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1.Outwitting That Awkward Door: an Open and Shut Case
Q: The living room of our apartment opens onto a little balcony. The door out is between two large plate glass windows. My question is, what kind of curtains to use that will cover the windows and still let us go in and out the door? A: While you could ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 02/19 03:57PM - Story - 1,251 Hits
2.Lost Art Can Be Found Again
Q: Our shore house was creamed by Hurricane Sandy. Heartbreaking! We are trying to recoup but have to do it on a shoestring this time. Thrift shop furniture is OK, but we can't afford to replace the good art we lost anytime soon. Any suggestions for art that's cheap and ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 12/17 11:54AM - Story - 1,527 Hits
3.Risk Getting Burned By a Red-Hot Kitchen?
Q: Our beautiful "new" home is actually 78 years old. We have lived here for four years, long enough to know what changes we'd like to make. Mainly, I want to open the kitchen to the family room next door and add new cabinets — and I want them to ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 12/04 09:37AM - Story - 1,282 Hits
4.Cultivating a Taste for Moroccan Spice
Q: We spent a few days in Morocco on our vacation and came home enchanted with the colors and patterns, especially the ceramic tiles and hand-woven rugs. My husband thinks they are too "exotic" for our conservative community, but I'd still like to know more about Moroccan style and where ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 07/31 06:19PM - Story - 2,349 Hits
5.Rethink Space for the Way We Live Today
Undividing to conquer space problems in an older home, Q: We love our old house (l892) too much to move, even though the way we live is very different from life when the house was built. Over the years, we've made a lot of adjustments, such as adding a family ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 06/29 11:44AM - Story - 1,475 Hits
6.Seven Pieces to Build Any Home Around
Q: The staircase in our "new" old (l926) Georgian has a small landing under a big window. There's not enough space for a piece of furniture, but it could use something. From the entrance hall below, it just looks plain. Mirror? Painting? What? A: Any -- or even all -- ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 06/21 08:26AM - Story - 3,849 Hits
7.Warm up an Old Bath With Luxe Materials
Down with a tepid bath! Up with a sleek makeover that features elegant materials such as travertine, glass and nickel. Photo by Eric Piasecki Q: We'd like to do over our master bath but in the same footprint. We really can't enlarge the physical space. Maybe you have some ideas ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 06/14 08:26AM - Story - 1,686 Hits
8.Opening Your Home to Old Family Members
Q: We found some great old family portraits when we were cleaning out my great aunt's attic and garage. I don't know who they are and don't care but would love to hang them in our living room. This would have to happen over my wife's protests because everything else ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 06/07 09:24AM - Story - 1,405 Hits
9.Dull Dining Room? Dish up Drama!
Feast your eyes! Q: Our dining "room" is really just an alcove. No windows and no room for anything but the table (drop-leaf) and four chairs. I'm debating between painting it cream or yellow (to make it look bigger) or dark to make it cozier. What do you think? Also, ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 04/18 09:23AM - Story - 1,581 Hits
10.It's Quite a Stretch, Decorating for 'Boomerang' Kids
Slip on something youthful to bring worn furniture back in style: new form-fitting stretch slipcovers. [Q: We're trying to make a nice home office for our son who is moving back home until he can find another job. His father thinks we should move in some of the furniture that's ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 03/01 06:45AM - Story - 3,110 Hits
11.Decorating for Room Service Round-the-Clock
Q: We are buying a small house -- just two bedrooms. One of the bedrooms we'll use mainly as our TV room, except when my husband's teenage daughter visits (every other weekend). I'd like ideas on how to make the room serve both needs. Is a sofa bed still our ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 02/26 06:45AM - Story - 4,757 Hits
12.Add a Scoop of Contrast to Create Drama in the Kitchen
Scoop of Contrast to Create Drama in the Kitchen Q: I am worried about the floor plan in the house we are building. The kitchen opens to the dining room through a wide doorway. I like the openness, but I am looking for some way to set the kitchen apart ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 02/03 09:32AM - Story - 1,954 Hits
13.Overhead and Under-Played, Ceilings Are Worth Looking up to
Ceilings Are Worth Looking up to Q: I just returned from my first-ever trip abroad, where I was really struck by how much attention the Old World paid to ceilings! My husband laughed at me because I practically came home with a crick in my neck from staring up so ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 02/02 09:32AM - Story - 1,623 Hits
