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Inspiring Front Door Colors to Bring Joy to 2020

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There is no question that 2020 has been a strange year thus far. With so many people still staying at home due to Covid-19, we figured it would be a great idea to share some inspiring front door inspo that will brighten your day and the day of anyone driving by!  With all this time on our hands, changing the color of our front door is a fairly simple project. We'll share some do's and don'ts then get right down to the point, sharing the  Depending on what you're starting with we have a few quick tips and suggestions for...

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Hardware Finishes & Color Options

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When you're designing a space, whether it be indoor or outdoor, hardware finishes are a detail you might be inclined to overlook. In kitchens especially, it's easy to choose a polished silver option for drawers and knobs, but keep in mind there are other options available to you that can introduce style and elegance. Let's look at some finishes you can explore. Polished Chrome –– for anyone who like reflective hardware, light and bright polished chrome is surely shiny and sleek. Common in kitchens and bathrooms, you'll typically see polished chrome as the most affordable and contractors first choice.  Brushed...

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Curtains, Rods & Finials! Design inspiration for all!

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Dressing a window, or windows can be one of the best ways to enhance any room. Picking a window dressing that coordinates texture and color can draw the eye up making a small room seem larger, or make a large room feel homier.  How you dress your windows are entirely up to you, but some inspiration today on the blog might leave you perusing amazon for your next best purchase. In addition to your curtains selection, you will want to consider the rod size, shape and color. We will also touch on hanging height, when to use tension rods, blinds,...

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Antique Door Hardware Inspiration

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Whether you’re reading this post for restorative home purposes or simply to be inspired by the romanticism of an 18th-century door latch, we’re here to give you all the feels on what handmade knockers, locks, latches and hardware can look like on your modern-day or antique home.  Of course, we will always be more partial to the truly antique, hand-forged pieces that have been kept or painstakingly restored. Since sourcing more than one or two matching antique sets can be challenging, we will admire the old while additionally suggesting brands and artisans that offer manufactured or bulk-made styles so that...

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Birdbaths for your spring garden!

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Most people are familiar with a birdbath. Commonly they're seen as a bowl that sits atop a pedestal and fills with rainwater. Like all animals, birds need water. Most people might not realize how essential bird baths actually are. Birds use these garden ornaments as a way to drink and bathe. Removing dust and debris that they pick up from their surroundings is pivotal to their wellbeing and acts as their means to eliminate parasites that can burrow under their fluffy feathers. If you have a garden, flower bed, even just a small lawn, patio or tree you can do your part by...

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