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Jessica Simmonds-Short

Jessica Simmonds-Short

Digital Marketing Intern for Fracture. The next acai bowl or cup of coffee is just a scoot ride away. Go Gators.

For many renters, home decor fanatics, and parents of ever-changing kids, designing your home to last the ages can be a difficult feat. The constant struggle of wanting to redesign your living room, but not wanting to change the paint prevents us from creating the house of our dreams. We’re back at it again with the home decor hacks, this time putting down the paintbrush and whipping out our decor catalogs. It’s time to add that perfect pop of color …

Les Picker is a professional landscape, wildlife and award-winning travel photographer, and a Moab Master photographer for Moab Fine Art Papers. How would you like to significantly increase the dramatic impact of your photography? If there is one photographic technique that can put your images on steroids, it’s shooting tight. By shooting tight, I’m referring to zooming in on your subject so that you remove distracting elements and instead highlight its most salient feature(s). Take the elephant image below as …

Bedroom closets: plain, overlooked, and rarely appreciated. Until now. Transform that dull but oh-so-necessary storage space into a decorator’s dream, without requiring a decorator’s budget. Paint, stencils, contact paper and a few creative storage solutions will boost the bodaciousness of your closet. Our upgrades will upgrade your closet so much, you’ll actually look forward to opening its doors. 1. Color Culture A white closet is a boring closet. Give your closet an energy boost by painting its visible walls in a …

Les Picker is a professional landscape, wildlife and award-winning travel photographer, and a Moab Master photographer for Moab Fine Art Papers. There are some shots one never forgets. For me, this shot is one of them. I was traveling through Canada’s Dempster Highway, a narrow, gravel ribbon of road that stretches from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Inuvik, Northwest Territories and then extends into Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean. On this September day, it had been overcast almost all day, by the late afternoon …

We’ve all made a decorating mistake or two in our lives – that’s part of the fun of  a first apartment and learning about style as time (and budgets) allow. Here’s a few how-not-tos to set you ahead of the curve, whether decorating your first place or your fifth. 1. Toilet Rugs We’ve all seen them; some of us wonder if they reproduce on their own in some dark warehouse. Toilet rugs – the oddly colored rugs designed to fit …

The rules of decorating must never be broken, or so you’ve been told. Here at Fracture we believe that when it comes to home decor, rules are meant to be broken. “This pattern doesn’t go with that one.” “Those two pieces of furniture are nothing alike, therefore they can’t be in the same room.” It’s time to throw these old myths out the window and free yourself from their chains. Gear up and get ready to decorate any room in a …