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HVP December 2019

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Page 12 of 43 n Hudson Valley Parent 13 home & hearth Join the discussion! Read Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley then join the conversa- tion on the novel at the Woodbury Public Library's Highland Mills' Book Dis- cussion Club on Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., wood- Get in the holiday spirit with a talk about Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol during the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library's Book Club meeting in Milton on Dec. 4, 6 p.m-8 p.m., Enjoy a discussion on Tigerlily's Orchids by Ruth Rendell at the Book Club Meeting at the Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz on Dec. 23, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Join the Woodstock Public Library District's Woodstock Book Club for Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous on Dec. 13, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Cueing in on color Color trends come and go but unless you love the color- of-the moment, decorator Claudia Jacobs says to skip the cost and commitment of painting the palette on your walls. Instead, stay stylish and on-budget with decor items finished in trending colors. Accent pillows and painted furniture, for instance, are great ways to introduce color into a room. Navy blue could make a welcoming front-door color and florals can add a touch of pink. For a neutral base, grey is great for resale and plays well with other accent dcor colors. Creams, soft whites and taupes are also livable options that can be regu- larly refreshed with accessories. Claudia Jacobs is a professional home stager, decorator and owner of Claudia Jacobs Designs in Newburgh,

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