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Decorating Ideas with Plates

China or pottery plates are not only fun to collect, they make beautiful displays that give individuality to your home. Whether you collect souvenir plates that reflect your travels, or you are saving your grandmother’s china pattern, or you enjoy certain styles and periods such as Majolica, your plate collection can be showcased in a

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Painting for Resale in 2010

Bold 80’s colors are returning, but they make a statement toward elegance and sophistication with pink and aqua to pop black, white and grey. But those may not be the best choices for sellers who want to depersonalize their homes. Today’s buyer wants tasteful, not showy hues. They don’t want their homes to seem frivolous.

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The Craftsman Bungalow

Older neighborhoods often feature bungalows – small homes that are full of charm. Among the most popular is the Craftsman bungalow, designs that celebrate the wood, stone, iron, ceramic and glass craftsmen of the early 1900s to about 1930. 

Inspired by the British arts and crafts movement of the late 1800s, California architects Charles Sumner

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The Power Of Color

Create

Create

a winning color palette for your home with advice from the experts in our color makeover video series.

Learn

 

Learn

how simple color combinations evoke certain moods, and make your home more memorable.

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…  the videos for tips and techniques from the world renowned color experts at Pantone, the global authority

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The Low Down on Down Bedding

Is there any other textile for the bed or bath that feels more luxurious than down bedding?

There are many reasons you may want to choose down for your new bedding. It’s lightweight, warm and fluffy, with a unique breathability that has yet to be equaled by synthetic fibers. Explains the Down Association of Canada, 

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Southwest Style

Southwest style is more than a passing celebration of Native America, it’s about the appreciation of wide open spaces, stark desert beauty, and the lifestyles of pioneers as well as indigenous peoples.

For those living in the desert, southwest, or western areas, Southwest style is a classic blend of native, Mexican Indian, wild west and

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Has Your Home Got the Blues?

What’s the coolest new color in homes? Blue.

If that sounds like a breath of fresh air, you may be ready to break away from the warm tone trends, and try something new.

Most people like some shade or tint of blue, but you may feel out of practice. Your color sense can be stiff

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Which Wallpaper to Choose?

Wallpapers haven’t had their day since the grasscloth era of the 1970s, and papers with complementing borders in the 1980s. Instead, interiors have showcased faux finishes, textured walls and even textured paints, courtesy of designers like Ralph Lauren.

However, fashions change, and what was old is new again. Wallpaper is back.

Designers are revisiting wallpapers to

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Make Small Living Spaces Inviting

Do you wish your home were bigger? If you do, you’re not alone. The National Association of REALTORS® says the desire for more space is the most commonly reported reason among homebuyers between the ages of 25 and 44, as well as repeat home buyers.

Not every home owner can afford to live large, but

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