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Your Window Covering Wish List.

Your Window Covering Wish List.

  • 26th February 2017
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  I was looking at the sunrise schedule yesterday, and I see that within six weeks, dawn will be about 4:30 IN THE MORNING. The sunset times which accompany these early days drive me NUTS because early to rise means early to bed and it’s tough to nod off when…
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How to do Pops of Colour. (If you really must)

How to do Pops of Colour. (If you really must)

  • 12th February 2017
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 I’ve heard or read one too many times lately about statement pieces, pops of color, accent drapery, or even --  heaven help me -- feature walls, to stay quiet. If you have read my column for awhile, you know my position on these things. But because my online readership is…
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Buying Sheets. Step 1.

Buying Sheets. Step 1.

  • 3rd February 2017
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  I don’t know about you, but I suspect that, like me, you don’t want to pay $400.00 or more for one sheet. I do know that, also like me, you want a soft, easy to care for sheet which launders well and lasts a long time.   Here is…
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Trends, Fads and the New Neutral

  • 15th January 2017
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Chicken wallpaper borders. That’s was a fad. Short-lived. Thankfully. Brown everything? That was a trend. Lasted about ten years. Fads last six months, or a year, tops. Chicken wallpaper borders. Big words on the wall: ‘eat,' ‘love’ ‘read more.' Overly distressed furniture — which, I have to be snarky and…
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Lighter in ’17, Please

Lighter in ’17, Please

  • 1st January 2017
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OK. The world is full of wonderful things that make our lives easier and lighter. I’m currently in love with my Silpat baking sheets. Instead of a sheet of parchment paper used once and then trashed, I can use the Silpat many, many times. I don’t quite know how many,…
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The Last One About Lighting

The Last One About Lighting

  • 28th December 2016
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My column from a few weeks ago about light bulbs has been getting some attention. Several times I’ve been asked for more information, had comments made that now the homeowner knows what to ask for, and thank-yous for clarifying the whole thing. You are so welcome.  Thanks for letting me…
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FREE 6 Steps to Fool-Proof Picture Hanging

FREE 6 Steps to Fool-Proof Picture Hanging

  • 14th December 2016
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Fool-Proof Picture Hanging No More Extra Holes. None. Think of it: hang pictures in the RIGHT place, the FIRST time. And know that you are right BEFORE you insert one hook. This is the secret to picture hanging that will make you the star DIY'er. Click here to get your…
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A Few Things

A Few Things

  • 4th December 2016
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I spend a fair bit of time on the internet researching things, looking for new things, reading what the industry leaders are up to —  just generally keeping up with the business. Or at least trying to. There is a lot of information out there; it’s easy to get overwhelmed.…
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How to Choose Lighting

How to Choose Lighting

  • 20th November 2016
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    The credo here is “Light the tasks, not the room.” I’ve said that before but it’s the soul of successful lighting so it’s worth repeating. If you want the whole 9 yards on lighting, splurge and buy my book 'Every-Day Design Dilemmas, Decorating Simplified ' There's a whole chapter on lighting.…
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LED or CFL? How do I choose?

LED or CFL? How do I choose?

  • 6th November 2016
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I see so many people standing in the light bulb isle with a glazed look on their face. How do you choose? It’s not as confusing as you may think, read on. Start with the amount of light you need in your room. For years, we used a formula of…
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