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|

Going Greener in 2019

The new year can be your greenest yet with so many eco-friendly products. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen  If you’re considering a New Year’s resolution to go “greener,” you’ll have a lot of products to support it. This past year has ushered in many more environmentally friendly products in the decorating industry—and many of the already green [...]

December 5th, 2018|

Teens Show Their Style

Decorating a teen’s room is a little bit you, but a whole lot them. By Diane Franklin  You may have noticed that the older your kids become, the more they want to show how different they are from Mom and Dad. This is especially true once they hit their teenage years. You like Facebook; they [...]

December 5th, 2018|

Presto Change-O

Here are 10 ideas for transforming living spaces easily and inexpensively By Tammy Adamson-McMullen  You might get a little nervous when you think about “decorating,” but decorating doesn’t have to involve large and complex projects. A new area rug here or a window treatment there can breathe new life into a room—and you won’t have [...]

December 5th, 2018|

Big Trends for 2019

Bolder colors, floral flourishes, heightened eco-friendliness and textures all around—these are just a few trends to look for in the coming year. By Diane Franklin  It’s almost 2019. Out with the old, in with the new—which means that every decorating choice you made in 2018 is now obsolete, right? No, not at all. Decorating trends [...]

December 5th, 2018|

Cozying Up with Paint Color

It’s winter—time to cozy up! By Tammy Adamson-McMullen  Brrrr … baby, it’s cold outside! Time to cozy up with sweaters, coats and other layers. It’s also time to cozy up at home, so grab extra blankets and a throw or two. And don’t forget the paint brush! Did you know that you can cozy up [...]

December 5th, 2018|

How to Go Faux!

After centuries of decorative embellishments spanning cultures around the globe, faux painting is still cool. Consumers who did sponge painting in the 1980s and 1990s have segued into consumers who love Venetian plasters and metallic effects in the 2000s and 2010s. Here’s a synopsis of several types of faux techniques to transform your walls, ceilings, [...]

September 13th, 2018|

Know Your Brushes

Not all paintbrushes are created equal, as a perusal of the paint applicator aisle at your local paint store confirms. There are natural bristles, synthetic filaments, flat, angled and various widths. Certainly, you face a decision when you purchase a brush: which one for which paint and for which purpose. Here’s a quick and handy [...]

September 13th, 2018|

Preparing for Winter

Autumn arrives this month, which means that winter isn’t far behind. While the weather is still cooperating, now is the perfect time to make sure your siding, decks, porches, patios and other outdoor areas are “battened down” for the wintry months ahead. We’ve provided a checklist for you to tackle as you weekend-warrior this month: [...]

September 13th, 2018|

Get Organized for Fall

“A place for everything, and everything in its place.” Benjamin Franklin often is credited with this quote, with the idea that everything should have a designated storage spot and be kept there when not in use. A wise sentiment, but the organization on this level isn’t easy to achieve or maintain. Design experts note that [...]

September 13th, 2018|