• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Traditional Furnishings in a Downtown Loft: Brooke & Sam's Urban Home

    Brooke and Sam moved from a larger, more traditional home into a loft in downtown Los Angeles. When they moved into the loft, they didn't have a budget to purchase new furnishings. Therefore, they were forced to make the traditional decor work within the industrial and modern architecture of their...
  • Instagram Inspiration from Design Experts

    Instagram pictures, taken with an iPhone and then posted online though a series of photo filters, have become the modern-day version of the Polaroid. Artists and designers have embraced the application as a way to uniquely record the things that inspire them. Here are some of the Instagram photos of...
  • Keri Russell Loves Understated Neutrals

    Keri Russell's home is relaxed and elegantly understated. She told Elle Decor , “With so much wood in the equation, it could have turned into a cliché of farmhouse chic,” she says, “so I stuck with a neutral palette, kept it spare, and worked in as many textures as I could...
  • Shop by Room for Inspiring Home Decorating Ideas

    Looking for home decorating ideas? Check out our very own Shop by Room gallery of interior decorating pictures ! If it's been a while since you visited the Shop by Room section of our website, we invite you to take another look. We've re-vamped our inspiration gallery and you'll find new...
  • Decorating for the Dog Days

    While “Dog Days” usually refer to the most sultry time of the summer, I like to think of decorating for the dog days as meaning what’s hot for fido. Let’s face it, your poor pet is walking around with a fur coat while you don shorts and a tee. Perhaps it’s time to treat...
  • Designer Wish List: Most Wanted Furniture and Home Decor

    Do you keep a list of your most wanted furniture and home decor pieces? You know what I mean - those items that you're secretly wishing for? Or maybe not-so-secretly dropping hints about wanting? Whether it's a folder filled with magazine tear sheets, an inspiration board on Pinterest, or a mental...
  • Casual Dining: Breakfast Nook Inspiration

    Dining rooms are getting used less frequently and a lot of the meals are now being eaten in the kitchen either at the island, breakfast nook, or a casual dining table in the kitchen. I have always liked the look of a built-in nook with bench seating. It becomes a more permanent fixture and part of the...
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