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Hard Wood Or Foam?

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 11/3/17 5:00 PM

Hard Wood or Foam?

A couple weeks ago I stumbled across an interior design blog and the woman had the most beautiful hand-hewn beam across her family room. Those beams are super popular and because of that are super expensive. Plus, she would have had to hoist that monster of a beam up to the ceiling! It was then that I saw in her blog entry that the beam was foam. Foam, people! It was light, it was affordable and it was easy to work with! I’ve included a link at the end of the blog for you to check out the faux beams but it got me thinking, what other faux wood options are there?

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Topics: Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, home design

Make Your House a Home

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 6/23/17 6:30 PM

Make Your House a Home

You put an offer down on a home. 

You hear that your offer has been accepted. 

Now, if you haven’t already, you can start thinking about what pen you will use at the closing, what check design for your down payment, and, there is always, making room on your key chain for your new house key! 

Wait a minute; no one sits around thinking about these things.

No. You are trying to imagine yourself living in your new house. Where is the perfect spot to display your photos? What color should the guest bathroom be painted? All you know is that you want it to feel like your home. After all, why shouldn’t it? It will be yours! EEK! How exciting!?

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Topics: Design, Interior Design, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, home design

Decorating With Old Windows

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 6/5/17 6:00 AM

Decorating with Old Windows

Poor windows… people just look right past them. Ha! I guess they were never intended to be pieces of art, apart from the stained-glass variety. However, they can be more than a light source in your dark dining room or more than a way to keep an eye on your kids in the backyard. They have a beauty to them, all their own.

You can find some particularly beautiful windows at antique stores or flea markets. If you come across one with lots of character, try placing it in a prominent location, such as an entry table or fireplace mantle. This can create something visually appealing as well as a conversation piece!

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Topics: Design, Interior Design, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, windows

Make Your Bedroom Look Bigger

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 5/22/17 6:30 PM

Make Your Bedroom Look Bigger

Tiny houses, rehabbed shipping crates, tree houses… when we scroll through pictures online we fall in love with their cozy and intimate feel. So why is it that our small bedrooms end up just looking like a small cave? This is particularly true if your bedroom lacks natural light, a uniform color palette or storage issues. The issue lies in the fact that you must have a bed in a bedroom—no matter the size of the room.

Here are 5 ways to help your bedroom appear bigger:

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Topics: Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, bedroom, painting

Be Welcoming

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 5/15/17 6:00 PM

Be Welcoming

Make a statement with more than just your manicured lawn, house paint and lighting; you can literally, “make a statement”, with your welcome mat. Shouldn’t your door mat be more than something to collect the dirt from your shoes? Check out five of our favorites:

Make a Statement...

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Topics: Welcome, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor

Climbing Plants

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/25/17 8:00 PM

Planning a garden this spring? Picture this: a pergola or patio, flanked with comfy chairs, a fire pit, shrubs, pots of bright blooms all around, and beautiful cascades of climbing flowers and plants above and around you.

 

Not a master gardener? Not a problem. Urban Exteriors has a mastery of knowledge when it comes to climbing plants, packaged in an infographic that ranks each by color, smell, ease in maintenance, and more. And did we mention, Instagram worthy?

Check it out!

 

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Topics: Gardening, Garden, Plants, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, house plants, container gardening, planter, interior decor, wall decor

Mini-Blind Re-Mix

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/24/17 8:00 PM

Want the look of custom blinds but don’t want to spend the mega bucks to achieve the look? Make your own. This DIY mini-blind makeover by Maryann of Domestically Speaking takes cheap mini blinds into nice, new, fancy looking roman shades.

 

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Topics: Interior Design, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, interior decor, home design, blinds

Wallpaper Your Ceiling

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/21/17 8:00 PM

Want to add some interest to an otherwise boring room? Here’s an idea. Try adding some wallpaper to – now, wait for it – your ceiling!

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Topics: Design, Home, Interior Design, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, ceiling, interior decor, wallpaper, wall decor, home design

Inspiration: Meditation Space

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/20/17 8:00 PM

While most people focus on their kitchen or family room when designing their homes, few give thought to rooms dedicated to nothing but relaxation. Enter the meditation space.

Whether you meditate daily, it’s a pretty cool concept: a space meant for readjusting your mind’s eye, taking deep breaths, and clearing your mind.

 

 

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Topics: Home, Interior Design, Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, interior decor, inspiration, home design, meditation

5 Fav Piano Rooms

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/19/17 8:00 PM

Even if you’re not musically inclined, you can’t deny the aesthetic appeal of a piano and the elegance and warmth it brings to a space.

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Topics: Decor, Decorate, Home Decor, home improvement, home design, studio, music

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