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February 2012

Interior Design

Kitchen Solutions: Finding Your Hook

When our friends tell us they’re planning their next kitchen remodel, they often drag out a scrapbook of photos and products they want in their dream kitchen. This is a great way to get buried under the idea of…


The Collection: Bath, Mad Men Style

The fascination with mid 1960s culture continues to flourish with shows such as “Mad Men” and ABC’s “Pan Am” in full swing. We drool over the skinny ties and the bouffant hair-dos, but we also love the furnishings! What…


Bath Time: Rustic Remembrances

Before plumbing was standard, the way to wash up was with a pitcher and basin. Thank goodness we are in the age of modern plumbing, but the look of porcelain on wood is beautiful. Well, the good news is 19th…


Kitchen Solutions: Pantry Perfection

We’ve all experienced the infamous “pantry crash”–where you open the cabinet door and seven spice containers immediately leap from the shelves and come crashing down on your head. It’s easy to blame the cabinets, or the spices, or the…


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…

Interior Design

Style Editor: Picture Perfect Kitchen

Have you ever caught yourself wondering whether the kitchens you see on the pages of design magazines could actually be that perfect? The truth (albeit a semi-frustrating one)? Yes and no. Yes, magazine editors are trained to find expertly designed homes,…


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…