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Kim Myles: Life, Style and Design

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Interior design maven and host of HGTV's "Myles of Style," Kim Myles, will answer a question submitted from an ESSENCE.com reader every day. Kim believes that interior design should offer a lifestyle that's chic, vibrant and attainable for every homeowner or renter. "My goal is to offer simple solutions that help the average person achieve the look that they want without going into debt. There is absolutely no reason for great design to be overly expensive or exclusive," she declares. Today's topic: Housewarming Gifts Dear Kim, What is a good housewarming gift? I am going to a housewarming party for my brother soon but do not know what the style of his home is. My price range $50. Thank you... KIM MYLES:  It's best to target something specific with a housewarming gift. If your brother has a yard, consider a basket of gardening tools and gloves. A basic tool kit would absolutely come in handy for any new homeowner. And never underestimate the power of the gift card. Though it may feel impersonal, as a new homeowner myself I can attest to the relief I felt when I was given the cash I needed to get things done! Read more: Need help selecting furniture for your space? Have a disagreement with your spouse on a color to paint your walls? Toddlers making your home look like a storm rolled through it and need help adjusting for their mess? Send your design question to webmaster@essence-online.com. Please keep the questions brief and as detailed as possible. Remember, the more information you offer, the more Kim will be able to help!
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