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5 Reasons to Welcome Back Shiplap

5 Reasons to Welcome Back Shiplap

When it comes to interior design shiplap is back and is becoming more and more popular. The design gives us an ageless way to bring the outdoors inside. Most people know of the material because of ‘Fixer Upper‘ on HGTV, where Chip and Joanna Gaines regularly used it in projects. Popular in the late 1900s,…

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By Kendra, 08/14/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Characteristics of an American Craftsman Home

Characteristics of an American Craftsman Home

If you’re looking for a traditional home that just screams 20th-century American values, you can’t go wrong with a Craftsman style home. These homes often appear on home renovation shows, particularly those in the southern United States. They’re often found needing a lot of love–but just bursting with charm. They’re an ideal home style for…

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By Sarah, 08/11/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Frugally Furnishing Your New Home

Frugally Furnishing Your New Home

Congratulations—you just bought your first home (or a new home)! After your down payment and other closing costs, you probably don’t have a ton of cash left over to furnish your home in the HGTV/Joanna Gaines-style of your dreams. So, check out these tips for infusing some style into your new place without breaking the…

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By Nicole Reese, 08/07/2017 Nicole is a recent homebuyer and a DIYer who is sharing her experience with us, offering useful tips along the way! Interested in guest blogging with us? Send an email to curbappeal [at] lewith-freeman [dot] com!
All About This Year’s Hottest Trend: Japandi Design

All About This Year’s Hottest Trend: Japandi Design

Japanese + Scandinavian design = amazing. Japandi Design is the hottest trend of 2017 and, trust me, you’re going to want to be all over it. Built upon the premise of blending the beauty of imperfection with the simplicity of clean lines and flawless craftsmanship, there’s something for everyone here. Minimalism is Key in This…

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By Kayleigh, 07/26/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
These Simple Garage Upgrades Can Help Transform Your Home

These Simple Garage Upgrades Can Help Transform Your Home

Whether you’re buying, selling, or just trying to live your life in your home, the garage probably isn’t a top priority for updates. It’s likely at the bottom of the list–even less attractive than the unfinished basement. But your garage doesn’t have to be. It can be so much more than a place to park…

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By Sarah, 07/07/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
5 Summer Color Trends for Your Kitchen

5 Summer Color Trends for Your Kitchen

Color is powerful. Kitchen appliances can be drab, mostly coming in neutral colors like white, black, and silver. It’s not uncommon for people to decorate their kitchen to go along with appliances and skip out on color. This summer, consider adding some color to your kitchen!  It can brighten a room, and even impact the mood…

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By Kendra, 06/23/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
So, You Wanna Sauna?

So, You Wanna Sauna?

A lot of people want a pool in their backyard or even an indoor swimming pool or hot tub. Me? Well, I want a relaxation space, and one of the most recent home trends involves an at-home sauna. Saunas have been around for years. With such a rich history and numerous health benefits, there are…

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By Kayleigh, 06/12/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Design Tips We Can Learn from Detroit

Design Tips We Can Learn from Detroit

Among a list of 47 cities from 33 countries including Barcelona and Prague sits Detroit: the first City of Design from the United States. The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) created the list and works through culture for peace and education. Detroit’s international recognition in 2015 brings attention to who the city…

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By Kendra, 06/05/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Decorganize Your Home and Never Look Back

Decorganize Your Home and Never Look Back

Organizing doesn’t have to be boring and by the book. You can add your personality and personal decorating taste into anything you do in the home, including organizing. I used to be a rather messy organizer, but I think approaching it in a decorative way had a big influence on the way that I organize….

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By Kayleigh, 05/22/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Using Essential Oils Around the Home

Using Essential Oils Around the Home

My first introduction to essentials oils was at the end of a particularly relaxing yoga class. We were laying in our final pose (Shavasana—the best pose some might say) and the instructor walked around and massaged an oil onto our temples. Boy, was that relaxing. Ever since then I’ve been fascinated with essential oils and…

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By Kayleigh, 05/15/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.