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"Better Homes and Gardens: Makeovers and Room-by-Room Solutions"

"Better Homes and Gardens: Makeovers and Room-by-Room Solutions"

Better Homes and Gardens has a new soft-cover book that is perfect for helping with summer projects for easy interior design. With more than 100 pages of beautiful decorating ideas, "Better Homes and Gardens: Makeovers and Room-by-Room Solutions" features before and after photos and helpful …

June 07, 2014 12:00 am
Teen's interior space designs featured at home and in magazine

Teen's interior space designs featured at home and in magazine

Illiana Christian High School senior Matthew Kimmel recently completed an after school project two years in the making.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
Pulling Away? Curtains fighting for a window treatment comeback against blinds

Pulling Away? Curtains fighting for a window treatment comeback against blinds

Melissa Neuberg shares what she calls "some of her mom's design tastes."

February 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Just like 'Downton' : Historical patterns for interior design enjoying a resurgence courtesy of popular PBS series

Just like 'Downton' : Historical patterns for interior design enjoying a resurgence courtesy of popular PBS series

The British period drama TV series, created by Julian Fellowes, is set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era around 1912.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Drapes with Contrasting Wallpaper

Drapes with Contrasting Wallpaper

Heavy curtains and draperies were key room decor of the early 1900s to help ward away drafts and the chill from walls and high-ceiling rooms.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Painting interior doors adds 'wow' to rooms

Painting interior doors adds 'wow' to rooms

If you've got your decor looking just about right but want that extra "wow" factor, consider painting interior doors.

January 09, 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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Tips for de-stressing holiday entertaining

Tips for de-stressing holiday entertaining

NEW YORK (AP) — With a little planning, a little help and a lot of resolve, holiday entertaining doesn't have to mean you're too stressed out to enjoy your own party.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am
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
Right at Home: chic gifts that give back

Right at Home: chic gifts that give back

Gift giving feels good, and can feel even better if you know your purchase is helping those less fortunate. Luckily, a number of home décor retailers partner with charitable organizations; many do so year round, with additional initiatives during the holiday season.

November 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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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
Mom-and-pop decor companies carve out niches

Mom-and-pop decor companies carve out niches

For small, mom-and-pop shops that produce goods for the home but don't have big advertising budgets, the Internet helps level the playing field, bringing customers who are looking for something different.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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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
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