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Stylish First Space Jun. 08, 2019

The Art of Design

Summertime is a time of change. For some, it marks the start of vacations. For others, it's the time... Read More

Tasteful Taxidermy May. 25, 2019

The Art of Design

I can remember entering my in-laws den in Virginia nearly 20 years ago, and I was aghast at the many... Read More

Is Your Home Getting Too Smart for You? May. 18, 2019

The Art of Design

Sometimes I think we are living in the futuristic era of the Jetsons. At other times, it's George Or... Read More

Organize and Simplify: A Great Summer Purge May. 11, 2019

The Art of Design

Your surroundings, believe it or not, can have a profound impact on your outlook and performance. Mu... Read More

Details Everywhere May. 04, 2019

The Art of Design

Accessorizing a home is what makes it personal ... your home. Adding that final layer will make gene... Read More

Why White? Apr. 20, 2019

The Art of Design

It seems like everything that's old is new again. Throughout interior design history, time and again... Read More

Are You in the Mood? Apr. 13, 2019

The Art of Design

A room is truly like a lover. The more time and effort you put into creating the mood of your room, ... Read More

When to Use Dye or Stain to Finish Natural Wood Apr. 11, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I am planning to build some natural wood cabinets for my living room. I am trying to det... Read More

Summoning Bears Apr. 06, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

Bears are showing up all around my neighborhood. Not real bears — not yet. These are bears tha... Read More

Sun-Praising Mirrors Apr. 06, 2019

The Art of Design

You must be living under a rock if you haven't seen the avalanche of starburst and sunburst mirrors ... Read More

'Home' Mar. 16, 2019

The Art of Design

What does "home" mean to you? Selecting an interior designer to help with the design of your home is... Read More

Books Everywhere Mar. 02, 2019

The Art of Design

When I was a student in the fourth grade, our teacher gave us an assignment investigating different ... Read More

Make Your Home a Best-Seller Feb. 23, 2019

The Art of Design

Like the work of the novelist, setting up a house involves telling a story. The space you inhabit is... Read More

Don't Be a Snob Feb. 16, 2019

The Art of Design

I confess that I am a bit of a snob. I always swoon when I see antiques that catch my eye, and my mi... Read More

Designer Faux Pas Feb. 02, 2019

The Art of Design

We all look forward to innovative and inspiring ideas for our homes. Some of us scour interior desig... Read More

Living In a Rental Jan. 26, 2019

The Art of Design

In certain cities such as West Palm Beach, Florida; Atlanta; and New York City, after years of fligh... Read More

Minimize Risk From Lead Paint When Remodeling Jan. 17, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I am planning to remodel a 50-year-old house, but want to retain as much original charac... Read More

Comfortable Chairs Jan. 14, 2019

The Art of Design

There hasn't been one time in my more than 19 years of practice when I wasn't asked by a concerned w... Read More

Hang Your Own Kitchen Cabinets Jan. 10, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I want to install new upper kitchen cabinets. I bet a friend I could do all the work mys... Read More

Is an Open Kitchen Really for You? Jan. 05, 2019

The Art of Design

Everyone says they love a large, open kitchen they can entertain in. But is that really a practical ... Read More