best of blogs from around the world

Sometimes you just catch a break because the right person finds you and decides to make a big deal about it. That was me this past month with this lovely inclusion on best blogs from around the world! Wow Cushions seems to have taken their time to really find so many amazing blogs on design, decorating and the like to include for everyone’s reading, and I was chosen as one of them! You do have to scroll a bit to get down to my inclusion, but I’m there! Sweet!

Check it out in the link as there are really so many that you too may want to start following. We all have so much to learn from each other!

a penthouse suite - before and after

I have another before and after story for you to explore. They’re always fun, aren’t they? This condo is owned by a retired couple and they love to cook! They don’t, however, love to have anyone watch them cook, so the kitchen stayed a closed concept style and we simply updated everything to make it all feel fresh and classic. They still have to bring a few of their personal items into the space, but all in good time.

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OMG Brilliant!

I have a board on my Pinterest that is titled OMG Brilliant. You can check it out by linking to it if you like, but I have also rounded up a few of my favourites here to share with you because I am forever impressed with the creativity of others. Take a close look at each of these photos to see how clever these ideas really are…. and perhaps take note of the last one too for a better 2019!


2019 trends - IMO

Trends are, well, just that. Trends. They come and go. So why do we follow them and why do we always seem to want to know what they are? I think it’s because we still always strive to feel current in this ever changing world of ours. That said, when we like a trend we seem to embrace it. But when we don’t, we just slam it as a ‘trend’ that will just go away anyway.

And so here you have it; my personal ideas for the 2019 trends in decor. There are some that we’ve been seeing in the past year, some that we might see in the coming year, and some that we may wish would just go away. What is your opinion on these trends?

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four poster beds

What do you think of the four poster bed? Does it feel claustrophobic, or regal and grand to you? Some may argue that it can make a space feel smaller, but then others might think otherwise.

Here are 42 great examples of amazing four poster beds that may just have you rethinking this classic design for your own bedroom.