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Proper Indoor Wall-Painting Techniques Nov. 21, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I am redecorating my living room now that the kids are older. I have never been able to ... Read More

Lithograph Lights Up Collector Oct. 25, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: Enclosed is a photo of our June 1999 purchase of a framed Thomas Kinkade lithograph. It is titled... Read More

How to Strip Old House Paint the Easy Way Sep. 19, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I need to paint my house, which has wood siding. The paint is in pretty bad shape. What ... Read More

Life Is an Attitude Jun. 05, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

Ron Heagy is an outstanding author, speaker and counselor who has his master's degree in social coun... 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

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

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

I Like Your Advice Dec. 17, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I take exception to the advice you gave the 19-year-old girl whose fiance gave her thre... Read More

If Walls Could Talk Oct. 27, 2018

The Art of Design

If walls could talk, what would they say? Walls are the most important components of a room. They d... Read More

Design Destination: Atlanta May. 26, 2018

The Art of Design

A yearly pilgrimage is almost a necessity for designers and homeowners looking for the latest trends... Read More

On Like Donkey Kong Jan. 13, 2018

Katiedid Langrock

Date nights are rare in my world — so rare that they have become a tad mythological. Sure, peo... Read More

Don't Paint President Bush in Rose Colors Mar. 17, 2017

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — On a fresh March day, snow on the ground, here comes George W. Bush as the painte... Read More

Select Room Wall Colors to Impact Room Size Feb. 09, 2017

Here's How

Dear James: We are downsizing to a new house. We are trying to determine the best colors to paint th... Read More

Censoring Art Could Limit Museums to Smiley-Face Paintings Oct. 03, 2016

Daily Editorials

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is at the center of controversy over artwork that appears desi... Read More

How to Clean Painted Wood Floors Sep. 19, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

A message in my inbox this week came from Joan. She asked, "What is the best way to clean a very gri... Read More

Cool Things Readers Do to Save Time and Money Every Day Jun. 21, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

If you are taking salad for lunch, pour the amount of dressing you will need into a small plastic ba... Read More

Subsidized Painting by the Numbers May. 27, 2016

Tim Graham

Pardon us if you've heard this routine one too many times. Barbara Hollingsworth of CNS News reporte... Read More

Basic Rules for Beautiful Rooms Apr. 09, 2016

The Art of Design

Whenever I am out socially and people ask me what I do for a living, when I tell them I am an Interi... Read More

Decorating with White Apr. 02, 2016

The Art of Design

From the White House to your house, white is the most used and specified color to paint walls, ceili... Read More

Color Game Mar. 26, 2016

The Art of Design

Colors are the most defining design element in the look of a room. Colors can make a room appear col... Read More