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How to Banish the Boring Hallway Blahs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 05, 2016

Quick! What's the most neglected area of the typical American home? If you answered "the hallway," you are spot on. This is a space which, all too often, can best be described as dreary....


Style a Beautiful Bookcase or Two

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 13, 2015

An oldie but goodie – there’s a well-known interior decorating story which is still making the rounds. Someone walks into a bookstore, looks around carefully, and asks...


9 Handy Hints For Hanging Wall Art

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 18, 2015

Ahhhh … smash … oops!! Those were the sounds you would have heard if you'd been a witness to my hanging a treasured piece of art. A gift from my sister, the carefully...

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Sliding Doors Combine Function with Fashion

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 24, 2015

Installing a sliding door used to be a purely practical decision. While it's true that sliders, as they are affectionately known, pack a lot of function into their frames, recently...

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Do You Know the Right Way to Care for Natural Woodwork?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 22, 2015

The perfect decorating touch, natural wood accents are very much in style. Kitchen or bathroom cabinetry, wainscoting, chair rails, beadboard paneling, crown molding, and built-in shelving,...

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4 Mini Home Remodels -- Small Changes with Big Impact

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 21, 2015

How would you like a fresh new look for your house … on a budget? What would you say to extra storage space or savings on energy? You can have any (or all!) of these, without...

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These Magnet Gadgets Simplify DIY

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 22, 2014

Your first do-it-yourself project as a child may well have involved magnets. Whether you glued buttons and pebbles onto magnetic backing to adorn your family’s fridge, or experimented...

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Dress Up With Wainscoting

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 02, 2014

Ever walked into a home and felt like it's just a little more classy than your average house? Chances are that sleek interior look was helped along by crown molding, or wainscoting,...