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14 Paint Colors That Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

These expert-approved hues may be the secret to opening up a minuscule or cramped-feeling room. The right paint color can accomplish a lot — it can flatter everyone in the room, help bring good energy to a space, and even keep you from getting sick. And luckily for small space dwellers, a well-chosen wall hue…

How to Create a Worldly Motif With Neutrals

Designers Leigh Anne Muse and Lili O’Brien​ decorated a warm Spanish Colonial Revival house using only creams and browns. MIMI READ: I’ve only been to Richmond once before, and it seemed chockablock with Georgian houses. Maybe I blinked. Are there lots more of these exotic specimens? LEIGH ANNE MUSE: Not at all. Richmond has many…

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

There’s no shortage of online tutorials about painting furniture. And I’ve used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found issues with a lot of these tutorials — the paint chips, the finishes aren’t smooth, the paint peels — you get the picture. I’ve had to…

10 Furniture Problems You Can Fix Yourself

​A professional furniture restorer shares her secrets on making repairs that last.​ Crystal Dvorak has been fixing, creating, restoring, and upcycling furniture for more than 20 years. The owner of Urban Patina in Shakopee, MN, she’s seen every problem a piece of furniture can have. And she’s fixed them. These are some of her tried-and-true…