Feng Shui

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Exploring the Ancient Art of Home Design Feng shui, meaning “the way of wind and water,” is a Taoist philosophy for arranging objects and buildings to achieve harmony in an environment. There are traditional and Western schools of feng shui with varying practices, but whatever approach you choose assures a design process imbued with mindfulness. […]

How to Winterize Your Home

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15 Ways to Make Sure Your Home is Ready for the Winter Season With seemingly shorter days and a growing list of social obligations, winter can feel pretty busy. The last thing you want to think about is a long list of home maintenance tasks. But carving out some time early in the season to […]

Wood Stains Explained

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Against the Grain Whether you’re looking to add more skills to your decorating arsenal or you’re setting out on your first furniture flip, understanding the different wood stains can be a little overwhelming. We’re here to help! Read on for a basic guide about when – and when not to – use some of the […]

Caring for Cast Iron

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Cast iron skillets are sturdy cookware that can last a lifetime with proper upkeep. However, concerns about its complicated care process often keep people from making the swap to cast iron. Using and cleaning cast iron may look a little different than with other cookware, but it’s well worth the investment and much simpler than […]

Tips for Shopping for Window Treatments

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Curtains, Shades, and Blinds. Oh My! From selecting shades to budgeting for blinds, the world of window treatments can be a daunting place. Window treatments not only help drive home your personal style and pull a room together, but they also have greater implications when it comes to privacy, safety, and cleaning. Here, we’ve outlined […]

Spring Into Cleaning

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Spring is synonymous with fresh starts. Warmer weather ushers in a whole host of new traditions and tasks, and one that has been at the forefront for centuries is the notion of spring cleaning. While there are certain tasks such as dusting or vacuuming that should be done with much more regularity, others tend to […]

4 Ways to Redecorate Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

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Whether it’s changing seasons, the start of a new year, or simply the evolution of personal taste, revamping your spaces can have a major impact on how you feel. From creating cozy corners perfect for reading to flooding a room with color and energy, it can be overwhelming – not to mention expensive! – to […]

Leather Care Basics

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The Ultimate Guide To Helping Your Leather Last a Lifetime The benefits of quality leather can’t be overstated – it’s durable, environmentally friendly, and stands the test of time in terms of style and lifespan. And while purchasing that gorgeous leather handbag may make a dent in your bank account, this is one investment you can feel […]

13 Ways to Prepare Your House for the Winter

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Winterizing Your Home Winter’s coming….and will do so every year. So here’s a list of ways to prepare your house for the weather that comes with winter. 1. Inspect your heating and air system. Change your filters, and then give the heat a test run. It’s not a bad idea to have a professional examine […]

Do’s & Don’ts of Fire Safety

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Follow these clear-cut dos and don’ts to stay safe all year long! The guidelines for how to manage your risk of becoming a victim of a residential fire aren’t just a bunch of smoke! While staying safe all year long is a priority, the fall and winter months present an increased risk of structural fires. […]

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