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Orange: from Bright to Warm And Cozy

The time for beach vacations and warm sunny weather has come and gone.  Up until about a week ago, it still felt like summer and then BAM, fall hit! We’ve started to have frost warnings in the mornings and it’s time to grab that scarf for some extra warmth as we head out the door.  …

Non-Traditional Holiday Color Combinations to Try

I dare you—no, I double-dog dare you—to shake things up this holiday season. I’m calling all red and green traditionalists to deck their home’s halls in ANYTHING but red and green. I know, I know…testing out a modern holiday color palette sounds scary at first, but you might be surprised how much you love stepping …

Frugal & Easy Home Décor Ideas for Easter

Easter is coming and with it the promise of warmer weather, colorful flowers and a lively sense of rejuvenation. Perhaps it’s your turn to host the holiday buffet, or maybe you just want decorate your home with the cheerful colors of spring. Whatever the reason, we’ve put together a great collection of easy and inexpensive …

A Fresh Look at Fresh Flower Arrangements

Here we are in the dog days of summer and while my garden is suffering, my love of fresh flowers in the home is alive and well.  This is the time of year I turn to the grocery store bouquets to brighten up my home.   I can spend about $10 and wind up with some …

Living with Color

Farmhouse style has been all the rage lately. Its signature colors are beige, white, and other light neutrals. But what if you prefer something more colorful?   Injecting color into the rooms of your home changes not only the look of the room, but can even change your mood! Here’s how to add color to …

Serene Bed and Bath Colors for a Spa Feel

It’s been a long day. Traffic was awful, work was crazy, and all you want to do is kick off your shoes and relax. What if you decorated your bedroom or bathroom to feel like a spa? You know, in colors and textures that make you instantly feel at ease? Here are some suggestions for serene …

Five Fashion Forward & Frugal Finds

While the words ‘fashion forward’ and ‘frugal’ aren’t typically seen side by side, Mohawk Home and Overstock.com are proving it is possible to have your cake and eat it too… at least in terms of home decor! As flooring accounts for roughly 30% of a room’s color, you can make a serious style statement in …

Homes & Gardens that Use Color

Are you confounded by color? Colors evoke emotions, so it’s natural to want to include them in our homes, but too much can be overwhelming. Here are some homes and gardens that use color, without going overboard. Inside Let’s start small. These spaces have furniture painted bright colors. For example, this daybed: I made a …

Twist on Tradition: Reinventing Traditional Pieces

Recently, I helped move my mother from the home we grew up in to a smaller home. In the downsizing, she offered me some of her furniture; however, the traditional style didn’t really mesh with my more modern, eclectic home. Once I got back home, I did some research. Here are some great examples of …

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