Wood Blinds Design Tips for Your Home

I really love the look of wood blinds. They have a vintage feel that also is very current and classy. Let’s talk about selecting the right ones for your home. Step 1: Select your size. You have a choice of 1″, 2″, or 2 ½” slats. My preference is the larger size—you get an incredible view to the outside—but […]

4 Easy Paint Techniques

Do you have a piece of furniture that you are thinking of tossing? Have you considered painting it? It’s amazing how you can transform something with paint and a little know-how. I have painted chairs, beds, chests, clocks, candlesticks, trays, baskets—you name it. Paint completely changes the look. Read on for a few techniques you can […]

Fresh Ideas for Wide Windows

You know what gets a really bad rap, but shouldn’t? Vertical blinds! When people think of vertical blinds, they tend to think of what comes in apartments or stock builder homes. But nowadays, you can get some really amazing vertical blinds, and enhance them to be even better! If you have a really large window […]

Organized & Pretty: Spring Cleaning Idea Roundup

Springtime means blooming flowers, beautiful weather, and cleaning—lots of it, right?! I distinctly remember dreading spring when I was growing up because there was about a week when my mom made all of us kids help with spring cleaning. As a kid, you think it’s pure torture, but now I totally get it. Once a year—or […]

2016 Refresh: Layering with Drapes

You know that phrase everyone says—”Out with the old, in with the new”? Well, what if you didn’t completely throw out the old, but instead simply added some new?! With the new year here, I am all about freshening up a space—giving it new life and a new look. One great way to do that […]

Here’s a Bright Idea: Natural Shades

As we are all starting a fresh new year, it’s only natural to want a crisp, bright start with everything, including our homes and home décor, right?! There is nothing better than making a small, physical change to a room that leads to a dramatic difference. One way you can drastically change the look and feel […]

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New Year, New View

Instead of thinking new year, new you—why not try a new view? Elevating the look and feel of your home for 2016 can be as easy as updating your window fashions. Installing new shades or blinds can drastically change your view and even offer perks like UV and glare protection, temperature control, and sound absorption, […]

Happy New Year!

Whether you’re gearing up for a night to remember or settling in with a glass of champagne—or something in between—you can’t help but reflect on 2015. Even people who seem forever forward-looking must quickly glance over their past year on December 31, right? Sentimental though we might be, we are honored that you’ve played a […]

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A Charismatic Christmas to You

I was sending a text yesterday a friend about Christmas, and kept encountering autocorrect. Isn’t it frustrating? But my phone, amusingly, anticipated that I was writing “charisma” instead of “Christmas.” Merry Charisma! It does have a certain ring, doesn’t it? (I wonder what it’ll think of “Happy New Year.”) But, all joking aside, I suddenly […]