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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 ...

Decor Score: Ruling Out Rules in Decorating

Q: We have a lot of space in our new loft. A lot! What are the rules about arranging furniture? And what about colors? Everything we have is slick, modern, beige-ish (and boring).

A: Much as I hate to break it to you, there are no rules about ...

Decor Score: No Man Cave for Mr. My Way

Q: OK, maybe I should hire a professional (as my friends keep telling me), but I know the look I want for my own digs: sharp, clean, sophisticated -- the way I think I dress -- and fit for a 27-year-old guy. What I do need is some ideas about ...

Decor Score: Having 'A Style' Is Out of Style

Q: A woman I met at a bridal luncheon asked me in what "style" we are going to decorate our apartment. I realize I don't have a special style. I like a lot of different things. I only know I don't want my mother's style - strictly traditional (and...