Author: Danielle A. Gray

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How to Paint Wooden Furniture Like a Pro

Painting wooden furniture is one of my favorite ways to decorate a space while saving a little money. It’s also a great way to create pieces for your space that may not be available at your favorite retail store. For...

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Romantic Decorating Ideas

It’s no surprise that Valentine’s Day is all about romance. We often seek out romantic experiences and atmospheres away from home, but it’s possible to create a romantic setting at home through design. Here are a few simple tips for...

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Holiday Entertaining Tips

Throughout the year we discussed ways to transform your apartment into a home that you really love. We tackled space planning issues, storage dilemmas, lighting, home office design and décor. Now that your space is styled to perfection, it’s time...

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Simplifying the Design Process

Decorating a new apartment or home can be an overwhelming process. There are a ton of decisions to make. What’s the best furniture layout for the room? What shade of gray should you paint the walls? Where should you store...

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The Anatomy of a Well-Dressed Bed

If you have ever looked at an image of a bed in one of your favorite furniture catalogs or design magazines, you’ve probably noticed that the bed is really decked out. It’s layered in all sorts of bedding that looks...

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8 Free Apps Every Design Enthusiast Should Have

Whether you’ve just moved into a new apartment or need help redecorating your current space, we’ve rounded up the best, free decorating apps for your phone. 1. The Goods. HomeGoods has become the go-to store for affordable, high-quality décor and...