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Trim:  It’s All About the Size!  –  Kelly Bernier Designs

Updating your baseboard trim is a quick way to update any room in your home. When deciding which size baseboard to go with, my standard rule of thumb is to have at least a 5 1/4” baseboard, white or stained, for a standard 8 ft. high ceiling. If you do not want to go through the hassle…

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What Everyone Should Know About Taupe   –  Maria Killam

You asked for it and here it is! Drumroll….. a discussion of one of the most challenging neutral colour categories, taupe.

When Sherwin Williams named Poised Taupe as their colour of the year I was not convinced.

We are seeing A LOT of taupe these days. Taupe is ubiquitous in flooring, furnishings and stone products and makes up a huge proportion of standard builder offerings at the moment…

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How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes – Maria Killam

Here’s a brown kitchen that has clearly been recently renovated (not the pretty white one in the header – that’s coming later!).  While the outcome is not terrible, I don’t think you will find this kitchen popping up all over Pinterest.

So I thought we could pick it apart, not to be critical or mean, but because this is such a common scenario, and then we can gain some useful insight into why so many renovations fall a little short of expectations…

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Trend Forecast for 2017 – Maria Killam

The colour for 2017 is kelly green (hooray, I’ve been waiting for this green for a long time) and the look is refined and generally warming up.

Move over cool industrial edginess and laid back rustic everything, 2017 is the year we return to warm, cozy and luxurious layering!…

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Kitchen Confidential: Painted vs. Stained Cabinets  –  “Houzz”

Kitchen cabinets are largely about the finish. Whether you’re buying cabinets for the first time or you’re a seasoned kitchen remodeler, it probably didn’t take you long to realize that stain and paint are two totally different slices of pie. Not sure which one you prefer? Here’s the scoop on the perks and pitfalls of both finishes…

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The Best White Paint Color for Walls & Trim – “The Decorologist”

You all know how much I like COLOR, but there is a place and time for everything. And on occasion, it’s the place and time for white paint on the walls and trim. This space felt choppy and small because of all the color shifts in the room. Notice all the changes, starting from the top of the photo and going down: yellow family room ceiling, white crown molding (in family room), green room header between family room and kitchen, yellow kitchen ceiling, white crown molding (in kitchen), green wall, white countertop, brown island, orange wood floors…

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How to Update Your House from the Tuscan Brown Trend  –  “MariaKillam.com”

I was recently in a Mediterranean style home that had been built and decorated completely inside the Tuscan Brown Trend. Dark (pink beige & butterscotch) Travertine floors throughout the main floor, yellow/gold granite countertops, dark wood stained cabinets throughout, yellow walls everywhere and 8 bathrooms outfitted in very expensive finishes, most with conflicting colours in floors and countertops…

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Modern Farmhouse Styling  –  “Prosource”

What do you get when you cross industrial design with family heirlooms? The makings of one of today’s hottest trends: modern farmhouse. The design can be inspired by a single piece from your family’s heritage or by a desire to infuse the great outdoors with your contemporary space.

This modern rustic theme should evoke a comfortable and casual feel, have loads of natural light and combine sleek and organic elements seamlessly…

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