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Natural vs. Synthetic Rugs

Now that environmental consciousness has been stamped in biodegradable ink into the social contract we find ourselves questioning the differences between natural and synthetic products, and rugs offer a unique opportunity to directly compare the pros and cons. First, though, it must be noted that a natural rug can be “natural” in many different ways …

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Furniture Name Trivia!

Most everyone who speaks English can easily identify the definitions of words like “couch” and “chair,” but there are some furniture descriptors that have fallen out of use or are so obscure that many people may not recognize them. So, today we’re going to test your knowledge on some of these weird furniture words. We’re …

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Chandeliers: Hang ‘Em High?

Installing a chandelier is definitely harder than screwing in a light bulb, but it’s not a task that should keep you out of the Chandelier Club … if there is such a thing. In fact, the entire process is much easier to navigate if you know beforehand – like now – that you’ll probably need …

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Soaking Tubs vs. Standard Tubs

What is a soaking tub? A soaking tub is the Porsche of the bath fixture universe – curvy, beautiful, luxurious and more or less completely unnecessary. Most of us would probably agree that when all of the factors are properly weighed a standard tub is going to trump a soaking tub pretty much any day …

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Can I Mix Kitchen Hardware Finishes?

Of course you can! The secret to mixing and matching kitchen hardware is that you can do anything you want – it’s just a matter of taste and design preference. On one end of the spectrum we have design chaos where anything goes, and on the other is design conformity where people aspire to a …

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Medicine Cabinet Madness!

Medicine Cabinet Trends Trends in contemporary design and the desire for flush bathroom mirrors have been a bit unkind to the medicine cabinet in recent years, which actually seems somewhat at odds with American culture’s growing trend of having more stuff to jam into them. No, this isn’t a commentary on the hard stuff. There’s just …