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Decorate orange and black all year-round

   
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Turn your home into a spellbinding and hauntingly beautiful house this Halloween and all year-round. The color combination of orange and black isn’t singularly reserved for October 31st. These colors can be replicated throughout your home in modern and stylish ways.

Color Selection for an Open Floor Plan

Open Floor Plan with Black Pillar

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Reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose

 

We’re all familiar with the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle – but we would like to add a 4th “R” to that list! Repurpose!

Repurposing old and outdated furniture is a simple way to help reduce landfill waste and cut down on the carbon footprint required to make and ship new furniture. Plus, it’s just plain fun!

Add Color with an Accent Wall

Bedroom with Bright Pink Accent Wall

If you’re looking for a project to get your creative juices flowing, adding an accent wall, or changing the color of a current accent wall may be just the right project for you.

2013 Fall Color Trends

Nature’s Color Story

From earth to sky, the natural world influences our color inspiration.

A Fairytail Forest Fall Color Scheme

A Fresh New Look-Update Your Color Scheme

Paint color has the power to transform and revitalize a tired look. You can use color to engage and create welcoming home environments. If you’re trying to achieve a fresh new look without changing all the colors in a room, follow these color scheme tips.

Wallpaper – It's Not Just for Walls!

Wallpaper – it’s "in", or it’s "out", but most recently it’s been "in". Businesses, designers and homeowners have all embraced the resurgence of wallpaper and there’s lots of beautiful, modern designs out there right now to fit every taste. But of course trends are always changing, and we love that traditional wallpaper has been able to remained current in the design world by being used in nontraditional ways!

Refinish Those Garage Sale Finds

Today we want to help you finally tackle that garage sale, antique store and flea market find and turn them into the beautiful showpieces you imagined. Refinishing old furniture is not only a more environmentally friendly option than buying new; it is also a way to incorporate family heirlooms or sentimental pieces into your current design scheme. Not to mention, refinishing an old piece assures you that you’ll end up with a one-of-a-kind look!

Streamline Your Design

As with fashion, you don’t want to “over-accessorize” your home.  But editing and streamlining can be difficult, especially if you have emotional or sentimental attachment to some of the things in your home.

The process of streamlining can often be made easier by having a friend or family member come over to help. They can look at your space with fresh eyes and can offer support and encouragement to do the right thing when it comes to “editing.”

Five Ways to use Leftover House Paint

White Paint Can With Green Paint Drips

The EPA estimates that 10 percent of the house paint purchased each year ends up discarded.

2013 Summer Color Trends


Color Memories Inspire Us Today

Color holds strong memories of times past; inspire our color choices today.

vintage travel photos and camera

How to Make Paint Last

Walls exude cleanliness and freshness when recently painted. It can make any room feel new, but conversely feel unkempt and dated when not properly cared for. Maintaining your walls doesn’t begin or end when you cover it with paint. To keep the paint job and color appealing to the eye, there are certain tips you should keep in mind.

A green wall with a nasty white stain