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How to Choose Shades for Windows in Direct Sunlight

When windows are in direct sunlight, often the space around them feels too hot. Your furniture and your skin also don’t love being exposed to harmful UV rays that come in through even the best windows either. Learn how to choose from roller, solar, or cellular shades depending on your preferences to cover those windows, lower your home’s or business’s temperature and save on energy bills.

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Design Psychology: The Color Green

The color green brings about feelings of peace, harmony, but also excitement or even royalty. Once you familiarize yourself with this color’s great uses, we hope you’ll agree that it should be seen much more in design!

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How Texture Impacts Emotion in Interior Design

Texture plays a large role in how our brains perceive our surroundings, and how they make us feel. We can use knowledge of texture’s emotional influence to intentionally create feelings of comfort, warmth, relaxation and more. Learn how texture plays a role in interior design to make your space even more inviting!

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Holiday Traditions with Family & Friends in LA

The nostalgia of holidays isn’t centered around what we got as gifts, but about the time we spent with others and the things we did together. While some traditions should always carry on exactly the same, sometimes we want to create new ones with new members of our families, or simply want to add a little more magic to the season.

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Decorate for the Holidays without Damage

We all love holiday decorations, but not the holes they can leave in once they’re taken down. We’ve gathered together a great guide to putting up a wide variety of decorations without causing damage (and some safety tips for people with small children and pets).

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Using Nature Autumn Atmosphere

by David Baker  Unless you’re one of those people who puts up winter holiday decor the second Halloween is over, it’s time to take down the cobwebs and start putting up fall decorations. Fortunately, some elements from your spooky designs still fit in perfectly, like pumpkins (not the scary ones), but otherwise, it’s time to get creative. Nature in your home is

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Why You Should Reupholster Furniture (And When You Shouldn’t)

by David Baker  In this day and age, many people skip straight to replacing furniture that doesn’t fit their decor or looks worn or outdated. However, we’re going to make a case for why you should reupholster furniture in your home… but also tell you when it probably should be replaced. Here are questions you can ask yourself when considering replacement or reupholstery, and

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Galaxy Home Guide: Creating the Perfect Accent Wall

Adding an accent wall to homes has been around for a long time, but certainly has been growing in popularity as HGTV and other design-oriented media becomes more accessible to home audiences. Sometimes people want to jump on this trend, but end up disliking the end result, or they just aren’t sure where to start.   Aside from just choosing

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Selling Sunset: Jason Oppenheim Opts for Automation

The LA Market is hot, and real estate agent and attorney Jason Oppenheim wanted to update his own home. Designer Jgoiey Ramirez brought us in on this complete teardown and remodel of Jason’s own luxury home. Keep an eye out of this stunning home on Netflix’s series Selling Sunset, featuring Jason and The Oppenheim Group.

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Keep Your Home Cool in the Summer and Reduce Your Bills

Summer is upon us, and with it comes the heat, and with heat comes higher cooling bills for your home. Fortunately, instead of just running the air conditioning at full blast, we gathered some of the best tips for keeping your home cool to get you through the summer (and even save you some cash). 1. Run your heat-producing appliances

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