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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

Is Your Home Your Castle? Feb. 09, 2019

The Art of Design

Before you select the kind of sofa you want, what color you will paint your walls or where you will ... 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

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

Ring In the New Year With an Interior Designer Dec. 22, 2018

The Art of Design

Ringing in the new year can be an uplifting experience for some and a time of melancholy for others.... Read More

Accessorize Like a Pro Dec. 15, 2018

The Art of Design

My first collection or attempt at displaying items as a child was boxes, made of any material —... Read More

Mature, Modern Pads Dec. 08, 2018

The Art of Design

Furnishing your home can be a lifelong endeavor. Some of us search and rummage through flea markets,... Read More

Designer on Skates? Dec. 01, 2018

The Art of Design

Designers are larger than life! This is what the general population of the world believes. It m... Read More

Home for the Holidays Nov. 24, 2018

The Art of Design

As the holidays start to run upon us, it is a wonderful time to contemplate and appreciate your home... Read More

Should I Try Being My Own General Contractor? Nov. 22, 2018

Here's How

Dear James: I am planning to build a new home for myself and my two children. I have looked at many ... Read More

Bright Breakfast and Dining Nooks Nov. 17, 2018

The Art of Design

Your kitchen's dimensions and layout of and number of diners are the starting point to get the right... Read More

Understanding the Beauty of the Imperfect Nov. 10, 2018

The Art of Design

There are occasions when everything indicates that something should get worse but it gets better. Ju... Read More

Installation and Care of a Sheet Vinyl Floor Nov. 08, 2018

Here's How

Dear James: I like the way sheet vinyl flooring looks in a kitchen, but at my friend's home, it crac... Read More

Fit for a Queen Nov. 03, 2018

The Art of Design

Perhaps you remember the scene in the "Sex and the City" movie where Mr. Big shows Carrie the wardro... Read More

If Walls Could Talk Oct. 27, 2018

The Art of Design

If walls could talk, what would they say? Walls are the most important components of a room. They d... Read More

Bathrooms Revisited Oct. 20, 2018

The Art of Design

Aside from kitchens, bathrooms are the rooms that take the hardest use and can become dated in just ... Read More