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How We Celebrate (and Decorate) for Valentine’s Day

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Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is coming up… cue the theme song from Jaws! Are you feeling unprepared? Join the club! If you are looking to make a reservation, let’s face it – you are probably too late. Box of chocolate? Better hurry, even the local drug stores are going to be picked over!

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Did you know that over 180 million Valentine’s Day cards were purchased last year? Moreover, the average consumer spends $116 on just flowers or chocolate for this very day. In my opinion, Valentine’s has become such a selective couples’ holiday that the day as a whole is overlooked by many. This is probably the very reason that Halloween has become so popular; everyone is included and dressing up is super fun! Read More

Basic Interior Design Principles Everyone Should Know

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Don’t you just love a well-designed home? For some, an eye for design comes naturally. Even with minimal to no formal interior design training, these folks can put an incredible home together like a breeze.

For most people, however, a keen eye for design isn’t a natural gift and learning the ins-and-outs of interior design isn’t so simple. The good news is that no matter your skill or natural talent, there are certain basic design principles everyone can learn and follow. Read More

2018 Interior Design Trends

Bold & Beautiful: 2018 Interior Design Trends

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Have you been keeping an eye on the expected 2018 interior design trends?

Although it’s only just beginning, this is looking to be a big year in the interior design world. Designers seem to be growing tired of minimalism and neutral color palettes. Instead, they are increasingly turning to bold colors, big furniture, and interesting textures in their interior projects.

Although trends remain to be seen with absolute certainty, here are our best bets for the biggest 2018 interior design trends:
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How I Created a Cozy Holiday Entertaining Space

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It’s that time of year again: holiday entertaining, family for Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations.

This year, I have been working on my open concept living room and kitchen floor plan. I often find a line of separation between these two spaces throughout clients home and even my own. It does bother me to carry on a conversation while washing dishes with someones back turned towards me in the living room. After all, I want to be included in what’s going on and be productive at the same time – chalk it up to my inability to sit still when I see a dirty kitchen! Read More

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Christmas Everywhere: My Holiday Decor Style

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Baby Quirk enjoying the Christmas tree.Decorating for the Christmas season can be a chore, let’s just be honest! After all, this is the most wonderful time of the year, why not put a little extra into making your home look perfect for the holidays? I must admit, this isn’t a 10 step process to easy decorating or a list of short-cuts worth your while. This is merely my take on making the most of family and friends, enjoying my home throughout the holiday season! Read More

Elizabeth Brumbaugh Quirk: Memoir of a Cowgirl

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An accomplished horsewoman and entrepreneur, Elizabeth Brumbaugh Quirk discusses what the cowgirl lifestyle means to her and how it influences her life – in and outside the competition circuit.

The term “cowgirl” is a word loosely defined in today’s world. The general public classifies people from Texas as cowboys and cowgirls who surely ride their horses to town on a daily basis – if they only knew! The heritage and legacy that surrounds the American Cowgirl is illustrious and laced with grit, determination, and a passion for livestock.

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7 Ways to Create the Perfect Thanksgiving Table Setting

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Are you stressing about creating a perfect Thanksgiving table setting?

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time for reflection, appreciation, and nothing beats time spent with the ones you love.

But let’s get real for a second. If you’re the one who usually hosts Thanksgiving dinner, you know just how stressful Turkey Day can be. The to-do list is a doozy for this holiday: Plan the menu. Thaw the turkey. Clean the house. Do the grocery shopping. Prepare the guest rooms. And brace yourself for – yes, you know she’s coming – your mother-in-law.

Don’t get us wrong, we love our dear mothers-in-law. But we know they’ll soon be swooping into our homes with eagle-eyed evaluations of our Thanksgiving preparations, from the candles we burn to the moistness of those turkeys.

While we may not be able to help you baste your bird, there’s one thing we do know – home decor. For a perfect Thanksgiving table setting, here are seven of our handiest tips: Read More

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Brumbaugh’s 3 Favorite Fall Rugs of 2017

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At Brumbaugh’s, we think the fall season calls for some refreshing new interior pieces. After all, Mother Nature updates her look during autumn – why shouldn’t you?

As you begin to revamp your home’s appearance for the upcoming cooler months, there are always countless options for changing the look and feel of your home. Anyone who’s been on Pinterest at all knows seasonal decor begins flooding social feeds once September rolls around.

But if you want to update decor the quick and easy way, one of the most effective things you can do is simply change a room’s floor space. Adding a brand new rug to a room can drastically change the area’s ambiance. So, if you’re looking to go for something a little different this fall, purchasing a new rug for your home is a great option.

So, without further ado, here are three of our favorite rugs for the 2017 fall season, all available at Brumbaugh’s: Read More

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13 Can’t-Miss Things to Do in Fort Worth

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Been looking for some western things to do in Fort Worth? At Brumbaugh’s, we know a thing or two about rodeos. If you’re heading into Fort Worth to watch or compete in rodeo events, you’ll almost certainly find us at Will Rogers Memorial Center cheering on our own Elizabeth Brumbaugh as she competes in NCHA events or lounging in our booth in the Amon Carter Exhibition Hall.

But are you wondering what else to do once the rodeo is said and done? We believe in good ol’ fashioned Texas hospitality, so you won’t be bored on our watch. Here are 13 of the best western-themed things to do in Fort Worth – because it ain’t called Cowtown for nothin’. Here are our favorite things to do in Fort Worth: Read More

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Jewelry For Your Home: How To Select a Great Rug

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There are not many of us, male or female, that don’t like some kind of jewelry. Maybe you like earrings, that great squash blossom necklace to make a statement, or maybe it is just a watch. (People still wear those!)

When you select your final accessories for that special outfit, business or pleasure, you almost always choose a piece of jewelry. The same idea works for your home. You have chosen the perfect sofa, coffee table, lamps and even artwork, but it is the choice you make in a rug that brings your home together.  

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Select something subdued when you want your leather/fabric sofa to pop or when working with a monochromatic color scheme. But for that leather sofa, be bold and choose something with color and dimension.

Select the jewelry that makes your room.

Rugs come in various types of construction. At Brumbaugh’s, we carry them all. Here are four types of rugs we carry: Read More