The Material Girls would like to introduce our newest advertiser Joss & Main! We are so thrilled to have Joss & Main be a part of MG!

For those who don’t know, Joss & Main is a members-only site that features daily deals chosen by their carefully selected stylish curators. Joss & Main gives members a chance to buy designer goods at a fraction of the cost! Items featured on the site include everything from large furniture and accent pieces to small accessories, lamps, and kitchenware.

Take a look at some of our favorite featured items from the past few days!-

Chevron Wingback Chair

Spot on Blackbird Striped Lumbar Pillow

Treviso Chandelier

Osbourne Mirror

Freud Croc-Embossed Leather End Table

Henley Sculpture

Louis Ghost Chair

Stateroom Trunk End Table

Click HERE to register with Joss & Main, and tell all of your friends to join too! Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on these fabulous bargains!





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The Material Girls would like to introduce you to our newest advertiser, Pomegranate!

The ladies of Pomegranate Accents and Gifts bring you fabulous finds ranging from glam mirrors and funky coffee tables to vintage and antique pieces from all over!

Some of our personal favorites…

{Emerson Beveled Mirror}

{Driftwood Coffee Table}

{Lorella Mirrored Front Cabinet}

{Analiese Chair}

{Leaf Study- Set of 9}

See these and more at their website HERE!





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We’re Baaaack!

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Oct 06, 2010 | 1 Comment | Category: Website News

After two and a half weeks of having a Malware message attached to our blog site, we are finally back in business! I have to say that although at first, it was a nice little vacation from blogging (since design projects have taken over my life), but after the one week mark hit, I was going crazy without being able to blog.

However, there was one positive thing that came out of this lull…the two weeks gave me time to come up with some great blog post ideas that I’ve been storing up for when we got back up and running!

We want to sincerely apologize to the other design bloggers (and their readers) who felt the effects of our Malware virus these past few weeks (it seemed to have caught onto their sites too since they had outgoing links to us).  So again, we are truly sorry and promise we won’t give you any other diseases!

So happy to be back and hope you’ll forgive us for the radio silence!





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New New York!

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Mar 11, 2010 | No Comments | Category: Design Bloggers, Designers, Website News

We are so thrilled to announce that Rebecca Soskin of Rebecca Soskin Interior Design has joined the Material Girls family as our new New York blogger!

Rebecca is an interior designer in NYC who has so much great design experience and is as sweet as can be.  She previously worked for decorator Markham Roberts and Laura Ashley, Inc. before opening up her own interior design business.  In more recent  news, she was named as one of House Beautiful’s “Designers to Watch in 2010″.

Welcome Rebecca!

Be sure to checkout her recent post, Get the Look for Less!





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MG Chats with Swank

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Sep 25, 2009 | No Comments | Category: Website News

Thank you Swank Lighting for including us in your Design Blogger Profile series!

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Click here for the interview!





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The Big 02!

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Sep 24, 2009 | 7 Comments | Category: Events, Website News

Can you believe it?  It’s growing up way too fast. It seems like only yesterday our blog was two months old and now it’s a full two years.

I remember when it took its first steps…in creating a blog name, when it said its first words…on the initial blog post, when it celebrated its one year birthday…virtually.

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Ahh memories…

If only we had a scrapbook to mark our blog milestones (well, that might be going a little far).  But there are too many unforgettable moments from the past year, that we couldn’t help but take a trip down memory lane.

Swank Lighting Contest- November 08

We had so many great, creative entries.  This contest was such a blast and we couldn’t wait to reveal the winners  to everyone!

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Flashback 2008 Trends- New Years Post

We looked back on the trends in fashion and home decor throughout 2008.  It’s fun to look back and see which ones were still around this year and which ones flew the coop!

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Bloggers’ Homes- Unveiled!

We asked our blogger friends to send in photos of their own homes.  And just as we had expected, their homes were as wonderful as their blogs!  We got a great response to this post and hope to do another Bloggers’ Homes post in the future.

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Design Challenges- we solved readers’ room problems each month through a design advice giveaway-

Paint challenge, space planning challenge, accessories challenge, bathroom challenge!

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To Chop or Not to Chop? The pillow debate lives on!

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Julia/Chicago went shopping with Eddie Ross! I was very jealous to say the least!

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Our Interview with Nate Berkus- what a cutie!  I wonder if he’d consider being a Material Guy?

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Our Interview with Vicente- such an accomplished designer- we could all learn so much from him!

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Everyone seemed to have an opinion on the post- Gwyneth Paltrow- designer?

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Lauren’s Classy or Trashy posts (especially the Z Gallerie Zebra rug one), always got interesting responses from readers!

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During Top Design Season 2, readers had lots to say about Jill’s post on judge/ Fashionista Kelly W’s off the wall hairstyles!

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We also hosted some fun giveaways throughout the past year-

Vinyl Silhouettes-

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Merida Meridian-

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The things you can find on Craigs List!  Well, the things Hilary can find on Craigslist!  Amazing chairs...and design students.  Who knew? NY Craigslist’s hidden gems!

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We got a new Twitter name a few months ago!  New name- @materialgirls

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Julia, our Chi town blogger, was featured in Beautiful Homes magazine.   What a beautiful spread!

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The beginning of Lauren’s beloved  “Furniture Friday” posts

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Can this outfit be turned into a room? Jill showed crossovers between interiors and fashion.

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Are You Over It or Over the Moon For it? We STILL want to know!

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MG was incredibly flattered and honored to be named as one of House Beautiful’s “Sites We Love”.

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A Bygone Design Aesthetic- The Restoration Hardware debate…

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And other MG posts, that brought very unfortunate news-

The closing of Expo stores

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The end of Domino

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The shut down of Southern Accents

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Here’s to year three of blogging!





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We ditched the underscore!

Posted By Emily-Dallas | Jul 28, 2009 | 1 Comment | Category: Website News

Just wanted to let you know that our new and improved Twitter name is materialgirls!

It used to be material_girls but we decided to leave the underscore out so it would be less confusing for everyone involved.

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See you in Twitterland!





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Feed Update!

Posted By Emily-Dallas | May 21, 2009 | 2 Comments | Category: Website News

We have a new feed! It is now…

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/MaterialGirls-TheInteriorDesignBlogForStylishAndAffordableHomeDecor

If you have us in your Blogroll links and it says we haven’t updated in two weeks- we promise we are still around! If you could switch our feed over to the above address, the new updates should appear!

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