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Lisa Michelle

Lisa Michelle is an editor, lifestyle writer, and novelist. She’s also an avid traveler, lover of animals, and admitted Anglophile.

acacia hardwood flooring living room scene
Australian Acacia is a thriving genus of species known to be tough. What are some of the things going for it that make it so reliable? Take a look. *** Australia. A country and continent known for its vast...
acacia hardwood flooring dining room
  African acacia is a wonderfully dense and durable hardwood species that can add not only a historical richness but also a beautiful flooring look to our homes. *** It’s like a scene right out of an Indiana Jones...
Brazilian walnut kitchen floor
In this article, we unravel the mystery of Brazilian Walnut, and get understand why this wood is a fantastic option for home improvement and decor. *** Oh, this is one confusing hardwood. Brazilian Walnut is the name for two...
living room mahogany flooring
Mahogany wood floors bring unique lustre and durability to a space. Here’s the lowdown on mahogany as a hardwood flooring option. *** Mahogany brings to mind an old-world glamour. Although it’s a wood that was first harvested in the...
black walnut hardwood flooring dining room
Black walnut is a beautiful hardwood that will add interest and value to your home; these hardwood floors will add a spectacular look to any room. *** I live near a castle. Some might say Craigdarroch Castle is not...
jatoba brazilian cherry flooring kitchen
Jatoba or Brazilian cherry flooring is a popular choice in exotic hardwood floors. Here are some things you should know about it; hardness, color, and more. *** Let’s start with a little bit of a clarification. It’s an important...
maple hardwood floors contemporary
Maple wood flooring is wonderfully adaptable, and looks fabulous in almost every environment. Here’s the scoop on the wonders of maple wood floors. *** I’ve always felt lucky to live on the west coast of North America, but a...
kitchen oak flooring
There are many different types, colors, and styles of red and white oak flooring from which to choose. Here’s how you can consider the options. *** Oak trees are one of those iconic species. Oak trees have inspired magical...
cherry hardwood flooring kitchen dining room
American cherry is one of the most reliable of hardwood species in the United States. Here’s why you might want to consider cherry wood for your next floor. *** The thought of an American cherry tree is always going...