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Can green updates increase the value of my home?
New York Times Home & Garden
“If you do just one thing, it’s probably not going to add value,” said Jeffrey Schleider, managing director of Miron Properties, a real estate company specializing in green properties, in New York. But when a number of environmentally friendly updates are implemented all together, they can help your home stand out from the crowd. “If you do five or six things as a package,” he said, “it really makes your property more appealing.”

Choose Art With a Third Dimension
“If you are looking for a fresh way to add art and interest to a big blank wall, think beyond the typical framed art and picture rails (not that there’s anything wrong with those!) and add some dimension, texture, and interest with a sculptural composition. Here’s a look at how savvy designers have done this.”

Design Blogger Wish List: Cambria Bold, Managing Editor of Apartment Therapy’s Re-Nest
“This holiday season, Curbly asked our friends, peers, and favorite design bloggers to stop by, have some hot cocoa, and tell us what gifts they’d like to receive this year. Today, we’re excited to welcome Cambria Bold, the managing editor of our favorite green and sustainable design blog, Apartment Therapy’s Re-Nest.”

Decorating For Christmas In The Kitchen!
The Kitchen Designer
“I’ve been thinking quite a bit about decorating the kitchen for Christmas, and that does not mean that it has to be this big, ambitious, undertaking. Chances are you already have nearly all the “ornaments” that you need on hand to do the job.”

Decorative ceiling tiles — How can I do that?
Kathy’s Remodeling Blog
“When I walk into a house with decorative ceiling tiles — the kind that look like tin or leather or some painted effect — my first is response is: Wow! And I’m not sure why. There’s just something about that look that I resonate with. But here’s the issue: Whenever I resonate with something so strongly, I tend to put that thing on a pedestal, as if it’s out of reach for the average person, like me.”