Blue Cows | Lynchburg Artist Purnell Pettyjohn

Blue cows? Well, yes. When most of us look at cows, we see blacks, greys and browns, but in Purnell Pettyjohn’s world, she perceives blues—and purples and yellows even. Her ...
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Divine Eclectic | Cultivating a Unique Design Aesthetic

The adroit hostess knows that decor sets the mood of the party. Her table settings feel more curated than designed: her dining room is an explosion of color, texture and ...
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Design, Defined | Craftsman Style

A study of home design often turns into a history, philosophy, and sociology lesson all in one. The way we choose to build and decorate our homes is a direct ...
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Velvet | Posh, Plush and A La Mode

For accessible luxury, it’s hard to beat velvet. Today’s fabric bears little resemblance to the stiff, fussy velvet that graced the formal parlors of previous eras. Thanks to modern technology, ...
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A Guide to Flatware | What to Know Before Buying Your Next Set of Utensils

It happens in every kitchen—the spoons or forks disappear slowly, lost accidentally to the trash, or to the work or school lunch bag. If you’ve decided that new flatware is ...
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Bedside Manner | How To Pair Bedside Tables With Your Bed

The days of matchy-matchy bedroom sets with coordinating nightstands are gone. There are more stylish options than the furniture sets from the bigbox store. Mixing furnishings gives your boudoir a ...
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Design Conundrums | Designer Tips for Fixing Up Your Family Room

In every home there are bound to be certain design and decorating challenges. Who hasn’t tried rearranging furniture or art every now and then—whether to improve flow, make more room, or ...
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Nursery Decor | Design A Cozy Space for Sleep and Play

There we were, two eager first-time parents-to-be ready to build the baby registry to top all baby registries. We’d spent months researching products, curating Pinterest boards, and polling every parent ...
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