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Designing With Carol

  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…

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  Carol Collins, WFCP-Expert Style Trends! As we read through design magazines, peruse the stores and even watch the design shows on television, we easily see what the style trends are for each season of the year. But please, remember to choose what you love, regardless of what might be in style. Country Living has come…

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Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Switching up your décor for the holidays makes a huge difference in your outlook at home. But beware of some common decorating mistakes that we all tend to make. Decorating Mistake No. 1 is poor lighting. Lighting makes your room come alive, so make sure your lighting sources are strategically…

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Celebrate! Carol Collins, WFCP, Expert Celebrate! In just a few weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. I hope you have had a chance to at least start thinking about readying your home for your treasured guests. For Thanksgiving we will spread fall colors all around. Number one color on the list is Pumpkin! The grocery…