Choosing Fabric for Your Furniture

What You Need To Know When purchasing upholstered pieces for your home, it’s important to consider not only how it looks, but your needs and lifestyle. For instance, fabric suitable for a high-traffic area with kids and pets is very different from fabric you might use in a formal Living Room.  Today, there are so…

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How to Clean a Washing Machine

Cleaning a washing machine starts with just two items*: 1 quart of bleach  1 quart of white vinegar *Some of you might be thinking: But wait, isn’t it dangerous to mix bleach and vinegar? The answer is yes, but we will not be mixing the two here. Read on… Fill the empty washer with hot…

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4 Questions To Ask When Staining Wood Floors

4 Questions To Ask When Staining Wood Floors

When it comes time to stain your floors, deciding which color and shade to use can be quite perplexing. For designer appeal, you can also try not just one stain, but a combination. The end result will be a look that compliments your home perfectly, and also floors that are impressive in their own right.…

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How to Clean Kitchen Backsplash Tiles

Kitchen tiles

Baking Soda for Kitchen Grease If your backsplash tiles have a lot of grease on them, mix baking soda with some water to form a paste that’s thick enough to stick to the tiles. Rub the mixture over the greasy spots and wait at least 10 minutes.  Go over the tiles with a clean, wet…

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Staging To Get High Offers

Houses are selling fast so it’s essential to make a great first impression. For desirable homes, that is all your Buyer is going to get. One look before they have to make an offer. In these cases, that means you as the Seller also only get one chance. One opportunity to make your house look…

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Outdoor Furniture Covers

Outdoor furniture covers can help protect your patio furniture and extend its life. Keeping these covers clean and well maintained can, in turn, extend the life of the covers. The best time to clean the covers is while they are on the furniture. Treat Stains Use a solution of 1 cup bleach and ½ cup…

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6 More Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Home

By kellydesigns

Last month I shared how to update your home by making small yet impactful changes to your decor. This month I thought I’d share 6 more design tips, to refresh your home, that I share with my Fairfield and Westchester clients. Keep in mind that all of these ideas make valuable staging tips too!  I say…

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How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Upholstery

Wondering how to get chocolate out of a car seat? What about your furniture? Follow these steps to learn how to remove chocolate stains from everyday upholstered items: Carefully scrape excess chocolate off with a knife or by holding your vacuum hose directly above the stain. Make a simple stain remover by adding 1 tablespoon…

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How to remove white salt stains from your wood floors

How to remove white salt stains from your wood floors

Salt is great for melting ice, but bad when those white stains get on your shoes, and you walk on your wood floors. Unfortunately, if you don’t clean the stains quickly enough, they could cause permanent damage.  Here is an easy and cost-effective way you can clean the salt and preserve your floors.  Start by…

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6 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Home

Making changes to your decor, in the right way, feels inspiring and will give you a sense of joy. You don’t need to redo an entire room in order to give it new life. Here are 6 of my best tips, to refresh your home, that I share with my Fairfield and Westchester clients. All…

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Valley Views

Valley Views - Interior Design Project - kellydesigns - Living Room

Check out one of my latest design projects on Valley Road in Fairfield, CT. Let’s Get Your Project Started Contact us today to find out how we can help you. Contact Us Sign Up to Receive Our Free Monthly Decorating & Design Newsletter Name Please enter your name. Email Address Please enter a valid email…

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Interior Design Trends for 2022: Part 2

from kellydesigns

Our lifestyles have changed dramatically in the last couple of years, and interior design has responded in kind. In addition to visually pleasing updates, we’re continuing to see trends that make us more comfortable in our homes. As promised, here is a continuation of last month’s blog post, and six more of the interior design…

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