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Repurposing for Home Decor

Posted on 17 Mar 2015 In: home

Repurposing for Home DecorNews from Mother Earth News:
I feel clever, creative and frugal when I repurpose items to meet my needs in functional home décor. There is a special energy to the repurposing process. Supplies often guide the design, filling it with story and intention, love and care. The project holds the spirit of those who bartered or gifted supplies toward the efforts—in this case, a friend, a relative, and a fish.
I like repurposing because it is resource-conscious: each time I avoid purchasing something from new resources, I’ve made an earth-friendly decision. And it’s [...] Continue Reading…

Home improvement and the economy

Posted on 16 Mar 2015 In: Home Improvement

Home improvement and the economyNews from KIMT 3:

ROCHESTER, Minnesota- The amount of money people are spending on “Do it yourself” projects has increased over the last several years. This can often times be a good indication of the economic times.
Jennifer Marlow of Rose Creek Minnesota says she is no stranger to renovating her home.
“We try to do one improvement a year, and this year is our bathroom,” says Marlow.
According to the United States Census Bureau, and she isn’t the only one giving her powder room a makeover. Each year Americans spend billions of dollars [...] Continue Reading…

Kitchen Design Ideas: 10 Colorful Tips for Kitchens

Posted on 14 Mar 2015 In: home

Kitchen Design Ideas: 10 Colorful Tips for KitchensNews from Realty Today:
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They say that home is where the heart is. And the kitchen, as many of you would agree with, is where most of the pulsating action takes place. It’s one of the busiest corners in the house where families and guests help themselves with great food and some good ol’ tete-a-tete. So, it’s only fitting that we give our trusted kitchen its much-needed facelift from time to [...] Continue Reading…

Starr Design sets the tone for Zoës Kitchen

Posted on 12 Mar 2015 In: home

Starr Design sets the tone for Zoës KitchenNews from The State:
Steve Starr describes the feeling you get when you walk into a Zoës Kitchen restaurant as a mix of “fast casual” and chic with a pinch of Southern hospitality. You might see it in the wallpaper, the dim lights or the soft seating, he said.
Creating that vibe doesn’t just come with a new paint job and furniture.
It’s a deliberate process engineered by Starr Design, Starr’s Charlotte-based firm of 16 interior designers, architects and graphic designers with one mission in mind for their clients: Make [...] Continue Reading…

Re-Do offers multi-faceted home decorating

Posted on 9 Mar 2015 In: home

Re-Do offers multi-faceted home decoratingNews from Seacoastonline.com:

PORTSMOUTH — Susan Iordanou has the perfect idea for your next home décor project and you don’t even know it yet.

As owner of Re-Do of Portsmouth, a multi-faceted home decorating, furniture, reupholstering and window treatment store on Route 1, Iordanou specializes in making your décor dreams come true — no matter how simple or how challenging a project it may be. With 25 years of experience in the retail trade, Iordanou said she’s learned it’s all about giving your customer options.

“I am a one-stop shopping for those seeking [...] Continue Reading…

Small kitchens demand bold choices

Posted on 9 Mar 2015 In: home

Small kitchens demand bold choicesNews from Tribune-Review:
Dealing with a small kitchen involves more than “knocking down walls.”
Julie Ann Metz, designer at Plumber’s Supply in Plum, says she considers that solution in many tight cooking areas, but solutions also can be as simple as changing the direction that doors swing.
Other options include using General Electric’s Micro Kitchens and Kohler’s sinks, which provide work areas in layers.
Many home experts agree that tight kitchens are a common problem in the region, which has lots of older homes.
Expanding the room is the obvious and frequent choice, Metz says. [...] Continue Reading…

The new moody blues of home decor

Posted on 8 Mar 2015 In: home

The new moody blues of home decorNews from Los Angeles Times:
A longtime preppy and beach house standard, nautical navy blue has returned in a huge way, with interior designers splashing it on walls in New York dining rooms and Palm Springs decorator show house bathrooms. For those who’d rather forgo painting and wallpaper, a host of designers are offering moody blue furnishings that add texture to rooms, referencing California denim and the deep indigo of the Japanese shibori folding and dyeing technique.

“Dark blue can have the same strong graphic quality of black but is [...] Continue Reading…

QUIZ: Castro’s home decor — trash or treasure?

Posted on 6 Mar 2015 In: home

QUIZ: Castro’s home decor — trash or treasure?News from MiamiHerald.com:
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Home decor, furnishings store coming to old Kmart in Myrtle BeachNews from MyrtleBeachOnline.com:

A team from Carolina Cool looks around the old Kmart located off Kings Highway between 13th Avenue North and 16th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach on Tuesday. The store is now being revamped to become Carolina Pottery. The pottery store has indoor and outdoor home decor items. There are four stores in the southeast : West Columbia, Cary, N.C., Smithfield, N.C., and Augusta, Ga. The Myrtle Beach store is expected to open in a few months. JANET BLACKMON MORGAN — jblackmon@thesunnews.com |Buy Photo

AA home decor and furnishings store [...] Continue Reading…

GHBA Remodelers Council: Cover fundamentals of kitchen design

Posted on 2 Mar 2015 In: home

GHBA Remodelers Council: Cover fundamentals of kitchen designNews from Chron.com:
The kitchen is now the center of the house, with constant traffic, lots of activity and a strong current of socializing. But it is also a working environment where specific tasks need to be accomplished. The key to great kitchen design is to create a space where you can execute those tasks efficiently while allowing the traffic and conversation to flow. You want to move easily to complete your tasks simply yet have space for others to participate so you are not isolated.
There are well-established [...] Continue Reading…