Show It Off | How to Make Exposed Brick Walls Work for You

When my husband and I first saw the house we now live in, we were thrilled that it not only met the criteria for what we needed (a larger kitchen, ...
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A Gracious Table | Napkins set the tone, steal the scene

There was a time, in our grandparents’ or perhaps even our great-grandparents’ day, when a bride was given several sets of table linens at her wedding, and later might hope ...
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In the Mix: Combining Old with New Creates Layers of Interest

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, the on-trend home was often heavily themed, like Southwestern or country, and furniture that matched was the look of choice. Since that time, popular style ...
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Trim Trends: Embellishments for Upholstery, Window Treatments and More

When you see a beautifully decorated room, whether in person, on television, or in glossy photos, it is the small but exquisite details that really seem to transform a design ...
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Beyond the Surface: All you need to know about choosing kitchen countertops

While cabinets, appliances and fixtures are important parts of any kitchen, we all know that it is the countertops that bear the brunt of our daily lives. From fixing that ...
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Change Up Your Chairs | Create an Exciting New Look for Your Dining Space

A great group of chairs can define the style of your dining space and even your whole home. With great opportunity comes great responsibility, however: your dining chairs have to perform ...
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Design Done Right | New Home Infused with Family Memories

The Inception The Woodwards began to look for a place to build in Albemarle County in early 2011. Living in Virginia Beach, and with family living in Danville, they looked ...
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Light and Bright: Shedding Light on Lampshades

You spot it across a crowded discount-store aisle: the lamp you’ve been looking for, the one that will complete your room, at half the designer-lookalike’s price. Back at home, you ...
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