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Pinterest Spotlight — Fall Inspiration

As you can tell, these aren't fall colors, but COLOR in general gives me life, as does the crisp fall air. I am rejuvenated this season and find myself thinking about all sorts of changes and looking for new infusions of inspiration for my work as well. Below are some...

Benefits of Traveling by Train

Benefits of Traveling by Train

In the early 19th century, trains were the main form of travel in North America and Europe. Rail travel has certainly declined in the past century, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still a fun and efficient way to travel. Around the world, passenger trains continue to...

Autumn’s East Coast Vacation Destinations

Autumn’s East Coast Vacation Destinations

Summer may be the go-to getaway season, but have you considered the benefits of an autumn vacation? From milder temperatures to lower costs to smaller crowds, fall trips offer the most bang for your buck. If you’re still itching for some rest and relaxation long after...

Top Packing Tips for Long-Term Travel

Top Packing Tips for Long-Term Travel

It’s easy to overpack for a short vacation, and even easier to overpack for a long one. Since you’ll be lugging your bags to and from the airport, and you’ll likely be taking home all sorts of trinkets from your travels, you’ll definitely want the extra space. Here...

Travel Hacks for a Long Flight

Travel Hacks for a Long Flight

Traveling to any destination can be fun, exciting, and sometimes a little stressful.  Depending on your destination, how long your trip is, and means of travel, you might feel a little overwhelmed with your preparation and readiness.  Shorter trips to more local...

Four Popular Interior Design Trends of 2019

Four Popular Interior Design Trends of 2019

One of the greatest aspects of interior design is following the way trends have changed over time.  Looking at the way homes were designed 30 years ago, holds a drastic difference from the homes of today, from floor plans to appliances and color options.  Today,...

Designing Your Perfect Home Office

Designing Your Perfect Home Office

One of the best aspects of design, in general, is the opportunity for creativity.  Home design, for example, is an area where you can practice creativity while turning your living space into a comfortable and welcoming setting.  As a corporate professional, you’re...

4 Interior Design Tips to Transform Your Home

4 Interior Design Tips to Transform Your Home

Whether it’s your first home, apartment, or you just need to change things up where you’ve been settled for the last few years, the design to your living space can absolutely make your home, feel like, home.  You want your space to be reflective of your personality...