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Guest Groups: Set Your Table Dutch-Master Style

Not sure what direction to go for your Thanksgiving table this year? Leave the autumn foliage, pumpkin tureens, chestnuts and iron squirrel candle holders independently, and turn instead to the distinctive, light, rich saturation and still-life ephemera of a Dutch Master painting. This way when drunk Nana cleans her fourth glass of Pinot Noir, it Read more about Guest Groups: Set Your Table Dutch-Master Style[…]

Readers' Choice: The Best 20 Home Providers of 2011

With more people working from home in 2011, finding room for a house office turned into a necessity. Smart solutions for multi-purpose spaces, little spaces, and approaches to incorporate storage were in the very top of ers’ priority lists. While there are a few fantasy offices in the combination, all of them have easy-to-accomplish decorating Read more about Readers' Choice: The Best 20 Home Providers of 2011[…]

Pattern Play: Mix Prints to Get a Traditional-Modern Look

Mixing patterns can be hard enough without having to combine different design styles too. Sticking to 4 basic steps in choosing patterns can facilitate the confusion. With this particular pattern play I wanted to show you how you can combine a traditional pattern with modern prints. I think this selection of stripes, geometrics, polka dots Read more about Pattern Play: Mix Prints to Get a Traditional-Modern Look[…]