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Marble Top Stand Made in China Dec. 13, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: I bought this antique plant stand at an antiques auction almost 40 years ago. It is in very good ... Read More

The Power of Black Dec. 07, 2019

The Art of Design

Black is used by designers all over the world. Industrial designers use it to accent shiny and polis... Read More

A Comfortable Home for Everyone Nov. 30, 2019

The Art of Design

A comfortable home environment will relax you the minute you step inside. Great designs should alway... Read More

Winter Is Coming Nov. 16, 2019

The Art of Design

As temperatures drop, our focus turns indoors and we look for ways to make our spaces cozy and full ... Read More

Country Houses Oct. 19, 2019

The Art of Design

For many, living in country houses is as common as living in any city. For some it might be a second... Read More

New Trend: Japandi Style Oct. 12, 2019

The Art of Design

It seems only yesterday the word espresso went from ordering a coffee to the must-have color for eve... Read More

Making a Family Room Sep. 28, 2019

The Art of Design

What goes into the makings of a family room? Historically, the first family rooms emerged from the h... Read More

Outdoor Space Sep. 21, 2019

The Art of Design

Nearly every home has some sort of an outdoor space, from a generous terrace and backyard area to a ... Read More

How to Clean Leather Furniture Aug. 01, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

When it comes to furnishing your home, it's difficult to find anything more luxurious and elegant th... Read More

Colorful or Full of Color? Jun. 01, 2019

The Art of Design

So often during the summer months or during holidays, we take vacations to visit family or to farawa... 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

Readers Share Their Brilliant Ideas Plus Something More Apr. 30, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

What I love more than great tips and brilliant ideas from my readers are the lovely words of love an... 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

Victorian Chair Has Rocked Four Generations Feb. 15, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: I have enclosed a photo of an antique rocking chair that has been passed down in my family for at... 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

Gravity and Creativity Prolong Products' Useful Life Feb. 04, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

If you were to take a peek inside my refrigerator, you'd have to stand on your head to read labels. ... Read More

An Heirloom Party Jan. 19, 2019

The Art of Design

Every time you have a family get-together, whether for a holiday or another kind of celebration, fam... 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

Maple Bedroom Furniture Rocks Dec. 28, 2018

Antique or Junque

Q: This is a photo of a hard rock maple dresser with an adjustable mirror. It has an image of a spin... 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