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Mario Buatta's romantic bedrooms
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Say the name Mario Buatta and the image that comes to most people's minds is a cheerful Anglophile living room dressed in colorful chintzes. But the New York City interior designer should probably be just as famous for his luxurious bedrooms, which are equally dazzling and prized for their come-hither comfort. "Most people want a great living room but don't give the bedroom much thought," says Buatta, who for more than three decades has slept in a brown-lacquer chinoiserie four-poster. "To me, a sloppy bedroom, with newspapers and magazines everywhere, is the worst thing in the world." More

Lighting design ideas for living rooms
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Modern lighting design offers a wide range of products for decorating living rooms. From glamorous chandeliers to minimalistic and functional lighting fixtures, there are many choices for contemporary home lighting. Being the center of family life, the living room often includes different areas such as a dining table and a lounge area with more comfortable furniture. Therefore, the perfect illumination of a living room has to complete various tasks. More

Celebrity homes Hilary Swank's Manhattan, NY, retreat
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As a girl, Hilary Swank could see the whole world from her bedroom—at least in her mind's eye. Living in a trailer park with her mother, she devoured books, which she checked out by the armload from the bookmobile that made the rounds of her Bellingham, Wash., neighborhood. By 15, an age when the average girl's most fervent fantasy is to kiss some silly pop star, Swank had envisioned a rich and important life for herself. More

In a New Mexico home, no such thing as staying indoors
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There are homeowners in the tropics who pride themselves on their outdoor living spaces, and we'd be the last to disparage them for having the nerve to walk barefoot from kitchen to the lanai when the temperature dips as low as 68 degrees. There could be bugs on those outdoor floors. The house of Elaine Gorham and David Strip, on 150 acres in the mountains of New Mexico, offers a very different experience of indoor-outdoor living. More

Will email marketing be dead in 2012?
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As 2011 comes to a close, email marketing steps out of the ring bloodied and bruised, but not beaten. Despite efforts from some camps to claim that email marketing has died and social media has taken over, email continues to be the single most effective marketing medium for the average small business. More

5 Christmas tablescape ideas
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So it's just about that time of year to gather around the table with family and friends! Here are some Christmas tablescape ideas to inspire you when decorating for that special occasion. More

Home decor inspired by the runway
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Some of the hottest looks in home interiors are shamelessly stolen off the backs of runway models. That's because fashion design has long served as an inspiration for interior design. This season is no different, as evidenced by several recent designer showcases on Long Island, N.Y. Designers paid homage to the fashion world quite literally at the recent Mansions & Millionaires Designers' Showcase in Upper Brookville, using fashion photography and even an actual dress as wall art. More

Anderson dropping 2 brands to focus on Anderson, Virginia Vintage
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Anderson Hardwood Floors has announced a brand restructure that consolidates the company's four brands down to two. The Appalachian and Biltmore brands will be discontinued in favor of the Anderson and Virginia Vintage brands. According to Scott Sandlin, Shaw's vp business development, hard surface, the move will involve retrofitting displays, reducing the remaining lines down to top-performing SKUs from all four brands, lowering the price on existing products and rolling out new marketing programs. More

Exterior lanterns
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Exterior lighting is an integral part of the look of the house; as with most design and architecture related items, scale and proportion are of utmost importance, as are materials and style. More

Predicting future interior design trends with Anthony Hughes
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Each new year brings with it new design trends that will be exploding onto the scene — each one propelled into the limelight by the various happenings that are going on in the world. For those working with interiors, trying to discern the direction that the interior design scene will be taking and which styles, materials and colors will be most appealing to consumers in the coming seasons is a real challenge. Predicting the next major design trend and what will be driving it is far from easy and requires a great deal of detailed research and observation. More

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