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Perhaps a Painted Ceiling

As interior design continues to evolve, one aspect of design that has become an important element is ceiling design. Not only should you pay attention to it, you should also take a look at these pictures below and see how just using paint has created an amazing impact.

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Beamed, planked, coffered... these are all just a few options in ceiling design. Honestly, have you just ever considered doing something bold and just using paint? It especially looks great on a smooth ceiling rather than applied to popcorn or knockdown. Paint is an inexpensive way to add drama or softness with just the right amount of color to a room that might be a little bland. So next time you are looking for a DIY project, consider purchasing a gallon of paint and painting your ceiling.

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How to Create a Modern Farmhouse Bathroom

What are the design elements that go into creating these super popular bathrooms? Let's take a look at some inspiring pictures and break down the essentials of Modern Farmhouse design.

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Okay so let's break it down. Great farmhouse design comes from masterfully combining elements. These pictures are full of great examples. Let's start with an amazing vanity, full of texture, patina, and color. Add interesting lighting, a great tile floor and then move on to details. Details such as a gorgeous free standing tub, super cool mirrors, shiplap and moulding or a combination of all of the above. Adding in those great accessories is the icing on the cake. A stunning bathroom that will add beauty and value to your home.

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Staycation, Atlantic Beach

Time seems to fly by these days and vacations seem few and far between. I think that is why it's important to take a moment and consider a staycation. A perfect spot for your next staycation might just be right around the corner at Atlantic Beach.

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Close to Mayport Naval Air Station and the Mayport ferry, Atlantic Beach has a great vibe and more importantly, a great beach and restaurants. Grab a drink at Ragtime or head across the street for shrimp and grits at North Beach Fish Camp. Feel like trying some Asian fusion? Then definitely dine at Hawkers. For lodging, you may consider Ocean One. It has amazing oceanfront views and is within walking distance to all the great restaurants and bars in the heart of this beach town. So when you are looking for something new to do, head on over to Atlantic Beach and have a great weekend!

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Industrial Flare Bathrooms

The industrial look is gaining a lot of popularity in the design world. With its rich colors and textures, the look is truly stunning.

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If you are trying to achieve an industrial flare in your bathroom, start with some rustic wood tones in the vanity. Subway tile with dark grout is a staple of the industrial look. You will also find a lot of iron metallics in the light fixtures, plumbing, and even on the shower frame. Black and white are very popular color choices. There are also great industrial light fixtures on the market that can add the perfect finishing touch to your new bathroom.

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The Betsy

Located on Ocean Drive on the northern side of South Beach stands the historic Betsy Hotel.

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Steeped in history, this unique hotel offers not only an artist vibe, it also has a writer's room dedicated to visiting authors. Go have a drink at the suspended rooftop pool or listen to live music in the downstairs lobby bar. Don't forget to take a ride in the book themed elevator. With the beautiful palm trees and the Atlantic Ocean across the street, this hotel is hard to pass up when looking for a great choice for a weekend getaway.

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Cross Over to the Dark Side

One of the design trends that has become very popular this year is a moody and dark color palette. We have seen through the 2017 paint colors from Behr, Sherwin Williams, and Benjamin Moore that the darker jewel tones are making a comeback. When it comes to moody and deep paint colors, you can’t beat a rich black.

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The key to having an onyx color on the walls is to break it up with light and bright colors around it. Whites and linens look amazing next to black. Choose a space that has a lot of windows to allow plenty of natural light to enter the room. If you are worried about using a dark color for the whole room, just paint it on an accent wall or above wainscoting. You can even stain your shiplap black to add some drama to a powder room. Built-ins look amazing painted in a black lacquered look as well. This effect really makes the content of your shelves pop. Black is a neutral color so as far as I’m concerned, there is no need to be afraid of the dark!

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Have You Considered a Brick Wall?

I'm a texture girl. I love to see layers of textures in a space. One hard covering that people rarely consider is brick. Most people think if it's not a historic house that having brick is not an option. Well I'm here to tell you that you need to consider your own brick wall.

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As innovation continues so does the new supply chain of cool products for your home. One of these products is brick veneer. Obviously thinner but yet surprisingly authentic. It comes in multiple shades and there are many YouTube and Pinterest articles on how to install it yourself. The next time you are wondering what your next DIY project might be... think out of the box and consider brick.

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Farmhouse Stairs

Modern Farmhouse is the architectural rage that continues to grow in new construction and in remodels. Builders are looking for unique ways to achieve "the look" through moulding and finishes. What better way to capture the essence of the farmhouse style than the staircase.

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When designing the staircase there are many components to keep in mind. Not only are you looking for a unique bannister and handrail but also pay attention to the newel post and your treads and risers. Small details can make all the difference. The focal however, should be designing an amazing stair wall. It's the visual impact that is going to set your home apart from so many others and also leave a lasting impression.

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Land of the Free because of the Brave

As we enter in to this Memorial Day weekend my hope is to pause for a moment and to truly reflect what we are celebrating this weekend. We honor the selfless men and women soldiers that have fought and died for us to give us our freedom in our country, the United States of America.

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Melissa and I would like to wish you and your families a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend. May we always stay grateful, may we always stay safe and may we always honor our fallen heroes.

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Back to the Beach

Summer is right around the corner and most of us Floridians head straight to the beach. Whether it’s a day trip to Jacksonville beach, an investment property on the water, or just some new coastal touches to your home, these images will inspire you to bring the feeling of the beach inside.

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Coastal color palettes usually include linens, off-whites, blues, grays, and soft greens. To keep the feeling of the space light and bright, keep your large upholstery items neutral and layer in a little bit of color with your art and accessories. You tend to find lots of jute, wicker, and grey-washed woods layered together to add texture. Shiplap is always a great addition to a beach house. It can be added on the walls or even on the ceiling. Finally, add in a little coral and a sea fan and you will feel right at home on the beach!

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