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15 Key Pieces for Modern Farmhouse Style

Get that homey feel while staying of the moment with these modern takes on country classics Full Story
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Karen Heffernan
On the comment "I wish that we houzzers could make some attempt to encourage people to hold on to what they have, and go with what their house's architecture dictates rather than encouraging people to create something that is not even close to true." While I agree that you have to be careful with how you mix styles, I don't necessarily believe your home's architecture, should "dictate" what you do. Decorating is very personal, and people should create what works for them.

We don't all have the luxury of living in the architecture that we would like, and have to make do - especially when you move around. I live in a Colonial style home, because that's what's most common and salable in my area, but I would never in a million years furnish it with colonial style furniture.
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Got to say the jar chandelier is my favorite.
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10 Top Plants to Grow Indoors

Brighten a room and clean the air with a houseplant that cascades artfully, stretches toward the ceiling or looks great on a wall Full Story
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Shalima Jacob
nice
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World Stone, Inc.
grt ideas !! really helpful
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Decorating 101: How Much Is This Going to Cost Me?

Learn what you might spend on DIY decorating, plus where it’s good to splurge or scrimp Full Story
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Great article topic and ideas.... The most critical step is the budget. The second most critical step is to prioritize what is most important to you. This will help you decide on how to allocate funds appropriately to each area. Thanks for sharing these practical fundamental ideas on decorating.
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Fatima Moura
Combination of sofas
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Decorating 101: How to Shop for Furniture

Before you hit the stores, learn what furniture to get rid of, what to look for when buying, and how to avoid mistakes Full Story
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hattieli
I agree i know there are better ways for comfort, so totally agree
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acagal
Thinking of the person who likes a firm sofa. Bassett makes some sofas, in the USA, to fit your firmness needs and your color/fabric choices. There are also some Italian made sofas at Macy's that may/may not fit your needs. I sit for as long as necessary before buying chairs, sofas, or cars. I buy my cars for the driver's and passengers' seats, and accessibility to instrument package, not for the hype. I may spend more hours in a car/day than in chairs or sofas. So far good seating has paid off in long life for both vehicles and furniture, as well as helping preserve my comfort. I agree with you, that many American sofas are way too soft, and lack any ergonomic awareness.
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How to Create an Inventory, Whether You're Naturally Organized or Not

Documenting your home items is essential, even if disaster seems unimaginable. And it may be easier than you think Full Story
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Thank you for this vital article on losing ones possessions.
Our house was burgled 15 years ago. I traveled for a living and had collected precious items from around the world including jewelry. Then four years ago my brothers condo burned, and he lost his life as well. Now I had all my belongings in a 2000 square foot private storage locker,( as I was moving), burgled. Everything, including photos, precious antiques , my mothers property, fathers property including his leftover inventory from his business and all my property was taken. Probably over 600 k's worth. I had 2 insurance policy's with a gap in the middle. The insurance co.is trying to prove the incident happened between policies! I had used half of your suggestions, but not all. I pray every one who reads this, realizes the importance of the advice in this article, and also have mega insurance on all your property. I have not much left to inventory, but even paper clips will be recorded and photographed!
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Hi Alison -

I love your tireless commitment to educate all of us about the importance of preparation and use your horrible experience to help others. As a BC survivor, I do the same thing and feel like a broken record sometimes, but it's the message that we don't want to hear, but NEED TO and HAVE TO hear.

We have a "go box" with a handle and all of our important documents, including a backup drive for our computers (which actually is backed up). Worst case, if we have to grab one thing in a quick evacuation, that is it, no questions, no hesitation.

Now... I need to get out the camera and start taking pictures... thanks again!

Hugs, Holly
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10 Tips for a More Peaceful Home

Turn your everyday living space into a serene retreat by clearing visual distractions, softening your lighting and more Full Story
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i1love
Want to see plantation shutters
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Carol Rogers
for Ptowncook, I read all the time that you should rotate large collections in and out of displays. Then you really look at them when they are out, but don't get overwhelmed by clutter. I'm curious if anyone really does it and if it really works. Although I don't have many antiques or big collections, I wonder how people display them well.
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