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ASK A DESIGNER: Interior doors can add light, personality

Nov. 6, 2018 9:07 AM EST

Clients are sometimes surprised when home builder and designer Marnie Oursler starts talking about bedroom doors. They expect to discuss things like windows, wall colors and where a built-in bookcase might fit best. But many of Oursler's clients hadn't considered that creatively designed interior doors can add...

Picking out a new sofa? Sites offer design advice for cheap

Oct. 31, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hiring an interior designer is expensive, and the chances of an HGTV host bursting through your doors are slim. But several sites have made it more affordable to get design help without anyone ever stepping inside your home. Havenly, Wayfair and others are charging less than $100 a room to...

Designing for dining: tablescapes from Napoleon til now

Oct. 24, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From the age of Napoleon to Depression-era America and beyond, often-unsung designers have brought life to the dining-room table. "I thought all tablecloths a bore — particularly white," wrote Marguerita Mergentime, who gained renown for her tablecloth designs during the Depression....

ASK A DESIGNER: Creating the perfect kitchen island

Oct. 3, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

Interior designer Abbe Fenimore knew that adding a kitchen island was one of the most important decisions she'd make in remodeling her 1940s-era home in Dallas. A well-designed kitchen island can offer storage space, a work surface, comfortable seating — even a cooktop or spare sink. But like so many...

Met Exhibit: how Chippendale became a household name

Sep. 25, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A small but elegant exhibit tucked amid the American period rooms on the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the little-known story behind Chippendale furniture, and how one young man's bold idea to create a detailed manifesto about chairs and tables for the British...