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Wendy Silverstein

Wendy Silverstein is a former editor at Architecural Digest, Home, Kitchen & Bath Customer Planner, and Home/Style magazines. A consultant to the design industry, she works closely with interior designers, architects and other professionals in the field.


American Cherry Goes British

London’s Royal Academy of Music, the oldest conservatoire in the U.K., occupies a handsome Edwardian building next to Regent’s Park. Made of red brick and stone, it’s... read more

Knock on Wood

The front door of a house signals what sort of home lies behind it: quiet and traditional; sleek and modern; warm and welcoming; large and imposing—and a wide range of... read more

Hardwood Gifts for the Holidays

From cute playthings for the nursery to elegant furniture for the living room, there’s a universe of attractive hardwood products out there that will check all the... read more

Hackberry Goes to the Fair

Each fall I look forward to attending Field & Supply, a modern interpretation of a traditional arts and crafts fair held annually at the Hutton Brickyards in... read more

Hardwood in the Bathroom

When it comes to choosing surface materials for the bathroom, most people think tile or, budget permitting, marble. But an increasing number of savvy designers and... read more

Tulipwood Down Under

This year, our sister organization, the American Hardwood Export Council, sponsored an intriguing collaboration with eight of Australia’s most highly regarded young... read more

On Show: Hardwood at ICFF

Each May, design aficionados like me look forward to the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York, a four-day extravaganza where more than... read more

Hardwood Screen Gems

A slatted or openwork screen can be a marvelous way to divide a room or create a defined space without making it feel claustrophobic. And if the screen or partition is... read more

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