New Year, New Look: Restyle Your Mantel

The holiday season is well behind us, and home and hearth are long swept bare of seasonal decorations. A lot of people can get a little blue when they ...
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Plush Meets Perfect: How to Choose an Area Rug

For several decades in the 20th century, wall-to-wall carpeting was the modern standard of luxury and comfort for most homes. Many of us have lived in a home featuring ...
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Concrete Enhancement: How to Warm and Brighten Those Cold, Gray Floors

Historically, the only design choice associated with a concrete floor in the home was how best to cover it up: carpet, wood, tile or vinyl? No longer. Bare concrete ...
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Central Virginia Home Oyster Plates Smith Mtn Lake July 2014

Antique Oyster Plates: Collecting Pearls for your China Cabinet

It’s autumn and we’re quickly heading into “the ‘R’ months,” that time of year when oysters are considered to be at their best. While oysters themselves are not known ...
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Central Virginia Home Magazine Mowry Chinoiserie dining room Jul 2014

Asian Influences from Whimsy to Zen

When it comes to creating a style for our interiors, how lucky we are to have a world marketplace and a rich global history from which to draw our ...
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Year-Round Flowers

Taking cues from nature, fabrics printed with large-scale botanical themes can energize a room with a big, bold spark of color. Or, depending on the theme, they can add ...
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A Sterling Idea: Decorating with Collectibles

While serving as U.S. president in 1806, Thomas Jefferson found himself grappling with a dilemma. His old law professor and dear friend George Wythe had recently passed away and ...
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Hot For Spring: How Will Your Home Wear Spring’s Top Colors?

We’re lighting up at the first signs of green poking up from the ground and breathing deeply those wisps of a springtime breeze! Because no season is quite so ...
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