Roderick’s Tips


ITS HERE,COLOR OF THE YEAR! The 2020 color of the year is Benjamin Moores 2102-70, First Light.This happy hue rings in a new decade with rosy optimism. It’s not quite pink and it’s not quite orange and is subtle enough to use on all all 4 walls or layer with other...

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Color:  Add a colorful rug runner the length of the kitchen. TIP! Use an outdoor rug. They are available in many colors and patterns that withstand spills and wear. Adding a runner rug is a great way to add contrast, color, and personality. Lighting: Warm tinted, well placed light is important in a kitchen. Replace the cold Blue light of your fluorescent fixtures with can lights. Use LED bulbs for energy savings. Or when using traditional can flood lights simply put them on a dimmer. Tip! Add table lamps on either side of a long counter. The lamps will cast a warm glow and add ambience. Art: If you have galley style kitchen, hanging a large work of art on the far wall will create a focal point and draw you into the space Tip! For more visual impact try grouping 6 framed pieces of the same size together instead of 1 large piece. This will make the kitchen feel bigger and add...

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If you live in Alaska and have a Miami theme with wicker, it’s just not going to work. When someone loves a place so much they decorate their house fully from another location it fells forced and contrived. A homes decor needs to be authentic and provoke a sense of where you are. Themed rooms can also be tricky to pull off because if you do everything in the theme, like a southwestern or beach style it will have a juvenile sense about it, creating a more animated than real space. (Remember Elvis’ jungle room?) Instead of doing an entire room with an out-of-place theme, use themed accent pieces. Use accents to incorporate the look you enjoy without being overwhelming. If you have a house in the mountains and love the beach, display a collection seashells or coral in the bookcase instead of designing an entire beach style room. Subtly is always...

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These crazy items are to cut to fit around the base of a toilet and sometimes have a matching carpet like seat cover. They are disgusting for obvious reasons. A lot of people like them because they don’t want their feet on a cold floor. Rods tip! Instead go for a regular rectangular- shaped rug away from the base of the toilet, or just wear slippers!

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1. Change the color of your towels. Don’t forget the hand towels too. 2. Get a new shower curtain to change the color scheme of your bath instead of paint. 3. Add new accessories. Candles, flowers, soap dispenser, toothbrush holder etc. 4. Art 5. New Rugs… no toilet rugs though!

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