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The Perfect Paint Colors

September 12, 2018

Perfect Paint Colors – It’s what everyone dreams of living with. And usually every one’s nightmare to pick. But it’s not your fault! Here’s why: 88% of all wall paint colors are neutrals, (gray, white, beige, greige/taupe)
Almost all have multiple “undertones”, (other colors showing through)
Neutral undertones are almost invisible in light to medium shades
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Major Appliances – The Right Refrigerator

July 6, 2018

The truth is, all major appliance brands offer nearly identical refrigerators. The new models you’ll see today are far more energy efficient than those produced even five years ago, and repairs are only as difficult as finding the nearest technician. So, how do you choose what’s right for you? First, you’ll need to measure your space, then […]

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Open Floor Plan

Decorating an Open Floor Plan? (6 Ways to make it great!)

January 7, 2018

Designer tips on arranging an open floor plan. How to make it cozy and beautiful!

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6 Ways to Make Rooms Look Bigger, (without knocking out walls!)

January 6, 2018

6 Way to make a room bigger without knocking out walls. (Decorate smart for your space.)

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How to choose Drapes

Window Treatment Ideas, (How to choose the best one!)

January 5, 2018

Window treatment are so immediately visible in a room that updating them is a great way to transform your space. But knowing how to choose the best window treatment can be a little daunting. Especially since they are an investment in your home you will likely live with through several changes of furnishings. A common […]

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How to Choose the Right Wood Floor Color (9 Designer tips!)

January 4, 2018

Choosing the right color for your wood floor is a big decision. You want to love the look of the floor itself but the bigger goal is to love the whole effect that it will create in your rooms and your home. Start by deciding what overall style do you want in your home? Do you […]

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13 Downsizing Designer Tips, (How to love your next home as much as your last!)

January 3, 2018

These 13 downsizing designer tips will let you love your next home as much as your last. So if you’re an empty-nesters, or semi or newly retired you don’t have to give up the quality and designer touches you’re used to in order to downsize into a simpler home!  AND none of these tips require […]

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How to Update Your Lighting (Like a pro!)

January 2, 2018

-Kriste Micheline Interiors Updating your light fixtures will have an immediate design impact on your space because they are so noticeable. It is a design touch that is well worth the investment, and with such a wide range of price points, there is something for everyone. And with chandeliers being so popular, the right one […]

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New Years Home Improvement (Designer ideas to make your new year bright!)

January 2, 2018

Get a fresh start on your space in the new year!

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Updating Your Bathroom (The secret to maximizing your budget)

December 29, 2017

No one likes living with an old bathroom but the thought of remodeling the second most expensive room in the house might have kept you from even considering it. But the secret to maximizing a bathroom remodeling budget is to simply keep the same footprint.  Just replace the old with the new: keep the tub […]

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“I worked with Mary to get advice on giving my main floor a “facelift”, and I loved the results we got… Mary was a dream to work with, listened to all of my thoughts/concerns, and offered expert advice."          

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“I worked with Mary to get advice on giving my main floor a “facelift”, and I loved the results… Mary was a dream to work with, listened to all of my thoughts/concerns, and offered expert advice.”