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Epergne Baskets – Practical And Pretty Displays For Small Objects

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Originally from France and made from silver to hold sweets or flowers on tables in more formal dining rooms, epergnes (pronounced, a-pern) were called “surtouts.” Today, they are made from various other metals as well as porcelain. The most common, three-tiered epergne baskets, are used for practical and pretty displays, filled with fruits and vegetables […]

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A Professional Interior Decorators’s Secret: The Best Storage Space

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One of the constants of being a professional interior decorator is hearing clients say, “I need more storage space.” It seems that no matter how big a home may be, my clients will, invariably, feel as though there’s never enough room for all of their stuff. So, what is the secret of storing a lot […]

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Storing Pots And Lids: Time To Pot-Tay!

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My dear pal, David Staskowski, shared this smart ‘use what you have’ pot rack idea. You remember David, don’t you? He was the clever ‘Ask David’ columnist from the late, great magazine, Metropolitan Home. Plus, here’s a suggestion for storing your pot lids from my book, Downsizing Your Home With Style: Hang your lids over […]

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Get Your Hooks On Some Paint Cans

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Brian Jewett came up with a really clever ‘Use What You Have’ idea. He created coat hooks made from wall-mounted paint cans! He calls them, “High-Functioning Coat Hooks.” The benefits of his design: 1. They provide storage and can be grouped together to create a wall “rack” effect. (Several small cans can be used to […]

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