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Empire style, also called French Empire style, embodies the opulence and luxury of Napoleonic times. With an overall attitude that evokes classic Greek and Roman designs, empire style includes many symbolic motifs, including torches, Roman eagles, bees, sphinxes, empire wreaths, mythological figures, lions and the letter “N” (for Napoleon). The style was most popular duringContinue reading

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Country-style décor is warm, comfortable and lived-in. Secondhand furniture and other vintage pieces set the overall tone. Rough or distressed wood, burnished paint, and weathered antiques can add personality in every room. Color palettes range from blues and whites to warm reds and sunny yellows. Red-white-and-blue appears often. Fabrics can include smaller florals and washedContinue reading

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If you’re like the typical American family with school-age children, then you know how complicated the family calendar can be. It’s a challenge that can rival worldwide, multinational corporations in terms of complicated logistics. From soccer practice to school projects, dance lessons to music classes, play dates to dentist appointments…life is hectic! How do youContinue reading

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