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Budget First for Design Projects

After you set your budget, pencil out the cost of your inspired ideal to see how reality compares.
October 11, 2016

Inches Matter Where Furniture Is Concerned

Why does the furniture that worked so well in your old place suddenly seem so wrong in your new place? It’s probably not the style or the color, but it could be the size.
August 16, 2016

Kitchen Overhaul for a Tidal Canal Home

Matt and Kathy Bliven bid good-bye to dated linoleum floors, tile countertops, and a tiny stovetop and say hello to the kitchen of their dreams.
June 28, 2016

Fabrics Made for the Outdoors Move Indoors

High-performance outdoor fabrics—like solution-dyed acrylics—are softer, brighter, and more durable than the old stuff of awnings and cushions and are finding new uses indoors.
June 17, 2016

Wily Window Treatments

A little prep, a bit of measuring, and a generous dose of fabric add up to stylish.
June 13, 2016

Saved by a Remodel

Designer helps expand a home for growing Montclair family.
May 26, 2016

Home Design for Men

Man caves are a thing of the past, but a masculine touch is en vogue.
April 26, 2016

Sara Strong Has Woodworking In Her Blood

A Berkeley artisan returns to her family’s carpentry roots to make her livelihood at building furniture and home accents full time
March 18, 2016

Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Metal Types in the Home

Metals are the jewelry of the decor world. Whether they’re used on lighting, textiles, or walls, nothing does more to dress up a room than a bit of gold, silver, or bronze.
February 14, 2016

Go Ahead and Declutter

Professional organizer Shira Gill helps clients live well with less by getting them to shed their stuff.
December 18, 2015