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How To Use Color in Small Spaces

While many shy away from using bold color in small spaces, there is no reason spatial restrictions should restrict the imagination.
June 2, 2014
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8 Tactics for Renovating a Small Space

From color palettes to vertical accents, we've rounded up eight proven tactics for making the most of a small space renovation.
June 2, 2014
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Julie Fisher on How to Shop for Furniture

We tapped architect Julie Fisher—who designed the inventive staircase-slide hybrid in our March 2014 issue—for her expert opinion on how to shop for furniture. Along with Rachel Crowl, Fisher of fcStudio Inc. crafts interiors that are elegant, expressive, and functional. Here are her tips and tricks for two of the toughest spaces to stock: living and dining rooms.
May 23, 2014
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How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair

Humanscale's Sacha Burn details what to consider when buying body-conscious seating.
May 20, 2014
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Shopping Tips from Design Experts

We polled some of our favorite designers—experts in rugs, lighting, living rooms, and more—on how to find just the right piece to fill out a home.
May 13, 2014
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Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms

The Texas designer shares how to create spaces that simultaneously stand out and stand the test of time.
May 12, 2014
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Ben Solemani on How to Shop for a Rug

Los Angeles-based rug designer Ben Solemani talks us through the do's and don'ts of floor coverings.
May 9, 2014
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David Weeks on How to Shop for Lighting

The New York-based designer's thoughts on lighting the home, choosing the right bulb, and more.
May 7, 2014
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Designing with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Dining Set

Eero Saarinen's fiberglass-and-aluminum Tulip table and chairs, designed in 1950s for Knoll, were among the futuristic furnishings found in the 1960s classic Star Trek series. Today, the industrial design classic—with its furturistic use of ellipses—slips seamlessly into modern interiors.
April 30, 2014