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Bolt of inspiration or subconscious thievery?

Bolt of inspiration or subconscious thievery?

The completed den doesn’t look exactly how I’d imagined in the months leading up to the big makeover, but several elements come pretty close, including the infamous steel tanker desk I refinished last summer and the Red Cross flag I bought and framed before the room’s new brownish-gray paint color (Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain) had […]

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The KILZ My Favorite Color contest winner is . . .

The KILZ My Favorite Color contest winner is . . .

Thanks to those who entered the My Favorite Color contest sponsored by KILZ. Choosing what color to paint a room based on a tiny chip isn’t easy (at least not for me). When I was a young and misguided 25, I repainted the dining room in my Hermitage Ave. apartment five times in a single […]

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Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green (you complete me)

Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green (you complete me)

Do you like the wall color in this image from West Elm’s website? I love it. In fact, I love the whole room, which feels fresh, sophisticated and comfortable. But it’s the Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green paint (HC-134) that now plagues my thoughts. I’d like to live with it for awhile, but I’m not sure where […]

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Design Rules: Follow the Golden Gate (a contemporary classic)

Design Rules: Follow the Golden Gate (a contemporary classic)

Describing a place as touristy conjures up images of senior citizens on tour buses and camera-toting oblivions holding up traffic. The Golden Gate Bridge is definitely touristy. I was the camera idiot, and there were loads of senior citizens and everybody else too. The word ‘throngs’ seems apt. But the landmark’s also spectacular and even […]

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Ask a Designer: David Cieslak advises Lindsay on cramped quarters, small budget (Tips Galore!)

Ask a Designer: David Cieslak advises Lindsay on cramped quarters, small budget (Tips Galore!)

Lindsay, a high-style Manhattan resident, recently emailed  Strange Closets “Ask a Designer” to request help decorating her new apartment on a budget.  I passed her request on to a couple designers and today we hear from David Cieslak, a true talent and very cool guy who has done an outstanding job suggesting furniture pieces and […]

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