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WV Design Team: Cozy home must have fireplace
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WV Design Team: Cozy home must have fireplace

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I admit to having a love affair with fireplaces. As cooler days bring us indoors, I am a confirmed ambiance seeker.

I love the return of chilly, rainy Saturdays. I know this seems like a deranged idea to many who...

WV Design Team: Cozy home must have fireplace
WV Design Team: Cozy home must have fireplace

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I admit to having a love affair with fireplaces. As cooler days bring us indoors, I am a confirmed ambiance seeker.

I love the return of chilly, rainy Saturdays. I know this seems like a deranged idea to many who...

Create an artful jack-o’-lantern out of your gourd
Create an artful jack-o’-lantern out of your gourd

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Most of us don’t look at a pumpkin in a patch — or, let’s be honest, a stack of pumpkins at the grocery store — and see a blank canvas on which to create a jack-o’-lantern masterpiece. If...

Early American furniture reveals story of its makers
Early American furniture reveals story of its makers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A historic object, whether it be a piece of furniture or a clock, is more than just the sum of its parts to Philip Zea.

It’s also a story that can offer clues to the time, place and life of the people that used...

WV Design Team: Area rugs are art for the floor
WV Design Team: Area rugs are art for the floor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — So you’ve just invested in having your hardwood floors refinished, or you’ve built a new home and carefully selected hardwood flooring throughout — and it’s beautiful! Why in the world would you...

WV Design Team: Warm up that cold commercial space
WV Design Team: Warm up that cold commercial space

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Be honest. When you walk into most of the businesses you frequent on a daily basis, you rarely stop and think to yourself, “Wow, what a beautiful space.”

Why is this? Wouldn’t it be smarter, as a...

WV Design Team: Vintage style — it’s about time
WV Design Team: Vintage style — it’s about time

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Items from the mid-20th century are our bread and butter, our default style mode and our first love. Be it furnishings, art, accessories or just plain functional items, the versatility of these treasures from the last...

WV Design Team: Spruce up a tired room
WV Design Team: Spruce up a tired room

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A shift in the season evokes the decorator in all of us. Fall brings on the color show by Mother Nature and the promise of cooler days ahead. A return to indoors makes many of us want to spruce up our living areas.

The ...

WV Design Team: Create balance in home décor
WV Design Team: Create balance in home décor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — So, it may not be the Mystery Hole, but you may have a room in your home that just feels “off” as soon as you enter it. Like your sense of balance is extremely upset.

Even if you’ve never visited...

WV Design Team: Staged houses sell quicker
WV Design Team: Staged houses sell quicker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “For Sale” sign is up and so are your hopes! But the house just isn’t selling.

You wonder, “Why hasn’t this beautiful home been snatched up by a new family yet?”

Nine ...

WV Design Team: Frame your window on the world
WV Design Team: Frame your window on the world

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As a designer with more than 30 years in the design business, I have found window treatments to be one of the most exciting parts of a design project — and one of the most challenging!

I often compare decorating ...

WV Design Team: A dorm decor syllabus
WV Design Team: A dorm decor syllabus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The big day has finally arrived — that angel you brought into the world, nurtured and kept from breaking too many bones is heading off to college.

They say when your child is ready to leave for college, everyone ...

WV Design Team: Decorating dreams are within reach
WV Design Team: Decorating dreams are within reach

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — We are constantly designing and decorating. If not in our store, then for our clients or in our own home.

Designing is how we work and how we relax. At least part of our last trip to the beach was spent redesigning the ...

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