to temper those  expectations a bit and think sustainably and conservationally. An increasingly large number of  us   have done just that. The “green” movement has raised the consciousness of many  who once had no thought of how their belongings might impact the environment and turn the  “bigger is better” ethos on its head. Consequen