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Tiny Houses Movement

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

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A new generation of home buyers are opting for living simply in small places:

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Tiny houses are built on trailer platforms and are typically between one hundred and three hundred square feet.

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It fascinates me, this trend of extreme downsizing. The houses are adorable but they are

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Revere Pewter With Oak Cabinets?

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

A reader recently wrote asking if I thought Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter paint color works well with oak cabinets. Here is a nice example I found on Houzz:

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I think it works very well in the room above which has the oak cabinets. Since I could not find other photos online, I took my large

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Excessive Architectural Details

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Sometimes a good thing can be overdone. That’s what I found when I visited a model home this past week in Sarasota, FL. The designer had used quite a bit of molding to stage the home: model dining room In my opinion, it is a little too much in the room above. Maybe if the high wall treatment and the trey ceiling

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Peek Into Nina’s New Living Room

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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I have been working with Nina in her new home for a couple months now. This was her living room when she first moved in:

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Such a beautiful home! It has been such a pleasure working with her. We kept her sofa, wing back chair, and coffee table to use in the room. The walls are painted

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Porch Envy

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Are you thinking about bringing your decorating skills outside now that the weather is turning a bit warmer?

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Maybe this year you can plan on dressing up your front porch entry to be the star of the neighborhood:

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The first step I suggest is to start with a great outdoor area rug:

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Happy Easter Everyone!

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

When I was young, Easter was such a special time. I have such fond memories of my sisters and I having the best day. Waking up to huge baskets of candy from the Easter Bunny and then getting all dressed up in dresses, hats and white patent leather shoes.

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We would attend early Mass then spend

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