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The Right Way to Caulk

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on The Right Way to Caulk

Knowing how to caulk is an important consideration for many DIY projects. By Diane Franklin Caulking may seem like a basic do-it-yourself project, but it’s not always as easy as it looks. Here are some [...]

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Commercial Design in Residential Spaces

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Commercial Design in Residential Spaces

Why should you be excited about the invasion of commercial styling? Because it works! By Tammy Adamson-McMullen You may not be aware of it, but your home is being invaded. Commercial design has been creeping [...]

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Five Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Five Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Try these ideas to make your home’s exterior the star of the neighborhood. By Diane Franklin Summer’s here at last, and it’s the perfect time to work on your home’s “curb appeal.” Curb appeal refers [...]

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Bright and Beautiful

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Bright and Beautiful

If the bright and beautiful days of July stand in stark contrast to your home’s dark and drab interior, read on … By Tammy Adamson-McMullen July is a bright and beautiful month! The sun is [...]

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2020 Color Vision

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on 2020 Color Vision

Color experts are starting to reveal what we can expect in the 2020 home fashion palette. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen As color experts predicted, the home fashion palette this year is full of natural, complex and [...]

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The Versatile World of Stencils

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on The Versatile World of Stencils

Choices abound in today’s stencil market. By Diane Franklin   Stencils have come a long way from mini-floral borders and roosters on kitchen walls. Today there are more patterns than ever before. To make the [...]

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Wood at the Window

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Wood at the Window

Homeowners’ love of wood extends to their choice of window coverings. By Diane Franklin   One of the biggest trends in home decorating—both inside and out—is the use of natural wood. Homeowners love the look [...]

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Damage Control

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Damage Control

Your perfect decorating project has sustained damage. Here’s what you can do to repair it. By Diane Franklin You’ve put time and money into making your home environment the best it can be—a fresh coat [...]

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Summer’s Colors

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Summer’s Colors

If you’re a “summer” person, consider decorating in the colors of the season. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Are you a “summer person”? Do you love warm sunshine, blue skies and green grass? Does your heart skip [...]

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No Substitutions for Quality

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on No Substitutions for Quality

Nothing can replace a high-quality paint and all the benefits it affords. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen “You get what you pay for.” We all know that this adage is true. So why is it that so [...]

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Perfect Patio Pieces

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Color Schemes for Your Deck

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Closeted Design

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Go Bold With Color

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Five Economical Kitchen Fixes

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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March Into Spring

March 12th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Old Colors Become New Again

March 12th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Mix and Match Your Styles

March 12th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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No Windows? No Problem!

March 12th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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New Places to Go with Faux

March 12th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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Options in “Green” Floors

February 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Options in “Green” Floors

Thinking of installing new floors? Consider our list of the best eco-friendly options. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If you’re in the market for new floors and want your home to be “green” from top to bottom, [...]