October 2021

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Welcome Home: Keep Your Winter Mess at Bay in Your Entry-Way

The entry to your home needs to do double-duty corralling outerwear and other gear in some semblance of order while warmly welcoming people into your home. This is especially true in the winter months when boots, coats, gloves, hats, shovels, possibly a sled or two, ski boots, and other winter activity paraphernalia need to be …

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Lighten Up the Farmhouse: 10 Tips for Choosing the Right Lighting for Your Home

Canned lighting was pretty popular about 10-15 years ago, and people are, for some God-forsaken reason, still adding it to their homes. Sadly, my home has canned lights in almost every room. It has to be the worst of all lighting options for creating a serene, comfortable ambiance in your home. It makes you look …

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Let’s Arrange It: Tips for Laying Out Furniture in the Living Room

When designing a room, the first thing I do is lay out and arrange the furniture. This comes before curtains, before artwork, before rugs. Furniture placement is paramount, and if you do it right, you’ll reap the rewards of a pleasing, comfortable space to come home to at the end of the day. Today we’re …

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15 Creative Storage Solutions for Every Room in the Home

Storage in farmhouses can get tricky. This is mainly because people who own or live in farmhouses prefer a less modern, less practical, more vintage feel to their furniture. But antique and vintage furniture is usually small and not designed with our modern storage requirements in mind. Authentic original farmhouses were rarely grandiose, and the …

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