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Creating successful interiors is all about paying attention to the details. Whether you are going for a classic look or something totally unexpected, time spent focusing on how to elevate the little things to a new level always pays off.  Real Simple shares four not-too-difficult ways to make the most of an oft-overlooked spot in any home - the lowly stair riser. 

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