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Things That Make a Difference May. 31, 2017

Small Spaces

On occasion, some expensive items are worth the splurge when you are remodeling or redecorating. Ple... Read More

Interior Close-Up Jan. 28, 2017

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

Turn Anywhere Into Home Oct. 22, 2016

The Art of Design

No matter where I have lived or traveled — whether it's Miami, Florence, Rome or Paris —... Read More

Creating Harmony in Your Home Sep. 19, 2016

The Art of Design

Why is it sometimes you walk into a room and you feel instantly at ease? The sensation is akin to fe... Read More

How To Use Strong Color Aug. 31, 2016

Small Spaces

The famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson said, "Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage ... Read More

Feminine Glamour in a Small Space Aug. 17, 2016

Small Spaces

You don't have to give up on the idea of a glamorous home just because your space is cramped. Many w... Read More

Small Spaces with High Ceilings Jun. 29, 2016

Small Spaces

If you have a small space with a high ceiling, do the decorating rules change? Can you decorate diff... Read More

Making Your Living Room Come to Life Sep. 19, 2015

The Art of Design

It used to be that living rooms or living areas were spaces relegated solely to formal occasions, su... Read More

Too Much Space? Divide to Conquer Jul. 14, 2014

Decor Score

Q: Our great room really lives up to the name — it's nearly 30 feet long and 20 wide. There's ... Read More

What's in a Name? Design History May. 26, 2014

Decor Score

Q: We just toured a designer show house, and I have a question: What is a "drawing room"? This one w... Read More

Rethinking the 'Rule of Three' May. 12, 2014

Decor Score

Q: I am told that three is the magic number in decorating: three ... or five ... any odd number, rat... Read More

Decorating Ideas for Today's 'Selfies' Apr. 21, 2014

Decor Score

Q: We are buying a l930s bungalow, so small and cute, a little vintage dollhouse! It would be fun to... Read More

Three-Ingredient Recipe for Making Space Apr. 14, 2014

Decor Score

Q: I have moved back in with my parents. I graduated from college in January and am still looking fo... Read More

Go Hang! Here's How Apr. 07, 2014

Decor Score

Q: I need help arranging pictures to hang on the wall. There are four the same size and a big one th... Read More

Dare to Go All White? Mar. 31, 2014

Decor Score

Q: I've always wanted an all-white living room but just had to wait until the grandchildren had grow... Read More

Turn the Tables on Tight Spaces Mar. 03, 2014

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Q: Our house is really small. We've added twins to the family in the year since we moved in, so we u... Read More

Hang It All! Art = Architecture Feb. 17, 2014

Decor Score

Q: We were cleaning out my late great-aunt's house and found stacks of framed photos of European sce... Read More

Mr. Diderot and His Red Robe Feb. 10, 2014

Everyday Cheapskate

In her book, "The Overspent American," Harvard economist Juliet Schor quotes an essay written by the... Read More