Category: Questions



Decor Disputes: Are White Kitchens Becoming Passe?

The last few times I’ve posted makeovers of kitchens where the outcome is white, there’s been an inordinate amount of comments pegging them as sterile, even likening them to operating rooms. If we’d been talking about white kitchens a few years back, I’m guessing the general consensus would have been that they’re timeless. Now, who

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To Paint or Not To Paint: A Confession

Some of my favorite before-and-after projects are furniture rescues.  I love to see a sad, outdated pieces go from trash to treasure with a good sanding and a coat of stain or paint.  Even though I’m all for sending a sideboard through rehab, there is one particular problem I encounter every so often with these […]

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Do design blogs depress you?

  A local CBS affiliate recently ran a story about the possible link between social networking and depression. The issue arises from something called ‘social comparison’. The report reminded us that most people don’t post things that are unflattering, be it news or photos, so we’re not getting the whole truth. The problem, of course, […]

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Is ‘Keep Calm’ so over?

Several weeks ago I came across a random post on some interior design website that shall remain nameless that featured an image of a perfectly acceptable decor which contained a ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster. In amongst the comments to the post, there were quite a few that deemed the vintage propaganda image, and […]

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