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The answer to overcoming color cowardice in home decorating: more natural light
(BPT) - Have you ever picked a paint color you loved in the store, only to hate it when it’s on the walls at home? Or purchased throw pillows that you thought would be delightful on your neutral-hued couch, only to decide they look positively garish there? In both cases, you loved the colors ... More >>

3 tips for breaking the DIY barrier
(BPT) - Whether inspired by countless cable shows or the desire to have the perfect kitchen, more Americans are doing their own home improvement projects. Laying hardwood floors, installing plumbing and replacing windows has become another DIY task like changing your oil.Consider these following ti... More >>

Explore the possibilities with cypress
(BPT) - Inspired by popular home-improvement television shows and information-rich social networks, homeowners and savvy design professionals are using natural materials like cypress to transform their creative aspirations into beautifully tangible realities.“Cypress is a versatile wood that ... More >>

Spice up your home with 12 stunning design tips
(BPT) - Ready for a remodel? With a few outdoor style and design ideas, you can upgrade your home and its curb appeal. Here are some tips to spruce up your home, no matter your style preference.1. Get cozy with neutralsNeutrals are safe, but sophisticated. This traditional style home covered in Har... More >>

Top 12 tips for turning holiday cleaning disasters into holiday cheer
(BPT) - The holidays are a happy time of year where you shop till you drop and whip up delicious meals to enjoy with family and friends. But sometimes hosting guests can make it challenging to maintain a clean home. There’s so much to do, yet you still want to enjoy time with your loved ones ... More >>

4 ways to tap into the Nordic décor trend
(BPT) - Minimalist Nordic design is taking over the home décor scene in 2016. Scandinavian-inspired design principles, featuring white, simple color schemes and use of natural materials, provide attractive options for creating a balanced, beautiful home. The Nordic movement, which evoke... More >>

6 easy holiday decor ideas to impress your guests
(BPT) - Whether you’re planning an extravagant party or simply hosting a few family members, the stress of the holiday season can easily become overwhelming. With your busy schedule and full to-do list, the key to successful entertaining is to keep it simple.If you’re like most people, ... More >>

Too soon? 5 reasons why many secretly love rushing the holidays
(BPT) - You roll your eyes when your hometown’s holiday lights go up the day after Halloween, cringe when the mall decks its halls before Thanksgiving and scoff at the neighbors who’ve already begun Christmas shopping. But secretly, you love the early arrival of the holiday season &mdas... More >>

Talking turkey for the Thanksgiving table
(BPT) - Without a doubt the iconic American bird, the turkey, majorly influences all things Thanksgiving, right down to our tabletop décor. It’s a colorful history, nearly as old as the holiday itself.When Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving an official holiday back in 1863, Englis... More >>

4 approachable modern home design ideas
(BPT) - Once limited to simplistic, clean lines and cool color schemes, modern design has evolved to include sleek, minimalistic looks with gentle, warm, organic elements. The new “approachable modern” design schemes emphasize the grace of nature, respect the strength of simplicity and ... More >>

Welcome fall with simple and stylish décor tips that are child friendly
(BPT) - As families prepare and adjust to kids going back to school, play dates, fall festivities and more, it can be a sprint going from one activity to the next. With all that goes on, it is important to still keep safety top of mind.With all of the educational parenting material available today,... More >>

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