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Eclectic Avenue

This playful, personal home design style shakes up conventions and bridges the gap between different looks

There’s a method to the madness of eclecticism – a design style that combines many types of styles to a room leaving it inviting and […]

By |October 1st, 2015|Arts, Design|0 Comments

Mood Space

Combining forms and shapes to create the right atmosphere

We’ve explored the concept of line in a previous column, and the elements of form and shape are closely related: shape is a closed line, two-dimensional, while form is its 3-D equivalent. As […]

By |July 16th, 2015|Arts, Design|0 Comments
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Sweet Notes

Maintaining harmony in the home

If you’ve ever sung in a choir, you know that it only takes one off-key voice to throw the whole thing off. You may not be able to identify a source of the sour note, but […]

By |June 11th, 2015|Arts, Design|0 Comments

Green with envy

Accentuate the positive

Popular wisdom and grandmothers the world over will tell you that you can do your eyes or your lips, but not both; better yet, that you should choose your best feature and accentuate that. For the uninitiated, we’re […]

By |May 8th, 2015|Arts, Design|0 Comments
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Opposites Attract: mix and match interior design styles

In this month’s design column we look at how to mix and match interior design styles and make it all work.

The principle of contrast probably makes you think of color, and that’s a natural place to start – black and […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Arts, Design|0 Comments
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Design advice: Don’t trip at home

Balance in design is very much like balance in life.

It’s a bit of a cliché, but I can’t possibly begin without mentioning the staggering feats of equilibrium we see every day: a mound of teetering boxes minimally fastened by a […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Arts, Design|0 Comments

Light Reading

Creative lighting solutions can transform your home in many ways

Here’s a little secret about light: it’s one of the most difficult elements to get right without any training. Color, pattern, line and texture — all of these are elements that […]

By |November 1st, 2014|Arts, Design|0 Comments
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A Bold Understatement

While George Constanza may think it a good idea to drape himself in velvet, the same is not true for your home.

Gone are the days where a matching set of wood furniture, polished to the point of reflection, was the height […]

By |October 5th, 2014|Arts, Design|0 Comments
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A Colorful Guy

Why you need to know Roy G. Biv when choosing a color scheme for your home…

Color is a great place to start in exploring your personal design tastes, because our reactions to it tend to be instinctual and very personal. […]

By |September 19th, 2014|Arts, Design|0 Comments
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Power Lines

The effects vertical and horizontal lines have on the home

As an element of interior design, line can appear in many forms: as part of the architecture of a space, edges of furniture and other elements of a room, or perhaps in […]

By |September 5th, 2014|Arts, Design|0 Comments