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The kitchen in the home was modeled on Julia Child’s Cambridge home.

Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

The kitchen in the home was modeled on Julia Child’s Cambridge home.

Julia Child’s former getaway in France up for sale

The stucco cottage in Provence, France, still sports the kitchen that the culinary legend’s husband modeled after the one in their Cambridge house. By Eileen McEleney Woods

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home of the week

Mandarin Oriental condo takes in city from roof-deck perch

The two-bedroom condo at the Mandarin Oriental Boston hotel features a private elevator to the roof.

my first home

// Anita Diamant’s last days of renting

“Essentially, we became homeowners on a handshake.”

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// Draft day: Cold seeps in, and the toilet is leaking

Contractor Rob Robillard tackles a leaking toilet and a drafty house.

// Your winter home checklist

A to-do list to get your home in order before the impending cold and snow.


Submit your project for Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Let Globe readers help you transform your space with their picks on everything from countertops to paint to window treatments.

Next door: Town comparison tool

Choose two Greater Boston communities and see how they stack up against each other.


Editor's note

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Need advice? Ask

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Your home


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“From Moroccan rugs and kantha quilts to our colorful curtains ... this is our personal expression of modern, soulful, style,” Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason say of their Brooklyn, N.Y. apartment.

write at home

Decor with a ‘modern, soulful style’ is all about incorporating your heritage — or a heritage you’re particularly fond of — into the home that surrounds you.

House and home

Small changes make big difference

These days, with the trove of HGTV shows, magazines, and home décor bloggers out there, it’s easy to find yourself dreaming of a home makeover.

Design New England

Design New England

Conquering reality

A family learns that dream renovations take planning and time — and are totally worth the effort.