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Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

What is the newest color trend for 2015? Marsala. Picked by the Pantone Color Institute®, this reddish brown color is reminiscent of wine. In fact, the name Marsala comes from a wine produced in the city of Marsala, Italy. “This ... Read More »

Single-Family Home Size Decreasing

As the housing market continues to recover, the size of newly built single-family homes is slightly decreasing. Single-family home sizes have been on the rise since the end of the recession, and now they are tapering off for the second ... Read More »

Smart Home Adoption to Increase

Smart home devices are making their way in to homes across the country. According to a recent study by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), “20 percent of households with broadband intend to acquire one or more smart home devices within ... Read More »

More Americans Opting Out of Paid Vacation

Paid time off is a benefit that a majority of companies offer; yet a new study by Oxford Economics found that employees are not taking advantage of these vacation days. In 2013, Americans let 169 million days of paid time ... Read More »

Master Bedroom Design Trends

Zillow, a mobile and web real-estate marketplace, identifies the hot decorating trends in master bedrooms. As the weather cools down, 50 percent of homeowners still plan on tackling a home improvement project with about 77 percent of those projects taking ... Read More »

Millennials and Baby Boomers Moving in Opposite Directions

As the economy is continuing to improve, Baby Boomers and Millenials are moving to opposite locations based on their current needs. According to an article by Realtor Mag, 17 million American move to a different county each year. Millenials are ... Read More »

Spoga+Gafa: The Place for the Latest Gardening Trends and Tools

Last year, global retail gardening sales reached $88 billion, according to marketing research company Euromonitor International. And more than with one-third of those total sales in the United States. As those numbers show, gardening is a popular hobby, and one ... Read More »

Plenty of Outdoor Living Products on Display at Spoga+Gafa

Many homeowners have taken indoor living outside, adding high-quality furniture, deluxe grills, full outdoor kitchens and more in their backyards. And spoga+gafa, the world’s largest lawn, garden and outdoor living trade fair, which runs through tomorrow in Cologne, Germany, is ... Read More »