DESIGN

Pretty Passementerie | Embellish Your Interiors with Trim

It was surely the fringe on the surrey that helped Curley win Laurey in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Oklahoma!. Fortunately, you don’t have to live on a midwestern plain with ...
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Take a Seat | How To Choose the Right Bar Stool

Anyone perched atop a stool in the early days of the Roman Empire would have been dubbed “low class.” Back in those days, chair style represented social order ...
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2020 Vision | The Colors of the Year

The Color of the Year program was launched 20 years ago at The Pantone Color Institute. Since its first choice of Cerulean in 1999, the program’s brand success in trend ...
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Area Rug Inspiration | A Whole New World

There’s a reason why the magic carpet was Aladdin’s vehicle of choice for soaring Princess Jasmine into “a whole new world.” Colorful, intricately woven area rugs can add a sense ...
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Dramatic Lighting |Sconces Add Light, Mood and Drama

While designing a room, elements like paint, furniture, artwork and accessories may do the heavy lifting, but none of these careful selections matters without proper illumination. Lighting is a delicate ...
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Open a New Window | Plantation Shutters: A Perennial Favorite

PHOTO: JAMES T. DAVIS, HUNTER DOUGLAS SHUTTERS If eyes are the window to the soul, and windows are the soul of the house, then shutters are the lashes that provide ...
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On-Point Holiday Decor | Prelude to Top Trends

As we flip our kitchen calendars to the last two pages of the year, it’s time to peer into the crystal ball and see what trends in design and decor ...
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Splurge vs. Save | Designers Sound Off

Proceed with careful consideration as you begin the seemingly dangerous mission of acquiring investment-worthy furnishings. The search may seem daunting—what is the best investment furniture for your home? Rest assured, ...
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