Be the First to Decorate with the 2020 Colors of the Year

For months, designers and color experts from around the globe have been looking forward. Forward not only to the coming year, but to the next decade: the 2020s. They have taken inspiration from the natural world. Global movements and tipping points around us have generated visual inspiration. And the result is a wide-ranging palette of […]

3 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Holiday Home Sale (and How to Fix Them)

There are a host of great ways to ruin your chances of selling your home over the holidays. For one, you could channel your inner Kevin McCallister when greeting prospective buyers. But it’s the bustling holiday season. So, you probably don’t have the time to build elaborate Rube Goldberg devices designed to take out even […]

10 Ceiling Styles that will Make Your Home More Luxurious

What features of your home do you see when you’re at your most relaxed? When you’re laying in bed on a lazy Saturday morning. When you’re lounging on the couch after a long day at work. What is it that you inevitably end up staring at? The ceiling. Ceilings might seem like an overlooked home […]

How to Reduce Winter Energy Costs like a Pro in 3 Easy Steps

You know to use energy-efficient light bulbs and to adjust your thermostat at night and when you’re away from home. But over the winter, there are additional steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient and save money in the process. During a professional home energy assessment, an energy auditor examines your […]

Discover the Cultivated 2019 Colors of the Year

Where in the world do you want to go in 2019? From the high rises of the inner city to the desert’s solitude, the upcoming Colors of the Year were artfully chosen to transport you there. Color experts from a half dozen international paint companies have scoured the globe (figuratively, at least) to bring you […]

Save Money and Skip These 3 Home Updates

Every renter has something they can’t wait to do when they buy their first home. Maybe you are eager to paint your walls something other than “antique white.” Maybe you’ve always wanted a doggie door or a backyard fire pit. We hope you’re able to make your first home everything you’ve always wanted! But we […]

5 Cheap Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

There are people who are able to buy a brand new home and fill it with fancy, shiny new things. There are people who buy historic homes and fill them with nothing but priceless art and antiques. And then there’s the rest of us. If your dream home resides solidly in a dream world, there […]

Everything You Need to do to Protect Your Home for Winter

If you haven’t already, it’s officially time to think about winterizing your home. Whether you’ll be in town all season or you plan to be away for an extended period, it’s important to protect your home from the chill of winter. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for above-normal snowfall across Western North Carolina this […]

Paint Companies Weigh in on the 2017 Colors of the Year

Whether coincidence or by design, 2016 seemed characterized as the year of 50 shades of grey. Soft dove greys welcomed you into foyers, rich mineral greys made cabinets pop—even the grout between subway tiles suddenly darkened into the all-at-once ubiquitous hue. Elle Decor predicted we’d be seeing more muted jewel tones and pastels in the […]