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White is a year-round base color for furniture and seasonal accessories:

Homeowners are ditching wall-mounted boxes in the kitchen for a more open, spacious look, especially when the room is small.

To determine your color palette, start with what you love in your house. It could be the living room walls, the sofa, a rug in the hallway or your favorite dress or tie.

Designers are using Moroccan furniture and accessories to create a look that is luxurious and to bring a touch of the exotic into our lives.

Today’s homeowners don’t want to be pigeonholed into categories. They want their personalities to lead their buying choices and let the labels fall where they may.

Tufting is more popular than ever, and there are several different techniques. Each is well-suited to a particular design style.

It can take years to furnish a home in a way that builds a personal story, but the time you invest surely will be worth it.

Where do designers find their inspiration? The sleek styling of aircrafts is influencing home decor.

Fly a flag this weekend to recognize the men and women who have sacrificed so much for their country.

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Vicki Payne
Designer and home improvement expert Vicki Payne is host and producer of 'For Your Home,' available on PBS, Create TV, and in national and international syndication.
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