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Direct-to-consumer brands shake up home renovation

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Paint and supply companies Clare and Backdrop both launched in 2018 with splashy e-commerce sites, social media feeds and similar price points to their bricks-and-mortar competitors. Perhaps most notably, in lieu of providing flimsy paint cards, the companies sell generously sized, self-adhesive color swatches for less than the cost of a sample can.
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Marie Kondo is proud of your tidying up, and wants to clarify that part about books

With the debut of “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” cleverly released on Jan. 1 for those seeking a reset in the new year, she has quickly emerged as a cultural and social media sensation. Good luck trying to evade the before-and-after Instagram photos of newly organized sock drawers. The buzz has lifted Kondo to meme-level celebrity, the modern marker of relevancy. Her “spark joy” concept even appeared on posters at last week’s women’s marches.
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Seeing red in home accents

From ruby to rich burgundy, red is a powerful accent color when used purposefully in a space. One key design tip to remember is that it isn’t taboo to mix shades and tones of red. So where to begin? Here are some design recipes tips to help get you started.
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Ask the builder: Stop water vapor now

It’s important to realize that vapor is very hard to stop. That’s why it’s best to call the products vapor retarders, not vapor barriers. I can tell you unequivocally they’re fantastic products, and I’d use them in my house in certain areas all the time and in other places sometimes.