Can a basement really be beautiful?

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A Washington antiques dealer masterminds an underground makeover without breaking the bank.

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Inside the redecorated State Dining Room

Inside the redecorated State Dining Room

The Obamas create a room that will be part of their White House design legacy.

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for White House’s State Dining Room

Obama legacy includes a new look <br>for White House’s State Dining Room

The work of a preservation panel and the first lady creates a room rocking an awesome new party dress.

How to make a mid-century modern shine

How to make a mid-century modern shine

Choosing the right furniture and accessories to complement the architecture of a Silver Spring home.

Can a basement really be beautiful?

Can a basement really be beautiful?

A Washington antiques dealer masterminds an underground makeover without breaking the bank.

Get the look: Loi Thai’s shopping list

Get the look: Loi Thai’s shopping list

The Bethesda antiques dealer reveals the high and low sources for his basement transformation.

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Elevating a basement

Elevating a basement

D.C. area antiques dealer combines high and low sources for his stunning underground renovation.

How to remove a rust stain on a shower floor

How to remove a rust stain on a shower floor

As long as previous cleaning efforts haven’t set the stain, a special rust-removing product could help.

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Southern Living Idea House opens in Virginia

Southern Living Idea House opens in Virginia

Southern Living magazine opens its 26th annual Idea House near Charlottesville on June 27. It’s decorated by Virginia native Bunny Williams, who shared design tips about several rooms.

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To find a tool, first you must hide it

To find a tool, first you must hide it

Strategies for stopping equipment wanderlust.

Four savvy design tips from D.C. designer Joe Ireland

Four savvy design tips from D.C. designer Joe Ireland

Decorating around a TV, choosing kitchen floor material, wallpapering a dining room and more.

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Keeping time with plants

Keeping time with plants

Why gardeners keep a keen eye on a phenomenon called phenology.

How to incorporate a large television, without it taking over your living room

How to incorporate a large television, without it taking over your living room

A moveable easel keeps the flatscreen television from taking center stage in a Mount Pleasant row house.

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Reviving the flagging garden

Reviving the flagging garden

Ways to perk up the flower show after spring

How to repair or replace a 1960s Siesta chair

How to repair or replace a 1960s Siesta chair

The piece is still made today, so finding replacement parts is easy.

An organizer’s tips for a smooth move

An organizer’s tips for a smooth move

A little planning can preserve your sanity.

5 rules of design from Nate Berkus

5 rules of design from Nate Berkus

The designer, author and frequent expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” answered reader questions.

Making room for books, and reading

Making room for books, and reading

Comfortable seating turns Mount Airy library into a cozy place to curl up with a book.

What we can learn from small-space dwellers

What we can learn from small-space dwellers

Living light has its perks. Here are some of our favorite tips and products from 12 months of small spaces.

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Even in summer, reasons to grow basil indoors

Even in summer, reasons to grow basil  indoors

And some heat-hating herbs might prefer an air-conditioned windowsill.

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Boxwood gets a makeover

Boxwood gets a makeover

New varieties inject life into an old shrub.