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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|

Perfect Patio Pieces

We provide step-by-step instructions for freshening up your outdoor furniture. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen As you inspect your deck and patio furniture this spring, you may notice that the pieces need freshening up. This might be especially true if you live in one of the states hard-hit by storms this past winter. Don’t worry: You may [...]

April 1st, 2019|

Color Schemes for Your Deck

Make your deck look as on-trend as the rest of your home. By Diane Franklin Just like you can have a coordinating palette for the exterior of your home, you can create a palette for your deck with a color scheme consisting of different hues for the floor boards, spindles and railings. Here are some [...]

April 1st, 2019|

Closeted Design

The trend is for closets that not only work better but look and feel better, too. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If your spring cleaning list includes straightening or clearing out a few closets, why not take this a step further and redesign them, too? With the popularity of such TV shows as “Tidying Up” and “Bea [...]

April 1st, 2019|

Go Bold With Color

Don’t be shy! If you like bold colors, there are ways to pull them off beautifully. By Diane Franklin Hot pink in the bedroom, lime green in the dining room, orange in the kitchen—do these colors really work? Yes, they can! If you want to try some bold colors but aren’t sure how to pull [...]

April 1st, 2019|

Five Economical Kitchen Fixes

Here’s how to update your kitchen on a limited budget. By Diane Franklin You’d love to redecorate your kitchen, but oh, that price tag! Backsplash tiles, new cabinets and granite countertops can cost way beyond your limited budget. Here are five ideas that will give your kitchen new life without breaking the bank. Paint or [...]

April 1st, 2019|