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April Showers + Spring Love + A Book Giveaway

Spring is a magical time around the An Appealing Plan table, studio and potting shed! I love the fresh mix of flowers, colors, scents and herbs that come with this season of renewal, it brings new life to every project I am involved with. Entranceways need new spring containers to welcome guest home; Easter gatherings […]

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Office Style. The Perfect Office Side Chair.

    You schedule a meeting in your office and you have to drag in chairs from another room for your clients to sit on. Your assistant comes in everyday to talk with you and has to stand while you talk. Occasionally you want to sit and read a report in a chair that is […]

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Office Style. Organized + Chic with Decorative Trays.

  Creating an office space that is not only organized and functional, but also aesthetically pleasing, will allow you to feel more inspired and to be more productive the entire year. Use stylish trays to organize your desk, keeping your work space free for you to be creative and productive. If your office is neutral […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Pantone picked a purple hue for its color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid (Pantone 18-3224). An appealing {we love that they used this word!}, versatile shade, Radiant Orchid has wide applications for both fashion and home. “While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal […]

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Decorating the Front Door for Thanksgiving Harvest

In this video for eHow I discuss how to decorate the Front Door for Thanksgiving or Harvest Dinner. This is something you can easily do even  if you live in an apartment. How to Decorate the Front Door for Thanksgiving & Harvest – powered by ehow Decorating your front door for Thanksgiving  and harvest is an easy […]

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Gratitude to the Home & Lifestyle Universe.

Some weeks are better than others. This happened to be a particularly challenging one for me. But hey, we all have them right? Then tonight I come home and what do I see, the bounty that this week has brought me in the mail. Town & Country, Martha Stewart Living, HGTV Magazine, Traditional Home and […]

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Seasonal Decorating: Styling a Spring Coffee Table

Dilemma: “I want to bring the feeling of Spring into my home decor but my budget is small and my available time is even smaller. Can you help me?” Solution: I hear this dilemma quite a bit during workshops and classes. You want to refresh your home each season, and although you want it to […]

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French Bistro Chairs. Decorative tile. Paris Cafe. #AnAppealingPlan

Need More Paris?: Bistro Chairs

After searching images of Paris markets, gardens and cafes for Mondays Post “Weekend In Paris”, as well as continuing research for a clients French inspired restaurant patio {photos to come soon}, I needed to see more! More gardens, more markets, more chairs… So I have dedicated the next few posts to dreaming of a trip to […]

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Weekend In Paris

This weekend many design enthusiasts and professionals made the pilgrimage to Paris for the Maison + Objet. Although 1000′s of miles away I am dreaming of the day when I can again visit Paris in the spring, attend this amazing event and walk the streets for inspiration. For now images will have to do. The […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2013: Emerald

Radiant, jewel-toned Emerald promotes balance and harmony Pantone LLC announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, as the Color of the Year for 2013. “The 2012 Color of the Year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a spirited, reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward. Emerald, a vivid, verdant […]

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