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Tips and Advice

Romantic Getaway

By: Karen E

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It’s the time of year for love and romance.  With Valentine’s Day comes dreams of romantic getaways, and exotic vacations.  Unfortunately, most of us can not drop everything mid-February and take such trips.  The next best thing is a fresh makeover for your bedroom, and you can bring your dream vacation to your room!

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Tips and Advice

Florals – I think not….

By: Anthony008_p92_012

 

Have you ever gone shopping for blinds with your significant other? I haven’t had that privilege yet. But, as a design consultant, I’ve seen a lot of debates over window treatments. One of the biggest is over floral patterns. I don’t understand why people are so obsessed with floral patterns. When I think of florals, they remind me of my grandma’s house. My grandma’s couch, lampshades, area rug, throw pillows, and wallpaper were all different floral prints. I think they are old fashioned, and don’t even get me started on the colors they usually come in. I remember seeing them in avocado green prints with off-white backgrounds, not flattering to any room they were put in.

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When in Rome Do What The Romans Do

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By: Aisha

My parents recently moved to a retirement home and left the house to me, so I decided to redecorate the entire thing.The home is an old Victorian. All the rooms have crown molding and all the walls are painted in neutral beige colors to add softness to the rooms. The floors are all hard wood golden oak. Each room has a set of french doors. The room in particular that I have just finished renovating was our sun room. It’s a grand room with an open floor concept. It actually attaches from the main living room and then leads to an outdoor garden. The garden has a magnificent water fountain, koi pond, and multiple flower beds of roses. The flooring in the sun room is a grey marble and the walls are a stark white. There are five windows that overlook to the garden area.

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