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Outdoor Spaces by Laurie Nilsen

Outdoor Spaces by Laurie Nilsen

March 28, 2020 2 min read

Whether you are decorating a patio, deck, porch or a balcony in a small apartment, what is the secret trick to making your outdoor space more enjoyable? It’s really nothing complicated or expensive! 

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John Boyle On-Line!  How does it work? by Laurie Nilsen

John Boyle On-Line! How does it work? by Laurie Nilsen

March 27, 2020 2 min read

John Boyle Decorating is offering a step by step how to order online! By our very own, Laurie Nilsen.
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We are in this together - Laurie Nilsen

We are in this together - Laurie Nilsen

March 25, 2020 1 min read

We are all working or studying from home, trying to keep busy and worrying about our family and friends.  John Boyle Decorating Centers has some additional services including blogs for home improvement, design inspiration and just plain fun distractions! 

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Design Profile: Laurie Nilsen

Design Profile: Laurie Nilsen

January 15, 2020 2 min read

“After being a stay-at-home mom, I decided to make a career out of what I loved most about being a homemaker: creating a beautiful living space, gardening and entertaining,” she says. With little more than entrepreneurial spirit and a used sewing machine on her dining room table, Laurie started her own business specializing in custom window treatments and soft furnishings.
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Swipe Right on a Painting Contractor That’s Your Perfect Match

Swipe Right on a Painting Contractor That’s Your Perfect Match

January 15, 2020 3 min read

Finding a contractor to call your own isn’t always easy. You may be tempted to slip your digits to any eligible painting company.  We suggest following these tips for getting better acquainted before you’re ready to be exclusive.

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Finishing Powder: Go Bold in Your Home’s Smallest Room

Finishing Powder: Go Bold in Your Home’s Smallest Room

December 30, 2019 2 min read

As it turns out, the powder room was where one went to refresh their powdered wig and nose or to make a quick retreat from boorish conversation (yawn!). Typically, the powder room was a water closet near the formal entertaining room, making it convenient for guests needing a moment to themselves.

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John Boyle Decorating Centers Connecticut Blogs

Namaste in Bed: Soothing Shades for Your Sanctuary

December 13, 2019 2 min read

When it comes to serenity in your sleeping quarters, we’ll lay it down: the bedroom is meant to be a dreamy oasis; a calming and comfortable retreat; a relaxation station designed especially for you to unplug and power down. 

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Pro Painters: Save Time, Order Online, From John Boyle Decorating

November 13, 2019 2 min read

We think it’s time that Connecticut’s hardworking paint contractors got a break.

Whether you’re working on commercial, industrial, multi-residential or institutional properties, John Boyle Decorating Centers’ new online ordering system is a true time saver. And time, as they say, is money. 

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How to Tell your Designer What You Want (What you Really, Really Want!)

How to Tell your Designer What You Want (What you Really, Really Want!)

November 04, 2019 3 min read

Imagine sitting in your hairstylist’s chair. After asking for a trim, you notice that their snip-happy scissors have lopped off too much. Do you speak up and ask that they fix the mistake, or leave the salon a dissatisfied customer? These tips will help you communicate your vision and ensure the success of your project.

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Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2020 First Light 2102-70

Find yourself feeling “meh” about the 2020 Color of the Year? Cohabitating with the 2020 Color Trends Collection.

October 17, 2019 2 min read

Let’s address the pink elephant in the room: that the Color of the Year, First Light 2102-70 is, well, pink. Understandably, the choice is not sitting comfortably with everyone, especially homeowners resistant to putting a soft, rosy hue on the walls. As the much buzzed-about 2020 Color Trends palette from Benjamin Moore shows, there are more inspiring neutrals to explore!
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Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2020 First Light 2102-70

Love At First Light, 2020 Color Of The Year

October 11, 2019 2 min read

Everyone, and we mean everyone, looks next-level happy and healthy with a rosy glow. Slowly sip on that fact as we bask in Benjamin Moore’s choice for Color of the Year 2020: First Light – a fresh and luminous blush-pink stunner that is both flirty and flattering

 

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Norell Berlin

Norell Berlin

October 03, 2019 2 min read

Already a decade into the best career decision she ever made, Norell still finds the idea of a blank space filled with nothing but endless possibilities positively exhilarating.
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