Month: November 2015

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving is only three days away and if you’re like me, decorating hasn’t even entered your mind until today. Who really has the time with all that cooking? Luckily I was able to find a pretty creative DIY post on to help me get my home ready for the holiday. View the full post here: 15 Totally Easy Last Minute Thanksgiving...

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Blurring The Lines

As homes become smaller, architects and designers are finding ways to blur the lines between the interior spaces and the outdoor living areas. Assisting in this design process are newly developed materials that allow traditional walls to be replaced with large sheets of glass or window walls and flooring materials that perform beautifully inside and out. Soft, geometric designs stenciled onto the surface of wide, wood grained porcelain planks add interest and style to Lea Ceramics new Bio Lumber, Lodge Greige tiles. At this year’s Cersaie trade show in Bologna, Italy ceramic tile manufactures presented thousands of alternatives to...

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Truth Bomb: I have ALWAYS struggled with my weight. Sometimes I think that my brain signals may be messed up. When I am bored, I think that I am hungry and eat. When I am excited, I eat really fast. Anxious or bummed out, well that’s a foodie code-red situation that is best remedied by hiding all the snacks in the trunk of my car. When I turned 50 years old, I developed a rare case of super strength willpower. It was as if my commitment switch got flipped on. I dedicated myself to turning my flab into fab....

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Color Splash

I’m ready for some color. We’ve been locked in this neutral world of gray, cream and taupe far too long. It’s time to break out the paint rollers, do a little furniture shopping and head to the art galleries. Adding color is affordable and can be rendered in large or small doses. Jackie Jordan, color marketing director of Sherwin-Williams was in Charlotte last week to present the 2016 Colormix palate. An accomplished speaker and well respected color expert, Jackie never fails to inspire you to pick up a gallon of paint on your way home and totally transform your...

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Fall Market Trends

Twice a year more than 75,000 designers, architects and home furnishing retailers descend on the sleepily little town of High Point, North Carolina. They come to discover the latest trends in home décor, buy for their retail stores and furnish client’s homes. This “for the trade” only event is a not to be missed event. If you can’t find it in High Point, it probably doesn’t exist. This is not a show for sissies. With over 180 buildings and 11.5 million square feet of show space to explore you need to come prepared to do a lot of walking....

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Meet Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. read more

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