Decor Score / Home & Consumer

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...

Decor Score: When Windows Dare to Go Bare

Q: Our living room is two stories high, with windows up to the ceiling. We like the light, but we're in a new development and feel overexposed to our neighbors. Is it OK if we only curtain the lower windows, the ones through which people can see ...