DESIGN

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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Walkable Art | Vinyl Floorcloths

What once was old is new again. With a rich history of adorning floors in the south, vinyl floorcloths are making a comeback. More casual, durable and easily maintained than ...
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Wabi-Sabi | A Perfectly Imperfect Home

Marie Kondo sparked a decluttering trend that Western culture has embraced since the publication of The Art of Tidying Up in 2014. But what many people don’t know is that ...
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Getting the Hang of It | Hanging Art Properly

Choosing artwork for your home is mainly about personal preference and depends on what kind of unique look you are going for. Do you want decorative pieces that contain just ...
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Behind the Wheel | Using Color Theory in Design

The great French painter Paul Gauguin late in life wrote, “Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.” Scientists and philosophers have worked for centuries to unlock ...
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Versatile Furniture | Does Double Duty

The urge to declutter this time of year is practically inescapable. Spring has officially sprung and with that, we yearn for freshness and simplicity. The desire may seem even stronger ...
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