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10 More Beautiful Blue Kitchens

While they're mainly a functional space, kitchens are a great place to add some personality and pizzazz to your home. As I mentioned in this post, I love colorful kitchens, especially blue ones. Whether it's the cabinets, the tile, or the appliances, kitchens look great with a healthy dose of blue.

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InspirationLydia Haak
Pattern Play: Chevron

I'm a big fan of intricate, detailed patterns, but sometimes simple is better. One of my favorite simple, classic patterns is chevron. It's sometimes used interchangeably with herringbone, but I see them as two distinct patterns. Chevron is more of a continuous zig-zag with each piece of tile or flooring meeting at a point, whereas with herringbone each piece is perpendicular.

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InspirationLydia Haak
Designer Spotlight: Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design

In recent years, sleek, streamlined contemporary interiors have become very popular. Personally, I never got the appeal of that kind of look. I love interiors with personality that really embrace the history and character of the space. Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design does just that. For over 20 years, this Brooklyn-based design firm has been lovingly restoring classic New York brownstones to their former glory. They bring new life to these old buildings while maintaining the historic integrity of the home.

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InspirationLydia Haak
10 Rooms with Amazing Wallpaper

Some people may cringe when they hear the word "wallpaper", but I think it's fantastic. With so many stylish designs available, wallpaper is a great way to inject your personality in to any space. It can be used to make a statement with a bold design or it can just add a bit of texture and depth to a space with a more subdued design.

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InspirationLydia Haak
Pattern Play: Ikat

Ikat is an intricate, detailed pattern often seen in interiors on upholstery fabric,  window treatments, and other decor. It's actually a dyeing technique, resulting in a wide variety of elaborate patterns. It's a great way to add color, personality, and a little global flair to any space.

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InspirationLydia Haak