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Kimberly Duran
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Lives in Cheadle Heath, United Kingdom
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Manchester, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, may have once been known for its textile manufacturing and cotton mills. A couple of centuries later, in its place has sprung a city with diverse architecture, a bustling nightlife, creative…
The glamorous interiors of Refuge in Manchester are shared and recreated with an achievable design plan in a get-the-look mood board.
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Winter Refresh in the Living Room

My original intention was to share a post on how I basically swapped lots and lots of things around in my home over my break. I often shop my own house when I’m itching for some change and the start of the new year, after the Christmas decor has come…
My original intention was to share a post on how I basically swapped lots and lots of things around in my home over my break. I often shop my own house when I’m itching for some change and the start of the new year, after the Christmas decor has come down, is normally peak itchiness …
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Why You Should Probably Buy a Velvet Sofa in 2017

It’s no secret that I love velvet furniture. I have not one but two velvet sofas in my own home – my olive green velvet chesterfield sofa as well as a bold yellow velvet love seat. If I had room for more, I’d certainly consider another one. One of the…
I have not one but two velvet sofas and even with 2 cats and a dog, I still choose it again. Here's why you need a velvet sofa in 2017.
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I’ve never been one for resolutions. They just seem very abstract (“get fit”) or way too much pressure (“don’t eat chocolate”). I am, however, all about setting goals for myself and for my home. Goals seem more manageable, something to work towards rather…
I’ve never been one for resolutions. They just seem very abstract (“get fit”) or way too much pressure (“don’t eat chocolate”). I am, however, all about setting goals for myself and for my home. Goals seem more manageable, something to work towards rather than trying to tackle something huge all in one go. I can …
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Download and print these festive Winter Recipe Card and Gift Tag Printables to enhance your holiday gifting!
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I know I said that my DIY Gold and Marble Coasters would be my last DIY of the year but I completely forgot that I still had this one to share! So it’s a little bonus one to finish off the year. If you saw my Christmas table setting, you will have seen…
I know I said that my DIY Gold and Marble Coasters would be my last DIY of the year but I completely forgot that I still had this one to share! So it’s a little bonus one to finish off the year. If you saw my Christmas table setting, you will have seen this gorgeous floral …
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I do adore how everyone goes centrepiece mad at Christmas.

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So let’s just be straight up right now. Is my home always “Pinterest perfect”-ly clean? Hell no. I have 3 insane animals running around at all times and a hard-working bloke that works in the automotive industry for goodness sake. However, my home is…
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So I am, along with everyone else on the planet, a little obsessed with Instagram. Buried amongst the thousands (millions?) of pictures of coffee with perfect froth on wooden tables and long tanned legs on beds and all the flatlays of beauty products you…
So I am, along with everyone else on the planet, a little obsessed with Instagram. Buried amongst the thousands (millions?) of pictures of coffee with perfect froth on wooden tables and long tanned legs on beds and all the flatlays of beauty products you won’t possibly use in a lifetime are a wealth of amazing accounts …
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One of the biggest questions I get from readers and friends alike is how to define their style when they are starting a new decorating project. One day, they are digging Scandinavian style – all striking black, grey and white and natural wood. The next,…
Looking for a way to figure out what you truly love for your home? Check out my tips on defining your personal style using Pinterest!
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How I Got My Office Back! Gold Shelving Unit and Updates...

I know you are probably thinking, “Wait. ‘Back’? What do you mean you got your office back? Where did it go??” So… let me explain. If you’ve been reading Swoon Worthy for a while, you may know that back in the Spring of 2015, I was invited to be one of…
I know you are probably thinking, “Wait. ‘Back’? What do you mean you got your office back? Where did it go??” So… let me explain. If you’ve been reading Swoon Worthy for a while, you may know that back in the Spring of 2015, I was invited to be one of the 20 bloggers chosen …
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The 2016 Swoon Worthy Year in Review

Hey all! I’m back! Happy New Year! Did you have a good one? Well, it’s officially 2017 which is just crazy but well, here we are with a fresh new slate stretching out before us. As you know, I took a short break and daaaaamn, did it feel good. Recharging…
Hey all! I’m back! Happy New Year! Did you have a good one? Well, it’s officially 2017 which is just crazy but well, here we are with a fresh new slate stretching out before us. As you know, I took a short break and daaaaamn, did it feel good. Recharging your batteries is just so …
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Hello my lovelies. Goodness, here we are, less than a week until Christmas and I’m wondering where the heck the year went! I’m sure it’s a sign of getting older but it really seems to fly by faster and faster with each passing year. I’m sure I just…
Hello my lovelies. Goodness, here we are, less than a week until Christmas and I’m wondering where the heck the year went! I’m sure it’s a sign of getting older but it really seems to fly by faster and faster with each passing year. I’m sure I just watched Elf like 2 months ago?! Ahh …
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A little bit eclectic, a little bit boho and a whole lotta glam.
Introduction
I'm a freelance writer and interiors expert as well as a content marketing specialist. I write about Interiors and DIY on my blog, Swoon Worthy. As an American Ex-Pat living in Manchester, England and obsessed with making a home a comfortable reflection of a person's personality, I am happiest surrounded by anything that's eclectic, a little boho and a lotta glam! 

Want to get in touch?  You can find my email on the 'Contact Me' or 'Hire Me' page of my blog.

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I am the creater and curator of Swoon Worthy, a blog about interiors, DIY and the quest for pretty on the cheap. My home has been featured in Prima, Grazia, Heart Home Magazine, 25 Beautiful Homes Magazine, Red Magazine as well as the book Home for Now. It's also appeared in Abigail Ahern's digital magazine The Journal, Apartment Therapy, Young House Love and many other places. I was the Editor of AO.com's AO at Home, a lifestyle blog, for 2 years and won 2nd place in Best Organisation Blog for Amara Interior Blog Awards 2014.
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Cheadle Heath, United Kingdom
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Birchington, United Kingdom - Whistable, United Kingdom - Maidstone, United Kingdom - Appleton, Wisconsin - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Snydersville, Pennsylvania - Denver, Colorado
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Lifestyle Blog Editor
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A creative editor and content marketer with a wide mix of content management and SEO experience, leadership skills, innovative ideas, creativity and a keen eye for detail. With over 10 years of marketing experience, I specialise in social media and the digital sphere, creating engaging content to support both customer relationships and SEO strategies.
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  • ao.com
    Lifestyle Blog Editor, 2012 - 2014
    I lead the creative management and direction of the blog including researching, writing, designing and promoting blog posts via social media as well as collaborate with a hand-picked group of contributing bloggers to ensure consistency of high quality, engaging and original content for completely natural and organic link-building which supports and drives our SEO strategy.
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Kimberly Hughes