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Decorator Review: Susan Ferrier

Decorator Review: Susan Ferrier

Interior designer Susan Ferrier is one of the masterminds that make up the McAlpine Booth & Ferrier decorating firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Although Ferrier was born and raised in New York, she found her home in the deep south when she graduated from design school. Now, she uses the diversity to design stunning homes. Although her projects are managed from ... Read More »

Humidity and Laminate Flooring: What You need to Know

Humidity and Laminate Flooring: What You need to Know

You might already know that water and laminate flooring don’t mix, but what about humidity and laminate flooring? The wood materials in the laminate flooring expand and contract with moisture. Depending on how humid your home is, the flooring could change widths. Too much humidity could impact your floors integrity if it’s not installed correctly. Manufacturers generally recommend that you ... Read More »

Easy DIY Entryway Designs to Warm Up Your Home

Easy DIY Entryway Designs to Warm Up Your Home

Imagine entering a person’s home and it’s completely bare. What would you think? Would you feel welcomed with open arms or a little bit reluctant to walk inside? Entryways are the gateways to your home. They’re the place where people form the first impression of your décor, the ambiance, and (if you’ve just met) you. With easy DIY entryway designs ... Read More »

Decorator Review: Jan Showers

Decorator Review: Jan Showers

Interior designer, Jan Showers has a unique style. It’s glamorous, but it’s never over the top. It’s timely but it also incorporates traditional stylistic appeal. It’s comfortable yet chic. With such a diverse approach to décor, you might wonder where she gets her inspiration. According to her website, she finds it in art, travel, fashion, fine antiques and objects, and ... Read More »

Spring 2015 Flooring Trends: Grey Hues

Spring 2015 Flooring Trends: Grey Hues

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. It also brings new projects, decorating schemes, and décor. This year, there’s one big time decorating trend that has everyone excited – grey flooring. Right now when you’re tucked inside away from the grey weather outdoors, the last thing you can imagine is having grey floors in your home. Yet there’s ... Read More »

Winter Weather Fun: Snow Day DIY Craft Projects

Winter Weather Fun: Snow Day DIY Craft Projects

Are you one of the millions of people snowed in, freezing, and bored out of your mind? It’s days like these that you want to take advantage of being trapped indoors to get some work done around the house. Although a snow day might give you cabin fever, there are a few snow day DIY craft projects to keep you ... Read More »

Decorator Review: Alessandra Branca

Decorator Review: Alessandra Branca

If you’ve ever wanted to marry traditional design elements with everyday luxury, then you’ll want to get to know interior designer Alessandra Branca. Branca was born in Rome. Perhaps it was her historic hometown that taught her the importance of living among art and elegance. Or perhaps it was her upbringing in the Italian city that inspired her to appreciate ... Read More »

Pros and Cons of Loose Lay Vinyl Flooring

Pros and Cons of Loose Lay Vinyl Flooring

When considering a new floor, you’re faced with many options. Do you choose a stone, color, or wood design? Do you pick laminate or vinyl? What kind of underlayment do you need? It’s an overwhelming decision to make. Narrowing your choice to the most innovative and popular types of flooring can help you know what’s going to last you for ... Read More »

How to Design a Killer DIY Man Cave

How to Design a Killer DIY Man Cave

Is there anything better than a mini-escape for the man of the house? If you’re a man, the benefits are obvious. You get an adult playroom with video games, dartboards, tools, adult beverages, and whatever else your heart desires. For the women, having the rest of the house to unwind in makes this designated space in your home equally enticing. ... Read More »

Decorator Review: Thad Hayes

Decorator Review: Thad Hayes

Some interior designers get carried away with their work. They fill rooms to the brim with sculptures, art, and color. When all is said and done, the homeowner is left with a style that’s not quite fitting with their taste. That’s not the case with Thad Hayes. Hayes’ designs have been described by Architectural Digest as, “… wielded restraint so ... Read More »