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Ask Allie #3 – Mantel Decoration

Q: Dear Allie, What is a simple and inexpensive way to dress up my family room mantel this spring? Maria Lopez Long Beach   A: Dear Maria, A mantel is a focal point in every home, so I like to add seasonal touches to it throughout the year. One idea for spring starts with a …

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Ask Allie #2 – Summer Tabletop

Q: Dear Allie, How can I spruce up my summer tabletop? I want something beautiful, yet casual. Elise Beckman Long Beach   A: Dear Elise, Summer brings so many opportunities for outdoor entertaining! I like to mix natural elements with vintage pieces that have a touch of shine. Find a natural linen table runner and …

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Ask Allie #1 – Metallics

Q: Dear Allie, I’ve noticed that metallics are a big trend right now. How do I use them in my home without looking too flashy? Cynthia Greenway Cerritos   A: Dear Cynthia, I love metallics because they add shine, texture, and personality. Like any decorating task, however, the key is balance. A little glitz goes …

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