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6 COZY FIREPLACES FOR FALL

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Whether you are a newly-wed couple or a family moving to a new city, new home-buyers are looking for different features in their homes. They want a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms, but they also look for charm and uniqueness in a home. Fireplaces can add personality to a room making your home feel special.  Today we will be sharing some tips on how you can add charm to your home through your fireplace styling.  Get inspired and learn how to achieve this look whether you have an existing fireplace in the home or not.

PULL OFF A SHOWROOM LOOK THIS FALL

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Is your room feeling crowded or busy?  Have you recently moved away for college or into a new home and don’t know where to place things?  Your room might just need some TLC and a little storage face-lift.  Today we will be sharing some of our favorite ways to reach that designer showroom feel right at home with simple storage options.

RECIPE FOR A CHIC OFFICE

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If you want a super chic office that shows your personality then this is the blog post for you! Today we are sharing our recipe for creating a chic office space. Whether you have a tiny cubicle or a large office to yourself, you can infuse a little fun into your work space. A pretty desk area can really help motivate you and increase your productivity, right? Lets get ready for fall together with a fresh office. 

SIMPLE SHELF STYLING TIPS + BEFORE AND AFTER

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Shelf styling is such a simple way to bring variety and flair to any room. We love the idea of mix and matching antique pieces with new items or just rearranging some of the items you already have in your home to get a fresh, new look. This week, we are sharing how simple it is to rearrange and add in pieces to your shelf styling along with some gorgeous inspiration. Keep reading to see Morgan's very own shelf styling tackle with her before and after.

ASK ABIGAIL AMIRA: 8 BEAUTIFUL ART PIECES UNDER $300

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Is your room feeling unfinished? Have you recently moved to a new place? Are your walls empty and boring? Your room may need some artwork! The right wall art does for your room what jewelry does for an outfit. It can pull together the look, add a splash of color or give you a little extra shine. Melissa asked us "Where can I find great artwork that is affordable?" so today we are sharing styling inspiration and 8 beautiful art pieces under $300. 

HOW TO: DECORATING WITH TASSELS

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These days, tassels aren't the same ones hanging from your grandma's drapery panels. They recently got a major overhaul and we are loving them. Tassels are the perfect embellishment for clothing, accessories, pillows and even rugs. They come in many different colors and sizes and there are so many different ways you can use them. Today, we are sharing some of our favorite ways to use them around the home.

OUR GUIDE TO SUCCULENTS AND HOW TO USE THEM IN YOUR HOME

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Succulents are well known for being easy to care for ouseplants. They come in so many shapes and colors ranging from subtle hues of greens, pinks and even grays, making them a great addition to any homes decor. Succulents are survivors, I once left mine for 10 days while on vacation and it's still growing strong. They thrive with plenty of light and well draining soil. We're helping you get started with basic planting and care for your succulents. Then we will show you a few of our favorite ways to use them in our homes. 

KICK OFF THE FOURTH IN STYLE

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Kick off this Fourth of July with some easy décor tips! Do you want to go all out this year, maybe you just want to decorate the front porch, or maybe just a single room for your in-laws popping in? Today we are showing you different ways to decorate your entire house. With these tips, we can help bring out your American spirit, even if it’s just by adding subtle touches throughout your home.

Ask Abigail Amira - Modern Lake House

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Lake houses make us think of late summer and spending screen-free time with the family. We love places with big windows and a killer lake view. You don't have to have a lake view to steal the laid-back style of a lake house property. Recently, one of our readers asked us how she can get that lake house look without it looking too boat theme-y. We suggest taking a page from modern lake houses and here is how to achieve it

THREE LOOKS TO SOOTHE YOUR BATHROOM ENVY

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Do you have serious thoughts about revamping a bathroom in your home? It is no longer just a place for bathing and keeping the everyday essentials. Today I am sharing some astonishing facts on how the average family has inhabited the bathroom throughout the years. Enjoy (a little bit of my nerdy side) and consider these new trends and how they might help you develop a master bath that you’ve always dreamed of having.

ENTRYWAY ESSENTIALS

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Here at Abigail Amira, we love entryways. Your entryway is the first thing you see when you come into your home. When visitors stop by, this area will make the first impression. Why not make it a welcoming room that invites you and your guests inside? 

Shopping High vs. Low

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Everyone wants to decorate with all of the latest trends that are out there. Most of you probably think it will cost you an arm and a leg; but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to. By shopping around for the best prices, you can get a magazine-worthy look without breaking the bank. Today I am showing you how. 

HOW TO: STYLING YOUR COFFEE TABLE

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If you search living room decor on Pinterest, chances are you've seen some beautiful spaces with perfectly styled coffee tables. Styling the coffee table in your home doesnt have to be a challenge anymore. Just follow our 5 easy steps to get that designer look for your coffee table right now. It's easier than you think!

REFRESH YOUR KITCHEN FOR SUMMER

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Today I am sharing 5 easy updates to refresh your kitchen for the summer. I like to keep decor pretty simple and carefree, especially during the spring and summer. These changes will give you great style without a lot of fuss, plus they won't break the bank.

Source: Ladny Dom

Source: Ladny Dom

My latest obsession is wide mouth vases with green leafs or fresh flower spilling over its edges. You can use these vases anywhere in your home but my favorite places to use them is on a kitchen island or near the sink. 

Get the look with our "Thomas Vase" here.

Source: Studio McGee

Source: Studio McGee

My other obsession is vintage/flat woven rugs. They instantly brighten up any space and I love using them in kitchens like in this stunning design by Studio McGee. Do you spy the wide mouth jar here too?

Get the look of this rug here.

Source: Q Design

Source: Q Design

I love statement wallpaper but for some, wallpaper can be scary or maybe you rent your home and can't make big changes. A great way to get that statement pattern into your home without the big commitment is roman shades or drapery in a statement fabric. 

Get the look of this shade here.

Source: West Elm

Source: West Elm

I am loving textured dishes and serve ware and this set from West Elm does not disappoint! These dishes can take your dinner from plain and boring to beautiful and elegant. 

Get these dishes here.

Source: FOOD52

Source: FOOD52

Cutting boards are the perfect mix of form and function. They come in all kinds of shapes and finishes to suit every decor style and I dont see them going out of style. I like to use wood boards, leaning them against the back splash to create layers. Pair them with pretty salt & pepper shakers and crocks full of wood utensils for a easy style.

Get this set here.

You can add all these ideas together to create a Pinterest-worthy kitchen in your own home. Want to get these looks in your home now? Check out the links below!

Source: Abigail Amira

Source: Abigail Amira

Introducing our new "Thomas Vase" now available at Abigail Amira. Click the link below or go to "shop" in the menu. 

I want it!

Source: Urban Outfitters

Source: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Hana Kilim Printed Rug

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Source: Loom Decor

Source: Loom Decor

Loom Decor's Flat Roman Shade Udaya-Coal

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Source: West Elm

Source: West Elm

West Elm's Textured Dinnerware Set - White

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Source: FOOD52

Source: FOOD52

FOOD52's Rounded Edge Teak Cutting Boards (Set of 3)

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