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Colors of the Year, 2016

Colors of the Year, 2016

  • 2nd December 2015
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Here we are, once again, perched on the edge of our seats waiting for the colors of the year announcements.  OK, maybe not all of us. OK, maybe just a few of us. OK, I don’t know anyone in the real world who is, but I bet there are some…
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Things that go “Pop”

Things that go “Pop”

  • 18th November 2015
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In the last few weeks, I’ve had several clients tell me they want things to “Pop.”   Personally, I think the word belongs in the fashion industry, (if even there), not in home decor. But some of you use it because you learned it from the home dec magazines and…
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How to Choose Paint Colors

How to Choose Paint Colors

  • 5th November 2015
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This is a test. Yup a test -- just like the ones you had in school. It’s a simple one-page, ten-step test which, if you pass -- and you will if you just follow directions -- will help you make sure you don't choose the wrong paint color. How to…
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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know About Blinds

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know About Blinds

  • 30th October 2015
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  I’ve been doing some specialized baking lately, and I was having a real problem with one component of a dish. Dr. Google to the rescue. I found out that I didn’t know an important thing about the chemistry of that one component. Who knew? Well, not me -- I…
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She who hollers loudest gets the attention

She who hollers loudest gets the attention

  • 10th October 2015
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Yes, a feature wall can make your room feel smaller and more cluttered. I said that in the last column and have had some questions from readers about this, so here is the why of it all. It really all stems from the fact that our eyes notice first, and…
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You Choose

You Choose

  • 2nd October 2015
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If you want a valance over the kitchen window, put one up. If you want to paint one wall of your living room orange, go ahead and do it. If you still love that peculiar 1990s floor lamp whose bobbing arm tentacles seem to take over the whole room, leave…
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See No Evil

See No Evil

  • 12th September 2015
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I threw out a whole bunch of magazines. Well, I didn’t actually throw them in the trash, but they are gone out of my life. Some of them were eight or nine years old, and I’m sure I hadn’t looked at them in seven or eight years. But I kept…
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Too Many Books?

Too Many Books?

  • 23rd August 2015
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I lived in a little house for a few years. 450 square feet on the main floor with a tiny bedroom downstairs. (As a side-note, it had 7 (SEVEN) different floorings on the main floor). Needless to say, storage was a premium; it was an old house and there were…
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184

184

  • 9th August 2015
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This is my 184th column. My first column was published on August 29, 2008. Holy Moly.   It's SEVEN years old. Thanks for reading; thanks for commenting; thanks for listening. It is such fun when you stop me in the grocery store to talk about the last column or call me…
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Corner Fireplace Connundrum

Corner Fireplace Connundrum

  • 9th August 2015
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I have a corner fireplace in a fairly small living room. I love the fireplace but hate its placement. Because I’m repurposing part of my living room, the corner fireplace is the bane of my decorating existence right now. To say nothing of trying to find an area rug that…
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