Design from Dreams: Style & Zen Carpet Diem

“An interior is the natural projection of the soul.” – Coco Chanel

Our environment can have a strong impact on how we feel. Depending on how we’ve mastered our interior design, our home can either empower us or bring us down – and nobody wants the latter option. This is the reason why we often turn to Feng Shui. When we think about applying this approach, we usually have in mind big things, such as beds, pipes and furniture arrangement. However, some seemingly small and insignificant items, like rugs, can also make a huge impact on the interior’s Chi (positive energy). So, let us see how you can use rugs to optimize energy and introduce harmony into your home.

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Season Transitions: How to Prep Your HVAC System For Warmer Weather

Spending a little extra time getting your HVAC system ready for the summer months will help you keep your energy bills as low as possible and reduce your risk of catastrophic damage taking place when you need your air conditioner the most. Here are a few quick and easy steps you can take to improve the efficiency and durability of your heating and cooling system.
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Design Direction: 3 Strategies For a Chic Living Room

The living room is often the hub of the home. It’s where you gather with family members to discuss the day’s events or to watch television at the end of the day. This is also a space where you gather together to celebrate holidays and special events. The living room is an area where you want to feel comfortable, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be stylish in the process. There are a few chic designs that you might want to try if you’re looking for something a bit more modern than an ordinary couch and chair.
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Getting Your Home Summer-Ready: 4 Tips for Making it Quick and Easy

Guest post contributed by Kara Masterson


Spring is in the offing, and summer’s not far behind. If you haven’t quite prepared your home for summer, spring is the perfect time. This is a great and beautiful time of year so you might as well embrace the good weather and get to work. There’s no excuse to not prepare your house to welcome the season. Here are four tips:
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Fireplace: Get the Right One for Your Property

Guest post contributed by David Fenton

Fireplaces are essential additions to homes in colder regions. Fireplace not only provide you warmth in winters but they also add elegance to your home. With the advancement in technology, there are a wide range of fireplaces available in the market and as a result, you can choose the one that best suits your setup. The history of the fireplace goes back to thousands of years.

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Top 5 Objectives of Renovating Kitchens

Guest post contributed by Lauren Bracy

Planning a kitchen renovation? Well, if you are, no doubt you have a lot of plans in mind and would like your kitchen to stand out and look amazing. As your planning is in full swing, consider all details of your kitchen renovation into consideration and whether you have defined the process well. If you have missed on to some basic pointers, here are 5 broad objectives of renovating kitchens that will help you take a closer look at what you need to do.

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Home Remedies for Bad Breath

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Bad breath can be a really embarrassing problem for some people. Bad breath can be caused by several things such as smoking, gum disease, dry mouth or a medical condition. However, the most common cause of bad breath is from bacteria that builds up either between your teeth or on the back of your tongue.

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Home Remedies for Fatigue

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Fatigue is something most of us experience from time to time in our lives. It is the feelings of being tired, being exhausted and being lethargic, all rolled up into one. Causes of fatigue can range from lifestyle factors like lack of sleep or an unhealthy diet to medical conditions such as anemia or obesity to physical factors like stress and depression.

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Zinc Door 15% OFF Holiday Decor & Anniversary SALE!

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Zinc Door offers fabulous furniture, lighting, home accessories, and entertainment essentials.  This is a great time to shop because Zinc Door is celebrating their anniversary with a 15% off promo code!

Save 15% off storewide during this event at Zinc Door!  Use code ZINC15 now through 11/14/13.  Get your home prepared for the upcoming holiday season – get the items you’ll need to WOW your guests! 😉