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CUSTOM FRAMING 101

Michaels Custom Framing // 7thhouseontheleft.com

Custom framing. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a bit intimidated by the process. So many choices. So many decisions.Β When Michaels asked us to test drive their custom framing service, I have to admit, I was a little hesitant at first. The more I thought about it, the more I was intrigued, and we ultimately decided to give it a go. Keeping in mind that Michaels can frame pretty much anything (including guitars, jerseys, quilts, etc), we…

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48-HOUR ROOM MAKEOVER

#TargetCollege

As I mentioned here, here and here, I spent much of last month in LA with my mom and brother (more about our crazy family arrangement in this post). Since being back in Virginia, I have to admit, I totally miss the California weather… and of course, my family. On the plus side, Greg and I just booked our tickets to head back to sunny California inΒ January. (Yay!) While I had a lot of fun scouting out celebrities, seeing the…

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SARA’S PAINT SEARCH

my colortopia results

A few weeks ago, we mentioned the new Glidden community My Colortopia. Today we’re back to share a little more about the tools Glidden provides to make picking out paint colors fun! Yes, fun. A lot of people find picking out paint colors a little bit daunting, but with tools like this, it’s actually not that bad… Last week I helped out a friend of mine, Sara, pick out some accent fabric for her living room. She wanted something “classy”…

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MY COLORTOPIA

Today, we’re talking about color. Coming from an advertising/art design background, I have a hollywood-ending-kind-of-love of color. I’m constantly finding myself taking cell phone photos of color combinations I see in ordinary everyday situations – like the butter dish and cutting board sitting on the counter a couple of Saturday mornings ago… When it comes to home design, my favorite color scheme is a mix of light and dark neutrals with pops of fun color – which is what we’re…

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ONLINE DESIGN TOOL FAVORITES

pottery barn room planner

A few times a week, we get asked to give the 411 on some of our favorite on line design tools. Being one of the most FAQs around these parts, we thought it deserved it’s very own post. So without further ado, here are some of our favorite, easy-to-use, oh-so-awesome online design tools: First on the list is Pottery Barn’s Room Planner. To get started, you can chose from an example design from their room gallery or create your own…

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