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  • Farmhouse Inspired Décor Accessories

    The classic American farmhouse can be chic while embracing a simpler style in décor. With a mix of rural living and relaxed and modest design aesthetic, farmhouse designs are making a strong comeback.

    By Mar 27, 2015
  • How To Pick The Perfect Paint: The Psychology Of Colors

    The psychology of colors can be very important when it comes to selecting paint colors for the interior of a home, but many of us are not informed of the exact science behind the art of design and what colors represent.

    By Katie Carlson Mar 26, 2015
  • Contractor Spotlight: MCS Painting & Decorating

    While interior painting is certainly a popular DIY project, many homeowners call on the pros to get the job done as efficiently and timely as possible. In Northern Illinois, few do it better than MCS Painting & Decorating.

    By Mar 18, 2015
  • Hot Colors Of 2015

    Hot colors of 2015 will see bold color combinations - fire hot corals and oranges that contrast with tried and true jade greens and almost-black blues.

    By Mar 3, 2015
  • Victorian Remodel Based On Travel Inspiration

    Victorian designs are timeless. Hailing from the mid-to-late 19th century, the designs mix eclectic and historical pieces with Middle East and Asian influences.

    By Feb 26, 2015
  • How To Paint Striped Walls

    Turns out a lot of people save their paint jobs for the colder months because, well, there isn’t much left to do. That's why we are showing you how to paint striped walls.

    By Jan 22, 2015
  • DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

    There’s nothing more exciting than pulling out your Christmas tree from a year of storage and gathering all your Christmas tree ornaments with anticipation. Creating your own ornaments is a great way to bring the family together for a “family craft day” event.

    By Dec 16, 2014
  • Easy Christmas Décor Ideas

    Whether you’re hanging new and shiny Christmas lights, creating your own handmade mantel garland or just adding a touch of color into your living room, there are plenty of ways to deck your halls for Christmas.

    By Dec 11, 2014
  • Interior Painting Cost

    No matter what room you want to update, painting is the cheapest and fastest way to transform your dull design and give it that immediate “wow” factor. As such, interior house painting is the most popular DIY project.

    By Dec 2, 2014
  • A Procrastinator’s Guide To Thanksgiving

    There are many last-minute Thanksgiving ideas that can help homeowners host the perfect holiday celebration. I picked six of the easiest, yet most creative Thanksgiving recipes and decorations. You can definitely pull them off even if it’s just days before Thanksgiving.

    By Nov 24, 2014
  • Thanksgiving Table Décor Ideas

    The season of Thanksgiving would be incomplete without the family get-togethers and the warmth of having your loved ones around. Having a season dedicated to just that and being thankful allows my household to stop and appreciate the things we overlook every day.

    By Nov 19, 2014
  • 10 DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas

    Whether it's creating a mummy door or a witch on a broom, there are endless possibilities for decorating your home for Halloween. Here are 10 homemade/DIY Halloween decoration tips.

    By Oct 30, 2014