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6 ways to prep your home for the fall selling season

The house-buying market continues to move rapidly. Fall is a great time to sell your home, but for the best results, take a few steps to make sure it’s attractive and will fetch the best price.

Here are six ways to prep your house for a sale in the fall.

1. Keep up with your yard

Leaves are starting to fall quickly now. Rake and bag them on a daily basis; you never know when a potential buyer will show. Clean your gutters; potential buyers will take note of leaking gutters or clogged downspouts.

2. Check your furnace

Hire an HVAC pro to check your heating unit or furnace. Would-be buyers will be taking a close look at this, and you want it to be in the best shape. A furnace that makes strange noises or is not working perfectly is a big turnoff. Make sure you stay on top

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Fall home decor trends: Comforting hues, flexible design

In recent years, brown anything in a living space was considered by some arbiters of decor as drab and outdated. But this fall the hue is back in favor, in part because of the unsettled, anxious state of the world.



New York-based designer Glenn Gissler painted this New York loft in Benjamin Moore's deep, rich Van Buren Brown, with columns and ceilings in crisp Decorator's White. A long tuxedo-style sofa in milk chocolate-y velvet anchors the space along with tonal modern art. The result is a chic, contemporary yet cozy and eminently livable space. (Gross & Daley/Glenn Gissler via AP)


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New York-based designer Glenn Gissler painted this New York loft in Benjamin Moore’s deep, rich Van Buren Brown, with columns and ceilings in crisp Decorator’s White. A long tuxedo-style sofa in milk chocolate-y velvet anchors the space along with tonal modern art. The result is a chic, contemporary yet cozy and eminently livable space. (Gross & Daley/Glenn Gissler via AP)

“Brown traditionally makes people feel comfortable and safe, and those are feelings that many of us are looking to our homes to provide,” says interior designer Dawn Hamilton of Oakland Park, Florida.

It’s just one of the trends in decor this season, when the pandemic

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8 Cozy Fall Essentials To Transform Your Home This Season

Home has become our haven over the past six months. As summer fades to fall, elevate your surroundings by transforming your living space into a cozy oasis. For the fall season, incorporate rich colors and up the comfort factor with a variety of textures, like velvet and knits. These simple decor tips are easy to implement but will make your living space welcoming and cozy.

Coyuchi Mariposa Supersoft Organic Cotton Blanket

California-based bed, bath and apparel retailer Coyuchi has been a sustainable home textiles pioneer since it launched in 1991. Not only does the brand offer beautiful and functional pieces, but it’s the first home brand to enter the circular economy and has begun producing recycled items made of its own, organic material. Just shy of its 30th anniversary in 2021, the brand recently enlisted the accomplished Whitney Thornburg as design

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9 things you should do to your home before fall starts

Yes, lighting pumpkin candles is a crucial part of getting ready for the change of seasons, but there are more important — and not exactly fun — preparations that come with being a homeowner. Consider this everything you need to know before your house transitions from hot summer days to cool fall nights and, eventually, freezing temperatures.



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1. Clean, or possibly replace, your gutters.

You’re so used to your gutters working properly — and draining thousands of gallons of water from your roof yearly — that you forget they could use a little TLC. If they’re clogged, you can end up with a flooded interior and damaged exterior. So clean them with a gutter tool or get them professionally done, or if necessary, replace them.

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2. Check for drafts.

Heat loss through windows is responsible for 25 to 30% of heating energy use,

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CB2 Unveils Fall 2020 Collaboration with Interior Designer Kara Mann

The CB2 Kara Mann Collection pushes creative boundaries, mixing materials and influences, further expanding CB2’s elevated product assortment

CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tough yet romantic. Hard and soft. Masculine and feminine. High-design home destination CB2 has joined forces with interior designer Kara Mann to bring her creative edge and passion for design to life with a new collection all about the art of contrast.

The CB2 Kara Mann Collection brings the trained eye of a renowned interior designer to create a collection full of vision and depth that will appeal to both designers and consumers alike. From tonal swirl resin to slubbed sateen upholstery, the collection introduces new materials and seamlessly mixes Kara’s irreverent and cool style with CB2’s eclectic, yet sophisticated aesthetic.

