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Wish I Could Live with My Father May. 13, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 15 and live with my mother and grandmother in St. Louis. We used to live in Minneap... 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

Install an Attractive Beadboard Ceiling May. 09, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I bought an older home, and the living room ceiling is in pretty bad condition. I am loo... 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

Adding Son Apr. 28, 2019

House Calls

Ms. Lank: Does the existence of a mortgage on the property cause the bank or other mortgage holder t... Read More

Fashionable Hardware Apr. 27, 2019

The Art of Design

I remember not so long ago when a home renovation required changing all your hardware to "update" th... Read More

Build Your Own Bridge Through the Garden Apr. 25, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I am planning to sell my house, so I want to improve the landscaping. I think a small de... 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

Jazz Up the Garage and Create More Storage Apr. 18, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I am recently divorced. Now, with my husband gone, I can finally clean up the garage and... 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

Beyond AA Apr. 12, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I enjoy reading your column and agree with most of your advice, including your recommend... 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

Many Attractive Do-It-Yourself Patio Materials Apr. 04, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I have a deck in the backyard, but I would also like to build a patio on a level area ad... 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

The Little Mug Comes Home Mar. 11, 2019

Marc Dion

When I left the world of full-time newspaper employment to enter retirement, I left, as all workers ... Read More

How a Fire Stop Functions in a Wall Feb. 21, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I live in an 75-year-old two-story house. When some walls were opened for repairs, the p... 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

Paint Interior Walls With Old-Fashioned Glazes Feb. 07, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I am remodeling my living room, and I thought about using glazing instead of flat paint ... 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