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Update Tuscan Style Home

Update a Tuscan Style Home

If your home is Tuscan style and you are ready for a change then take a look at these drastic updates.

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Lobby Design | How to Create A Welcoming Lobby

Your lobby design is your first impression – make sure it’s a great one! Refresh your lobby or waiting area to create an amazing client experience.

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Neutral Paint Color

Picking a neutral paint color can be a tricky business. There are hundreds in just the Sherwin Williams fan deck! Often I will consult with clients who have picked a paint color because they just liked it or found it to be a popular one on Pinterest. In situations like this I see gold beige …

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Lake House Fixer Upper

I got married at 21 with one more year of college to pay for. Thankfully my husband had a good job and his father had a rental house that he said we could live in – for free! Six weeks before the wedding the renters left and we were able to get inside and see …

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Drapes with a two story ceiling.

Choosing Drapes for Two Story Windows

A popular feature in new homes today is an open floor plan with a two story ceiling in the family room with a large bank of windows. It is beautiful. But after a year of living in the space and being blinded by the sun, you realize those windows may be a little impractical and …

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When to Install a Board and Batten Accent Wall

My client built a beautiful new house. I helped her through the process of picking all of the finishes, lighting and paint colors. The master bedroom was large with 15 foot ceilings and nice big windows that let in a lot of light. We wanted to add a little color to the master, but the …

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Limewash whitewashed brick

Tips to Whitewash a Brick Exterior

We bought a red brick house built in the 90’s. I didn’t love the red brick but we loved the floor plan and the neighborhood. That is key. You can’t change the neighborhood or floor plan very easily but you can paint your brick exterior.


Diagnose Your Design Style

To understand your design style and what you are looking for in a remodel, it helps to know the terminology. Read on and hopefully you will be able to diagnose your design style.

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Determining if You Need a True Color Paint Expert

Paint takes up the most square footage in a house. If it is the wrong color it can make your interior feel disjointed and unpleasant.

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Decorating Checklist

Building a New House? Remodeling? Overwhelmed with the Choices? Here is a checklist you might find helpful.

Free Neutral Paint Color Guide

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