Fall Home Design: 20 memorable NW Living moments (plus 5 bonus bathtubs!)

THEY FLASH LIKE FIREFLIES: vivid, unbidden, briefly flitting mini-memories — sometimes individually, sometimes in a swarm, always somewhat magically.

Out of the dim twilight of that nowhere bridging Right This Second and Some Other Time, they materialize: a home. A room. A setting. A conversation.

All originate from one dusty-but-apparently-not-totally-rusty attic of the past: NW Living, the architecture and design feature that was a weekly staple in these pages for decades.

It makes sense, I guess, that those stories, and places, and memories, would linger. When people invite you into their homes — whether it’s through a tattered screen door at Grampa’s lopsided fishing cabin or a mahogany masterpiece framed in stately brick — it’s a big deal. Our homes are our personal sanctuaries, our family hubs, our communal holders of our accumulated stuff, our (“Oof!” and “Yay!” combined) modern-day workspaces.

Over the decades, NW Living writers and photographers

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10 easy ways to refresh your home for fall, according to experts

It’s that time of year again: when temperatures begin to drop and homebodies everywhere rejoice at the prospect of cozy nights spent indoors with a good TV series and a cup of something hot.

Whether you’ve already begun ordering pumpkin spice everything, or could just use a change of scenery, we’re here to help you embrace the new season with as little effort and as much impact as possible.

From adding depth to your decor (all you need is a little shape and texture) to reimagining your backdrop (peel and stick your way to paradise!) — read on as home and design experts share some of their favorite ideas for freshening up your living space this fall.

1. Upgrade your bedding

Experts calculate that you spend about a third of your life in your bedroom, so why not make it count? “With beds serving as the anchor to most

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Home Depot, Walmart and Loews Fall Premarket By Investing.com

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By Peter Nurse 

Investing.com — Stocks in focus in premarket trade on Tuesday, August 17th. Please refresh for updates.

  • Home Depot (NYSE:) stock fell 3.4% after the retail giant missed estimates for U.S. same-store sales for the first time in seven quarters, as the surge in demand for home-improvement products during the pandemic waned. Rival Loews (NYSE:) stock fell 4.6% as a consequence.

  • Walmart (NYSE:) stock fell 0.8% despite the world’s no. 1 retailer raising its annual U.S. same-store sales forecast after beating estimates, buoyed by customers buying additional back-to-school products after a prolonged period of online learning. The company reported a sharp slowdown in online sales growth, a key indicator of its ability to compete with Amazon (NASDAQ:).

  • Alibaba (NYSE:) ADRs fell 3.5%, Tencent Music (NYSE:) stock fell 5.2% and JD.com (NASDAQ:).ADRs fell 3.7% after Chinese regulators issued a new draft of rules designed to stop unfair

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Fall home decor trends: Comforting hues, flexible design

In recent years, brown anything in a living space was considered by some arbiters of decor as drab and outdated. But this fall the hue is back in favor, in part because of the unsettled, anxious state of the world.

“Brown traditionally makes people feel comfortable and safe, and those are feelings that many of us are looking to our homes to provide,” says interior designer Dawn Hamilton of Oakland Park, Florida.

It’s just one of the trends in decor this season, when the pandemic has made home an even more essential space for living, working, studying and more. Also on the watch list: flexible rooms, indoor and out.


Hamilton says today’s brown palette is being used in new ways, as a neutral in all kinds of materials, and as an accent color.

“Brown feels very earthy and rich. It’s warm and inviting, and has the same grounding

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