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When to Splurge and When to Save When Decorating Your Home

Furnishing a home can be a major investment. You have the necessities – a table, bed, dinnerware, and a place to sit. Then you have the “nice to haves” – wall art, fancy lighting, a glam rug, and accessories to tie the space together. When you’re excited about decorating, and anxious to get started, the...
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{creating a sophisticated kids room}

Ask any parent and they will tell you that kids grow up just too darn fast. So when it comes to decorating their bedroom, you want to make sure you invest your dollars wisely to create a space that can grow with them. Decorating a nursery Decorating a nursery for baby is one of those...
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{friday finds: inspiration rooms: loft design}

Loft: A large, usually unpartitioned floor over a factory, warehouse, or other commercial or industrial space. Such a floor converted into an apartment or artist’s studio. The word “Loft” has shifted meaning over the years. It used to adhere to the standard, textbook definition above. But in the 1990s, developers started building “lofts.” But whether...
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{decorating the outdoors like the indoors}

We’ve talked about bringing the outside in when it comes to decorating, but we haven’t yet talked about bringing the indoors out. It may seem strange to create an outdoor living space that mimics the inside of your house, but we think we can sway your opinion with these ideas. The hearth is the heart...
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Mexican Design

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we’re going south of the border to look at Mexican design. This is a style known for its love of vibrant color and rustic elements. The feeling of Mexican design is one of joy – as well as being welcoming and friendly. This is not a style for someone...
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{irish design}

Top o’ the mornin’ to you! With St. Patrick’s Day getting closer, now is the time to take note of Irish design and the many ways to add green to your home. Why green on St. Partick’s Day? In addition to green being one of the colors in Ireland’s tri-color flag, Ireland is also known...
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Decorating with Red and Pink

Break out the red and pink – the lovey-dovey feeling of Valentine’s Day is still lingering! While you’re decorating your home with the colors of this lover’s holiday and adding heart-shaped pillows, placemats, and rugs to your space, do you know why we use these symbolic hues every February? The three principal colors associated with...
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Tips for Removing Painters’ Tape

The new paint color you’ve chosen for your room has dried and looks great on your walls. Job well done! Now it’s time to remove the tape protecting your woodwork and floorboards. This may sound simple – but there really is a “right” way to take off painters’ tape. Bob from 3M shows us just...
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Tips for Removing Painters’ Tape

The new paint color you’ve chosen for your room has dried and looks great on your walls. Job well done! Now it’s time to remove the tape protecting your woodwork and floorboards. This may sound simple – but there really is a “right” way to take off painters’ tape. Bob from 3M shows us just...
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{books to give to design lovers and DIYers}

Depending on your mindset, this time of year is either fun or stressful. Fun if you like the challenge of finding the perfect gift for each person on your list – stressful if you just never know what to buy. If there’s someone on your list who loves design or is a big DIY-er –...
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