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Personalizing your home decor with subtle touches can make a space feel more like you. We know how important it is to feel comfortable in your own home. To help, we turned to the Design*Sponge at Home book for inspiration and tips for personalizing home decor. If you have never heard of Design*Sponge, you’re welcome; now you have. Grace Bonney’s site is as brilliant as the books. We compiled a list of our favorite ideas from Design*Sponge’s first book. The …

A dog is man’s best friend, but a dog is not man’s best photography model. Most dogs are playful and energetic, which makes them harder to photograph but not impossible. Dogs make really cute and funny expressions, and they will never criticize you for making their nose look big! However, capturing a sharp, well-composed snapshot of your best friend isn’t always as simple as “Sit! Stay!” Here are a few tips from our friends who have photographed more than 25,000 …

Nothing says fall like fireside hues, cinnamon-scented pinecones, and pumpkin spice lattes. The annual arrival of October always seems to widen the opportunities to express your fall spirit. Here are a few of our favorites this year. Front Porch The front door sets the tone so make sure it’s festive and tasteful. Wreaths have always been, and will probably always be, an extremely popular element to the front porch. Erin from “Earnest Home Co.” has a beautiful way to make …

My wife Julie had not touched a “real” camera for over 30 years. In that period of time, much has changed in camera technology since she used her Olympus Film camera. As a ballet dancer and instructor, she was interested in taking photos of dance back in the 1970s and ‘80s. She took two photography courses at a community college where she discovered that she had an exceptional eye for photo composition. But when that Olympus camera was stolen in …

We spoke to Brett, one of our customers, about his passion for whiskey, Star Wars, photography, and how he combines the three through his clever Instagram, @scotch_trooper.  "Do. Or do not. There is no try." – – – – – Hard work pays off… and it's always good to have a quality dram when it does. It's fun to see all the hard work of good friends opening well deserved doors in the whisky world and beyond. I'm quite excited …

It’s time to think beyond the basic jack-o’-lantern for Halloween. Instead of spending hours cutting, carving and cleaning up the mess, transform those orange orbs into Halloween happiness with paint, upholstery nails, and a dollop of creativity. These ten spooktacular ideas will have you shrieking with delight. 1. Black & White  One of the joys of Halloween is that almost anything goes – even using insects as inspiration for seasonal decor. By working with contrasting colors such as black and white, even …