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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.

By Joanne Duclos Daisy Painters

Fall is here and we find ourselves spending less time outside and more time taking a closer look at the condition of our interior spaces.

I believe some could call this "nesting." It is a time of year that we instinctively prepare our "nests" for the ensuing winter.

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.

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He wanted to turn the home's outdated master bedroom into a space he could relax in "guy style."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.

By Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent

Artist Lois Mailou Jones had two strikes against her: She was African-American and a woman. Born in Boston in 1905, she also had a few points in her favor: a thriving family that spent summers among the black elite on Martha's Vineyard, her own daring, and talent.

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.

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.

By Diane Reynolds, Times Staff Writer  Friday, September 22, 2006
 
The simple valances in Janet Hollinger's Pour House Cafe draw the eye with their brilliant colors.

They're made of shimmering vertical strips of stained glass decorated with colored glass jewels.

Customers will enter the Pour House for a latte, Hollinger said, and often will emerge wanting stained glass valances for their homes.

A warm coat of paint and careful selection of functional furniture transform an urban loft with tons of potential into a space that's suitable for everyday living ” and perfect for nighttime entertaining

Candice Olson Special to The Tribune

Imagine this: You buy a funky loft in the hottest neighborhood in the city. You picture yourself throwing swanky cocktail parties, entertaining the hippest people in town and enjoying the energetic high life that loft living offers.

Items in trendy loft designed to serve dual purpose: Daily living, evening entertaining
CANDICE OLSON
Without a good design for her loft in a hot neighborhood, my client spent two years avoiding having people over, staying in on Friday nights and dreaming of the loft life she thought she'd have. Her only obstacle was figuring out where to begin.

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