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I am so excited to be sharing some of the before and after shots from the oceanfront home we just renovated and staged down at Topsail Island. The home had good bones but hadn't been upgraded in any way since it was built in the 80's. Time for a little cleaning up and updating. As you can see from the before photos, the deck needed some cleaning up. There were decorative features on the railings that detracted from the view, and a lot of the deck boards were rotted and needed structural support beams added. We also removed all of the plastic

Want to add warmth and style to your walls without breaking the bank? We thought so! There's a new textured wall hanging trend that's turning heads and we'll show you all the different ways to get the look, no matter what your budget.   OPTION 1: BASKETS This look has been around for a while, but seems to be making a strong comeback. I remember clients asking for this when I worked down by the beach and it definitely lends itself to a more relaxed feel. What's been neat about seeing it come back is that it's not just for coastal homes anymore.

I'll be the first one to invite you over for charcuterie and a bottle of wine, but lately I've been craving a bit more out of our summer soirees. I'm thinking a sophisticated picnic is just what I'm craving. Check out some of these inspiring events. Layered rugs and pillows make these picnic spots cozy, while simple greenery on the tabletops create a relaxed feel. Image Credit:     1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 So what do all of these have in common? They all include a rug or blanket as the base and then layer with

I'll be the first to tell you that I usually dismiss trendy furniture. I myself choose neutral couches and I encourage my clients to do the same. It's so much easier (and far less expensive!) to change a few throw pillow covers in a few years when the trends change. That being said, the whole emerald couch trend is here to stay, and I'm not upset about it! Jewel tones will always be classic, no matter how the color trends change from season to season. In pairing this gorgeous, deep green with a soft luxurious velvet, you've got a combination

If you follow us on Pinterest, you may have noticed a common theme. We're all about some indigo shibori! This Japanese dyeing technique uses indigo dye to create distinctive blue patterns. By folding or twisting cloth it allows some of the fabric to remain white while the rest absorbs the vibrant indigo color. There are so many ways to use this trend, but we're partial to a few strategically places pillows in an otherwise neutral room. Image Credit:     1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8 While we've got a list of retail sources

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, I find myself wanting to spruce up our outdoor space and to make it feel more modern. A great pot is an excellent start to creating a certain mood in an outdoor environment and is also an easy way to bring some of the outdoors in. Here's what we're loving right now. These gold pots make a stunning statement adorned with simple succulents. Try one of these brass beauties by pairing it with a clean white one. Bright, white pots and vivid green plants make for a crisp look that is very serene. Metal and wood