Free Home Decor Advice for the Westchester Homeowner

Lighting Solutions from Lighting Consultant Chris Nichols of Bedford Lighting and Home

The chandelier over our dining-room table cast harsh shadows, even though it was on a dimmer, so I recently had it removed and installed wall sconces. They’re an improvement, but I’m still not getting the warm, flattering light I’m after. Is there a way to tell — before spending a bundle on fixtures and electricians — if the end result is going to be what you want? Any suggestions about how I can fix my sconces? — Tessa W., Harrison

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Musty Cellar Problem

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Eliminating Problem Bugs

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Sofa Buying Guide: Kim Lewis, Interior Designer at Country Willow in Bedford Hills, NY, Explains How to Choose a Sofa

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Advice on Repainting Water-Damaged Wood, from Jim Avery at Precision Painting of Westchester in White Plains, NY

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Refinishing Concrete Floors

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Ant Invasion

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Cool Pool Decking

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Kitchen Floor Choices

As is so often the case, it depends whom you ask. All agree that slate is a timeless, durable material that comes in a wide range of subtle, earthy colors. It’s usually less expensive than most other natural stone. It’s hypoallergenic and bacteria- and water-resistant. After that, opinions differ.

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Organizing Paper Clutter

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Mixing Decor Styles

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Deer Fencing

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Sun Room-cum-Family Room Flooring

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Appliances: Stainless vs. White

I'm hoping to replace everything in my kitchen soon and expect to purchase white kitchen cabinets.

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Pillow Talk

My sofa is a pale grayish-green, a shade sometimes called ‘sea foam’ or ‘sage.’

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