Tag Archives: Diane Haynie

Craftsman Style Decorating

Bungalows have been a staple in American neighborhoods for over a century. Often referred to as Mission style, Arts and Crafts, or Craftsman, they are identified by their simple lines, wide front porches and attention to details such as carvings, … Continue reading

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Small Space Decorating

I recently heard a young man who lives in a mere 290 square feet, say that if every thing had a home he could have a home. He was complaining about how his belongings had taken over his space and … Continue reading

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Finding Decorating Inspiration

Did you know that the retailers who sell home goods such as furniture, fabrics and accessories actually employ people to travel the world seeking inspiration? This might come in the form of architecture that will show up in the design … Continue reading

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Even the Bathroom Should be Decorated

Every home has one (and thank goodness!)—a bathroom. This is a purely functional room that often gets overlooked when it comes time to decorate. We slap some paint on the walls, add some color coordinated rugs and towels and close … Continue reading

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Saving Space: The Trend of Downsized Living

Smaller spaced living is a lifestyle trend that has taken off among people of all ages. Some look for a low-maintenance lifestyle, where others are looking to cut costs. Regardless, it takes a little thought and planning to adapt in … Continue reading

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The Art of Arranging Furniture

Have you ever walked into a room that appears to be beautifully decorated but for some reason it just doesn’t seem “right”? Maybe you feel crowded due to the abundance of furniture. You might even feel lost due to the … Continue reading

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Gray—2009’s New Neutral

Every year the color “gurus” get together at places like Pantone, the Color Marketing Group and Benjamin Moore to come up with new color trends that will show up in fashion, paint and home décor. These trends are determined by … Continue reading

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Lighting the Way

Lighting the rooms in your home is one of the most important decorating jobs there is. Insufficient lighting and the room is dark and dreary; too much light and the room can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. There are 3 types … Continue reading

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Guide to Standard Furniture Measurements

How often have you purchased what you thought was the perfect sofa or bookcase only to get it home and find it does not fit your space?  Pieces often look much smaller in a large showroom.  While it is important … Continue reading

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Determining Your Design Style

When shopping for furniture or accessories you may often be asked what your “style” is.  This is a difficult question for many of us to answer.  If you furnish your home with quilts, pine furniture and hand-made items then it would … Continue reading

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