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Easy Decorating With Trays

May 4, 2019

Trays are my top accessory to grab when I am putting together an arrangement or centerpiece. Service trays are so versatile and can add both function and décor to any room. There is always a table top, kitchen counter or cocktail table that needs a tray to help make a table look more put together than if a few items had been placed randomly across the table:

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So easy to put together:

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I usually like to start with a tray, add a few books, a flower for height and something special to me:

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10 Gorgeous Wallpaper Ideas To Transform Your Staircase

April 27, 2019

Looking for a way to jazz up your staircase?  I have been researching ideas for my new home and somehow came across photos of wallpapering up the stairs. It really caught my eye and I just love the look:

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Be sure to go with a dramatic, bold pattern when featuring wallpaper on one wall such as the staircase:

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This might be a little much in a home setting, but isn’t this cool?:

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I LOVE Chinoiserie wallpaper:

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An overlooked staircase and the stairwell wall offer a great opportunity to create a captivating focal point while using wallpaper that you truly adore. Gorgeous! Would you give this idea a try in your home?

Here are a couple wallpapers I love to check out:

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Have a great weekend everyone!

Kelly xo

Outdoor Gift Ideas Perfect for Mother’s Day

April 6, 2019

Mother’s Day is less than a month away on May 12th! Time moves so fast, (right now I am glad because it’s closer to warmer weather). I have listed some great outdoor  gift ideas if you are looking for something special for your mom or someone else special in your life. Or maybe for yourself who you know deserves it!  There is a wide variety of ideas and everything is under $100.00. Happy shopping:

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The Only Five Trim Whites Paints You Need to Know

April 1, 2019

Are you someone who has  just as much trouble selecting a trim color as you do the main wall color? Over the years of color consulting, I have found  that 95% of the time, I use the same few whites for trim again and again. I have worked with these Benjamin Moore trim colors so I know they work well and I trust them.

Here are my five favorite Ben Moore go- to trim colors that you will ever need to know:

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I love White Dove because it works so well with many paint colors. An off-white , not a bright white,  I think it as a creamy warm color.  White Dove works best with the popular greige paint colors such as Revere Pewter and Edgecomb Gray:

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I also love White Dove for cabinets:Read More

Dreaming of Settling Down

March 23, 2019

Hey Everyone! A new adventure in moving is coming our way again. After we have moved six times in the past ten years, we are finally building our permanent dream home! On seven acres with a stream and a pond.We are so excited. We are finally putting down roots and settling down.

My husband and I thought we were settling down when we moved full time to our beautiful NH home. We love that home and spent most weekends and all vacations in the mountains, but once we moved up here full time, we realized that we missed our family and friends too much!  It’s been a great year living up in NH but we are excited for our next chapter – especially about being able to build a house the way that we’ve always wanted. One of the most exciting pieces is that I get to plan my dream kitchen:

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The Facts Regarding Cutting Paint By 50%

March 16, 2019

So you finally decide on your paint color and you are going to paint your living room walls with Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl. You think that a great ceiling color would be a lighter version than the Gray Owl. You read somewhere online that you can get a custom color made by asking the paint store to lightened your color by 50%.   Makes sense, right?  Adding white will make the color lighter, right? Nope- not that easy. I decided to look into the idea that when you want a paint color lightened by half, you can ask at the paint store to ‘cut’ the color by 50%.  Is it practical? Is it doable? Does it work?

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I spoke with many different Benjamin Moore store retailer and company representatives and also Sherwin Williams and these were my results:Read More