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How Much Paint Do You Need to Paint a Room?

Don’t know how much paint to buy for your next project? Generally, you’ll need one gallon of paint for every 350 square feet of surface area.

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The Right Way to Hang Artwork

Home décor can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be hard. If you fall in love with a piece, follow this simple advice to ensuring that your artwork is getting the most out of its display. Nick Olsen, a New York City-based interior decorator, suggests right off the bat to lower your wall hangings: “People tend to hang [art] […]

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Tips for Transitioning from a Crib to a Big Kid Bed via Apartment Therapy

It’s time to start thinking about transitioning my toddler from his crib to a big boy bed, whether I like it or not. My little guy escaped from his crib the other night and the whole ordeal was a little unnerving for us both (it wasn’t exactly a graceful escape, more of a climb then fall, followed by lots of […]

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Halloween Scares Me

[Note: A version of this article first appeared in the October 2013 issue of Real Simple.] Halloween scares me. It’s not the teenagers roaming local streets wearing Scream masks, although that’s pretty creepy. It’s not the fact that complete strangers are ringing my doorbell from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., although that’s pretty unnerving. It’s not even the presence of […]

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Lighten Up Kitchen Update from SouthernLiving.com

I adore everything about this kitchen featured on our sister-site SouthernLiving.com. Atlanta-based designer Suzanne Kasler stuck to a “timeless white palette” to achieve the light and airy look in this stunning kitchen renovation. I am definitely adding this one to my “dream house” idea collection! More on RealSimple.com: Decorating with Gray 24 Fabulous Wallpaper Designs No-Money Home Makeovers

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10 Affordable Rugs for Under $300 via Apartment Therapy

I am always looking for affordable rugs that don’t break the bank (especially in my house, with a toddler and sometimes-destructive labrador running around). That is why I love this list put together by our friends at ApartmentTherapy.com. It offers 10 giant, affordable rugs for under $300. What a deal! To see the full list, click here. More from RealSimple.com: […]

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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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