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Home library: Cosy & Comfortable place to spend a winter day

You’re an avid reader with loads of books scattered around the place? A birdie may have told us you still haven’t got down to actually organizing it and making it...

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Quote of the Week

If the divine creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony.”...

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How to Make a Winter Garden from Shipping Container

It is often that we get brilliant ideas at the time they are impossible to be pursued, such as wishing we could grow some vegetable in the garden during Christmas...

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Happy Christmas: Delicious cookies & cocktails recipes

A Christmas menu is not a successful one without cookies and cocktails so here are a few suggestions to warm up your holiday vibes.

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Sneak-Peek: New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

Follow my blog with Bloglovin New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and we have a fabulous design in the works.  This year we are designing a fabulous dinner party for...

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How to mix patterns in home décor

Have you ever felt a desire to do something wild and daring with your home but never had the chance? Have you spent countless hours looking at pictures of rooms...

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Tabletop Tuesday: Thanksgiving

It’s Tabletop Tuesday and today we are focused on Thanksgiving. I love the holiday’s and Christmas is my favorite time of year, that’s another post. But first, I have selected a...

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Holiday Tabletop Design Challenge

WELCOME TO SIGNATURE DESIGNS FIRST HOLIDAY TABLETOP DESIGN CHALLENGE & LINK PARTY! The Holiday season is my favorite time of year. The sights, sounds and smells of Christmas always put me...

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Floor decorating ideas: stylish & elegant

New age of flooring design is coming. It is more likely that we will be seeing different patterns in future instead of the old monotonous looks that we used to...

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día...

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Dining Al Fresco: Create an Outdoor Dining Room

An exterior dining room can have many positive effects on human health. First of all, you spend time in the fresh air. Secondly, you are surrounded with nature and greenery....

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Italian Nachos

Seeking something different for movie or game night.  These Italian Nachos will keep you mouth stimulated with flavor.  cipe Card

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Ideas for preparing your kid’s birthday

If your child is about to celebrate his or her birthday, a great way to celebrate their love for animals is to plan an animal-themed birthday party.  The bond between...

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Quote: Dining Is An Art

“There is a difference between dining and eating. Dining is an art. When you eat to get the most out of your meal, to please the palate, just as well...

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Centerpiece Design: Using Clear Vases

Decorating with clear containers is a simple, yet elegant way to create a fabulous centerpiece design. Using fruit, such as lemons, limes or oranges, in a clear vase helps stabilize tall arrangements...

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Stylish and Easy Tabletop Designs

Design an inviting dining experience for your guests at your next dinner soiree. Transform your table without spending a ton of money.  Create something beautiful, simple and WOW worthy! Here are...

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Quote of the Week

“Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.” - Charles Eames

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Prepare your home for spring: Must-do cleaning list

Winter is the period of year when we naturally get drowsy, grumpy and dull. The mood that we are is often reflected to our home. Only few people have a...

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Amusing Photobooth for the Event of Your Choice

Has the time of photo-booths just easily passed us by? Today everyone, their friends and their moms has gone up the modern technology ladder and they are using mobile phones...

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Latest Design Trends for your Kitchen

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Stylish Bathroom Design Ideas

You are probably wondering how can you redesign your bathroom so that it becomes very stylish and preserve its functionality. When planning to redesign your bath, keep in mind, that...

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Better Homes & Gardens Blogger Award

One of my all-time favorite publications, Better Homes & Gardens, is hosting their first-annual Blogger Awards.  You can nominate your favorite blog now through February 7th at noon CST.  ...

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An Inimitable Icon: Charles Eames

There are so many fantastic designers of furniture in the world but few have been able to hold a candle to the truly inimitable Charles Eames – one of the...

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Photography as part of Interior Decoration

Did you know that hanging and organizing photos on your wall can be a work of art? Pictures and photos of all kinds used to be hung in a straight...

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Interior Design Ideas for Christmas

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Dressing your Door with Holiday Style

Today our guest post comes all the way from England via Justine Simpson. Justine is an interior design blogger and home décor enthusiast who writes for Vibrant Doors UK- specialists and suppliers of...

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Style Files: Fall Inspirations

This is one of my favorite finds, a Fall Inspired 8’x10′ Hand Hook Rug. This was a must have for my clients living room makeover.   The big, bold pattern...

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Halloween Decor by Signature Designs

  Some of you may not know, but I love Halloween, well I love any reasons to celebrate in general. I have loved this holiday since I was a small child....

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Style Files: Blue Settee

We found this fabulous blue settee with a stone-wash finish, wood frame at HomeGoods for $499.  Great idea for seating in a bedroom placed at the foot of a bed....

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Feng Shui Your Home

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Organize Your Home: Tips to Keeping it Neat

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Dining with Style: Color and Pattern

  Want to add a little pizzazz to your dining area? Here are a few tips to help you get started: Add style to your dining space by painting the...

