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    More homeowners are ditching wall-mounted boxes in the kitchen for a more open, spacious look, especially when the room is small.

    Upper cabinets are valuable because they give us storage for glasses, dishes and canned goods. But visually the result is often a sea of wood or an ocean of white, especially now that cabinets are running all the way to the ceiling.

    Eliminating ...
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    Morocco - simply saying the name inspires images of an exotic and exciting location.

    Designers are using Moroccan furniture and accessories to create a look that is luxurious and to bring a touch of the exotic into our lives. The effect of Moroccan designs can be powerful and soothing. The country of Morocco absorbs elements of surrounding ...
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    OK so it's summer and we have lots of fun things to do outside the home, but home is still home, so here are a few odds and ends that you can do to improve your interiors with little effort and little cost.

    Do you have toss pillows on your couch? One pair might look a bit skimpy so use two pairs and make them coordinate but not match exactly for greater interest.
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    Years ago the first thing a decorator or furniture store clerk would ask is "What's your style: traditional, country, modern?" Today's homeowners don't want to be pigeonholed into categories. They want their personalities to lead their buying choices and let the labels fall where they may. Ironically, by not embracing a particular label we have created a new style category: "contemporary." ...
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    An easy way to make a room sparkle and add drama is to accessorize with metallics. The shiny pieces can be striking, and because metals are considered neutrals, ranging from warm gold and brass to silver and nickel, they're easy to introduce to any color scheme.


    Gold and brass were the metals to showcase during the 1980s. That ...
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    Everyone who has a stairway in their home might be interested in ideas of what to do with the space under the stairs. It's part of the square footage of your home, so why not use it for something? Despite the shape, it is actually very usable space.


    Here are just a few ideas to make the best use of this awkward space in your home:


    - Make a wall under the stairs with drawers. Instant storage. The ...
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    The bedroom is a haven we go to at the end of the day to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Shouldn't it be well appointed, as well, so we get not only a good night's sleep but also a visually pleasant atmosphere to be in?

    Your master bedroom may be doing well in those areas. But you might need to address other sleeping options in your house. If you lack space but need extra beds for ...
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    Somewhere between 1950 and 1990, armoires stopped being attractive storage and display cabinets and became entertainment centers.


    With the invention of affordable flat-screen TVs, people abandoned their armoires and started mounting their televisions on the wall. Thrift shops were overrun with used armoires, and many furniture manufacturers dropped them from their product line.


    Designers have always ...
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    Are you handy? Even just a little? Well here are some easy do-it-yourself ideas that you might want to try for your home.


    - Make a unique clock that will fill a wall. Simply pick out 12 special photos of anything. It is wise to have a theme. Twelve photos of family vacations or family members are one idea. Frame them with ...
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    Here's the latest example of a trend bounce: Walnut was once the wood of choice for many woodworkers but fell out of favor with designers and decorators for the past 40 years. Now it's back again, big-time.

    The new passion for this fine-grained hardwood is linked to another rebound: the resurge of interest in midcentury modern decor and retro interiors.

    Historically, ...

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