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Raquel C.

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Healthy Kitchen Solutions Go for the Green

“I’m interested in some ideas for how I can ‘green’ up my kitchen. What changes can I implement to make it more environmentally friend and healthy for my family without a full renovation?” ~ Stefanie Brady, Greenwich, Connecticut There…

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The Chef’s Choice

When you’re a chef – kitchen tools are more precious than new trendy flooring, ample counter space is a gem, and organized storage space is a another clever way to save on prep time. When redesigning a chef’s kitchen,…

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Simplify Life: Pot and Pan Storage

Do you have the dreaded “pot and pan pile”? Itʼs an area of your kitchen, typically a dark bottom cabinet, devoted to storing an array of randomly intertwined and stacked pots and pans. All too often, retrieving items from…

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The Collection: Seaside Style

Sure, it’s been a pretty mild winter this year all around, but still somehow, the idea of a seaside escape is no less alluring just because snowstorm frequencies are way below average currently. A getaway to a spa-like beach…

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Bath Time: New York Living

Few words conjure up visions of lavish living like “penthouse” does. Sure, there are some people who aspire to a cozy country abode with acreage as far as the eye can see, but for those of us who dream…

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The Collection: (Not So) Mellow Yellow

A few weeks back, we opened our mailbox to an always-pleasant surprise: the January 2012 issue of Martha Stewart Living. When we laid our eyes on the cover image (the very hard to ignore bright yellow and white New…

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Lisa LaPorta Design Inspiration: Bathroom on a Budget

Please welcome back HGTV Host and Interior Design expert Lisa LaPorta in a continuing series of design inspiration videos. LaPorta will share her favorite tips on maximizing design in your kitchen and bath, then with each video our design…

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Style Editor: Back to Black

The color black is a funny thing. It’s one of the most comforting hues to don. We wear it in all capacities without thinking twice about it; it’s a fallback, a go-to for most people. Even in design, some…

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The Collection: Mod Squad

There’s something about mid-century modern design that attracts people of all ages. Maybe it’s the streamlined, unfussy aesthetic, or perhaps it’s the retro-yet-space-aged vibe—either way, adding mod touches gives your home that cool factor hard to find in many…

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Kitchen Solutions: Island Time

Conjure up an image of what your dream kitchen would be like. Did you do it? Was a sprawling island with counter seating and a plethora of storage part of that pretty mental picture (maybe it even looked something…