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Home Office Inspiration

Friday Finds: Be Inspired by Color in Your Home Office With telecommuting on the rise and more Americans working from home, either for their workday schedule or in addition to their office hours, it’s time to take another look at the home office. Ideally, your home office should be a place where you can settle...
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June Color of the Month: Frozen Stream 0669

Color of the Month: Frozen Stream | Hirshfield’s 0669 Now that warm weather is finally here, cooler color trends sound delightful to incorporate into your home. The color of the month this June is Hirshfield’s Frozen Stream, a rich slate-blue-green blend. This Hirshfield’s paint is versatile, sophisticated, and soothing. Blues and greens mingle to shape a feeling...
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What Your Windows Say About You

Window Treatment Wednesday: What Your Windows Say About You “Personal style is not something that is just in the air. It is something you have and that you apply to yourself.” – Paloma Picasso Our individual flair also permeates the atmosphere of homes—from furnishings to color.  Shannon Scarrella, Hirshfield’s Shop at Home, says that almost everything...
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paper tiger

Wallpaper Tips

Tips for Wallpaper Prep Wallcoverings are back—in every style. From contemporary to traditional, the variety of offerings today are beautiful, artistic and can add visual pizzazz to your home. But before you can hang up wallpaper on an accent wall, in the nursery, or elsewhere in your home, you need to prep your walls. Here...
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Painting an exterior in the summer

Thinking About Painting your Home’s Exterior

Exterior Color Consultation for Your Home There’s a home in my neighborhood with a beautiful, new exterior paint job. A fresh coat of paint totally transformed the look of their home, but the paint color they picked looks so bad with their brickwork it hurts my eyes. I want to ask them, “what were you...
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Efficient Window Treatments for the Workplace

Office Window Treatments My friend’s office is an atmospheric study of extremes: It’s freezing in the morning and heats up to an unbearable temperature in the afternoon thanks to its south-facing windows. She dresses in layers year-round and has a blanket and slippers on hand for the most frigid mornings, but wears light layers for...
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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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Eco-friendly window treatments

Window Treatment Wednesday: Green and Sustainable Window Treatments

Eco-Friendly Window Treatments for Your Home As the saying goes, “Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents but was loaned to you by your children.” In what ways can our choice of window treatment help us live in a more “green” way today? Materials Used Shannon Scarrella, a window...
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Window Treatment Wednesday: Sheer Summer

The perfect sheer window treatments for summer. I am crazy excited for summer to get here. Like Olaf, the snowman from the movie Frozen, I dream about summer, hot sand and “getting gorgeously tanned.” I want to embrace every sunny day and be outside as much as possible. I think that’s one reason sheers are...
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Window Treatment Wednesday: The Layering Effect

WTW: Layering Window Treatments When you move into a home, you want to create a space that reflects your interests, style, and vibe. Through furniture, decorations, paint and little touches, bit by bit, it becomes your own. Another way to make a home personalized is by adding visual interest with window coverings. Shannon Scarrella says...
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