Home Decor Trend: A Touch of Gorgeous Gold

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Cutting Edge Stencils Shares Stenciled Gold Home Decor and Room Ideas

Good morning, my home decor trendsetters!  Have you noticed gold popping up everywhere in the home decor world these days? Yeah, us too and Cutting Edge Stencils is LOVING the idea! Gleaming, glittering, and totally glamorous, this precious color adds sparkle to any home.  There’s just something about throwing a flash of warm metallic in a room that makes it seem classy and interesting.

Take this roundup of gold home decor items found on BHG as a prime example.   Michael Wurm, designer and BHG blog writer says, “I’m loving the way that designers are introducing gold in both big and small ways. It could be something as simple as swapping out silver flatware for gold.”  We have to agree that these items are pretty glamorous!

Gold Home Decor Accessories that would complement a gold stenciled accent!



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So are you jumping on the gold bandwagon yet?  We knew you’d be gushing for gold like we are! The good news about this trend is that you can add as little or as much as you like to make it work for your space. The easiest and most cost-efficient way to do that is with a stencil!  So whether you’re looking to go bold with gold or just add a hint of glamor to your space, check out some of our favorite gold stenciled projects…

Cutting Edge Stencils shares gold home decor trends and stencil ideas! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils.html

Let’s start by introducing a touch of gold in an unexpected place, like a planter pot.  Take the lead from Whitney, the DIY craft queen from Drab to Fab Design.  She had a boring, dingy planter pot that was in desperate need of a makeover.  We sent her our Shipibo Craft Stencil and presto chango, she turned it into this! You can read the tutorial on our blog.

Stencil a planter pot in gold using the Shipibo pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/stencils-wall-stencil-shipibo.html

Or consider putting a gold touch on a piece of furniture like our fab fan, Michelle did.  She refinished a beat up table in purple chalk paint and topped it off with a gold metallic Zinnia Grande Stencil!  We love it!

Stencil an old table using the Zinnia Grande stencil in gold! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/flower-stencil-zinnia-wall.html

Do you have an old coffee tray sitting around?  Let’s glam that baby up with a little stenciled gold like this one! Carmela from Our Fifth House had an old coffee tray that she had painted white.  She decided to give it some bling using the Athena Stencil in gold.  You can check out her blog for the deets but here is the final result!  All we can say is WOW!

Stencils can spruce up an old try like this Athena Stenciled diy decorative tray. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wallpaper-stencil-athena.html

Perhaps you’d like to add a sparkly accent wall in your closet like Kate, from Centsational Girl.  She painted her walls in Benjamin Moore’s mellow pink 2094-70 and then stenciled the Budding Clematis Stencil in champagne metallic paint.  We love the whimsical touch, don’t you?

Stencil an accent wall in gold using the Budding Clematis Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils!  http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/vine-stencils.html

But wait, we have another gold-stenciled closet to show off!  Danielle, from 1868 Pleasant chose to add a metallic Chevron Stencil to the inside of her closet.  To get this stunning look she used glitter paint, similar to Benjamin Moore’s Studio Finishes Glitter Paint.  Pretty awesome, right?  Who wouldn’t want to have a sparkly stripe dressing up their closet!!

Stencil a chevron pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils in a closet in a glitter gold! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/chevron-stencil-pattern.html

Ready to go bold with gold? Pamela from the blog PBJ Stories sure did!  She used the Chevron Allover Stencil to transform the ceiling of her daughter’s nursery.  It looks smokin’, Pamela!

Use the Chevron Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils in Modern Mettalic Gold to get this look!   http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/chevron-stencil-pattern.html

What are some of our favorite gold paints?

Well you can check out Ceramcoat 14kt Gold or Modern Masters in Gold Rush or Pale Gold.  These brands can be found at your local craft store like Michaels or JoAnn’s.  We also like Benjamin Moore’s Studio Finishes Glitter Paint.

