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December 22, 2017

How to Hide and When to Embrace Your Home’s Flaws

You probably have a love-hate relationship with your home’s imperfections. On one hand, the dings in the hardwood remind you of the many memories you’ve made in each room. On the other hand, the sight of your living room wall makes you cringe. Flaws like these give a house character and a lived-in look that makes it feel like home. However, you still want to show it off proudly when you welcome friends and neighbors over. Here’s how to hide eyesores and work around your home’s original charm.

Embrace Distressed Furniture and Textured Decor

Photo by Blue Heron Design-Build – More [...]

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December 18, 2017

3 Storage Areas to Revisit for Fresh Food and a Functional Kitchen

Thanksgiving leftovers were just a preview of the holiday food madness that will keep your kitchen bursting at the seams for the rest of the year. The first week or two of December is optimal time to deep clean the kitchen. Streamline the food storage triage that is the fridge, pantry and drawers in your kitchen to waste less food and find tools faster.

Photo by Pinemar, Inc – Search kitchen pictures

Housekeeping Tips for the Fridge

To begin, empty the entire fridge and freezer then, toss expired packages and suspicious leftovers. Next, clean shelves and drawers with soapy hot water, wipe containers [...]

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December 14, 2017

How to Carve Out a Creative Workspace at Home

Even if you weren’t among the 400,000-plus writers who participated in National Novel Writing Month, November motivated many of us to nurture our creative habit. Whether it’s writing, drawing, or reading, there’s no better way than having the right environment to get creative juices flowing. Create an inspirational space that promotes productivity in your own home with these 10 tips.

Photo by SHSH Architecture + Scenography – More home office photos

Dedicate a space

You don’t need an entire home office to get down to business (although, if you have one – use it!). A [...]

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December 1, 2017

Curl Up With This Season’s Must-Have Fabrics

We’re all about fabric this season, as winter calls for unlimited layers of warmth and all-things-cozy. Cotton, velvet, and denim are having a design moment right now. Look to these textiles to combat the chill without compromising your style.

Photo by AMR Interior Design & Drafting Ltd. – Look for dining room design inspiration


Cotton is a classic ingredient in any casual look. Its softness and breathability makes it an uber comfortable fabric for throws and bedding. Known for its wash-a-million-times durability, cotton is also commonly used for slipcovers. Cotton dining room [...]

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November 14, 2017

How to Use Food to Sell Your House

Most of us love food. We can all appreciate fresh produce, a homemade bake and the tools we use to prepare a family feast. Food gives a house a lived-in feeling, which can be a powerful staging element when your house in on the market. It’s important that prospective buyers can envision themselves living in your house and making it their own home. You can use food as an illustrative tool to help them paint the picture they need to seal the deal on a sale. Here’s how to entice a potential buyer’s sense of sight, smell, and touch with food in the kitchen and around the house.

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November 8, 2017

15 Thoughtful Gifts for Hosts Under $40

Fall is a season of gatherings and gratitude. Keep these affordable gifts handy for the next bonfire, football game viewing or dinner party you’re invited to.

Goat Burlap Pillow

Farmhouse vibes are strong in the fall and this neutral pillow will go with just about any decorating scheme.

Knitted Tweed Throw Blanket

Winter is coming! Give the gift of vibrant warmth before dark and dreary weather blows in.

French Farmhouse Burlap Table Runner

An elegant take on farmhouse style, this burlap table runner will make a great impression on dinner guests anytime of the year.

Cow Cotton Flour Sack Dish Towel

This decorative dish towel is an [...]

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October 31, 2017

3 Difficult De-Cluttering Decisions You’ll Appreciate Later

De-cluttering efforts usually begin with our own belongings, wardrobe, and paperwork. On the other hand, kids’ art projects, old photographs, and family heirlooms feel more like an emotional archive than clutter. Where are these items right now in your house? How long have they been collecting dust and turning your attic into an obstacle course of cardboard boxes? Unfortunately, we rarely look at or use the “important” items we’ve saved over the years. If you can’t find a meaningful place for something or you’re holding onto it out of obligation, then it’s time to let it go. Here are three strategies for de-cluttering sentimental [...]

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October 19, 2017

5 Exterior Color Combinations for Fall-Friendly Curb Appeal

Use nature's vibrant array of yellows, oranges, reds, and more as inspiration for year-round color. If you're ready to take on one last home improvement project before winter weather hits, try one of these five color combinations to spruce up your home's exterior.
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October 11, 2017

Favorite Fall Touches for Every Room

Here are 40 ways to freshen up your whole house for fall – inside and out.

Dining Room

‘Tis the season of comfort food. Dress the table to the nines with these elegant items before digging in.

Ragusa 16-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set, Green Trevi 20-Piece Flatware Set, Gold Fairhaven Red Reversible Chair Pad, Set of 2 Bee Burlap Table Runner Copper Napkin Rings, Set of 4 Kitchen

Prepare your harvest with these handy gadgets and tools.

Bordeaux Rectangle Hornbeam Wood Carving Board 1-Line Spice Rack Infusions Glass Tea Rack Set Paula Deen Signature Pantryware Standing Rooster Metal Cookbook Stand Le Chef 5-Ply 6-Piece Copper Cookware [...]
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September 22, 2017

What Are 8 Must-Haves for Cozy Curb Appeal?

Crisp autumn air and brilliant fall foliage create a magical atmosphere every year. While nature gives our homes a big boost in curb appeal, we should do our part too. Whether you’re not ready to retire your motivation for summer home improvement projects quite yet or you have just enough time to place a decoration or two, this list has something for everyone and every home. Here are eight decorating ideas to maximize your home’s potential for irresistibly cozy curb appeal this season.

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Warm Lantern Lighting

The end of daylight savings is perhaps the worst part about autumn. Counter [...]

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June 20, 2016

6 Flooring Alternatives to Enhance Your Home Interior

Feeling ho-hum about classic hardwood floors? Here are six alternative floor solutions that can give any room in your house a fresh sense of personality, whether you’re starting from scratch or looking for an inexpensive DIY update.

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May 23, 2016

Decor 101: Tips for Stylish Bathrooms

Sure, it’s easy to create a clean and clutter-free bathroom for a photo shoot. But in reality, bathrooms inevitably get taken over by toothbrushes, towels and more. It doesn’t have to be this way. If you’re aiming to get your bathroom looking great, whether it’s for houseguests, home resale or just to enjoy a well-designed space every day, here are a few designer secrets to creating beauty and function — even off camera.

Eliminate unwanted blemishes.

It’s easier said than done, but getting rid of unnecessary items from your arsenal of products and gadgets is the most important step to keeping your bathroom sleek and stylish. That free sample of face mask you keep meaning to [...]

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