Reader Redesign: Lattice Underfoot

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Check out this fabulous ten dollar rug makeover that nearly knocked our socks off. Gotta love a quick and easy presto change-o!

Laura’s Color Conundrum

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We pulled out our paint swatches to serve up something light and tasty in Laura’s kitchen. From brighter cabinets to clean and current walls, we’ll update her space in a flash with three perfect paint palettes.

House Crashing: A Modern Masterpiece

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We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw our DIY photographer Erik Johnson’s gorgeous home. Take of your shoes and stay a while…

Tracie’s Color Conundrum

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When Tracie wrote to us in need of the perfect color for her entryway, den and adjoining kitchen, we whipped up three paint palettes to spiff up her space in a jiff.

Oh No You Di’nt: The 25 Biggest Decorating Mistakes

The 25 Biggest Decorating Mistakes according to HGTV. Have you committed any of these crimes? Check here for the complete list.

Save It, Part 1: How We Save Money & Cut Down On Expenses

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We’ve compiled an exhaustive list of the ways that we scrimp and save our pennies that actually add up to major savings each year. Take a peek inside our piggy-bank-friendly habits… who knows how much moolah you’ll end up saving!

Reader Redesign: Switchin’ The Kitchen

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Check out Evelyn’s quick fix kitchen redo full of innovative and inexpensive ideas to transform your very own home on a dime. Ab fab!

Top Design: And The Winner Is…

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(Um, spoiler alert?) …Nathan! So after doing a pretty good job of tricking us into thinking they were over his eclectic and wacky designs, the judges on Bravo’s Top Design crowned Nathan the winner of Season 2. And while we thought Ondine and Preston put up a darn good fight, Sherry and I both agreed Nathan was deserving of the title.  If for nothing else, the ingenuity of his paper plate chandelier and paint-drip art (which I totally want to recreate now). But Nathan wasn’t the only winner in all this. We can finally calculate the winner of the little contest we had goin’ on to guess the top contenders.  And the winner is…PAM! Pam

What’s Full Of Twelve People And One Dog?

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There’s another magazine photoshoot at our house and we’re so excited to see how things turn out. Stay tuned for all the dirty details.

Elizabeth’s Color Conundrum

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When Elizabeth asked for help gussying up her cute cottage’s exterior, we pulled out our paint swatches and got to work. A few fun accent colors will totally transform her house in a snap.

Reader Redesign: A Smokin’ Mantel Overhaul

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Megan and her hubby did an amazing job overhauling their fireplace completely on their own. Check out the stunning before and afters that they so graciously sent our way!

Abigail’s Design Dilemma

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We searched high and low for stylish materials and furnishings to refresh Abigail’s kitchen in no time. From the glass mosaic backsplash to the rich dark quartz counters, we can hardly wait for those after pics!

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Mulch

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When it comes time to mulch our bushes and shrubs for the fall, we always appreciate the magical (and pesticide free) weed-repellent that is mulch. And we love that it seems to attract adorable puppies too.

How To Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

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Refinishing your kitchen cabinets is a science people. It’s simple and easy and anyone can do it. And now that we’ve broken down the step by step process, you can start this weekend if you wanna…