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How to Choose a Color Palette for Any Room

If choosing a cohesive color scheme for your next decorating project seems like a daunting task, get guidance by following this simple equation: First, pick a dominant color for 60 percent of the room, then select two accent hues (15 percent each), and, finally, spice things up with a bold accent color that’s brighter than all of the others (10 […]

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A Serene Sonoma Guest Retreat from Remodelista.com

When I clicked on this post from our friends at Remodelista.com, I suddenly wished that I could teleport myself to Sonoma and spend the weekend (heck…a week) in this serene guest house. From the decor to the open, clean feeling, this house screams relaxation. I love everything about it. To see the full post, click here. More from RealSimple.com: Transform […]

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10k Budget Kitchen from Apartment Therapy

I am constantly amazed by friends of mine that complete home renovations without it dragging on for months and months or breaking the bank. I am starting to learn that you can update the look and feel of a room with a simple can of paint, new hardware–even an updated light fixture or two. That is why I especially love […]

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13 Creative Bathroom Tile Ideas from Sunset.com

It’s amazing what new tile can do to a bathroom. It can completely change the look and feel of any space. Not that I am planning to re-tile my bathroom any time soon, but I’d love to add some of these ideas from our colleagues at Sunset.com to my “forever home” idea box. I especially like the hexagon mosaic tile […]

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Drawing on the Walls: Dry-Erase Paint from Remodelista.com

Our friends over at Remodelista.com have come up with a solution for parents that are interested in chalkboards paint, for their budding little artists, but prefer a neutral paint palette.

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Avoid DIY Fails With Darby Smart’s New Kits

If you’ve ever tried to recreate a gorgeous DIY project you saw on Pinterest only to have said project turn out more like your four-year-old’s latest arts and crafts endeavor, this new product is for you.

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5 Controversial Decor Items (And Why You May Want Them) from Apartment Therapy

From cowhide rugs to reproductions of famous art work, our friends at apartmenttherapy.com have pulled together a list of five infamous decorating items that have attracted mixed reviews in the past.

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How to Keep Bugs Away From Indoor Plants from SavvySugar.com

My tiny New York apartment could benefit from some pretty plants, but one thing always stops me from going green: bugs. I’m (maybe irrationally) afraid any houseplants will increase my chances of spotting an unwanted critter. That’s why this article on eco-friendly bug spray for indoor and outdoor plants from our friends at Savvy Sugar immediately caught my attention.

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How to Save on Paint

Whether you’re painting an entire room or a piece of furniture that needs freshening up, a new color can make a dramatic difference. If you’re headed out to buy a new can of paint, keep this tip in mind to save some cash.

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53 Backyard Projects From Sunset.com

I love city living, but the summer season always has me longing for the joys of suburbia–namely a clean outdoor space for lounging and gardening.

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