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InBox Design: Interior Decorating Tips, Inspirations & Fab Finds

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10 Easy Tips on Adding Color to Small Spaces

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8 Lavender Spaces

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Decorating with Candles

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Cocktail Shooters

So you’re planning an end of summer party and you’re seeking something fun and refreshing to serve your guest.  How about serving cocktail shooters, jello shots with a gourmet twist....

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Modular Kitchens: Not an Easy Job to Design and Maintain Them

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The Guest Room

The holidays are almost upon us and you know what that means, company is coming.  Your goal is to make them feel welcome, comfortable, and relaxed. Just think about what you...

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Simple Avocado Shrimp Salad

I love avocado and seafood, so what better combination for a summer treat to beat the heat. I have created a simple, light and delicious salad with two of my...

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How To Design A Candy Bar For Your Summer BBQs

Hosting a BBQ this summer? Wow your guests with a candy “bar” for dessert! It can be difficult to appease the different palates of various people, so having a dessert...

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Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Wings

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Mint Iced Tea

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Bamboo As An Eco-Friendly Flooring

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Perfect Fried Chicken

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Set the Stage: Basic Table Setting

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Designing Your Home Office with Quality Office Desk Chairs

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Shrimp and Crabmeat Etouffee

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Seafood Stuffed Bell Peppers

 

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Let’s Do Brunch

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Luxury is All in the Details

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Design 101: Wall Art

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Quick Tips On Staging Your Home For Sale

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Planning the Perfect Cocktail Party

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Stylish Tablescapes for Easter

Easter is a great time to celebrate with family and friends. Celebrate spring in style this year with a fun and fabulous Easter tablescape.  Bright colors mixed with a floral...

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Design 101: Focal Point

An emphasis or focal point is the dominant item in a room that your eye is most drawn to. This could be a chandelier, fireplace, a beautiful bed or a window with a...

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Designing Women: Danielle Gray, Interior Design

Gray Livin’ Washington, DC Email:  Danielle@graylivin.com Website/Blog: www.graylivin.com   What is your design philosophy? My design philosophy is your home should reflect the personality of the people living in it....

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Design 101: Repetition

To add personality to a room, use the design principal, repetition. Repeating visual elements such as line, color, shape, texture, value or image tends to unify the total effect of...

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Designing Women: Nicole White Quinn, Interior Design

Nicole White Designs Inc. Miami, FL 33179 Phone: 305-733-5335 Email: nicole@nwdesigninc.com Website:  www.nwdesigninc.com Blog: www.livelaughdecorate.com   What is your design philosophy? Don’t rush. I prefer to spend years working with a client...

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Design Women: Beth Dennis, Product Designer

Elements Art Gallery, LLC Beth Ann Dennis 580.271.1928. Email: elementsartgallery6@hotmail.com Website/Blog: elementsartgalleryllc.com Kickstarter   What is your design philosophy? To work intuitively with the style that comes natural to you....

Creating a Home Office with Signature Style

In today’s fast paced high tech world, working from home is the “new normal”.  Turn working at home into a stylish experience whether you have a room or a designated...

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Designing Women: Shauna Oberg, Interior Design

SATORI DESIGN FOR LIVING Shauna Oberg, Principal Designer/Blogger Okotoks, Alberta, Canada 403-995-0770 shauna@satoridesignforliving.com www.satoridesignforliving.com   What is your design philosophy? Homes are meant to be lived in, cherished, and should...

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Designing Women: Rekha Krishnamurthi, Textile Designer

Divine NY & Co. 244 Madison Avenue #312 New York, NY 10016 917-309-7855 Email:  Rekha@divineny.com | Website:  www.divineny.com   What is your design philosophy? My design philosophy is about working with...

Using Interior Design Trends into your Home

Interior design trends are a lot like fashion trends, they come and they go. A number of interior design trends have potential to become classic styles; some trends will fade...

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Guest Blogger: Leo Parker – 3 Pieces of Designer Furniture for Snuggling this Winter

3 Pieces of Designer Furniture for Snuggling this Winter Looking to get cozy this winter, Leo Parker our Guest Blogger in London, will entice you to cuddle in a fabulous designer chair....

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Designing Women: Rhonnika Clifton, Interior Design

Decorator Diva, LLC 713-962-2954 Email: rhonnikac@decoratordiva4u.com Website/Blog: www.decoratordiva4u.com Facebook: /DecoratorDivaLLC     Rhonnika Clifton, interior designer on the rise. She’s got drive, ambition and a compassionate heart.  I was very...

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Pier 1 Imports Tasting Party Collection with Michelle Karam

Professional Chef Michelle Karam of www.DishesByMichelle.com introduces the Pier 1 Imports Tasting Party Collection. Presented by Pier 1 Imports. To learn more about the Pier 1 Imports Tasting Party Collection...

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Happy New Year! Welcome 2013

Happy New Year! from Shandra Ward Signature Designs   “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~...

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Design 101: Design Basics

Developing an eye for interior decorating/design is as simple as knowing your favorite color schemes, plus learning how to use the simple principals of good design. Design is so much more...

