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Trend to Try: Driftwood

June 18, 2015

When faced with the prospect of long, hot summer days, many of us only want one thing: the beach. The cool water, the silky sand, the salty air — seriously, what’s not to love? Which may help explain the recent resurgence of that most classic beach element: driftwood. Easily the ocean’s best parting gift (sorry,…

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Trend to Try: Wood and Metal

May 06, 2015

Sometimes opposites don’t just attract, they smolder. Such is the case with wood and metal, a pretty pairing that recently assumed full-fledged trend status. Like any dynamic duo, wood and metal play beautifully to each other’s strengths. A brushed steel pendant, for example, is a lovely complement to a reclaimed wood headboard. Still, it’s about…

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Trend to Try: Vibrant Blue

February 13, 2015 2

When top decorators predicted that vibrant blue would be a hot color this year, I was more than a little skeptical. After all, I remembered how it dominated everything in the early ’90s — my first college apartment looked like a ballpoint pen had exploded inside — and I wasn’t sure I was ready to…

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Color Your World: 6 Tips for Decorating with Color

August 08, 2014

Decorating with color can be intimidating. So much so that many nervous decorators stick to only neutral hues out of fear of making a mistake. But the right colors can do so much to make a room feel polished, pulled together–and uniquely you. Try these six tips for adding some color to your home. You’ll be glad you did. 1….

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5 Questions for B. Smith

August 06, 2014

We jumped at the chance to ask the inimitable B. Smith our fave five questions. Here’s what the multitalented tv and radio personality–not to mention designer of a hugely popular lines of bedding and servingware here at Bed Bath & Beyond–told us about her design and entertaining style. If you had to tweet your design philosophy,…

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Can You Ever Mix Woods or Metals?

July 24, 2014

Have you ever walked into a home where every single piece of furniture matches — the end tables, the dining table, the buffet, even the legs on the armchairs? I have, and let me tell you, it leaves a lot to be desired. While a matchy-matchy room may look great in a catalog, its appeal…

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