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FÊTE WITH FRIENDS RECIPES
Charles Dunlap of Dunlap Design Group offers these fabulous recipes from the article featured in @home magazine.
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DECORATION BY INSPIRATION
Design inspiration can be found everywhere, contends Terry Ellis of Room Service Interior Design, and it can be employed in design to create something personal and customized.
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FROM THE GROUND UP
After the floor plan is complete, people often wonder what to tackle next when decorating a room. Donna Brown of Dazzling Designs always starts her interior design process with a decorative hand-woven rug.
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Lighting LIGHTING IN LAYERS
Negotiating the hundreds of available options for lighting can be a daunting task. Designers Michelle Mio and Jill Schumacher of Rariden Schumacher Mio & Co. share their tips for selecting the best lighting for your space.
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Outdoor Fabric OUTDOOR FABRICS provide perfect “indoor” options for easy-care living areas
Kathleen McGovern of Kathleen McGovern Studio of Interior Design, shares ways you can incorporate outdoor fabrics into your home to create easy-care living areas.
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GRAND ON ANY SCALE: Small Space Solutions
Ever wonder why some small spaces are functional and charming while others feel cramped and crowded? Designer Jan McCollum has some tried-and-true tricks that help make the most of those smaller spaces found in every home.
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DREAM KITCHENS THAT WORK
Jennifer Taylor, of Jennifer Taylor Studio, shares her tips for creating magnificent dream kitchens designed that provide form and function for a variety of lifestyles.
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CREATE A GLORIOUS MASTER SUITE
Rather than traveling to a luxury spa to be pampered by strangers, Paul Feiten of Paul Feiten Design shares his tips for creating a peaceful retreat in the privacy of your own home.
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GUIDELINES FOR HANGING ART AND ACCESSORIES
Selecting art for your home or office is a matter of personal taste. Displaying art correctly, however, requires the proper use of size and scale. Designer Diane Hancock shares her tips for placing artwork of all shapes and sizes.
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creating cozy CREATING "COZY" – Warm up your home for Fall
Cooler temperatures and the crisp crunch of leaves underfoot tell the story: Fall is in the air, and winter will soon follow. MDC asked three top designers to share their tips for dressing your home for the season.
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BEAUTIFUL ACCESSORIES IN 7 STEPS
It takes many layers to make a house a home. In creating a beautiful space, it is the last layer of accessorizing that is the most critical but also the most difficult to execute correctly.
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