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Outdoor Fall Decor

Because it has been such a warm fall in Chicago, most people here haven’t yet changed their outdoor decorations to reflect the season. I expect that, with the arrival of chillier weather, local residents will soon begin to add some fall touches to the outside of their homes. 358 more words


How to Remove Old Paint From Brick

Every day when I pulled my car into the garage, I cringed at the old, dried paint slopped onto the brick surrounding my garage door trim. 726 more words

Home Staging And Redesign

Pretty Pergolas

The resort that we stayed at last week on Lake Champlain had a beautiful pergola off the back of the main lodge. It was covered with Dutch Pipe, which is a lush, large green-leaved plant with incredibly thick vines. 231 more words


Links for the Weekend 7•7•17

Greetings from Vermont! Here are a few things I found interesting this week:

 1. A sneak peak tour of the Coastal Living Idea House in Newport, Rhode Island designed by Mark D. 132 more words


Happy 4th of July! (and a Blog Update)

With the arrival of peak summer vacation season, my blogging will be a bit reduced for the next six weeks. I will be publishing blog posts three days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, until the middle of August. 99 more words


Haint Blue Porch Ceilings

For generations, it has been traditional to paint porch ceilings blue. In the South, the pretty blue-green color often used for porch ceilings is called… 333 more words


The Duchess of Cambridge's Interior Designer

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) have two residences. When in London, the Duke and Duchess reside at Kensington Palace in Apartment 1A, which was formerly the home of Princess Margaret. 556 more words