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How to Avoid the 5 Worst Living Room Design Mistakes

THE RELATIVELY NARROW function of a bedroom or dining room largely dictates those spaces’ décor. A home’s communal chill chamber, however, has to be a lot of things to a lot of people: intimate and sophisticated enough for guests sipping aperitifs and cozy enough for family couch-potato Sundays. With so much asked of living rooms, …

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Home Office Design Ideas From the Bront Sisters’ Writing Room

I FIRST CHANCED on photos of the Brontë Parsonage, home of the literary family, while edging toward a redesign of my own tiny writer’s quarters in my London apartment. Having developed a block induced by 30th-birthday anxiety, I’d become convinced a change of scenery—or at least, a change of the scene around my desk—might rev …

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How to Decorate a Glamorous Patio

SOMETIMES IT TAKES an objective viewer to see what a decor pro has subconsciously conjured. Take the back terrace of interior designer Eddie Maestri’s North Dallas home, where vivid colors vibrate against geometric black-and-white tiling. When we pointed out that the patio’s bold strokes—those turquoise and green hues, the large-scale patterns, faux bamboo seating—all suggest …

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Addition to historic Kirkwood home honors original architecture

Addition to historic Kirkwood home honors original architecture

By Amy Burger Special to the Post-Dispatch When George and Julie Sells first walked in to the living room of their 1920-built Kirkwood Colonial in 2008, they knew it was the house for them. With its original crown moldings, wainscoting, fireplace, built-in bookshelves and window seat, it had all of the cozy charm they were …

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