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Who wants to get married in an old barn? Plenty of folks

Plenty of Central Kentucky barns that once housed horses, tobacco or cattle are being gussied up with freshly paneled interiors, hard-surface floors, elaborate chandeliers, bathrooms, a prep kitchen for caterers, and air-conditioned rooms where the bridal party can get dressed. “Half my weddings are in barn settings,” wedding planner Jackie Lee said.

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Style at Home: Girls' night out at Innisfree

Growing up in a small town, I love the feeling of a close-knit community, where folks look out for each other, and everywhere you go, you're greeted by a friend. When Dan and I moved to our little lake cottage, we were thrilled to discover that this special neighborhood was just like a small town. People are friendly and welcoming. And, best yet, they like to gather together and have fun.

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Got a moment? 6 small-space decorating mistakes that take just seconds to fix

When you live in a tiny home, it's hard to know where to put all your stuff. That new pair of heels? I guess they'll have to double as decor on the mantel. That massive accumulation of books? Say hello to a makeshift side table. If you find yourself living in close quarters, then we don't need to remind you how tricky decorating can be in a small space, where maximizing storage, utilizing square footage, and creative organization hacks are of utmost importance.

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Yardsmart: Try dramatic black bamboo in your garden

The ebony stems of black bamboo are the perfect accent for that Asian-inspired garden you've dreamed of. This amazingly architectural plant bears all black canes that contrast with the bright green foliage. Dramatic day and night against the planes of modern architecture and colored walls, it's time we rediscover Phyllostachys nigra for transforming spaces.

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The fall colors we are already obsessed with

The changing of the leaves has us daydreaming over new home hues. From jewel tones to oversaturated oranges, autumnal tones bring a burst of drama and natural allure to any space. As interior revamps go, switching up paint colors via a bold accent wall or full-blown makeover is a cost-effective and wildly transformative design project. You'll definitely get plenty of bang for your buck.

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Jim McKeighen took on a project in 2004 with his mother to remodel four dilapidated backyard properties into one large blooming backyard flower and vegetable garden at his home on Old Georgetown Street.
Marcus Dorsey mdorsey@herald-leader.com
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