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Comfy Home Treasures hosts grand opening

CROWN POINT | Comfy Home Treasures, 1414 E. North St., is hosting a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

October 01, 2013 10:00 am
Ask a Designer: style in a small outdoor space

Ask a Designer: style in a small outdoor space

Design magazines and home decorating catalogs tend to feature sprawling backyards with big wooden decks and room for everything from decorative fountains to artificial ponds.

May 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Make a room your own with custom fabric, wallpaper

When Renee Pedro bought a house with mid-century décor, she decided to embrace the look.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
At Home: A Look Back at Lessons Learned, Part 1

At Home: A Look Back at Lessons Learned, Part 1

As has become tradition, the last two weeks of the year I glance back at the 50 cathartic home columns I’ve written, and pull one takeaway tidbit of scenario-wrapped advice from each month, and re-share them here.

December 19, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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At Home: What Color Is Your Future?

At Home: What Color Is Your Future?

In the same way many of us can sense a cold coming on or a storm in the offing, some tuned-in types can spot a hot (or cool) color trend long before it arrives. These color forecasters go around with divining rods implanted in their foreheads.

December 12, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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At Home: When young love meets a good house, much is possible

At Home: When young love meets a good house, much is possible

Young love is a state unto itself — full of starry-eyed possibilities, idealism, passion, and a hefty dose of delusion. Young house love is exactly the same.

December 05, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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At Home: With gifts, it's what's on the outside that counts

At Home: With gifts, it's what's on the outside that counts

In my constant endeavor to live more graciously, haste is my undoing. I am often whirling through life on extended credit from the time bank, and it shows — especially in my gift wrapping.

November 28, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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At Home: This Christmas, make a scene

At Home: This Christmas, make a scene

Whenever I visit a holiday tree festival where top designers deck the halls (and trees), I come away feeling as dull as a bureaucrat from Buffalo.

November 21, 2012 9:30 pm
At Home: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – and staying!

At Home: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – and staying!

Those who’ve managed to keep tabs on the coordinates of my far-flung family know I have a husband in Colorado, a daughter with me in Florida and another daughter in Texas allegedly attending college.

November 14, 2012 9:30 pm
At Home: Rats! One Pest Problem Spawns Another

At Home: Rats! One Pest Problem Spawns Another

“YEEP!” I text my oldest daughter at college.

November 07, 2012 9:30 pm
At Home: Three hurricanes, one homeowner's horror, and some heroes

At Home: Three hurricanes, one homeowner's horror, and some heroes

So you think you've had contractor nightmares. I know I have. But I guarantee ours wither like flowers by the fire compared to what Linda Lipofsky's been through.

October 31, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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At Home: Making the world better, one napkin at a time

At Home: Making the world better, one napkin at a time

If I have pounded one message into my kids’ heads it’s this: Your job is to figure out your gifts and use them to make the world a better place. I try to model that behavior. And I am going to do that today beginning with — cocktail napkins.

October 24, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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At Home: Design questions from readers

At Home: Design questions from readers

As long as I live, I will have more questions than answers. In fact, I’ve built this column on my endless design and home improvement quandaries. I run my problems by experts, and report my findings to you.

October 17, 2012 8:00 pm
Modernize your home’s interior in a few simple steps

Modernize your home’s interior in a few simple steps

Once upon a time, you loved the look of your living space, but now it feels so last-century. If this sounds like you, consider injecting new energy into your home by making a few high-impact changes without a high-roller budget.

October 11, 2012 12:00 am
At Home: A design challenge to help Habitat

At Home: A design challenge to help Habitat

You will find this hard to believe. You will wonder how this could be. I did.

October 10, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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At Home: Design rules made for breaking

At Home: Design rules made for breaking

I’m not a fan of rules. Give me a rule, and my inner rebel asks why and looks for an exception. While I get that rules have their place in society — kids should stay in school; drivers going the same direction should drive on the same side of the road; everyone should turn off his cell phone…

October 03, 2012 9:00 pm
Tile with style: Tips for making the right choice

Tile with style: Tips for making the right choice

Choosing tile for your home once meant picking from among a handful of pastel ceramic squares. Would it be dusty pink or dusty blue? If you were feeling bold, maybe mint green or pale yellow?

October 03, 2012 6:00 pm
At Home: Go to the dark side

At Home: Go to the dark side

I am in the dark about a lot of subjects, and light is one of them. But the dark is a great place to start when seeking enlightenment on lighting, says at least one lighting expert.

September 26, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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AT HOME: I Had a Dream – And I Got Over It

AT HOME: I Had a Dream – And I Got Over It

Attention those who can’t let go. The problem is not your stuff. It’s your stories.

September 18, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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At Home: Romance at home

At Home: Romance at home

Some homes are filled with love. Some homes are made with love. Some homes make you fall in love.

September 12, 2012 9:00 pm
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