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Are you looking for a new application for your walls?  Try some paintable wallpaper to liven things up!  Most people cringe at the idea of wallpaper but it has actually come a long way since the gold and green stripes in your grandma’s house.  Don’t be afraid of it!  Take a look at these modern applications that can be applied in a powder room, children’s room or as an accent wall.

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Fall is a time for a little bit of updating.  Often times people will update their homes just in time for the holidays in preparation for lots of entertaining.  Fall evokes the feelings of comfort, warmth and security where people tend to stay in their homes more and light a crackling fire.  Here are ways you can translate those feelings into paint and give your home an updated look for the season!        


People tend to have a strong emotion towards reds.  You either love it or hate it.  Here are some reds that are beautiful and warm for fall.         

Current Red (Benjamin Moore)

Tucson Red (Benjamin Moore)


Spanish Red (Benjamin Moore)



The color orange can be a little overwhelming.  However, if it’s used within the correct context it can be warm and charming!     

Pumpkin Patch (Benjamin Moore)


Bronze Tone (Benjamin Moore)

Sweet N’ Sour (Benjamin Moore)



Gold is the shade of yellow for fall and definitely a color that comes to mind when you think of leaves turning color.  This can be a cheerful color and used in a modern setting it won’t remind you of your grandmother’s old sofa! 

Buttercup (Benjamin Moore)


Eye Of The Tiger (Benjamin Moore)


Spicy Mustard (Benjamin Moore)












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The 4th of July is right around the corner and this is our inspiration to decorate with a red, white and blue color palette!  Although it is a patriotic color palette, the primary colors of red and blue work well together and are pleasing to the eye.  The warm red with the cool blue are complimentary colors and the white seems to break things up a little.  There are many ways to make this patriotic color palette work without having to place stars and stripes everywhere.  However, if stars and stripes is your thing, then let’s not make it tacky, shall we?  Here are some rooms that are tastefully decorated in red, white and blue both traditional and contemporary.


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E-decorating is essentially virtual decorating no matter where you live!  Yes, the interior design industry is hopping on the cyber bandwagon!  You can do everything else virtually, why not decorating!

E-decorating is a web-based interior design service where the designer never steps foot in the room.  This is a cost effective and convenient design solution where design services are faster and less expensive than the usual terms of a designer-client relationship. 

How does it work?

These design services are conducted online where clients typically e-mail photos of their rooms, fill out a questionnaire and pay a flat fee.  The first step is to fill out the e-decorating questionnaire to give the designer the scope of the project.  Once the questionnaire is received by the designer and pictures of every wall in the room along with measurements and inspirational photos, the designer can give the client a quote and begin working on the design. 

What will you receive?

Every designer may choose to include or offer different services.  However, at Campbell Designs you can expect to receive:

– Inspiration board that will act as a tool for both the client and designer.  This will give a general idea and style of the overall design.  

– Floor plan that will detail how to arrange everything in the space.  This will give the client the ability to see the completed design and a checklist to purchase each piece in the room. 

-Design collage that will show the client each piece that should be purchased for the design and how they all go together. 

– Shopping list that details each piece that needs to be purchased along with all the information you need to make the purchase.  It will be as detailed as possible to ensure that everything is purchased accurately and quickly.

How much does it cost and how long does it take to be completed?

Generally, the charge will be a flat fee and will be completed within a few weeks.  However, the scope of every project varies in size so it is important to contact the designer for a detailed quote. Payment in full is usually required with the questionnaire before any work will commence. 

For detailed information about E-decorating with Campbell Designs, please click here!

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For those of you who have kids, you might be overwhelmed with the massive amounts of toys that are taking over every space in your home!  Have no fear!  Managing toys is simply an organizational process that can be aesthetically pleasing while not breaking the bank.  Once the toys are dealt with, create designated areas for other activities such as crafts, reading, etc. 


Expedit Bookshelf Ikea $69

The Expedits cubed book shelf from Ikea comes in different finishes and different sizes.  The doors and drawers are add ons for an additional cost and will keep loose items contained.  This bookshelf is extremely sturdy and heavy if you are worried about Ikea quality.  The wheels are add ons as well.  Another way to keep loose toys in this piece, is by using plastic square bins or soft sided bins that can be easily pulled out.

Trofast Storage System by Ikea

The Trofast Storage System by Ikea ranges in price depending on what pieces you put together.  Mix and match colored bins which are sold seperately.  Bins slide easily and are great for holding toys.

Bulk Bins From Pottery Barn Kids $99

These bulk bins are new from Pottery Barn Kids for $99.  These also come in different finishes.  I think these are pretty reasonably priced considering their quality and other similar pieces range from $139-$150.

Madison Bookcase from Pottery Barn Kids $99

This bookcase from Pottery Barn Kids is also only $99 and comes in different finishes.  This piece is great for holding toys, books, crafts, etc.

Storage Chest by Ikea $99

This storage chest from Ikea is only $99, or buy one at an unfinished furniture store and paint your own.  This can be used for holding blankset, toys, stuffed animals, etc.

Three Shelf Bookrack by Pottery Barn Kids $99

This 3 shelf bookrack from Pottery Barn Kids is only $99.  It also comes in different finishes.  This bookrack is great because it sits on the floor at kid level.
3 and 4 Tier Shelf by Overstock

This 3 or 4 tier shelf can by purchased at Overstock for $58 for the 3-tier and $89 for the 4-tier.  It comes in pink or blue only, but probably can be painted on your own.


Tabletop Easel by Costco $39

This tabletop easel by KidsKraft is sold at Costco online for only $39.  The great thing about this is that it sits on a table and can be folded and put away when not in use.  One side of this easel is dry erase the other is a chalkboard and it can also be used with paper.

Activity Table by Costco $299

This activity table sold at Costco online is $299.  It is a little more expensive, but will probably last for quite sometime.  Besides being an activity table it also has storage space.  It comes in an espresso finish or white.

Kritter Table by Ikea $25

Kritter Chair by Ikea $13

This table and chair set by Ikea are very reasonable priced and come in fun colors.  They may not last too long but could be perfect for what they need to be used for, for short periods of time.

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The guest bedroom is the perfect place to implement a design that would be a little out of the ordinary.  While the master bedroom is your sanctuary, the guest bedroom is a place where guests will stay for short visits.  Since you will not be in the room constantly you don’t have to worry too much about the choices that you make.  Don’t be afraid to make bold decisions that are a little out of your comfort zone.  Make the room fun, yet inviting and most importantly comfortable (but not too comfortable or your guests might not want to leave!).  Make your guest room special for your visitors and don’t hesitate to add the element of surprise!

Add a little something extra to your guest room to make your visitors feel welcome.  Here are some ideas to accessorize your guest room that will make it more than just another room in the house and will show a little extra hospitality.

Add some fresh flowers to your bedside table.

Carafe of water and glass

Alarm Clock

Add a throw blanket to your bed.

Basket filled with goodies

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