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Fix My Room Series: How To Freshen Up a Brick and Mortar Fireplace

BEFORE This project in Hammonton, NJ is not quite finished yet, but I couldn’t wait to share the before and after pictures to show how to freshen up a brick and mortar fireplace. Everyone is familiar with the red brick and black mortar, so dated, dark, and heavy. Should we demolish and start…

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The Holidays are Coming

  The year is half over, and it’s hard to believe that we’ll soon be seeing Christmas decorations in the department stores. Time moves quickly, doesn’t it? Now is the perfect time to plan for your year-end family gatherings. If you’re thinking about updating your dining room, powder room, guest…

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Fix My Room Series: Are You “Living in the Dark?”

Have you purchased new furniture and now that it is in your home you don’t like it, but you can’t figure out why? Are your accessories a little lackluster and not giving your room the oomph it needs? Well, here is my suggestion; turn on a light, or two, or…

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There Comes a Time…

There comes a time when your parents, or grandparents in my case, aren’t able to live on there own. It just isn’t safe to be by themselves or they should live somewhere they can get immediate help and assistance if they need it. It was time for my grandmother Madeline…

Interior Design Reality VS Reality TV Interior Design

By Lenore Spinelli of Lenore Frances Home Interiors Several years ago, when I first started my own Interior Design business, I went to visit a prospective client’s home. The owners wanted to redo their family room. It was a decent size with a fireplace and a high vaulted ceiling. I…

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How hard can it be to select a paint color?

We have all asked that question believing that it is easy, and yet, it isn’t easy to pick the right paint color from a color chip. When you choose a color that “doesn’t work,” you either have to repaint, or live with something that fights with your furnishings, or doesn’t…