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5 Ways Smart Home Security Makes Life Easier

September 19, 2017

With just a few smart buys, you can run your home more efficiently–and make it more secure—without actually being there. These are the clever conveniences you never knew you needed, but won’t be able to live without. 1. You can always be home, even when you’re not With smart door locks and video doorbells, you…

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7 Ways to Hygge Your Summer

June 06, 2017

Hygge is the Danish concept of cozy living that caught on big stateside this past winter. If you weren’t cocooning at home with hot cocoa and cable knit blankets, you were looking at photos of other people doing it. Luckily, this lifestyle doesn’t have to vanish with the cold temperatures. Try these seven ideas to…

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3 Ways to Make Farmhouse Décor Work For You

April 20, 2017

You may not buy the farm, but you’re probably sold on farmhouse décor. That fusion of vintage warmth (did someone say, shiplap?) and modern, industrial elements makes it a trendy, sought-after look. Part of its popularity is because it’s so versatile. “It can bend toward more farm-y, more modern, or more industrial, and it blends…

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Don’t Need It, But Want It: Candle Accessories

May 31, 2014

In my quest to spruce up my decor without making any major changes (hello, tight budget), I’ve recently ventured down the rabbit hole of candle accessories. It’s a proven fact that everyone looks better in candlelight and every candle looks better in a cute candle holder. Let’s peruse a few of my personal favorites.  Five…

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Style Guide: California Cool

August 08, 2013

You’ve got a lust for California Cool design–that simple, streamlined aesthetic that rose to popularity in the middle of the last century.  And while tricking out your home in Eames chairs, Noguchi tables and Bauer pottery may be way beyond your budget, it’s still very possible to achieve this vintage look. As they say in…

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