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Home & Design: Crystal Chandelier Fan

As a first-time homeowner, I have a lot of interior design dreams. Replace the carpet with hardwood floor! Gut the guest bathroom and reconfigure the layout! Enclose the patio with in a French greenhouse design! So many dreams, so little money. So instead, I am focusing on the smallest changes with the most impact. And one small change that can completely transform a room is the lighting. With the help of my lovely friends at Parrot Uncle, I am adding a bit of icing on top of my master bedroom cake with their gorgeous Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Fan. Like any …

Interview with a Designer: Modern New England Cottage

Interview with a Designer: Modern New England Cottage

Guest Contributor: Photographer Heidi Kirn Photographer Heidi Kirn breaks down the design details during her interview with this beautiful home’s interior designer… Q: How would you describe the vibe of the space? A: Traditional New England Cottage with a splash of modern industrial glam. Q:  What was your inspiration for this room?          A:  We drew our inspiration for the look and feel of this renovation from the existing coziness of the original cottage. In integrating these new rooms it was important that they felt as if they had always existed—while adding modernity, flow, light and space …

Whimsical Backyard Fairyland

Whimsical Backyard Fairyland

Guest Contributor: Brandy Angel Brandy is the talented photographer behind Brandy Angel Photography. Today she gives us an exclusive look at a client’s backyard oasis. Debra has worked so hard to create a peaceful oasis for herself and her family. As well as a beautiful place to allow her granddaughter to play and use her imagination. She managed to design a space for all of that and a place to entertain friends and family effortlessly.  The inspiration for the yard design and playhouse was taken from the overgrown, woodsy look it already had when they bought their home. It was …

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Tips On Creating The Ideal Sleep Environment

Photo by Rhema Kallianpur on Unsplash There are all kinds of reasons as to why getting a good night’s sleep is important in our lives. From improved health to better concentration, you can see some of the benefits of sleep here. But if you struggle to sleep well at night, there are some active steps you can take. You might cut down on your caffeine intake, for example, and you might eat sleep-friendly foods in place of anything too heavy for your late night snack. Another way to improve your chances of a good night’s sleep is to create a more relaxing bedroom …

Home & Design: Georgia Farmhouse

Home & Design: Georgia Farmhouse

Guest Writer: Shayna Chapman A southern creative from Georgia and owner of S. Chapman Designs. Visit her website here. This farmhouse built in 1910 is probably one of my favorite interior design projects to date! The home located on a farm in west Georgia and sits quietly between cow fields and Georgia pines. I always love old homes- after all, I grew up in one that was over 100 years old that my parents renovated and made their own, so when I was asked to design this one, I was jubilant! When I first saw this home in January of …

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5 Causes Of Mold In Your Home

This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. Mold is a fungus founds in many homes that commonly thrives in damp conditions. As well as being unsightly, mold can be dangerous if left unattended – it has been linked with many respiratory diseases including conditions as serious as legionnaires. Mold can usually be wiped away quite easily, however it will return if you don’t get to the root cause. Here are just a few possible causes of mold in the home to look out for. External leaks Leaking water can often result in damp, which can …

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Make Your Home Fun For The Whole Family

Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. You want your home to be a place where your family can relax, grow, and recover the energy they need to take on the outside world, sure, but that’s something else your home should be, too. Fun. If you make the effort to make your property a place that’s fun for the whole family, then you’ll be able to create many a happy family, on both an individual and collective level. But how do you go about doing this? We take a look at a …

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Should You Make Upgrades To Your Home When You’re Planning To Move?

This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. Many homeowners find themselves facing a tough conundrum when considering whether to make upgrades to their home: They very much want the upgrades, and feel that their home will be significantly improved by renovation work, but… … they are planning to sell their home in the relatively near future. If you experience this problem for yourself, you’ll likely find yourself trapped between two thoughts in particular. On the one hand, you could make your preferred upgrades, allowing you to enjoy the property until you reach a point where …