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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Blinds and Shutters, What's the Difference?

Blinds and Shutters, What's the Difference?

Blinds and shutters are two of the most popular window dressings, yet deciding between the two is more than just a matter of appearance. They both last many years, and share specific functions such as:

Here are a few fundamental differences to help you make the right decision for your home:

Blinds...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 21 seconds

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Beat the Heat with Solar Window Shades

Beat the Heat with Solar Window Shades

Even though Summer is wrapping up, it’s never too early to think about dealing with the heat for next Summer! And every little bit helps when it comes to cooling off. With the air conditioner running full blast these Summer months, it is essential to find ways to keep your home cool and save on...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 29 seconds

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Window Treatments for Kitchen Remodel

Window Treatments for Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling a kitchen can be a fun project, but some things tend to get overlooked. No, we’re not talking about that crown molding near the floor, we’re talking windows! It’s easy to bypass the window area in a kitchen when it comes to changing everything up, but soon you’ll see...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 56 seconds

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Bathroom

Create A Spa Bathroom

Create A Spa Bathroom

We all love a beautiful spa bathroom when we’re on a luxury vacation. Why not enjoy that luxury every day of the year while we’re at home, too? 

You can create a spa experience in any size bathroom although bigger is almost always better! Think neutral colors because they lend themselves...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 26 seconds

Sunday, July 1, 2018

General

Decorating with Leather Furnishings

Decorating with Leather Furnishings

Consider a touch of leather in your next decorating project. Leather adds great texture and color to a room, and most leather design elements are practical, too! 

Beware though that leather can create a heavy look, especially in its most typical design colors, dark brown and black. 

That’s...

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Color

Decorating with Light Blue Elements

Decorating with Light Blue Elements

Typically light blue, also called powder blue or sky blue, is associated with classic home design. However, this calm tone can enhance decorating styles from vintage to modern, beachy to lodge, and rustic to elegant.

Light blue can vary from pure blue to grey and tan tones. Go toward the green, and...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Color

Decorating with Grays

Decorating with Grays

The most common neutrals used in home design are shades of white, beige, ivory, and cream. Gray is a surprising and elegant alternative choice that’s flexible and sensuous and never drab or mousy, despite its stereotype.

Most often, gray is a peaceful, easy color that makes a room feel serene,...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 21 seconds

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

General

Decorating with a Substantial Piece of Art

Decorating with a Substantial Piece of Art

Start a room design with just one piece of extraordinary art. The art will transform your room and help you determine the rest of your décor, setting the color scheme and tying all your interior elements together.

First, take time to figure out what kind of art you like, rather than purchasing...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 37 seconds

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

General

Decorating with Natural Wood

Decorating with Natural Wood

Wood is a staple in interior design. It’s ubiquitous in the home environment and warms up a room with color, texture, grain and a touch of nature. Sometimes wood interior features sit in the background, and sometimes they take the stage as the focal point of a room.

With wood design elements,...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 22 seconds

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

General

Decorating with a Stunning Light Fixture

Decorating with a Stunning Light Fixture

Lighting is one of the most important elements in making your home environment function effectively and look beautiful. A new ceiling light fixture – or chandelier as they’re often called – can completely change the look of a room, making it a key element of your decorating plan.

We...

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

General

Accent Your Room with Vases

Accent Your Room with Vases

Often we think about vases solely as vessels to display fresh flowers – and it is nice to bring some of outdoor nature inside! But they are so much more.

Some vases are beautiful just on their own. Or you can fill them with fresh leaves, bamboo, succulents, evergreens, dried branches, or silk...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 29 seconds

Sunday, April 1, 2018

General

Selecting a Compelling Coffee Table

Selecting a Compelling Coffee Table

A coffee table shouldn’t be an insignificant afterthought near the end of planning your living room, den or great room. It’s a pivotal design element that can add drama and personality to your interior design plan.

Because a coffee table is often the anchor for a room, selecting it is key...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 27 seconds

Thursday, March 1, 2018

General

Decorating with Brass Accents

Decorating with Brass Accents

In recent years, metallic finishes have come more into style for interior design, and believe it or not, brass is popular again as a home decorating choice. The shiny, lacquered brass that was in favor a generation ago has been replaced by a gentler version of brass.

Today’s most popular brass...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 16 seconds

Thursday, March 1, 2018

General

Interior Decorating with Candles

Interior Decorating with Candles

Light up your home with mood-inspiring candles.

Warm up the mood in your living environment by adding candles to your décor. They’re perfect for the cold winter months and continue to add beauty all year long.

Candles add soft light to a room and create a sense of serenity. Best of all,...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 19 seconds

Thursday, March 1, 2018

General

Interior Decorating with Curves

Interior Decorating with Curves

Most home interiors have lots of straight lines and square – or almost square – corners. Hint: consider the shape of your tables, countertops, chairs, artwork, rugs and more. 

Instead, why not think outside the box and add some curved design elements to your interior design plan? ...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 18 seconds

Friday, December 1, 2017

General

Ideas for Decorating with Pillows

Ideas for Decorating with Pillows

Pillows seem like a small detail in a decorating scheme, yet they can add so much color, texture and personality to the look of your home. For maximum impact and decorating harmony, consider these attributes when you select decorative pillows:

Also think about comfort and your budget when you purchase...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 23 seconds

Friday, December 1, 2017

General

Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

It doesn’t take much ornamentation to embellish your rooms beautifully and get you, your family and friends into the holiday spirit. It’s like adding garnish to a dish to make all the difference in how it looks and tastes.

You may be the type of person that goes all out for the holidays...

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Friday, December 1, 2017

General

Ideas for Remodeling and Decorating Your Fireplace

Ideas for Remodeling and Decorating Your Fireplace

A fireplace adds beauty to a home, in addition to adding emotional warmth and, yes, physical heat! With a little carefully planned TLC, your hearth can become the centerpiece of your home, no matter what the style of your house, from traditional to modern, and formal to casual.

Many elements create...

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 21 seconds

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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Blinds and Shutters, What's the Difference?

    Blinds and Shutters, What's the Difference?

    Blinds and shutters are two of the most popular window dressings, yet deciding between the two is more than just a matter of appearance. They both last many years, and share specific functions such as:

    Finish reading Blinds and Shutters, What's the Difference?...

    Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 21 seconds

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Beat the Heat with Solar Window Shades

    Beat the Heat with Solar Window Shades

    Even though Summer is wrapping up, it’s never too early to think about dealing with the heat for next Summer! And every little bit helps when it comes to cooling off. With the air conditioner running full blast these Summer months, it is essential to find ways to keep your home cool and save on energy cost. Solar window shades are a great way to look cool and stay cool all year long. There are limitless possibilities when it comes to styles and colors, and are available for interior and exterior use. 

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    Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 29 seconds

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Window Treatments for Kitchen Remodel

    Window Treatments for Kitchen Remodel

    Remodeling a kitchen can be a fun project, but some things tend to get overlooked. No, we’re not talking about that crown molding near the floor, we’re talking windows! It’s easy to bypass the window area in a kitchen when it comes to changing everything up, but soon you’ll see why it’s wise to keep those windows on the top of your to-do list!

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    Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 56 seconds

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