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Eco-Paint Is Better for You, Better for the Environment

Recently I saw a yard sign for an “environmentally friendly painting company” that was apparently doing some work for a homeowner. Recently I saw a yard sign for an “environmentally …

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Ask Ellen – One Rule for Buying Antiques

How many of you love the Antiques Roadshow program? It’s a fun show – whenever I watch it, I learn something new, and it’s exciting when someone discovers he or she …

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Ask Ellen: Are Wall Coverings Back to Stay in Interior Design?

If you’re like me, you spent countless hours removing old wallpaper from the walls in your home, sanding down the walls, and painting them. After the 1980’s metallic paper fad …

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Tips for Taking Control of Laundry Room Clutter

One of my biggest home organization headaches is my laundry room, and apparently I am not alone. I was talking with friends recently about this problem and we were joking …

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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Recycling seems to get a lot of attention nowadays, but reducing how much we use and reusing what we already have can have an even bigger positive impact on our …

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Does Your Home Décor Suffer from Lack of Organization?

A designer friend was recently showing off her newly remodeled kitchen, and I was really impressed with how well-thought-out the entire space was. One thing that just made perfect sense …

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Decorating for the OTHER Holidays

One family I know decorates their kitchen in a theme for each family member’s birthday. Another has a special birthday plate and chair slipcover that are used on each person’s …