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MasterClass Announces New Class with Renowned Interior Designer Shea McGee: Design a Space You Love



Shea McGee for MasterClass

The cofounder and chief creative officer of Studio McGee unveils her full design process, teaching how to transform the look and feel of any space

SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, today announced that Shea McGee, cofounder and chief creative officer of Studio McGee and host of the Emmy-nominated home improvement show Dream Home Makeover, is joining Sessions by MasterClass, a program offering a structured curriculum where members can roll up their sleeves, get hands-on and learn meaningful skills through step-by-step guidance from world-class instructors and an active community of peers. In the session, McGee will walk through her signature design process to teach members how they can design, furnish and decorate any room in their house to fit their personal aesthetic and spending strategy. McGee’s session is available starting today.

“Shea has revolutionized the home renovation world, inspiring millions to create timeless homes they love living in,” said David Rogier, founder and CEO of MasterClass. “In her session, she’ll break down her approachable design and decoration process, which has never been shared this extensively before, to show members how to create the space of their dreams on any budget.”

Throughout the session, members will learn how to breathe new life into their homes and transform any living space into a warm and cozy oasis by applying McGee’s nature-inspired design principles. In showcasing the full design process from mood board to floor plan to accents, McGee shares her tips and tricks for transforming the look and feel of any room in a home, whether for a quick home refresh or full renovation. The session is broken down into eight sections, including:

  • Creating a Mood Board and Design Plan: McGee helps members develop a mood board and color palette to stay organized throughout the process. Members will be able to share their mood board with the community for feedback and ideas.
  • Making a Floor Plan: McGee helps members turn abstract ideas into clear and concise interior design plans, showing them how to use a design board, make a floor plan and ensure they’re purchasing furniture that perfectly fits their space.
  • Picking and Placing Furniture: McGee walks members through her strategy for placing furniture in a room to achieve a cohesive look that exudes flow and function, no matter the style or budget.
  • Crafting Your Personalized Lighting Design: McGee teaches members her signature approach to layering lighting utilizing lamps, bulbs, shades and drapes to achieve the perfect balance in any room.
  • Adding Interior Accents: McGee shows members how to add final, personalized touches, such as artwork, pillows and other accessories to bring their dream space to life with personality, charm and character.

“Design changes lives. We can influence our surroundings, frame of mind, the way we live in our homes and how we spend time with the people we love,” McGee said. “After taking my session on MasterClass, members will walk away with one newly designed and decorated room in their home, alongside the knowledge they need to design, furnish and decorate spaces that reflect their personality and style.”

McGee is an interior designer, author and host of Netflix’s Dream Home Makeover, which she cohosts with her partner and husband, Syd McGee. Together, the dynamic duo founded their interior design firm, Studio McGee, in 2014 with a mission to “Make Life Beautiful.” Staying true to that mission, the McGees released their New York Times bestselling book, Make Life Beautiful, in 2020. The McGees reside in Utah with their three daughters.

Design a Space You Love with Shea McGee | Official Trailer | MasterClass

MasterClass is the streaming platform where the world’s best come together so anyone, anywhere, can access and be inspired by their knowledge and stories. With an annual membership, members get unprecedented access to 180+ instructors and classes across a wide variety of fields, including Arts & Entertainment, Business, Design & Style, Sports & Gaming, Writing and more. Step into Nas’ recording studio, Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen and go behind the big screen with James Cameron. Design your career with Elaine Welteroth, get ready to win with Lewis Hamilton, perfect your pitch with Shonda Rhimes and discover your inner negotiator with Chris Voss. Each class features about 20 video lessons, at an average of 10 minutes per lesson. You can learn and discover at a pace that best serves your lifestyle—in bite-size pieces or in a single binge, on mobile, tablet, desktop, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku® players and devices. Cinematic visuals and close-up demonstrations make you feel like you’re one-on-one with the instructors, while the downloadable Class Guides help reinforce your learning. For those looking to learn by doing, Sessions by MasterClass offers a structured curriculum where members can roll up their sleeves, get hands-on and learn meaningful skills through step-by-step guidance from world-class instructors and an active community of peers. With MasterClass at Work, companies can keep their employees engaged and boost morale and motivation with immersive, short-form lessons from the world’s best.

