The Linen Duck

Here’s How To Add Drama To Your Home

Dark, rich, ornate. These are the words that come to mind when describing a home with a dramatic aesthetic. Whether you’re styling a home in the country or an apartment in the middle of the city, here’s how to give your space that opulent look and feel. Set the mood with fabric Luxurious textiles like silk, velvet, suede, or leather can transform the mood in any room. Use these textiles to upholster furniture or as drapes. Experiment with different textures, prints, and colors. Don’t shy away from black - but don’t overdo it either While black makes a bold statement, you don’t have to go all out. Consider adding just a few statement pieces like a sofa, coffee table, dining table, or art … [Read More...]

Currey Ingram

Attention Parents: Here’s What To Look For in a Boarding School

A boarding school offers a completely different approach to learning and holistic development. If you’re looking for a suitable boarding school for your child, the selection process should be as multi-faceted as your child is. Currey Ingram Academy, recognized as one of the best boarding schools in the South, shares tips on narrowing down your options and getting the best educational experience possible. Make a list of your non-negotiables Sit down with your child early on and discuss what your ideal boarding school experience looks like. Don’t worry about whether one school will meet all your criteria. This exercise will help you determine your must-haves, and factors you’d like to avoid. These could … [Read More...]

The Linen Duck

6 Reasons To Hire An Interior Designer

Whether remodeled or brand new, your home deserves to look its best. You might have a vision of what your home should look like, but you can’t quite seem to bring it to life or you simply do not have time to decorate your home due to your busy schedule. If this sounds like you, a professional interior designer can put it all together. Forget the notion that hiring the services of an interior decorator is only for the rich and famous who have money to burn. If you’re looking for interior design services in Nashville, it’s actually one of the smartest decisions you’ll ever make. Here are 10 reasons why: An interior designer can help you save money in the long run. This might sound counterintuitive since you’ll … [Read More...]

Rytech Nashville

Summer Mold Prevention Tips

Along with the arrival of summer comes an unwanted guest: mold. These fungi need a warm and humid environment to survive. Preventing mold growth might require prep work, but it’s easier and more affordable than dealing with a full-on mold infestation later on, which will require an expert mold remediation specialist, like Rytech Nashville. Here are some steps you can take to stop mold growth before it even starts. Clean and disinfect your home. Focus on areas prone to mold growth such as your bathroom, kitchen, basement, garage, attic, walls, and ceilings. Dirt and moisture can facilitate mold growth; taking these out of the equation can help prevent a mold infestation from taking place. Fabric surfaces … [Read More...]

ImageQuest

Cybersecurity: Organizations Must Remain Vigilant

Businesses should not let down their guard when it comes to cybersecurity. Cybercriminals persist in sending malicious attachments, links to fraudulent websites, and scams related to Covid-19, with the intent of deceiving people into sending confidential information or into donating money to supposedly charitable causes. Recently observed cyber attacks include phishing, wherein an email is sent by a supposedly reputable source, but it actually leads to a bogus site; the goal is to obtain valuable information such as user credentials and profit from it. Fortunately, businesses can mitigate cybersecurity risks by implementing the following steps. Create a cybersecurity resilience plan Organizations need a … [Read More...]

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Surviving 2020 and Looking Into 2021: Top Learnings From The McKeeman Team

The year 2020 has definitely been an unprecedented one for PR firms in Raleigh, NC and beyond. It was a year headlined by massive changes and one pivot after the other. What have we learned from this past year, and how do we leverage those learnings to successfully navigate through the opportunities and challenges of 2021? Here are some key takeaways from all of us here at McKeeman Communications. What we learned in 2020: It’s okay to be vulnerable. Businesses are being innovative, thinking out of the box and venturing beyond their comfort zones, doing whatever it takes to survive. Clients have learned to adapt to the current landscape, supporting local heroes when sales have been cut in half and rolling out … [Read More...]

Currey Ingram

Early Warning Signs of Dyslexia and its Practical Interventions

One of the most common learning difficulties is dyslexia, which can cause problems with reading, writing, and spelling. Unlike a learning disability, dyslexia does not affect a child’s intelligence.  There are misconceptions about dyslexia. It has been said that dyslexia is caused by vision problems; the truth is, it is a hereditary learning difficulty. A child with a dyslexic parent has a higher probability of being dyslexic as well. Another misconception is that dyslexia can be outgrown. While there is no “cure” for dyslexia, early intervention and proper science-based instruction are crucial in helping dyslexic students become fluent and skilled readers.  Be on the lookout for these early warning signs of … [Read More...]

ICU Security

View Security Cameras From Multiple Locations Through This Easy To Use Application

Current security camera technologies allow businesses to set up multiple cameras in different locations, which owners and managers can monitor from wherever they are, at any time, from a network-supported mobile device. Monitoring different security cameras using different applications can be a tedious task, though. To address this, security camera providers have come up with easy-to-use applications that enable users to view and manage these security cameras from a single interface. One such application is the GeoVision’s GV Edge Recording Manager for Windows, a tool designed to manage recordings from remote GV-IP Cameras and GV-Target Cameras. It is an integrated interface from which you can access live views, … [Read More...]

