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An expert explains how a few easy techniques can elevate your next gathering.

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These products will fool even a designer’s discerning eye. But don’t expect them to be cheaper than the real thing.

Read the transcript from week's Home Front chat.

Turn spent vegetation into black gold.

Designer Lok Yan suggests luxurious textiles and soothing colors for a sophisticated retreat.

Whimsy, not wealth, is the key ingredient, tastemaker Ken Fulk says.

Two experts share how to keep your special linens in good shape for years to come.

The Obamas' last White House holiday decorations feature thousands of Legos, a selfie station, gumdrop wreaths, a giant gingerbread White House, yarn replicas of the presidential pups and more.

An expert explains how a few easy techniques can elevate your next gathering.

Standard paint might not cut it. You’ll want to get paint made specifically for tiles.

No chat this week. On Dec. 1, etiquette writer and speaker Mindy Lockard will join Jura Koncius to take questions on the do's and don'ts of holiday entertaining. Submit questions now and join us Thurs. at 11 a.m. EST.

You need genuinely waterproof outerwear, not the chic garb found on style-centered sites.

Designers share their favorite fixtures.

Many of today’s models are slimmer, smarter and more stylish than ever.

Our favorite picks for every room in the house.

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Gravel gardens can be sophisticated, but they can easily turn into an oddity.

Even if you don’t know what caused them, you may be able to get rid of them.

Read the transcript from week's Home Front chat.

How to preserve the bounty of the harvest.

Designer Jennifer Schweikert turns an unused front room into a combination workspace/reading nook.

A new book highlights Blair House, the president’s guesthouse.

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