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Hearst and HGTV in a rare entry at the newsstand
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With the economy sputtering, throw pillows and wicker baskets may not be at the top of many Americans' shopping lists. Nor perhaps is a glossy magazine about where to buy them and how to make them pop against your freshly painted pale avocado walls. Yet Hearst Magazines is betting that there are enough people out there looking for just that kind of advice, presented in a sensible and recession-friendly manner. Hearst and HGTV have become partners in a new magazine — called simply enough, HGTV Magazine — that will make its debut on newsstands at the beginning of October. More



Michelle Obama visits 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'
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Is the White House getting a remodel? Not exactly. First lady Michelle Obama guested on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," and although the presidential residence was featured on the show, the season premiere focused on expanding a community resource center for homeless female veterans near Ft. Bragg.
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Jet-setting life of an interior designer
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Picture the scene. Leading South African interior designer Chris Nel of Christiaan Nel Design, and his right-hand designer, Karen Stanek are sitting on the sofa of a penthouse on the 49th floor of a building in Miami, waiting for their client to arrive. The client is coming to assess the outcome of a two-year project to furbish his penthouse. It occupies the 48th and 49th floors of the Jade Ocean building in Sunny Isles — a strip of coastline populated by the ultra-rich. More

Guggenheim debuts new paint collection
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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has always been keen on colorful, enthusiastic applications of paint — exuberant abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky is venerated as a saint around there, and the twisting corridors of Frank Lloyd Wright's landmark building have been host to work from artists like Willem De Kooning and Jackson Pollock. But now, in line with a longstanding policy of canny marketing initiatives (see their current co-venture with BMW), the Guggenheim is taking their pigment prowess to a new level: next month will see the unveiling of a new line of co-branded specialty paints, released in conjunction with Vermont-based paint maker Fine Paints of Europe. More

Right at Home: the plump pouf, decor's fall fave
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Shelter magazines, catalogs, stores — everywhere we look this season, there's some sort of pouf. While ottomans tend to be more structured, with a solid form and usually some legs, poufs or hassocks are actually just big upholstered cushions, and aren't usually used as tables the way ottomans often are. But poufs are the perfect squishy footrest, and thus suit family rooms or relaxed living rooms. Easily moved about, they make great extra seating. More

Pretty headboard decorating ideas
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A headboard instantly kicks up the style of any bed and adds a focal point to the room. Here are some of our favorite designs and creative ways to add a headboard to your bedroom decor. More

House designed for serious collectors
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It's no surprise that Steve McKenzie has a bit of an obsession with art. As CEO and chief designer for the custom framing company Larson-Juhl, he's in the business. A business he loves. "I have a deep passion for art," McKenzie explains. "'I'm an artist, and I've been a collector my whole life. Art, flea market finds, pottery — each piece is personal to us and has a story behind it." The well-edited, impeccably curated home outside Atlanta that he shares with wife Jill and children Carter, 18, and Mimi, 14 (plus English springer spaniels Biscotti and Duke) is a stylish testament to this couple’s ardor for collecting. More

A clean slate
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One of the must-have skills of a residential designer is the ability to convince a homeowner to toss out familiar furnishings for a fresh look. Setting an example for his clients, interior designer Robert Shields jettisoned his antiques, baby grand piano and Old Master paintings for minimalist décor when he moved from Rosslyn to Georgetown in 2007. "I was starting to formulate ideas of my own about what contemporary spaces could be," says Shields, who tested the concepts in his newly purchased, two-level condominium. More


 
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