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Synthetic Grass Putting Green Wows Guests with a Backyard Oasis



HIGHLAND, Utah /PRNewswire/ — Artificial grass offers more than just money-saving practicality; it also offers homeowners versatile design possibilities that will transform any home into an oasis. One Highland homeowner tasked Backyard Greens with installing a personal synthetic grass putting green in their backyard so they could practice their swing any time they pleased. By utilizing three different synthetic turf products, each with its own unique functional benefits, Backyard Greens achieved a breathtaking landscape design that checked all of its client’s boxes.

Backyard putting green installation in Highland, UT by Backyard Greens

Backyard Greens recently installed more than 2,250 square feet of Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s True PuttNature’s Best, and Pet Turf artificial grass in a home in Highland, UT. TigerTurf True Putt artificial grass, used for the putting green surface, features vibrant field green blade tones and has a pile height of one inch. With a 35-ounce face weight, it’s the premier choice for replicating the feel of a professional putting green. Everlast Pet Turf, used for the fringe, features dual field green and olive green blade tones, with a 1-inch pile height and 60-ounce face weight that makes it extremely durable and perfect for homes with pets. Everlast Nature’s Best, used for the surrounding landscape turf, has dynamic field green, lime green, and tan blade tones. Its 1.75-inch pile height and 67-ounce face weight make it ideal for homes with moderate foot traffic. All three SGW turf products are manufactured with UV inhibitors for long-lasting color that won’t fade with extended exposure to sunlight. All synthetic grass products from SGW are non-toxic, lead-free, and will drain at a rate of 30 inches of rain per hour per square yard.

Backyard Greens’s client was seeking a showstopping landscape design that would wow visitors and enhance the view of Zion National Park in the background. Backyard Greens met the challenge with 2,250 square feet of three distinctive SGW turf varieties, which created a dynamic and beautiful end result that highlighted the area’s natural beauty. “They asked for an installation that would shock visitors right when they walked in the home,” explains Backyard Greens owner Cecil Read. “The view that people see is out the back windows, across the fire pit on the patio, and over the synthetic green while you watch the sunset on the red rocks of Zion National Park in the distance.” In addition to enhancing Zion’s stunning backdrop, the homeowners wanted a low-maintenance solution that could withstand 105º summers and 35º winters while handling the foot traffic of many visitors, family, and friends. Backyard Greens knew that Synthetic Grass Warehouse had the turf products they needed to get the job done well.

Backyard Greens was founded in 2004 after Read purchased the tools of a failing synthetic turf franchise. “We started looking at all of the aspects of the synthetic turf business, the methods of installation, and the artistic vision of the installers,” Read explains. From there, they began specializing in recreational turf installation with a focus on putting greens. To date, Backyard Greens has completed more than 2,600 projects across eight states, and they hope to continue opening offices up and down the Wasatch Front and Rocky Mountain range. “We hope to keep installing quality projects,” Read says, “getting better at our craft, and soon, through our Turf University, teaching other installers how to do the work the correct way.”

Backyard Greens is Synthetic Grass Warehouse’s “Install of the Month” winner for May 2023.

Backyard Greens:
Backyard Greens proudly serves clients in Utah and throughout the western United States, offering residential and commercial artificial grass installation with a focus on synthetic turf putting greens. Backyard Greens has been in business since 2004 and continues to expand throughout the Rocky Mountain range. They specialize in recreational artificial grass installation, including putting greens, custom golf rooms, and pickleball courts. You can learn more about Backyard Greens by visiting their website at They can also be found on Instagram (@backyard_greens) and Facebook (Backyard Greens).

About Synthetic Grass Warehouse, Inc.:
Synthetic Grass Warehouse is the exclusive national distributor for TigerTurf and Everlast brands of artificial grass products. Founded in 2004, Synthetic Grass Warehouse specializes in turf products designed for landscaping, pets, putting greens, and playgrounds. SGW provides same-day shipping on all turf orders. Learn more at

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Award-Winning Inspiration for Home Interior Upgrades



(Family Features) With more homeowners choosing to stay put rather than sell their homes, interior space renovations are on the rise, according to the 2023 U.S. Houzz & Home Study. One of the most common desires for homeowners is to create additional space by opening up rooms and changing the layout. Removing walls and partitions allows for better flow between rooms and creates a feeling of more space in smaller homes.

