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Back to School Organization Ideas

With school back in session kitchen tables everywhere are being used and abused. Did you know that in the past 20 years family dinners have declined by, like, 30 percent?

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Deck Tips

Refinishing decks can sometimes be a challenge. It seems like every year the deck surface needs to be done, and for the most part, it does. I know, frustrating! The problem is this: the painter cannot paint the entire board. He or she only can paint the top or whatever is showing of the board, not the board in its entirety.

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Our 10 Favorite Kitchen Paint Colors by Sherwin Williams

For some of us, it feels like we spend more time in the kitchen than in any other room of the house. Prepping and cooking meals and snacks, cleaning up after the slew of family members who trample in and out. If your kids are like ours, then they probably do their homework at the kitchen table with a plate of something next to them. And guests automatically gather there.

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Chalkboard Wall: 14 Ways to Fall In Love

Chalkboard walls. Most people either love them or hate them, and we love them. They're a keeper of lists, inspiration for creativity and hip design. We find ourselves obsessing over lettering styles and debating with our closest friends over whether or not pastel or neon chalks are as classy as white.

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7 Most-Usable Top Paint Colors by Sherwin Williams

One of our favorite parts of providing professional paint services is helping our clients pick the perfect hue for their projects. There's nothing more satisfying than seeing how each new color transforms their home!

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What Colors Does Gold Go With? 9 Colors to go with Gold in Home Design

Metallics are a trend that most everybody in the design world wants to get their hands on, but how do you incorporate it into home design? An all-gold room would look a little to Midas for most tastes, but pairing the lovely shimmery color with some other bright or bold choice can make it really pop.

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20 Most Drool-Worthy Nursery Design Ideas

We know we're not the only ones with this embarrassing guilty pleasure: we LOVE gawking at nurseries on Pinterest, even if there's not a baby on the way! We know we're not the only ones because, well, we follow folks like you on our Pinterest account and see some of you doing the same thing!

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Ampersand Design - 20 reasons you should have an & in your home decor

If you've been making the rounds on the interior design blogosphere lately (like we have), then you have almost certainly run into some magnificent ampersand design decor pieces. It didn't take more than a glance for us to get excited about this latest decor trend, which means, of course, that we had to do some digging and put together an inspirational blog for our readers about this fabulous symbol.

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What's the deal with houndstooth home decor?

Houndstooth. Some say it is chevron's classier older sister. Some say it was invented by a past coach of the Crimson Tide. But most agree that it's a design trend to keep an eye on.

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Spin Cycle - 20 Best Laundry Room Paint Colors

We've noticed that a lot of blogs about laundry room paint colors tout something like "This paint color will make you actually want to do laundry". We're not going to pretend that any of these paint colors will magically make you enjoy doing laundry, but we will say that we believe they'll at least make you enjoy the laundry room a little bit more. Or at least dislike it a little bit less.

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