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Painting is a professional skill built on experience. The good news is that finding a professional painter for any given job, whether an interior or exterior painting project, doesn’t have to be difficult. 4 Quick Steps to Finding the Perfect Painting Contractor 1. Do Your Homework – Turn to your friends, colleagues and family 2. [...]

January 31st, 2019|

How to Create a Faux Leather Wall Treatment

Here’s how to give your walls the rich, textured look of leather. By Diane Franklin If you love the look of leather on your sofas, chairs or your most cherished books, you may be surprised to learn you can achieve that rich, textured appearance on your walls as well. There are various ways to create [...]

January 18th, 2019|

Homeowners Are Discovering Biophilic Design

Biophilic design brings outdoor elements indoors to create a soothing effect. By Diane Franklin More and more of today’s homeowners are discovering the advantages of biophilic design, which is a way to draw a deeper connection to nature by bringing outdoor elements into our interiors. Already emerging as a trend in commercial spaces, biophilic design [...]

January 18th, 2019|

Testing Color

We try out cars, clothes and even chocolates before we buy. You can test your paint colors, too! By Tammy Adamson-McMullen As savvy consumers, we generally like to try a product before we commit to purchasing it. Many goods fall into this “try-it” category, including cars, clothes and even chocolates. Paint color also is part [...]

January 18th, 2019|

Trending Colors in Cabinets

White is still the rage, but surprising hues are gaining. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen News flash: Painted cabinets will still be on-trend in 2019, but not all of them will be white. While white has dominated the cabinetry in kitchens and baths, more colorful options are on the rise, from pale yellows and greens to mid-range [...]

January 18th, 2019|

The Effect of Light on Color

Pay attention to lighting when choosing paint colors… By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If you’ve ever painted a room in the perfect color only to have it look less than perfect later, the problem may not have been with the paint, your original paint sample or your application. The real culprit could have been your lighting. The [...]

January 18th, 2019|

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|