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Interior designer Annie Selke on the 5 fresh American decorating styles
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Don't you just wish you could look at an empty space and envision it coming alive with color, fabrics and furniture? If you are like me and have a hard time getting in touch with your inner interior designer, then be sure to check out Annie Selke's new book, "Fresh American Spaces." More

Long Island, NY, designers pay it forward
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The start of this new year also marks the start of a genuine, heartfelt effort that will be made on the part of a group of Long Island Interior Design professionals in New York. A newly formed committee, Designers Pay It Forward!, recently materialized when more than a few IDS members expressed their desire to donate their services to deserving groups of people around Long Island whose living spaces are in need of improvement. "It is a vital part of Interior Design Society's role to give back to the community," says Sal Campitiello, the current president of the Long Island chapter of IDS. "Our members jumped at the chance to give their time, talent and resources to help improve the quality of life for those who do not have that opportunity." More

Heading the bed in a new direction
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When it comes to the bedroom, one painless route to design bravery is to modify the furniture arrangement. Even a classicist feels strangled by the rigor of too much stagnant symmetry. More

Fireplace accessories
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Alexa Hampton has lived in four different apartments in the same building since 1995. And three of them had fireplaces, including two in her current apartment, which she shares with her husband and three children. "For me, the fireplace is central to everything: it's the axial center of the room," said Hampton, who runs the interior design business that her father, Mark Hampton, started decades ago. More

Exotic lighting: The Viva Terra Moroccan Hanging lamp
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Aladdin and Princess Jasmine is what come to mind with this elegant piece where functionality meets whimsy with the Viva Terra Silver Moroccan hanging lamps. The wonderful hanging lamps with their intricate and delicate designs on hand fashioned metal lanterns will really make your evenings more interesting as they cast their warm and soft glow in the corners of your home. More

Julianne Moore's verdant New York City garden
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Had she not become an actress, Julianne Moore could definitely have been a decorator, and a successful one at that. Furniture, design, construction, renovation, and all manner of zhuzh—these are her obsessions. She knows her Nakashima. She is a connoisseur and a surprisingly rigorous aesthete. More

Muted colors lead fall, winter trendy choices
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The Pantone color palettes for fall and winter 2012-2013 are in: The color authority has nine palettes to share for an array of choices. It seems that almost all the palettes are muted a bit. More

White wall inspiration
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Cool or warm, sparse or cozy..white walls offer many things to those who choose to share their home with them. White can be a beautiful backdrop to well chosen details. To be done right, white rooms need a little more thought but they can be well worth it. More

Select a floor style for high-traffic areas that suits a family
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With winter here, homeowners know their floors can take a beating — snow, ice, rain and mud. The good news is there are more choices than ever for both durability and design. More

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