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I’m always interested in the simplest ways to update my interiors, and one of my favorite ideas is to go with tone-on-tone décor. It’s a process I’ve used over and over again: just choose an existing color—from your room’s finishes, furnishings, even art—then use it to create matching (or sometimes a shade or two off) walls, rugs, and other pieces in the space. The result always feels elegant and modern. Let’s take a look at some of the ways to approach tone-on-tone decorating.– See the whole post at The Interior Collective.

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If, like me, you’ve ever wondered how to make the leap from what you’ve got now to what will help you create your own personal statement with decor, this is for you. Here are a few of my thoughts on where to focus your energy and budget when working to get from where you are now to where you want to go.– See the whole post at The Interior Collective.

Above photo via HOBRONTO CONTRIVANCE.

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If you’re at all like me, you can spend hours pouring over blogs and scrolling through Tumblrs in search of the perfect interior décor. We all want to be able to recreate those amazing finds in our own homes but—let’s face it—there are times when it seems impossible: for example, creating a terrific industrial vibe in your decidedly non-industrial space. Here’s how to let your rough-and-tumble self shine when you’re not blessed with rough concrete walls, exposed beams, and original factory windows.– See the whole post at The Interior Collective.

A note from Dave: If, like me, you’ve ever wondered how to make the leap from what you’ve got now to what will work better in the way of items to use while decking out your place, this series of posts is for you. With the Starting Point posts, I give my thoughts on where to focus when working to get from where you are now to where you want to go. Today: lighting.

Lights serve so many purposes, from creating ambiance to providing safety, but did you know light fixtures are one of the best ways to tell your design story? Take a look at the many different styles of fixtures below, then take a look around your space to see what yours are saying about your style.

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Industrial

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Spartan

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Theatrical

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Italian Modern

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Vintage Modern

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Vintage

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French Industrial

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Via Apartment Therapy.

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A note from Dave: If, like me, you’ve ever wondered how to make the leap from what you’ve got now to what will work better in the way of items to use while decking out your place, this sporadic series of posts is for you. With the Starting Point posts, I’ll give my thoughts on where to focus when working to get from where you are now to where you want to go. Today: goodbye blank walls.

I spent some of my downtime yesterday doing the traditional Thanksgiving stuff: turkey and all the trimmings, football (my Longhorns beat the aggies–Hook ‘em!), you know the drill. But I also gave my office a long overdue update–daily readers will know that I’ve been thinking/planning a change for some time now. Once I feel like it’s complete and ready to share I’ll shoot some photos and get your thoughts, but for now the room is missing one important feature: something to put on the wall over my desk. If you’ve got a big blank space staring at you, think large scale art; it’s actually easier than you might think to find–or make–just what you’re looking for, and it will create a huge difference in your rooms. From framed gun range targets to DIY pieces like the one above, you’ll find more examples (not all large scale) on my art-tagged posts here.

Via The New Domestic.

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A note from Dave: If, like me, you’ve ever wondered how to make the leap from what you’ve got now to what will work better in the way of items to use while decking out your place, this new series of posts is for you. With the Starting Point posts, I’ll give my thoughts on where to focus when working to get from where you are now to where you want to go. Today: a place to start.

So you’re waking up to the fact that you want a space you can be proud of and that better reflects your taste, but you’re not sure how to get started. Here’s some food for thought: you can’t go wrong scouting and ponying up for a classic Mid-Century Modern chair. From the Eames DCM pictured above to any number of well-known alternatives, if you find one that resonates for you and you bring it into your space, it will serve you well for a lifetime. For a look at how well these iconic pieces play in any kind of interior, just take a look at my MCM-tagged entries here.

Item: Eames Molded Dining Chair DCM at hive.

Photography: Joe Schmelzer via desire to inspire.

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