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The woman who helped usher the interior design industry into full flower in the United States was prolific in putting out ideas that will help freshen up today's interior design business. Look at our latest Designer Monthly, Interior Design: Look Forward by Looking Back to Dorothy Draper.

Did you ever have a problem designing small spaces?  Take a look at how top interior designers solved this common problem in our latest Designer Monthly, How to Design Small Spaces at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House.






Color Me Crazy

I’ve only been living in my current apartment for about six months, and it’s clear that I’ve got to do something about the paint color. Not to mention the radiator covers, the electrical outlets, the a/c or ceiling fan situation, and the fur accumulation (thanks to 30+ pounds of cats shedding all over everything). 

New York City Apartment

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The Criminal Style of the NYIPD

I may not know a Queen Anne chair from a dentist’s chair, but I can tell if a room feels welcoming and happy—or if it feels as if someone has just died there.   

So, could we discuss for a minute the design of your typical police station? Talk about a place that feels as if someone has just died there. And, sadly, probably someone did die there, at some point. But even someone has died in a place, there’s no need to make the visitor feel that dropping dead then and there is the best alternative, which is how I felt upon walking into a police station the other night to report a stolen purse. 

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Elegant Design on the Silver Screen

Evening Poster

Last week I went to a preview showing of a new movie, Susan Minot’s “Evening.” She’s the author whose name I was struggling to remember when talking to my sister recently. All I could come up with was that she’s part of that family of writers who all write different send ups of families—some that speak to each other and others that don’t, some that are successful and others that aren’t. And this Minot, Susan, is also known for writing a novel that entirely takes place during a particular sex act—a novel that doesn’t quite work, but sure is ambitious.

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