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Shades of Gray

Today gray is trending in all its many hues. Every catalogue and design website shows you homes with various shades of gray partnered with dark blue, coral, aqua and even yellow. Why gray? It’s a perfect neutral and pairs beautifully with lots of other colors and can go from a cool tone to a warm […]

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Combining textures: soft, smooth + rough

Combining textures: soft, smooth + rough We agree with editor and stylist Heather Bullard that soothing fabrics like Velvet (in upholstery, throws or pillows) paired with rough natural textures like reclaimed wood and woven baskets, combined with the smoothness of metal and ceramics — give you a totally luxurious tactile feel and add amazing visual interest. Photo from: Barker & Stonehouse, […]

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TIP: Displaying decorative Items

Design TIP: Displaying decorative Items ~ Don’t put everything out, rotate your items and you will enjoy them more. Happy arranging! Karen Van Nort, Staged to Sell/Live in Northern Michigan.

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Remodeled Glen Lake house in Leelanau County

Karen Van Nort specializes in managing projects for Homeowners who reside elsewhere and have second homes in Leelanau County. She manages the project from interior design to managing products and contractors from re-design to project completion. This renovated house on Glen Lake in Glen Arbor, MI is a testament to the area’s beauty, style, design and […]

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Fall for flooring!

Many of my clients are now thinking of remodeling projects and in particular new flooring. So, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about flooring this month. Did you know that 70% of the flooring purchased nationally is now luxury vinyl plank or tile?

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End of Summer ~ Into Fall: Home project and color/de-cluttering Inspiration

I can’t believe it!  Summer is almost over and and soon school will be starting, athletic events and all the tailgate parties and events that spell Fall.  Are you thinking ahead to projects around the home  that you might be considering?   I have some ideas about how to start. If you’re just thinking of making […]

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Tips to remodeling you kitchen

Karen Van Nort operates out of Leelanau County, serving as your next home remodel’s project consultant. Use these tips to make your next remodel successful.

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Color Trend: Aqua

Aqua in all it’s various intensities is a great color for decorating that works with all kinds of other colors to give a bright fresh look to a home.

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Summer to fall – Changing of the seasons

I love the changing of the seasons and with it come so many opportunities to refresh and change the look and feel of one’s home.  It may feel like summer but fall is going to be here soon. In the fall I love to decorate with natures’ materials in big vases and other large containers.  […]

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Re-arrange your furniture

“Keeping things in the same place eventually keeps you from really seeing it.” Simple changes can make for a whole new look. Re-arrange your furniture and art on the walls to give you a whole new feeling in a room

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