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Decorate with Intention: How to Accessorize Your Home

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Decorate with Intention: How to Accessorize Your Home

We Wear the Mask
BY PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR


We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
       We wear the mask...


That was an excerpt from one of my fave poems.

For some reason, I fell in love with masks.

I have a collection from my travels around the world.

I always wondered what drew me in.

Is it that I resonate with hiding myself from the world, a need to feel protected, hide shame, or a connection to my reality in this country? 

Tips to Accessorize Your Home

When decorating think about what resonates with you.

What do you like to do, your hobbies, your passion? What can you add to your space to tell your story?

What energy and feel do you want your space to hav? 

Reflect these things in the pieces you choose. Allow your accessories to share your story of who you are, the life you've lived, your growth, journey, and future.  

Make your space authentically you. 

The stories we tell. The masks we wear. 

Lets remove our masks to share our gifts with the world. 

We are meant to be seen.

Lets stop hiding our light behind masks.

Shine everywhere.

What mask are you hiding behind?

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5 Ways to Glam Your Living Room

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5 Ways to Glam Your Living Room

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Final Celebrity Match Up Monday

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Final Celebrity Match Up Monday

Today will be 4th & Grove's final Celebrity Match Up Monday blog post.  

Our final Match Up relates to who will hold the fate of our country's future: 

Presidential Nominees 

Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump

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Motivation to Decorate Your Home

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Motivation to Decorate Your Home

You are deserving to surround yourself with beautiful things that speak to and from you.  Your home should reflect who you are, your desires, goals, and your story.  You can have that and more.  Let's discover how to achieve the home decor you design and uncover what was holding you back anyways!

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Celebrity Match Up Monday Omari VS Ghost

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Celebrity Match Up Monday Omari VS Ghost

Omari Hardwick VS James "Ghost'' St. Patrick

In honor of this week's season premiere of Power, I just had to do this week's match up. 

Today's match up is Omari Hardwick VS James 'Ghost' St. Patrick. Here's what we do, find interior spaces that match up with Omari's fashion versus those that match up with Ghost's style. Two different styles and personas.  

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

This week's celebrity is Gabrielle Douglass.  My kids will officially think I am cool for this one!  Gabby made the US Olympic team for the second time and is making history while pursing her dreams.  She inspire so many little girls including my own to follow their dreams and generate interest in gymnastics.

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

This Monday, we have a twist.  Instead of a celebrity, we have a country for our match up. Brexit is trending hard and people are at the edge of their seats waiting to see what will come about.  Check out interiors that celebrate Britain.

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

The king of boxing, the greatest of all time, big spirit, big heart, and big personality....the late, great Muhammed Ali is the celebrity match up this week. 

In honor of his boxing and Olympic career, we will feature home gyms and fitness room inspirations.

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

This week's match up is former first lady, Nancy Reagan.  May you rest in peace. Ms. Reagan passed away this weekend at 94 years young. She was known for her stance on drug use and prevention, positive affirmations for self improvement, and her fashion. She was a fashion icon of the 1980's influencing women all around the globe.

Nancy's fashion can be interpreted as classic traditional decor style.  Below are two living rooms of this design style.

Below are some of Ms. Regeans's fashion pictures:

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

News maker, record breaker, an artist on numerous levels, culture influencer, musician, record producer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, to name a few.  This week's match up is the extradordinary, Mr. Kanye West.

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Celebrity Match Up Mondays

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Celebrity Match Up Mondays

In honor of women everywhere; today's match up is a representation of possibilities.  This goddess is a doula, yogi, singer, artist, mother, and the list goes on and on and on and on.  That was a hint people. The wonderful Erykah Badu. 

 

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Ms. Badu's style is eclectic, a true work of art. She is not tied to a look or an era.  She is a true work of art. 

It's complicated. Is the least to say. Ms. Badu's decor style is Eclectic. Artistic. Historic. 

 

 www.bestlivingroomdesigns.com

www.bestlivingroomdesigns.com

 nytimes.com article. Erykah's home in Brooklyn

nytimes.com article. Erykah's home in Brooklyn

 texasmonthly.com Erykah's home in Texas

texasmonthly.com Erykah's home in Texas

 interiordesign.com article on architects who designed the home

interiordesign.com article on architects who designed the home

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interiordesign.com

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

Honoring black history month, February week two's match up is breaking sterotypes and boundaries. Herstory is amazing but her impact in the lives of others is even greater. Celebrity Match Up is Oprah Winfrey.

 

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

For this week's celebrity match up, I figured last have some fun, so that's exactly what I did. So, what do you get when you put the color purple alongside of one of today's young superstar.....      In the design world, you get purple modern decor designs.  In the pop world you get, Justin Bieber.  Yes, become a belieber; Justin has made the Match Up leap!

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All White Err..thang: White Rooms that Inspire!

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All White Err..thang: White Rooms that Inspire!

White can be beautiful, it represents cleanliness, tranquility, elegance, purity, refresh, renew and all that good stuff.  White can be sexy too!  I want to celebrate white because I feel like many people are afraid to use it in their space.  Don't be afraid.  Go for it!

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

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Celebrity Match Up Monday

In honor of a legend and celebration of a movement, idea, a dream... today's celebrity match up will showcase black and white rooms to pay homage to the late Martin Luther King, Jr.

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