Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fireplace Safety, Using a Fireplace for the first time, and Tips for Stacking wood to make, what I think is, a Picture Perfect Fire

A fireplace is not a toy, and operating one should be taken very seriously. When you start a fire in your fireplace you are working with something that can look quite beautiful, but, at the same time you are facing … Continue reading

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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Tulle

Using tulle to decorate a Christmas tree is something a lot of people are starting to be interested in. In the mid 1980’s and 1990’s I used it to decorate theme trees at the Albany Institute of History and Art’s … Continue reading

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When buying living room furniture, FORGET the LOVESEAT, buy two Wing, Club or Occasional Chairs instead

Each person has a personal comfort zone. By this, I mean a set amount of inches of space between one person and another while having a friendly conversation. For most people, I feel it is the distance of an outstretched … Continue reading

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The answer to …”Can you put a Floor Lamp next to a Sofa”?

The Floor Lamp is a very versatile light fixture that you can use in many different rooms in your house. The light fixture comes in an assortment of styles and finishes, and stands 58 to about 64 inches high, with … Continue reading

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