365 Days of a Happy Home

This blog grew from a challenge to post an image a day of something that made me happy. I did the challenge and decided to tweak this challenge for MJG Interiors.

Who doesn’t love a Happy Home? We certainly do! Each blog post contains one idea of something that contributes to a Happy Home. Check back often for ideas and ways to make you feel happy in your home! As always, leave us comments! Agree or disagree, there is no wrong answer. However, there is lots to learn!

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Day 93: Equestrian Decor!

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Day 93 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!Designs trending right now include the Ralph Lauren-esque Equestrian decor. Lots of wool plaids, leather, buckles, and cow hides on everything from the floors to the ceiling and everything in between. Let us know what you think...

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Day 92: Animal Head Mounts!

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Day 92 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!People have a definite opinion about animal head mounts. Some want to display their prize kill! Others want only a replica.  Either way, these 3D objects add texture and color to any wall...not to mention something to talk about! How do you feel about these?

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Day 91: Black Window Trim!

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Day 91 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!My mother in law was an interior designer in CT during the 70's and 80's. She used to say people painted their walls "white out of freight"! I think sometimes people paint their trim white for the same reason. What do you think of these windows trimmed in black? We LOVE them!

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Day 90: Game Tables!

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Day 90 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!My clients always want to know how to furnish a rectangular room. I often suggest putting a game table at one end. Then depending on how much space there is, it could be with 2 chairs (think chess or backgammon) or 4 chairs for all kinds of shenanigans!

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Day 89: Ottomans!

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Day 89 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!I have been working with a client to custom build 2 ottomans for in front of her new sectional. I usually suggest 2 ottomans in front of a sectional or long sofa because it is easier to maneuver around them.  Many people are choosing ottomans to replace a wooden coffee.  Do you prefer an upholstered ottoman or a wooden coffee table?

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Day 88: Local Business!

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Day 88 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!We like to use local products whenever possible. Chandler 4 Corners, a wholesaler of these fun decorative pillows and rugs, is located in our home town, Manchester, VT. They have a wide selection of decorative items for your Happy Home by the sea or in the mountains. In addition, there are decorative items for every season and holiday. These fun additions are sold on line, in catalogs and throughout the country in retail shops,... or contact us!

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Day 87:Grout Colors!

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Day 87 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!We are helping a client choose tile and the grout color to compliment it. She isn't too daring, but that is OK, her tile is beautiful. What about taking an ordinary tile and making it pop with some colorful grout! Here are some ideas to get your wheels turning...

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Day 86: Stone Showers!

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Day 86 of 100 Days of a Happy Home!The master shower in one of our projects is coming to life. It is stunning! Each tile was cut and laid up paying close attention to the veining of the local marble making it a work of art! Here are a few other "works of art"!  Which is your favorite?

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Day 85: Textured Ceilings!

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Day 85 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!Thinking of getting rid of your popcorn ceilings? Here are some ideas to add pizzazz up above! Just a note about the images we use...We try our hardest to use images of our own projects.  But, lets face it, we can't do it all!  So, many are culled from internet searches.  However, we have lots of experience with textured ceilings and most of the images here are from our own projects.  Which are your favorite?

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Day 84: Unexpected Whimsy!

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Day 84 of 365 Days of a Happy Home!We love color! We also love surprises! Here is a way to add color and some unexpected surprise to your home! What do you think? Do you like to open a cabinet or drawer and find a surprise?

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