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How To Deal With Mold

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on How To Deal With Mold

At this very moment, there could be an intruder in your house, not a thief or burglar, but one that’s stealing your home’s value and possibly even your health. The intruder? Mold, a [...]

How to Give Your Home a Boho Chic Look

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Give Your Home a Boho Chic Look

Bohemian décor, often referred to simply as Boho, is a versatile, artistic, and often unconventional decorating style characterized by the bold use of patterns and generous use of fabric. The style was popular in [...]

5 Considerations For Metallic Finishes

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Considerations For Metallic Finishes

From stainless appliances and chrome fixtures to pewter lamps and copper accents, metallics are everywhere in home décor. But they’re also prevalent in paint and coatings, with finishes ranging from shiny and reflective to [...]

5 Ways To Create An In-Home Retreat

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Ways To Create An In-Home Retreat

Looking for a retreat without the expense and headache of traveling? Create a dedicated space in your own home to unwind with friends or relax by yourself. How that’s achieved is totally up [...]

5 Ways to Bring Light Into Your Home

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Bring Light Into Your Home

If you’ve visited Europe over the past decade, you’ve probably noticed the proliferation of light wood tones in commercial and residential settings. Lighter woods have been popular in Europe for some time—not just [...]

Color Trends 2018

November 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Color Trends 2018

Color Predictions for 2018 Trending Hues to watch for in 2018   The temperature outside might be turning cooler, but color trends are heating up. Several major paint manufacturers and color experts [...]

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 [...]