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Inspirations — Decorating

Are you faking it?

Posted by Sarah Harrington on

We all know that in the fashion industry imitations are nothing new however imitations in home decor?  Yes it’s here and thriving so believe it. It’s said that faux decor isn't just a thing; it's a trend homeowners are embracing, according to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal. Wall Street interviewed builders and homeowners who have opted for faux barn wood, marble, and foliage over the real materials.  It’s a fascinating read. Due to the rise of the rustic farmhouse kitchen which has been heavily promoted on Pinterest, prices of barn wood and recycled timber have recently increased. This has...

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Rio Olympics to blame for high summer 2016 Brazilian carnival fever trend

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The 2016 summer Olympics is officially known as the games of the XXXI Olympiad, but we commonly know it as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event which keeps to the old traditions of the Olympic Games.  This year it takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the 5th to the 21st August 2016. There are more than 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), including entrants from Kosovo and South Sudan, are scheduled to take part, which is a new record for the Olympics.  306 sets of medals are up for grabs, across 28 Olympic sports...

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How Nail Varnish has affected the DIY Market

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Growth of the creative consumer has had an enormous impact on the DIY market over the last decade. The launch of social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram has introduced and encouraged a constant stream of visual inspiration. With a wealth of guidance on how to achieve various effects, applications, finishes and 'on-trend' colour, female consumers have been supported and geared up to be more confident and experimental with decor and DIY.  As a result the world of fashion and beauty has merged directly into ideas for home improvements such as furniture paint to garden and home accessories. There was a forecast in 2011 on 'powder...

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