What do you think of the gold home decor trend? We’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

Denmark Will Have This Wonderful New Observation Tower Next Yr

Denmark Will Have This Amazing New Observation Tower Subsequent 12 months | CONTEMPORIST

Created by Danish architecture firm EFFEKT, The Treetop Encounter of the Camp Adventure recreation park in Denmark, will debut in the summer time of 2018.
Located one hour south of Copenhagen,…

Denmark Will Have This Amazing New Observation Tower Subsequent 12 months | CONTEMPORIST

Created by Danish architecture firm EFFEKT, The Treetop Encounter of the Camp Adventure recreation park in Denmark, will debut in the summer time of 2018.

Located one hour south of Copenhagen, Denmark, the Treetop Experience begins with a stroll by means of the forest of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove that has different sections to end and relax, or explore and learn.

The continuous wood ramp is 1,970 ft (600m) prolonged and connects to a 148 ft (45m) tall observation tower with a 360° view.

The winding path top up the observation tower will be produced from timber from the surrounding forest, and weathering steel will be utilized for the structure. Very easily accessible, any individual will be able to take pleasure in the magnificent views from the best of the tower.


Looking up by way of the tower, diverse amounts are revealed, and the form of the tower can be appreciated. The halfway point of the tower is the slimmest element, with the base and top getting the greatest. This type permits for the tower to organically fit in with the forest canopy.

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Facade of glass makes it possible for for far-reaching views – sculptural architecture

An remarkable family members house is located straight on the ocean coast in Carmel, California, and impresses with modern, sculptural architecture. The home building consists basically of glass and concrete, the rooms have a generous and brilliant visual appeal and a pleasant brightness within…

An remarkable family members house is located straight on the ocean coast in Carmel, California, and impresses with modern, sculptural architecture. The home building consists basically of glass and concrete, the rooms have a generous and brilliant visual appeal and a pleasant brightness within the complete home conjure. The facade of glass allows breathtaking vistas and views into the surrounding untouched nature, which can be viewed from each angle of see. The backyard fascinates with fantastic, geometric shapes and curved lines that gently pass into the roof building.

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In organic light, not only the plants bloom but we also humans. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls and the facade of glass allow pleasant brightness and effectively-currently being in each and every room. The transparent material provides the residence a extremely modern touch, whilst at the exact same time offering you the chance to enjoy the magnificent landscape panorama – the surroundings and the lovingly tended garden. Inside, a seamless, sweeping see of the coast, the ocean and the steep landscape opens up.

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The floor in the complete house is produced of polished concrete. The robust material harmonises wonderfully with the glass and steel elements, which can be witnessed within and outdoors the rooms. An sophisticated and modern day environment is produced, which properly complements the easy, easy furnishing. The areas and the furniture are completely aligned with the view and the gorgeous landscape.

So you can appear at nature from distinct angles and take pleasure in. The residing space, down to the ceiling and the floor, Seems to be fully transparent. Its contours dissolve completely into the azure ocean and surrounding lava stone. The variable walls underline the flexible and generous lifestyle of the residents.

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Fixing Up Your Bathroom To Sell Your House

Everybody from your real estate agent to your mother-in-law has probably been telling you that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses — but the only problem is that your bathroom isn’t exactly a showpiece in its current state. Even though you understand how important the bathroom is to selling, you aren’t sure what to change. If you decide to take on a bathroom remodel, what are your options? What works best? To make your property as attractive as possible in the minds of buyers, here’s where to focus your efforts:

