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Hot Home Trend: The Kitchen Blues

Guest Post: Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor at REALTORĀ® Magazine
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 11, 2020 in  Home Decor
Blue is emerging as a popular color choice in cabinetry, whether it’s a deep blue, a grayish-blue, or a softer pastel shade. Blue can be used to spice up a kitchen island or as the base color for the surrounding cabinetry.Blue and gray have emerged as the top choices for contrasting kitchen island cabinets, according to the 2020 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. Another trend is painting kitchen walls blue, which is appearing in 7% of upgraded kitchens (up from 5% last year). White cabinetry remains the overal... read more
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5 Spring Cleaning Trends That Go Way Beyond Clean

Guest Post: Melina Gillies, Coldwell Banker Blue Matter Blog Contributor
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 03, 2020 in  For Your Home  Home Decor  Home Improvement  Spring
If you’re among the 68 percent of adults, as reported by OnePoll, who feel daunted and uninspired about the prospect of spring cleaning, you may want to consider the positive mental aspects of meeting the task head-on. Psychology Today reports on the negative impact clutter can have on our mind and bodies, and the long-term health benefits that can result from a thorough spring cleaning. Experts say the key to success is to go beyond clean to a decluttered and refreshed space. Here are five way... read more
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Home Design Trends for 2020

Guest Post: Jenny B, Copywriter at Elephant Stock
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 03, 2020 in  For Your Home  Home Decor
Floral prints, unique window treatments, black and white wall art and many more are evolving in 2020. Well, 2020 is the best year to pull a dream appeal for your home because many unique styles will come into the picture this year. So if you are looking to renovate your home design, take a look at the following home design trends for 2020:Vintage AccentsWhat goes always come around in the home design space. One thing that we are starting to see is traditional, vintage accents, such as spooled leg and spindles.... read more
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How to Safely Move your Plants to your New Home

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder of NorthStar Moving
Posted by Matthew Hillier on February 05, 2020 in  Buying a Home  Healthy Living  Home & Garden  Home Decor  New Homeowner
Moving can be stressful for all living beings. When it comes to change, plants are especially vulnerable. However, with a little love and some planning you can protect your plants and help them adjust to their new environment.  Whether you are worried about your small succulent collection or you are a certified plant parent, be assured these tips from Tim Moore, lead editor of Backyard Boss, will help keep your plants safe and secure throughout the moving process. Spoiler alert! Before you get our ha... read more
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Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas to Set the Scene

Guest Post: Audrey Sellers, Award-winning, Dallas-based Writer & Editor
Posted by Matthew Hillier on November 05, 2019 in  Home Decor  Thanksgiving
All the best Thanksgiving decoration ideas should add some warmth, class, and personality to your home. When your family and friends gather at your table for roasted turkey and fresh-baked pumpkin pie, give the meal some festive flair with creative seasonal decor. Here are a few ideas to try this Thanksgiving. Say Thanks with ChalkChalkboard signs can work in a number of different ways (you can use them to write quotes or count down to a family member’s birthday, for example), but why not put a Thanksgiving t... read more
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