Home and Garden

This Little Coop is Just Chicky

Driven by the growing interest in farm to table cuisine, many homeowners are turning their backyards into free range habitats for chickens.  From the suburbs to urban city lots, chic little chicken coops are dotting the landscape.  More and more cities are relaxing...

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May is National Pool Safety Month

May is National Pool Safety Month and as pool season kicks into full swing, parents across the country are taking safety precautions to keep their kids safe around water. This topic is so timely and important as most drownings occur when the child was thought to be in...

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All the Best Things to Do When You’re Snowed In

It's that time of year when snowstorms are plenty and staying inside becomes necessary. For many of us we tend to think the time is wasted and there is nothing to accomplish, but here are a list of the best things to do when you are snowed in. Enjoy! Click here to...

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7 Tips to Keep Your Xmas Tree Looking Good Longer

I love real Christmas trees. My home always smells amazing when I have it up and memories of my childhood come rushing back. But keeping your tree looking alive and well throughout the holidays can be a little daunting a times. These tips will surely help keep your...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Raised Surfaces Make Tiles More Interesting

A key word for interesting design has to be texture. As room decor becomes more monochromatic, it is important to add texture to a design wherever possible. Today’s ceramic tiles are available in a range of textures, shapes, formats and sizes. For decades our choices...

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Call This Decorating Trend an Orange Crush

“I’ll have an Orange Crush, please.” This request just has summer written all over it. Nothing tastes as great as an icy-cold, just-out-of-the-cooler orange drink when the sun heats up the sky. While orange is considered a “hot” color, it is really cool and calming....

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White Is Not Just For Summer

I love my white sofa and chairs. Not just during the summer but year around. Every time someone new visits my house they always comment on how much they admire my decorative bravery and always follow up with, “I would love to someday have a white sofa but in my house...

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Strappy Furniture Makes a Room More Interesting

Last year’s shoes featured rows and rows of straps. Well, fashion is always just a step ahead of home décor. So it was a delight to see furniture and home accessories with that same fetching attention to detail at the spring furniture market in High Point last month....

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Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Metals in the Kitchen

Have you ever fallen for a light fixture or range hood but thought you couldn’t have it in your kitchen because it wasn’t the same metal finish as everything else? Rejoice, the finishes don’t have to match. Some of the most spectacular kitchens today are a mix of...

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