interiors + props + sets

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Journal/blog of Rachel Rivers, an interior and prop stylist and set designer based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Posts in Interiors
Trend: Indigo + Brass

I am in love with mixing indigo, white and brass, with the occasional bit of pink and camel! Indigo and brass are, no doubt, the trend to follow these days, and I am so thankful for it. I have two clients who are loving the trend just as much as I am, which makes my job super fun! When I need some design inspiration, I turn to the queens of indigo and brass: Emily Henderson, Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors, and Jamie Meares of Furbish and i suwannee. Enjoy the inspiration!

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"I can walk on walls."

When I was young, I remember my oldest brother, Erik, and his best friend, Kenny, made a martial art home video. They made it like a foreign film where the words being said didn't match up with the mouth movements. It was hilarious. The most memorable scene (yes, there were several scenes...) was when they turned the camera to make the floor seem like the wall, so it appeared as if they were walking on walls. "I can walk on walls" (said In an Chinese accent). 

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Design Refresh: Contrast Trim

An easy way to refresh your home is to add color! You can add it in the typical ways: pillows, drapery, rugs, flowers, etc...but what about painting the trim or door a fabulous pop of color?! Contrast trim. JUST DO IT! It adds so much personality and will make your home like no other. It's a new year. Do things a bit different this time around. Here is a bit of inspiration for you...

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5 Decorating Tips for your Living Room

A little bit of furniture rearranging and a couple additions can take your living room to the next level. Below are my 5 decorating tips for your living room that can help breathe new life into your home. Small changes can make a big impact!

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Color Trend: Blue Stone

Do you guys remember learning about complimentary colors in Kindergarten? I do! Finger paints and art projects to experiment with color! Colors opposite on the color wheel work so magically together, don't you think?! This Fall, let's take our elementary color skills and create masterful color palettes! Beautiful, cool tones against the lovely, warm colors of Fall...

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