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Bits & Pieces: Leather Flooring Made From…

How seriously cool is this leather rug repurposed from belts? Can you stand it? I have to give credit to Cupboards for sharing the Ting love. Did anyone else instantly think, ” I can do that?” Head over to Cupboards for more leather love! Wall treatment from belts
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World’s Best Graffiti Removal System

Nobody likes to hear a story about a vandalism that has occurred. But unfortunately, the defacement of property can happen anywhere, including the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. This is why John Rose and his team worked to develop the World’s Best Graffiti Removal System. Rose has been in the graffiti removal industry for more than 30...
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Woven Woods

Hunter Douglas Provenance  House of Turquoise – Lucy Penfield House of Turquoise Cote de’Texas Palmer Weiss 2010 Showcase Home Hunter Douglas Provenance Hunter Douglas Provenance House of Turquoise – Lucy Penfield A little texture goes a long way! Improve the view of your room with au courant woven woods.  Made from natural fibers like bamboo,...
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Friday Finds: Bachman’s Holiday Ideas House 2011

“The Elegance of Winter” is the theme for Bachman’s Holiday Ideas House 2011.   Expect to see creamy whites, cool blues, celadon, soft greens and shimmering metallic accents mixed in with botanical elements and natural textures. Vintage architectural pieces, such as repurposed porch posts and railings, will add historic charm throughout the house. Needless to say,...
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Picking the Perfect Window Treatments

You’ve picked out the perfect paint color. You’ve selected a fabulous combination of furniture that doesn’t necessarily match, but goes together effortlessly, and you’ve finally found the bold statement piece your room needs in a luxurious area rug. Yet your space is still lacking one finishing touch – window treatments. There are so many options...
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Friday Finds: Smart Strip

Remember stripping paint back in the day, and that oh-so-familiar burn when the remover splattered on your skin. Ooohh, now that was a burn that had staying powers. I’m sure those strippers are still available, but I don’t think we need to go there after reading this review from Janell.  Smart Strip is carried at...
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Green Design

With Earth Day only days away, now is the time to think about the ways in which your home can be more environmentally friendly. April 22 marks the 41st observation of this event, designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for nature and the environment. Bringing elements from nature indoors is one way to design a...
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Friday Finds: Bachman’s Spring Idea House

This is the last weekend for the Spring Ideas House 2011 at Bachman’s on Lyndale. If you have time, rejuvenate yourself with a leisurely tour of the house, garden center, and store. The theme of this Spring Ideas House is “European Romance.” A light, airy and refreshing antidote to our long, cold winter. The design team...
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Resolutions for Your Home

My favorite part of a new year is the blank slate that lies ahead. You can look at a brand new calendar and schedule vacations. You can promise yourself that this is the year you’ll take better care of yourself. Maybe you want to reconnect with family. But have you thought about making some resolutions...
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Friday Finds: Bachman’s Holiday Ideas House – Part 2

I promised paint colors from the Bachman’s House, so here they are along with a few more photos. The built-in buffet is laden with baubles galore. Love the apple tree centerpieces. Remember, you can buy anything you see in the house. Vintage or new. What to do with the birch branches that fell during that...
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