Category Archives: Tips and Ideas

Fall Home Projects: Add an Enclosed Deck or Patio

As we head into September, it’s a fantastic time to think about any home projects you would like to get done. If there is a project that you have been putting off, the fall is a great time to complete it. As daylight dwindles and evenings are cooler, you may consider how nice it would be to have a 3-season porch or consider adding a screened-in area to keep the bugs out. Adding this space creates more living space and value to your home.

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5 Tips to make Artwork Appear Larger

Over the years of running a professional interior design, decorating, and staging business, I have encountered many of the same questions. A broad category of these questions has to do with choosing art pieces and how to hang artwork properly. If you missed it, read my last decorating article, How to Hang Artwork, for tips. A common question is how to deal with artwork that is too small for a specific area.

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Does Your Outdoor Furniture need an Update?

Now that the weather is warm, and we are spending more time outside, how’s your outdoor furniture looking? Often the furniture is in good shape and may need a refresh with a good cleaning and coat of paint. The challenging part is when you want to replace cushions or pillows. If you have ever shopped for them, you will notice there is a wide variety of options, and it can be confusing, so I decided to investigate.

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How to Increase Wellness in your Home

I frequently say that all space should be beautiful. I am referring to a home that offers you peace, comfort, and beauty as we cannot control what is happening outside of our homes; we can influence what is happening inside them. In this article, I would like to discuss the wellness of your home and how you can increase it.

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Container Gardening for Beginners

Let me begin this article by saying I am not a gardener. I do love the taste and freshness of herbs when I cook, and I was interested in starting an herb garden using containers. If you have ever expressed the desire to venture out and give this project a try, now is the perfect time to start.

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2019 What Home Changes will you Make?

The New Year is an exciting time as it resonates with everyone differently, for me, it’s time to look at my home with a fresh perspective. I go through the exercise of walking my house, and I consider what I would change and what could I remove? If you go through this process, ask yourself, “What is the thing that bothers me the most?”

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Holiday Family Traditions

There are a few holiday traditions that we hold dear in the Correale household. As a parent of four kids, I saved all of their hand-made ornaments and holiday items and pulled them out each holiday to decorate the Christmas tree. Even though all my children are grown, they love to look at the crafts and remember each one of them.

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Things to Do this December and January

Do you have friends or family visiting over the upcoming holidays? I always like to come up with some activities to help keep everyone busy and happy. I did a post before Thanksgiving that included things to do in the Philadelphia area including holiday shopping, etc. that are ongoing now, click here to see that article. To help you create your activity calendar, I’ve summarized options that you can plan:

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Helpful Holiday Tips

I love all the entertaining, beautiful holiday décor, and visiting with friends and family during the holiday season. It can be challenging to keep the balance of enjoying the holidays and not stressing over things that need to be done. The to-do list seems to double or triple in some cases. This week, I am offering tips that can help reduce the stress that may occur this fun holiday season, or you find yourself over-booked.

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