I studied Shakespearean literature and majored in English. I have written for 10 years. I have been published on various websites and books and magazines as well as helped with Texas legislation for Missing and Exploited children. I have a strong faith that keeps me always looking for the good in this life. Why focus on the bad when the good is a layer deeper.

White wonderland: Inside Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s pristine Hidden Hills home

White wonderland: Inside Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s pristine Hidden Hills home

Living it up like the Kardashians is not within everyone’s budget, however, applying a few touches to your interior space may just get you closer to living like the rich and famous than you think. The exterior features two swimming pools, fountains, a rose garden, vineyard as well as two spas. If that is a little outside your budget and the interior is more your concern, let’s have a look inside.

 

Wide open spaces and light paint applications

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Renovation decision: do it like celebrities, on your own budget

Renovation decision: do it like celebrities, on your own budget

With the housing market forecasted to continue improving in 2015. You may be looking for renovation projects to improve the value of your home. Planning and budgeting for home renovations can be intimidating. This series of articles will guide you through the process to achieve the look you want, on a budget. Today, we will tackle the kitchen.

According to consumer surveys, kitchen consistently improves the property value of the house. Renovating the kitchen will allow you to enjoy your time at home cooking healthy meals. At the same time, you can potentially recover some of the renovation cost when you sell the house. While you like the style of celebrity kitchens you see on TV, outfitting your home like a celebrity is not exactly budget-friendly. There are things that you can plan ahead before the project starts to achieve the celebrity look you want.

 

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Sports star dream homes: a few design tips we didn’t know we needed, or were entirely wrong about

Sports star dream homes: a few design tips we didn’t know we needed, or were entirely wrong about

When you think of a sports star home, immediately the assumption is that the house would be overflowing with sports memorabilia or equipment. What a pleasant surprise however, when you are able to get a few nice design tips from these homes that don’t necessarily incorporate sports influence.

 

Magic Johnson

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Interior and exterior design taboos the rich and famous teach us

Interior and exterior design taboos the rich and famous teach us

For some reason, if a celebrity does something, the entire world cottons on and either wants it or buys it. Some celebrities take it a step too far though, and we wonder whether too much money has something to do with it. Perhaps it’s not the celebrity themselves to blame, perhaps it is Hollywood itself. We have a look at all aspects of this phenomenon. Whether it’s opulent, garish, unfinished or just downright ugly, we have a look at them, big and small. Considering whether you would do the same if you had millions at your disposal is something worth thinking about. Hopefully no designers were involved where the decisions were made here; it may just blemish their portfolios.

 

A bar in every room

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Interior decorating tips from Martha Stewart we just adore: Why Martha will always be the home goddess

Interior decorating tips from Martha Stewart we just adore: Why Martha will always be the home goddess

Many a times a young girl trying to find her feet in the world, and firmly planting them on family and household terra firma, has found her main source of inspiration apart from her family: Martha Stewart. Whether it’s cooking, needlework, sewing projects, entertaining, baking, Martha has a firm grip on what is needed to make a house a home. Looking beyond her run in with the law, we salute a pioneer in the DIY world of mommies and wives the world over. Martha proved that we have the capabilities of balancing our daily lives with flair, and enjoy it while we’re at it. We honour the great Martha today by looking at a few of our favourite design tips inspired by her many shows and books.

 

Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and textures

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