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Nicole Balch is the writer behind Making it Lovely, a design and lifestyle blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so. Her work has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, The Chicago Tribune Magazine, Ladies' Home Journal, and other publications. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois with her husband and two young kids.

Pantone’s Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid

Pantone’s Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid

It's here! The moment designers, fashion-lovers, decorators, and color nerds wait for. Pantone has just released its latest color of the year, and 2014 is set to be fixated on Radiant Orchid.

17 Beautiful Pieces of Metallic Holiday Decor

17 Beautiful Pieces of Metallic Holiday Decor

Whether you like to bring on the glitz just once a year or invite it in year round, I've put together a collection of beautiful metallic holiday decor accessories, some just for the holidays and some to brighten your life year.

A Minimal, Modern Advent Calendar

A Minimal, Modern Advent Calendar

This DIY Geometric Advent Calendar, from A Merry Mishap, creates modern Advent calendar design for those with a more minimalist aesthetic.

13 Pieces of Kid-Friendly Christmas Decor That Are Surprisingly Stylish

13 Pieces of Kid-Friendly Christmas Decor That Are Surprisingly Stylish

I’m a big fan of putting out the pretty, shiny fancy decor for the holidays, but it gets tricky when you have littles underfoot. While my four-year-old can now be more careful, my two-year-old is a bit more rambunctious. So I’ve had to find creative ways to decorate with my children in mind. Perhaps you MORE »

Mirrors, Mirrors on the Wall

Mirrors, Mirrors on the Wall

The Admiral Hanging Mirrors are available at Anthropologie for some uncharacteristically affordable prices, at just $18-24 each.

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