• Outdoor Chairs
    6 Steps to Finding Your Perfect Outdoor Chairs

    Your outdoor space gives you an extra external room for enjoying warm summer nights or sunny spring days. Choose the right outdoor chairs and furniture to bring comfort and style to your garden or yard. Your chairs...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    Welcoming Your Home to the World of Color

    By Luke Styles – Choosing the right balance of colors for a room is important; it will set the mood of the room as well as the entire house. There should be a sense of continuity throughout...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • How to Match Your New Sofa to Your Living Room

    By Nick Gibson – Choosing the perfect sofa for your living room is almost as difficult as picking the perfect shoes for your favourite outfit. With so many choices available, choosing a combination of sofa, floor, walls...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Rethink Pink

    By Amy Moore – According to leading experts, pink has healing properties specifically dealing with grief and sadness. It can restore youthfulness and help bring you in contact with your feelings.  A person with an aversion to...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Upcycling Ideas from Country Woman

    Nearly everything in Christina Symon’s cottage kitchen ‘has been repurposed, recycled and reimagined’. With the help of their neighbor and carpenter, Jeff Dexter, who has a talent for finding interesting salvaged items, Christina took her kitchen once...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Rustic Fall Mantel

    I forgot to tell you all yesterday, thank you so much for all the kind comments on our fall porch and table! Today I am showing the mantel I put together for fall. I saw a great...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Red Toile Curtains with Yellow Pom Pom Fringe!

    We had one very rainy stormy day this week so I decided to do a few indoor projects. Besides working on my bookcases, I also took down my polka dot curtains which I’ve enjoyed all summer. Here’s...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Autumn in the Kitchen

    Turquoise and Red     I was cleaning out the laundry room and set out the apple swag I love to use for my autumn kitchen decor. I noticed the beautiful combination made by pairing the apples...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Sprucing Up the Deck

    I really need to re-do the stain on my deck – it’s been peeling all summer. But that’s too big of job to tackle right now so I thought I’d start with this – I know…awful right?...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Using Old Windows

    I mentioned a while ago that my husband had brought home a few old windows that a neighbor had put in the garbage when they got new ones. So I’ve been looking around the web trying to...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Cross Gallery Wall

    I guess a  gallery wall can be  a collection of anything – empty frames, mirrors, family photos, plates, vintage maps, clock faces, whatever you like (or it can be eclectic and a mix of things but with a theme...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • How to Prepare for 4th of July Entertaining

    I love this time of year. Now all we need is warmer weather for the week ahead. We’re laying low this year for the 4th, and I’m looking forward to a smaller celebration. I’ve already pulled my...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Toile de Jouy

    As many of you know, I’ve loved and used toile de jouy (simply known as toile) in my home for many many years. So I found it very funny that Pottery Barn is now carrying toile kitchen...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Your Mantel is not for Stockings Only

    By Kristin Salazar – Back in the day mantels were used for heating and cooking. Today mantels are the main focal point in many homes and enjoyed for their architectural details. I enjoy making an extra effort...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall…

    By Patti Johnson, CID, IDS – Or, on the floor… Or, on the furniture The fact is, there are many ways to decorate a space with mirrors, even if you can’t find the wall space.  Most of...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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