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Conventional wisdom says to use neutral colors or simple wood stains for anything as permanent as kitchen cabinets. Homeowners craving a burst of color have generally been advised to bring it in … more
Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick-or-treaters are drawn to houses decked out for Halloween. “When kids are trick-or-treating, that’s the first thing … more
NEW YORK — The paint experts at Sherwin-Williams have chosen a deep sea-blue hue called Oceanside as their 2018 color of the year. The company described the pick Tuesday as evoking a wanderlust … more
We know that what brews in fashion percolates into decor. This fall, it’s floral prints loaded with depth and drama. Anna Sui’s fall 2017 show was replete with deep, moody florals on velvet, … more
The first weeks of school can be the perfect time to reboot a child’s bedroom. Ideally, the room should be easy to keep organized and great for concentrating on homework. It also needs to be … more
Many of us think of terrazzo — a composite including chips of various stones and glass — as a utilitarian flooring material, something you see in lobbies or hallways. But the centuries-old material is being rediscovered by architects and … more
The trend toward outdoor living, which uses comfy seating, bright rugs and weatherproof art to extend the al fresco season at home, is bringing new attention to a centuries-old architectural feature: the courtyard. “It’s the original outdoor … more
NEW YORK — It's not always enough for a couch to be a couch. Sometimes, especially when space is tight, it helps if the couch can double as two armchairs and a coffee table, and even storage shelves, as is the case with one Japanese camping … more
Andrea Smith's dining room will be out of commission for the next few months while she prepares what she hopes will be another award-winning entry for a local “tablescaping” contest. Smith, a retired teacher and avid quilter in Estes … more
Take a survey of your home, and consider all the spots where you have old photos. Perhaps you'll find baby pictures in albums in the living room, vacation snaps in tattered envelopes tucked into a bookshelf, milestone moments in old frames, and … more
Tablescaping is an art form that brings nature into the dining room, providing a feast for the eyes. You can cut your own garden flowers and greenery to make a centerpiece for your table — and then keep on getting creative. “Adding … more
For many landscape designers and homeowners, a garden isn't complete without the right art. But how do you find the right spot for a piece of outdoor art and choose the plants to complement it? The first step is finding a work that really speaks … more
Creative new shapes and technology mean that home lighting fixtures often do far more than provide illumination. They can be exciting and sculptural works of art. “Designs are now not only a source of light, but a distinctive feature of an … more
Livestock guardian dogs (sometimes called LGDs) can be lifesavers, not only for herd animals and poultry but also for farmers and ranchers trying to build a profitable business. Laura Faley owns Hidden Meadow Ranch near Mount Vernon, Washington, … more
No matter how old you are, you might have grown up in a home with a wing chair. This classic chair dates back a lot farther than any of us, according to Bronia Suszczenia, co-founder of the Yorkshire, England-based interior design firm Art from … more
It's gotten easier to have a house full of pets without sacrificing the home decor you want. Interior designer Vern Yip, a judge on HGTV's “Design Star” and a dog person, says new technology has led to a variety of stylish AND … more
Sometimes, thoughtful decor, elegant tableware and gracious entertaining can come together into something truly powerful. An exhibit in New York argues that Dolley Madison's prodigious domestic, social and political talents helped define and … more
Jeanne Nolan grew up in an affluent suburb of Chicago. When it came time to apply for colleges, she shocked her family by opting to skip college and become an organic farmer. Then she brought her farming skills back to the suburbs and city, … more
ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, Nova Scotia — They're lined up three deep after lunch, eagerly awaiting the 1 o'clock opening. A bright yellow rope barrier holds everyone back. An outdoor concert? Black Friday at Walmart? No — these folks are at the … more
Telecommuting has become synonymous with convenience, flexible schedules and, yes, pajamas. You don't have to commute, spend money on transportation or dress up. But despite the appeal and laid-back reputation, there are challenges. “Not … more
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