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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

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

Install a Strong Decorative Mailbox and Post Dec. 20, 2018

Here's How

Dear James: Now that I am living alone, I can finally install a neat mailbox instead of the old blac... 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

Install a Bathroom Pedestal Sink Yourself Dec. 13, 2018

Here's How

Dear James: I want to remodel my bathroom, but I can only afford to do it in stages. I think install... 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

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

Family Rooms Oct. 13, 2018

The Art of Design

Historically, the first family rooms appeared in floor plans about 50 to 60 years ago. This room was... Read More

A New Hot Date Sep. 01, 2018

The Art of Design

Who hasn't been there? After a while, things become routine and the things that you found cute and q... Read More

A Teenager's Room Sep. 27, 2017

Small Spaces

If you are the parent of a new teenager you likely realize that it is time to make some changes to h... Read More

Dressing Your Windows Sep. 16, 2017

The Art of Design

Dressing your windows can dramatically change the look and even the size of a room. There are many w... Read More

Entry Hall Decor Feb. 11, 2017

The Art of Design

An entrance to any home is a special and vulnerable place. It is the gateway from the public realm t... Read More

Craft a Colorful Space for Your First Child Without Breaking the Bank Sep. 14, 2016

Small Spaces

First-time parents are superexcited, and who can blame them? Their understandable exuberance often m... Read More

Dreaded Decor Feb. 05, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My mother-in-law has a decor that was personalized for her by my husband's long-term ex-... Read More

Seasonal Decor Oct. 17, 2015

The Art of Design

As the warm summer breezes fleetingly says goodbye, fall enters the scene with all her beautiful har... Read More