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7 bright neutrals for light-challenged spaces

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, offered advice for readers with dark rooms this week on our Home Front online chat. Here are her favorite neutral paint colors from the edited transcript.

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A Light-Filled Penthouse in Tribeca

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

The large Tribeca penthouse in a luxury building features bright and open rooms, high ceilings and a terrace with Hudson River views.
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Winter squash fans ask, what’s better than a Waltham?

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Call me conservative, say I’m stodgy, but it’s pretty darned hard to pry me away from good old-fashioned Waltham Butternut squash. Waltham isn’t just any butternut, but an improved variety discovered by an amateur breeder named Charles Leggett, who was fooling around with squash in the 1940s on his Stow, Mass., farm, crossing various types with one another. He liked the tan, club-shaped fruit so much that he planted his whole farm with it. Naming his discovery butternut (“smooth as butter, sweet as a nut”), he gave the seeds to the Waltham Agricultural Experiment Station, where it was grown out and introduced to the world as Waltham Butternut.

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Tips for creating memorable holiday cards

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

It’s that time of year again: the mad rush to get the house decorated, presents bought and — for me, the most dreaded of all — the addressing and mailing of the family’s annual holiday photo card. You might just tell me to skip it, but that would let down relatives and friends who, even in this overexposed, picture-sharing world, may get a glimpse of our family only from that one mailing. All the more reason that I like my family’s card to be special. I want it to reflect our family’s design sense and to complement whichever photo we select. Fortunately, in this digital age, there are dozens of sites to choose from that offer a variety of designs.

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How to make drawers open and close smoothly

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Question: We have an art-deco dresser from the 1920s-1940s that we inherited it from my husband’s mother, so it does have family history for us. However, the dresser drawers need repair. I can’t pull out any of them smoothly. I guess the runners and tracks need to be replaced. Can you suggest someone who would repair the drawers for a reasonable price?

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A Quiet Irish Country Manor in California

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The La Cañada Flintridge home underwent a large remodeling and includes a two-story guesthouse, screening room and three-hole golf course
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Harbor Views in Sydney

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

This contemporary waterfront apartment features an open-plan design, minimalist interiors and unobstructed city views.
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Hanna Andersson adds kids’ home decor to its children’s clothing line

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Your toddler’s sheets can now match his striped jammies.

The Scandinavian style of Hanna Andersson’s children’s clothing is now part of the company’s first complete kids bedroom collection.

Hanna Home has the same cozy softness and crayon colors in its sheets, blankets, throws and other home accessories as in its clothing.

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Stylish Home In Hyde Park

Monday, November 17th, 2014

This south-facing, five-bedroom apartment is right on Hyde Park, one of London’s largest green spaces.
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3 tips for dining room lighting

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Just in time for holiday gatherings, Michael Murphy, design and trends producer for Lamps Plus, offered his advice on dining room lighting in a recent Home Front online chat. Here are his best tips.

Where should a chandelier go?

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