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Bits & Pieces: Utah Mountain House By Way Of Veranda Magazine

From what I can tell this magnificent mountain home in Utah has some awesome views, but the attention to detail on the inside is what caught my eye. Can’t you envision many of this home’s design features in a cabin or lake home right here in the midwest? See what you think. Tour the rest of the home right here....
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Beautiful Silhouettes: Students’ Unique Design Wows the Runway Crowd

Interior design and fashion design are continually overlapping — specially on the day Pantone announces its Color of the Year, then we all leap to attention. But we are excited to tell you about the time we recently helped two young design students steal the show at a runway fashion competition. UW-Stout interior design students...
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Bits & Pieces: House of Turquoise

Did you catch House of Turquoise last week? Erin gave us a week-long tour of an amazing 14,000 sq. ft. home featured in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes.  Once you see the home, and even with the expertise of their designer, think about all the decisions the homeowners had to make. Yikes! The best...
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Bits & Pieces: Fabulous Finnish Homes

Interior and exterior inspiration coming to you from Finland. I hope you enjoy these amazing Finnish homes as much as I do. Nauttia! Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you...
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Bits & Pieces: Wallpaper as Table Runners

Wallpaper table runners? What a brilliant idea. When I saw this tablescape posted by Design By Color Wallpaper I had to see what else was out there. I found a few, but this one is my favorite as I’m a sucker for anything faux bois, especially wallpaper. Whether you spend hours setting a splendid table...
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Bits & Pieces: Outstanding Customer Service

 The knowledgeable experts at Hirshfield’s are here to make sure your painting, staining or design project is a success. We are always happy to help any way we can, as demonstrated in this letter we received from a Woodbury customer praising Faye for her customer service and product knowledge! Hello to those concerned, I just...
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Bits & Pieces: Painted Sinks and Bathtubs

 It’s always fun to add the “unexpected” to a design plan and have it work out. Painting the underside of the wall-mounted sink and outside of the clawfoot tub is “unexpected” and gives these vintage fixtures a fresh look. In my opinion, the paint colors make this bathroom and that’s why it was voted by...
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{bits & pieces: why men fear painting wood paneling}

  It’s been four years since The Decorologist dug deep into the male psyche attempting to figure out Why Men Fear Painting Wood? I don’t think mens’ attitudes about painting wood have changed since then. Every day Hirshfield’s sales people hear, “my husband doesn’t like painted wood,” or “why did we put in oak trim if...
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Bits & Pieces: Censational Girl Talks Wood Trim and Paint Colors

Kate from Censational Girl posted a long-awaited piece on rooms with wood trim and what to do with them when it comes to paint colors. White trim has been so popular as of late, it feels like wood trim is considered out of favor in the decorating world. Painted or stained trim? Surround yourself with what...
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Bits & Pieces: Penguin Library Wallpaper

Introducing PENGUIN LIBRARY wallpaper, produced with the kind permission of Penguin. Just a little something I ran across at the H’s design studio which tugged at my bibliophile heartstrings. A wallpaper featuring Penguin book covers! The Penguin Library wallpaper is from the English company Osborne & Little, if you couldn’t already tell by the civilized...
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