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Big on personality

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Although small in stature, this gorgeous little side table has a huge personality. Handmade of bone and horn by Bojay Inc., the table’s intricate inlays give it a decidedly global flavor. Bojay specializes in handmade furniture and decorative accessories fabricated of natural materials including recycled wood, metal, cattle bone, buffalo horn and mother of pearl. […] [Read More]
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Budding Artists

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How to put your child’s creativity on display By Jennifer Parris/Photos by Krista Hicks Benson Imagine your child brings home a painting that rivals Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. The problem is, you have absolutely no idea how to make the picture blend in with the rest of your home’s décor. Does that really mean the artwork […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Interior Decor

Attic is Readied for Electrician

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By Amy Dolego Two upstairs bedrooms in our house have no receptacles at all.  They only have a couple of sconces on the wall, but without plugs, it makes it hard to use these rooms.  Consequently, they are used for storage and it’s a waste of space.  We decided it was time to install receptacles […] [Read More]

Weaving her own story

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Basket artist Kari Lonning uses nature as her inspiration By Abby Luby/Photos by Amy Dolego Finding a bird’s nest in her rose trellis excites basket artist Kari Lonning. Seeing the nest’s natural weave and dense texture inspired Lonning to create her famous “hairy technique” baskets with their multi-colored, crisp tendrils that emit a certain “buzz.” […] [Read More]
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Recycle That! Denim Jeans

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With roughly 450 million pairs of jeans sold in the US each year, (yes, you read that right, this is just in the US) there are thousands of pounds of denim that most likely end up in the landfill. Denim is such a durable fabric that lends itself to many useful applications around the home. Next […] [Read More]

Seven Oaks show house

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More than furniture and paint, designers bring artistic vision By Rebecca Haynes Most designers are artists, really. They have a vision for the space they’re working on — from colors to furniture and textures to lighting. So putting together a room in a designer show house is a task most relish. For Aleksandr Golubchik and […] [Read More]
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Attic is Cleared for Contractors

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By Amy Dolego Yesterday, it was moving day all over again.  Although we really didn’t move anywhere, we removed everything from our attic and put the items into a pod parked in our backyard.  We’re clearing the space to have electrical dropped into the second floor bedrooms and have the old, scary, knob and tubing […] [Read More]

Rustic simplicity

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If you’re looking for a coffee table with substance and girth, then look no further. This reclaimed elm and iron table is wonderfully rugged, yet the wood is so complex and beautiful in its own right. At 56 inches long and 36 inches deep, it can stand toe-to-toe, (or should I say “leg-to-leg,”)  with even […] [Read More]
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