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Barbara L. Dixon

Blog Entries by Barbara L. Dixon

Newly Appointed Editor in Chief Margaret Russell Gives New Life to Architectural Digest

Posted March 10, 2011 | 12:54:28 (EST)

I first met Margaret Russell a little over 20 years ago when I was hired by Hachette to launch Elle Décor into the North American market. I invited her to tea at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan and remember well her vitality. I described our task at hand as running...

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Faces of ELLE DECOR: Founding Editor Barbara Dixon Interviews New Editor Michael Boodro

Posted February 23, 2011 | 10:10:29 (EST)

"Dazzle me," are the words out of ELLE DECOR's Editor-in-Chief Michael Boodro. He was referring to what he looks for when planning his magazine issues, the website,, its 'LookBook' and its 'Designer Registry.' Elle Decor now encompasses Showhouses as well. Once a magazine I launched for Hachette in the...

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Designers' Own Homes - Home for the Holidays (PHOTOS)

Posted December 23, 2010 | 14:48:14 (EST)

The Holidays are a time for being with loved ones, cherishing memories and making new ones. They are also a time for nesting, whether you are going back to a family home you were raised in, being in your own home, going to a relative's home, or visiting with friends....

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10 Kitchens That Are The Hearth of the Home

Posted December 8, 2010 | 16:56:32 (EST)

Kitchens are truly the hub of a home. They are the focal point. Whether you are an amazing cook or are only great at just warming up take out, it is the room where everyone congregates. No matter the size of your kitchen, there are design elements to keep in...

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Top 10 Designers Who Aren't Afraid Of Color (PHOTOS)

Posted November 23, 2010 | 22:15:47 (EST)

I have always loved color. But this is not to say that neutrals don't have their place. When I was first at Architectural Digest so many years ago, I realized that I had an emotional reaction to many of the interiors I was seeing and often it was because of...

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