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Choose Your Own Design

Choose Your Own Design I’ve been doing interior design for the past seven years, and my biggest takeaway from the profession is that people fall in love with styles, but they don’t know how to make the style work in their own home.  If you missed last week’s blog posts, Creating Home just launched the Spec Home Kits that will make designing your home so much easier.  All you have to do is choose your own design! Farmhouse Style Did you know that the farmhouse style is the most popular…

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Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward It’s easy to get caught up in our own lives and not concern ourselves with other people.  We’ve all been guilty of it, but everyone needs help at some point.  I recently heard there’s an official date to encourage kindness by helping others.   The last Thursday in April is known as the international day to “Pay it Forward.”   The holiday encourages the sharing of goodwill.  The idea behind it is that if someone is kind to you, you’ll be kind to someone else. A Good Example Spreading…

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Celebrate Every Milestone

Celebrate Every Milestone If you watched the Royal wedding at all last weekend, you were probably impressed like I was with the pageantry of the occasion.  As beautiful and fairy tale-like as the wedding was, what I loved the most about it was the traditions and the ceremony.  The British still celebrate special occasions the same way that they have for hundreds and hundreds of years.  What’s so beautiful about this is that it doesn’t ever change, even after all this time.  None of us will ever have a royal wedding,…

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Homemaker’s Guide To Summer

Homemaker’s Guide To Summer Do you look forward to a change in seasons just as much as I do?  One of my favorite things to do when the seasons change is make sure my home reflects it (just like my wardrobe does).  Depending on the time of year, that could mean just a few small changes or something more drastic.  That doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy a bunch of new stuff for your home, however.  The purpose of the Homemaker’s Guide to the Seasons is to…

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Iconic Farmhouse Style

Iconic Farmhouse Style The iconic farmhouse style represents a way of life that’s grounded in tradition.  This style grew out of necessity for those who chose to live and work the land.  They provided a place of refuge and safety for the family. Not only that, but they’re symbolic of the idyllic agrarian life with an emphasis on a life of simplicity, family, work, and togetherness.  Farmhouses are simple yet elegant, casual and welcoming.  This Vernacular style is endearing in the way that it relates to the surrounding environment and takes on…

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