New Year, New Beginnings! 7 Great Ways to Freshen Your Space

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After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we’ve placed the garland back in the attic and begun to clean and clear our spaces for the new year. It is always a great feeling to vacuum the pine needles out of the carpet, clear the mantle and refresh our homes for Spring which is right around […]

2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala


It’s official, Pantone has announced the 2015 Color of the Year. Marsala, a muted burgundy with hints of earthy brown and soft reds has recently been showcasing itself in fashion, home decor, weddings, and architecture. This beautiful and spicy pigment can bring a classic elegance to any look. From fashion and photography to interiors, Marsala has a […]

2014 Holiday Entertainment Guide


It’s the time of year when we cozy up indoors and beautify our homes with Holiday spirit. This year we decided that it only makes sense to help you take the guess work out of entertaining family and friends with some great DIY ideas, recipes, and decor in our Holiday Entertainment Guide! We made it […]

White Christmas: Our Favorite Holiday Destinations

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There is nothing more nostalgic and heart warming than seeing a beautiful white panorama out your window during the holidays. The way in which the snow lights up the sky will remind you that you’re  safe and put you in the holiday spirit like nothing else. This is why at Authentic Home, we have scoured […]

Kathy’s Holiday Cookie Recipes

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This time of year brings forth cozy interiors, scented candles, and baking! Authentic Home’s Kathy Banak has put together her favorite “yum” inspiring cookie recipes, and is here to share them with you!  Kathy’s Famous Cherry Winks Thank you to my Grandmother for sharing this recipe over the years. I always think of her when […]