Time for a Bedroom or Bathroom Refresh?

January is the month of sales for linens and towels, and it is a perfect time to update the look in your bedroom or bathroom. Sure, it would be fantastic to replace everything and start with a fresh coat of paint; however, you may not have the resources to take on that project at this time. The following tips offer a quick and easy bedroom or bathroom refresh that can bring joy to you this weekend!

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Pantone 2020 Color of the Year

Classic Blue Pantone 19-4052! Are you surprised? I will have to admit that I’m not, it’s a tried-and-true color one that has been in our decorating psyche over the years. As Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute states, it is “a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on.” What I like about this color is that it is a fantastic choice to brighten up a room with old furniture, especially if you have an all brown living room, dining area, or bedroom. Classic Blue works well with whites, linen, grays, and citrus colors like yellow and bright green. If you have been looking for a way to add a pop of color to your home, and you are uncertain what color that should be, try Classic Blue!

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How to Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday

The holiday season is a time of beautiful decorations, lights, and festivities. I was thinking of ways that we could have less of an environmental impact this holiday season and did my research; these are a few of my findings that I would like to share with you.

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Keep Holiday Guests Happy and Entertained

Do you have family or guests visiting for Thanksgiving? This week, I would like to offer support in preparing for your guest’s arrival and keeping them (and you) happy during the holiday. First, download my revised Holiday Checklist to get your guest room ready. Read on to find activities that are occurring in the Philadelphia, PA, and surrounding areas that include diverse activities to keep everyone happy.

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Fun Visit to Magnolia

If you are a fan of Joanna Gaines and the popular HGTV show, Fixer Upper, you know about the Silos and the Magnolia Market. Recently, a friend visited the Silos in Waco, TX, and shared her photos with me. To give you a visitor’s perspective, I thought it would be fun to share them with you! If you haven’t heard, Joanna and Chip Gaines have paired up with the Discovery channel. They will be taking over the DIY Network to form their Magnolia network that will feature “unique, inspiring, and family-friendly” content (Reference). The network is scheduled to launch in October 2020, and I can’t wait to see what they offer!

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2020 Colors of the Year

The paint manufacturers have made some exciting Color of the Year selections for 2020, have you seen them? Overall, they embrace a similar theme to help inspire by using colors of nature and colors that calm. Design with these goals in mind is not a new concept. The impact of paint color in our home, school, or work environment invokes a feeling and affects us. These paint companies have selected the following colors as their 2020 Color of the Year:

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3 Tips to Add a Scandinavian Style

If you were to step into a Scandinavian styled room, it might appear sparse to you. However, each piece in the room was chosen for a purpose or its beauty. The goal is not to fill the room; it is to simplify in use and comfort. If you feel the need to simplify your life, mindfully reduce stress, add Scandi-style to your home’s interior. 

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