At Home Living: What’s your home decorating style?
News from Topeka Capital Journal:

During July, At Home Living will explore the many styles of home décor. Every home has its own style. Our furniture, window treatments, accessories, and colors all say something about the decorating design we find most comfortable, whether that style is garage sale-chic or treasured antiques. When visitors walk in, they get a since of who we are from what we put in our homes.

Don’t know your style? This quiz can help you get started. However, please note the quiz only covers five basic styles. Trying to cover all of the design possibilities would create a quiz reminiscent of the SATs. Plus, within each design style are variations. For example, country style can mean anything from English, French, Mediterranean, or American country. Or shabby chic. Even early American colonial. Well, you get the idea. Plus, it is not unusual to favor a mixture of styles, such and arts and crafts with a touch of country.

Use the quiz as a jumping-off point and stay tuned in the weeks to follow for details about specific design concepts.

1 What type of kitchen counter do you have (or would like to have) in your home?

A. Recycled-glass

B. Soapstone

C. Butcher-block

D. Marble

E. Stainless steel

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News from a blend of old and new – Binghamton Homepage:

(BPT) – It can be hard to keep up with the latest changes in decorating styles for the home. But the latest trend might actually make it easy for you to have a stylish house, especially if you’ve kept some family treasures around.

Mixing traditional and contemporary decor within a home can give your spaces a warm, yet up-to-date, feel. Keeping those traditional accents, furniture pieces or even wallpaper in your home and blending them with contemporary elements that have clean lines or bright colors can create a relaxed and attention-grabbing look. You can incorporate this style in any room of the home, and it allows you to display that mirror your grandma had in her bathroom, or to bring new life and energy to the aged marble countertops in your kitchen.

Try these tips to help get the most out the old, while bringing a new look to your home:

* Accent with white – One great way to give a room a contemporary balance is to accent with white. The trim, molding, doors and even decorative linens you use can bring new energy to a furniture item or heirloom piece you’ve had in your family for years. Blending the soft wood tones of older furniture or dark wood floors with cool and fresh white accents will make the room vibrant. If it’s your kitchen that’s sporting the contemporary white color, add

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