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Creating a great space for your TV

In today’s world, technology is such an integral part of our lives—from TVs to computers to laptops and tablets. It may not be the first thing you think of when designing a room, but it definitely shouldn’t be the last. After all, I’m guessing you use that technology a lot (probably more than the other […]

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5 tips for your most successful yard sale yet!

My favorite time of year has always been the flea market season. What’s better than spending a slow Sunday morning with a cup of coffee while browsing vintage wares? But as we enter into fall, the last of the big markets have come and gone, and you may find yourself braking for those final warm […]

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Get the layered look in 3 easy steps

Fall is a great time to start thinking about layers. As the temperature drops outside, I naturally begin to add pieces to my wardrobe. I start the day prepped with my base layer of course (usually jeans and a comfy tee), then I have fun adding cardigans, scarves, and boots. Maybe even a hat. With […]

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Thrift store chair makeover: Before and after

One of the women’s magazines used to have a column called “Can this marriage be saved?” Each month the column featured a couple trying to fix their broken relationship. “Can this marriage be saved?” is a rather catchy phrase, and it goes through my head every time I see a chair in need of repair, […]

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Energy efficient and stylish!

It’s time to make your home cozy for the winter. Here’s our tip: start with your windows. Adding a Bali window treatment is a great way to block cold air, conserve energy, and lower your heating bill. Bali Blinds, Shades, Shutters, and Drapery provide an extra layer of insulation that will keep your family comfortable […]

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Make your own terrarium today – and keep it alive!

While Scott and I are the first to admit that we could be considered bona fide “black thumbs,” we also feel that no room is complete without a touch of greenery. Many plants have had an untimely death under our watch, but we’ve been working really hard to remedy that! So far, we’ve had a […]

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Decorating with new and vintage bottles

Oh bottles, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. In a day when many vintage items are getting to be quite pricey, bottles have remained relatively inexpensive. They go with just about any décor, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I’ve seen them in lavender, blue, green, and […]

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Fall out of summer

There is a crisp coolness in the mornings this time of year that lets you know fall is coming, but the sunny warm afternoons remind you that summer hasn’t gone yet. So what’s someone to do when it comes to home decorating during the transition? I have a few quick tips that will make your […]

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10 creative ways to decorate with bamboo

Bamboo is a great material for decorating. It’s renewable so it’s very environmentally friendly. In fact it grows more than three feet in one day (the fastest growing plant in the world!). It’s also strong, durable, and resistant to shrinking and swelling, which makes it a perfect choice for bathrooms or kitchens. Besides being practical, […]

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How to hang drapes to make windows feel bigger

Living in an old home my whole life has totally impacted the way I hang my drapes. Old homes typically have pretty low ceilings, which can make rooms feel dark. A super small tweak to the drapes has made all of the difference in the world with how light and bright our rooms look. Although […]