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A touch of glamour can brighten a room inexpensively

rom colorful glass pieces giving off sparkle to lamps and mirrors that play with the light, adding glamour to a room is easy and something people are seeking, said interior designer Jan Showers.

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Ask a Designer: White can be fresh, practical

Decorating with white can be intimidating. But, said designer Brian Patrick Flynn of decordemon.com, “used correctly, white lets other things truly work as the breakout stars.”

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Transforming your home for spring

By Susan Zevon On the leafy street where I grew up, spring brought blazing forsythia and a canopy of fresh green blooms. But for me, the season never truly arrived until the afternoon I would come home from school to find our apartment transformed. My mother and our housekeeper would work all day stripping the […]

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Decorating together: How to fix up, not break up

Audiences, male and female, now lap up hours of TV programming about renovating, decorating and DIY-ing.

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Mixing old and new is a great money-savings idea

You probably didn’t realize, when you put an ornate old picture frame next to the sleek Pottery Barn sofa in your living room, that you had your finger on the pulse of America’s design culture.

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Many ways to cut energy costs when decorating

When decorating our homes, we tend to consider things like beauty and comfort, the durability of pieces we might buy or the image they project. But how many of us stop to consider our energy bills?

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