Author: Brittany Allen

Brittany received her interior design degree in 2010 and recently earned her kitchen and bathroom certifications. She sees her job as much more than just picking out pretty colors and materials – it also involves exact measurements, plenty of planning, and determining how to have a space accurately reflect the lifestyle of its occupants.
  • The Shelf-Life of Home Paint

    Just Paint or Junk Paint: Telling if Your Paint is Still Good to Us Your walls need a bit of a touch-up. Luckily, you’ve still got cans of paint lying around from when you did the walls the first time! But before you go slathering it all over your living room, take a second and…

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  • Kitchen Lighting For Your St. Louis Home

    If there’s one room in your home that needs good lighting, it’s the kitchen. Not only does lighting help to show off your space’s best features, but it’s also a crucial element that can protect you from kitchen slip-ups and mishaps.   Different Types of Kitchen Lighting In your kitchen, there should be two different…

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  • The Contemporary Conundrum of Modern Kitchens

    Contemporary or modern, modern or contemporary? If you’ve ever considered renovating or remodeling your home, you’ve probably stumbled across these two terms. You might be asking yourself, “don’t modern and contemporary mean the same thing?” While the dictionary tells us that modern and contemporary both refer to something “of the present moment,” quite the opposite…

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  • The Name Is Mud: Mudroom Organizing Solutions

    Just because it’s a mudroom does not mean it has to be a disaster! As homeowners, we understand how tricky it can be to keep your mudroom neat and tidy. After all, mess seems to be a part of this space’s DNA. Got mail? Just throw it on the table. Dirty shoes and boots? They…

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  • Here Comes the Sun: Decorating Spaces with Natural Sunlight in St. Louis

    There’s no better accessory for your home than plenty of natural sunlight, and of course, it is no secret that sunlight is a key ingredient to good health. Natural light: Improves focus, mental function, and memory recall Boosts nitric oxide in the skin and bones, helping to reduce blood pressure Eases depression and anxiety Boosts…

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  • Repairing Crown Molding On Cabinets In St. Louis

    Ah, crown molding, your home’s ‘crowning’ glory! When you cast your eyes skywards, you may be blessed by a glimpse of intricate, elegant crown molding. These detailed interior features are a favorite among fans of the traditional design style. Not only are they a practical way to disguise transitions between different materials, but they’re also…

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  • Journey to the Past: Creating a Traditional Kitchen in Your St. Louis Home

    Traditional beauty embraces embellishment and ornamentation. Unlike more minimal design trends like transitional, modern, and contemporary, traditional doesn’t shy away from excess. And why should you? Minimalism isn’t for everyone. If you enjoy the look and feel of luxury, then traditional kitchen design may be just the thing for you. Traditional design is inspired by…

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  • Aging in Place for Boomers in St. Louis

    Is aging in place the best option for empty nesters? The data would seem to say so. Nine in 10 American seniors say they intend to stay in their current homes over the coming five to 10 years. The Benefits of Aging In Place According to a survey by The United States of Aging, seniors…

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  • Kitchen Countertop Materials for Your St. Louis Home

    If you’ve encountered a dilemma when it comes to choosing the right kitchen countertop, you’re not the only one. Let’s face it, the countertop is one of the first things you see when you walk into the kitchen. It only makes sense that you want it to look good. But aesthetics alone isn’t enough of…

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  • Trails in Central West End St. Louis

    Central West End is a beautiful little neighborhood on the outskirts of St. Louis, teeming with historical sites and close to Forest Park.  In the 20th century, this area was a hotspot of creative and artistic talent. It’s here you will find the childhood homes of renowned American writers such as Tennessee Williams, William S….

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