2019 Colors = Positive Emotions

While the world around you might feel as though it’s going to heck in a handbag, home interiors next year will feel anything but. The paint forecast for home interiors in 2019 features restful, natural and deeply peaceful colors, like hazelnut and teal, along with a few happier colors like lemon and rose. The result [...]

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What’s Underfoot? Area Rugs, Of Course!

Area rugs are everywhere in home decor. Here are some tips for finding the perfect one for your space By Tammy Adamson-McMullen No doubt you’ve noticed that area rugs are everywhere! This isn’t only because wooden floors are everywhere, too, but because area rugs do so much to enhance the spaces around them. An area [...]

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Coming Soon…To a Kid’s Room Near You

Kids relate to pop culture more than ever before—and they want their rooms to reflect that. By Diane Franklin Who does your child want to be the star of his or her room? For your son, it could be the newest iteration of Spiderman—or perhaps he is a basketball fan who suddenly can talk about [...]

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The Art of Wainscoting

Wainscoting adds visual interest to your walls. Here are various ways you can create the effect. By Diane Franklin “Wainscoting” is one of those words that conjure up images of English parlors or formal libraries, but in actually wainscoting is appropriate for many different homes and many different decorating styles. When people use the term [...]

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Exterior Maintenance Made Easy

How can you keep your home looking spic and span outside? We offer some tips… By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Summer is a great time for outside fix-up projects, like painting the exterior of the house, staining the deck, pressure-washing the driveway, repairing fences, spray-painting patio furniture and so on. Once you’ve spruced up the outside, how [...]

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Kitchen Makeovers

Here’s how to spruce up walls, cabinets, countertops and more in your kitchen without spending a fortune. By Diane Franklin The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home, so of course, you want it to look its best. The average cost of a kitchen remodel tops $20,000, however. A daunting price tag [...]

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Hot Exteriors

Home exteriors are trending toward sophisticated and sometimes surprising color schemes. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If you’re planning to paint the exterior of your home this summer and are struggling in your color selection, take heart. There are so many beautiful exterior color schemes at present—trending from East to West—that you’re sure to find one that [...]

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Coastal Living

How to achieve a great decorating style for your coastal home—or even if you live inland! By Diane Franklin Life’s a beach—or it can be if you want to decorate that way. Coastal living is both a lifestyle and a decorating style. You can even create a coastal décor if you live inland. Currently, about [...]

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How to Achieve the Perfect Color Wash

Tap into your creativity to create the desired effect. By Diane Franklin One of the most elegant faux finishes that a do-it-yourselfer can create is a color wash. This basic faux technique can add vibrancy, depth and visual interest to an otherwise plain wall. To create the technique, you simply apply a thin layer of [...]

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Bathroom “Spa” Makeovers

Bathrooms are not what they used to be! They’re now one of the most luxurious rooms in the home. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen What is the most luxurious room in your home? If you named your bathroom, then you’re perfectly on-trend. Bathrooms increasingly are more spa-like—dreamy places of Zen where homeowners can decompress, relax and rejuvenate. [...]

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