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When I moved into my home about 6 years ago, the kitchen was my least favorite room in the house. It was outdated and not my style. That being said I did make a few kitchen updates to make it livable (for me at least). I painted my cabinets SW Pure White, bought matte black hardware, updated the ...
The home I grew up in only had one bathroom. We were a family of 5 all sharing one bathroom. Needless to say, there was a ton of waiting and fighting to get a chance to get in the bathroom. Now that I am grown and have a home of my own I still only have one bathroom in my home. However, the situa...
I was chatting with a friend the other day and she asked me what paint colors are the most popular among my clients. I didn't have to stop and think about that question, it was an easy answer, Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. Then of course she asked me why that color was so popular. I told her t...
I have come to the realization that I have a problem. As of recently, I can't stop shopping for area rugs online. I don't know what it is, but I find myself always searching for new ones. Now, I do have to say that I do often look around for new ones however, I hold myself back (most of the time)...
Believe it or not but not all white paint colors are created equally. Sounds crazy, I know! But, white paint colors fall into different categories, including warm whites, cool whites, and true whites. Warmer whites shades tend to have some yellow in them which is what gives them that warmer feel....
Can you believe we are already well into August? These 2020 months have been flying by. That's not to say things haven't been getting accomplished. If you are anything like me, you have been tackling and checking things off your to-do list. Many home projects have been completed (all DIY)and I'm ...
If you are anything like me you have always dreamt of having an amazing and beautiful kitchen. Now, if you are also like me, you don't have the time or budget to take on a complete kitchen renovation. Let's be real, it would be amazing to have a brand new sparkling kitchen but if it's not in the ...
Like many people, I have been working out of my home office recently. And after spending so much time in the space I realized it can use a few updates. Now, since I can't run out to buy new furniture and accessories, I decided that the best way to update my office was to work with what I already ...
Recently, I have been having several customers request cool gray paint colors that have more of a blue undertone and look to them. This is great because there are so many amazingly beautiful blue-ish paint colors available. In the world of greiges being used everywhere, these blue paint color req...
The other day while I was helping my client pick a paint color I realized how there is a constant battle of the grays happening. What I mean by this is what I consider to be the best gray may not be what you consider to be the best gray. Each person perceives color differently. So when you may th...

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