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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|

March Into Spring

Follow these steps to make the exterior of your home look good as early in the season as possible. By Diane Franklin In March, we usher in springtime—a great time to head outdoors to assess your patio, deck, fence, siding, shutters and other outdoor surfaces. Here are steps to follow to make the exterior areas [...]

March 12th, 2019|

Old Colors Become New Again

Colors that have come and gone are being reinvented for renewed homeowner appeal. By Diane Franklin Once upon a time, avocado green, harvest gold and dusty rose were the most popular hues in the land—and then they disappeared, banished to the Kingdom of Outdated Color Trends. Would they ever be seen again? The answer is [...]

March 12th, 2019|

Mix and Match Your Styles

There’s a fine art to mixing different decorating styles in a single home. By Diane Franklin The first rule of “Decorating 101” is to pick your decorating style, but what if you like more than one? Can you be contemporary in the living room, Scandinavian  modern in the kitchen and romantically traditional in the bedroom? [...]

March 12th, 2019|

No Windows? No Problem!

Without any natural light, interior rooms can be a challenge to decorate—but it’s a challenge that these creative ideas will help you overcome. By Diane Franklin An interior bathroom, a basement rec room and an off-the-kitchen laundry room are among the areas in your home that may be noteworthy for what they are lacking—windows. The [...]

March 12th, 2019|

New Places to Go with Faux

Faux finishes are popping up in all sorts of home spaces. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen You may have done it on a feature wall or on a small piece of furniture, but don’t stop there. There are so many other places where you can create a faux finish! Faux finishing is as popular as ever because [...]

March 12th, 2019|