Designing a Dreamy Guest Room for Kids

July 23, 2018 Teepees and tents, lofts and ladders, playhouses and pirate ships. My inner child is in overdrive as I imagine what I would want in a bedroom if I were a kid again. And my kid-hood just took a giant step backward, sinking further into my past as abruptly and without any time […]

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Building a Case for the Everyday Splurge

 July 9, 2018 Reader Note: This week, I’m interrupting the series of columns on outfitting my outdoor space for the tactical reason that the furniture I was counting on arriving before my guests arrived did not arrive — though the guests did. I’ll let you know next week how that all worked out. Those who’ve […]

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HGTV Star Has Advice for New Homeowners: Slow Down

June 4, 2018 “I want to paint,” my daughter tells me. Paige, age 25, and her long-term boyfriend and family fixture, John, also 25, are buying their first house, in Texas. “Of course you do,” I say. Being my daughter, Paige is already remodeling even though the sale isn’t official for two weeks. “What color […]

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