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The Best Colors for Fall Décor

Finally, we are waking up to fall in the air. Early morning walks call for a light jacket, my boots are suddenly a fashion option, and there’s a feeling that a bit of frost isn’t too far away. That means it’s time for our décor to wake up to fall, as well. I was at

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Shopping Tips for Whole-House Furnishing

Photos: Left | Right When you’re working on a house, you spend a lot of time making decisions about items that are part of the construction: the kitchen cabinets, appliances, bathroom tiles, flooring… the list just doesn’t seem to stop. When you get to the softer stuff — the things you move around — sometimes

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Tips for Transitioning from Summer to Fall

We’ve been so comfy in our short-term house —with its amazing pool and beautiful outdoor spaces — that summer has just whizzed by. Since I’ve been riding the “lazy train,” summer has seemed more like a vacation than actual life. So you might be surprised to hear me say I’m looking forward to the change

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The Upside of Downsizing

I got rid of a lot of things when I downsized, and now I have a lot more of the thing I cherish most. When I started this big downsizing adventure, I knew I’d be living a different life. I was looking forward to a home uncluttered — but I was only thinking about that in

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A Fun and Functional Renovation

I’ve done my share of renovations over the years, so you’d think that by now I would have seen everything you can do in a re-do. The thing is, as a designer, I would be involved with the homeowner and the contractor in just about every aspect of the renovation and the construction details. Although

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