Kitchen Countertops

Wow! Just about anything goes for countertops today…even PAPER! (More on that later) Still, the most popular for cost and good looks is the laminate countertop, according to Consumer Digest. Formica has even brought back some 50’s retro styles. Laminates are easy to care for besides being more affordable and come in an array of…

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Decorating a Foyer

They say first impressions are everything. You want the first impression of your home to be a positive one. Whether you have a large formal foyer or just a small space on the wall next to your front door, you can create an inviting entryway into your home. 1. Add some color. If walking into…

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Accessorizing with Candles

Here are some helpful tips for arranging and using candles in decorating your home. Add A Warm Inviting Glow To Your Home With Candles Accessorizing with candles has really become a must when it comes to home decor. With the variety of scents and accessories that are available it’s not a wonder. The choices out…

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How To Decorate On A Budget

Often I’ll speak to potential clients who have big dreams of redecorating their home, but have a limited budget to work with. At first they often seem discouraged and disappointed that there’s not more money on the table, but as you’ll see, a limited budget doesn’t actually mean limited options. In fact, the projects with…

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Decorating for the Fourth of July!

Well, the Fourth of July is nearly upon us again, and this year I am determined to be ready ahead of time! It always creeps up on me, but no longer. I often get asked about how to prepare a home or room for a theme party, so I have been hunting all over the…

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Why Recycle When You Can Upcycle?

Lately I’m on a mission. I am working with all my clients on it. You see, every time I go into a home, I have a clear cut process. I talk with the owner, or my client, and they tell me the ‘ultimate outcome’ from having me work the space over. Nearly every time, the…

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The Relaxation Room

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while! I have been hard at work on a project that I am absolutely in love with, so I’ve been pouring all my time into that… rather at the neglect of everything else! You see, about a month ago I had an email from a lovely woman who…

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The Green Interior

I have a confession to make. Lately, I’ve become something of a green-eyed monster. But luckily for the hubby, I’m not talking about the jealous kind. I’m talking about the fact that I’ve fallen absolutely head over heels for this new trend of creating indoor gardening spaces. In the last couple of years, more and more…

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Why You Should Have A Feature Wall

Feature walls. *Sigh* I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I could go on for days about why feature walls are so fabulous! Not only do they break up the monotony of an otherwise standard house, but they catch the eye and create instant interest. They bring your personality and your creativity right into your home. Now, as…

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A Few Of My Favourite Things

Here at Carrie’s Decorating Corner I am always looking for fun, exciting new projects to sink my teeth into. I’m not really looking for fluffy jobs that just call for a new throw over the furniture and some fresh accessories — what I really want is a challenge! Not that there’s anything wrong with little gloss-up…

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