Why You Should Give Your Door a Fresh Coat of Paint

    Whether classic in color (white, black, or red) or punchier in hue (citrus, lime, or turquoise), a front door can greatly enhance a home’s curb appeal, especially with a fresh coat of paint.   How easy is it to paint your front door? Easier than you might think—although it does require some planning. [...]

May 22nd, 2017|

How To Remove Wallpaper

The words “wallpaper removal” can send a shiver up the spine of even the most ardent do-it-yourselfer.   Fortunately, many new wallpapers are printed on nonwoven substrate, making both hanging and removal easier than ever before, and some older wallpapers are peelable and strippable. (“Peelable” means that you can remove the decorative layer of the [...]

May 22nd, 2017|

The Type of Stain on Your Deck Has A Lasting Impact

  Many homeowners have resigned themselves to the yearly ritual of staining their decks—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Know how to protect your deck by learning about the various types of stains. Though they vary slightly by manufacturer, there are specific categories, each of which has its own characteristics and longevity expectations. [...]

May 17th, 2017|

How Traditional Color Pairings Continue To Evolve

  Some fashions are meant to go together: the little black dress and high heels, Italian suits and silk ties, oxford shirts and pullover sweaters. The same is true of home fashion. Some color combinations—blue and yellow; green and pink; purple and brown; red, black, and white—are longtime partners that show no sign of splitting [...]

May 17th, 2017|

How Nature Is Influencing Color Trends

When Pantone revealed that Greenery, a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade,” was its 2017 Color of the Year, we knew that the pronouncement was indicative of a broader decorating trend: bringing the great outdoors inside. Nature’s hues have inspired consumers’ home decorating choices for decades in ever-evolving ways. Recall the earth tones of the 1970s, [...]

May 17th, 2017|

6 Ways to Welcome Spring into Your Home

The warmer weather is here! What better way to celebrate welcoming the new season than by inviting it into your home? Spring offers great potential for a wide variety of home décor ideas. From big projects like paint, to simpler ideas like fresh flowers, you can embrace new colors, themes and prints into your home. [...]

May 1st, 2017|