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Your home is a reflection of yourself

It has taken me some time to realize but today I can honestly say that I am much more interested in a home for myself and the people I share my life with.  A home is established by living in it, by putting thought and a decorating process together.  Ultimately you see that your home is a reflection of you, an image of you.  A home should reflects the personalities of the people who live in them.  Here is one of the rugs that has made my house a home.  A Serapi design rug hand made in India brings my entry way alive.  The colors are so rich and the design is powerful. Share your comments and tell me what you think of this rug.


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