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Best Plants to Choose for a High-End Look

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Best Plants to Choose for a High-End Look

Landscaping your yard can be a huge task. Especially if you don't know the right plants to get just the look you want. We are here to help, we took a preverbal walk through the mature, tree lined streets of Pinterest and picked out our favorite landscapes and plants that will go a long way to adding charm to any yard.

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How to Decorate with Floral Fabrics

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How to Decorate with Floral Fabrics

Decorating with floral fabrics is a great way to add life, color and excitement to a room, and you don't have to be afraid of florals. They used to look so old-fashioned and some styles just scream 1980's, but the good news is, there are so many floral patterns out there today that are contemporary and fresh. Florals are no longer reserved for country cottages or your grandmother's sofa. But there are a few rules you need to keep in mind. when decorating with floral prints.

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How To Perk Up Your Porch

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How To Perk Up Your Porch

It’s time to get porches, patios and front door stoops ready for outdoor living! Now’s the time to do little things to an outside space to make it a fabulous outdoor living area. With these simple tips you'll have a clean and well decorated area to enjoy the upcoming summer. 

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Anatomy of a Bed

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Anatomy of a Bed

Have you ever opened a Pottery Barn catalog and just lusted over the spaces, especially the perfectly put-together beds? You aren't the only ones. If you crave a beautifully made bed, but just aren't sure how to pull it all together, here is a simple ‘recipe’ to help you make your own bed as pretty as a designer bed. Keep in mind that there are no rules when it comes to outfitting your bed, and the possibilities are endless. The following are just general guidelines to help get you started. 

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Trendy vs. Classic: Window Treatments

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Trendy vs. Classic: Window Treatments

In the second installment of our series “Trendy vs Classic” we want to show you examples of trendy styles, while offering a classic take on the same design elements. This kind of thinking is great for home owners on a budget who are looking years into the future, and want to select timeless pieces for their home.  

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Spring Fling: De-cluttering your space

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Spring Fling: De-cluttering your space

To continue our “Spring Fling” series we wanted to elaborate more on de-cluttering your spaces. This step and deep cleaning really go hand in hand. We find it’s much easier to deep clean as you are de-cluttering, when you remove items you have less things to clean, right? 

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Spring Fling: Natural Cleaning Recipes

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Spring Fling: Natural Cleaning Recipes

It was the first day of spring last week, and although the weather was a bit crazy all around the country it was gorgeous here! Which got us thinking about spring cleaning, and pulling out all of our spring/summer clothes.  We love this time of year, it’s so refreshing to give your home a good deep clean- go through toys, clothes, and closets and get organized. We decided to put together a little series we are calling our “Spring Fling,” we are going to devote the month of April to refreshing your home with tips on cleaning, simplifying, and organizing. 

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Spring Florals for Each Room

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Spring Florals for Each Room

Adding flowers to your home in the spring is a great way to freshen up your space. We love the look that a fresh bouquet gives a room. Flowers are really the best accessory- they add color, and can be used in pretty much every room to liven things up. Here's our roundup of the best flowers to use in each space in your home.

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How to Select the Right Backsplash

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How to Select the Right Backsplash

When it comes to designing a kitchen, a backsplash is one area where you can have some fun. While the cabinets tend to be a practical choice and the countertops a question of utility, a backsplash finishes off a kitchen's look. Here's what you might think about before adding wow to your walls. With lots of tile and backsplash options, consider which material will fit your needs. Ask yourself what is more important in your space, form or function?

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Bigger Isn't Always Better

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Bigger Isn't Always Better

Have you ever had this happen? Someone is talking about a new house a friend purchased or built. The quality of the house or success of the individual is represented by the size of the house. Comments like "It's so big!" can easily be mistaken for "It's so nice!" And perhaps given the chance to go see the house you discover it is big. So BIG in fact the family did not have the budget to add any detail to the home, let alone fully furnish the space...

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