• Eclectic Design Trends of 2012

    While each eye catches different interior design trends, in 2012 I personally have seen a huge boost of the "eclectic" in design. In both furnishings as well as design, mixing patterns, textures and styles has become increasingly popular and has been done incredibly well this past year. This...
  • Luxe Living Trends

    The luxe living trend is all about infusing your home with opulent finishes and elegant lines. It’s a philosophy that is rooted in Hollywood glamour but eliminates the “new money” feel with sumptuous textures and timeless shapes. While much of this design trend, at face value, looks...
  • 2013 Color Trends

    You can all finally relax because the 2013 Color Trends are out! Now, I know these color trends seem to be designed for fashion, but fashion and home design are truly linked and let’s face it, if something is hot on the runway it’s bound to be sexy at home. I have put together ways in...
  • Home Accessories for a Scandinavian Style Christmas

    Last year I visited Copenhagen during the holiday season. Already smitten with Danish furniture and lighting design, the trip cemented my obsession with Scandinavian style, especially in wintertime. Early sunsets make for long dark days, hence the practice of washing everything in white and light. Unlike...
  • Oscar Fashion Inspiring Interiors

    Since the first Academy Award Show in 1929, Oscar fashion has been documented, dissected and desired. Gorgeous ladies in unattainably beautiful couture gowns will forever have us "normal folk" swooning. With award season kicking off this weekend with the Golden Globes and triumphantly ending...
  • 4 Pink and Navy Rooms Done Right

    Sometimes you see a room, or an outfit, and think, "I never would have put those colors together." I admit to not having been a huge fan of pink and navy rooms, but it's definitely grown on me. When done right of course. The secret, judging from these spaces, is to maintain relatively straight...
  • Favorite Home Decor Trends for Fall

    It's always exciting to see what home decor trends become popular each season. (Maybe it's just me? I am kind of a design dork. No matter what your taste, there's sure to be a style you can embrace to update your home while also keeping true to your own tastes. The Modern Industrial style...
  • Ceiling Decorating Ideas

    Did you know that ceilings are the new walls? It's almost 2013..... the year of the ceiling. So when you think about decorating a room in the new year.....just look up! I have decorated ceilings before. I've added decorative ceiling medallions and painted ceilings and added moldings...
  • Modern Farmhouse Decorating Inspired by the Hudson River Style

    I'm a big fan of modern farmhouse decorating. One of the best ways to incorporate aspects of a particular decor look into your home (in this case, the Hudson River Style) is to break the style down at its point of origin. That way you understand it more fully, and can pick and choose the elements...
  • Mirrored Accent Table Round-Up

    Could a classic mirrored accent table be any more glamorous? Unless you painted over it, probably not. Lamps Plus has some great examples of mirrored furniture and are all either total classics or on-point with current trends. The Formal Mirrored Table is great in French-inspired rooms, bedrooms and...
  • Romantic French Decor Inspiration

    Last year I had the privilege of traveling to Paris and Provence, France , and while I had been to France before, this most recent trip was one of the most romantic adventures I have ever been on. There is something in the air in France that just oozes love. Romantic French decor has a beautiful balance...
  • Fashion Week Design Inspiration

    New York has just bid adieu to Fashion Week. Design inspiration seen on the runway can now be adapted to the home. There has always been somewhat of a correlation between fashion and home as both are a visual way to express ourselves. Fashion week is a time for designers to pull out all the stops...
  • Which Modern Home Decor Style Are You?

    The word "modern" often acts as a catch-all phrase in the design world, but there's not just one type of modern design out there. Which modern home decor style are you - funky modern, or industrial modern? Funky Modern : I think we can all learn from (or at the least be inspired by...
  • My Top 3 New Year’s Design Resolutions

    Don’t ask a designer what their New Year’s design resolutions are, because you will probably not hear, “Go to the gym more often” or “give up sweets.” We are an insane bunch who can’t stop obsessing over interiors and how we can constantly update them without...
  • Mid Century Decorating Inspired by Palm Springs Style

    Welcome to another installment of Style School , in which we explore the origins and defining elements of different regional aesthetics. Our topic today is the fun and frivolous mid century decorating, for which Palm Springs style is known. It's an decor approach that has gained steam in recent years...
  • Get The Look: Palm Springs Modern

    I was just in Palm Springs and fell in love with the Palm Springs Modern aesthetic. There is something about the rough and tumble desert environment coupled with sleek modern design and pops of hot colors that echo the bright sunshine and crisp blue sky. I found there are two distinct looks to...
  • Get The Look: Chalet Style

    Chalet Style reflects an ease and comfort unique to alpine living. Not that you need to live near the slopes to achieve the look, rather, a few key design elements are all you need to create this warm and cozy look. Chalet inspired interiors all share similar design motifs whether they are aesthetically...
  • Industrial Chic Decor and Lighting

    Industrial Chic decor refers to a new style of decoration that borrows heavily on old classics and non-residential elements. Similar to what we have been seeing in the Steam Punk movement, industrial chic design incorporates rough-hewn metals, cage lighting, and Edison-style filament bulbs that look...
  • The Modern Mix Design Trend

    The modern mix design trend reflects the way we live today. No longer are we saddled with having to create one “look,” rather it’s all about creating an eclectic mix of design elements to reflect our varied interests and taste. The notion of mixing many elements is a modern idea and...
  • Beach Home Decor in 4 Ways

    Late spring into early summer is when everyone starts thinking — BEACH! So whether it's an actual beach house, lake house, or just a fresh update to your own house let this beach home decor in 4 ways inspire you! With just a few easy pieces you can get your style of the "beachy look"...
  • Table Lamp Trends

    Table lamp trends can be as wide-ranging as fashion. What makes following this trend is that table lamps are much more practical than clothes and can be moved around the house and used in many applications. One day an on-trend lamp can act as a chic bedside table lamp and the next it is modern desk...
  • Leather Home Decor Accents

    Last fall, fashion saw a move towards mixed materials of all kinds, with a special emphasis on leather. I for one bought into it big time: a cotton trench with leather sleeves, hammered jewelry that incorporated leather ties, a silk dress with leather trim. Now I'm excited to see leather home decor...
  • Blush Colored Accents

    Are you feeling romantic? Perhaps flirty? Blush colored accents in your home and in your wardrobe will do the trick. Not everybody goes for bold and colorful when it comes to spring and summer decorating and fashion, so blush could be your new “go to color.” Because blush is so delicate...
  • The Chevron Pattern in Home Decor

    The chevron pattern is a classic home decor style that has been around for ages, especially in the design of elegant hardwood floors. The more bold version has really come into its own in the past decade and can add some zip to any room. It’s easy to control how strong the pattern will appear...
  • Using Modern Pastel Colors in Home Decor

    I've always had a soft spot for pastel colors in home decor, especially at this time of year. There's something uniquely invigorating about a subtle yet refreshing wash of sky, a brush of peach, or a hint of mint. This years batch of pastels is particularly appealing. They're clean and modern...
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