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Safe Window Coverings

When you’re decorating a room you want to pay special attention to your windows. Your window coverings need to provide the amount of privacy you want and still look great in your room. But there’s one more thing to remember – safety. October is Window Covering Safety Month.  It’s a month dedicated to increasing everyone’s...
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Best Colors for Your Bathroom

You can spend hours choosing the right sink shape, faucet or mirror when decorating your bathroom. And then it’s time to talk color. Before choosing the color for your bathroom there are a few things to consider. First, what’s your style? Is the bathroom a place where you quickly get ready for work in the...
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How Lighting Affects Design

You saw our post yesterday on the different types of lighting, now it is time to consider how those different types fit into your home’s design. According to Greg Yaghsezian of Hirshfield’s Design Resource, lighting sets the attitude for a room. You can have a beautifully designed room, but without the proper lighting you won’t...
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Types of Lighting

Lighting can set the mood, accent a room’s design or simply help you see your hand in front of your face. It is a necessary design element for any space, and new options in lighting are more trendy and eco-friendly than ever. But before you invest in lighting for your space, it is best to...
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Baseball Bedrooms

With the conclusion of the Little League World Series this past weekend (way to go Japan!) and the Minnesota Twins currently leading the American League Central, it’s safe to say that baseball is on the brain! So we decided to do a post dedicated to all you baseball fans out there – from bed frames...
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Calming Colors

Who really has time to relax these days? Everything is go, go, go! I bet you were so busy you didn’t even know August 15th was National Relaxation Day. But even if your life is chaotic, your home and work environments don’t have to be. Surrounding yourself with calm and relaxing colors can have a...
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Chameleon Neutrals for 2010-2011

You read our previous post on the Return of Neutrals, now let’s look ahead to the Chameleon Neutrals for 2010-2011. Color expert, Michelle Lamb, shares with us her insights! Remember, Michelle describes Chameleon Neutrals as those that shift and change based on the light source and surrounding colors. They work extremely well for bridging color...
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The Return of Neutrals

When choosing a paint color for your home, neutrals have always been perceived as the “safe” choice. You don’t have to worry about your cherry red coming out bubble gum pink and you know your current decor will work with it. Neutral walls also give you a blank canvas to add and subtract color in...
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Color Matching

We all have a favorite color, that shade of green or blue or purple that just makes us feel good. But if you’re looking for Tiffany blue or Coca-Cola red for your next project, sometimes there just isn’t that perfect match in the countless options of paint chips available at the paint store. That’s where...
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Where Does Color Start and Stop in Large Rooms

Large rooms and open floor plans top the list of many homeowners’ wish lists. Open floor plans are great for family gatherings and entertaining, but can present some challenges when it comes to choosing color. Should I use light or dark colors in a large space? Do all my walls need to be the same...
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