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Hiring An Interior Designer

With so many DIY websites and stores around these days, you might wonder why anyone would hire an interior designer. The fact is interior designers bring a lot of value to your home and office projects. Here’s some of the most important benefits of hiring an interior designer (this list is far from complete).   And here’s some tips for […]

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Remodeling Without Unnecessary Stress

Sure, we all know remodeling one’s home is a daunting task, but with the help of a professional designer and a team of experienced contractors, the job can progress without turning into the nightmare many homeowners have come to dread. In fact, it can even be fun! Emily and her husband, Jim, had lived in a very small house in […]

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10 Household Tips – From Storage to Candle Care to Florals

1. Remove water rings on wood tables by mixing equal amounts of mayonnaise and ashes. Make a paste, then take a soft cloth and rub gently in the direction of the wood grain. NOTE: This may not work if the stain is very old. 2. Store electrical cords in empty toilet paper rolls. 3. Wash and dry good carving knives […]

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Fast, Fun, and Affordable Room Make-Overs

Want a fresh new look in your family room? It can be done in a day with new decorative sofa pillows and a quick change in accessories! Often, we can swap out family treasures from one room to the next. Sometimes, by mixing a few new pieces with things we already own is all that it takes to create a new style. […]

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11 Easy, Fast, High-Impact Decorating Ideas

1. Try placing some new decorative pillows on your sofa. Throw a lively shawl or throw over the back. 2. Add visual impact to shelves by placing some books upright, stacking others, and placing decorative objects on or in between. 3. Wallpaper or paint a fun color on the inside of a cabinet. 4. Move your art around. We stop […]

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Flooring

Necessity, practicality, and aesthetics dictate what material to use on floors and the marketplace offers endless choices. Hardwood provides some incomparable qualities. It’s natural, attractive, warm and easy to maintain, giving any home’s décor a rich and distinctive feel, while increasing resale value. Hardwood flooring helps create a healthy home environment by eliminating the allergens associated with dust-trapping carpet. There are three types of […]

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Light Up Your Life

Choosing the appropriate lighting for a room involves striking a balance between function and design. There are three main types of lighting: general, task, and accent. General Lighting General is for everyday, overall use. With the use of dimmers, recessed ceiling lights can go from bright light to mood light. Task Lighting Task light illuminates areas for specific needs, such as […]

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Remodeling Your Home: Things To Consider

A monumental decision: Should we move or should we remodel? You like your neighborhood. You have friends who live nearby. Your house is basically sound and well built. And, from a financial stand point, it might make more sense to stay put and remodel. Before you make a decision, ask yourself these questions: What do I want to accomplish? How […]

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Furniture Layout Plan

Well-designed floor plans are critical to the success of a room. Furniture that’s arranged properly can maximize square footage, downplay architectural drawbacks, and function for a variety of activities. A small space can look cozy; a large space can feel more intimate. Traffic will flow easily, and the room will be functional and inviting. Look carefully at your room. Does […]

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The Importance of Color to Interior Design

The quickest, the most dramatic, and the most reasonable way in which to create instant change in a room is through the use of color. A fresh coat of paint will instantly revitalize an interior, camouflage cosmetic problems, and minimize architectural defects. Paint can completely change the atmosphere of a room, establish harmony within a décor, create illusion, and accent […]

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