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6 Decorating Tips for Fall

September 8th, 2017|Comments Off on 6 Decorating Tips for Fall

It’s time to welcome the arrival of fall into your home! With the beautiful ever-changing foliage, it’s easy to grab inspiration from the outdoors to make the interior of your home feel cozier and more [...]

Design Trends for Fall 2017

September 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Design Trends for Fall 2017

Fall is right around the corner and our designer's at Wallauer's have put together a list of different design tips to spice up your home. Design around what you love and check out how [...]

Making The Transition to Transitional

August 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Making The Transition to Transitional

  Finding the intersection between traditional and contemporary   Transitional style is a major trend in interior design at the moment. You might be thinking, “That’s great…but what does ‘transitional style’ even mean?” Simply put, [...]

Design Yourself a Bird Friendly Home

August 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Design Yourself a Bird Friendly Home

When thinking about your dream home, did you ever think about local birds? Most people don’t. They think it means bird feeders in the garden or maybe somewhere for some birds to nest nearby. However, [...]

4 Ways To Stay Put Without Feeling Stuck

July 12th, 2017|Comments Off on 4 Ways To Stay Put Without Feeling Stuck

Is your home starting to feel a little cramped or tired?   Perhaps you’re torn about moving because your location is great, the kids love their school, or you just think it would be prudent [...]

5 Ways To Identify The Looks That Strike Your Fancy

July 12th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Ways To Identify The Looks That Strike Your Fancy

Finding the colors & styles that work for you   What’s your decorating style? If someone asked you that question, would you have an answer or be stuck for a reply, finally reaching for that [...]

Fresh Painted Cabinets

July 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Fresh Painted Cabinets

Looking to spruce up your kitchen? Consider a fresh coat of paint Worn cabinets can ruin an otherwise beautiful aesthetic—but a fresh coat of paint will hide a multitude of sins.   Cabinets take up [...]

5 Ways To Strip Paint The Right Way

July 12th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Ways To Strip Paint The Right Way

Here are some suggestions for removing paint from a variety of surfaces.   Paint on a surface is great—until you have to remove it. If paint is peeling, cracking, “alligatoring,” blistering, or otherwise failing, you [...]

5 Summertime Decorating Trends

July 12th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Summertime Decorating Trends

Just as temperatures are heating up, so, too, are summer trends in home décor. Whether you’re planning to entertain guests poolside, relax on your patio, or spending time at a beach house, remember these five [...]

Why You Should Give Your Door a Fresh Coat of Paint

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on 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 To Remove Wallpaper

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

The Type of Stain on Your Deck Has A Lasting Impact

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 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. [...]

How Traditional Color Pairings Continue To Evolve

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

How Nature Is Influencing Color Trends

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 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. [...]

6 Ways to Welcome Spring into Your Home

May 1st, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

How to Choose the Right Painting Tools

January 13th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Painting Tools

Paint Tools in New York Are you ready for your next interior painting project? Once you have decided on your overall vision for your home’s new aesthetic, you will need to make sure you [...]

Design Trends for 2017

January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Design Trends for 2017

Whether you are redesigning your home this year, need a new paint color on your walls, or want to pick out some on-trend furniture pieces, now is the best time to start! The beginning of [...]

Color Matters: Summer Purple

July 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Color Matters: Summer Purple

The purple color pallet can add an array of color options in both modern, contemporary and traditional interior spaces. Purple is also the most powerful wavelength of the rainbow and is considered rare in nature. [...]

Color Matters: April Blue

April 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Color Matters: April Blue

Blue, a primary color, suggests truth, constancy, sincerity, and tranquility.  Blue is universal due to his familiar associations with oceans and the sky. Blue’s calming quality make it great and often primary choices for bathrooms [...]

Color Matters: January White

January 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Color Matters: January White

Designers use White as there go to color; a clean, fresh canvas that works with any combinations of colors or can stand alone and be the star. The color of a wall makes the biggest [...]

Color Matters: December Red

December 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Color Matters: December Red

The holiday season inspires every shade of red; from a deep, robust red to a rich, bold, ruby red.  A color of passion and power, red adds a new dimension and explosion to your living [...]