Cluttered Closet Design Causes Clog

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One of my biggest pet peeves is an overly cluttered hall closet. By “hall closet,” I mean your entryway closet or any spare closet spaces throughout the home. Much like our own personal closets, these tiny, spare spaces tend to become black holes, gathering places for extra items — many of which are unrelated to each other. The vacuum may … Read More

A Column About Interior Columns

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I’d like to focus on an element of the home that often goes unnoticed. This feature does a lot for the home and adds convenience for those who live in it. I’m talking about columns. These structures can function as both interior and exterior, but I’ll pay more attention to interior this time around. Interior columns not only give the … Read More

How to feel the warmth at home

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Finally, the weather is getting below 70 degrees. Here in Texas, we tend to skip the snow and jump right into the ice and brisk winds, so it’s about time to prepare for the winter weather nearly upon us. Window treatment is important, and that includes the curtains and window itself. To keep the heat inside the house, it helps … Read More

Reclaimed Wood Is A Trend Toward Good

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A very common trend right now is rustic-chic. You know, that natural, woodsy look weaved in with modern conveniences. I know I’ve mentioned Millennials’ tendencies to lean toward these natural materials, but it’s not just the younger age groups; I’m noticing it more and more throughout all generations. Reclaimed wood is proving to be a useful, practical and chic design … Read More

The quirky and convenient kitchen

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The holidays are upon us. Who all is coming to visit? And just how full will your kitchen be? I’ve been thinking over ways to make the kitchen an easier place to be during this hectic time, and most of my ideas were basic. So, then I changed gears and thought, “What are some fun, quirky but practical ways to … Read More

Stuff the turkey and yourself, not your dining room design

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The holidays are back; after Halloween, they sort of hit like dominoes. During this time of year, almost every single room in the house is equally important. Having enough bathrooms and bedrooms for guests, a comfortable living room for entertaining, a spacious and functional kitchen and lastly, a dining room where everyone can gather to inhale substantial amounts of food … Read More

Millennials: big generation living in small spaces

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It’s interesting how each generation has its own set of characteristics, especially regarding major life decisions. Recently, I focused on what Baby Boomers look for in homes, and now I’d like to look at another generation: Millennials. This age group includes young adults born between 1980 and the early 2000s. Characterized by student loan debt, the recession and the constant … Read More

Metal can take the heat and keep ‘cool’

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This week, I’d like to talk about a versatile material that might be worth the investment: metal. Though this all-purpose commodity can be a bit pricey, it could be an appropriate leap, as it’s not only durable, easy to clean and functional, but it can take on just about any design taste. Over time, metal has gone from an accent … Read More

Baby Boomers know what they want

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We’re seeing some trends in homebuilding and remodeling regarding the famous generation called Baby Boomers. It’s interesting to see the trends this group is leaning toward, and I’d like to shed some light on those. Baby Boomers seem to either be “aging in place” or downsizing. As many are now empty-nesters with kids off to school or moving out, they … Read More

Halloween brings out creative themes for your home

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Halloween gets us into the spirit of themes, or at least it gets us thinking creatively. While we’re dressing up the yard and picking out costumes, how about we take it a step further and spice up the kids’ rooms? Before doing a bedroom makeover, take your child into account. Ask about what they love, their favorite colors or even … Read More