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Beautiful, Functional and Smaller

More modest sized homes have been making a comeback. And no, we’re not talking about “tiny houses!” We’ll just let that trend go wherever it will. Some of the “downsizing” trends can be attributed to the popularity of Marie Kondo’s … Continue reading

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Light Up Your Style!

You only have to think about your reaction to daylight time changes in the fall and spring to realize how important light is to our mood and feelings. Aesthetics enhance our daily experience of life and sometimes, all you need … Continue reading

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Dare to Color Outside the Lines?

What better way is there to emerge from a cold and gray New England winter than to welcome spring with vibrant, blooming colors? Dove grays and whispers of lavender are cool, elegant and sophisticated, but why not break free with … Continue reading

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A bad design costs more than a great one!

You’ve decided to remodel or add on to your home. Where do you start? Unless you hire a professional design-build team, you may be asking for trouble. Instead of adding value, you could be turning the home into a “white … Continue reading

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Design Trends for 2019 – Do they fit your style?

Gun-metal gray, smoke, and greige… your time has come—and gone. It’s back to nature with warm and forest greens, live greenery, earth tones, and florals. So go the latest color palette ideas that are trending this year. Shades of gray … Continue reading

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Interior Design to Beat the Winter Blues

How do you view the transition from the holidays into the new year once the decorations and lights are tucked back into boxes in the attic or garage? Is it a letdown, or do you welcome the streamlined look? Whatever … Continue reading

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Designed for Entertaining in Every Season

Another season of holiday hosting and once again you’re hauling patio chairs and card tables from the basement, scrambling to figure out the timing of multiple dishes in and out of your old oven, and chilling beverages in a cooler … Continue reading

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The Business of Renting Your Vacation Home

Depending on the desirability of your vacation property, it could generate enough income to pay the mortgage for much of the year or cover property taxes if you rent it out during peak seasons. Does this sound like an opportunity? … Continue reading

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Winter’s Coming. Start Making Your Home Cozier Now!

Jack Frost has just started prowling the pumpkin patches here and there which means now’s the time to prepare for winter’s snow and ice. That includes scheduling any remodeling projects to button your home up tight. Do you have major … Continue reading

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Late Summer is Outdoor Space Planning Time

By now, your garden may be looking a little disheveled, bedraggled, brown or burnt. “The bloom is off the rose,” which makes this a good time to take a thoughtful look at your garden, patio and plantings, and picture how … Continue reading

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