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Friday Finds: Thibaut’s Damask Resource Volume 3

Great looking wallpaper is what Thibaut is bringing to your home with the release of Damask Resource Volume 3. Thibaut is updating the look of their damasks with gold foil and cork peeking from the background, raised patterns, and heavy on the metallics. Perfect timing for the resurgence of all that is Victorian…with a 2010...
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Knack Studio

Do you enjoy putting a paintbrush to a piece of furniture? Always on the lookout for pieces you can repurpose? Then you will love knack studio. Barb Blair has a great eye for matchmaking furniture with the perfect paint color, sanding all the right angles, and adorning her pieces with the perfect hardware. Lest I...
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Time to Paint Those Plastic Shutters?

Shutters can add character, charm and overall curb appeal to any house. But after a hard winter, those quaint shutters may be in need of a little TLC. Or maybe you are just ready to update the look of your shutters by changing up the color. Either way, all it really takes is a fresh...
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How to Tackle Spring Cleaning!

There’s new energy in the air.  It’s time to open the windows, let in some fresh air, get out in the garden, and get cranking on that spring cleaning.  I’ll admit I’m not particularly excited about spring cleaning—on a sunny day, I’d much rather kick back on the deck with a good book and a...
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Thibaut wallpaper pattern available at Hirshfield's

Friday Finds: Thibaut’s Shangri-La 2

It was manna from heaven when I received today’s e-mail from Thibaut introducing the Shangri-la Collection. The room sets in this collection are the best I have seen from Thibaut. I always love a little  mix and matching of design styles to keep it fresh. Noticed… and liked… Greek Key tape on the sheers like...
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Friday Finds: Chinoiserie Wallpaper Countdown

Chinoiserie is one of my all time favorite words…I like how it looks on paper and I love the way it sounds (sheen-waz-a-ree). Chinoiserie, according to Webster, is a style that reflects Chinese qualities or motifs, an object or decoration. Europe fell in love with the Asian influence of China and Japan in the early...
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Orange Paint in a paint tray

Beyond Beige – Choosing the Right Exterior Paint Color – Part 3

Choosing exterior paint colors doesn’t have to be rocket science.  Our expert Mark Masica of the Edina Hirshfields teaches us some new things about color that will help you the next time you’re up to your ears in paint chips. Use the LRV (light reflective value) rating of a color. LRV is sometimes found on...
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Beyond Beige – Choosing the Right Exterior Paint Color Part 2

Choosing exterior paint colors is among the hardest decisions a homeowner can make. After all, everyone else seems to have an opinion about the outside of your house – because they have to look at it all the time. But choosing the right color scheme is of top importance according to exterior paint expert, Mark...
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Faux Bois table

Friday Finds: Faux Bois

Faux Bois is french for “fake wood,” as it looks like wood but it’s not.  Replicating the faux bois look appears to be easy, fun and fairly inexpensive. These photos are showing a painted base, then one or two (I can’t remember what the Old Masters rep said, I’ll find out) layers of stain that...
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Cleaning Up the Trophy Madness!

March Madness is once again upon us. As millions of hoops fanatics are swept away by college basketball euphoria, it may be time to try to make sense out of the madness that can be your children’s trophy collection — by creating displays that will make those victories live on. Here are some creative ideas...
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