What’s Really New and Where Do I Find It?

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Ask a Designer™ What’s Really New and Where Do I Find It? Q. I’ve been shopping for my new condo at national stores for items that I saw in ads I liked. I love designer things and am not worried about things going out of style. I’ll be moving every three years with my job, so I’ll redecorate anyway. A friend of mine told me that the big stores have merchandise that has been around so long it can’t be cutting edge design and that everybody has it. Is this true? What really is new and where would you suggest …

Natural Stone Countertops 2012

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Natural Stone Countertops Today’s homeowners are more inclined to refurbish their homes for their own enjoyment than for resale. And, where once natural stone countertops were quite expensive, today they are priced much more affordably and the demand for natural stone has continued unabated. Competition has driven the price of granite down considerably and its popularity as well as competition has led to the availability of a larger selection of colors, finishes, and edges. Natural stone is the most durable building material ever known, according to Kevin Sanchez, a spokesman for Antolini, “and has been used in décor and construction …