Beyond cinnamon and nutmeg

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Everyday Spaces | Comments Off on Beyond cinnamon and nutmeg

Beyond cinnamon and nutmeg

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to take those holiday boxes out of storage and dress-up the house. Every holiday season is the same. Ornaments and decorations collected over the years and displayed in the same way. And while we agree that family tradition and the ever-impressive red and green or blue and silver  are stunning, this holiday season we’re feeling adventurous. The beauty of decorating for the holidays is that it isn’t permanent, so you can be creative and try new things without costly...

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Not your grandmother’s table

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Everyday Spaces | Comments Off on Not your grandmother’s table

Not your grandmother’s table

For decades the holiday table was seen as a formal affair, with a coordinated table-setting for 12 and guests spread uniformly along a rectangular mahogany table. Pa carving the turkey at the head of the table and Ma entertaining her guests at the other end, while the family dog waits ever-so-patiently for the first bits of the holiday feast to fall to the floor.  As lovely as that image seems, it’s not 1975 anymore and home designs, and its inhabitants, have changed. Homes aren’t coming equipped with formal dining spaces any...

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Falling for inspiration

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Everyday Spaces, Latest News | 0 comments

Falling for inspiration

We know it may not feel like Fall right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make-believe. Take full advantage of the fun that Autumn brings and enjoy a Florida-style Fall that doesn’t include raking a single leaf or garden-destroying October frosts. Fall color palettes and Autumn decor add warmth to your home and get you in the pre-holiday spirit. Come time for Halloween, nothing is more welcoming than an entryway decorated with freshly-carved Jack ‘O Lanterns, haystacks, FSU colored wreaths, and cinnamon sticks. Our...

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Pre-holiday dining prep

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Everyday Spaces, Latest News | 0 comments

Pre-holiday dining prep

Oh, the stress of the holidays. House guests, preparing lavish meals for twenty, entertaining distant relatives, driving here, there, and everywhere. We’re breaking into a cold sweat just thinking about it. However, this holiday season will not be like the others… We hope. This year we are resolved to keep the anxiety out of the festivities and simply enjoy the time that we’ve got with each other. And since nothing is more stressful, in our opinion, than the BIG dinner, we’ve committed ourselves to prepping our dining...

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Converting the recently converted

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Everyday Spaces | Comments Off on Converting the recently converted

Converting the recently converted

Remember way back when you were feeling the affects of an empty house and suddenly had an extra space and simply nothing to do with it? We were there for you with tips on how to manage that Empty Nest feeling. But now that summer is here (not technically, of course, but it is Florida), and your college students are home for a few months and your relatives are heading south to enjoy the oppressive heat at our wonderful beaches and theme parks, its time to reconvert those converted spaces to indoor spaces with room to accommodate the flock. We...

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Last good day of the season?

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Everyday Spaces | Comments Off on Last good day of the season?

Last good day of the season?

As the Memorial Day holiday creeps up on us from around the corner, many of us here in the south are already spending more time indoors for fear of melting on our beautiful patio. But in keeping in the spirit of this honorable day, lets spend what might be the last tolerable day of the season outside enjoying our friends and neighbors. Here’s what you’ll need to get your outdoor spaces ready for the fun. First things first. Pop outside and see what you’ve got for seating. Take special care on the spacing of that seating....

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Everyday Spaces Extra: Making room for game day

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Everyday Spaces | Comments Off on Everyday Spaces Extra: Making room for game day

Everyday Spaces Extra: Making room for game day

So you want to throw a football party (or two) but aren’t thrilled about the disruption and chaos that a house full of football fans may bring. Fear no more. We’ve put together a few tips and ideas to get you partying and BBQing your way through the football season. | 1 | Be a mover and a shaker. – Move all items from the coffee table to the television wall unit. Shake things up a little and display those oversized coffee table books like they do in the bookstores: use book holders or even plate stands to create that Barnes &...

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Everyday Spaces Extra: Getting back outside

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Everyday Spaces | Comments Off on Everyday Spaces Extra: Getting back outside

Everyday Spaces Extra: Getting back outside

Is it finally coming to an end? Summer, that is … it’s been so hot and humid out there for so long, so we know that you are all inside enjoying your fantastically designed everyday spaces. But to pull you back outdoors we’re giving you some ideas to make your outdoor grilling spaces more inviting for all those backyard chefs and your non-football fan friends (gasp!). | 1 | Commentator Booth – Encourage conversation by creating smaller seating areas. | 2 | Halftime – Make the grilling area chef friendly by adding a few...

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Everyday Spaces Extra: Empty Nest

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Everyday Spaces | Comments Off on Everyday Spaces Extra: Empty Nest

Everyday Spaces Extra: Empty Nest

Empty nesters, divert your attention to redesigning your newly vacant room. An empty room holds endless possibilities for your home. Get the most out of this new space by making it work double-duty. The Room Exchange team has compiled a few tips to help you create a space that functions as an organized home office and comfortable guest room.   | Replace the traditional bed for a double-duty piece like a daybed or sofa-bed. Futons are a great option as well, but look for ones that fold easily and have a firm mattress. Add accent pillows...

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Everyday Spaces Extra: Back to school

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Everyday Spaces | Comments Off on Everyday Spaces Extra: Back to school

Everyday Spaces Extra: Back to school

  It’s back to school time, and that means a lot more activity in your home office or perhaps even a newly vacant room that needs an identity. We’ve put together easy and creative ways to design and organize an office space that is not only functional, but livable. And to give your new everyday space an identity, we’ve compiled a list of ways to get the most out of that new space by making it do double-duty for your home. Don’t forget to check out what The Room Exchange Team offers you this issue as well as view the...

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