High Design and Intrigue in Colorado

The owners, Darrell Weakland, 61, and Mary Weakland, 56, purchased this property in the village of Cherry Hills, a suburb of Denver, for $4.95 million in 2010. Built in 2004, this stone, brick and stucco home is inspired by Italian villas, Mr. Weakland said, and, in some unconventional ways, by author Dan Brown’s novel ‘The Da Vinci Code.’

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Written By The Wall Street Journal

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Interior design: Easy home decorating touches you can do in a weekend

Chic, clean and effortlessly yours in a weekend, with easy home decorating ideas.

You just bought your dream house. Now all you need to do is make it yours – chic, clean and effortlessly yours in a weekend. Here are the top decorating touches you can do to make your new home all yours, fast.

Written By  Tele management

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Decorating With Chris Olsen: ‘Cowboy Sheik’

Decorating With Home and Garden Guru Chris Olsen: (click the video above to follow along).

You know one of the common questions for me is “Chris what are the current trends when it comes to Home Decor – doing inside decorating?”

Well, here is one for you: Western Look!

I mean doing a kind of “Cowboy Sheik”. Now, you don’t want to “over-do
It.” And here is a prime example.

We’re in this house and the room is awesome.
First of all, let’s look at the wall coverings.

Written By WFMY News 2

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10 Questions: Decorating secrets from The N&O Design Team

Design philosophy in 15 words: Adding color and texture to a space enriches our experience and deepens our enjoyment of it.

Best decor bargain you’ve ever scored: Ben’s Bargain Barn (in Raleigh and Morrisville) once had a very nice wood and glass sideboard that was simply missing its pulls and knobs. Under $100 and an easy fix!

Your most important, no-fail decorating tip: Plants for the triple win! They soften hard design lines, add another accent color, and simultaneously clean the air.

Written By Kat Woods

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Add style, life to home by decorating with plants

“You can add beauty and fragrance to your home by decorating with lush plants and potted trees.

Decorating with plants “kind of fell out of vogue” for a time, says California-based interior designer Molly Luetkemeyer. “It was such a ’70s thing, or I think people associated it with the ’70s,” but it has become popular again in recent years.

Today, “designer spaces pretty much always include some element of life,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn, the founder of DecorDemon.com.”

Written By Associated Press

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