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Designing With Carol

Abby McIntyre It is officially spring time in Texas friends! What a beautiful time of year to experience. From the proud bluebonnets growing strong across the state to the happy little brown-eyed-susan’s covering fields in abundance, the colors blanketing the Lone Star State are unparalleled. It is easy to draw inspiration from the bright world…

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The Holiday Blues Abby McIntyre Coordinating family gatherings, getting the kids to and from their winter recitals, and finding time to search for that perfect little something for loved ones is enough to run anyone ragged at this time of the year. With everything else going on, it can seem like a daunting task to…

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Wood accents are perfect for Texas homes because they offer the beautiful southern charm and inviting warmth people have come to expect. When it comes to choosing blinds or shades for your home, it seems like the material options are endless. There are colorful fabrics, sturdy metals, sheer, blackout; it can get overwhelming. However, one…

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  Hygge: Cozy living Danish style Lauren Jones When I first heard about the concept of hygge, I was immediately drawn to it. Pronounced “hoo-ga” by the Danish people who practice this artful way of living, hygge is a way to enjoy the colder weather by celebrating the simple things in life. This helps the…

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  Farmhouse style Lauren Jones For the past few years an unlikely design trend has become very popular with people nationwide. Now, when many people flock to their favorite stores they are searching for finds to make their house feel more “farmhouse.” But what exactly is Farmhouse design, and why are so many of us…

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  Lauren Jones Spring is here and the short gray days of winter are behind us. Outside, the flowers are blooming and the leaves on the trees are the fresh light green of new growth. Indoors, most of us are now throwing open the draperies and blinds to spring clean and may be noticing that…

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  Character in any room Each one of your rooms should be a reflection of you and your lifestyle. At the same time, each room should have its own character, interest and function. Let’s start in the bedroom. The bed is generally the center point of the room. Dress it with linens that bring out…

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  After a long day we all want to come home to peace and quiet. Does your décor offer you that comfort? If not, maybe it’s time for a few changes to make a difference in your feelings and mood. Jaclyn Crawford (Improvement.net) suggests trying one or more of the following ideas. 1. The power…

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  Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Window coverings can be a daunting task. You might ask yourself these questions: do I want something soft on my windows versus hard and rustic? Or, do I want to be able to tilt them open in a single motion to see out or will pulling them up be…

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Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Welcome to 2018! I hope you’ve set some exciting goals for the days and months ahead. I am making my list and putting it in order. One of the things I’m thinking about is changing the color in some of my rooms. The Pantone Color Institute recently declared Ultra Violet…