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Design Inspiration February 25, 2015

4 ways to live large in small spaces

Tiny House Nation small space living

Are you intrigued by the tiny living trend, too? People from across the country are embracing this minimalist lifestyle for a variety of reasons — lower costs (building and land), less energy usage, lower taxes and even the simple challenge of it. How small are we talking? Often 300 square feet or less!
 
In fact, since spotting a few of our own Sauder pieces on the show Tiny House Nation (check out the photos on Facebook),  we’re all wondering if bigger really is better.

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Design Inspiration February 10, 2015
2015 home décor trends

Tackling 2015 home décor trends: What’s hot and what’s not

I get jazzed this time of year, because not only does turning the page on a new calendar mean new design trends, for me it means the beginning of trade show travel season.
 
All the best international design and home furnishings shows happen this time of year, and I get to spend a few weeks each spring traveling to faraway places like Milan, Cologne, Frankfurt and Stockholm, gathering the latest in home décor trends. (It’s a rough life, I know. But somebody’s gotta do it!)
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Design Inspiration January 22, 2015

Double Take: side table

Double Take side table

Double Take: side table

According to Merriam Webster, a side table is a table designed to be put against a wall.
 
This may come as a surprise to you, but I’ve never been a “by the books” kind of guy. And it’s a good thing, because I couldn’t disagree more with this dictionary definition of a side table.
 
If you ask me, a side table doesn’t need to be put against a wall, and it doesn’t need to be put alongside anything.
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Design Inspiration January 07, 2015
craft room organization

Get organized: Craft room storage

So one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get organized. Where do you start?
 
Maybe it’s sorting out the papers that have piled up in the home office or finding a solution to bedroom clutter. Perhaps it’s maximizing space in the kitchen or finding ways to keep the toys off the floor in the kid’s room
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Random Goodness December 27, 2014
2014 rewind year in review

2014 Rewind: Fan Faves of the Year

It’s that time of year when we take a look back and recap the best of the best from 2014.
 
Instead of going all Julie Andrews with our favorite things from the past year, we decided the best way to recap 2014 is to share some of what you picked as your favorites on social media throughout the year. Of course, we’ll throw in a few of our faves, as well. But trust us, we think you’ll like them, too.
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