Seven Deadly Sins of Design
You can improve any room by avoiding these common decorating mistakes.
Armchair covers are dinosaurs. They're akin to leaving cellophane on lampshades. Today, fabrics can be treated for durability and stain resistance. Whip the covers off and take them along to remind you of the color and pattern when shopping for other fabrics and accessories for the room. And don't dare put them back when you're done. Note the brightly upholstered and cover-free seating that designer James Beebe Hawes used in this living room.