  1. Fix What’s Broken. Whether it’s a lack of bathroom storage space or a faulty showerhead, when something in the bathroom isn’t in proper working order, that’s a turnoff to potential buyers. You’ve been using the bathroom, so consider what doesn’t work well. Could new bathroom vanities make the room more functional, adding space to store cosmetics and other supplies? Could little shower updates like a new showerhead or new caulking make enough of a difference to make the bathroom impressive? Do you need a new toilet or to replace chipped tile? Start your remodeling project by thinking about what people want to see in sinks, showers, tiling and so on. Then, at the very least, make your bathroom one where everything is fixed.
  2. Out with the Old. Vintage bathrooms can be fun and funky, but if it’s maximum selling power you’re after, be sure to update. Consider remodeling the bathroom from an outdated room into a sleek, modern masterpiece — at Modern Bathroom, we can help you determine how best to move from an old-fashioned look to a contemporary style. Whether it’s by replacing the flooring, refinishing the tile or overhauling the room top to bottom, we’re here to help.
  3. Appearances Matter. When talking about resale value, looks are important. Potential buyers evaluate bathrooms in terms of visuals — the colors, the style, the layout and the fixtures. To capture their interest, pay the most attention to the aesthetics of your bathroom, even more than to the high-end features no one sees. Buyers like to see new cabinets, new vanities, new showers, etc., because updated signals quality and value. If it’s within your budget to take on a complete bathroom remodel, it might be worth doing.
  4. Small Details Matter. While new vanities and new tiling are the kinds of upgrades everyone notices quickly, don’t neglect the little touches like cabinet hardware, sink faucets and bathroom mirror frames. The small details in your bathroom design can either complement or take away from the room’s value — let yours be assets instead of hindrances.

When it comes to replacing bathroom vanities or updating showers, Modern Bathroom is proud to be your No. 1 resource. Backed by years of experience in the industry, we have a team of experts committed to quality on every job — so when you want to take on a bathroom project in the Los Angeles area, come to us.

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How to Shop the knot too shabby BAZAAR Like a Pro

This is the week where I lose sleep just thinking about the knot too shabby BAZAAR! I’m in good company too! I’d venture to guess that a number of the vendors experience the loss of sleep making last minute booth preparations and mental to-do lists when they should be catching some much needed zzz’s!

As a knot too shabby BAZAAR shopper, you probably aren’t losing much sleep over this event! But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make plans and preparations. Here’s all you need to know about how to make the most of your shopping experience at this week’s MAIN EVENT in the Glendora Village!

WHAT (is the event): The Annual knot too shabby BAZAAR is happening this Saturday rain or shine.


WHO (is participating): Local artisans selling refinished furnishings, vintage finds, and handmade goods. All are welcome to attend–admission is free!

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WHERE (is it happening): In the Glendora Village on the vacant lot at the corner of Glendora Ave. and Bennett Ave.

WHEN (is it taking place): 9:00am – 4:00pm this Saturday, April 9th, 2016.

Arrive early to:

Looking to have fun with friends? Shop mid-day to:

The Lobos Truck will be offering burgers, wings, and their famous wachos (waffle fries + nachos).

Bargain-hunter? Shop the final hour to:

  • Score the best discounts
  • Learn the winner of the #knottooshabbyBAZAAR Furniture Makeover Competition and recipient of a $100 gift certificate

HOW (to shop the event):

  1. Bring cash. Most vendors will be able to accept credit cards, but as they say, “cash is king!” You’ll have more negotiating power with cash. And, if you find that you don’t have quite enough, knot too shabby will serve as ATM…so-to-speak. You can bring your credit or debit card to the shop and we’ll offer a credit to cash transaction.
  2. Wear comfortable shoes.
  3. Bring your dogs!


WHY (should you come):

  1. It’s free to attend! We’re skipping ticket sales to you can save your money for shopping.
  2. We’ll be giving away #knottooshabbyBAZAAR Bucks in mystery amounts all day while supplies last–everyone’s a winner! Just find us at the knot too shabby booth to pick up your bucks in amounts from $3 all the way to $25.
  3. It’s fun for the whole family!


Answering Your Questions About Laminate Wood Flooring

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As you shop for laminate flooring for your home, you may ask yourself a few questions. There’s no shame in being curious about laminate flooring, we understand that you want to make the best possible investment in flooring for your home. If you find yourself asking questions about laminate flooring, we have answers. Here are some of the most popular laminate flooring questions and the answers you’re looking for.

