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Fall Recipe: Mushroom and Gruyère Potato Gratin

Mushroom + Gruyére Potato Gratin Comfort food meets gourmet taste for this potato gratin dish. Perfect served as a side dish for your next family gathering. Next is our Fall Recipe series, we’re cooking up the ultimate comfort foods for any evening including Thanksgiving. (Makes 8–10 servings)  INGREDIENTS: 1/4 ¾cup olive oil 4 cups finely chopped leeks (about […]

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Choosing Storage for Electronics and Media

Today’s must-have electronics aren’t always visually compatible with today’s home decors. Finding storage options isn’t always easy. Fortunately, says Dennis Crouthers, senior buyer for Oak Express, there are many clever, stylish ways to conceal, display and maximize accessibility to electronic equipment and media. 1. Inventory your technology- Make a room-by-room list of your equipment and […]

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Decorating a Log Home

When Lori and James Proctor couldn’t find their dream home in Colorado, they quickly devised a Plan B: They bought a 20-acre parcel just outside Golden and had their dream log home built for them.   James and Lori Proctor’s 5,400– square-foot log home, located just outside Golden, Colorado, faces south, the better to capture stunning views […]

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5 Ways to Update a Room on a Budget

Had it with that sofa you inherited? Tired of losing your appetite in that gloomy dining room? Feel hemmed in by an army of knickknacks every time you sit down in the living room? Well, everybody needs a change now and then, and a budget-friendly makeover can give you more of the atmosphere and surroundings you want and deserve. Here […]

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Using Color at Home

Most everyone over the age of 10 remembers that moment in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy steps from the black-and-white world of Kansas into the kaleidoscope of color that is Oz. Dorothy’s eyes widen at the site of the sparkling sky, the radiant green trees and, of course, the Yellow Brick Road. No other movie could make a stronger point […]

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The 8 Types of Cheese Everyone Should Know

Discover how speciality cheeses can elevate basic dishes to stand-out favorites. From not-so-standard grilled cheese to decadent side dishes and appetizers, we want to inspire you to ‘just say cheese.’ The sea of cheeses we often find at our local grocery store can be intimidating — and confusing — when it’s time to make a purchase. […]

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DIY Stepping Stones

Add inspiration to your walkway or home garden by creating your own personalized DIY stepping stones. DIY Stepping Stones Instructions: 1. Gather your materials — You’ll need a bag of stepping stone concrete, safety glasses, gloves, a pen, colored stones and plastic molds, all of which can be purchased from your local craft store. Pie […]

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The Farm to Table Dinner

Everything tastes better when it’s fresh. And the latest trend for fresh food lovers is indulging in farm to table dinners. Extending beyond visiting local, farm-to-table restaurants, diners are now traveling directly to the farm to enjoy mouthwatering meals served family style at harvest tables surrounded by nature’s bounty. Swallowtail Farm in Alachua, Florida is […]

Top 10 Ways to Relax at Home

It may sound silly, but relaxing at home can really turn into a chore. There are so many distractions in the home. Preparing meals, organizing clutter, checking the mail, watering the garden, and walking the dog can all turn a relaxing evening at home, into a continued work shift. The Bedroom Expressions team has gathered […]

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Top 10 Summer Backyard Games

Get out, get moving, and enjoy the great outdoors with our favorite new – and retro – games for the whole family. Reclaim your backyard with the new Outdoor Collection from Oak Express. Top 10 Summer Backyard Games: 1. Cornhole: Played with bean bags and a raised platform. 2. Bocce Ball: The Italian version of […]

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Top Tips for Spring Cleaning

Whether you do it at the beginning of spring or, like most of us, somewhat later, the annual ritual of spring cleaning is all about the heavy lifting that gets rid of dirt and debris, especially in places unseen. Tackling them signals a breath of fresh air in any season. Before the soap/water/vacuum detail of cleaning, confront your stuff and discard or reorganize. De-clutter […]

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Outdoor Dining Tips

The outdoors is unpredictable. Things don’t always go as planned. In fact, things often go better. When the weather is right, or even close to it, people naturally gravitate there. Add food to the equation, and you’ll never hear complaints about the fact that there isn’t television or air conditioning. Who needs them? You’ve got familiar […]

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DIY Bulletin Board

Take your home workstation from drab to fab by creating your own bold bulletin board. A framed fabric bulletin board adds personal style and function to your work space.   Directions for DIY Bulletin Board: 1. Cut a piece of cork board to match your desired size. Then, mark the size on your chosen fabric, […]

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Easy and Elegant Entertaining – Part III Party Details

The final installation in our Easy and Elegant Entertaining series is all about the party details. We created a woodland-inspired themed dinner party and are sharing all of the details with you. One thing Furniture Row’s Regional Visual Merchandising Manager, Greg Utsinger, stresses is to not worry about things being perfect. “Don’t make things so […]

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Easy and Elegant Entertaining – Part I Simple Stylish Gathering

Easy & Elegant Entertaining from Furniture Row: The wonder of the season’s first snowfall. The warm glow of a fire. A house full of laughter. And a mug full of cheer. May you thoroughly enjoy all the sights and sounds of this new season!   When it comes to hosting an elegant party, Greg Utsinger, Regional Visual Merchandising […]