Category Archives: Design Dilemma

I love beginning a room with an Oriental rug as the foundation. There is no better rug in the world for durability and stain resistance, let alone beauty and craftsmanship. Furthermore, with so many Baby Boomers downsizing (many of whom bought some really nice heirloom pieces) the availability of quality Oriental rugs at auction and on […]

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Natural wood kitchens are back in a big way, and men the world over (if they gave the subject any thought at all) are probably celebrating. Men love wood. One of my most popular posts this year continues to be The Knotty Pine Problem and 3 Alternatives to Painting it All. It’s probably because so many wives […]

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Lately, I have tile on my brain due to a couple of projects on my plate right now. When you think of spaces needing tile work — functional or decorative — you usually think of the bathroom and the kitchen, but today we’ll focus on the bathroom. Now, the handsome husband and I have yet […]

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Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. — Edna St. Vincent Millay She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it). — Lewis Carroll I always pass on good advice…. It is never of any use to oneself. — Oscar Wilde When […]

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It’s pretty sad, I guess, that my handsome husband and I sometimes look forward to his retirement, the kids being grown, and downsizing. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love our family and our life; it’s more than we ever hoped for. But the husband’s job can be a pretty big emotional drain, kids […]

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