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

WV Design Team: Find the perfect fabric first
WV Design Team: Find the perfect fabric first

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A designer has many tools of the trade, a virtual creative toolbox containing all the elements that help to turn a house into a home. Color, furniture, art and accessories are all important pieces of the puzzle. Where to...

Scripting the flip: Family applies skills to real estate
Scripting the flip: Family applies skills to real estate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With experience in the business, education, accounting and legal industries, the Haney family thinks they have what it takes to make some cash in real estate by “buying, fixing and selling” houses, said Austin...

WV Design Team: Get down with upholstery
WV Design Team: Get down with upholstery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s like buying a car. You look for what appeals to you, the color and the style. Then you sit in it. Is it the comfort level you expect to feel?

But until you lift up the hood, kick the tires a little, and get ...

WV Design Team: Restoration Hardware look for less
WV Design Team: Restoration Hardware look for less

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you are like me and many of my friends and family, your mailbox is constantly stuffed with catalogs of beautiful furniture with a “Restoration” theme and a hefty price tag.

Do you ever wonder how to...

WV Design Team: There are no small decisions
WV Design Team: There are no small decisions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — We were recently working with a client on furnishings for the new home they had built from the ground up. Their house was nearly complete and the discussion quickly went to the multitude of small details and decisions they...

WV Design Team: The creative journey
WV Design Team: The creative journey

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It would be an understatement of the greatest proportions to make the announcement that I like to decorate.

As I have always said, I am one lucky girl because my avocation is my vocation. I am consumed by this interest....

WV Design Team: Plan space for how you live
WV Design Team: Plan space for how you live

We get comfortable in our own homes and overlook the arrangement of our stuff.

Oftentimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes to help us see how a new or different way of arranging the items in our space can greatly affect how we use the rooms we live ...

Glass factory houses: Living big in small bungalows
Glass factory houses: Living big in small bungalows

Like a lot of people, Walmart greeter and retired meat processor John Alvin, 75, and his wife, Gail Whittaker Alvin, 80, have added on to their house over the years.

Unlike a lot of people, their living space is still well under 800 square feet....

WV Design Team: Bathroom — to redo or make do?
WV Design Team: Bathroom — to redo or make do?

There are certain aspects of every home that will forever stay on your “redo” list.

Even if you have built the home of your dreams, sometimes cuts have to be made in the budget.

Often the cut is made in a room that gets...

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