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www.pencilshavingsstudio.com  Greenery, Pantone's color of the year for 2017. Design by Meg Braff - green velvet upholstered sofas and aqua accents.

I’m not sure about this color. Thoughts?

You’ve probably heard the news by now that Pantone’s color of the year for 2017 is a cheery shade of green entitled Greenery. Reminiscent of limes, bright palm fronds and with a hint of yellow it’s undoubtedly an optimistic hue and it conjures up images of spring. I’ll be honest – it wasn’t the color
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4 budget-friendly ways to freshen up the house

It’s a New Year and with the holidays behind us now, most of the decor is put away until next year. Everybody’s got organization on the brain and I’ve started mentally planning out a few projects I want to tackle over the next few months. Sometimes the itch comes along for something new – new furniture,
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Christmas home tour with Pencil Shavings Studio; Boxwood wreaths, simple Scandinavian inspired garlands, red stripe ribbons, and the soft glow of lanterns. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

13 Small Christmas Trees to Make you rethink the large thing

Whether it’s a lack of space or just an aesthetic preference, there’s something to be said for going with a small Christmas tree. I’m particularly charmed this year by small potted Christmas trees; it reminds me of the little tree my grandmother always had in her living room when I was little. Smaller trees are
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Holiday giveaway time! Up for grabs is this beautiful pair of 18k gold diamond studs by Suzy Landa www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Colorful Christmas Giveaways: Suzy Landa Diamond Earrings

I am SO EXCITED about this next giveaway (see the first Colorful Christmas giveaway). I became a Suzy Landa fan when my husband gave me the most beautiful trio of her diamond rings. Her whole line is chic and simple, with the most delicate settings and she describes them as fine jewelry that’s fun. And that’s
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