• A Brief History of the Sofa

    Interesting article in the New York Times suggests the French have given us more than just delicious fries and steak au poivre . The book “The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casual — And the Modern Home Began”, by Joan DeJean, reveals how a gradual shift in living arrangements...
  • One Slipcover Sofa: Two Holiday Looks

    Sometimes it’s not about adding an inflatable Santa but creating a holiday look that compliments an existing interior design scheme. I love taking a basic, like a classic off white slipcover sofa, and making it look custom as well as designer done. Timeless home decorating is about using things...
  • Interior Design Inspiration From Winter Fashion

    As a designer, I'm always keeping my eyes open for interior design inspiration. Sometimes I find it in obvious places - blogs and magazines, for example. Other times it's more subtle - a metallic rainbow-hued oil spot on the sidewalk, or the intricate pattern on a city map. And sometimes - someone's...
  • Top Five Sofas from Lamps Plus!

    Sofas always have a say in the tone and style of a room. Is it overstuffed and casual, or lean and formal? Is it a confident color, or a calm neutral? No matter what your taste may be, sofas are an essential part of every home. They are the stars of living rooms, family rooms, dens and lounges. Here...
  • Inspiring Yacht Interiors

    It has been so hot recently that all I can do is dream of lazy days on the water. As long as I am dreaming, let’s go big with inspiring yacht interiors to tempt even the very rich. Boats are great fun, but give me the big guns. Coolers filled with beer and windless afternoons on the Mississippi...
  • E Interior Design with Coddington Design

    Named one of House Beautiful’s Top 20 young interior designers, Melanie Coddington is the founder of Coddington Design , a boutique firm with studios in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Taylor Tanimoto is the senior designer in the Los Angeles studio. Known for their feminine-but-streamlined “...
  • 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...
  • Get the Look of Designer David Jimenez - Part 2

    After falling in love with a two-bedroom apartment in the Sophian on Warwick Boulevard in Kansas City, designer David Jimenez underwent a seven-month renovation of his new digs. Recently featured in Architectural Digest, Jimenez's living space feels grand and expensive, yet he also manages to...
  • Pillows and Throws: Transform Your Sofa

    How would you like to transform your sofa? Pillows and throws are an easy and inexpensive was to achieve a new look in your living room or den. As most designers will tell you, it's wise to choose a neutral-colored sofa so that you can update your rooms at a moment's notice and as trends change...
  • Get the Look: A Traditional Living Room with Pops of Color

    Fellow DC blogger Lindsay Souza of The Pursuit of Style recently had her Capitol Hill home featured on Glitter Guide. Her cheery space could not be ignored — her traditional living room in classic creams and navys features pops of color in bright pinks and reds. Her bright space is perfectly decorated...
  • Interior Design Inspiration from Fall Fashion

    It's fun to pull Fall fashion style from interior design inspirations. Fall is my favorite season for many reasons, including Pumpkin Spice Lattes (naturally), cool weather, and layered fall fashions. Give me a scarf and jacket and I'm a happy girl! I love fall interior design for the same...
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