14.Making Everything Old New and Now! Again
Making Everything Old New Q: We are thinking about buying a grand old townhouse that dates to the mid-l9th century. It will need some restoration but the architecture (plaster moldings, ceiling medallions and floors) is in surprisingly good shape. We have a few antiques, but most of our furniture is ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 01/12 08:28AM - Story - 1,914 Hits
15.Epoxy-Painted Floors: Fab but Don't DIY
Epoxy Floors Q: Is it possible to paint floors so they look like stained concrete? I really like the smooth, seamless look, but I'm in a condo and there's no way I can have poured concrete. Is there another way to get the look? A: Take a leaf from the ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 01/10 08:28AM - Story - 2,670 Hits
16.Making Everything Old New and Now! Again
Making Everything Old New Q: We are thinking about buying a grand old townhouse that dates to the mid-l9th century. It will need some restoration but the architecture (plaster moldings, ceiling medallions and floors) is in surprisingly good shape. We have a few antiques, but most of our furniture is ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 01/09 12:28AM - Story - 1,803 Hits
17.Avoid Going Overboard with Home Decorations This Holiday Season
Q: My wife goes crazy with Christmas decorations every year. I don't get it because she has great taste in everything else, but Christmas turns into cutesy stuffed Santas and fake poinsettias everywhere. I always manage to tone down the outside lights — ours is not the neighborhood for blowup ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 12/18 05:45AM - Story - 2,627 Hits
18.Asymmetrical Arrangement Energizes a Room
Energize your room. Q: We have a high ceiling in our Great Room that slants away on both sides of the beam in the center of the ceiling. I can't figure out how to hang paintings and things on the wall because it comes to a point in the center. ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 11/22 12:15AM - Story - 1,661 Hits
19.Brightening the Corner Where You Are
Brightening the Corner Q: Our apartment is on the dark side, literally. We face the wall of the building next door, so the living room stays in constant shadow. We tried to compensate by lightening the wood floors and using light beige upholstery. But it is still too dark. Do ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 11/21 12:14AM - Story - 1,271 Hits
20.Try a New Slant on Room Arranging
Q: We are downsizing from a large ranch to a little cottage with rooms that are too small for our furniture. We jettisoned a lot of stuff before we moved, but are still having trouble making things fit, like the sofa that's too long for any wall in the living ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 11/19 12:15AM - Story - 2,109 Hits
21.Stair Landings Worth a Stopover
Classic Recamier sofa and swing arm lamps Q: We have an odd configuration in our entry hall: The stairs split left and right, leading up to the landing into the living room. It's the first thing you see, so I'd like to make it attractive, but the space is kind ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 09/25 07:51PM - Story - 3,103 Hits
22.Forget Cars: Park Your Guests in the Garage
Converted garage takes on cozy-cottage charms for live-in in-laws, Q: Are we crazy to think of converting our garage into a guesthouse -- maybe a "granny suite"? It has a cathedral ceiling, concrete slab floor and opens into the back garden, which is nice. We just need some encouragement. Plus ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 09/07 08:49AM - Story - 23,358 Hits
23. Pulling Designs Out of the Past for Present-Day Walls
Q: We are slowly doing over a Greek Revival house. There's been a lot of serious rehab, so we're just getting to the "fun" part -- choosing colors and wallpapers. But it's not so much fun after all: I'm overwhelmed, especially when looking at all those books in the wallpaper ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 09/02 04:37PM - Story - 2,581 Hits
24.Painting Paneling: Easy RX for Wood Distress
Q: Is it a crime to paint over old wood paneling? We are rehabbing a l9th-century farmhouse that has seen better days. It was used as a barn for years and the paneling (it's either oak or pine -- hard to tell) was really abused by the elements? My husband ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 08/25 01:42AM - Story - 4,158 Hits
25.Some Cliches You Just Have to Live With
Q: Hate "cocktail" tables..."coffee" tables, too! By any name, I think it's a boring cliche to always put a low table in front of every sofa. Makes it hard to get in and out and to sit down, too. I'd like your thoughts on the subject. A: Remember why cliches ...
by Rose Bennett Gilbert on 08/23 01:38AM - Story - 1,717 Hits
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