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Creating a Zero-Waste Home in Five Easy Steps

While the three R’s of Recycle, Reduce and Reuse have been our sustainable mantra for the past decade, 2020 is here to introduce a whole new level of green living. Meet the Zero-Waste lifestyle. Far more than just a passing fad, zero waste focuses on minimizing our impact on the environment by lessening or even eliminating the need to create trash. While this might sound like a nearly impossible task, it’s a lot easier than you might think. Check out these five easy ways to add zero-waste techniques to your everyday life.

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Posted on January 28, 2020

The Classic Wall Reimagined

The New Year is a great time to recharge yourself and your style. Start the new decade off right with something bold. Gone are the days of the subtle accent wall, 2020 is all about making a statement. So while you’re working hard on those personal resolutions, don’t forget to think about your home. Join us as we run through some of the best wall trends for the upcoming year and find out how to make them work for you.

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Posted on January 14, 2020

Elevate Your Stairwell

Good design leaves no space untouched, so when it comes to stairs don’t let the opportunity to make a statement slip out of reach. Your stairs are more than just a way of getting from one floor to another. They are a chance to showcase your passions, tastes and talents in a unique way. From seasonal accents to priceless artwork, find out how to make your stairs into a gorgeous vignette of style

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Posted on January 07, 2020

Fix The Squeak

Two pieces of wood rubbing together are the cause of most squeaks in wooden floors. There are two reason this happens. In one case the wood floor has pulled away from the sub floor that lies beneath it. Most hard wood floors are installed by nailing the wood floorboards to a plywood sub floor which rests on the support beams underneath. The sub floor can warp or the nails used to secure the floorboards in place come loose.

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Posted on January 06, 2020

A Decade of Design

Like many things in life, design is cyclical. If you wait long enough, every trend comes back around again. While that means we get to see old favorites come back in new, modern ways, it also means we get to relive the past in all its former glory. From shag carpet to all-over-print rooms, join us as we look back over the past decade of design wins and losses to find out what we can expect for the future.

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Posted on December 16, 2019

Color Trends for 2020

Usher in a new decade of design for 2020 with color trends inspired by nature. These days, we live in a tech-focused culture. There are few hours of our lives that aren’t dominated by screen time and constant email updates. Being bombarded by distracting information and new technology is exhausting - that’s why 2020 color trends are taking it back to basics. The color experts at Behr, Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore have made their selections. Next year we can look forward to a palette inspired by the great outdoors.

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Posted on December 09, 2019

Finding Holiday Decor Inspiration from Your Wood Floors

The holidays are upon us once again which means it’s time to get festive. Each year brings new opportunities to decorate and celebrate. This year, embrace creativity and draw inspiration from an unlikely source - your floors. Whether you are looking to revamp your holiday spread or add new baubles and style to your holiday collection, check out what your floors say about you!

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Posted on December 02, 2019

Win at Hosting Holiday Houseguests

Are you planning to host overnight guests this holiday season? Whether it’s for one day or an entire week, there are many steps you can take to make sure your home is at its best. Find out how to put your guests at ease with these tips for a stress-free stay.

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Posted on November 25, 2019

Craft the Perfect Farmhouse Tablescape with These Must-Have Elements

This season, bring some character to your dining spread with a unique and beautiful Farmhouse tablescape. Combining natural elements like wood and jute with industrial galvanized steel will add the perfect touch to your next holiday dinner. Show guests how much they matter and elevate your hosting experience with a well-planned and cohesive table.

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Posted on November 18, 2019

10 Simple Ways to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Between the airport pickups, family gatherings and sky high expectations it’s no surprise that the holidays can be a stressful time! But this year we’d like to change that. Before the friends and relatives fill your house with festive cheer, check out our tips to simplify and streamline your prep for a successful holiday season.

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Posted on November 11, 2019