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The Celebrity Apprentice Decor!

The Apprentice has been a mixed bag the last few seasons. But this season, they’ve added the “Celebrity” component with the likes of Lennox Lewis, Gene Simmons, Piers Morgan, Stephen Baldwin, Marilu Henner, Trace Adkins, and Carol Alt. And another nice twist is that the winning project manager receives a donation to their favorite charity. The charm and chemistry of the celebrities have made for one of the most entertaining…

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Brilliant Book of the Week:

I’m sure everyone has either heard of or dealt with the “green” movement; whether it be buying energy efficient appliances to recycling or even gutting a home and replacing as many items as possible with green products. The following book will help all those eco-friendly, do-gooders do a good job creating an environmentally friendly home.Check it out!“The Healthy Home: Workbork” by Kimberly Rider. (Click the title and link to Amazon!)…

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It’s In The Details

Nailheads make the Carmen caliente! By Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams A mark of great craftsmanship is all about attention to detail. It’s easy to make a sofa and just call it a day. It’s another thing to make a sofa and then make it fabulous. That’s where little details make all the difference. Try some of these to punch up your next upholstery challenge. Nailheads: These little babies offer…

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It’s In The Details

Nailheads make the Carmen caliente! By Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams A mark of great craftsmanship is all about attention to detail. It’s easy to make a sofa and just call it a day. It’s another thing to make a sofa and then make it fabulous. That’s where little details make all the difference. Try some of these to punch up your next upholstery challenge. Nailheads: These little babies offer…

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HF Weekly Obsession: All Buttoned Up

Buttery arteries? Bad. Buttery leather? Mmmmmm… Gustav Chair by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. You know that girl who could put together an outfit that was almost too much, but her last minute restraint made the entire outfit genius? Welcome to the chair version of that girl. Meet Gustav. The leather creates supple pleats in the button tufting (five buttons. no more, no less.) that is so exaggerated- almost a…

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Stumped!

Stump Table by Ironies, Photo from Elle Decor January/February 2008 I seem to be on a nature streak lately. I’m ready to plant some flowers, soak up the sun, and drag my friends to the park for a picnic. Lately the weather isn’t cooperating. Apparently April Showers occur every month of the year. I guess it’s time to improvise. Tree stumps are everywhere lately, whether au natural or decked out.…

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Name You Should Know: Angela Adams

Oriental rugs don’t work for everyone. I long for something a bit more retro, colorful, funky, etc. Any adjective that doesn’t mean “traditional” would work here. Luckily, Angela Adams is here to save the day. While her collection of ready made rugs are awesome, the custom made rugs are truly awe-inspiring. Brilliant colors, elaborate scenes worthy of a canvas, and the luxurious fibers won’t scratch your feet (or your behind).…

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Kohler Products for Less!

ProMaster Kitchen Faucet ProAvatar Kitchen Sink Spa Tower Estate Freestanding Bath Escale Integrated Top and Basin I’m a big fan of Kohler. They make excellent bathroom and kitchen fixtures with timeless designs. Instead of going to your local Lowe’s store to buy your favorite, personality defining Kohler product, try shopping online at PlummerSurplus.com. PlummerSurplus.com is one of Lowe’s major suppliers for bathroom and kitchen fixtures. So if you ever special…

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Sweets for Your Sweet!

Valentine Heart Pops from marthastewart.com You either love it or hate it. That one day every year when you are either so in love or borderline homicidal. You’re either half of a blissful pair or seeing that blissful pair makes you want to puke. I’ve been both Pro and Anti-Valentine’s Day, and no matter how I feel about the holiday, I always love, love, love the cookies! And nobody knows…

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Outdoors In

Even if you don’t have a radiator, try chunky wooden shelves for a taste of the natural. Picture from dominomag.com. For those of us in Houston, Spring is quickly approaching (yay!). For me, that means getting in touch with my nature-loving side. Picnics in parks! Planting a garden! Laying by the pool! But, alas, after a week of beautiful weather, here comes the heatwave. Rather than cursing the inevitable humid…

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