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Room of the Day: Elegant Transitional Style in a Traditional Setting
You’ll find lots of traditional architecture in New England, says Boston interior designer Leslie Fine. But that doesn’t mean you have to decorate in a traditional manner....
The Transformative Power of Ceiling Trim
We often overlook the ceiling as a place to trim, most likely because we tend to think of the ceiling as something out of sight as we focus on the surfaces directly ahead of us: the walls. But adding some trim to a ceiling can provide a whole new dimension...
Paint Color Ideas: 8 Uplifting Ways With Yellow and Green
After experiencing a peculiar weather phenomenon the other night that can best be described as “thunder-sleet,” I’m more than ready for spring to arrive. In fact, I’m already thinking of how I can pull my home from the darkness of winter and give...
Nature’s Color Wisdom: Lessons on Pink From the Great Outdoors
From the serenity of a pink morning sky over the ocean to market-fresh rhubarb and French breakfast radishes, there’s a pink for every mood and personality. It’s true that pink can sometimes get a bad rap — cotton candy and princess...
Room of the Day: Antiques Help a Dining Room Grow Up
It’s hard to believe that this dining room once “looked like a satellite store for Toys ‘R’ Us,” says interior designer Jules Duffy. “I had to tell my clients that they...
12 Key Decorating Tips to Make Any Room Better
I hate to break it to you, but designers don’t follow a secret rule book. There are no hard and fast laws governing what we do. We are creative types by nature and love to imagine, dream and explore, following our intuition. That said, there are some...
Inside Houzz: Starting From Scratch in a Manhattan Apartment
David Schiff just wanted to start over. After 10 years of accumulating furniture and accessories since college, he didn’t feel like the collected arrangement fit with his lifestyle as a globe-trotting, New York City–based management consultant...
15 Creative Touches to Perk Up the Bathroom
All hard surfaces and fixtures, the bathroom is often the blandest room in the house, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Because it’s usually small, the bathroom is actually quite easy to spice up — a splash...
Accent a Room With Colorful Trim
Picasso once asked why two colors sang if you put them next to each other. I’m not sure I know the answer. But I do know that colors can make beautiful music together when you play them off one another. This is especially true if you abandon...
Simple Pleasures: Treat Yourself to Cut Flowers
Whether scooped up by the armful at the farmer’s market, snipped from the garden or disassembled from a grocery store bouquet, cut flowers can bring life and beauty to a living space, and lift the spirits. If you don’t usually treat yourself to flowers,...
The Beauty of Contrast: Modern Art in Traditional Rooms
Whatever your taste in decoration, an element of visual contrast is a great way to make your home more interesting and personal. Something oppositional or unexpected awakens the senses. There are many ways to introduce...
Nature’s Color Wisdom: Lessons on Blue From the Great Outdoors
Blue surrounds us more than any other color, making it easy to love and use — it’s the color of our planet, the oceans and the sky. It plays well with all of the other colors (think...
12 Ways to Get in the Spirit of Old Stuff Day
I’m pretty sure it will be a regular sales day at Hallmark, but Old Stuff Day (March 2) gives us an excuse to appreciate old stuff. Go through that box in the attic full of Grandma’s things and see if you can give them a special place in your...
Have Your Own Red Carpet Moment Anytime
The red carpet has a long history as a symbol of welcome. Back in 458 B.C., Aeschylus wrote about Clytemnestra welcoming Agamemnon’s return from Troy with a crimson path. Rumor has it, Joan Rivers was waiting for him at the end. Today the red...
Practical New Uses for 23 Old Things
In the market for a new bookshelf? If you have an old ladder lying around, you might not need to hit the store. In fact, there are countless ways you can turn old objects into amazingly practical solutions for storing, displaying and organizing your stuff....
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