Design

Fireplace Upgrades to Light up your Décor

Fireplaces, whether contemporary, bold or traditional, tend to be the focal point of a living room, bedroom or even outdoor patio. If your fireplace lacks that heart-and-soul vibe, it may be time to upgrade. Of course, fireplaces and mantels are excellent candidates for seasonal décor changes that give them a

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Microwave Drawers: Pros & Cons

If you’re planning a new kitchen layout or are lucky enough to be remodeling an existing kitchen, sooner or later you’ll get around to appliances and their placement. And although microwaves are usually countertop or built-in versions, a new space-saving consideration is changing the game — the microwave drawer. Microwave

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Mix & Match Traditional Modern Décor Elements

If your home has become a mishmash of Chippendale chairs, minimalist tables, Colonial dressers, shabby chic curtains and art deco mirrors, don’t despair — you don’t have to pick a lane. You may have to pare down some of your styles to achieve a more harmonious indoor habitat. Yet it’s

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Texture Brings Life to Any Space

Texture is an essential but often unexplored dimension of interior design. It enhances the tactile experience of a room and is just as important for adding visual interest to every setting. Texture is what makes a room appear cozy and inviting or sleek and exciting. The lack of it will

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Minimalism Brings Calm to your Bedroom

by Blake Herzog If you find yourself drawn to minimalist interiors and would like to adopt that aesthetic to your own home, the best place to start might well be your bedroom. Eliminating clutter and embracing simplicity and clean lines there may contribute to a better night’s sleep and a

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Elevate your Walls with Wainscoting

For too long, wainscoting was considered old fashioned. Originally used as added insulation and protection from scrapes, the stylish paneling is gaining popularity once again. Wainscoting refers to decorative wood paneling on a wall usually reaching from the floor to chair rail height (36 to 48 inches). For rooms with

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