Infographic: Know Your Wood Types

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Wood furniture can transform any room in your home. Its warmth, clarity and richness can either take center stage, like a beautiful dining room table, or play a supporting role, like a nightstand in the bedroom, or a set of end tables in the living room.

When it comes to wood furniture, there are as many wood types as there are furniture design styles. We’ve highlighted eight of our favorite types of wood in these handy infographics.

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Stop Neglecting Your Leather With These Care Tips

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Are you a leather lover?

Do you enjoy lounging like Sherlock in a handsome Chesterfield chair Or are you more of a Mad Men mod stylist, embracing the mixed materials and clean lines of mid-century, ergonomic chairs?

No matter your style preference, there are plenty of reasons to invest in leather furniture. And when we say invest, we mean serious commitment! This isn’t your one-year gym membership.

When properly cared for, leather furniture can become an heirloom that lasts longer than fabric upholstery. Yes, the price tag is up there. But, when you figure in the years a sophisticated leather sectional lasts, it often has a better lifetime value.

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Do You Really Know Traditional Interior Design?

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You enjoy spending Sunday afternoon in a museum or browsing in antique shops. You understand people who prefer printed books to an e-reader. We would likely find you eating dinner in a cozy dining room with a grandiose rug underfoot.

If these statements ring true, your design soul mate is traditional. Warm, elegant surroundings speak to you, and you strive to create a timeless look and feel in your home. Your space leaves people commenting with words like:

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Free Printables! Daily, Weekly & Monthly Cleaning Schedule

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There’s been a lot of talk about New Year’s resolutions lately, and we’ve noticed that, in 2016, many people are pledging to slow down and appreciate life’s simple pleasures. They’re getting back in the kitchen and enjoying more home-cooked meals. They’re having regular game nights with their families, and they’re hosting more dinner parties with the friends they just don’t see enough.

Doesn’t that sound fantastic? Why aren’t we all doing that?