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    Simple Ways to Incorporate Feng Shui into Your Home

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Jan 23, 2020 3:09:00 PM

    In honor of Chinese New Year, which begins this Saturday, we’re looking at ways to bring health, wealth and happiness into your home during this year of the rat. One way is with feng shui — the Chinese practice of orienting the items in your home in a way that creates a positive flow of energy and attracts joy, love, pleasure and abundance. While the principles of feng shui can be fairly complex and unique to each home, we have a few, fairly simple, ideas that you can put into practice yourself.

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    Topics: home decor

    Love Your Home: Upgrade Your Plant Game

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Jan 21, 2020 2:40:00 PM

    Plants are one of the most natural and affordable (depending on what you select!) ways to liven up an interior, and Millennials have noticed. In case any confusion remains as to the growing obsession (pun intended), the Instagram hashtag #plantsofinstagram clocks in at more than 4 million posts — that's 3 million more than the cohort's beloved #avocadotoast! But the approachable hobby isn't only for Millennials. Anyone and everyone can benefit from some added verdure in their life. As members of the House Plant Club will brightly explain, plants make people happy.

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    Topics: home decor, love your home

    New Year's Resolutions for Your Home in 2020

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Dec 30, 2019 7:15:00 AM

    What are your home goals for 2020? As you're sitting down to set your New Year's resolutions, will any for your home make the list? Whatever the project, we're here to help when you need us. Here are a few ideas (and a special free smart home tech offer):

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    Topics: Insider, home improvement, home decor, love your home

    Sneak Peek: Home Trends for 2020

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Dec 17, 2019 6:11:00 AM

    Between Scandinavian-inspired minimalist design and hygge vibes, house plants becoming a staple of modern living, and open floor plans taking the lead, 2019 was a more subdued, earthy year for home décor and design. Lovers of everything lavish and extravagant will be pleased to hear that more decadent styles are on the horizon, largely thanks to a nostalgic re-imagining of 1920's classic looks. 

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    Topics: Insider, home improvement, home decor, remodeling, love your home

    10 Holiday Gifts for the Home that They'll Love

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Dec 12, 2019 9:30:07 AM

    Whether you were done months ago or haven’t even started (or maybe somewhere in between?) it can be tough to find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list. Luckily, we have some ideas for the area we’re experts in — the home.

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    Topics: home decor

    5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Ultimate Stress-Free Holiday Party

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Dec 5, 2019 7:11:00 AM

    The holidays are here and you’ve decided to throw a party at your home to celebrate — that’s great! Of course, that’s until it’s a few days before the party and you’re running around the house in preparation, wondering why you signed up to host. We’ve all been there. But not to worry! We have 5 tips on how to prepare your home so your festive gathering goes off without a hitch.

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    Topics: home decor

    Love Your Home: 5 Tips for Fixing Up Your Entertainment Spaces Before Thanksgiving

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Nov 7, 2019 6:50:00 AM

    The countdown is on! We’re exactly three weeks from Thanksgiving which means, if you’re hosting, you’re likely starting to feel the pressure of getting your home in order. (Fingers crossed you haven’t invited any Judgy McJudgersons who will be inspecting every inch of your home.) Either way, whether you’re looking to make a good impression or just want to liven up your living area for the holidays, here are 5 ideas for adding some pizzazz to your entertaining spaces before Thanksgiving.

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    Topics: home maintenance, home decor, love your home

    Love Your Home: Creative Decoration Ideas for Halloween

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Oct 17, 2019 7:59:00 AM

    Halloween has always been a time for playful self-expression and creativity for children and adults alike, and that festive spirit is only increasing as Millennials show how serious they are about their favorite holiday, according to Forbes. Whether you're looking to step up your Halloween decoration game or just get some inspiration for around the house, these 4 DIY ideas are sure to please.

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    Topics: home decor, love your home

    4 New Trends From the Alameda County Fall Home and Garden Show

    Posted by Sophie Bousset on Oct 15, 2019 7:15:00 AM

    Year after year, the Alameda County Fall 2019 Home and Garden Show is a great source of inspiration for the home — and this year was no exception. The Pleasanton Fairgrounds was packed with breathtaking garden scapes, the latest and greatest hot tubs and endless pools, and stunning fall decor ideas. Here are a few of our favorite new finds: 

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    Topics: home improvement, home decor

    The Psychology of Your Home's Paint Colors

    Posted by Ed Yevelev on Jul 3, 2019 11:11:15 AM

    Have you ever noticed how when you walk into a room, its colors can make you feel a certain way? It turns out that a room’s color has a profound influence on our moods and emotions. Color is more than just a visual experience; it can be psychological as well. 

    Different colors evoke different responses. Warm colors are associated with feelings of comfort, excitement or even aggression, while cool colors can be calming and relaxing.

    Below are some smart tips for how you can use the psychology of color to transform your home.

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    Topics: home maintenance, home improvement, home decor, remodeling

     

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