Dramatic Imperial Trellis Wallpaper Stencil

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Do you remember these beautiful drapes that I longed for several months ago? This fabric runs $130 a yard. I would have needed at least 10 yards bare minimum. Spending over $1,300 on fabric wasn't even an option. So I found a knock off version for $40 a yard. Still, not going to happen.   So when I found this awesome, large, reusable stencil on www.cuttingedgestencils.com for $39.95 I was really happy! I signed up for their email list and Continue Reading...

Antique Mall Score! Old Signage Letters.

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Have any of you wonderful readers of mine had the opportunity to see The Novogratz's new show on HGTV? If you have, you will have noticed that they have a love for old signage and lightboxes. I have to say, I became a fan! So when I was in an antique mall on Sossaman and Main in Mesa and saw these amazing letters... and saw that there was not only a "g"...  for my husband, Greg. But an "n" for me. Aaawww!!! Perfect. I hung Continue Reading...

Design Star of the Week: Vintage Revivals

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This week's Design Star is Mandi Gubler of Vintage Revivals. I am sure a lot of you know www.vintagerevivals.blogspot.com but in case you haven't heard of her, you should definitely check out her blog. I feel like when it comes to design she is  my sister from another mister! I haven't met her in person, but have chatted with her a few times. She's great! I chose her this week because this dining set makeover she just did is simply FAB- Continue Reading...

Love It or Leave It? My Favorite Color Combination.

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About 7 or 8 years ago I was selling real estate and I remember detesting the color gray. I didn't like it. I thought it was dull, uninviting and there was no possible way I would ever like it. If you told me gray would become one of my favorite colors... I would have called you crazy! Even more, if I had a crystal ball I would never have guessed my favorite color combination would be gray and brown. Gray and brown together? Sounds weird to me Continue Reading...

Design Star of the Week

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I started Designed to the Nines with the intention of wanting to teach and inspire others how to do great design. I LOVE design! Seeing beautifully designed rooms always puts a smile on my face. So one of the things you're going to start seeing more of is beautifully designed spaces as well as posts on design principles. With that in mind, I wanted to start featuring individuals who's designs were worthy of recognition. A place to show off Continue Reading...