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HOW TO FIND & HIRE A PAINTING CONTRACTOR

January 31st, 2019|Comments Off on HOW TO FIND & HIRE A PAINTING CONTRACTOR

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 [...]

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How to Create a Faux Leather Wall Treatment

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Homeowners Are Discovering Biophilic Design

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

  • Testing-Color

Testing Color

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Trending Colors in Cabinets

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 Effect of Light on Color

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Going Greener in 2019

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on 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. [...]

Teens Show Their Style

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Presto Change-O

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on 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. [...]

Big Trends for 2019

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Cozying Up with Paint Color

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Holiday Magical Colors

November 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

  • Styles-to-Watch

Styles to Watch

November 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Tables that Create Oohs and Ahs

November 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Decorating with the Environment in Mind

November 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

  • Cold-Weather-Painting-Tips

Cold Weather Painting Tips

November 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Cold Weather Painting Tips

As the cold weather descends upon many parts of the country, you may be wondering: How cold is too cold to paint? By Diane Franklin If you’re trying to get one final painting or staining [...]

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Wallpaper for a Modern Home

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Wallpaper for a Modern Home

Today’s wallpapers give you an opportunity to show your contemporary side. By Diane Franklin In the new millennium, wallpaper has been saddled with an unfortunate mischaracterization of being tired and old-fashioned. In actuality, today’s wallpaper [...]

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How Color Trends Evolve

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on How Color Trends Evolve

Deciphering the home décor color trend cycle can help you choose your home’s color palette. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If you shop for home furnishings this autumn, you may notice that the color palette has shifted. [...]

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Tips for Creating a Dramatic Staircase

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Tips for Creating a Dramatic Staircase

Your staircase can be absolutely gorgeous with the right painting and staining techniques. By Diane Franklin A staircase can be one of the most dramatic areas in your home, but the wear and tear inflicted [...]

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How to Paint Your Tile Backsplash

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Paint Your Tile Backsplash

If you’re tired of your kitchen backsplash, you don’t have to tear out the tile. Paint it instead. By Diane Franklin If your backsplash is old and tired, your first thought may be that you [...]

  • Winterize Your Deck

How to Winterize Your Deck

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Winterize Your Deck

Protect your deck this winter so that your springtime deck prep is less of an ordeal. By Diane Franklin As the days get shorter and the temperatures get cooler, it’s time to prepare your deck [...]