A Fireplace for Every Room

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Although a longtime living room fixture, fireplaces are a comfort best enjoyed everywhere. From bedrooms to basements and even the master bath, there’s no right or wrong way to curl up and snuggle ’round the fireside. To spark your fireplace fancy, here’s a roundup of ideas for inviting warmth into even the unlikeliest of rooms. Entryway Give guests an immediate … Read More

Bringing a 1980s Relic Into the Light, Bright Modern Age

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It’s never easy to restore an old home, but redesigning a home built in the 1980s – an era not particularly loved for its style – requires imagination. Debbie Cederlind and Lora Lindberg, Seattle house-flipping pros and owners of Urban Squirrel , recently tackled a Bothell, WA home built in 1989 that didn’t have much going for it on the … Read More

3 Easy, Clever Thanksgiving Decoration DIYs

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Thanksgiving offers so many things to look forward to: the aroma of the turkey roasting in the oven, gathering with friends and family to share a meal, the excitement of the big game. Get ready to celebrate with three Thanksgiving decoration projects that will make your home extra festive. Here’s a quick look at all three: The party starts on … Read More

Sneak Peek: 5 Home Design Trends You'll Be Seeing in 2018

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Twice a year, true interior design magic happens when the industry gathers in North Carolina for High Point Market. This massive trade show gives the design world an opportunity to show off the newest styles in furnishings, lighting and accessories. We left the event with a wellspring of inspiration after spotting these exciting new trends. Charcoal and honey Deep, dark walls … Read More

How to Brighten a Dark Home

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Whether you live in a large home with a dark interior or a small apartment with only one window, follow these tips to bring in more sunshine – or at least make it look that way. Paint it light and bright Colors and values are nothing more than the light that reaches our eyes after bouncing off objects. The amazing … Read More

10 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

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Small bathroom spaces aren’t found just in apartments and condos – they’re in our guest bathrooms and powder rooms, too. Since no one likes feeling crowded, here are a few tips for making any small bathroom seem bigger – no wall demolition required. 1. Brighten the room Bring in as much light as possible. Light, bright rooms always feel more … Read More

Is Your Bathroom a Total Snooze Fest? (It Doesn't Have to Be)

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The current trend of turning household bathrooms into spa-like retreats isn’t a bad one, per se. Whether waking up with a hot shower or relaxing before bed in a soothing bath, everyone appreciates a crisp, clean palette and great lighting for getting prepped. And neutrals make sense for installed features like bathtubs and sinks – things that are difficult and … Read More

Poll: How Would You Improve Your Home With $17,850?

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Ceiling fan or chandelier? New front door or smart alarm system? New kitchen appliances or new cabinets? Home improvements mean flexing your decision-making skills. And those decisions add up. The typical U.S. homeowner can spend up to $3,021 per year on home improvement projects, such as landscaping, cleaning and maintenance, according to a Zillow analysis of the costs associated with … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Wendy Berry's Beach-Chic Condo

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In the Naples, FL Kalea Bay high-rise, interior designer Wendy Berry of W Design Interiors outfitted a 3,600-square-foot condo in sandy and white hues, creating a sophisticated beach-chic vibe. “We kept it clean, fresh, and not overly decorated,” says Berry. “We wanted it to feel expensive, but we also wanted it to be a home you could comfortably sit down … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Caitlin Murray's Minty Fresh Kitchen Revamp

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For HGTV’s hit television show “House Hunters,” California designer Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design was tapped to renovate the dated kitchen in a quaint 1940s bungalow, located in the Los Angeles valley. Last renovated in the ’80s, the drab kitchen featured yellow walls, faux-wood laminate flooring, and oak cabinetry. The space was also closed off from the neighboring dining … Read More