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Holiday Magical Colors

Bring the colors of the season into your home. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen The holidays are a delight to all of the senses. The smell of pies baking in the oven, the sound of logs crackling on the fire, the taste of turkey and dressing, the feel of woolen mittens, and the bright hues of autumn [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

Styles to Watch

As we move into 2019, some very distinctive style trends have emerged. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen The last decade has brought some interesting home design trends, especially where style is concerned. We’ve seen the return of mid-century modern, the evolution of industrial chic and the love affair with the coastal cottage. But as we move into [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

Tables that Create Oohs and Ahs

Here are tips for creating holiday table settings, using products from your local paint store. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen It’s a fair bet that more dining tables are formally set between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than any other time of year. Creating a dazzling table for these occasions can be stressful. This year, let the [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

Decorating with the Environment in Mind

Follow these tips to make your upcoming decorating project less harsh for the environment. By Diane Franklin If you’re an environmentally conscious consumer, chances are you’re already doing all the “right” things to preserve the earth. You probably use recycled shopping bags, fill up your recycle bin to the brim every w seek, and you [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

Cold Weather Painting Tips

As the cold weather descends upon many parts of the country, you may be wondering: How cold is too cold to paint? By Diane Franklin If you’re trying to get one final painting or staining project in before the onset of winter, you may be wondering what the experts say about how low the thermometer [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

Wallpaper for a Modern Home

Today’s wallpapers give you an opportunity to show your contemporary side. By Diane Franklin In the new millennium, wallpaper has been saddled with an unfortunate mischaracterization of being tired and old-fashioned. In actuality, today’s wallpaper patterns are anything but! New digital printing capabilities have made it possible to achieve a full array of pattern and [...]

October 18th, 2018|

How Color Trends Evolve

Deciphering the home décor color trend cycle can help you choose your home’s color palette. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If you shop for home furnishings this autumn, you may notice that the color palette has shifted. It’s not easy to findproducts in some of the colors of yesteryear, such as a blue-based sage, bright red or [...]

October 18th, 2018|

Tips for Creating a Dramatic Staircase

Your staircase can be absolutely gorgeous with the right painting and staining techniques. By Diane Franklin A staircase can be one of the most dramatic areas in your home, but the wear and tear inflicted by daily household traffic can certainly take its toll. Fortunately, with the right paint and staining techniques, you can revitalize [...]

October 18th, 2018|

How to Paint Your Tile Backsplash

If you’re tired of your kitchen backsplash, you don’t have to tear out the tile. Paint it instead. By Diane Franklin If your backsplash is old and tired, your first thought may be that you have to tear it out and start all over again. The expense of the tile and the installation—as well as [...]

October 18th, 2018|

How to Winterize Your Deck

Protect your deck this winter so that your springtime deck prep is less of an ordeal. By Diane Franklin As the days get shorter and the temperatures get cooler, it’s time to prepare your deck for the coming winter. The better job you do right now, the easier it will be for you to revive [...]

October 18th, 2018|