Best Option for Kitchen Countertops

These are examples of light countertop materials that are available in quartz (man made composite) to quartzite (natural and perhaps the most expensive).  Granite is still the most widely used surface but quartz (composites) gives you the option of a surface that is as hard as gr
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Large Size Photos Can Personalize Your Space

Your home should be a reflection of you!  So, whether your space is clean and contemporary or you have many collections of interest, photos can personalize your space. There are many options for creating larger sizes than the original photo.  As with art and sculpture, deter
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Island Design

The island combination of heavy, clean air that you want to breathe deeply to purify your lungs is the beginning of the relaxed feel the blue-green water and blue sky create.  Can the furnishing be anything but casual, relaxed and inviting?  Pops of bright color – orange and yel
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Centerpieces

There are many different things that you can use for a table top centerpiece. You can use some of your favorite pieces and just add flowers to them; pick something that helps give that wow factor to your table. One thing that will help bring a cohesive flow to your table is using the
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Where is the TV?

Many people don’t like the look of a TV in the room.  They can be distracting and become an unintended focal point. There are many different things you can use in your decorating to detract from the focus of the TV but still have it in the room for when it is wanted. Try an attractive
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Lighting

Lighting directs the eye and should be layered.  Overhead lighting should be dimmed. Then add lamp light or task lighting for an inviting balance.  If it is dark outside, the only objects anyone will notice are the ones that are lit, so an entirely different ambience is achieved with
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Expanding Spaces

Closets and Pantries Many homes have a walk-in pantry and walk-in closets in the master, if not two, and additional smaller scale walk-ins in secondary bedrooms. All of these eat up the standing space that could be part of the open space in the room if it wasn’t in the pantry or close
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Storage Solutions

Get rid of the junk and make the space look orderly.  Remember useful, beautiful, meaningful or it has to go! Proper storage will allow both a great look and easy access to the items you need. Visit my Pinterest board on Storage to some ideas!
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Trending Now!

With the rapid changes in technology the key is to keep spaces as flexible as possible! Some design trends to watch for: Tablets, SmartPhones, Phablets have made the home office moveable to any room of the house. Dining is part of the great room or the kitchen has double islands-one f
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This Year’s HOT Colors

The Pantone color of the year is Marsala. Paint companies also choose their favorite colors as well. This year Benjamin Moore chose Guilford Green – a very neutral taupe/green. PPG selected Blue Paisley. And the furniture market is all about the bass (I mean blue!). Do these col
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