Charming Wedding Reception Ideas Borrowed from Interior Design

When it comes to weddings, every planner knows that there are a lot of small details that need to be perfect to create a truly magical event. While the appearance of a reception will largely depend on the venue, there’s also plenty of room to put that extra stamp of personality on a space using beautiful decor. And who knows decor better than interior designers?


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Jewel Tones at Home: Adding a Luxe Touch

With their deep hues and sparkling connotations, jewel tones create a luxurious ambiance at home. While neutrals have been very popular in recent years, we love the unexpected flair of a room decorated in the colors of precious gemstones. From amethyst to emerald, ruby, and sapphire, jewel tones bring feel-good energy and a sumptuous flair to lacquered cabinets, wallpaper, and velvet furniture. 


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The Best New Restaurants in Charleston

Our home of Charleston, South Carolina has always been known for its world-class restaurants, but lately it has really outdone itself in terms of creativity and diversity of cuisine styles. So many new restaurants have been popping up that it’s hard to keep track of them all and even harder to get a reservation without booking well in advance. If you’re planning a trip to Charleston soon, we’d recommend going ahead and locking down your spot at these incredible new culinary experiences in town.


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Precious Metals: Adding Shine to Your Home

Metal accents are popular in almost every room of the house, from the kitchen to the bathroom and everything in between. They add a touch of shine that creates texture and dynamism while also being very functional and durable. If your home is modern, you can expect to have lots of metal finishings and accents, but even if you prefer a more organic design style, you’ll still likely incorporate some metal pieces in your home.


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Decorative Lighting: The Best Places to Add a Little Spark at Home

Lighting can make or break the overall feel of any space, turning a sterile environment into a cozy, welcoming one that you and your guests will enjoy. When it comes to decorative lighting, it’s not always about what produces the most light, but rather how it affects the ambiance and decor of your space. If you’ve been living with bright overhead lights, it’s time to experience the difference a few table lamps, sconces and pendant lights can make.


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Heat Wave: Decorating a Tropical Home

Is there anything more dreamy than island life? Whether or not you actually live in the tropics, you can achieve a sense of laid-back tropical sophistication in your design style with organic accents and upbeat patterns that are characteristic of island homes. Bring the blues of the sea and the textures of the rainforest into your decor with these simple tips from our design experts.


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Happy 4th! Set the Table with Patriotic Style

Our favorite summer holiday is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited to plan our picnics and backyard gatherings. This year, we’re planning to pull out all the stops to create a luxurious tablescape that is patriotic with a twist. We hope to surprise our guests and inspire you to create your own stunning version for your celebration.


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Curve Appeal: Decorating with Cozy Curved Furniture

The past few years, interior design has been shifting to incorporate more comfortable, supportive furniture, creating highly liveable spaces that both look beautiful and feel cozy. While straight-edged pieces give off a feeling of formality, curved pieces are organic and welcoming. Arched and rounded shapes can create an intimate atmosphere that hugs and enfolds you like your own personal cocoon. When combined with light hues and luxe materials, they present a truly calming living space.


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A Guide to Mixing Patterns at Home

Everyone loves patterns, but sometimes it’s difficult to incorporate them into your decor without making your room look overly busy. Whether you’re a fan of animal prints, paisley, floral, damask, stripes, or toile, you should be able to incorporate several patterns while striking the right balance to create interest, rather than overwhelm. As long as you concentrate on a few patterns and give them each their space to breathe, you can mix and match to your heart’s content.


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Rattan Revisited: How to Decorate with Rattan in a Southern Home

Whether you’re in the process of building or remodeling your Southern abode, or simply enjoy the charming look of this organic material as much as we do, there’s no better time to pick up a few pieces of rattan furniture than the summer.


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