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Fall Fashion 2019: Summit Views

Sweater weather at old St. Paul’s University Club, on Summit Avenue, brings out modern plaids, layered textures, and subdued tones

Modern Living Trends to Inspire Your Home

Design elements impact daily living

KBIS/IBS 2014: Function Meets Beauty

Three great design ideas

KBIS/IBS 2014: Day Two Highlights

Product Innovators Celebrate

2014 KBIS: Day One Highlights

Finding those truly new products at the 2014 National Kitchen and Bath Show.

Gallery Wall: Pattern Mash

Learn how to create this look at home.

Uber Design: Desert Pool

There are so many reasons this pool area is well designed. First is the architecture of the cabana area that is proportional to the “L” shape at the end of the pool. The wooden...

The Right Chair, The Right Fabric

This is an excellent example of a vintage chair recovered in the right scale. I found a pair of chairs outside a vintage shop in Santiago, Chile. From probably the 1940s or 1950s, the...

Fab Floral

Get out of the long-stemmed-red-roses rut with floral arrangements in fresh combinations—and unexpected containers.

Napa Valley Weekend: French Food and Napa Wines

If planning a trip to California's Wine Country, here are a few must-visit food and wine stops.