How the Passive House is Setting the Standard for Energy-Efficient Homes

How the Passive House is Setting the Standard for Energy-Efficient Homes

We all do our best to cut down on cooling and heating costs, whether that means bundling up in the winter, investing in insulated curtains for our windows or installing a ceiling fan in the bedroom. No matter how hard we try, however, our utility bills still seem to skyrocket during the hottest and coldest months of the year. This is simply how it works, and many of us have come to accept high electric and energy bills as a fact of life. But what if I told you it didn't have to be this way? I recently stumbled upon...

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The Coolest New Trends in Home Office Design

The Coolest New Trends in Home Office Design

In today's digital age, working from home is becoming more and more common. And why shouldn't it be? The option to work from home gives employees more flexibility, and it also allows them to choose their work environment. No longer do these people have to stay confined to the same dull cubicle for 40 hours a week. If you're one of the lucky working people who gets to do their work from home, take advantage of this opportunity to design a home office that you love. These cool, new home-office trends are a refreshing change from the drab cubicles you've...

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Best Root Beer Float Recipes for Adults

Best Root Beer Float Recipes for Adults

In honor of National Root Beer Float Day we compiled a round up of our favorite frosty recipes from around the web. These boozy floats turn a fun childhood treat into something for adults to indulge in and enjoy. Grab a chilled mug, your favorite root beer and get ready; you might just want to try them all! 1. Heavenly Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float   Heavenly Bourbon Vanilla Root Beer Float Ingredients: 4 teaspoons vanilla paste 8 ounces bourbon 1 pint vanilla ice cream 3 bottles good quality root beer, chilled Instructions: In 4 chilled glasses, evenly distribute the vanilla...

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4th of July Decorating Ideas

4th of July Decorating Ideas

Our earliest memories of Independence Day are of going down to the riverfront for the fireworks festival. Viewing the fireworks among hundreds and thousands of fellow Americans in celebration of our freedom. The fireworks were nice, with collective "oohs and ahhs" that induced chills. On our way home, we remember passing houses closer to the river where huge parties were gathered for fireworks, a night spent under the stars and with food off the grill. These folks had life figured out. Next year we pledged that we would no longer go to the fireworks; the fireworks would come to us....

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5 Decorating Tips For the Beach Bum

5 Decorating Tips For the Beach Bum

Most people enjoy a trip to the beach now and then, but for you, the beach is home. The salty breeze, cool blue water and soft hot sand make the beach your favorite place to spend time in the summer. So why not add elements of the beach to your home's interior design? These tips will help you integrate the nautical style into your space. Decorate with driftwood Driftwood is literally wood that has floated in the water and then washes up on shore. There are many different decorative items that use driftwood to create that nautical look you love....

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DIY Succulent Centerpiece

DIY Succulent Centerpiece

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to add the finishing touches to your outdoor living space, making it perfect for each party, gathering, and casual grill-out. You’ve got all the basics covered—festive market lights are strung, the burnt-out bulbs in your outdoor lighting fixtures are replaced, the patio furniture is outfitted with new summery cushions, and the BBQ is cleaned and polished. Now, for the finishing touch to add vibrancy to your outdoor living space and to tie together your décor scheme: A DIY succulent planter brought to you by The Bloom Of Time floral design studio in...

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Go Green for Spring: Top 10 Indoor Plants

Go Green for Spring: Top 10 Indoor Plants

When it comes to home decor, one of the best accessories you can choose for your space is a plant. Fresh plants bring energy to a room, purify the air and add beauty. And if gardening isn't your thing, there are plenty of houseplants to choose from that require little maintenance on your end. So what are you waiting for? Spring is finally here and while the rising temperature is helping us to feel refreshed and rejuvenated outdoors, you can bring that same energy into your home with any of these 10 indoor plants. 1. English ivy This elegant plant...

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Our 50 Shades of Gray

Our 50 Shades of Gray

You're not bound to one shade of grey. Whip any room into shape with one of these pieces. Soon you'll have a spankin' new room full of favorites. You don't have to be Christian Grey to afford everything you see below. Match your favorite shade number to the products below. Let's play.   Pin this. We promise it won't hurt a bit.

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Top Outdoor Design Trends for 2015

Top Outdoor Design Trends for 2015

With patio season in sight, we asked top landscape designers, architects, and outdoor living aficionados to weigh in on what's hot in outdoor living spaces for 2015. After speaking with over 20 experts in the industry, we've come to the conclusion that the trend this year is two-fold. The first movement revolves around outdoor living and entertaining, while the second trend encompasses the eco-friendly craze that is sweeping the nation. Take a peak and check out our expert round-up for designer tips, tricks and inspiration for your outdoor living needs! THE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINER Whether you're down to dig in the...

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Feel Happy in Your Home This Year

Feel Happy in Your Home This Year

We are officially well into the new year – a time to "start over" and make changes to one's lifestyle. There are a lot of different resolutions we make to better ourselves each year, but ultimately, we just want to be happy. That's why I've compiled a list of tips and suggestions to find happiness at home. Try a couple or try them all, and see if they make a difference for you! Embrace your style You can have a professional interior designer redecorate your entire home, but that doesn't mean you'll  be happy with the new setup. Decorate each...

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