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Ask Ellen – Color How-Tos: Neutral Base + Pops of Color

Many of today’s most popular designers are masters at combining basic design elements in neutral tones and accenting them with pops of color to create interiors that are chic and …

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Will Your Overnight Visitors Rest Easy in Your Guest Bedroom?

Depending on the size of your home, you may have a guest suite, extra bedroom, or even just a pullout sofa bed or futon in your home office. Regardless of …

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Juxtaposition Personalizes Home Décor

One of the biggest design trends I’m seeing emerging for 2010 is juxtaposition. Juxtaposition is pairing high sheen with rough hewn, luxe with recycled and re-purposed, traditional with contemporary. Juxtaposition …

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Social Issues in Our Everyday Lives

Our awareness of social issues has been raised in all areas of our lives, including our homes… how products are made, the materials used, how healthy our home environment is …

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Ask Ellen – Are Peacock Feathers Still in Fashion or “For the Birds”?

Marina asks, “I decorated a floor vase with one big peacock feather and few spiraled natural wooden strawes painted gold. My friend said those feathers are old-fashioned. I like it. …

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Ask Ellen: Setting an Attractive Table without Spending a Fortune

Setting an attractive table doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and with a little creativity, it can create a mood, make your guests feel special, and start conversations.  Here’s how …

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Ask Ellen – Does A Brand Name Give You Confidence?

How much does brand matter when you’re buying upholstery, case goods, bedding, lighting, and other home décor?  You can buy paints, bed linens, drapery, and bath items branded by Ralph …