• The 20 Best Amazon Prime Day Home Deals of 2022
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    The 20 Best Amazon Prime Day Home Deals of 2022

    Marie Claire newsletter Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox! Thank you for signing up to Marie Claire. You will receive a verification email shortly. There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again. By submitting your information you agree to the Terms & Conditions (opens in new tab) and Privacy Policy (opens in new tab) and are aged 16 or over. It’s that time of year again, folks: Amazon Prime Day. And I don’t know about you, but every year I write down a list of items to scour the site for while the deals are hot. This year in particular,…

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  • Grupo Alvic invests in innovation and internationalization with the acquisition of French manufacturer Stratagem
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    Grupo Alvic invests in innovation and internationalization with the acquisition of French manufacturer Stratagem

    – Stratagem, a specialist in the production of lot size one HPL and Compact countertops and kitchen doors, will strengthen Grupo Alvic’s product and service offerings MADRID, July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Grupo Alvic, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of components for the furniture and decoration industry, continues to invest in innovation with the acquisition of the French firm Stratagem, one of the leading companies in the production of lot size one Compact and HPL countertops and doors. This decision represents one further step in Grupo Alvic’s commitment to internationalization, improving its knowledge and experience, as well as its customer service, while expanding the range of products…

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  • A Katy home’s drab living space is updated with color, design
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    A Katy home’s drab living space is updated with color, design

    Amy Pitzel used one word to describe the old living room and dining room in her family’s Katy home: sad. They had drab finishes and furniture, but until recently, she never felt it was the right time to do something about it. When she retired from her job as a government teacher and cross country/track head coach at Katy Tompkins High School last May, though, Amy decided it was time to focus on her family’s house. It helped that her 13-year-old daughter encouraged her all along the way, gathering ideas on Pinterest and Instagram. A MODERN UPDATE: Bellaire home near Texas Medical Center gets stunning modern makeover It was Amy’s…

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  • Removing her Southern California lawn was therapy
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    Removing her Southern California lawn was therapy

    Even here, in the scorching summer heat of Altadena, Seriina Covarrubias’ front yard feels cool and inviting under the dappled shade of a magnificent elm tree. “I thought it was going to take longer for a natural habitat to materialize,” Covarrubias says of her two-year-old garden, which is filled with fragrant coastal scrub. “The birds feel so comfortable here they made a nest on the ground,” she adds, reaching down to reveal a black phoebe’s nest beneath a foothill sedge (Carex tumulicola). Sages and ceonothuses thrive under the canopy of an elm tree. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times) More than thirsty birds have flocked to her garden since she…

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  • Market cooling off a bit, but still ‘red-hot,’ realtor says
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    Market cooling off a bit, but still ‘red-hot,’ realtor says

    Average home sale prices in the Portland area dropped in June PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Portland’s housing market is showing signs it’s cooling ever so slightly. But even with recent changes, a local real estate agent said it’s still a seller’s market and homes are still being snatched up quickly.  “You can only burn white-hot for so long,” explained Drew Coleman, founder of Opt Real Estate in Portland.  He described the city’s real estate market as burning “white-hot” for the last couple of years and now, he said it’s “red-hot” – meaning it’s still competitive and fast-paced, but not quite as fast and furious as it had been.  ‘In shock’:…

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  • 70+ Chic Living Room Ideas
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    70+ Chic Living Room Ideas

    Ema Peters Contrary to popular belief, there’s a lot more to a living room than a soft sofa or an impressive entertaining setup. As one of the most trafficked areas of the house—one that can be rivaled only by the kitchen—a living room offers a unique look at a dweller’s design aesthetic. Since the living room is the backdrop for cozy nights in and intimate happy hours, it’s important that it has the right ambience to match. But, as the saying goes, beauty lies in the eye of the beholder—and this common area is no exception. Whether you want to keep your decor minimalist, experiment with a statement-making light fixture,…

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