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The Basics of Upholstery

Upholstery is hard. A lot of my writing on this site is about explaining the basics of design. I like to think that I can tell you the right questions to ask yourself, give you a few pieces of advice, and send you out to make great design decisions. But with upholstery? If you’ll pardon

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4 Considerations for Great Kitchen Cabinets

Of the hundreds of rooms I’ve designed over the years, I have to say that kitchens are my favorite. I’ve already covered designing the perfect floorplan, so now it’s time for the fun stuff. The kitchen is a room that blends fun, family, and function, and it’s also the room that puts storage front-and-center — which

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How to Define Your Design Style

For the sake of having an intelligent discussion about interior design, you should have a handle on the exact name of your design style. Here’s a list, with quick definitions. Rustic. You live in a barn. Industrial. You live in a factory. Modern. You live in a plastic factory. Traditional. You loved your grandmother. French

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What You Need To Know About Painting Your Walls

Now that you’ve got your dream home planned,built, and landscaped, and you‘ve found the perfect interior designer, it’s time to start thinking about individual elements in the design. The biggest decision — at least by square footage — is what to do with the walls. I talked not so long ago about how happy I

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