“We are finding homeowners are renovating for the long haul and want to create more living space; specifically, kitchens and baths are top projects,” said Andy Apter, president of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). “Some of the trends we are seeing include extra room for home offices to accommodate remote work and open kitchens where families can gather and entertain.”

If you’re looking for inspiration, these award-winning projects showcase a variety of ideas for home interior projects. A panel of industry experts chose these 2023 NARI National Contractor of the Year (CotY) award winners based on functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation and degree of difficulty. Find the complete list at

Residential Interior Under $100,000

These homeowners desired a modern staircase to open the flow of the main floor, mitigating the staircase’s awkward corner angle and separation from the main living spaces by a load-bearing wall. After condensing the wall into a single column, not only did the flow improve, but the staircase’s window lights up the living room and illuminates the homeowner’s varied mineral and art collection.

Residential Interior $100,000-$250,000

During the COVID-19 pandemic, this client began working from home and realized he needed a designated office space to stay productive. An existing home office was already occupied by another family member. The client wanted the new office to be close to the master suite to make waking up and starting the day’s job more convenient.

Residential Interior $250,000-$500,000

This eclectic ’70s home needed a total remodel in order to modernize its main living areas and open up the downtown views. After redesigning the primary bathroom, moving the kitchen from the back of the house and adding a full wall of windows overlooking the deck where the kitchen was originally located, this home now offers beautiful city sightlines.

Residential Interior Over $500,000

This 1975 colonial home underwent a complete transformation to accommodate the changing needs of this busy family of five. These additions, which included inserting steel beams and relocating plumbing, changed the layout from compartmentalized to an open floor plan. Complete with new floors, windows and color schemes, the interior now makes this home feel brand new.

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Premier Cleaning Brand, Bling Sauce, Announces Approval for Digital Screens by Major Electronics Manufacturers



PHOENIX, Feb. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Building on its reputation for world-class care & cleaning products that are specialty formulated for boats, RVs, powersports vehicles, snowmobiles, and more, Bling Sauce reveals its newest addition to the Bling power-cleaning lineup, Glass Treatment & Cleaner Kit.

Today’s Boats, RVs, Automobiles & other Powersport vehicles utilize electronic screens and displays to provide a world of information at your fingertips. But fingers are also loaded with oils, dirt, and microbes. Glass Sauce was designed to spray directly on the sensitive electronic screens and your windshield to remove dirt, grease, oils, spots, and germs while providing a clean, streak-free appearance. Glass Sauce goes a step further with an added polymer technology that bonds to the surface, resisting scratches and continuously helps repel water and oil residues. A must-have to ensure you can track the GPS in your boat or UTV, you don’t miss that huge fish on your fish finder and you can easily select your favorite songs in your car.

Premium features include:

  • Cleans and protects glass longer
  • Polymer technology helps repel water and oil residue
  • Polymer bonds to surface to help resist scratching
  • Ideal for electronic screens and displays
  • Anti-Static
  • Safe for all surfaces
  • Tested & Approved by leading digital screen manufacturers.

Navico Group has tested and approved Bling Sauce’s Glass Sauce for cleaning their Digital screen displays. Lowrance®, Simrad®, B & G®, CZone® and MotorGuide® are part of this premier group of companies that supply the Marine, RV & Powersports markets.

In explaining the company’s continued commitment to this new product, Boat Bling, President & CEO Patrick Jones explains, “Our mission is about inspiring pride in ownership. There is no better way to do that than to develop a product that provides a solution to a growing problem, making it easy for our customers to clean after a day on the water with friends and family.”

Boat Bling, Inc has global distribution, recommendations from the leading OEM manufacturers, and being sold at over 6,000 retail outlets in 10 countries and on 4 continents including some of the biggest retailer names in the world, such as West Marine, Bass Pro, Cabela’s, Academy Sports, Overton’s, Walmart, and more. Everyone has a goal and a dream that they believe they can achieve, and on behalf of the entire team at Boat Bling, we are humbled, extremely grateful, and appreciative of the support and loyalty from you, our customers. 

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