Hers & His pallet ideas: We upcycled these old chairs into his/hers benches

pallet ideas

Theresa’s pallet ideas are always more awesome than I think they’re going to be. For this project, she re-imagined two extra-boring chairs into exciting hers and his benches. There are lots of design options for how to finish the edges. Theresa wanted a clean look so I matched the existing … see more

The succulent garden trend. So what do we need to know to get started?

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Images of succulent gardens are raging on social media, but is it an in-real-life trend? I’ve been reading about succulents and interviews with growers and sellers, and the popularity of the fun-shaped thick-leaved beauties is real. So the #succulents on Instagram that’s ranking at about 2.5 million posts is reflecting … see more

Design lessons for Alzheimer’s disease and Autism spectrum families

Buz Coleman Alzheimer's disease Jack Clement grandson

We have a unique opportunity to help our clients, friends, and family who have a family member with autism or Alzheimer’s. Design and remodeling is about problem solving. And there are a lot of us with loved ones whose lives are centered around a disease or condition. My attention has … see more

New! Write on your countertop, walls, and more with Formica’s new Writable Surfaces collection

One of my favorite new home products is the Formica Writable Surfaces collection. Yes, whiteboards and chalkboards have been popular for a long time in home design. But I have never seen a surface for counters and walls that is designed for writing on it. Until now. The writable surfaces … see more

Copper might be the favorite metallic accent for home decorating ideas.

Copper clothing rack HossDesign

Metallics are still oh-so-popular among home decorating ideas. You’ve probably spied a copper sink, tube or tile backsplash as part of the fun of searching for home decorating ideas. The trend for metallics is holding steady, with more options from entry doors to clothing hangers to clocks to almost anything … see more