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10 Kitchen Range Hoods That Make a Statement

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At Old World Stoneworks, we think a big, bold kitchen range hood makes a powerful statement. Here are 10 of our favorite kitchen range hood styles – some made by us, some by other artisans. Continue reading

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Types of Stone Hearths

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While the word “hearth” is often used interchangeably with “fireplace,” and is a great metaphor for family life, technically it means the floor of the fireplace that often extends into the room.

Choosing a type of stone hearth is not as exciting as selecting a mantel, and may be an afterthought in your purchase process.

But at Old World Stoneworks, we know that the smaller details are all important to the overall look of your room. This week we’ll take a peek at the four different types of stone hearths we offer. Continue reading

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Range Hood Styles For Your Kitchen

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Depending on the setup of your kitchen, one style of a kitchen range hood will probably work better than another. Whichever kind of kitchen range hood you install, your kitchen air quality and atmosphere will improve dramatically! Range hoods for kitchens help to remove excess heat, provide additional lighting, make the air cleaner and generally improve your property value. Check out the main styles you will find when looking for the right range hood style to fit your kitchen.

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Easy Fall Decorating Ideas for Your Home

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Chilly nights and falling leaves, deep earth tones and pumpkin everything. Here are a few Easy Fall Decorating Ideas to bring the change of season into your home décor. Continue reading

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Make Your Kitchen the Heart of the Home

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You can quickly make your kitchen the inviting heart of your home with some décor tips that are as beautiful as they are easy to adopt. It’s important to understand what an inviting kitchen actually means to you. To some, it might mean clean surfaces while to others it means accessibility. Why not combine the two by bringing together high-end furnishings, design, and architecture with a clean look and feel that’s still organized and welcoming without it looking too polished. A kitchen is meant to make a mess in after all! Continue reading

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Featured Walls: Ideas for the Wall Behind your Fireplace Mantel

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Creating a featured wall is an easy way to give a room a makeover. In a room with a focal feature, such as an ornate headboard in a bedroom or a gorgeous mantel in a living room, you can make the wall an extension of that special feature. Here are a few ideas of how to use color, contrast, and texture to showcase your mantel and take a wall in your home from ordinary to extraordinary. Continue reading

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5 Fireplace Seating Ideas for Your Living Room

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Now is the perfect time to look ahead towards fall and plan your most important home lounging space: fireside seating. At Old World Stoneworks, we’re connoisseurs of ways to curl up with a book, entertain, or cuddle our favorite canine close to the hearth. Your ideal fireplace seating depends on your personality and passions. Here are five ideas for the upcoming cool nights of autumn, to help you find your fireside personality: Continue reading

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7 Ideas for a Fun and Easy 4th of July Party

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Like all holidays, Fourth of July starts in the kitchen. What’s a party without good food? Here are tips for prepping for a smooth and easy party. At Old World Stoneworks, we wish you a happy 4th of July, from our family to yours. Continue reading

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Good Friday and Easter History and Mantel Décor

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At Old World Stoneworks, we love to celebrate Easter, and we know that our customers do, too. For Christians, it’s one of the most important days of the year. But no matter your religion, it’s a day that tells us spring is here, flowers are blooming (or will be soon, depending where you live) and it’s time for a new start. What could be a better reason than that to decorate the mantel? But first, a little context on the history of the Easter season. Continue reading

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Art Focus: What’s hanging above your Mantel? Understanding Mixed Media

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Once you have the perfect mantel, you need art that compliments your furnishings. Some of our customers love to pick out art for their homes. Others aren’t quite so comfortable, and have a few questions about what to look for. So this week, we’ll continue our educational series of understanding different types of art with a look at mixed media. Continue reading

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Best Home Improvement Expos to Visit in 2017

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Are you in a home design rut? Attending a home and garden show is one of the fastest ways to get new motivation and inspiration for your home design plans and projects. No matter where you live, there’s probably one near you. Here are a few of the especially notable home and garden shows around the US: Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Mantel Décor

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At Old World Stoneworks, we love any excuse to decorate. And this month, Mardi Gras provides us the perfect excuse. But if you’ve never lived in New Orleans or another place where people celebrate this annual holiday, you might be a bit lost. So here’s our introduction to the meaning and symbols of Mardi Gras. Continue reading

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This Old House Episode 3 Recap

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This week we’ll recap episode three of this season’s This Old House, our favorite television show. We have to admit, the suspense is really building as we wait for the episode where they refurbish the fireplace of the Arlington, Massachusetts project house. Continue reading

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This Old House Episode 2 Recap

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For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about how excited we are that This Old House is featuring some of our products on this season’s project house. We are glued to PBS for every episode now, and love sharing progress on Emily and Nick Deldon’s home with our readers. Continue reading

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This Old House

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We are beyond thrilled to be featured on the upcoming season of “This Old House,” providing the fireplace for one of the much-beloved show’s home renovations. So this week we’re delving into the history of one of our favorite shows. Continue reading

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Overmantels 101

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One of the many things we love about our company is that the beautiful architectural features of the Old World live on in our work– hence our name.

Overmantels have a rich history dating back to Europe, where they’ve adorned the gathering spaces of chic homeowners. Continue reading

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with Patriotic Holiday Dishes

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On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress ratified the wording of the Declaration of Independence. But it took almost a century for the accompanying celebrations to catch on. It wasn’t until 1870 that Congress included the Fourth of July in a list of proposed national holidays. Christmas was on the same list! Continue reading

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