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Easy ways to get Farmhouse Style Curb Appeal for your home’s exterior, with tips, ideas, and sources.

Know Your Home: Farmhouse Exterior Ideas

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Adding some fresh color, with ways to use the colors of the year and the meaning behind them.

Color Love: Vibrant Yellow

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Learn all about Ranch House style with ideas, tips, and sources to modernize your home.

Know Your Home: Ranch House Style

image showing a white ranch house with blue windows with a curving sidewalk under a huge old oak tree with golden sunlight on the white rosebushes in front of the house
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Get that vacation style everyday with inspiration and sources for your beach house.

Style Study: Beach House Interiors

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One of my favorite colors, inspired by nature. Ways to add Sky Blue in your life.

Color Love: Sky Blue

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Simple ways to help others and how to stay at home without losing your mind.

The New Normal: How To Stay At Home

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Ways to spruce up your outdoor spaces, no matter how much room you have to work with.

Outdoor Decor: Balcony & Patio Ideas

image of a white mid century acupulco chair on a grey deck with a yellow pillow, a potted tree sits next to it
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Add some soul to that rental bathroom of yours and make it a space you love.

Finishing Touches: Rental Bathroom Ideas

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Learn about your mid-century house and make it your dream home.

Know Your Home: Mid-Century Modern Style

image of a white painted mid century modern house with tall yellow doors, with a xeriscaped front yard with palms and succulent cacti
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