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1. Plop a velvet pillow on every armchair

2. Serve your red wine in cut-crystal decanters

3. Freshen up your powder room with plain crisp linen hand towels

4. Liberate your closet, replace the wire hangers with wood ones

5. Cover your parchment lampshade with a colored silk taffeta

6. Light scented candles in your entry hall

7. Get a pair of large andirons

8. Serve light colored food on dark china and vice versa

9. Place a large silver bowl filled with apples on your cocktail table

10. Back your sofa with a long console table

11. Pair all armchairs with good reading lamps

12. Install dimmers in every light in the house

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Guests for dinner and no centerpiece for the table? Do not worry! Find a pretty pedestal, urn or any other wide mouthed container and fill it with fruits or vegetables, remember the color scheme of the table and the atmosphere.  Recently when I had unexpected guests for dinner I pulled together a very pretty centerpiece by using an antique silver urn and filling it with oranges and lemons, after all, the food had a Mediterranean flavor too.

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Wooden curtain rods add a charming design element to any room and they are also very durable.  One of the things I love most about wooden rods is their versatility.  Wood rods are available in so many different finishes such as historic white, gold leaf, lacquered natural, pewter,cherry,burnished gold, natural white, weathered white, honeymaple, matte black, gold, warm oak, and piano white.  You can choose the finish that best compliments your existing d├ęcor, or plan your design theme to match its finish.

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