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Last weekend I took out my grill and gave it a good cleaning. The snow is almost melted and I’m ready to set the table and enjoy some outdoor time. I quickly realized that I ...Continue reading
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The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Today, it has become an annual event commemorated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental awareness. To honor this celebration and to promote … Continue reading


A few weeks ago a reader, Anastasia, wrote in asking for some design help for her living room. She said, “My living room completely lacks personality. Other than a couple of paintings and family photos, … Continue reading


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It’s confession time. I’ve done the “worst” thing a decorator can do: I hung a mirror without a view. That’s a no-no according to advice from many designers. Interior designer Vanessa Deleon, host of “Your … Continue reading

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be showcasing the results of our first-ever HomeGoods Blogger Design Challenge. See how Susan found the perfect, playful mix of form and function with her entryway. Fess up, who … Continue reading


Sometimes even a well appointed, beautiful hotel room can use a little bit of something to make it feel more like home. A few months ago, I had a fun opportunity to decorate a hotel … Continue reading

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be showcasing the results of our first-ever HomeGoods Blogger Design Challenge. See how Deb added a little Farmhouse Glam to her dining room. Give the bloggers a design challenge … Continue reading


Last week I shared 7 steps to making over a living room, and this week I want to show you how we pulled our living room together. We’ve been working away at this room for about … Continue reading

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If you own a porch, patio or balcony, you’ll definitely love to get inspired with these outdoor decoration ideas. They are all filled with colors and beautiful accents that will make your area an instant … Continue reading

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Do you have spaces that seem a little drab and boring? Does your traditional decor look stuffy and predictable? Are your rooms just not exciting or interesting? You may need a dose of abstract art … Continue reading


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This is my living room and how it was “staged” when our home was on the market. The stager did their job well (as did the photographer), because I’m sure you are thinking (as we … Continue reading