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WV Design Team: Falling in Love with the Inspirations of Fall Design
WV Design Team: Falling in Love with the Inspirations of Fall Design

Transition of color, texture, and style is essential to create balance as we move from room to room in our homes. The impact of rich and wonderful colors at summers’ end can transition into an amazing Fall palette as well! Looking outside now...

WV Design Team: Make your surroundings fit your lifestyle
WV Design Team: Make your surroundings fit your lifestyle

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Lifestyle,” the word itself, is not even 100 years old. It was coined by psychologist Alfred Adler in 1929 to describe the attitudes and values of a person or group.

The word “lifestyle” is ...

WV DIY Team: Board game — make jumbo Jenga out of 2-by-4s
WV DIY Team: Board game — make jumbo Jenga out of 2-by-4s

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jenga is a Swahili word meaning “to build.” It’s also the name of my favorite game.

It’s a game that requires thoughtful decision-making and dexterity. Do you remember how to play? Once the...

WV Design Team: Regain command over your master bath
WV Design Team: Regain command over your master bath

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Do you love your master bathroom? No? Why not? Could it have anything to do with the humongous bathtub you never use but just don’t know what to do with?

Recently at Yeager Design & Interiors I’ve seen a...

WV Design Team: Choose vintage furnishings that make you smile
WV Design Team: Choose vintage furnishings that make you smile

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For years now we have been in nearly constant pursuit of great examples of excellent 20th-century design and home furnishings.

In the beginning, we spent years waking at the crack of dawn to go to estate sales,...

Former Shelton College has many stories
Former Shelton College has many stories

Up on College Hill in St. Albans sits a 5,200-square-foot home with 15-foot ceilings that holds a complicated past in its brick-overlaid bones.

Students once walked its halls and notes from a music conservatory once filled the air. Now it hosts ...

WV Design Team: The Dog Days of Summer
WV Design Team: The Dog Days of Summer

Steamy, hot summer days are often referred to as the Dogs Days of Summer.

It’s too hot and sticky to be very productive. The best advice is to follow your dog’s lead and “take it easy.” In the design world, pets are...

WV DIY Team: Shipping pallets carry project potential
WV DIY Team: Shipping pallets carry project potential

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Many stores and businesses get their heavy shipments on them and often have stacks of them lying around, discarded for trash. All you have to do is ask and a business may sell you one for next to nothing, or happily give one ...

WV Design Team: Add square footage in your outdoor space
WV Design Team: Add square footage in your outdoor space

This week we turn to Dave Cooper, of Charleston, who, after years of work in the interiors and design field, recently launched his own business, COOPORRIS18: Dave Cooper — Space Planning & Interior Design.

By Dave Cooper

WV Design...

WV Design Team: How to Manage Picture-hanging with Ease!
WV Design Team: How to Manage Picture-hanging with Ease!

As a designer, I have found that once clients have made their major purchases of furnishings, and began to accessorize their rooms, they often have the most trouble determining how and where to hang their paintings, pictures and other wall décor....

WV DIY Team: ReStore intern to lead mosaics workshop
WV DIY Team: ReStore intern to lead mosaics workshop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Everything looks better covered in mosaics! So says 2015 Habitat for Humanity ReStore ReDesign Intern Elexus Dennis.

During Dennis’ sophomore year at West Virginia State University, she discovered her love of...

WV Design Team: Mix classic and new to keep home updated
WV Design Team: Mix classic and new to keep home updated

ince I’ve started writing for the WV Design Team, I have gotten requests for certain topics to be covered. With pleasure, my fellow readers!

Most frequently, I am asked how to incorporate the old with some new in order to keep your home...

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