Category: Interior Design & Furnishings

Smart Furniture for Small Spaces

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Smart Furniture for Small Spaces

Tiny houses have captured the imagination of many Americans. Whether it’s the fantasy of living efficiently in 600 square feet or less or just the drive to declutter and tidy up, the idea of jettisoning your possessions and moving into a smaller home is gaining strength. Instead of aspiring to buy a larger house, a.....

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Southwestern Chic

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Southwestern Chic, Lori Carroll

Desert Colors, Cacti, Stone, Mesquite Now With a Mix from Afar Long before there was email, tweeting, and Instagram, design trends were debuted in "shelter" magazines with distinct trends in different parts of the country. These regional variations still exist because of climate needs and indigenous materials, but there's certainly greater sharing from near and.....

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Paint: The Easiest Decorating Tool

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Paint - The Easiest Decorating Tool

Painting your home is necessary, and a good investment. But who to hire? Recommendations are useful, but what your close pal or neighbor deems a good painting job compared to your expectations may be vastly different. And then there’s the challenge of getting the painter to show up on time, to do the necessary prep.....

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The Power of Flowers for Emotional Health

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The Power of Flowers for Emotional Health

If you live in a cold climate where the gray skies and drab brown winter landscape is beginning to get you down, you don’t need to wait for spring’s greenery to perk up your house or your spirits. Most people recognize that a bouquet of roses or some spring tulips can bring a smile to.....

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Get Joanna Gaines’ Style Without a Major Fix

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Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines

Does Joanna Gaines control every bit of American interior design style? It seems that way, if this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is any indication. Gaines’ signature style elements, showcased on HGTV’s Fixer Upper show, include shiplap walls, barn doors, rustic touches and farmhouse kitchens. The number one most popular kitchen design, according to.....

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Brightening your Surroundings with Art

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Laelanie Art Gallery

Paint colors, furniture and kitchen designs trend to white and grey and other neutrals these days, which provides a quiet backdrop for self-expression in the form of art collections and greenery to brighten your home. While you may already have pieces that make you happy, sometimes you and your home need the uplift that comes.....

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