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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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5 Renovations That Offer the Biggest Return

Monday, March 30th, 2015

A question I receive often is asking for ideas on how to improve their home’s value. Whether you are remodeling to bring your home up to date or plan on selling, here are a few interesting facts from an article I read and thought you might find useful:

1) A new front door. (Return on investment

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Mixing Silk Flowers With Greenery

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

cherry_thumb.jpg I called my florist yesterday to find out how much it would cost to order a few cherry blossom branches to make an arrangement. She told me that one branch, which comes 6 feet tall, will cost me around $20.00 for each branch. Crazy. Then she gave me a great idea: cherry4 To buy the silk cherry

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Update For Spring Using Coral Accessories

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Looking to freshen up your rooms this Spring? Still trending BIG this year is the color coral:

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Coral is a beautiful color to refresh and lighten up any room. A color combination I am in love with now is coral, navy blue and mineral blue:

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I also am loving coral and turquoise together:

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More Visual Decorating Tips

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

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Everyone seemed to enjoy my post Visual Decorating Tips so I thought I would share a few more visual guides I have come across. Isn’t visual learning so much easier to understand than reading a wordy explanation?

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When trying to explain a rug idea to a client, this living room drawing

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Simple & Beautiful Valentine Arrangements

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Remember when I showed you how to make this popular pumpkin centerpiece here?: pumpkin-centerpiece The secret was using a vase inside of the pumpkin. For these Valentine centerpieces, the trick is using a vase inside a vase: val flowers

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Here are a couple

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