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8 Ways To Create an Appealing Home Office

As summer cedes to fall (sorry to bring it up), we’re bidding a fond farewell to sun-splashed sojourns and focusing on productivity (again, my apologies). It’s time to get down […]

This Tile is the Most Durable–and Beautiful–Choice For Your Home

Stone and stone-look porcelain tiles promise durability underfoot The Carefree House examines attractive home products that are also durable and easy to maintain. Stone and stone-look porcelain floor tiles go […]

Summer Send-Off: A Peek into Long Beach Island’s 53rd Annual Seashore Open House Tour Part II

Say it isn’t so. Another summer season is quickly closing in! Until we meet again, we hope to lift your spirits with highlights from a few beach happy homes we […]

Point of View – Curb Appeal

We asked three industry professionals what the best ways to boost curb appeal are. Simplicity and Color “Curb appeal not only increases the satisfaction to the homeowner living there but […]

Summer Send-Off: A Peek into Long Beach Island’s 53rd Annual Seashore Open House Tour Part 1

For at least two decades now, on the first Wednesday of August — whatever the weather brings — the annual LBI house tour is where you’ll find me and various […]

Mixing & Matching Patterns with Tempaper’s Jennifer Matthews

You may have been told a time or two that patterns are not meant to go together. This restrictive rule of thumb does not ring true among design enthusiasts today. […]

Show Business: 9 Things We Noticed (and two times we got lost) at the NY NOW Show

On Monday, Associate Editor Meg Fox and I once again headed to the the NY NOW show at the Javits Center to scout new and exciting products to showcase in upcoming […]

Innovation + Style at the Architectural Design Show

The curtain rises on the latest products for the home at the Architectural Digest Design Show The AD Design Show introduced quite a few beautiful products — from ranges to […]

Highlights from High Point

New debuts from the largest home furnishings trade show in the world sport summertime blues and the laid-back sophistication of coastal cues. The High Point Market brought beautiful beach styles […]