Hargrove Sealcoating

Asphalt Is Still The Best Paving Option For Residential Driveways. Here’s Why.

It can be said that a home is a reflection of its owners. Because of this, you always want to keep it looking as best as it can create a favorable first impression. Nice homes can have trimmed hedges, gates that aren’t rusting, and walls that have a fresh coat of paint. Unfortunately, we often overlook the state of our driveways. If the driveway is in poor condition or made of subpar material, it diminishes the overall appeal of our homes. Hiring an asphalt paving contractor should be a priority when doing home improvements, especially if the property is up for sale.  Let’s look at some of the paving materials available and discuss the pros and cons of each. Stone/Gravel We understand the appeal of … [Read More...]

Straight Shooter Game Fencing

Prevent Deer From Damaging Your Property: Here’s How

While deer are an important part of the local ecosystem, they can cause a lot of damage to property if left unchecked. Vehicle collisions, crop and landscape damage, and suppressed forest regeneration are problems that can occur when deer congregate near manmade structures. Here are strategies you can utilize to help mitigate deer inflicted damages. Fencing  High fence installation is the most effective long-term solution to prevent deer damage. Deer are capable of jumping over a 10-foot high fence, but they often choose to go under in most cases. For this reason, standard fences must be no more than 6 inches off the ground. Electric fences on the other hand must be no more than 10 to 12 inches above the … [Read More...]

Straight Shooter Game Fencing

Setting Your Deer Fence Height

To many, deer are graceful and enchanting animals. It’s easy to associate deer with the great outdoors and country living. Although they have a docile reputation, deer are also capable of destroying fruits, vegetables, and flowers in cultivated areas such as a garden or farm. If you live near an area with a large deer population, you can prevent this by having professional deer fence installation done on your property. The Basics Deer fences and posts are usually made from plastic or metal, but wood is also an unusual choice. While metal is more durable, plastic offers more variety in terms of style and color options. Think about your property’s terrain, purpose, size, and cost implications when selecting a … [Read More...]

Straight Shooter Game Fencing

Game/High Fence Regulations in the Southeastern States

                     High fences have been used across the country since the 1930s to manage game and game breeding. High fence installations are considered essential to a property’s security and safety. An increasing number of property owners have been engaging the services of high fence contractors through […]

ImageQuest

Criminals Are Ready. Are Your Employees?

As technology becomes more and more integrated into the workplace, cybersecurity attacks are quickly becoming a seemingly everyday occurrence. Even if you have cybersecurity service in place, your Nashville business is – and will always be – a target. And your first line of defense is your employees. Sadly, nearly half of all American workers […]

Crowdsourcing

The Caveat of Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is a form of project management that pulls from the time, talents, and resources of a large pool of workers. Crowdsourcing has been utilized across the globe in areas such as software development, image tagging, and transcription. And while the relative low cost of crowd-completed work may be appealing to a business on a […]

Hargrove Sealcoating

Hargrove Sealcoating: Why We Offer Forestry Mulching

Many of our clients have asked why a sealcoating company also offers forestry mulching services. The simple answer is because we can. As a Nashville-based company, Hargrove Sealcoating, like all other outdoor industries, slows down periodically throughout the year. It would truly be a waste of equipment to let it sit idle when it could […]

HomeLife Warranty Protection

Specialists from Homelife Warranty Protection Discuss Benefits Of Insulation

If you want to get the most energy efficient use of your home, proper insulation is a must. In today’s expert interview, we speak with HomeLife Warranty Protection founders Dennis and Nicole Roehl about what areas need special attention. Q: Today we welcome HomeLife Warranty Protection to our site to discuss ways proper insulation can […]

Morgan Exteriors

All About Sliding Glass Doors with Morgan Exteriors

Morgan Exteriors discusses the clear benefits of modern-day glass in today’s expert discussion. A Gathering of Experts: Welcome, and thank you for your time. Today, we want to talk about doors. Warmer weather is coming and, for many, that means it’s time for a home exterior update. Morgan Exteriors: Yes, it does, and a new […]

GPO Tuning

14 Mercedes-Benz Facts Everyone Should Know

When it comes to German luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz is a crowd favorite. The engineering, style, and drive for innovation sets Mercedes-Benz apart from the rest.  Just when you thought you knew all there is to know about the brand, here are more Mercedes-Benz facts that will impress you. If you have any Mercedes-Benz repair and […]

GPO Tuning

Audi Service: Nashville Shop Discusses Summer Car Care

While summertime is traditionally an opportunity to let your cares wash away with the ocean waves, life must go on. And, part of this means ensuring that your vehicle is in top shape regardless of the season. We recently sat down with the car guys at GPO Tuning to discuss a particular brand of vehicle […]