Design Recipes: 10 tips for using wallpaper

Design Recipes: 10 tips for using wallpaper

What goes around comes around, especially in style and trends. Wallpaper, once a staple and must in the 1970s, fell out of favor in the ’90s, but in recent years has made a comeback. No longer automatically considered tired and dated, many decor companies have...
Fall is Coming. Is Your Home’s Heating System Ready?

Fall is Coming. Is Your Home’s Heating System Ready?

Northern Colorado Air celebrates 25 years as your local heating expert by offering high-efficiency, high-tech options  FORT COLLINS – Since, we’re still enjoying seasonably warm daytime temperatures here in Northern Colorado, you probably aren’t giving your home...
Style at Home: Velvet is deliciously luxurious

Style at Home: Velvet is deliciously luxurious

Velvet. Be still my heart. This deliciously luxurious fabric has romanced me for decades. Today, velvet love is spreading like wildfire in the world of interior design. Big name designers are putting this fabric of emperors into everyday designs, with brilliant...
On a budget? Do this one thing to instantly upgrade your home

On a budget? Do this one thing to instantly upgrade your home

Homeowners and renters alike can attest – bad hardware is something that plagues dated kitchens everywhere. And while we learned that major kitchen remodels aren’t always worth the investment, small upgrades, like painting cabinets and swapping hardware offer an 83...
6 small-space decorating mistakes that take just seconds to fix

6 small-space decorating mistakes that take just seconds to fix

When you live in a tiny home or apartment, it’s hard to know where to put all your stuff. That new pair of heels? I guess they’ll have to double as decor on the mantel. That massive accumulation of books? Say hello to a makeshift side table. If you find yourself...
Design Recipes: Do’s and don’ts for a modern guest bedroom

Design Recipes: Do’s and don’ts for a modern guest bedroom

Guest bedrooms and guest homes can serve multiple purposes. Whether they are for constant or the occasional guest, tenants or rental purposes, they can be designed in various ways. When looking to create an appealing room or space for guests, here are some Design...
DIY: Safety tips for reusing wooden pallets

DIY: Safety tips for reusing wooden pallets

Q: Our family is having a debate over the use of wooden pallets for projects around the house. I say they are not safe because you do not know what has been shipped on them. Working in retail for more than 40 years, I have seen fertilizer, garden chemicals, paint...
Do you have what it takes to tackle a fixer-upper?

Do you have what it takes to tackle a fixer-upper?

BOULDER COUNTY – A number of Boulder County’s most desirable locations to live in are areas with older homes. We have everything here: bungalows from the 1930s and 1940s, ranch homes from the 1950s, post-modern homes from the 1960s and 1970s, and tract homes from the...
The fall colors we are already obsessed with

The fall colors we are already obsessed with

The changing of the leaves has us daydreaming over new home hues. From jewel tones to oversaturated oranges, autumnal tones bring a burst of drama and natural allure to any space. As interior revamps go, switching up paint colors via a bold accent wall or full-blown...
Design Recipes: Try these affordable dorm DIY projects

Design Recipes: Try these affordable dorm DIY projects

It is quickly approaching that time of year again, when thousands of college students head back to school. Whether a dorm room is shared by a single roommate or many, there are ways to make the room special without breaking the bank. Here are some easy-to-make DIY...
5 decorating mistakes people with good style never make

5 decorating mistakes people with good style never make

People say that you can’t learn style – you’re either born with it or you’re not. While this may be true to some extent, we believe you can learn how to make your home polished and put together whether you’re a born stylist or not. But here’s the thing: Just like an...
2017’s Biggest Decor Trends

2017’s Biggest Decor Trends

Following trends can be dangerous in home decor, where rooms are designed to last decades, not months. But while we tread carefully when it comes to decorating with trends in our homes, we can’t deny the fact that it can sometimes be hard to resist the temptation of...

Hide the TV or just frame it?

Televisions are the design world’s version of a Rorschach test. To take it, just ask yourself this question: Does a television hung above a fireplace mantel make you want to settle in with a bowl of popcorn… or scream? If you fall in with the primal screamers,...

Make smart tech choices for your new smart home

The smart evolution has begun in our homes. More and more connected items are available to let you control your property from a single device, no matter where you are. Everything from lighting to heating and even making a cup of coffee can be at your fingertips. Smart...

8 ways to cut remodeling costs

Planning a major renovation sometimes leads to sticker shock: The average kitchen remodel costs nearly $57,000, while a bathroom renovation runs nearly $17,000 on average. Don’t let those numbers put a damper on your design dreams. It’s possible to cut costs on a...
Design Recipes: Design by Numbers

Design Recipes: Design by Numbers

Look in nearly any magazine or peruse the aisles of home decor stores and you are likely to notice an underlying theme: numbers. Pairings and groupings are key design and styling techniques dominating the visual merchandising presentation of home decor. These same...
Style at Home: Console Tables Are the Perfect Fit

Style at Home: Console Tables Are the Perfect Fit

In the world of interior design, console tables are on fire right now, finding their way into our homes’ spaces in new and surprising ways. It seems like every day someone comes in looking for one of these decorating gotta-have pieces, and as soon as we get a shipment...
3 Ways to Decorate a Traditional Outdoor Kitchen

3 Ways to Decorate a Traditional Outdoor Kitchen

Traditional style is a mainstay for a reason—it’s elegant, timeless and consistent, and it’s also simple to recreate. While most tend to think of interior spaces when traditional style is mentioned, it’s outdoor spaces that thrive just as much with classical...
Natural Selection: Live-Edge Wood in Home Design

Natural Selection: Live-Edge Wood in Home Design

(BPT) – Live-edge hardwood, in which the sides of the slab are left unmilled to retain the natural profile of the tree trunk, is an increasingly popular decorative trend in today’s residential interiors. The technique is not only used for pieces of standalone...
Bring the man cave into the light with these ideas

Bring the man cave into the light with these ideas

While the dark, dingy man cave with the mismatched recliners has gone the way of videotapes and TV antennas, new homes come with options that the man-of-the-house will love. Here’s a look at new ways to find rooms for guys to hang out. Recreation room Many new homes...
I never pay full price for furniture. Here’s where I shop

I never pay full price for furniture. Here’s where I shop

When it comes to furniture shopping, there’s nothing I love more than scoring a deal on a vintage treasure or rare find, but it’s the thrill of the hunt I covet most. That feeling you get when you find something special at a bargain price (especially after you’ve...
The 7 keys to making your foyer five star-worthy

The 7 keys to making your foyer five star-worthy

Your foyer is the first and last thing you see when walking through your front door, so it should leave you feeling nothing short of inspired, organized and on top of your game. After all, there’s nothing worse than coming home after a long day to an uninspiring space...