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It’s Time for Bed: Resetting Your Nighttime Routine

We all know opposites attract, but how well do they sleep at night? If you currently share your bed with a living, breathing being, you can commiserate. One person is too hot, the other too cold. Throw two kids, a 60 lb. yellow lab, and demanding work schedules into the mix and you can imagine…

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Book Club: DIY Books to Improve Your Home and Career

Loveable Liveable Home   Erin R., Social Content Specialist    What is Loveable Liveable Home about?   It’s a New York Times best seller about a couple who share their tips and tricks on how to make your home stylish and functional. Tips range anywhere from kids to pets, and entertaining your guests. I liked…

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Designing a Multi-Generational Home

We recently had the privilege of working with “This Old House” to outfit all the bedrooms of their 2017 Idea House in Rhode Island with Sleep Number beds.  This newly constructed house offers a new inspirational layout designed with multi-generational living at the forefront, to comfortably facilitate aging in place. The result is a home…

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Houseplants Will Supercharge Your Sleep

Bringing nature indoors can clean your air, improve your health, relax you and even help you sleep.   NASA scientists discovered this when they investigated how to clean the air on their space stations. Their Clean Air Study found that certain plants remove pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia from the air—chemicals…

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DIY Beckons You to Come Back Home

No matter where you live, a new season provides a time to update your home’s coziness-factor.  So, we updated a place in our home state of Minnesota, with Amy Schmitt, Professional Home Styling and Redesign Expert/Business Owner of Come Back Home, to identify simple DIY tweaks that appeal to all your senses.   Q: First,…

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Restoring Dignity After a Hurricane

You saw it. Read about it. Know someone impacted. Or lived through it yourself. Hundreds of thousands of people are now homeless or displaced due to hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria. So now what? What does the “rebuild” process look like for these communities long after the media attention dies down? And, what can we…

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7 Tips for Tiny Bedrooms

When you live in a small space, you’ve got to make the most of every square inch. Chelsey Brown, the blogger behind CityChicDecor.com, knows this. Her New York City apartment is just 750 square feet. From decorating to organization, Chelsey has learned—and shared on her blog—lots of tricks for transforming and maximizing snug spaces.  …

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4 Best RV Road Trips

Here are four great routes for getting that rig out on the open road.   Part of the appeal of a road trip is serendipity. Yes, you need a campground or a parking spot and, eventually, a dumping station, but for the most part, because you’ve got everything you want in your well-designed mobile home-away-from-home,…

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5 Hacks to Make RVs Feel Like Home

The glamour of the open road is exactly why you love traveling with your home on wheels – the spectacular sunsets, the roadside diners, the serendipity and possibility at every turn. But, you don’t want to rough it, do you? That’s why you have an RV and not a tent and backpack. You want your…

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Is Your Bedroom Décor Ruining Your Love Life?

Growing up in Africa, Bumi Lauren Kristen lived much of her life outdoors. When she moved to the U.S. to study architecture, she lived in what she called a “poky little apartment with few windows” in San Diego, and felt depressed. “Our surroundings do affect the way we feel and this is something we need…

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Country Living’s 2017 Lake House of the Year

Below includes original editorial content from Country Living.   According to Country Living Style Director Page Mullins, there’s only one nonnegotiable rule of lake house design: Don’t block the view. And that’s certainly understandable when you set foot on the waterfront property of the Country Living Lake House of the Year, a collaboration with Nashville…

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