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It’s a quote about education, but I think it applies to the person as a whole. To life overall. What does it have to do with design?

Why is interior design & decorating so important?

It’s the same reason your wardrobe, hair, & overall external appearance is important. It’s your first impression.  When you look good, you feel good. You walk a little taller, smile a little brighter, & look people in the eye when you feel good because you look good. For me personally, heels make me feel powerful & sexy.

Having a home that reflects your style in the same way has the same effect but on a larger scale.  Your home affects so many things from your personal well-being to your family’s well-being to how you feel about inviting people in.

So it is said to invest in yourself. Investing in your home means investing in yourself & your family.

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Hey y’all, I’m N’Ckyola [ní-ˈkō-lä].  Nice to meet you.

I’m a southern girl & a creative introvert who loves food & wine, paint & power tools.

My family & I are on a journey to living a more sustainable lifestyle, at home & at work, without sacrificing style or flavor.  And I’m showing my friends, family, & clients that they can do it too!

I’m also on a mission to rid the world of builder beige & furniture sets – 1 home at a time.

Here’s my story…

Hanging out on the patio

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  • Agreed. The architect had his fair share of issues, but being brilliant wasn't 1 of them. #99problemsbutdesignaintone  You gotta know when too little is not enough, when enough is enough, & when too much is more than enough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Never be afraid to take the plunge into color. It's the perfect way to bring your personality into any space. If you don't like it you can change it, move it, switch it up.  Nothing is ever permanent.
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  • Inexpensive & fun. Paint, textiles, art... there are so many ways to bring in color so just have fun with it. ...
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  • It's a fact!  Whether you're wearing it, sitting on it, wrapped up in it or staring at it on the walls.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Everyone knows I love color & love to paint.  This is 1 reason, another is impact - painting is the easiest & most cost-effective way to update a space with impact.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • I truly have no idea where this picture came from, so if someone recognizes it let me know.
I wanted to post this because I love the use of color in this space - on both the table & the walls.
A lot of times people try to be too matchy-matchy.  Drives me bananas. 
This is a great example of using 2 strong colors that don't "match" but are in similar (analogous) color families (3 really, when you include the light it's a split complimentary).
Yes I am a color nerd & yes I still own a color wheel.  #dontjudgeme ...
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  • Have y'all seen LEGO Architecture yet?! I first saw these in 2016 planning my green gift guide & I am still in awe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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