Tag Archives: design

Decorating

Those days cast the die for my get-on-with-it attitude toward decorating. I hate to throw decent things away. I value things with a history and try to fold them into my clients’ projects. I love windows with curtains, lots of … Continue reading

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Mini Makeove: Curtain Edition

An easy way to make your space feel grander? Shift your window treatments. The higher the curtain rod, the taller the window will appear. If possible, install your curtain rod closer to the ceiling than the top of your window — ideally … Continue reading

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Mini Makeover: Door Edition

Another quick way to upgrade your home’s curb appeal: Scour your favorite home décor stores — or even eBay for something vintage — for a cool door knocker, then grab your drill to install it in 15 minutes flat.

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Mini Makeover Furniture

Elevate the legs on your furniture — an IKEA couch or chair, for example — by swapping out the legs. It’s a simple way to make the furniture look totally new and unique without the hefty price of buying something new.

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Evaluating Upholsterers

What are the right questions to ask when evaluating upholsterers? A: The best place to start is seeing their work. Ask if they repair foundations such as springs and webbing. Ask if they apply new fiber and foam, and if … Continue reading

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