Topic “Style”

By Lori Johnston (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

ATLANTA — Several years ago, Michael and Lillie Axelrod decided they wanted to redo the outdoor space of their Sandy Springs, Ga., home. They had the deck removed and added a screened-in porch. The next step was to call their go-to interior designer for help.

Susan E. Miles of Allegro Interiors came up with a plan to create a functional...

By Janet Bennett Kelly (The Washington Post)

Ever since Coco Chanel stepped off a yacht in the Mediterranean sporting a tan, the look of golden skin has driven us to bask and bake at the pool, at the beach and on the roof. But dire warnings from dermatologists about the dangers of ultraviolet rays have persuaded many stalwart sun seekers to go for a faux glow instead.

Here, our...

By Becky Wright (Standard-Examiner staff)

Carrie Vondrus was born in the 1960s, but she always preferred the style of the 1940s and 1950s.

“Whenever I was out in the workforce, you would always see me in silk blouses and wool pencil skirts — just very classic pieces,” she said.

Vondrus is a big fan of Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe, and dressing in...

By Valerie Parsons (Standard-Examiner correspondent)

First rule: When tie-dyeing with kids, cover EVERYTHING you don’t want dyed.

Second rule: Work outside and be prepared to explain the blue forearms and colorful fingers you’ll all be sporting following this craft.

Third rule: if you don’t like messy, this craft is NOT for you.

That said, it’s a heck of a lot of fun for...

By Jura Koncius (The Washington Post)

Style is not eternal. It’s hard to believe that my own beautiful, pricey granite kitchen counters installed in 1999 are now considered passe. This does not mean that I am tacky. It means that this part of my house looks dated.

I’m not the only one. With the lingering recession, many remodeling and redecorating projects are on hold and we...