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How (and Who) to Build Your Dream Home

Boy, is my mind tired!  I spent last week designing my imaginary home with my dream architects and now I need to build it. Making it only imaginary (and also not having to interview architects, have consultations, review building regulations, create renderings and consult with engineers, etc., etc.) means I managed to compress at least

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A Great Fireplace Will Warm Up Your Décor

CLICK FOR PHOTO SOURCES I love snow. I love everything about snow. I love walking in the frosty whiteness with Sammy and Lily. I love boots, hats, gloves, and layers of clothing. Maybe most of all, I love the atmosphere snow creates inside and outside. It gives me such a great excuse to stay inside

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The 3 Best Antique Events this Year

As an antique collector — and someone who gets to buy antiques for other people as an interior designer — I’m a regular buyer at antique shows and auctions. I go looking not only for new inventory, but new inspiration. I usually have an idea of what I’m looking for, a good estimate of what

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5 Reasons You Need a Rug

You need a rug. When you are designing a room, they are as necessary as windows. You may have the most beautiful hardwood floors ever created, or hand-painted Italian floor tiles, or an acre of glossy travertine, but you’ll still probably want a rug. In all my years designing, I can only think of a

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