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Barbara D'Ercole
Owner
Barbara D'Ercole Design
20465 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd
Saratoga, California 95070
Jul 8, 2020
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Why Interior Designers Are Essential to Society
By definition, the role of an interior designer is to create beauty, comfort and functionality by playing with space, light, color, materials and furniture — all while keeping clients’ wishes and constraints top of mind. But are interior designers essential? As pandemic containment …
Houzz
8 Open-Plan Mistakes — and How to Avoid Them
Whether you’re building, remodeling, downsizing or daydreaming, chances are an open-plan layout is high on your wish list. And …
Houzz
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Mold Inspection: 6 Places Where Mold Can Grow
Even a small roof leak can lead to water damage and rapid mold growth in your attic — both of which are costly issues. Maintaining your …
Today's Homeowner
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The Return of Home Renovations
Contractors have been allowed to go back to work since early June, but coronavirus protocols will probably make any apartment renovation …
The New York Times
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8 Mosquito Repellent Plants to Keep Pests Away From Your Garden
Look, mosquitos are awful. They buzz in your ear, leave itchy red bites, and can even spread disease. No, thank you. The insects may …
Good Housekeeping
How to Replace a Light Fixture
Whether you're hoping to brighten a small bedroom or create a more dramatic living room, new lighting is a crucial part of a home upgrade …
Apartment Therapy
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Details That Can Turn Your Patio Into a Great Place for Entertaining
With summer officially underway, it's an ideal time to give outdoor entertainment spaces a facelift. Whether the goal is to spend …
RIS Media
Repairing Holes in Drywall
Holes in the drywall surface that result from long-term wear and tear can range from small nail punctures to large gouges. The extent …
Fine Homebuilding
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10 Quick Decluttering Tasks to Support a Restful Summer
Summer is in full swing and it's time to enjoy it. As a professional organizer, I've found that for my clients (as well as for myself …
Houzz
Everything You Need to Make Your Furniture Last Forever, According to the Pros
When you finally find that perfect piece of furniture that you've been hunting down for years, you might find yourself facing a …
Apartment Therapy
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12 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior
If you've got a free weekend, you can start and finish a small home exterior project—and you'll be surprised at how impactful a …
Bob Vila
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Trivia
What is the legal term that is used to describe the right of the U.S. government to condemn private land for public use?
See the answer below.
3 Things You Don’t Need on Your Bathroom Counter, According to Home Stagers
The bathroom counter is among the places in the home that gets the most use. It's where people often perform their …
Apartment Therapy
What Year Was It?
Monkey Trial Begins
What Year
In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.
The day was Jul 10. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home."
Mother Teresa
Trivia Answer
What is the legal term that is used to describe the right of the U.S. government to condemn private land for public use?
Answer: Eminent Domain
 
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