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Small Closet Storage Hack (& For Under $150!)

Hey there my Meraki loves! In honor of the month of September, I thought it was the perfect time to do a little “back to school” closet special.

I thought I’d share with you how I made a walk-in closet for under $150 in my apartment that only came with one small 2ft deep by 5ft wide closet!

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Philadelphia Studio Apartment Design - Furniture Scheme

Happy rainy lazy Sunday from my cozy Philadelphia apartment! I am super excited to be sharing this post with you because my little sister has moved to Philly!

I feel like we are finally living out our childhood dreams of being neighbors and living in mansions that have an adjoining underground path so we can visit each other when it snows... We don't quite have all those luxuries but I'll take the 11 minute walk away to visit each other!

So, I had a pretty relaxing weekend and have been working on pulling together the initial furniture selection for her small studio apartment so I can share progress updates with as we move along in the design process. 

How we found her design style…

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The Psychology of Color - And Why it Matters

You know that feeling when you walk into a room and you instantly feel something? Maybe it’s energized, or calm, or relaxed? How about when you see a brand or logo - and before even knowing what they do - you know within a few seconds if you would buy from them or not.

These unknown feelings and reactions are most likely happening because of the power of color! It's really amazing how color plays such an important role in our lives. And whether you like it or not, it’s important to know what people inherently associate certain colors with before deciding on one for decor or your business.

Today, you'll get a nice little overview of what people naturally associate each color on the color wheel with, the best places to use them in your home, and the best industries as well! 

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How to Create a Gallery Wall

Hey there my Meraki beauties! This has been one of my most asked for posts and I FINALLY got around to creating it for you! As you all know gallery walls can be quite intimidating. Heck, I convinced myself for two years that I didn’t like them just because they seemed so daunting. But when I I moved into my current apartment, our large white walls were just BEGGING to have gallery walls. So I started small, and eventually learned the tips and tricks to create an amazingly curated and professional looking gallery wall! Read on to find out how…

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Interior Design Measurements That Will Turn You Into a Decorating Pro

Hey there! Are you guys ready to geek out over some design measurements?? Because anyone who lives under a roof (aka anyone reading this post) could use a few of these for good measure. (See what I did there? ;) )

Did you know there are some interior design rules and guides that are universally aesthetically pleasing? Now, I know I know some of you like to break the rules, which of course I do too, but If you have a room that just feels “off” some of the below rules and guidelines might be the culprit.

Today I'm diving into photo heights, curtain measurements, rug sizes, and my favorite interior design tip - the rule of styling in threes. 

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Pillow Style Guide: How to Choose & Arrange Pillows like a Pro

Who here LOVES pillow talk?? I know I do, and this week I'm stopping by to give you a few simple tips on how to choose and style pillows for your sofa and bed. Layering pillows can be tricky, but after reading these simple tips you will feel confident when choosing pillows for your next home refresh! 

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Color your Room with Confidence: The 60-30-10 Rule

Are you trying to design a room but having trouble choosing a color? Or, more likely, deciding on a color palette that will works so well it looks like you hired a professional?! Well, I'm about to let you in on a little designer secret that is pretty much foolproof, even for beginner-level decorators. After following this trick you will be able to choose a color palette and decorate your room with confidence, knowing that your color scheme will be cohesive, balanced and completely Pinterest-worthy. 

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How House Plants Make You Happier (Harvard Studied, Meraki Approved)

A Harvard study reveals that indoor plants (even fake ones!) DO in-fact make you happier at home and at work. Read on for all the ways that biophilic design makes you happier and healthier person. 

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