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Designer Lookbook: Elena Frampton's Sleek Pied-à-Terre

Manhattan interior designer Elena Frampton prides herself on striking a balance, be it with color, texture, or the eccentric design details she likes to refer to as “moments.” For a Westchester County couple who purchased a pied-à-terre in the tony...
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Keeping Your Elderly Loved One Safe at Home While You Travel

Caregiving for a loved one is a full-time job. And like any full-time job, you need vacation days to relax and rejuvenate – except caregiving doesn’t come with a team to cover for you while you’re gone. If you want...
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8 Hot Landscaping Trends for 2017

Just like home interiors, landscape design evolves with our lifestyles and the times. Here’s a look at eight trends that will be shaping your lawn, garden, and outdoor spaces this year. Estate style scales down Who says you need to have rolling...
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Designer Lookbook: Visible Proof's Chic Richmond Renovation

A couple with two young kids tapped Richmond, VA interior designer and architect Kristi Lane of Visible Proof to transform their small, segmented kitchen, breakfast nook, and dining room into functional and flowing spaces for their daily family gatherings. “The part...
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Renters: 5 Must-Do Tasks to Handle Before You Move

Editor’s note: For many people, spring kicks off prime moving season. Wherever you’re headed, being well prepared to relocate will help minimize the upheaval and ensure that you can get settled into your new place as painlessly as possible. Every day this week, we’ll...
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Your Essential Moving Checklist

Editor’s note: For many people, spring kicks off prime moving season. Wherever you’re headed, being well prepared to relocate will help minimize the upheaval and ensure that you can get settled into your new place as painlessly as possible. Every day this week, we’ll...
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3 Steps to Buying a Vacation Home With Friends

Given the current strength of the dollar abroad and the fast-moving real estate market at home, you may be thinking about buying a second home at your family’s tried-and-true vacation spot, on a sunny beach, or near your favorite ski...
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Before & After: A Lighter, Brighter Southwestern Home

Territorial architecture and the Southwest go together like deserts and sunsets. But for one partially retired couple in Phantom Hills, AZ, the syle of their mountainside home felt more dated than charming. The couple enlisted Ernesto Garcia, an award-winning interior designer based...
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Is Your Home Trying to Kill You?

Home is where you feel comfortable and safe. It’s where you tuck your kids into bed and lazily watch hours of Netflix on the couch. Without your care and vigilance, however, your home may develop conditions that can make you...
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Spring Cleaning 101: Make It Fast, Easy and Effective

Spring is the perfect time to open up the windows in your house and clean every surface inch. But don’t waste precious hours of spring sunshine while you stay in and clean. Use these 10 tips to quickly get your home spic...
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