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Colors of Pride Jun. 15, 2019

The Art of Design

June officially marks the beginning of summer, but it is also the time of year when gay pride is cel... Read More

Stylish First Space Jun. 08, 2019

The Art of Design

Summertime is a time of change. For some, it marks the start of vacations. For others, it's the time... Read More

Colorful or Full of Color? Jun. 01, 2019

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

Tasteful Taxidermy May. 25, 2019

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I can remember entering my in-laws den in Virginia nearly 20 years ago, and I was aghast at the many... Read More

How to Buy Carpet: What You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Decision May. 22, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

It's not something you buy every day. But when it's time to buy carpet, you'll want to know your stu... 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

Fashionable Hardware Apr. 27, 2019

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

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

I've Been Framed Mar. 23, 2019

The Art of Design

You may have pondered before how best to create a gallery-style wall filled with different pieces of... Read More

'Home' Mar. 16, 2019

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What does "home" mean to you? Selecting an interior designer to help with the design of your home is... Read More

Lofty Ideals Mar. 09, 2019

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Artists have always sought out unusual and unexpected places to live, prioritizing cheap rents where... Read More

Books Everywhere Mar. 02, 2019

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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

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