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How to Choose Inset vs. Overlay Cabinets for your Home

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When building or renovating a house, there is an unbelievable amount of decisions that you need to make … one of these decisions is whether you want inset vs. overlay cabinets. When you think about your cabinets, you obviously think about what color and style you want. What you might not realize, however, is that […]

Apr

28

Design + Decorate

All About Accessible Beige

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Are you looking for the perfect neutral paint color for your walls and one of your top contenders is Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige? If so, you’re going to love this blog post all about Accessible Beige. I painted my home interior this color almost 8 years ago and I still LOVE it … and so do […]

Apr

14

Design + Decorate

Granite vs. Quartzite Counters: A Comparison

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Are you trying to figure out the best countertop material for your new home and you’ve narrowed it down to granite vs. quartzite counters? However, you’re unsure what the best option is or how these two natural products differ. We’ll cover all of this below in this rather lengthy (yet very informative) blog post so […]

Mar

24

Selecting Design Finishes

LVT Flooring vs. Engineered Wood

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A question that has repeatedly come during live coaching calls with my BYF members is whether other members plan to use LVT flooring vs engineered wood flooring in their new home. In full disclosure, LVT flooring wasn’t even a consideration when I built my home in 2013 because it wasn’t a popular option that people […]

Feb

17

Design + Decorate

How to choose timeless design finishes vs trendy featured

How to Choose Timeless Design Finishes vs. Trendy

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How to choose timeless design finishes vs trendy featured

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Are you building or renovating a house and you find yourself thinking … ‘there are so many decisions and I’m afraid I’ll make the wrong one!’ OR ‘what if I make a trendy decision and end up hating it in two years?’ ??!! Girl, you are NOT alone! If YOU are nervous that you’ll make the *wrong* choices, […]

Feb

10

Design + Decorate

Paint Color Trends 2021

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It’s a new-ish year and that means new design trends … including paint color trends for 2021. In this blog post, I’ll share the color trends for my two (favorite) go-to paint brands, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore. Below are the ‘paint colors of the year’ for both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore as well […]

Feb

03

Design + Decorate

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