Orange Sofas Will Brighten Your Day

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Photo courtesy: @thrifty_abode via Instagram

Needing an energy boost?  Rejuvenate your living rooms with orange sofas in warm tones that will perk you right up.  Orange is the color or adventure and social communication.  Be brave and reupholster a tired old beige sectional.  Mix in gold colors for an extra dose of enthusiasm! Where to Place Orange Sofas Outgoing and uninhibited, a large, attention-grabbing piece […]

Monstera Deliciosa Tropical Plants

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Photo courtesy: @tropicaloco via Instagram

“Feed me Seymour!” The latest, greatest, should we even say, “hipster-approved” plant Monstera Deliciosa is filling up empty corners in carefully curated homes across America. Somewhat sexy and extremely confident, its broad leaves and easy care routine make it a welcome house guest.  We love to say it’s botanical name with flair.  It kind of sounds like a Harry Potter […]

Water Element: Feng Shui Decor Goes With The Flow

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Photo courtesy: My Domaine

Welcome to another installment on the five elements of Feng Shui. This month, we will look at the water element and how it works to speed up or slow down the flow of chi. Chi is energy that works like breath (or air) and it moves through your home like a stream. If you are feeling hectic and rushed, you […]

Braids Make You Prettier in the Summer

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Now that life is getting a little hotter (and more humid), it’s time to start considering alternative hair styles.  Put the blow dryer and flat iron away and trade them in for summer braids. We found some favorite versions that range from princess to punk rock. Add a side braid to a messy bun, or let the strands fall loosely down […]

Area Rugs: How to Tie a Room Together

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Photo courtesy: Chandler Kim

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful floor to set the stage for any room.  If you’re interested in adding area rugs to your home, there are a few tips and tricks to consider.  Before you start worrying about colors and prints, be sure you are filling the space correctly.  There’s a lot of room for creativity, but it’s good to […]

A Peacock Chair Gives You The Royal Treatment

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Photo Courtesy: Lula + Georgia

Summertime.. and the living’s easy.  Time for seating in natural fibers such as wicker and rattan to come front and center!  Nothing looks better propped up on a porch or by a sunny window than a gorgeous peacock chair.  Take a look at how designers are adding Bohemian charm to their no-so-humble abodes.  Every girl deserves to be queen for […]

Taurus: Home Decor You Can Depend On

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Artist: Luke Mattson | Photo courtesy: Urban Outfitters

Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since this is the month of Taurus, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes stable and substantial. If this […]

Teal: 6 Ways to Add Clarity + Balance to Your Home

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Photo courtesy: Fusion D.

In color psychology, shades of blue and green work to create emotional balance and stability. Start the new year with fresh shades of teal and turquoise. Your home will benefit from the soothing effects of this peaceful color in no time! We pulled together some of our favorite applications of the hue for inspiration. Teal Brings a Sense of Clarity […]

Sagittarius: Home Decor For A Social Butterfly

Sagittarius astrology home decor guide | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Nikole Ramsay

Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since this is the month of Sagittarius, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes the perfect pit stop between […]

Macramé Wall Hangings Warm Up Your World

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Photo courtesy: Treasures + Travels

Did you know? Macramé wall hangings are the art of tying knots in a cord to form a patterned tapestry. Historically, it originated with 13th-century Arabic weavers who added decorative fringes to their horses and camels. A century or two later, the art form made its way to Italy and France. Sailors used it as a way to mend nets […]

Floral Curtains Warm Up Your Bedroom

Floral curtains in tropical prints for the bedroom | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Lily Glass via sfgirlbybay

As we turn to Fall we’re discovering ways to warm up decor while still staying cool. Floral curtains in light cotton fabrics are perfect for bedrooms. They still let the light in while softening the edges of window sills. Take a peek at our favorite window treatments in island and country styles. DIY Floral Curtains Handy with scissors and craft […]

Mexican Blankets: Versatile for All Seasons

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Photo courtesy: Gunn & Swain

Years ago I went to Tijuana and bought a black and grey Mexican blanket as a souvenir. Guess what’s on my sofa right now?  I don’t really save or keep things, so for this guy to make the cut through endless clean-outs is a miracle in itself. Mexican blankets have been with me through college, married years, and I still snuggle […]