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Add ‘Animal Touches’ to Your Décor

July 31, 2015

Incorporating “animal touches” — such as a sumptuous faux fur throw or an exotic print — into a space can be a great way to add texture, depth, and even intrigue. But if done without thought, it’s easy to end up with a look that’s more kitsch than cool. So, to help tame the potential…

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Best Ways to Keep Cool This Summer — No Sweat

July 29, 2015

Are you anxious about the hot, hot heat and crazy-high electric bills of this summer? Don’t sweat it. Here are some great ways to keep cool and control your expenses. Better Your Bedding Makeover your winter bed. Flannel sheets, wool throws and heavy down duvets will make you sweat while your sleep (and crank the…

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How to Host a Glamping Party

July 23, 2015

A global trend that offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation has taken off in recent years. It’s called “glamping” — a fusion of glamour and camping. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Why not host a glamping party for your friends…

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Add a Touch of Luxury to Any Room

July 20, 2015

“Thanks, but I don’t care for luxury,” said no one ever. Even when we’re stretching our last dollar, we all like to indulge in a little something decadent now and then. Nowhere is that more apparent — or easier to pull off — than in the home. That’s because, thankfully, you don’t have to have…

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How to Paint Like a Pro

July 06, 2015

There are reasons why so many of us repaint our walls every year: Painting gives a room a whole new look and feel, it doesn’t cost much to do, and it doesn’t require a whole lot of know-how. Still, it’s not a cakewalk. If you’ve taken brush to wall before, you know the potential pitfalls:…

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