Jan 11 2019

Q&A – What kind of paint do you use?

I get asked questions all the time. Whether they are customers or people interested in starting a business, they come flying in on a daily basis. I am starting a Q&A series on Fridays to hopefully help as much as I can. If you have any questions that you would like addressed, please let us know! We rely on those that have gone before us to give us advice and answer our questions and we are here to pass it...

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May 25 2018

How to decorate when you have kids

I have been getting asked a lot lately on how I decorate our house while having two little boys. In my opinion, decorating while having kids is all about balance. I don’t think you need to sacrifice style because you have kids, but I do think that you should make decisions based on them at the same time. I have had so many people come into our store and say I will decorate the house when my kids go to college and...

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Sep 16 2016

Wall Decor: How to Fill the Empty Voids

When you are setting up a home or room, one of the choices that can feel the most daunting is what to put on the walls. Not just any old thing will do. It has to be the right size, have meaning or purpose, and fit your budget. Art from Target or World Market can feel impersonal and ordinary. Beautiful large canvas works can blow your budget for the whole room...

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Jun 29 2016

Adding a Kitchen Backsplash! Frustrations + Tutorial

Since we have painted our cabinets and LOVE them we decided it was time to add a backsplash. We wanted to do something that looked clean, went well with our kitchen and was inexpensive. We found exactly what we were looking for at Menards! We found some glass mosaic tile for under $2.50 a sheet. If you have ever shopped for tile you know it typically ranges between $10-$12 if you go to the big box stores like Lowes, Home Depot or Menards....

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Jun 23 2016

4 Questions to Ask When Buying Furniture

When you go furniture shopping, it's important to consider function as much as aesthetic. Here are some good questions to ask yourself when looking for the perfect piece for your needs. What types of things am I going to be storing in this piece? Are you going to be putting a cable box inside the piece? If so, it's best to measure the box to know how large a shelf you need for it. You can actually store cable boxes behind doors or drawers by...

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Jun 15 2016

How to Style Any Piece of Furniture Like a Pro

Every room and every piece of furniture will require different styling, but there are a few go-to ideas and positioning tricks to make the most of the open surfaces in your home. The tops of dressers, buffets, and end tables are the perfect canvas to display precious treasures, tell stories, and increase the functionality of a room. Bedside Tables When choosing items to display on an end table, it's important to consider the visual weight of the furniture. For a small, skinny, leggy table, this...

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Jun 01 2016

How to Refresh Your Home for Summer

After a long winter, if you're like us, you might be feeling a little restless with your home decor. You may have seen the bathroom and bedroom makeovers in my home lately! The outdoor colors are changing, things are blooming, so why should your home stay the same? No need for a whole rehaul, here are some simple and cheap ways to give your home a little spruce for summer. (Image from My Domaine) Dining Refresh Adding some textiles to your dining area is...

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May 25 2016

How to Build a Digital Inspiration Board for Your Next Project

Sometimes you just need to see what all the pieces in a room will look like together. I am in the middle of a bathroom redesign, and it was helpful to have all my ideas together on the same page, arranged where I wanted them. Pinterest can achieve a similar objective, but if you want to have a little more control of scale and proximity when planning out a design project, we thought we’d walk you through how to make...

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