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5 Steps to Mix & Match Woods Finishes (And what to do when you've messed up!)

5 Steps to Mix & Match Woods Finishes (And what to do when they clash!)

  Just like mixing metal finishes, mixing wood finishes can be a brain scratcher for many homeowners. Whether you’re starting from scratch with a new build and can choose everything fresh or have purchased an existing home with floors & cabinetry in place, chances are exceptionally good that you’ll hit this stumbling block at some …

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Where to Splurge & Where to Save to Maximize Your Decorating Budget

Case Study: Where to Splurge & Where to Save to Maximize Your Decorating Budget

  One of the many reasons I loved Project HGD Modern Rustic (see last week’s reveal post) was that it came out so well on such an approachable budget. We really honed in on how to maximize the homeowners’ resources — where to save & where to invest. (We could say “splurge,” but not it’s …

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Don't Make This Mistake with Your Dining Table & Chairs!

3 TIPS to Avoid Measurement Mistakes with Your Tables & Chairs!

  Hey all! Three super important tips today if you’re planning any spaces with a table & chairs — your kitchen eating area,  dining room, a game corner, or your home office desk/chair combo.   First off! Can you tell me what’s wrong with this picture?     There’s nothing wrong with the furniture itself, per se. …

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Interior Design Renderings: Instant "Vision" for the Imaginatively Impaired

Interior Design Renderings: Instant “Vision” for the Imaginatively Challenged

  Hey Everyone! Thanks for coming back to Home Glow’s Saturday Blog in 2021! I must admit that I enjoyed every moment of time off with my men. I think that, even more than before, this pandemic has solidified my inclinations toward introverted homebody-ness! There is nothing better IMO than a weekend ahead and ABSOLUTELY …

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Help Me Decide: Should I Go Faux with My Christmas Greenery & Garlands?

Help Me Decide: Should I Go Faux with My Christmas Greenery & Garlands?

  I know!! Even typing that headline seems anathema! How could I possibly even CONSIDER faux evergreen decor for Christmas?!   I — who love *living* surfaces like Danby marble and soapstone?! (Even while I specify manufactured look-alikes such as Neolith and quartz for most of my clients, who prefer low maintenance options.) I — …

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FREE Mini-Training! 3 Designer Insights to End (or Prevent!) Decorating Mistakes in Your Forever Home

Hey All! I super excited for this week, because I’m going to be offering a FREE Mini-Training on Decorating Your Forever Homes!  Read to the end for particulars on that. But first, let me back up.   I Feel Your Pain   After I’d been blogging for about a year, back in 2017, I started …

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