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Furniture Clinic: Quick DIY Glides for Table, Chair or Sofa

When I had been doing custom upholstery for designers and clients, I used to add a tiny complimentary service. Instead of leaving the furniture with its original harsh metal glides, plastic glides or people drippy, sticky felt pads, I would replace them with glossy leather upholstery glides. We have all experienced that horrible feeling when […]

Get the Look: 'Scandal' Design for a Sensationally Chic Home

Have you ever been bitten by the Scandal insect? I have. While Showtime’s Homeland is my favourite play, ABC’s Scandal has it beat in places, fashion and chemistry, and that shutter whoosh involving scenes is becoming iconic as Law and Order’s famous opening “chung-chungs.” I believe one of the things that make the series so […]

10 Wonderful Ways to Colorize a White-Walled Room

10 Wonderful Ways to Colorize a White-Walled Room

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Have you ever been fortunate enough to decorate a room that started with nothing but white walls to inspire you? The feeling is similar to the thrill an artist feels with a blank canvas, fresh paint and fresh ideas. It happens very rarely for me, the blank canvas part. In my company I normally need […]

Could You Be a Landlord?

Could You Be a Landlord?

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With property prices and interest rates still low, this could be a fantastic time to purchase a rental home. Being a landlord isn’t only for men and women who can afford to own big apartment complexes. Moving into a duplex or a home with several small cottages can be a smart way to house yourself […]

Oddities Intrigue in an Ohio Lease and Quirky Art

Oddities Intrigue in an Ohio Lease and Quirky Art

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Not being able to paint the white walls inside their Toledo, Ohio, leasing home could not prevent artists Jose and Danielle Herrera from adding their own creative strokes. The walls became their blank canvas. Dramatic nature-inspired hand-cut vinyl stickers, crazy collections of artfully displayed butterflies and bugs, and original art using repurposed materials turned this […]

Whenever Your Tastes Clash: How to Design and Decorate as a Couple

No matter how long two individuals have been together or how much they’ve endured in their relationship, few things compare to the challenges they face when it comes to redesigning your home. You might think you understand your spouse inside and out, but strange behavior may occur when you’re making apparently benign design choices. Know […]

French Country Meets Southern Farmhouse Style in Georgia

Seventeen years ago, Douglas and Kim Nichols sketched out the layout for their dream home on a sheet of paper. Six months afterwards that rough sketch turned into their enchanting traditional-style home just outside Atlanta. Fast forward today, and these empty nesters have handled home improvement projects large and small, from creating a handmade fireplace […]

Southeast Gardener's March Checklist

Southeast Gardener's March Checklist

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March is a fantastic time. As you plan your garden this season, think about doing something different. Flex your horticultural muscle and mix veggies together with ornamentals, include a wildlife pond, grow herbs in containers or add a blossom to serve as a host plant for butterflies. Beauty may be had in the most unusual […]

Window Love in a Midcentury Texas Home

Window Love in a Midcentury Texas Home

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For Morgan and Monica Campbell, it was about the windows. Clerestory windows in the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining area and extra-wide windows in all three bedrooms generated the airy, expansive atmosphere they were searching for in their very first residence. “The second my husband and I walked in, we knew we were […]

Kitchen of the Week: A Onetime Carnegie Library Gets Cooking

Built in 1910, this lovely Mill Valley, California, residence had a prior life as one of the 2,500 libraries built by businessman Andrew Carnegie. Following a brand new library was developed in the area 50 decades later, this arrangement became a private residence, and years of remodels left little of the first interior. Every time […]