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The Galveston County Daily News: Home Decorating

December 7, 2016

Home Decorating

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5 budgeting tips to host a spirited, not spendy holiday party

(BPT) - If you find the guests attending your upcoming holiday party delightful, but the bills associated with hosting frightful, here are five tips to know. So on with the snow, the glow and the show!

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
The many moods of modern design
Updated: November 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - With roots dating back to the 1920's and 1930's, modern interior design encompasses a wide variety of aesthetics and moods. From an urban industrial loft to a sleek beach house, the versatility of modern design can morph to match a variety of environments. Whether you prefer raw spaces and reclaimed materials or crisp lines and minimal embellishment, there’s a modern flavor to fit your personal style.

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Thursday 11/03/2016
5 hot home trends for 2017
Posted: November 03, 2016

(BPT) - The choice to remodel a home is growing among U.S. homeowners. In fact, Americans will spend $31.2 billion in 2016 to remodel 1.8 million kitchens and 2.5 million bathrooms, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Some experts predict this number to rise into 2017.

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How to Add a Unique Twist to Your Holiday Décor this Season
Updated: November 03, 2016 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) We all love our holiday traditions, and that includes the way we deck the halls -- from special ornaments to favorite festive wreaths. However, you may be looking for ways to revamp the tried-and-true look, especially when entertaining friends and family.

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Tuesday 10/25/2016
Tree trimming 101: Dazzling decorating easy as 1-2-3
Updated: November 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Shiny silver and gold, the warm glow of lights, dazzling bursts of color — O Christmas tree, your magic helps fill our homes with laughter and love during this merriest of seasons. And while gathering together to trim the tree is a beloved family tradition for many of us, let's be honest; for others, it’s an intimidating decorating nightmare. But don’t be overwhelmed, it’s easy to go from dazed to dazzling with a few insider tips.

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Tuesday 10/18/2016
Talking turkey: It's platter season
Updated: October 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - What’s your idea of the perfect Thanksgiving meal? A big family buffet, or perhaps an intimate evening with a few close friends? Thanksgiving brings us together from near and far for all sorts of fun-filled traditions that are uniquely our own. And while those traditions may vary somewhat as families grow and our lives change over time, there’s one constant at the heart of Thanksgiving entertaining — the beloved turkey platter.

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Saturday 10/15/2016
Family-Friendly Tips to Transform Your Home this Season
Updated: October 15, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Transition your interior décor when temperatures drop -- it’s a great time to tap into your creativity and make a statement.  Here are some ideas -- big and small -- to freshen up your home this season.

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Tuesday 10/04/2016
Tips for getting senior photos that you and your teen will love
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Here it is, the final year of high school. A year from now, nothing will be the same, so this is, no doubt, an exciting and often nostalgic time for the entire family. As this final year of high school begins, now's the time to think about senior portraits.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
10 Home Upgrades Under $500
Posted: September 21, 2016

(BPT) - With the overwhelming popularity of home renovation shows, now more than ever, people are looking to tackle their own upgrades and invest in making their homes look and feel stylish, updated and reflective of their personalities without breaking the bank (or spending months in the process). To help you master your own easy home renovation, Ashlina Kaposta, home décor and DIY blogger at the The Decorista, offers her 10 easy and budget-friendly ways to make your home feel fresh and new.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
5 DIY projects to liven up your office
Updated: September 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you go into the office every day or work from home, most of us probably spend a lot more time at our desk than anywhere else. Why not take some time to make it a space that you can enjoy? With some creativity and individual flare, you can transform a utilitarian work station into a personalized think tank that is as stylish and unique as you. 

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Saturday 09/10/2016
Home Ideas for Cozy Fall Living
Updated: September 10, 2016 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) With autumn comes crisp falling leaves, fresh brisk air and pumpkin spice aromas. It’s time to prepare your home to spend more time indoors, decorating it with warm, cozy accents to set the tone for the season.

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Tuesday 09/06/2016
Cozy, clean and comfortable: 5 steps for getting your home autumn-ready
Updated: September 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - If cooler autumn weather makes you want to get inside your home to redecorate, add new furnishings or take other steps to settle in, you’re not alone.

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Tuesday 08/02/2016
Enhance Your Home Exterior During National Curb Appeal Month
Updated: August 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) If your home exterior looks “blah,” National Curb Appeal Month in August is the time to borrow successful ideas from builders.

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Saturday 07/16/2016
Tips to Make a Dorm Room a Home
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) College bound? Dorm room comfort is crucial for health, happiness and academic success. Luckily, there are ways to create personalized, functional spaces within any budget.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Reimagine your home with these 5 design ideas
Posted: July 15, 2016

(BPT) - When it comes to decorating your home, you've spent a lot of time curating pieces that complement your lifestyle and match your personality. If there's one thing you've learned about interior design, it's that one size doesn't fit all, at least not for you. From furniture arrangements to upholstery patterns, to the type of wood used on crown molding, how your home looks and feels is a unique statement of who you are.

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Saturday 05/21/2016
Six Home Ideas for Successful Summer Entertaining
Updated: May 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) The season of backyard entertaining is in full swing. There are infinite projects to spruce up your home and add charm to outdoor spaces. Upgrade your home to prime party condition with a few of the following ideas:

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Monday 05/16/2016
What to Keep in Mind When Updating Home Flooring
Updated: May 16, 2016 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Updating your home flooring?  From durability to style to color, there are many things to consider -- and you’ll want to be sure these elements match your family’s lifestyle.

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