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Monthly Archives: April 2015

    How to give ANY room the X factor without breaking the bank

    By Barry Evans | April 30, 2015

    What is it about those fabulous homes in glossy magazines that make you want to be transported onto the page? According to one of the world’s top interior editors there are simple tricks to giving any space the X factor – and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. Adding statement flowers, using the... Read More

    Design Recipes: Tips for creating a more sensual bedroom

    By Barry Evans | April 29, 2015

    When it comes to creating the perfect decor for setting the mood in your bedroom, it doesn’t have to be about spending lots of money, but creating a soothing and calming atmosphere that reflects your personality and creates the ideal oasis with some sensual pizzazz. When it comes to creating the perfect boudoir, here are... Read More

    A Good First Impression: Realtors offer tips for improving your home’s sale appeal

    By Barry Evans | April 27, 2015

    Also, keep the front yard green, mowed and devoid of battered plaster deer, concrete cherubs and urns filled with dead plants. “Homebuyers will actually look at a place with no curb appeal and refuse to get out of the car and go inside,” he says. “No matter how beautiful the interior of a house is,... Read More

    10 Essential Interior Design Tips for Small Spaces

    By Barry Evans | April 26, 2015

    Much of what I learned about small space thinking derives from observing my mini dachshund, Copperfield, and his love of cozy little areas. Yet, while he had a passion for snuggling up into corners, he expressed an irrepressible urge to run around a room in more expansive ways. Watching his spatial movements, I became acutely... Read More

    32 Easy Kitchen Upgrades

    By Barry Evans | April 22, 2015

    This collection of step-by-step guides will help transform your kitchen into tip-top shape If you’re going for homey and cozy in your kitchen, skip the built-in cabinet-base island and opt for a butcher-block counter instead. These thick wood-slab tops resist warping and nicks better than laminate and almost as well as stone. They’re perfect for... Read More

    Decorating Hacks: Genius Makeovers You Can do In A Day

    By Barry Evans | April 21, 2015

    From wallpapering a window shade to reupholstering furniture with old curtains, these fast and easy makeover tips make a big difference DISPLAY A GREAT COLLECTION ON A DINING ROOM TABLE In the living room of an Atlanta house by designer Beth Webb, an elm plank table from Clubcu, which often doubles as a dining table, dramatically... Read More

    7 Smart Tips for Painting Your House

    By Barry Evans | April 19, 2015

    A fresh paint job on the outside makes your house look nicer and last longer. Follow these quick tips to get a nice, even look. (And if you’re planning to paint your interior walls. Few home-maintenance projects are important as exterior painting because paint and caulking form the first line of defense against rain, snow,... Read More

    Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to bring the house back to life

    By Barry Evans | April 16, 2015

    Spring is here. As trees show their buds and plants begin to rise out of their beds, you may be looking around your house and wondering how to get rid of that cold-weather feel. “After a winter indoors, it’s relieving to freshen your house,” explains Merri Cvetan, interior designer, owner of the Milwaukee-based MEC Design... Read More

    Inside Gerard Butler’s Rustic New York Loft

    By Barry Evans | April 13, 2015

    Masculine, generous, passionate; all underlining qualities of the actor Gerard Butler that are balanced with feminine sensibilities in the design of his post-apocalyptic New York loft home. From the 12-foot-tall enormous doors and raw, provocatively textured walls, to the delicate gold leaf chandeliers and romantic textiles, everything has a complete balance. But “none of it... Read More

    How to Distress Furniture

    By Barry Evans | April 11, 2015

    What’s old is chic again. Follow these step-by-instructions for achieving a distressed look on furniture. In  our grandmothers’ day, if a piece of furniture or a picture frame was distressed, it meant it had been around for generations and most of the paint had worn off in areas that had been rubbed by hands or... Read More

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