Monthly Archives: February 2015

Summer Dreaming In a Pool

It’s that time of year, we start to think about summer here in the upper Midwest, we really love our pools and after checking out some Columbus Ohio swimming pool ads on my way down to Nashville last weekend. It got me thinking about how I wish it was summer. I miss warm weather and really enjoy spending time outside in a garden or by the pool. I also started thinking about how great pools are to have in your own back yard! Not only are they a great workout and entertainment feature, but they really can make or break a backyard design.


What I love most about pools is that you can do so much with the design of the pool. You can have something simple yet elegant or you can do something playful and fun. Maybe you entertain a lot in the summer and you want that wow factor a pool combined with a great entertainment space can give your backyard. Kids also love pools so maybe you want something that is kid friendly and has a nice shallow area for the little ones.

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What type of pool scape would you like. The more natural look so you have a backyard oasis? Maybe you would like the more classical style with a waterfall. Maybe you would like both! The possibilities with pools are endless and you really can create any style you want.

So my wonderful readers, what is your pool style? I would love to hear from you!

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2015 Interior Design Trends

2015 Interior Design Trends


It may only be February, but several interior design trends seem to be already taking off. Trends we see increasing in popularity include healthy homes with stylistic patterns that combine both traditional and contemporary elements and bright light blue and green accents. For a closer look, check out these top 5 interior design trends for 2015.


1. Healthy Home

As the health industry continues to grow and mature, so do the efforts to lead healthy lifestyles in every aspect. As such, healthy home renovations are expected to be quite popular this year. A few common “healthy” renovation efforts include:

  • Installing efficient air filtration systems

  • Eliminating or replacing off-gassing finishes

  • Mounting no-formaldehyde cabinets


2. Transitional Designs

There has been a constant battle between traditional and contemporary designs within homes across the country. Transitional designs walk the fine line between the two, pulling elements from both styles. With fewer lines yet a clean, and warm feel, many remodelers and homebuyer’s will be looking for and employing transitional designs.



3. Re-birthed Accents

There is a saying that, “there is nothing new under the sun.” This year, that saying continues to ring true.

With the popularity of consignment shops and the idea of taking something old and making it your own, many individuals have taken to re-birthing different items and accenting their homes with them. For example, it is not uncommon for individuals to reupholster and paint dining room chairs, or sand and finish an old bench to use as a coffee table.


4. Metal Working

Along with refurbished accents, metal workings will be very popular this year as well. Ornamental metals of all shapes, sizes and designs have become increasingly common and show no signs of slowing down. Metal ornaments come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, bringing a unique flair and individuality to any room.



5. Colors

Although color patterns will most likely change throughout the year, light blues and greens are on trend in 2015. If you are looking to stay current, use neutral colors as the base throughout your rooms and accent them with different colors. This way it will be easier to switch out or add different accents over the years.

If you are looking to keep up with the top interior design trends of 2015, then you may want to include these ideas in your home décor. Incorporate healthy home remodels, transitional design elements, re-birthed and ornamental metal accents, as well as trending colors. Most importantly, be sure that you add your own unique flair to your interior design and you will be sure to create a winning space.

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Improve the Health of Your Home Now

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There are many ways to improve the health of your home, you can install a Radon system  or maybe you want to use better paints and other materials to keep your home healthy for your family. That is why I have decided to share with you a few really great ideas for improving your home without building a new one. Something I’m sure most of you can not afford


  • The first is to invest in materials that are good for you and the environment, materials like bamboo, stone and glass help to keep your home clean and chemical free. Bamboo also is a very fast growing plant and can replenish itself quicker then other woods.


  • Use zero VOC paint, this helps to keep the air in your home cleaner and you and your family safe from chemical contaminates. These now come in so many amazing colors that you won’t feel like you are stuck in your design decisions.


  • Install a radon system that helps keep you safe from radon that can cause lung cancer and respiratory illness . If someone in your family has either of these, you may want to really check into a radon system. It may be a great investment for you and your family.


  • Use non-chemical cleaners. I am a huge fan of the Eco-Smart brand. I was asked to review for them a few years ago, and really love the product, now it is what my mom and I use for everything including pest removal and cleaning.


  • Use LED light bulbs in your home. I have been saying this for years and now the prices on these wonderful bulbs are dropping. I picked one up the other day for just $5! They give a great light, save you more on your electric then florescent and incandescent bulbs. They also do not have the hazardous materials of fluorescents.

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