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Fireplace Remodel

Fireplaces. They are usually the focal point of the room, but are often overlooked. If you are building or remodeling, what do you do with them? There are so many options for a fireplace remodel. First assess your style. Not sure what your style is? Read Diagnose your Design Style. Modern If your style is …

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Lighten Your Mood with Paint

Is your home living up to its potential? Could it look better with a new coat of paint? Painting is a quick and inexpensive project that you could do in a weekend or maybe a day. Lighter walls in an open floor plan can lighten your mood. Take this room, for example. The family room …

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Custom Canvas Art for Bare Walls

A lot of us are now working from home and video conferencing most of the day. Do you find yourself looking at your screen and thinking about how blah your walls look? Maybe you need some art to fill that bare wall with some custom framed canvas art. Or maybe before Covid-19 happened, you treated …

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Blue: 2020 Interior Design Color of the Year

Every year Pantone announces it’s color of the year. It is usually a prediction of what color will be most popular in home decor and fashion. Sometimes they get it right and sometimes they get it wrong. But for 2020 Pantone says “Classic Blue” is the one and I think they got it right. This …

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A Flocked Christmas Tree

My house is decorated for Christmas. And for the first Christmas in the four years I have been in our house, I can say I really like it. The color palette for my home is navy blue, teal and a little bit of turquoise. My walls are a warm white and I have silver accessories. …

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Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is not just about the food. Change up your Thanksgiving table by bringing in some pumpkins, gold accessories and natural eucalyptus.

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Time to paint?

Your walls are dingy and the color is dark and outdated, but you can’t quite pull the trigger on repainting? You want a neutral paint color but how to pick? Experiencing paint color paralysis? Here is a place to start: look at your fixed finishes like the fireplace stone, flooring, countertop or backsplash. What color …

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How to Warm up a White Kitchen

Recently I worked with a couple on a kitchen remodel and the wife wanted a white kitchen: white cabinets, white backsplash and marble counter. Her husband was a doctor and resisted. He thought it would look too sterile. After being in a hospital all day he said wanted to come home to a colorful home. …

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Lake House Fixer Upper: Kitchen and Baths

See how you can take something ugly and make it beautiful. Turn an outdated home into the home of your dreams.

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Home Office Refresh

If you work from home, why not do it in a beautifully decorated, organized home office? Get inspired by these home office designs.

Free Neutral Paint Color Guide

Tips for choosing the perfect neutral paint color based on your undertones