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Patriotic Panache

Carol Cook, decorating her Ventura, California, home for the Fourth of July is almost as important as decking the halls in December. In fact, her decor celebrates American exuberance all year long. "I love red, white and blue," she enthuses. If you are looking for ways to add broad stripes and bright stars to your home this July, consider these spirited ideas:

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Honeyed Figs

Put something delicious on the table with this farm-to-table recipe from North Carolina restaurateur and owner of Coon Rock Farm.

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Handy Can

Handy Can

Make up for the lack of a towel rack by stationing a new metal trash can or bucket next to the shower as a totable holder for extra towels.


What are your favorite summer motifs?

Geraniums or other flowers
Flags or other patriotic designs
Watermelon or other fruits
Seashells or other shore-themed items