Style: Designer in the House

Mass retailers fluff up the furniture

Thanks to Thom Filicia and the Queer Eye guys, everyone wants a home makeover these days. So much so that K Mart extended Martha Stewart's contract until 2009--assuring that her coveted $12.99 bath towels will be available at the discount retailer for many years to come. Other mass-market retailers are ramping up their home-decor products too. Target just added Rachel Ashwell's Simply Shabby Chic collection of bedding, bath accessories, curtains, table linens and throw pillows to its lineup of designer goods, which include home products by Michael Graves and Isaac Mizrahi. LaZBoy has enlisted the help of fashion designer Todd Oldham...

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