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Cozy Home Ideas To Keep You Toasty During Winter

Image by Rebecca Varney from Pixabay The cold months are here, and in order to stay warm without spending a fortune there are a few things you’re going to want to do to your home. Below, you’ll find some ideas that will allow you to keep your home toasty and cosy during winter. Take a look! Bring In More Texture Bringing in more texture will not only serve to make your decor look more interesting, it’ll also help you to keep heat in. Add a rug, add cushions and blankets, and you’ll immediately notice that your home feels cosier. These …

Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Fan - The Frosted Petticoat

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 …

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Tips to Get The Outside of Your Home Ready for Fall

Image by JamesDeMers from Pixabay The temperatures will start to cool soon, and we’ll notice the falling leaves. All of these serve as a reminder that the fall season is upon us, and all of the things that come along with that. As the seasons change, so do the things that we do in our homes and the needs of our homes change too. Summer might not feel like it is quite over, but it can be a really good time to do some seasonal maintenance, in order to help your home to be in good shape for when fall comes and the …

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Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Image by David Mark from Pixabay If you have the choice, then many of us wouldn’t really spend hours on end at the weekend clearing leaves out of the gutter. But when you are a homeowner and have a home to care for, it is likely to be your biggest investment. So being able to maintain it is a must. However, home maintenance can often feel like a bit of a daunting chore, especially if you are a bit of a reluctant handy-person who doesn’t know their way around a radiator or a boiler. The good news is that all …

Home Essentials Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert

Home Essentials: Emergency Escape Plan with First Alert

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. Plan, practice, and repeat your escape plan with First Alert! Home ownership is no joke. From the down payment to the insurance to the actual maintenance, it can be a taxing and time-consuming process. I have been a homeowner a few years now and I am constantly surprised by my learning curve. Lawn care! Vent cleaning! Humidity assessment! Why don’t they teach these things in school?! Admittedly, my windows may be a bit grimy, but there is one home essential that I am not going to neglect… an emergency escape plan. And …

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 …

Types of Shutters

Popular Shutter Styles for your Windows

When it comes to decorating your home, interior shutters are a great way of adding style, and they also offer many practical benefits. Each shutter style is completely versatile to its environment – you can choose a neutral shade that matches your existing décor, or you can add a burst of color to your room. Aside from looking beautiful, shutters can control your privacy, brighten any room, and aid temperature control. Full-height shutters Full-height shutters cover the full length of your windows in one panel and work well in every room. You can either have louvered shutters, which use slats …