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DESIGNER PROFILE: ATHINA MOUTSATSOS, HOME STYLES BY ATHINA

DESIGNER PROFILE: ATHINA MOUTSATSOS, HOME STYLES BY ATHINA

October 22, 2020 2 min read

As a kid, Athina would constantly rearrange her bedroom furniture to make it feel like she was creating a completely new room. Today, as a Certified Interior Decorator and the owner of Home Styles by Athina, she still enjoys doing that for her clients, albeit on a much grander scale.
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The 2021 Color of the Year will Teal the Spotlight

The 2021 Color of the Year will Teal the Spotlight

October 14, 2020 2 min read

As inviting and as soothing as Greece’s bluish-green sea, Aegean Teal 2136-40 is an exceptional balance of blue, green and grey. This intriguing midtone creates natural harmony and a sense of calm, inviting an opportunity to reflect and reset amidst softened, casual elegance.
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ALL HANDS ON DECK: Why Fall is the Best Season to be Layin’ Stain

ALL HANDS ON DECK: Why Fall is the Best Season to be Layin’ Stain

September 28, 2020 1 min read

School buses are back on the road and the scent of pumpkin spice lattes is in the air. But that doesn’t mean a sudden halt to your outside projects. Just the opposite! Fall is actually the best season to tackle your deck staining project – and here’s why: 

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    Sweater Weather: Our Picks for the Warmest, Coziest Beiges this Season

    Sweater Weather: Our Picks for the Warmest, Coziest Beiges this Season

    September 24, 2020 2 min read

    It seems everyone has tried to escape the seasonal blahs by building cozy home nests feathered with hygge flair – faux furs, chunky knits, natural woods and candles, sooo many candles –  recreating the warm, fuzzy feelings of, say, mom’s homemade soup, a favorite sweatshirt or a hug. 
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    Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake, Painter’s Can: Choosing Colours for the Nursery

    Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake, Painter’s Can: Choosing Colours for the Nursery

    September 24, 2020 2 min read

    As the two of you will be spending a lot of time together in the nursery, you’ll want to choose gentle colours that work like a lullaby: they should evoke cozy feelings of comfort and calm and will cradle them right to sleep. 

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    Our Friends at Exceptional Painting Named Sudbury’s Top Small Enterprise

    Our Friends at Exceptional Painting Named Sudbury’s Top Small Enterprise

    September 18, 2020 2 min read 1 Comment

    We are over the moon about the news that one of our favourite local paint contractors just won this year’s Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce’s Bell Business Excellence Small Enterprise Award.  
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    Barrydowne Paint- White can be warn after labour day

    YES, YOUR HOME CAN WEAR WHITE AFTER LABOUR DAY (SO GET OVER IT!)

    September 10, 2020 2 min read

    The old school thinking that you can’t wear white after Labor Day is as silly as believing you can’t drink coffee on days that end in Y. And we simply don’t want to live in a world where either is true. 

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    Benjamin Moore’s SCUFF-X Makes a Good Impression with Scuff-Free Walls

    Benjamin Moore’s SCUFF-X Makes a Good Impression with Scuff-Free Walls

    July 07, 2020 2 min read

    Now, we don’t like to casually throw around a word like “revolutionary,” but that’s exactly how we’ve come to think of SCUFF-X. Quite simply, it’s a game changer. This single-component paint is an industry first in the way it stands up to wear and tear in hotels and restaurants, schools and universities, offices, retail stores, hospitals and other health care facilities.

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    TUESDAY FINDS: DRESS UP YOUR ADDRESS BY PAINTING YOUR FRONT DOOR

    TUESDAY FINDS: DRESS UP YOUR ADDRESS BY PAINTING YOUR FRONT DOOR

    June 09, 2020 2 min read

    Did you know that dreaming about a door represents new opportunities and change? Hey, I’m no dream expert, but maybe it’s actually your front door trying to tell you “Opportunity is knocking and I’m ready for a change!”
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    Touching Up is (Not) Hard to Do: 6 Steps to Touching Up

    Touching Up is (Not) Hard to Do: 6 Steps to Touching Up

    May 11, 2020 2 min read 1 Comment

    It happens. In the rush of daily life, walls in high-traffic areas of the home get scratched and scuffed. With a bit of time, patience and procedure, you can touch up those marks and keep your walls looking fresh and smooth in 6 easy steps.
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    PsyCOLORgy 101: YELLOW

    PsyCOLORgy 101: YELLOW

    April 16, 2020 2 min read

    Sunshine. Daisies. Sweet lemony pie. All cheerful images we usually associate with the warmth of yellow. And yet, studies show that babies cry more often in yellow nurseries and that married couples argue most inside kitchens painted in, you guessed it, the “happiest” color.

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    Vinyl Siding Transformation

    Vinyl Siding Transformation

    April 15, 2020 2 min read

    While you might be hesitant to consider painting your siding, if it’s done right, painting it will give you up to 10 years of stunning results –at a fraction of the price of new siding. Most homeowners are motivated to paint their vinyl siding because the colour has become dated. The washed out yellow or pale blue that looked great twenty years ago – would look outstanding in a more modern taupe, warm gray or tan.
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