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Guest Blogger: Joanna Crain – Create a Color Explosion

Signature Style Design & Lifestyle is delighted to feature Joanna Crain, a writer for Design Shuffle, a leading online community for interior designers. Joanna writes daily on interior design, home...

Inspired Spaces

Ever wish your room looked like a page out of a magazine? Or transform your bedroom to look like a suite in a boutique hotel? Here at Shandra Ward Signature...

Creating a Signature Style for New Couples

Furnishing a Home You Both will Love You are starting a new life together as a couple and you are excited about creating a home you both with love and...

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Decorating with Color: Five Easy Steps to Having the Room of Your Dreams – Step 1: Gathering Inspiration

Designing a room with color can be rather intimidating with all the various hues to choose from.  A vital concept to putting a color scheme together is the use of tonal value.  Tonal values...

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Dining with Holiday Style

Helle Hertz Decorating your table for the holidays is a time-honored tradition. You want your dinner guests to be transformed into the holiday season mood immediately upon entering the dining...

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Design 101: Pattern

Designing with Pattern PATTERN: To liven up a room, add pattern throughout the decor. Small patterns appear to recede and can visually make small rooms seem larger. You can also...

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Do you suffer from Color-phobia?

DEFINITION Color-phobia: A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of using color, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous. Want to change your interior color scheme, but you’re...

Tabletop Design

Working as a professional designer, creating a tablescape adds a personal touch to any event. The term tablescape refers to all of the decor elements that you build up on...

Adding a Dash of Style to Your Space without Breaking the Bank

Keep lines clean and simple for a modern look. Decorating your home is always a work in progress. Sometimes you want to get rid of everything and start over, but...

Designing with Pattern

A New Post from Signature Style Pattern is a way in which we strive to create order.  To use pattern is an art and can be more difficult than it...

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Creative Place Settings

Source } Hostess with the Mostess. Designed by } Frog Prince Paperie Dining with Signature Style – Bright, Bold & Fun! I love the tray/charger! This has Signature Style!

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

  There are many things that can spark the Christmas spirit; the arrival of cold weather, the smell of cookies baking in the oven, or the presence of family. But...

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Design 101: Balance

  BALANCE: If you have a piece of furniture that looks a little out of place, use accessories to balance the piece within the space.  Use throw pillows on both...

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WELCOME TO SIGNATURE STYLE DESIGN AND LIFESTYLE BLOG

SIGNATURE STYLE is about creating the home environment you want by using the basic elements of design and allowing you to tap into an exceptional world of fresh ideas and...

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Halloween Chic on a Dollar Store Budget

A New Post from Party Elements Here at Party Elements, we love to throw creative parties during the holiday season.  And Halloween is one of favorites, next to Christmas.  Well...

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Cash bar or not? That is the question

So, you are planning a special event or wedding and you are trying to decide if you can afford an open bar.  Your budget is already swollen and you are...

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Dining Table Fashions: Napkin Rings

Your guests will be arriving soon for dinner and your table has nothing to wear.  Solve this dining fashion dilemma with beautiful, bright napkin rings that make your table feel...

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Let’s Get the Party Started!

As an event designer and a person who likes to throw a fabulous night with friends or family, cocktail parties are my favorite get-together’s to host. They are easy to plan, glamorous...

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DESIGN 101: Color

Don’t be afraid to get behind the wheel…the Color Wheel The quickest way to liven up a room is to add color.  I know, there are thousands of color variations and it...

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One Year Blog-iversary Celebration and Give-a-Way

A New Post from Signature Style Business Card Design I am proud to announce that Signature Style Design Blog is celebrating its one year anniversary today, July 19. We have lots of fabulous...

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Luxurious Lavender Lavatory

A New Post from Signature Style A luxurious bathroom without the luxurious cost Recently I added online decorating to my professional services. I want to share with you an online...

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Living with Art: Decorating with Artwork Inexpensively

A New Post from Signature Style: Designer Series: Living With Art  Many of my readers and clients have asked the question, “How can I decorate with artwork inexpensively?” They want...

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Personalize Your Space: Create Your Signature Style.

A New Post from Signature Style Create a space that is comfortable and inviting.Photo Credit: © victor zastol’skiy Personal touches can transform any living space from blah to beautiful.  Your...

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Ooooh Christmas Tree!

A New Post from Signature Style Decorate your Christmas tree with beautiful ornaments, ribbons and one of kind objects.  Create a theme that suits your signature style and your family’s personality....

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Dressing your Bed with Signature Style

A New Post from Signature Style West Elm Your bedroom is your sanctuary and should be a place where your signature style should shine.  Take your cue from chic hotels...

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Sleeping in Style

A New Post from Signature Style West Elm You spend one-third of your life in bed, so why not sleep in style?  Select the right components and you’ll be in...

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Signature Style Giveaway

A New Post from Signature Style I’m so excited to announce the first Signature Style giveaway, and it’s pretty “haute”! For this giveaway, one person will win a $50 Gift Card...

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