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Must-Have Designer Kitchen Looks

Create a space any cook would love with Distinctive Kitchens designer Allison Scheff’s must-haves

A textured or antique rug is a great way to cover dated linoleum.

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Seven Lamps We Love Right Now

These stylish lamps and pendants add just the right amount of shimmer

Jonathan Adler Globo table lamp with multicolored Lucite spheres

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Cheat Codes: 9 Designer Shortcuts that Work

Embrace these favorite pro tricks for quick style

This article originally appeared on Houzz.com. Every interior designer has go-to tricks. Today I’d like to share my top cheats that I use time and again for quick results. These foolproof ideas can solve many of your design dilemmas in an afternoon. 1. The corner plant. Some design teachers will tell you putting a plant…

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

Photography by Grant Hindsley

Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…