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How is laminate flooring made?

Laminate flooring is man-made, which allows it to be tougher and more resistant than natural flooring counterparts. Most of the laminate flooring you will find is crafted from resin and fiber, then coated with a top layer and printed with an attractive design.

What are the benefits of laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring has many perks, including its simple maintenance. Laminate flooring can effortlessly be cleaned, allowing your home to feel bright and relaxing with ease. Laminate flooring is perfect for active households for this reason. Laminate flooring is also durable, allowing it to stand up well against heavy traffic.

Are laminate floors easy to install?

Before you purchase your flooring, you want to be sure you can install it with ease. Fortunately, you can do exactly that with laminate flooring. Laminate floors likely come in interlocking pieces, which make them notably easy to install. If you hire a trained technician to install your laminate flooring, they can install this flooring in your entire home over the course of one or two days.

Now that your questions about laminate flooring have been answered, you’re ready to shop. Find the perfect laminate flooring for your home at flooring.org. We have an extensive selection of laminate flooring perfect for each and every room in your home. Feel free to check out our selection on our website or give us a call at 1-800-689-9006 for more information. We hope to hear from you soon!

2017 Color & Pattern Trends

This year’s trending colors and patterns are inspired by nature. From refreshing greens to wood and stone finishes, it’s all about bringing a little bit of the great outdoors…indoors.


This happy hue is Pantone’s Color of the Year. Greenery is a refreshing color inspired by nature and meant to symbolize a fresh start. It looks beautiful in indoor and outdoor spaces and is a great complement to a springtime dining table. Incorporate this color into your home with linens and accents big or small.



  1. Jute Glass Sphere
  2. 4-Pack Madison Sage Placemats
  3. Ceramic Pineapple Lantern

Plus, you can find more Color of the Year inspiration here!

Lavender & Light

This hue brings serenity to any home. From light purples to deep plums, layering in different shades will add a fresh feel to your décor. Bring this look to life using throw pillows, candles and even real lavender.



  1. Plum Scented Candle
  2. Agate Decorative Box
  3. Ombre Plum Pillow

Neutral & Natural

These shades of beige are anything but boring. Place neutral pieces into your home to bring the outdoors in, and pair them with succulents and other greenery. The key to this trend is textures – embroidery, fur and jute will add dimension to this monochromatic look.




  1. Natural & White Embroidered Pillow
  2. Round Metal Tray with Cork
  3. Oatmeal Faux Fur Pillow


 Faux Finishes

Faux finishes inspired by natural elements like wood and stone will continue to be a big trend for 2017. Decorative bowls and vases in wood, cement and marble are easy ways to incorporate this trend.



  1. White Ceramic and Wood Vase
  2. Wood Paulowinia Tray
  3. 2-Tone Marble and Cement Vase

Tropical Touches

Bring balmy beaches home with this pattern trend. Tropical leaves are making their way on to all kinds of décor, from canvas prints to vases and linens, in all kinds of colors. This pattern goes great with bright colors and with a range of wood tones, so your home can feel like a resort.



  1. Ceramic Palm Leaf Vase
  2. Faux Tropical Leaf Paradise Palm Accent Plant
  3. Tropical Leaf Table Runner

What trends are you bringing home in 2017? Share your new look with us using #AtHomeStores.

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Dark and Dramatic Bathroom Moodboard

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I’ve been crushing on dark rooms lately. Alas, painting one of my rooms a luscious, dark hue would be impractical. Since I live in a rental, it would take an enormous amount of time & energy to do it and then paint it back to the original barfy beige.

So I kept my fantasies of a dark, seductive room in my head, where 978,345 other thoughts reside. Until my old man started talking about making over his bathroom. I gently pitched the idea of a dark room to him and let it simmer (which may be the best way EVER to do something you want). A few weeks later, he mentioned painting the room a deep hue and I did a happy dance in my head. My glee probably showed on my face as well; I do wear my heart on my sleeve.

