Color Combinations for Your Home

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Color unifies, brightens and enhances your home.  Choosing the right color combinations for your home can be a daunting task, especially with so many appealing choices.  For inspiration, here are some color combinations that have a universal appeal and fit within today’s current trends, along with a few ideas to get you started.           Left photo, desiner Rhonda Vandiver White When deciding...

Decorating with Animal Print

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There is one design element that never goes out of style and fits into any décor.  That one design element is animal print.  Whether used on upholstery, floors, windows, other textiles or accessories, animal print is timeless.  Decorating with animal print takes a light hand, ensuring that the space is tasteful and not overwhelming.           Animal print can be integrated...

Styling Tips for Decorating with Trays

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Decorative trays have become a large part of decorating a tabletop.  Since ottomans became more of a multi-purpose piece used as coffee tables, we have seen the tray become a regular feature when styling the tabletop.  Metal, wood, glass, wicker.  Square, round, oblong, rectangle.  Decorative trays come in a variety of shapes and styles to fit any décor.  Here...

Decorating Your Home in Neutral Colors

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Decorating your home in neutral colors is anything but boring.  Warm soft beige, crisp white, nature-inspired khaki and cool gray are calming and serene in the home.  Elegant or casual, contemporary or traditional, decorating in neutral colors fits any design style.           Right photo courtesy of HGTV Pattern and texture from fabrics, wood and accessories add interest and depth to the...

Turn on the Charm with Cottage-style Decorating

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Cottage-style decorating is casual, comfortable and charming.  It is timeless and fresh.  Infused with items that you love, cottage-style decorating defies rules to make a home an informal, cozy space that exudes a carefree warmth.  You can achieve cottage style by combining vintage-inspired fixtures and details, stained or painted woods, textiles with mixed patterns and treasured collections. With a mixture...

A New Age of Bathrooms

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In a world of constant demands and fast-paced living, more and more people are turning to home for relaxation.  This translates into bathrooms that provide a spa-like experience.  Technology has brought design into a new age of bathrooms, complete with programmable showers, touch-activated faucets, light therapy tubs, and countless luxuries.           Left photo, Acero chromatherapy whirlpool tub by Jacuzzi Bathrooms have...

Turn up the Heat with Modern Fireplace Updates

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Fireplaces have come a long way from the days of wood-burning brick surround caverns in the center of the living room.  Today’s fireplaces are design elements in and of themselves and are finding their way into every room in the house.  They are works of art that easily take center stage in a room.  Modern fireplace updates will elevate...

Styling a Glamorous Interior

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Infuse life and glamour into your home by adding luxurious touches.  Velvet and silk fabrics, luminous chandeliers, mirrored or gilded furniture, lustrous wall coverings and metallic accessories can be seamlessly incorporated into your interior for a refined home with glamour.           A lush velvet sofa is an instant path to glamour in the home.  Combined with mirrored furniture and metallic...

Space-saving Solutions for Small Homes

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Good things come in small packages and your home is no exception.  Living large in a small space is all about utilizing every bit of space to the maximum.  Space-saving solutions for small homes begin with smart storage, a bit of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking thrown in for good measure.           A small space feels safe and comforting.  Instead of...

Break the Rules for Decorating Small Spaces

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Forget preconceived notions and put aside what you have learned about decorating small spaces.  Don’t paint small spaces dark colors?  Forget it.  Don’t use large furniture?  Forget it.  You can’t personalize a rental?  Not true.  Embrace your small space and live bold and large.           Photos courtesy of House Beautiful For years, we have been told to keep walls in small spaces white or...