House & Home

Fall home tours: Learn about preservation in Liberty, Lexington and lake living at Lotawana

Never pass up a great chance to snoop — with permission. This is the best perk of going on a homes tour. While holiday tours get a lot of buzz, some organizations have chosen autumn as their perfect season. An interesting twist on this tour: You can actually float by boat to the homes, most of them contemporary. For many of the other homes tours, the slant is toward preservation.

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Old World painting techniques add air of sophistication

Jennifer Bertrand, artist and HGTV “Design Star” Season 3 winner, is spreading the ancient ways of plastering and painting walls into 21st-century homes. Many think of the 1990s, when people were applying paints and glazes using sponges, rags and plastic bags, but that’s no longer true, she says.

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Tween bedrooms are a balancing act

Decorating for a “tween-age” child can be complicated. It’s a great place to give growing adolescents some creative freedom. But will they reject at age 12 the color palette and furniture they begged for when they were 10?

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