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Getting Ready for Winter

How to prep your deck, patio, siding and other outdoor surfaces for winter. By Diane Franklin The days are getting shorter, the air is getting crisper—no doubt that winter is on the way. Most likely you’ll be spending more time indoors, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about the outside surfaces that need protection [...]

October 7th, 2019|

How to Paint a Ceiling

Here are some tips for painting a ceiling without neck pain. By Diane Franklin Painting a ceiling can be a real pain in the neck—pun intended! However, if you follow the right techniques, you can paint a ceiling quickly and efficiently while keeping that neck pain to a minimum. Here are the steps to follow. [...]

October 7th, 2019|

Accessing the “Re” Movement

Are repurposed, refurbished and reused products still “in?” Read on … By Tammy Adamson-McMullen The “re” movement has been a huge decorating phenomenon in the past decade. Repurposed, refurbished and reused materials can be found in just about every home and as part of just about every decorating style. But with new contemporary trends on [...]

October 7th, 2019|

Ravishing Rentals

Decorating doesn’t have to go the wayside just because you’re renting … By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If you’re renting an apartment or home, you may feel leery about decorating it. Maybe you’re living under a stringent rental agreement that doesn’t permit many changes to the space. Or maybe you’re worried about losing your security deposit when [...]

October 7th, 2019|

Why Orange Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Orange is not just a Halloween color; it also can be an integral part of a year-round decorating scheme. By Diane Franklin Orange is the color of scary jack-o’-lanterns, but you don’t have to fear it in your decorating. If you’ve previously shied away from orange because of concerns that it would be too garish, [...]

October 7th, 2019|

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|