• Bringing the Garden Indoors - Decorating with Florals

    Decorating with florals is a great way to bring the outdoors in. All I want to do during the early days of summer is spend time outdoors. The sun beats down, everyone has their flip flops on, and beautiful bloom surround us, fresh for the picking. If you have a garden this is probably your favorite...
  • DIY Idea - Removable Wallpaper

    Tempaper Etta in Black and Clay and Pearl Removable wallpaper is a great solution if you live in a rental or have commitment-phobic tendencies. It comes in panels and has a low-tack adhesive backing which is repositionable. Tempaper Alto Caribbean Blue and Red Beyond being super-practical...
  • How to Freshen Up Your Living Room Décor

    Small changes can make big impressions, so there is no need to break the bank when it comes to freshening up your living room décor. Here are some ideas to bring a new look to your living space: Swap Out/Bring in New Accessories Swapping out or bringing in new accessories is a really...
  • Bringing the Beach Indoors - Decorating with Seashells

    Decorating with seashells is a great way to bring the beach inside. Whether collected and configured, or reproduced and purchased, bringing the essence of the beach indoors is the best way to decorate your seaside home. Decorating your home with natural elements is a lovely way to incorporate your...
  • Red, White, and Blue Decor

    Here are some updated ways to do red, white, and blue decor. There’s nothing like the classic, all American appeal of a room decked out in shades of red, white and blue. Decorating with this classic color combination doesn’t have to mean stars, stripes and patriotic flags. See for yourself...
  • Laundry Room Storage Ideas

    Let's talk about laundry room storage ideas... Fifty years ago laundry rooms were meant to be kept behind closed doors. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. And never show your dirty laundry to any one. But today? Today, laundry rooms have come a long way. There are beautiful and clever ideas for the...
  • 7 Home Office Design Tips

    More and more people are working from home these days, and home office design is definitely reflecting that trend. Home offices aren't just a place to pay your bills or play never-ending rounds of solitaire anymore. If you work from home, chances are that you will be spending most of your day...
  • Quick Nursery Updates

    Quick nursery updates can have major impact on a minor’s room. Whenever I am looking for cheerful interior images I visit House of Turquoise, and was happy to find fun pictures of playful nurseries. The one common theme was that they all had several key elements: comfortable seating for parents...
  • Finding Your Perfect Bedroom Style

    Today, let's talk about bedroom style. We can always count on Emily Henderson to create beautiful spaces that inspire us and challenge us to think about what our space is really capable of. Taking on a bedroom, she shows us the versatility of the space and the ease that goes into creating any mood...
  • Modern Ceiling Fans (That Actually Look Good)

    Rejoice - there are beautiful modern ceiling fans out there! As with energy efficient lighting, ceiling fans have sometimes left a little to be desired in the design department. I'm happy to see the trend leaning towards beautiful forms and sophisticated finishes. Ceiling fans are evolving...
  • Creating a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

    Gone are the days of ordinary kitchens and boring design. Even the farmhouse kitchen has taken on a modern flair with style. In most houses, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It's where homework is done and stories are shared and families gather around the table for a meal full of laughter...
  • The Outdoor Living Room

    The weather is finally nice and we are ready to spend more time outside. You don’t really need much outdoor space to make it stylish, just the right decor and lighting. Lonny has a wonderful category of beautifully decorated patios and yards that will be complete springtime inspiration. It’s...
  • Get the Look: A Spring Floral Living Room

    Over-the-top floral living room design by Manuel Canovas "Florals. For spring? Groundbreaking ." - Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada So, decorating with florals for spring may not be groundbreaking (as Ms. Priestly sarcastically noted). But florals are beautiful, fresh, and a welcome...
  • Home Decor Inspired by Winter Flowers

    Believe it or not there are some species of flowers that thrive in the cooler months. Whether or not they would survive the polar vortex and arctic chill going on now across the country is debatable - and by debatable I mean a definite NO NO NO while still trying to be nice to those freezing out there...
  • Kitchen Seating for Every Style

    The kitchen is the heart of the home (because, let's be honest, who doesn't want to gather in the room where the food is?) so it's important to create a space that's welcoming, comfortable, and of course, beautiful. There's kitchen seating out there for every style, from traditional...
  • Sexy Kitchens: Lighting and Design

    The quickest way to my heart is through my stomach... So to celebrate a day meant to tug on our heartstrings(Yep, Valentine's Day is tomorrow), I figured I have a great excuse to swoon over some of the sexiest kitchens I could find. These stunners from Lonny Mag will get your heart pumping in all...
  • Vintage Bathroom Style

    Vintage bath style can be interpreted in many ways. From recreating an old-fashioned farmhouse bathroom to designing a slick Art Deco loo, as long as there have been bathrooms it could probably be considered vintage if the bathroom is ten years old or more! Lonny has wonderful interior pictures and I...
  • Get the Look: A Colorful and Eclectic Living Room

    Thank you, Pinterest, for your abundance of gorgeous interiors that inspire me. My jaw dropped when I discovered this colorful and eclectic living room by San Francisco designer Gary Spain. It's weird and wonderful, with layer upon layer of color and pattern that totally works . (Throw some deer...
  • 1 Room 4 Ways with Ceiling Lights

    The transformative power of ceiling lighting is pretty amazing. It can either be a subtle design element that recedes into the background, or a statement-making centerpiece that garners mega-attention. Take a look below at how 1 room can have 4 different looks with ceiling lights. Pictured: Possini...
  • Bright Lighting For Gray Home Style

    Here's some tips for how to light gray interior design. While Marsala may be the color of the year, gray is still hot and lighting gray rooms can be tricky. Naturally, A Prefect Gray had perfect pictures for us to enjoy. I’m crazy for gray in its many forms and think of it as a neutral...
  • Design Trend: Natural Elements

    Whether or not you're ready for it, pattern and color are celebrating a resurgence in current interior design trends. People are having fun with design and embracing new shapes, looks and eclectic styles. Something I'm majorly crushing on at the moment is the injection of natural materials...
  • The Uncluttered Kitchen

    Clean, modern kitchen without any clutter. The uncluttered kitchen is a thing of beauty, especially after several weeks of cooking and prepping for the holidays. Keeping a clean and clutter-free kitchen may seem daunting, especially if you have kids, but there are ways to make your kitchen appear...
  • Style Illuminated's Best Blog Posts of 2014

    In just a few short hours, 2014 will come to a close. Thanks for following along this year on the Style Illuminated blog! Here's a look at a few of our favorite posts on lighting, home decor, and design trends from the past year: Reinvent Your Decor with Modern Lamps Unexpected Style: Chandeliers...
  • White Interior Design Ideas

    With snow on the ground in most parts of the country, white is all around us. Many are drawn to a white palette indoors as well since white evokes feelings of calm and cleanliness. White interiors are never boring when layered with textural accents, a bit of metallic sheen, and the warmth of wood...
  • Moody Black Home Design

    We all know about the Black Friday that happens after Thanksgiving - but this year I'm making today my very own Black Friday - Black Interiors Friday to be more precise. These dark, moody, wintry black rooms will make you squirm for some delicious black wall paint in your home... Moody,...
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