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A stylish backyard alternative to grass –– peastone gravel

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What do you instantly think about when I ask you to reference your yard. It's probably grass, trees and woods, maybe if you're lucky like me, it also includes a sprawling field.  But for many people around the world grass isn't their first choice. Today I'm going to be talking about Peastone Gravel –– and how to use it in your yard to design your perfect European inspired dream space. Ideally Peastone Gravel should be used in smaller spaces in areas where you wouldn't want to have to mow or weed wack. (For example, up against the house, or around elaborate...

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Garage Door Inspiration for any Style Home!

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Styles of houses vary, and so do garage doors. Today we're taking a detailed look at different styles of garage doors, what types look best with your style home and how to style the surrounding driveway area. There are many types of garage doors, however the six most common types include roll-up, sectional, slide, side hinged, tilt-up canopy, and tilt-up retractable. When selecting a style you can also choose from materials such as wood or vinyl. Finish, color, and special options like windows, insulation, and hardware must also be decided on.  Here is an example of a classic roll up....

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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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