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5 Steps to Mix & Match Woods Finishes (And what to do when you've messed up!)

5 Steps to Mix & Match Woods Finishes (And what to do when they clash!)

    Just like mixing metal finishes, mixing wood finishes can be a brain scratcher for many homeowners. Whether you’re starting from scratch with a new build and can choose everything fresh or have purchased an existing home with floors & cabinetry in place, chances are exceptionally good that you’ll hit this stumbling block at […]

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Where to Splurge & Where to Save to Maximize Your Decorating Budget

Case Study: Where to Splurge & Where to Save to Maximize Your Decorating Budget

    One of the many reasons I loved Project HGD Modern Rustic (see last week’s reveal post) was that it came out so well on such an approachable budget. We really honed in on how to maximize the homeowners’ resources — where to save & where to invest. (We could say “splurge,” but not

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Changing the Bulb: A Cool Trick That'll Make You Like Exposed Bulb Light Fixtures

Changing the Bulb: A Cool Trick That’ll Make You Like Exposed Bulb Light Fixtures

    Exposed bulb light fixtures seem to inspire very intense feelings — people either love them or hate them. And sometimes people can feel both sentiments at once!!! ______________   For instance, you might LOVE the modern style of many exposed bulb fixtures… … but HATE a glaring bare bulb in your eyes.  

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Artist on my Radar: Catherine Elliot — All the Colors of Spring!

Artist on my Radar: Catherine M. Elliott — Let All Creation GLOW!

    “Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” — Algernon Charles Swinburne “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’” — Robin Williams   I’m not quite sure how I became acquainted with Catherine Elliott’s art. It may have been through Facebook connections, as she and I both hail from the same town in Connecticut.

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Home Style Compatibility QUIZ!

Have you tried decorating your home with that all elusive “mix”…

yet nothing seems to work?