Style That Sticks

August 28th, 2018

In the fickle worlds of style and design, fads come and go.  But when it comes to home décor, there are some design trends that have staying power.  Southern Living has identified four home style favorites that are destined to become a staple of homes for years to come.  Included are open plan designs that allow spaces and families to flow seamlessly throughout the home, and quartz countertops, the material that seems to have won the battle between once-trendy Formica, Corian and granite Read More...

BOLD Colors are In!

February 7th, 2018

Feel like the white, gray and beige color trend is getting a bit boring? Then you’ll love the predictions for the most popular paint colors of 2018.  The palette is bold, moody and introspective. Think rich and warm shades from greenish blues to deep, dark hues, in choices that work for any style from traditional to contemporary Read More...

From Basement to Bonus Room!

September 28th, 2017

The basement is no longer that dark, barren, empty space downstairs. Today, it’s the bonus room – an extra space just waiting to be transformed into the coolest space in your home. It’s the one place where you can express yourself, without being concerned about how it coordinates with your home’s upstairs décor Read More...

Smart Homes = Smart Savings

August 15th, 2017

Smart homes are a growing trend – and that’s good news for people who also like to be smart about their money. That’s because many smart home technologies can also help reduce home costs related to energy and water. Smart thermostats are programmable, so they can be set to adjust the temperature when they sense your presence Read More...

The Ultimate Home Theater

August 8th, 2017

Dinner and a movie is a fun night out. But, it might be even more fun having that big screen movie theater experience in your own home! World Wide Stereo, one of the most respected builders of home theaters, is right in our local area. In fact, they’re the experts the Sal Paone Builder team turns to when making our homeowner’s movie magic dreams come true Read More...

Beachy, Budget-Friendly, Summer Décor

July 20th, 2017

Most of us can’t afford to spend summers in our own beach house. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the beach to your own home. With a little creativity, and very little money, you can add a beachy vibe to your humble abode. Forbes.com offers 14 Affordable Summer Decorating Ideas for creating an easy, breezy, beach house feeling Read More...

Designer Tips: Picking Your Home’s Perfect Palette

July 13th, 2017

So, you’ve purchased a new home – and now you need to pick your color palette. That means wall colors, furniture, window treatments, accessories and more for each room. Don’t panic! HGTV.com writers H. Camille Smith and Kathy McCleary have pulled together 15 great designer tips to get you started Read More...

Selling Your Home? Make It Sizzle!

March 15th, 2017

The spring season is the hottest time of year for buying and selling a home. If you want your home to stand out, consider adding some sizzle to your interior décor with 2017’s hottest home design trends. Image courtesy of Flickr. The favorite colors are grays with warm, beige undertones for living rooms and kitchens, while the boudoir is beatified with bold reds and rich caramels Read More...

How to Bring the Outdoors In

February 22nd, 2017

Chances are you already know about bringing the outdoors indoors in the form of mud, cold air or old leaves stuck to your shoe. We’re talking about bringing in the good stuff -- your favorite outdoor colors, textures, scents and sights – so you can enjoy them all year long. Think wicker, rattan, hemp or other natural fibers for furniture, colors inspired by the outdoors for walls, fabrics or decorative accents, bamboo or cork floors, floral or woodsy potpourri, or windows that bathe a room in natural light Read More...

Crazy Cool Design Trends

January 10th, 2017

Photo by Monika Hibbs - More transitional bedroom ideas It’s looking like 2017 will be the year of design and technology trends that make you go “Whaaaaaat?” We’re talking intelligent toilets that do everything but that, voice-activated home assistants that can find a recipe, turn on the lights, play your favorite music, warm up the hot tub or perform a variety of tasks at your command Read More...