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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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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.

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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.

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Flip House Remodel – Not Quite Like HGTV

Don’t the HGTV shows make flipping houses look so easy and profitable? We thought so and decided to take the challenge. Here is our lesson in flipping.

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Color Selection: Navy and Black are Great Choices

Navy blue is a popular color trend that is still going strong because it complements so many colors. See how it can work in various design styles.

Kitchen remodel

5 Tips for a Kitchen Remodel on a Budget

Many of my clients want to update their kitchen but changing the tile, cabinets and the busy granite seems overwhelming and expensive. It can be done without breaking the bank.

bedroom decorating

Make Bedroom a Priority this Year

Often I see clients put their master bedroom last on their decorating list, because “no one sees it.” I believe your bedroom should be your sanctuary – after all it is where you spend the majority of your day – even if you are just sleeping.

Free Neutral Paint Color Guide

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