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March 23, 2015
Soft wool modular carpets from KinderGROUND are designed to suit kids of all ages.

Dear Debbie,

We are planning our new baby’s room and would like to purchase furniture and a carpet that will last at least ten years. Is it possible to decorate so that a nursery will work as a young child’s room too?...(read more)

March 16, 2015
ANTONIO SABA / THE PENINSULA HOTELS
L'Oiseau Blanc, the rooftop restaurant at the Peninsula Paris Hotel, employs an aircraft-oriented theme that matches a new trend.

I recently attended Maison & Objet, the annual lifestyle trade show in Paris. There are literally acres of displays that showcase the future trends in style and decor for the home.

This year, the trend toward “masculine” decor — especially engine parts — was noteworthy. There were plane wings constructed as table tops and whole engines masquerading as end tables. Engine parts could be found in lamp bases, shelving and lighting too. About 20 stands had bikes in their decor......(read more)

March 9, 2015

In our Victorian townhouse there’s a small room with just enough space for two comfy chairs in front of the fireplace and a table behind the chairs. The walls are a luscious shade of russet red. What makes them even more special is their faux leather finish. This is not a simple do-it-yourself project, but if you have the time and patience, you will be delighted with the outcome....(read more)