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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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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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Trend toward smaller homes for thriftier seniors

Catering to baby boomers and seniors who’ve lost savings during the recession, retirement-housing designers and developers are shifting to smaller homes that are more energy efficient and maximize space.

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