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The Right Way to Caulk

Knowing how to caulk is an important consideration for many DIY projects. By Diane Franklin Caulking may seem like a basic do-it-yourself project, but it’s not always as easy as it looks. Here are some important tips to follow when purchasing and using caulk products to ensure that the final results provide a great-looking finishing [...]

July 9th, 2019|

Commercial Design in Residential Spaces

Why should you be excited about the invasion of commercial styling? Because it works! By Tammy Adamson-McMullen You may not be aware of it, but your home is being invaded. Commercial design has been creeping into residential spaces for some time now—first into mid-century modern and contemporary décors and now into every type of residential [...]

July 9th, 2019|

Five Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Try these ideas to make your home’s exterior the star of the neighborhood. By Diane Franklin Summer’s here at last, and it’s the perfect time to work on your home’s “curb appeal.” Curb appeal refers to the impression your home makes from the street. Since there are more people out and about in the summer—walking [...]

July 9th, 2019|

Bright and Beautiful

If the bright and beautiful days of July stand in stark contrast to your home’s dark and drab interior, read on … By Tammy Adamson-McMullen July is a bright and beautiful month! The sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom, fruit and vegetables are flourishing, and the sky is a lovely shade of blue. [...]

July 9th, 2019|

2020 Color Vision

Color experts are starting to reveal what we can expect in the 2020 home fashion palette. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen As color experts predicted, the home fashion palette this year is full of natural, complex and peaceful colors. A deep teal currently holds the No. 1 spot in the palette, followed in no particular order by [...]

July 9th, 2019|

The Versatile World of Stencils

Choices abound in today’s stencil market. By Diane Franklin   Stencils have come a long way from mini-floral borders and roosters on kitchen walls. Today there are more patterns than ever before. To make the most of those patterns, today’s stencilers are using diverse color choices and mediums to create one-of-a-kind looks for their walls [...]

May 29th, 2019|

Wood at the Window

Homeowners’ love of wood extends to their choice of window coverings. By Diane Franklin   One of the biggest trends in home decorating—both inside and out—is the use of natural wood. Homeowners love the look of wood for outside decks, exterior trim, interior floors, moldings, baseboards—you name it. So, it should come as no surprise [...]

May 29th, 2019|

Damage Control

Your perfect decorating project has sustained damage. Here’s what you can do to repair it. By Diane Franklin You’ve put time and money into making your home environment the best it can be—a fresh coat of paint, a room adorned with the latest wallpaper, new flooring throughout the house. It looks absolutely perfect. Then something [...]

May 29th, 2019|

Summer’s Colors

If you’re a “summer” person, consider decorating in the colors of the season. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Are you a “summer person”? Do you love warm sunshine, blue skies and green grass? Does your heart skip a beat in a blooming garden? Do you have trouble passing a fresh produce stand without stopping? Do you look [...]

May 29th, 2019|

No Substitutions for Quality

Nothing can replace a high-quality paint and all the benefits it affords. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen “You get what you pay for.” We all know that this adage is true. So why is it that so many homeowners skimp on quality—just to save a few bucks—when buying paint? If there’s ever a time when you should [...]

May 29th, 2019|