“Kara is a creative visionary, and together we’ve created a collaboration that leads with quality and design, but at approachable price points,” said CB2

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IMC adapts buyer experience for Fall Design Week, Discover ADAC

This September, International Market Centers (IMC) again showcases its comprehensive, dual-venue design resource for the southeast — the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) and AmericasMart Atlanta — with adaptations for social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. Fall Design Week takes place Sept. 21-23 in select AmericasMart showrooms with pre-market virtual programming; and Discover ADAC takes place Sept. 22-24 in ADAC’s year-round showrooms with three days of digital programming for designers and design enthusiasts.

“Despite the pandemic, great design is still happening in Atlanta and across the southeast,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “As such, we are committed to continuing to present the hallmark elements of our design events — product discovery, the sharing of great ideas and the celebration of our local design community — in a modified format this September.”

Highlighting the virtual programming for both events is an expanded version of the Directions in Design initiative, which will

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IMC Adapts the Buyer Experience For Fall Design Week and Discover ADAC

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This September, International Market Centers (IMC) again showcases its comprehensive, dual-venue design resource for the southeast – the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) and AmericasMart® Atlanta – with adaptations for social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. Fall Design Week takes place September 21-23, 2020 in select AmericasMart showrooms with pre-market virtual programming; and DISCOVER ADAC takes place September 22-24 in ADAC’s year-round showrooms with three full days of digital programming for designers and design enthusiasts. 

“Despite the pandemic, great design is still happening in Atlanta and across the southeast,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “As such, we are committed to continuing to present the hallmark elements of our design events – product discovery, the sharing of great ideas and the celebration of our local design community – in a modified format this September.”

Highlighting the virtual programming for both events is an expanded version of the “Directions in Design” initiative

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Canadian design duo Nivek Remas on their latest work and fall trends



a view of a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Private residence in Toronto's Shangri-La hotel, interior design by Nivek Remas.


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Private residence in Toronto’s Shangri-La hotel, interior design by Nivek Remas.

Projects by interior designers Kevin Chan and Samer Shaath, of Toronto-based design firm Nivek Remas , are plentiful and impressive. Their collective design careers span 20 years and include luxury hospitality, residential and retail design, both in Canada and abroad, such as the W Hotel and Rosewood Hotel in Guangzhou, China.

We caught up with the pair to hear about their latest work and what home decor and furnishing trends we’ll be seeing this fall.

Chan and Shaath recently completed a high-end private residence in Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel. The owners are very well-travelled and love the hotel experience, so they tried to bring this into their design concept, says Shaath.

They kept the dining area very small and minimal, he says, and focused on a spacious living room and entertaining area — as the owners don’t

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Nature Inspired Fall Mantel Decor Ideas

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Fall decor can be easily over complicated! Today, I’m sharing two ways to simply style fall mantel decor ideas inspired by nature. Style your fireplace mantel in minutes!

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Nature Inspired Fall Mantel Decor Ideas

Joining me are some amazing bloggers each sharing their own fall mantels and vignettes as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Tour hosted by Krista at The Happy Housie! Make sure to head over to these other talented bloggers’ articles for more fall decor inspiration next.

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Fall Decorating Plan

This year I started my fall decorating with a super fun fall statement wall. I was excited to do something extra creative that was still easy to accomplish. I chose to keep most of the rest of my fall decor fairly simple.

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30+ of the BEST Fall Dessert Recipes

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We gathered up Over 30 of the BEST Fall Dessert Recipes to share with you today! Fall is my favorite time of year to get in the kitchen and make desserts. I love the smell that fills up my house of pumpkin and spices! There is nothing like the smell and taste of Fall. Definitely my favorite time of year!  You are going to absolutely LOVE these Fall recipes. Everything from Pumpkin, Apple, Banana, & Zucchini to Cookies, Cakes, Bars, Bread, and more! We have you covered and these awesome recipes are guaranteed to wow your family & guests! They are easy to make as well!

Over 30 of the BEST Fall Dessert Recipes! Including Cake, Cookies, Pie, Bars, Bread, & more!

Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes from Cakes Cottage…

Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes...these are the BEST Fall Dessert Recipes!

Cream Cheese Stuffed Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze from Carlsbad

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