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Outdoor Rugs to Ogle this Summer

Summer is officially here – and in the South, that means moving your life and parties outside for the next few months. But it often seems like outdoor spaces are sadly neglected and are sometimes the last things considered in the decorating budget.  Knowing that an area rug can set the...
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Bring on the Bleached Wood!

It takes a special wood species to get me excited…Between house hunting and remodeling, I’ve seen enough “Early American”, “Red Mahogany”, and “Colonial Maple”  to last a lifetime.  But this relatively new trend of “bleached” wood has won my heart.  It’s a great option for floors or case goods and...
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Bathroom Trends 2015

It seems like bathrooms are the number one item on homeowners’ remodeling list this year…and it’s not surprising! According to U.S. News and World Report, a well-done bathroom remodel yields am average return of 62 percent (see article here: http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2012/10/25/renovations-that-yield-the-best-return-o  n-investment).  So given the growing popularity of bathroom remodels in particular, what...
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Ten Best: Widespread Bathroom Faucets

  When you’ve had the privilege to design as many bathrooms as I have over the last few years, you get pretty familiar with all of the plumbing offerings on the market! And even though tile, cabinetry, lighting, and hardware make a huge impact on the overall design, there’s something about a...
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Behind the Scenes

Take a peek at work in progress, action shots, and the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of daily life in the interior design world!...
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Before and After Gallery

Nothing gives the full effect of a remodel like a good ‘before’ pic! Check out the Before and After Gallery here!  ...
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Budget Backsplash

Nine inexpensive, but stylish tile options that will add new life to your kitchen or bathroom backsplash! Blog – Budget Backsplash...
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Anatomy of A Project: McLean Home Office and Library

Ever wonder how a project goes from a Before to an After?  Read how a small, empty room was transformed into a stylish and functional home office and library for a young family in McLean, VA! Blog -Anatomy of A Project McLean Home Office and Library...
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TEN BEST: POWDER ROOM VANITIES

These stylish vanities will put traditional pedestal sinks to shame! Add some quick pizzaz to your small bathroom with one of these fun options… Blog -Powder Room Vanities...
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FIVE UPDATES FOR 12×12 TILE

There’s really nothing worse in the design world than “builder-grade” materials and interiors. And when I think of 12×12 tiles, builder-grade is exactly what comes to mind! But this readily-available, budget-friendly size tile doesn’t HAVE to look boring. Check out the strategies below for ways to jazz up simple square...
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