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Transitional Decor – Blending Traditional Homes With Contemporary Flair

Decorators use transitional decor to style older home. Decorators get this style by blending traditional homes with contemporary flair. It's an elegant style. In addition, you can redecorate instead of renovating. Many of us live in older homes. At times, the urge is to gut the home. However, it's easier to redecorate. Adding modern flair adds new life. But you retain...

Sunroom: A Fabulous Escape From The Winter

A fabulous sunroom can be as simple or as elaborate as you desire. A sunroom is a retreat where you can escape to in the winter and dream of the summer months ahead. Because we crave the sunshine during the winter, a sunroom is a perfect addition to  your home. A sunroom is a place or rest and respite. This...

Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery – A Vibrant Burst of Energy

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Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery. This vibrant green adds a vibrant burst of energy no matter how you use it. Greenery is a fresh, citrus shade of green. A touch of yellow warms it up and adds vibrancy. Because of the yellow, it has a sunny, tropical vibe. Of course, you can use this color in any...

2017 Interior Trends of Greenery and Butterflies Evoke Fresh New Beginnings

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When we think of Spring, we often imagine new beginnings in the form of buds on trees, sprouts coming up through the earth and wildlife in abundance.  Two 2017 interior trends evoke fresh new beginnings in particular.  They are Pantone's color of the year, Greenery, and butterflies.  These two trends work well together for a fresh design duo. Fresh Color Awakens...

Textured Wall Treatments That Are Surprisingly Easy To Pull Off

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Textured wall treatments are surprisingly easy to pull off in your home. In fact, they can make a simple and elegant statement...no paint brush required! Because textured wall treatments are very eye-catching, make them the focal point of a room. Choose one accent wall to treat. Indeed, a single focal wall keeps the look fresh and modern instead of fussy. Of...

Gray Floors – A Lust-Worthy Design Trend

Gray floors are a lust-worthy design trend--jump on this hot trend right now! Homeowners everywhere are lusting for gray floors. This is because they are chic and trendy. Moreover, they provide a neutral anchor in your room. Designers choose gray floors because they make the other elements in the room pop with color. Because of the gray base, whites appear...

De-Clutter Your Home in 2017: A New Year’s Resolution

De-clutter your home in 2017, this is the ultimate New Year's Resolution for most homeowners.  De-cluttering will improve your life. This is because you free yourself of things. In addition, you will stop wasting time trying to find the things you lost in the clutter. Banish clutter with ease by starting simple. Label boxes with tags: Donate, Trash, or Sell....

Accent Pillows–Add A Punch Of Color To Your Home

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Accent pillows offer an easy way to add a bright punch of color to your home. In fact, you can add color in just a few minutes. In addition, you can change them often to keep up with hot color trends. Accent pillows are convenient. For example, you might rent an apartment. Of course your landlord may ban you from...

4 Great Ways to do DIY Concrete Products

Concrete is one of the oldest building materials that has been available to man. The earliest form of concrete was used around 6500 BC by the Bedouins who roamed around and inhabited the areas south of modern day Syria and north of Jordan today. The Greeks and the Romans used it in the classical and the middle ages. Parthenon and Pantheon...

Home Bar Designs for the Ultimate Entertaining Feature

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The home bar is a unique feature that provides a space perfect for relaxing and enjoying gatherings with family and friends.  It can be as simple as a wall-mounted bar or corner set-up for smaller spaces, to a large and elaborate design.  A bar can be installed in the living room, as part of the kitchen or in a finished...

6 Great Reasons to Love an Open Floor Plan

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The open concept home offers many advantages to modern living and design.  This style of home appeals to a broad spectrum of home buyers.  Those wishing to down-size and simplify their lives may find the open concept welcoming.  If living with a multitude of walls and divided living areas begins to feel claustrophobic, this type of home layout is ideal.  Here...

Autumn Decor Inspired By The Garden Harvest

The garden harvest inspires my autumn decor. Hands down, fall is my favorite season. I love the rich reds and vibrant oranges. These vibrant shades balance out against rich browns and golds. Indeed, I look forward to everything about autumn. While most people dread the cooler temperatures and winter coming around the corner, I look forward to the possibilities. Indeed,...

The Timeless Appeal of Cool & Casual Khaki

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There is a timeless appeal to cool, casual khaki.  It is clean and sophisticated. It lends itself to understated neutral elegance. Conversely, you can pop colors against it in a vibrant display.  However you use it, khaki is diverse in its uses.  Therefore, this shade has remained popular for the last ten years. Khaki is beautiful in every area of...

Decorating small bathrooms big time

In the madness of our lives as social beings, bathrooms are not only the place where we go about to do our business, it is also the room where almost often we experience solitude. Hence, the calming effect of this room is as important as its functional efficiency. It is often seen that bathrooms and powder rooms are often...

Five Hot Flooring Trends To Elevate Your Home Design

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Flooring elevates your home design. There are five hot flooring trends to consider. These trends add pizzazz and style to your space. Of course, flooring is an integral part of design. Literally, they ground your room. Flooring is important.  Obviously, you want a durable flooring.  However, you will want beautiful floors to accent your space.  I'm here to show you...

Let Bright Colors Turn up the Volume in Your Home

Fresh, bright color brings life to this living room
Bright colors can be a challenge to work with but shouldn't be dismissed out of fear.  A splash of bright color goes a long way in a room but boldly going full color transforms a space.  If neutrals leave much to be desired for you, let bright colors turn up the volume in your home. Choose two colors that contrast...

Trend Alert: Faceted Interior Design for Fascinating Dimension

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Interior design trends come and they go.  Geometrics are still somewhat fresh for 2016, but this trend has taken on new dimension with faceted interior design.  Think of a diamond and its many facets, or the angles of a freeform shape.  Sharp, edgy and dimensional, faceted surfaces are taking form all across the design realm.  Let's explore some of the ways...

Sconce Lighting for Adding Sparkle to Your Interiors

Sconces add accent lighting to this room
Lighting is a key element in designing a space.  Aside from its actual functionality, lighting can transform a room and set the right mood.  There is such a myriad of lighting styles and fixtures that you can find just the right ones for any room of your home.  One in particular that you may want to consider is the wall...