Happy Thanksgiving! From Our Table To Yours

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " holiday "

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Thanksgiving is just a few days away and we can hardly wait! Every year around this time we like to share a few of our favorite recipes with you. This time we have a few for sides and soups for your Thanksgiving feast. If you are looking for a new recipe, give one or more of these a try.


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Introducing 2018's Paint Colors of the Year

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Color Of The Year, Color Trends, interior decorating, paint, paint colors "

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It seems fitting that experts make their selections for the annual color of the year in fall. Simply step outside your door and beautiful ambers, cinnamons, mangos, and mossy greens surround you; you can’t help but be inspired. Fashion and decorating enthusiasts anxiously await the announcement of the color of the year and this year, the selections don’t disappoint.  The winners for 2018 are all over the rainbow!  Often there are some similarities between at least two of the top picks, but not this time.


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Multifunctional Spaces Done Right

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Decorating, multifunctional rooms, multifunctional spaces "

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There was a time when a family’s home had distinct living spaces for each single activity they might engage in: dining, watching TV, working, or playing.  I’m sure that you have noticed, as we have, that things have changed. New home floor plans, as well as remodeled homes, have evolved in recent decades to include open living spaces, which creates the need to think more strategically about decorating. ​


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How to Sell Your Home Fast

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Bathroom remodel, Kitchen remodel, Staging "

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Have you been thinking about putting your home on the market?  Summer is a great time to get your home ready for sale.  With the children out of school, schedules become a little less hectic and the warmer weather allows us to venture outdoors for meals and other activities. There’s always some preparation that goes into getting ready to list your home, but to get the very best price and to sell it quickly, there are two things you must do.​


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Do Your Bedrooms Need Sprucing Up?

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Bedroom Decor "

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Of all the rooms in your house, you probably spend the most time in your bedroom. That’s why it’s nice to have a bedroom that reflects your personality and provides a welcoming and tranquil space.  But for so many of us, bedrooms are the last place we decorate, simply because no one else is going to see it.  How do your bedrooms look? Perhaps your furnishings need to be replaced, the window treatments are outdated, or the walls are bare.  Does this sound familiar?​


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Is Your Home Ready for the Summer Season

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Decorating "

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Summer Gatherings: Graduations, Bridal Showers, Neighborhood Parties - Oh My!    No Wait!  My house isn't ready!  We couldn't be more excited to welcome the spring and summer seasons. One of things we look forward to the most is all the fun summer gatherings that come along with it. This is the time of year we hear from a lot of clients who need a little help getting ready for the summer. And to be honest, we too get busy readying our house for parties and events we are hosting. Is your home ready or do you feel it could use some sprucing up?    Here are just a few things……

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These are a few of our favorite sweet things…Part 2

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " holiday, Lifestyle "

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Happy holidays from our kitchen to yours! Who doesn’t love a delicious plate of fresh baked cookies or muffins from the oven? Whether you are baking for Santa, your family or friends, or for a seasonal cookie swap we bet you have some favorites. 


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Welcome to Our Virtual Holiday Open House

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Decorating, holiday, Lifestyle "

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Garland, trees, twinkling lights, stockings, candles, and poinsettias.  All of these things (and more) make homes festive and inviting during the holiday season.  And you might guess that as decorators, we really get into prepping our homes for the season.


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Purple Reigns in 2017

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Color Trends, Decorating, Interior Design "

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It’s that time again when color experts are announcing their top color selections for the coming year.  Earlier this Fall, we reported Sherwin William’s pick of Poised Taupe a combination of earthy brown and conservative gray. Recently we learned that Benjamin Moore and PPG Pittsburg Paints both chose shades of purple for their Color of the Year, Shadow and Violet Verbena respectively. The two are very different, though both firms noted their decision was based on their hue’s ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Benjamin Moore’s Shadow is a rich amethyst with the ability to reinforce shadow and light.  When……

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Move Over Gray, There's a New Taupe in Town

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Color, Decorating, Interior Design "

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We always enjoy following the predictions for color of the year and there are a few authorities on the subject who start announcing their winners in the fall.  For 2017, Sherwin Williams has selected Poised Taupe as their trend setting shade, a marriage between an earthy brown and a conservative gray.  For years gray has been a staple in interior decorating, and we still love it, but we are happy to see something with a warmer tone to use for a rich, neutral backdrop.   Color experts take their cues from a variety of sources before making their choice including fashion, the economic environment,……

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