What’s Bugging You This Weekend?

QUICK WAYS TO GET YOUR OUTDOOR AREAS READY TO ROLL!

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We are all hoping that the worst of the nasty weather is over.  Mother Nature has poked her head out a few days with a smile on her face.  We’ve had enough warm, sunny days to notice one thing….our patios are yucky!  May is always a big month for occasions.  Graduations, Mother’s Day and birthdays galore.  Lot’s of guys can’t wait to get out the pressure washers to blow away the winter and set up the most important thing.  The grill.

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Our Hat’s Off To You!

 

DISCOVER WHAT’S BEHIND THOSE BIG KENTUCKY DERBY HATS?

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We’ve got exactly one week to get our Derby attire ready.  Louisville, Kentucky has an extra holiday on its calendar.  One more than the rest of the country.  The Running of the Roses is no doubt the biggest celebration in the city each year.  This is a holiday with a preamble of nearly two weeks before the big day….hat day!  Need a little inspiration for both your “derby” and your home for race time?  Keep looking!

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Living Large in Under 1000′

ANOTHER LOOK AT WHAT MINIMALISM DECOR LOOKS LIKE

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Converted warehouses and commercial buildings are another type of building where a minimal decor works very well.  These structures are loaded with architectural details and have an abundance of light from oversize windows. The developers of these conversions do all they can to preserve as many of the original finishes as possible.  What is appealing to so many, however, can be daunting when thinking about creating a comfortable lifestyle….even for the most seasoned minimalist.  Designers, like me, love the possibilities!

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Living Large in Under 2000′

ANOTHER LOOK AT WHAT A MINIMALISM DECOR LOOKS LIKE

154 Bella Vista Terrace-large-058-63-154BellaVista 8681-1500x994-72dpi.jpgContinuing with another example of how minimalism in decor looks and functions, is a 1751′ condo that started out as a basic builder grade, new build.  Not unlike other areas in the country, communities are emerging everywhere that offer limited floorpans and selections.  If you view the concept of having “less” as minimalism,  these homes qualify because they  really have “nothing” in terms of architectural features.  Wasn’t that one of our must haves for making minimalism work?  Yes it was.

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Not Your Mama’s China

TOP WEDDING GIFTS THE COUPLE REALLY WANTS

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The first dowry was recorded in 3000BC and included land and livestock.  In the event you do not wish to pass on the family cows this coming wedding season, read on to see what couples today would love to receive on their special day.

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Ring Around the Rosy

A POCKET FULL OF POSIES JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER

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Pinky Swear

The Shocking Truth About the Color Pink

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Parisians are not afraid to use the color pink.  Look at this gorgeous door somewhere in Paris that remains striking, albeit one might think it is ready for a new coat of paint. (it’s not)  For centuries Europe has embraced the hues that signal the end of their days in sunsets, the fresh cut flowers bought weekly to grace their tables and the macarons that…well are just French.  So why are so many people afraid to use this color in their decor?

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Excuse Us… TMI ?

THE BEST TUBS AND SHOWERS

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Bathroom projects are big.  Every home has one and others have multiple baths.  Except in rare cases, the bathrooms we get calls about are in functional condition…but that’s not all we want from the smallest rooms in our homes.  Nope, we need them to be the rooms that transform us each day.  Rooms that keep our kids happy and trick them into getting ready for bed.   We long for them to be our private sanctuaries…a “Calgon take me away” spot.  It’s a lot to ask of such small real estate.
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Counter Attack

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More decisions today are made in our kitchens than in any of the board rooms across this country. This is especially true as life becomes more digital. How many times have you paid bills, planned trips, checked school assignments and synchronized calendars working off your kitchen counter? We confess, much of this blog gets written in this exact way. Early mornings and very late nights standing doing last minutes edits or notes for the next great idea we have. With our kitchens being the command hubs, counters have to take on so many different functions.  Because this is a design blog…we say those counters need to look good while doing it! So what better way than to make a counter look good than to have a cake on it?!

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Your Tailor is Waiting

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Wait a minute…are we talking about our homes or our wardrobes?  Anna is no doubt talking about what we wear.  We think there is a huge connection in what appeals to each of us.  Inspiration can come from anywhere.  Why not the fashion icons of the world or the flawlessly messy French girl we all swoon over?

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