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Designer's Corner: Spring at Target

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I'm back with another post of my current favorite Target finds! They have some really amazing spring accessories right. Everything from bright colors to reflect the season to some fun modern pieces that look so high end but do not come with high end prices. Here are some of my favorites that are currently on their shelves.

Home Tip Tuesday: Choosing the Right Interior Paint Color

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Choosing an interior paint color can bring the bravest DIYer to their knees. Don't let those white walls scare you. Finding the right color for your home just takes a little forethought. Before heading to the paint store, sit in your room and think about how you want it to feel. Larger, cozier, more traditional, or fun and funky? There's a paint for that!

Marvelous Master Bedroom Designs

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Master bedrooms are more than just a place to lay your head at night.  They have become retreats from the outside world.  A place to relax and unwind as well as sleep.  With such luxuries as built-ins, fireplaces and sitting areas, you may never want to leave!  We've found some gorgeous master suites to inspire you when designing your own.  Enjoy!

Charming Cottage Homes in a Waterfront Community, Join Us for a Tour

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Watch the Video Tour Below of this Gorgeous Waterfront Community.

Foodie Friday: Scrumptious Shrimp Dishes

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What's everybody's favorite seafood?  Shrimp!  Can't get enough of it.  For those of us not lucky enough to live along the coast, it takes us there for a bit.  We have found some delicious shrimp recipes for you to add to your recipe collection. Hopefully you will find a new favorite!  Enjoy!

Designer's Corner: Neutral Nurseries

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There are so many amazing children and nursery products out there now that make designing nurseries really great projects. One idea that is popping up more and more frequently are nurseries with a very neutral palette. When done right these nurseries are anything but boring!

Quick Tips on How to Clean Grout

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Keeping your tile clean is easy, it’s cleaning the grout that proves to be a little more challenging.

Grout is porous and more often than not it is light in color and prone to staining. High traffic areas such as a tiled entry or mudroom often see the most problems due to dirt and everyday grime. In the kitchen spills are usually the culprits, while bathrooms have soap, mold and mildew to blame for the build-up and staining.

Nursery Designs

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There is such joy and anticipation in planning for the arrival of a new baby.  Part of those plans include designing the nursery.  Choosing a theme (if you are going to have one), picking out the crib and bedding, paint color, accessories...  The list goes on and on!  It can be overwhelming.  We've found some darling nurseries to help inspire you to create your own. Enjoy!

Vlog Home Tour - David Weekley Custom Home

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This beautiful home is the Higley Plan by David Weekley.  It features 3,665 sq. ft. of living space with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, an office, second floor loft and laundry and a 2 car garage.  Enjoy the tour!


Click here for floor plans.


Foodie Friday: Granola Recipes

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What makes delicious breakfast or a healthy snack?  Granola, of course!  Serve it like cereal, mix it with yogurt, or take it with you on the go.  Why not skip the middle man and make your own?  We've found some delicious recipes for you to try.  Enjoy!  

Designer's Corner: Easter Decor

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With Easter celebrations just around the corner for many of us I wanted to share some fun Easter decor ideas. From non-conventional dye ideas to tablescapes for an Easter brunch, below are some of my favorites ideas.

Home Tip Tuesday: Green Cleaning in the Home

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Not only is cleaning your home the green way better for your health, it is less expensive. Institute these tips one by one to transition into a green cleaning routine. 

1. Toss harmful products. 
If you're serious about cleaning green, discard the old cleaning products that contain chemicals. Why keep or donate something you know is a health hazard? 

Home Theater Designs

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Home theaters or media rooms are great places for family and friends to hang out and enjoy a movie or sports event.  We've found a nice variety of home theater designs to inspire you to create your own!  Grab your popcorn and enjoy!

Home Tour Vlog #2 - Stunning Million Dollar Home

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This gorgeous home offers 4,390 sq. ft. of living space.   It features 4 bedrooms (5 with the finished basement bedroom), 4.5 baths, a loft, an impressive foyer, covered porch, huge backyard, full finished basement and is situated minutes from the heart of downtown Glen Ellyn!   Enjoy the video tour!




Click here for floor plans.

Foodie Friday: Easter Recipes

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Spring is in the air!  That means Easter is right around the corner.  Time for friends and family to gather and enjoy.  Do you have your menu planned?  We've found some great Easter recipes for you to give a try this year.  

Designer's Corner: Designing a Bright Home Office

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I am currently working on a home office for a client and we came up with two different directions for the space - either yellow white and gray or green white and gray. Here are some of the inspiration images for this space.

Easter Entertaining - Success is in the Details!

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Easter is a festive time for children and an important religious holiday to some, but it's also a great opportunity for entertaining. Opening your home to family and friends for this spring holiday is a wonderful way to share quality time together and celebrate the end of winter. Easter dinners featuring succulent cuts of lamb or the always popular sweet and salty ham will certainly please your guests, but there is more you can do to entertain friends without exhausting your time, energy or budget. As with all types of entertaining, success is in the details.

Inviting Easter Tablescapes

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Spring is right around the corner!  Thank goodness!  Time to start some Easter planning.  Create your guest list, menu and now what about your Easter decor?  How will you dress the table?   We have found some inviting Easter tablescapes to help inspire you to create your own.  Enjoy!

Our First Home Tour Vlog: The Amberwood by Keim Corp

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Welcome to our very first Vlog!  Follow along as we tour new homes & communities each week in our new HOME TOUR Vlog series. This week we feature a newly completed custom home in Wheaton, IL by Keim Corp.


The Amberwood plan features 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a spacious kitchen with two islands and an eat-in dinette which opens to a two-story family room. Second floor highlights include a spacious master suite, Jack-n-Jill bathroom, and fourth bedroom with a private bath. 

Foodie Friday: St. Patrick's Day Fare

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There's a little bit of Irish in all of us!  It's always fun to put a bit of green food coloring in milk or beer, but why not put a little more effort into it this year?  Celebrate this St. Patrick's day with a delicious Irish menu.  We've found some delicious recipes for you to try.  Enjoy!

Designer's Corner: Wallpaper Accent Wall

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Wallpaper is a really exciting part of design at the moment. It has come such a long way and today comes in so many amazing colors and patterns. One great way to ease yourself into using wallpaper in your home is to use it as an accent wall - this allows you to add the color and pattern without covering an entire room in it and also in a more budget friendly way. Here are some great examples of using wallpaper on an accent wall.

2016 Trends for Kitchen Appliances

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Even if your idea of a home-cooked meal is warming up a frozen pizza, the kitchen is probably still the busiest room in your home. Maybe it's in our DNA to be drawn to the place where both food and fire are kept or maybe it's the simple hope of finding a tasty snack. Whatever the reason, we love a great kitchen, and appliance trends for 2016 promise to make everyone's favorite room even better.