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Decor Score: Celebrating the Fabulousness of Water

Q: I need some cool ideas for a new master bath I'm planning for my husband. We're renovating. I've engaged a professional bath designer, but I want to meet her armed with some ideas. What can you suggest?

A: First, fasten your seatbelt: The 21st...

What's in a Name? Design History

Q: We just toured a designer show house, and I have a question: What is a "drawing room"? This one was done up like an elegant living room, no arts and crafts materials at all. Why "drawing" room?

A: LOL, as they say online. You've just ...

Decor Score: Rethinking the 'Rule of Three'

Q: I am told that three is the magic number in decorating: three ... or five ... any odd number, rather than even numbers of things. Where did this notion come from? Does it really look "wrong" to use even numbers of elements?

A: You're ...

Decor Score: Deck the Walls With Natural Beauties

Q: I am interested in the wallpaper you wrote about a couple of weeks back. It didn't have an allover pattern (which makes me a little dizzy). I like the idea of big swirls of random color instead. But how does it set up on a wall?

A: Randomly, ...