Topic “style”

By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson (Scripps Howard News Service)

Q: This chair has been in our family for some time now and we know little of its history or value. Local antiques dealers have given it the style name “stick and ball.” Researching that name online, I find numerous pieces of furniture, but none resembling this chair. Any help would be appreciated!


By Madeleine Marr (McClatchy Newspapers)

How aging celebrities look like they’re still in the prime of life is no big secret.

Sometimes they don’t go for the nip and tuck; rather, they visit a dermatologist on a regular basis. Even Jennifer Aniston admitted to Jay Leno recently that she was addicted to “laser porn,” reading about the latest skin-care treatments.


By Sally McGraw (Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT))

Every fashionista’s address book contains the name of a great tailor and a reliable cobbler. After all, some alterations and repairs are best left to the pros. But there are loads of inexpensive, easy-to-use and invaluable tools that can be kept on hand for minor wardrobe emergencies, touch-ups and maintenance.

At-home helpers...

By Mary Beth Breckenridge (Akron Beacon Journal (MCT))

Jacqueline deMontravel believes every woman deserves a space all her own.

Creating that space is the subject of her new book, “Hers: Design With a Feminine Touch.”

DeMontravel, editor of Romantic Homes magazine, offers strategies and ideas for designing places where a woman can relax and recharge. It might be the traditional...

By Mary Carol Garrity (Scripps Howard News Service)

If the only time you see your china plates and platters is when they’re filled with food, you’re missing out on a sensational decorating tool. Wash off those gorgeous works of art, and use them in your everyday decor. Here are three ideas to get you started:

1. Hang plates and platters just like art

Whether you...