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Trends: Stags, skulls and taxidermy

Trends: Stags, skulls and taxidermy

Despite the fact that stags, skulls and taxidermy often hang on walls, the hot home design trend has legs. Just flip through nearly any shelter publication on the newsstands, and you’re more than likely to spot some antlers. As evidenced by the latest issue of Field & Stream Magazine, even the manly, outdoorsy types have embraced […]

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Design Rules: Context is king

Design Rules: Context is king

Last week I wrote about the perplexing array of products in the Neiman Marcus home department, and my friend, KitchenLab and design in a bag‘s Rebekah Zaveloff left a thoughtful comment about the important role context plays in shaping our perception. “I kept thinking, it’s all about how pieces are put together and the context […]

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Neiman Marcus Home: I’m perplexed (Plus! What does painting the den have to do with House Beautiful?)

Neiman Marcus Home: I’m perplexed (Plus! What does painting the den have to do with House Beautiful?)

Prologue: Refinishing my (much painted) vintage steel tanker desk is taking longer than I had expected when I started the wretched project a few weeks ago, but I’m in the home stretch, and I’m already planning the next step: transforming the extra bedroom (above) into a den. That’s right. A den. A man’s haven. A […]

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Open House: Todd and Alvin’s West Andersonville Loft

Open House: Todd and Alvin’s West Andersonville Loft

Todd and Alvin’s first floor loft was featured in the fall 2009 issue of CS Interiors, and I thought you might enjoy my scouting photos. ↔ Rather than opting to buy a neat, cookie-cutter condo, Todd Hilt and Alvin de la Cruz wisely followed their realtor Alley Ballard‘s advice and bought a former woodworker’s shop […]

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Mindbender: New Restoration Hardware catalog shakes me to my core

Mindbender: New Restoration Hardware catalog shakes me to my core

I’ve practically built a career badmouthing Restoration Hardware, a company that hit a low point when it offered a $100 coupon celebrating its unanimous approval of last fall’s bank bailout that somehow managed to come across as simultaneously clueless, condescending and pandering.  But I can overlook virtually any character flaw when there’s some kind of […]

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The Tuesday Ramble (don’t worry, it’s short)

The Tuesday Ramble (don’t worry, it’s short)

We’re anxiously following the restoration of the Hardware after its long exile. I received my Restoration Hardware Outdoor catalog in the mail today, and I must say I’m intrigued by these heat lamps, which look so chic and . . . well, menacing frankly.  Yes, menacing; they look like robots poised to shoot death rays, […]

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