And so it was. I started perusing the interwebs immediately for inspiration and items to use. I even let him help a little, allowing him to pick the vanity. Continue reading to see the decor I’ve picked out and how it will all play together.

Originally, my fantasies involved painting with deep jewel tones. I’d have loved a dark, moody teal, but the old man was interested in a more subdued look for the bathroom. Thus, I chose Valspar’s New Spruce. It’s reminiscent of a hunter green or pine green, but with a touch of blue. I love complex colors that you can’t quite define.

I chose an Asian art-inspired shower curtain to serve as the room’s focal point. The dark walls really showcase the artwork featured on the curtain. It’s somewhat pricey to me at $55, so I may see if it’s something I can DIY.

I love a room that can seamlessly combine several styles. In lieu of adding more Asian decor and the room feeling too matchy, I chose items that are nature-inspired. Brigette at Free People has a tutorial I’ll use to the create the oil diffuser with branches. The woven baskets, stone bath accessories, and faux-stone flooring also add to the natural energy of the room.

One of our first steps of the makeover will be painting a test patch in the room. Doing a trial run will be very helpful, especially for such a deep color. If the color doesn’t translate well, I’ve chosen some others that are similar. And if all else fails and the old man doesn’t like it, he’s certifiably crazy I think a medium gray would work well on the walls.

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I can’t wait to keep you posted on the room’s updates as we go!

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Passive Heating and Cooling Strategies Produce Efficient Pennsylvania Farmhouse

Borrowing from the aspects of neighborhood farmhouse design and incorporating modern upgrades that enhance its aesthetics and ergonomics, Cutler Anderson Architects conjured up and brought to lifestyle the stunning Pennsylvania Farmhouse.
Situated on a vast 280 acre farm in the town of Lakewood,…

Borrowing from the aspects of neighborhood farmhouse design and incorporating modern upgrades that enhance its aesthetics and ergonomics, Cutler Anderson Architects conjured up and brought to lifestyle the stunning Pennsylvania Farmhouse.

Situated on a vast 280 acre farm in the town of Lakewood, Pennsylvania, this contemporary farmhouse blends simplicity of layout with comfort, energy-efficiency and sensible architecture that responds to the specific needs of the web site. Passive solar heating and cooling methods play a main component in shaping the family members home, as rolling sunshades and screens had been used to shape the chic, white residence.

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With large glass windows that carry ample sunlight during winter months and a program of shades that can very easily switch among privacy and unabated views, this four-bedroom family farmhouse proves to be incredibly adaptable. A ground source heat pump and a wood-fired boiler provide additional heating in the winter months although the intelligent technique of shades make certain that there is totally no necessity of air conditioning in the summer season months. Essentially, this is a farmhouse that cuts back on electrical power consumption and aims to lessen its carbon footprint as considerably as feasible. [Photography: David Sundberg / ESTO]

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Present day Pennsylvania Farmhouse in the charming tiny town of Lakewood

Present day Pennsylvania Farmhouse in the charming tiny town of Lakewood

Huge glass windows and rolling screens generate a lovely residence in Pennsylvania

Huge glass windows and rolling screens generate a lovely residence in Pennsylvania

Double height residing area of the farmhouse in white with wooden accents
White and wood interior of the Farmhouse family property

White and wood interior of the Farmhouse family property

See of the green landscape from the bedroom window

See of the green landscape from the bedroom window

All-natural sunlight in winter heats the living location

All-natural sunlight in winter heats the living location

Towards the end of the development phase, the contractor presented anecdotal proof that when the sunshades have been closed on hot summer days, the within temperature was reduced by as a lot as twenty degrees F. Presently there is no air conditioning in the building but the ambient within temperature would seem cozy for all occupants.

Related: Inspired, Modest-Price range Modern Residence with Efficient Sustainability

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