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Monthly Archives: January 2017

    Top 10 home decor trends for 2017

    By Barry Evans | January 31, 2017

    We tapped a hot crop of designers and editors to share the trends we’re all going to want to bring home this year It is finally 2017, and with the new year comes a chance to freshen up your home decor and update it with some new pieces for your house. Not sure where to... Read More

    Meet a Stylish Home Decor Blogger

    By Barry Evans | January 30, 2017

    When Janine Waite began posting pretty photos of her home decor online four years ago, she never expected she’d soon be working with top-tier companies like Pottery Barn, The Container Store, HGTV, and Safavieh. After meteoric success with Instagram and her blog, Happy Happy Nester, Waite is now part home-style blogging guru and part social... Read More

    Margherita Missoni’s Tips for Decorating a Kids’ Room Will Work for Every Space in Your Home

    By Barry Evans | January 29, 2017

    Get ready to deck out your kids’ room in stripes and pom-poms: Today, designer, tastemaker, and ultra-stylish mom, Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos, launches an exclusive new collection with Pottery Barn Kids. Spanning bedding, décor, and nursery essentials, the line is filled with sweet daisy prints and brightly hued geometric patterns, making for décor that parents... Read More

    Spring Is Here! Tips to Get Your Home Ready For Sale

    By Barry Evans | January 28, 2017

    So you are thinking about selling your house.  I’m guessing that you are looking to get the highest ticket price that the house can bring and sell it fast, right?  I know, I know – I’m a mind reader…  Or you are like every other seller on the market today. What can get your house on... Read More

    TPC Shares Painting Tips for the Exterior of Your Craftsman House

    By Barry Evans | January 27, 2017

    The Plan Collection is a unique designer of affordable and accessible craftsman house plans, floor plans, and home plans that provides home buyers with a realistic, detailed view of a home. TPC shares painting tips for the exterior of your Craftsman house. Because Craftsman homes incorporate natural materials like wood, stone, brick, glass, or tile,... Read More

    6 tips to help you tackle damp problems in your home

    By Barry Evans | January 26, 2017

    Damp plaster is unpleasant to live with, especially at this time of year, and can affect the whole room, but what can you do about it? Here are six tips for dealing with the problem: 1. Check the outside of your home. Penetrating damp happens when there’s a problem with the fabric of the building.... Read More

    Tips for Creating a Home for Aging Owners

    By Barry Evans | January 24, 2017

    A range of renovations and adjustments can be made to our apartments or houses to help us stay in our homes for as long as possible. Easy Add grab bars. There are many stylish models for the bathroom that look like a towel or shampoo rack but are sturdy enough to support 500 pounds of... Read More

    Mike Croxall: Top 7 Tips To Sell Your Home

    By Barry Evans | January 23, 2017

    Greater Chattanooga has enjoyed tremendous growth in recent years, and many families are making the decision to sell their homes in search of something newer, bigger, smaller, or just different. If you’re ready to put your current house on the market and want to increase your chances of selling it quickly, there are a few... Read More

    13 Ways to Ensure Your Interior Design (and Relationship) Survive Moving In Together

    By Barry Evans | January 22, 2017

    Moving in with a significant other can be simultaneously thrilling and daunting. Once the joy of getting to spend every waking (and sleeping) moment with your loved one wears off, you feel the reality that you’re going to have to find a harmonious way to combine your belongings and design styles. “Even if your tastes... Read More

    5 simple decor tips from Lake Oswego’s Vanillawood design firm

    By Barry Evans | January 21, 2017

    Look around your home and you’ll know if you’re longing for a fresh start. Maybe the New Year is the time to start thinking about updating the kitchen or installing a fetching piece of art in the living room. Kricken Yaker, who co-owns the Lake Oswego-based design, build and interior design firm and store Vanillawood, with... Read More

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