• Four Designer Finishes for a Luxe Look

    Different surfaces and furnishings will create different moods in spaces. You'll achieve warmth with wood tones and add sophistication with metallic sheens. There are four designer finishes that will guarantee a luxurious feeling in any living or bedroom space, they are crystal, fur, acrylic, and...
  • Ideas for the Perfect Reading Corner

    We all run around from place to place each day, back and forth between work and home. With a busy life, it's healthy to take a few minutes to sit and relax, and it's hard to deny the appeal of a great reading corner. Any size space can benefit from small side table pulled up alongside a stylish...
  • For a Good Night's Sleep - Beautiful Bedroom Design

    Your bedroom is a sanctuary, a respite from the sometimes chaotic outside world. Your bedroom design should focus on creating a space where you can curl up and shut out the cacophony of the world, we do spend 1/3 of our lives there after all. Here is a recipe for a beautiful bedroom design: ...
  • Unique Powder Room Vanities

    Whenever I am working on a powder room remodel I like to incorporate unique and creative touches. The powder room is a place where you can make a statement and have fun with design. A funky wallpaper or an interesting paint application is a good way to bring character in. However, if you're interested...
  • 5 Tips on How to Style Bookshelves

    Bookshelves have universal appeal, necessary for storing books, of course, but also a place to display art and collected things. Bookshelves are more stylish when the arrangement is considered and not just an afterthought. Make the most use of your bookshelves as a practical storage solution, but...
  • 6 Small Living Room Design Tips

    Just because your living room is on the small side doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. Here are some small living room design tips to help your small room be big on style: Color You don't have to stick to a neutral color palette just because your living room is small. Use bright...
  • Adding Vintage Style To Your Home

    What is it about vintage style that tugs at our heartstrings? The familiar? The age-old pieces that tell a story? The unique perspective vintage brings? Exactly. Many times vintage style combines the old with the new and layers in years of texture and patina and weathered wood. You...
  • Designing with Bright, Fun Pops of Color

    Designing with pops of color makes me a happier person. I love mixing color and pattern whenever possible. I also appreciate a lovely minimalist space with monochromatic drama, but at the end of the day, give me some color, add in a splash of pattern and top it off with a touch of texture and you've...
  • Small Space Design - the Home Office

    We live in a world where everyone spends time online on a daily basis, so having a home office space dedicated to computer use is a must for many households. In the absence of space to devote an entire room to a home office, a built in desk with storage is an ideal solution for an office space and...
  • 5 Family-Friendly Sofa Choices

    An example of a family-friendly sofa The family room is the heart of the home. It's the perfect spot for conversation and homework and relaxing and enjoying family time after a busy day at work. And every family room design starts with a really good sofa. The key is selecting one that...
  • Decorating with Weathered Wood

    Looking for an elegant new design trend? I have two words for you, weathered wood, or, as designers sometimes call it, distressed wood. I can’t get enough of this look and just designed an entire kitchen with wood cabinets in this finish. Belgian Pearls and Aesthetically Thinking had fabulous...
  • Outdoor Living - Patio Accent Tables

    Patio accent tables are an integral part of a stylish outdoor entertaining or lounging space. The great thing about accent tables are that they tend to beversatile and easy to move.. Apartment Therapy has pictures that feature a wide range of outdoor patio accent tables , including both contemporary...
  • Laundry Room Storage Ideas

    Let's talk about laundry room storage ideas... Fifty years ago laundry rooms were meant to be kept behind closed doors. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. And never show your dirty laundry to any one. But today? Today, laundry rooms have come a long way. There are beautiful and clever ideas for the...
  • 7 Home Office Design Tips

    More and more people are working from home these days, and home office design is definitely reflecting that trend. Home offices aren't just a place to pay your bills or play never-ending rounds of solitaire anymore. If you work from home, chances are that you will be spending most of your day...
  • Home Decor Color Trend - Cobalt Blue

    A very "on-trend" color right now is cobalt blue, it's been all over the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 fashion runways so you know it's only a matter of time before it starts popping up in interiors everywhere. You can use cobalt to make a big statement, like designer Miles Redd did...
  • Beautiful Floral Living Rooms

    I have always and will always love bright color combinations, layered patterns and bold statements. While it's not everyone's cup of tea, it brings joy to my life and a smile to my face. With spring peeking in, I thought I would embrace my true love and feature some beautiful floral living...
  • Interior Design Ideas - Serene Greens for Spring

    I love the color green, specifically because the applications are endless. Today I am taking you on a journey through a softer palette. Serene greens are perfect for spring as they are soft, comforting and have a bit of naivete and whimsy. With the help of these gorgeous Lonny magazine images,...
  • Modern Home Decor

    Modern Tulip Chair Modern home decor has taken on cult status and is now considered a serious genre for collecting. The great thing about this style is the ability to mix a wide range of decades together, including current, contemporary pieces. It’s amazing to see people embrace what was...
  • Decorating With Purple For Spring

    Hello 2014. Hello purple. Nice to meet you. I've heard that this is your year. You are all anyone is talking about.... decorating with purple ...purple accessories.... purple walls ....purple here and purple there...like this brilliant red and purple combination from Country Living. Sometimes...
  • Design Ideas for a Backyard Oasis

    I think summer is my favorite season of all. Growing up, we summered every year on Cape Cod. We would walk along the coastline.....watching the sailboats drift by in the distance, listening to the squawk of the seagulls and watching the lobster buoys bob up and down with the drifting waves. It...
  • Bob Mackie Online

    I was excited about finding some really fun YouTube clips about Bob Mackie to share in this post from last month . And then... I looked today and there was a whole Bob Mackie YouTube channel ! Yay! Did you know that he is a guest judge on Project Runway this season? Above is a clip where...
  • Designer Ideas for Spring Style

    As much as I love cold, wintery weather, by this time of year I'm always looking ahead to designer ideas for spring style. And while it may be a bit premature to kick off your snowboots and hit the beach, that doesn't mean you can't dream of warmer days or bring a little bit of springtime...
  • Red Furniture - Trend in 2010?

    Huffington Post blogger Cathy Whitlock wrote a post about attending High Point in 2009 and identified red as an upcoming interior design trend. Specifically she mentions red furniture. Caught up in "flush" of Valentines Day glee, I decided to look through our assortment of red furniture...
  • My Favorite New Home Decor Products

    Who would have guessed that a lighting store would carry furniture and home decor products as well? I am always scavenging through the catalog to find just the right table lamp or chandelier, but I have to remind myself that I can also source a bar cart, headboard, or a great rug. Lamps Plus is really...
  • Undecorate: The Latest Buzz Word

    The latest buzz word in designing and decorating has many names including “Décor for a Recessionary Movement,” - The NewYork Times ; “Rise of the Personal” - The Wall Street Journal ; and Christiane Lemieux, the founder of DwellStudio , focused her new book, “Undecorate...
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