Outdoors and On-Trend

An inviting outdoor living space makes time spent in the fresh air even more appealing. Whether you’re supervising kids playing in the yard, enjoying dinner on the patio or talking with friends late into the night, you want a space that’s both attractive and comfortable. Consider these trending designs for outdoor furnishings. Pastel colors: These soft,…

Make the Most of Your Home Gym

Due to gym closures and social distancing, many people have come to enjoy the convenience of working out at home. If you’ve recently acquired new exercise equipment, consider these tips to help you maximize your home gym. Choose your location wisely. If possible, set up your gym in an area of your home where you’ll actually…

Interior Design Trends to Watch

With a new decade comes a refresh in home decor. Check out some of the trends designers predict will gain traction this year. Color in kitchens: While white cabinets remain timeless, designers are warming up all-white kitchens by adding wood accents, colorful tile, and navy or black cabinets. Wood or steel range hoods: Move over microwaves –…

Create a Comfy & Cozy Reading Nook

With a little planning, you can create a space in your home that cultivates more reading, rest and imaginative thought. Try these three suggestions for designing the ideal reading nook. Pick a strategic location. Take stock of areas in your home that can comfortably house a chair, end table and lamp. If you have the…

Trending Paint Colors for 2020

Each year, various paint companies release their official “color of the year,” following the trend started by Pantone 20 years ago. Here are a few of the notable paint colors for 2020, plus ways to incorporate them into your home. Sherwin-Williams: NavalFor the start of a new decade, Sherwin-Williams selected a deep, calming navy blue…

Top tips for buying furniture

When it’s time to update your furniture, follow these simple tips and you won’t be disappointed. Comfort is key. In addition to finding the right style, make sure your furniture selections are comfortable and functional for all the members of your household. Try to find pieces made with high-quality materials to ensure a longer lifespan….

Choosing decor that’s timeless vs. trendy

When redesigning your home, it can be challenging to choose between on-trend decor versus timeless pieces that won’t go out of style in a year or two. How can you plan a design that’s stylish but won’t send you back to the drawing board too soon? First, recognize that your tastes may change over the…

Popular home lighting trends

Light fixtures are an easy way to make a statement in your home design. As a relatively inexpensive update, they are a great choice for refreshing a room on a tight budget as well as a safe way to try out new trends. Here are some current lighting styles to inspire your space: The new…

Warm, Cozy, and Valuable

It’s hard to deny the charm of gathering around warm, flickering flames to read a book or share stories with your family. Fireplaces tend to evoke an emotional response from buyers and most people are willing to pay more to get one. According to a survey from AngiesList.com, approximately 25 percent of home buyers said they…

5 Ways to use Pantone’s Color of the Year

For the past 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced interior design, fashion and other creative industries. This year’s color is called Living Coral, an orange-pink hue that symbolizes optimism and lightheartedness.  Try one of these ideas for using Living Coral in your home:  Paint your front door. Experts say a colorful door boosts…