As spring and summer collide, many of us are ready to embrace the change and enjoy the outdoors. It’s also a fun time to switch up the home décor and bring a little bit of that sunshine and comfort inside.

Have you ever wondered what an interior designer’s home looks like? Local designer, and this month’s cover girl, Diedra May, let us inside her spectacular space. While she changes her décor often, this particular day she had every room, inside and out, donned with late summer designs.

Creating a wall grouping of your favorite photos and artwork can seem like a daunting task. While there are no rules to hanging your pieces, Deborah Hess said there is art form to it.

There’s nothing better than receiving a holiday card from a friend or loved one in the mail. It makes trips to the mail box better. Many people place the cards on their fireplace mantel, coffee tables or refrigerator, but how about something new this year?

The front door to a home is easily its most important feature. Not only can it help ward off intruders, but it also serves as the greeting point to guests entering the home. Quality and design protect against break-ins and inclement weather while aesthetics set the tone for the interior décor.

Greenery is taking center stage at weddings in both bouquets and centerpieces.

Not everyone is blessed with a green thumb or the knack for creative floral arranging. But it doesn’t mean you can’t put together your own beautiful bouquets.

The key to having your own dream closet is space and organization. While there are endless options for organizational tools available for traditional closets, options for larger closet spaces require more design work.

Tired of the same ol' stockings by the fireplace? Try something new this year. There are burlap bone shapes for the animal lovers in the house, or how about a glamour high-heel stocking or mermaid tail. The options are endless. 

Our dining room tables are often the focal point of holiday entertaining. To dress the part, it's OK to go the extra mile and spruce up grandma's china with new pieces like wooden disc chargers, Buffalo plaid place mats or DIY napkin holders.

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Fall and winter can be tough on your home and your wallet. As temperatures drop, chances are your furnace will be working overtime. This results in two things: greater energy consumption and higher heating bills. In fact, costs associated with heating and cooling a home year-round typically …

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As temperatures drop and thoughts once again turn to lighting fires and sitting down with a good book, it's important to revisit chimney maintenance.

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While neutrals are always a safe bet when painting the exterior of your home, don't be afraid of color. There are a lot of beautiful, bold color schemes to choose from.

Granite: A natural stone that is timeless with more than 20 shades. It also happens to be among the most expensive of counter materials, but if not sealed correctly, it is porous. Granite should be resealed after about 10 years.

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You don't have to be as talented as Chip and Joanna Gaines to create your own backyard fire pit. Here are a few simple ways to get your own DIY accessory.

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There isn't a shortage of do-it-yourself ideas for updating your flooring. Basically, anything could become a beautiful floor, from pennies and corks to bottle caps and Scrabble pieces. Each project requires a good glue, a layer of epoxy and a lot of patience.

Don't be in the dark when looking for a new lamp. While it may not seem like rocket science, finding the right lamp for your space can be more difficult than you think.

Not every item at the estate sale or flea market is destined to be re-purposed. Often, an antique treasure is just that -- a treasure. It can be tempting to pick up a pain brush and scissors to create a one-of-a-kind piece reminiscent of something from Pinterest, but don't. Instead, get out …

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As temperatures continue to drop, we start to think of ways to bundle up and stay warm. And there is nothing better than wrapping yourself in the covers of your bed.

This year I wanted to do something different when decorating my Christmas tree. I started skimming through my Pinterest account, Good Housekeeping magazine, Country Living magazine and even Amazon Prime.

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Place settings can set the mood for your next family gathering, from beautiful colors and fun textures to unique prints and playful shapes. The holiday style for 2017 is a little bit of old-school meets classic with vintage bird prints and traditional holiday icons. But eclectic is still a m…

You might be revamping your apartment or changing up the living room of your new house. You might have the perfect vision but not quite know where to start.

If you asked me this time last year what a fairy garden was, chances are I wouldn’t have had an answer for you. But in the past year the popularity of the little gardens has grown.

When using sentimental items in decorating, don’t box yourself in by thinking you're limited to framing important papers such as a diploma or marriage license or making shadow boxes of smaller items.

Launching a redecorating project can be daunting, especially without much experience, but basic rules can help even the most inexperienced home decorator get a start.

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It's the season of sunscreen, mosquitos, frozen cocktails, cookouts and evening swims. For all of your summer adventures, you'll want your outdoor space to be as cozy as possible.

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Decorating with color can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. One of the biggest challenges is choosing bold colors and having them complement each other throughout the home.

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Your refrigerator is arguably the most important appliance in your kitchen.

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Decorating a space with limited square footage comes with a unique set of challenges. Whether it’s an apartment or a nook in your home, creating a beautiful and functional area requires some planning.

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Painting furniture can be both fruitful and frugal. If you have an old piece that just needs an update or a found piece that needs a lot of reworking, painting it can be a quick process that doesn't take up too much time to learn or do.

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St. Joseph residents Lance Rich and David Sandy let us in to their home for the holidays. The couple are also inviting the community to experience a magical holiday wonderland for a fundraiser benefiting the Performing Arts Association. A Very Magical Holiday Home Tour & Christmas Circus…

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