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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

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

A Shady Subject Mar. 30, 2019

The Art of Design

Windows are considered to be the eyes of a home. Through them, we can see a framed view of the outsi... 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

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

Avoid Common Electrical Problems Jan. 24, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: My very old house could use some electrical work — outlets, switches, etc. It look... 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

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

9 More Super-Creative Ways to Stretch a Buck Oct. 24, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Sometimes the best way to stretch a buck is to look in the most unlikely places. I'm a huge fan of t... Read More

Dining Chairs Like Adjectives Apr. 21, 2018

The Art of Design

An elegant dinner party should be what we all live for. There is hardly any finer experience than be... Read More

Mixing Materials Jan. 06, 2016

Small Spaces

This seems to be the year of white. While I understand the serenity and calm that a fresh white sche... Read More

Simple Tips to Keep Things Beautiful and Working Well Around the House Dec. 15, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

FABULOUS FIXTURES. So you splurged on some really beautiful — dare I say expensive — sin... Read More

Color of the Year Dec. 02, 2015

Small Spaces

We must be in trouble. The color of the year is Alabaster, which is essentially white. Plain old whi... Read More

Keeping It Light Oct. 24, 2015

The Art of Design

One of the biggest flaws in interior design is not knowing when to stop. Sure, there are homes and r... Read More

In Decorating, It's the Eye That Rules Dec. 30, 2013

Decor Score

Q: There is a big bay window in our living room, which is confusing me. How do I arrange the furnitu... Read More