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What Are You Hiding? Jul. 31, 2021

The Art of Design

The decorative folding screen has become a common interior furnishing that is both functional and ae... Read More

Design and Make a Wooden Deck Bench Jul. 29, 2021

Here's How

Dear James: I could use a long bench on my deck to use when entertaining. Are there low-cost, simple... Read More

Curating Your Collection Jul. 24, 2021

The Art of Design

My first collection or attempt at displaying items as a child was boxes. Made of any material: cardb... Read More

Under-Cover Jul. 17, 2021

The Art of Design

My mother always nagged to make my bed. Her reasoning was that starting the day with a well-made bed... Read More

Consulting With a Designer? Jul. 10, 2021

The Art of Design

Once in a while someone will call or drop by our office to coyly ask how we work. Most folks think ... Read More

Dressing Your Windows Jul. 03, 2021

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

Organizing Your Home Jun. 19, 2021

The Art of Design

Well-decorated rooms depend on a sharp sense of order, but living in a clutter-free environment requ... Read More

Match the Color and Profile of New Cabinets to Old Ones Jun. 17, 2021

Here's How

Dear James: We remodeled our kitchen, but we love our stained wood cabinets and some need new doors.... Read More

Rearranging Your Room Jun. 12, 2021

The Art of Design

If you've ever wondered where you should start when rearranging a room, or whether there is a correc... Read More

Homebuyer Turn-ons and Turn-offs Jun. 09, 2021

The Real Estate Expert

Thankfully, not every buyer has the same taste. There was an old expression that people would use wh... Read More

Is a Decorated Look for Everyone? Jun. 05, 2021

The Art of Design

If I had a dollar for every time a client has asked me to make their home look like a page out of a ... Read More

The Closet May. 01, 2021

The Art of Design

Closet...the word has many connotations and meanings, but generally it refers to a small room or enc... Read More

Design Destination: New York City Apr. 24, 2021

The Art of Design

We are all familiar with the saying "Home, Sweet Home," but what does this mean? This varies greatly... Read More

What Is Hip? Apr. 17, 2021

The Art of Design

I think my parents were ultra-cool. I haven't always thought that. As a child, I was a bit reticent ... Read More

If These Walls Could Talk Apr. 10, 2021

The Art of Design

What if your walls could talk? What would they say about you? Would they be a dead giveaway of the l... Read More

Santa Fe Style Mar. 20, 2021

The Art of Design

Yee-Haw! During the 1990s, there was a fascination with the architecture, interiors and designs insp... Read More

Forever Architecture Mar. 06, 2021

The Art of Design

The lasting beauty of a house resides, in large part, in the expressiveness of its materials. The ho... Read More

Understanding the Designer Design Jan. 16, 2021

The Art of Design

Unbeknownst to many, some of the most influential interior designs have come from architects and not... Read More

Visual Menagerie Dec. 05, 2020

The Art of Design

An insider secret to creating a room that takes your breath away is layering. The most interesting r... Read More

The Color of Architecture Nov. 21, 2020

The Art of Design

Who hasn't heard the phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"? The old adage is appropriate for... Read More