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Magazine De-Cluttering Tip!

If you have a lot of magazines or newspapers you’ve been saving for one or two articles, this solution is for you: For under $20, get a nice 3-ring binder and some plastic sleeves, tear out the articles you want … Continue reading

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“Live” Plant Tip

If you have a room with limited sunlight, but still want to have the look of something “live”, try these preserved topiaries – they are natural boxwood plants, and will last for years and years with no maintenance at all! … Continue reading

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How to Hang Art

Here is one I get asked all the time. Displaying artwork in a way that is pleasing to the eye is one of those things that takes a little time to do, and once you get it right – you … Continue reading

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Painting Laminate Furniture

OK, so a lot of Do-It-Yourself-ers have been asking about this one. In a time where money can sometimes be tight, especially if you’re just starting out or redecorating on a very tight budget, Laminate Ready-to-Assemble furniture has become an … Continue reading

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Fastidious, yet Fabulous Painting Tips

I’ve actually seen people freak out over paint color, in the bad way. “Oh my God, it doesn’t look like the chip in the store!! Oh my God! What the hell??” Generally, when I see people picking paint colors and … Continue reading

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Decorating for Entertaining

I’ve been to a lot of parties this summer for a variety of occasions: birthdays, holidays, and a lot for no reason other than to have a get-together with friends. Many are memorable for lots of reasons, but the ones … Continue reading

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What Projects Give Great Impact on a Budget?

It’s no secret… nobody is tossing thousands out the window anymore. Everyone is feeling a crunch and making much more informed choices on how to spend money. This is not to be said that people don’t still want to improve … Continue reading

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Your Design Concept

This is one of those things that Designers learn in school that when applied makes all the difference. Well, I’m about to spill the beans on this trade secret, and make your home look all the better for it. A … Continue reading

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Edible Decorating

Want a fun and economical way to add accessories to your room? The idea of using food as a decorative piece has evolved since the days of dutch paintings with women pouring water into a basin. Food is a very … Continue reading

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The “Slash” Room

…all you British readers, please take note before reading any further: Not THAT kind of slash room, silly!! I find that a healthy portion of the designs that I do for singles and couples living in Manhattan are generally 2-Bedroom … Continue reading

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