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Seeing red

During down time, Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson and his family keep things simple

Jake Poiner Republic At Home Week

With his dominating on-field presence, Arizona Cardinals strong safety Adrian Wilson has a habit of making opponents see red - whether you're a wide receiver who gets burned, a quarterback who ends up on his back or, like Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in Week 4 of this season, the victim of a 99-yard interception returned for a touchdown.

A palette in rowhouse

'Modern and antique furnishings should live together,' new owner says of his imprint

In his bedroom, three narrow front windows are covered with chocolate brown shear draperies over miniblinds. A mahogany sleigh bed with white bed linens sits below three framed black and white photographs depicting foggy landscapes of winter trees.

Wallace Farmer believes that a house should tell the story of who you are, and that it should always be "a surprise when you walk in the front door."

A suit for your windows -- tie optional

Menswear materials, pinstriped and tailored, are turning up as dapper window dressings.

By Susan Morgan, Special to The Times October 19, 2006

WINDOWS dressed in wool with a neat pleat and deep side vents? Not quite, but men's suiting materials ” elegant worsteds, tropical-weight gabardines and other Savile Row woolens long revered for the way they drape the human body ” are increasingly designers' choice for dressing windows.

TV, Music, with lighting & draperies

The 1804 square foot Highland Park showroom will be the only Bang & Olufsen store in the northern Texas region. It is also the first store to enter the Dallas market featuring the new BeoLiving concept -- a completely different way of living with customized audio and video products that can converge with lighting, draperies, and various atmosphere control modules to suit each and every customer's lifestyle.

Best treatment for your panes

By Eils Lotozo Mcclatchy-tribune October 7, 2006

Nothing does more for a room than good window treatments.

They add warmth and style. They provide privacy and help lower energy costs in both summer and winter. They can even make ceilings appear higher, windows bigger and spaces brighter.

But choosing the right one can be a daunting task for the average home decorator faced with sorting pinch pleat from fan pleat, swag from cornice, roller shade from roman shade.

Bedroom's decor pleases him, her

By Candice Olson, Scripps Howard News Service October 7, 2006

Ted lives in a house that is overflowing with women. And while life with wife Jackie and their three young daughters is full of fun and frivolity, Ted had nowhere to go for a respite from the abundance of feminine energy.

He wanted to turn the home's outdated master bedroom into a space he could relax in "guy style." Jackie was all for it, but she didn't want the room to look too masculine.

Experts on hand for home show

When it comes to home decorating the "classic" look is not only timeless, it's economical.

Interior decorators suggest people working with a budget should avoid trendy colours or home furnishings.

"Most people don't have the money to redecorate their homes from top to bottom every time trends change," said Vicki Walton of Vicki Walton Interiors in Victoria, one of 500 experts available for consultation at the 2006 Victoria Renovation & Design Show, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

Homes Showcase Art

Artist Barbara Garro says, The artsy home begins on your property and continues into the home led by memorable art placement every step of the way. Part of the process comes from looking at the decorating possibilities in commercial establishments, decorating books and television shows as well as those friends and family members with great taste.

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