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Cover Story

Like paint colors, wallpaper patterns slip in and out of style.

In Residence: Leonard Slatkin and Cindy McTee Slatkin

As the Let’s Make a Deal game show proved, what’s behind a door isn’t always a prize.

Residential Tuneup

  Solidly built old homes are often said to have “good bones.” David Montgomery’s Albert Kahn-built Tudor in Grosse Pointe Farms goes one better: Its good bones are reinforced by muscles and sinew. “This house is built...

Mirror Image

Mirrors may give us an honest, unadorned look at ourselves, but in décor, they can sometimes be used to deceive. They make a small room look larger, a narrow one deeper, or a dark one brighter.

Stitches in Time

In addition to their actual fabric, quilts are often woven with metaphorical material that defines an era. This vivid quilt top (it lacks batting) does just that, says Tim Hill, who with his wife, Pam,...

High Polish

Junior-high crushes are usually fleeting and shallow. However, in Greg Bartelt’s case, his early love has endured and deepened.

Playlist: All Fired Up

Songs to warm your heart beside the hearth.

In Residence: Winston Churchill Memorabilia

In assembling his Winston Churchill collection, Dr. Milton Mutchnick has, in the words of his idol, expended plenty of “blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” However, it’s all been worth the effort to Mutchnick, chief of...

Playlist: Sunday Best

Saturday is reserved for chores and everything else we didn’t get done during the week, but Sunday is a time to unwind. During these short autumn days, Sundays seem even more precious. Here’s a...

Artistic Enclave

The fact that NoRo (shorthand for North Royal Oak) rhymes with SoHo may not be entirely coincidental. Like the New York arts enclave, the area off 14 Mile Road between Crooks and Coolidge is...