How’s Your Indoor Air Quality?

How’s Your Indoor Air Quality?

Freshly painted walls, gleaming wood floorboards and tightly insulated attics are on many buyers’ wish lists. However, keep in mind that some materials, processes and finishes can make for toxic spaces. Here are some ideas to keep your homes healthy. Read more

Chalkboard Paint–How Cool is That?

Chalkboard Paint—How Cool is That?

Chalkboard paint is the perfect DIY for adding some unexpected touches to your home. You can use chalk paint on furniture or glass, but you can also paint on cabinets, clay pots, fences and other accessories around the house. Here are some exciting home décor ideas

Is Your Home Ready for the Holidays?

Getting Your Home Ready for the Holidays!

It’s time to get our homes ready for the holidays. A clean and organized home will help reduce the holiday stress so we can enjoy the season more. I think we’d all rather curl up on the sofa with some hot cocoa and watch a Christmas movie instead of looking for our Holiday gift bows or cleaning. Read more …/p>

Is Wallpaper Making a Comeback?

Wallpaper has made a comeback during the past two years, according to interior design experts. An alternative to paint, wallpaper can bring color and texture to any room. Recent trends include wallpaper with repeat patterns, vibrant colors and pictures, whereas past trends favored natural colors and textures. Today’s wallpaper is also easier to remove. Hanging wallpaper is a great way to brighten up or change the feel of a room without spending the money of a major renovation. It can bring in color, texture or provide a unique feel to any room. Read more

High-End Look for Less: Make a Layered Headboard for $20!

High-End Look for Less: Make a Layered Headboard for $20!

For all you ‘do-it-yourselfers’: Adding an upholstered headboard is one of the fastest and easiest ways to change your bedroom’s look. It creates an instant focal point and is a great starting point for redesigning a room. Unfortunately, upholstered headboards can be pricey. New, they typically start at $200 and can go into the thousands. Even DIY versions can be expensive; depending on the materials used, they can cost around $100 to $200. But, for $20, read more

Creative Ways to Set Your Holiday Table Apart!

Creative Ways to Set Your Holiday Table Apart!

It’s that time of year again, when dried leaves crunch under the soles of your boots, the evening air is crisp and it’s time to gather with family and friends for food and drink. Experts—including a stylist, a florist and a chef—were asked to share their insights and tips for hosting this season. Their simple, low-cost projects can brighten any holiday get-together and add a personal, fresh touch to your fall table. Read more

Mix Vegetables with Your Flower Garden? Absolutely!

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There’s a bit of fabulous chaos happening in the gardening world. Beans are happily climbing with clematis. Herbs are cohabitating with echinacea. Food is growing with flowers. It used to be that vegetable gardens were stuck in an out-of-sight corner of the backyard. Flower gardens occupied the high profile spaces around our homes. Not any more. Plants are busting out of their traditional roles and growing together—wherever—in harmony.

Flowers are certainly known for their attractiveness, unlike vegetables, which are primarily functional. However, vegetables and herbs often look better than you think, especially when placed around gorgeous blooms. The decorative aspect of vegetables is often part of the reason why home gardeners choose to incorporate them into their flower beds, especially in place of ornamental grasses and foliage. Planting vegetables near flowers also ensures that plenty of beneficial insects are attracted to the area, reports Not only do flowers’ bright colors and aromatic scents attract pollinating insects like butterflies, moths, bees and beetles (which help pollinate vegetable flowers too), but they can bring in insects that eat those that are dangerous to your plants, like aphids and mealybugs. It’s a win-win for both blossoms and veggies! Click on the image above to read more!


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10 Home Staging Tips to Make Your Home Look like a Model Home!

What is it about model homes that make them so appealing? Is it the freshness of all new, is it the sassy paint colors, the perfectly placed furniture, art and accessories or the beautiful groomed backyard that makes you want to plop right down on that comfy club chair?

Well … yes, to all the above. Click here for some great tips!

Make Your Dream (Bathroom) Come True!

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Make Your Dream Bathroom a Reality!

Turn your ordinary bathroom into an elegant retreat.
Click on the image above and get going!