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Decor Score: Gray, the New Black?

Q: Is it my imagination, or is gray the next black? I went through three decorator show houses last month, and it seemed every other room was some shade of gray.

A: What you're saying, we're all seeing! For good -- and also puzzling -- reasons, ...

Decor Score: Spicing Up a Timid Kitchen

Q: We are taking down the wall between our kitchen and the old breakfast room. Our kitchen is all light wood. I'd like to do something jazzy in the new space. My question is, what color wood should we pick for the new table and chairs? Is it OK to...

Decor Score: When to Float the Furniture

Q: I can't figure how to arrange the furniture in our living room. One wall is all glass, leading out to the deck. I can't put anything against the glass -- I don't want to be out on the deck looking at the back of the sofa, do I?

A: Your best ...