Shea McGee shares her top tips for decorating on a budget

Shea McGee is becoming our favorite Netflix presenter at RealHomes – her talent for home makeovers is undeniable. And even before she co-hosted the Dream Home Makeover show with husband Syd, McGee was giving us some serious house envy with her gorgeous Instagram account. 



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Shea & Syd started out by documenting the makeover of their home in California on Insta, and eventually founded Studio McGee, a homeware and furniture brand. With so much experience of decorating under her belt, Shea is exactly the person you want to give you advice on how to make your home look better. We sat down with her for an exclusive interview. Here, Shea gives her top tips for decorating on a budget. 

We asked Shea if she had any tips for instantly making a home look nicer without spending too much. We loved her answers, because they’re genuinely

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The 12 Best Air Purifiers For Clean Air In Your Home

If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s that the air indoors, in places like your home, shops and restaurants, can actually be more polluted than the air outdoors. And if you’re spending more time at home these days, as many of us are, you might be concerned about the risk from contaminants like dust, smoke, pet dander, organic compounds, allergens and bacteria. Good ventilation can help, but the best air purifiers can make an enormous difference in the quality of the air in your home.

Air purifiers come in all shapes and sizes, and even work in fundamentally different ways. Most have what’s known as a mechanical filter, and are generally very effective at removing pollutants. A purifier with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter is designed to remove at least 99.97 percent of dust, pollen, mold and bacteria, plus all airborne particles 0.3 microns or larger.

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North Dakota is now requiring face masks; US daily cases exceed 180K; 24 deaths at Ky. veterans home

Many Americans are bracing for increased virus restrictions and the possibility of fall and winter lockdowns, even as leaders in some areas are doubling-down on their hands-off approach.

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The nation’s surge in cases continues: On Friday, the U.S. recorded 184,514 new daily infections, breaking yet another record, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The U.S. first surpassed 100,000 new daily cases on Nov. 5 and has continued to break the daily record since then.



a woman standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: A sign reminds fans to wear a mask as they enter the UNI-Dome for the 4A Iowa high school state championship semi-final game between Southeast Polk and Pleasant Valley on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cedar Falls, IA.


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A sign reminds fans to wear a mask as they enter the UNI-Dome for the 4A Iowa high school state championship semi-final game between Southeast Polk and Pleasant Valley on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cedar Falls, IA.

Meanwhile, Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, who tested positive for the virus on Friday, has repeatedly argued that containing

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Bid online or in person at Houston furniture, fashion auctions

If you love to shop but don’t want to venture out during the pandemic, try some local auctions or a large estate sale. You can preview and bid on items online, and for the estate sale, you sign up for a specific time slot and day for safer shopping.

Judy Robinson: Judy Robinson Estate Sales has a sale under way 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through Nov. 17 that includes the estate of Robert L. Easton, the estates of two Houston fashion icons and several other personal collections. The sale, at 1927 W. Gray in the location of the former Pier1 store. To attend, you must make an appointment in a time slot on the day you want to attend at jrestates.com.

Inventory includes fine art and bronzes, furniture and antiques, rugs, porcelain and fine china, silver, crystal, clothing, handbags, jewelry and watches.

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Kitchen Design Ideas – Which?

Before you start planning a new kitchen, the first thing to decide is whether you want to update your current kitchen or start from scratch.

Look at what you already have, and think about what you like and don’t like about it. It can help to draw up a list of what you want to keep, move or remove completely. 

If your kitchen layout already works well, you’ll save money by keeping things in the same place, particularly your sink and appliances.

If you’re planning to move house soon, totally transforming your kitchen might not be worth it. Many buyers want to put their own stamp on a place, but they won’t want to replace a new kitchen. Refreshing it with cheaper updates might be the best way to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. 

If you do want a brand new kitchen, visit our best kitchen brands

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The SHAPL Design Contest is here to prototype your ideas into actual products!

While most design competitions reward ideas, SHAPL is actually committed to developing them. One of the few design competitions that’s focused on the outcome rather than just the concept, the SHAPL Design Competition takes winning ideas and actually develops them into real-world products that people can buy, use, and be delighted by! The process is quite simple. Develop your design, upload it to SHAPL’s competition dashboard, and it gets judged not just by a jury, but also by consumers who would love to own the product. Consumers vote for products they like, bringing the human-centric element into the competition, allowing the market to choose the most market-ready, market-worthy product… while the jury panel also helps vet designs based on practicality, aesthetics, and overall appeal. Winners not only see their products turn into reality, but also get patents to their designs, and hefty cash prizes of up to $10,000.

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Lindsey Buckingham Announces Livestream Concert from His Home Studio

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Chris Pratt Joins the Cast of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

In a move that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Chris Pratt’s Star Lord is joining the cast of “Thor: Love and Thunder,” according to an individual with knowledge of the project.Taika Waititi — who took home the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Jojo Rabbit” — will return to write and direct. The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. Waititi also portrayed Korg in “Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame.”The plot remains under wraps, but at the end of “Avengers: Endgame,” Thor leaves New Asgard on Earth and hitches a ride to parts unknown with the Guardians of the Galaxy. As they get ready to depart, Thor jokingly refers to the group as the “Asgardians of the Galaxy,” leading to a funny exchange with Peter

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North Dakota mask mandate; Steve Sisolak; Trump vaccine

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Public health experts say this year everyone should get a flu shot, if possible.

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Many Americans are bracing for increased virus restrictions and the possibility of fall and winter lockdowns, even as leaders in some areas are doubling-down on their hands-off approach.

The nation’s surge in cases continues: On Friday, the U.S. recorded 184,514 new daily infections, breaking yet another record, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The U.S. first surpassed 100,000 new daily cases on Nov. 5 and has continued to break the daily record since then.

Meanwhile, Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, who tested positive for the virus on Friday, has repeatedly argued that containing the virus is largely up to individuals. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has emphasized new treatments and vaccines that are expected to become available soon.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s office said she has no intention of using state resources to

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How To Be A Better Boss In Our New Work-From-Home World

Most of us don’t change unless we have to. We have been in need of a whole new approach to work for decades, but it wasn’t until the global pandemic hit that organizations were forced to change. 

Because the truth is, none of us were really happy with the way things were — long commutes, loads of travel, office politics, 50- to 60-hour work weeks, untold distractions at the office. It wasn’t working. But who would have ever conceived of a hard restart for the entire planet?

I didn’t always understand that change was such a difficult proposition. I remember debating with one of my professors in graduate school who insisted that it takes pain to provoke change in organizations. I was an optimistic young woman then, and I simply didn’t want to believe that we couldn’t — or wouldn’t — collectively, proactively change when we knew it would

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Early Patio Sets, Gazebo, Hammock & More Sales Shared by Saver Trends

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Trump law firm withdraws from Pennsylvania case challenging election

The abrupt withdrawal overnight is a blow to the president’s efforts to overturn the result of the vote in court * US politics – live updatesA major law firm withdrew overnight from a Trump campaign case in Pennsylvania seeking to have mail-in ballots thrown out, in the latest blow to the president’s efforts to challenge the 2020 election result in court.The Ohio-based Porter Wright Morris & Arthur firm, which brought a suit on Monday alleging that the use of mail-in ballots had created “an illegal two-tiered voting system” in the state, abruptly withdrew from that case in a memo to the court.“Plaintiffs and Porter Wright have reached a mutual agreement that plaintiffs will be best served if Porter Wright withdraws,” the memo said. The lead lawyer in the case, the Pittsburgh-based Ronald L Hicks Jr, did not immediately reply

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