Downsizing in Action

It’s time to downsize. I’ve talked quite a bit about downsizing in the past year, though I didn’t think it was an itch I was going to scratch. But on a whim, Michael and I decided to put our house on the market and we very quickly got an offer. We’re moving soon and we

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How to Choose a Dining Room Table

A few weeks ago, I talked with a designer friend about how to decorate dining room tables when they aren’t in use. Of course, that assumes you have a table worth decorating, rather than just covering up. The dining table — when it gets used — is the heart of the home, so make sure

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The Simple Secret to Upholstered Furniture

I’ve been working on a new design job, and it’s got me thinking through upholstery: the good, the bad, and the ugly (and yes, there is A LOT of ugly out there). Most people consider the general shape of a piece of upholstered furniture, then spend time obsessing over fabric and color, but there’s so

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