Decorating 2006 Stories

Room of the Day: Finding Middle Ground in a Master Bedroom
Saddled with long and stressful commutes, this husband and wife craved a master bedroom that would serve as a true retreat after long workdays. However, they were having trouble agreeing on a bedroom style for their traditional home — she...
Houzz Tour: A Home of a Different Color
Designer Erin Iba and the owners of this Boulder, Colorado, home were put together by Designer Premier, an agency that pairs interior designers and architects with potential clients....
One Table, Two Holiday Settings
Make setting your holiday table fun, simple and inexpensive by transforming one set of basic centerpiece items for both fall and winter feasts. The trick is to keep things natural, using fresh herbs, branches, seasonal fruits and other pretty items you...
Tips for Squeezing in More Guest Beds
Have the whole clan coming to stay during the holidays? If you’re wondering where on earth to put everyone, these ideas can help. From chic sleeper sofas and daybeds to trundles, bunks, hide-a-beds and air mattresses, see which of these solutions can...
7 Things to Know About Foo Dogs
Foo dog statues, with their striking, often colorful appearance, have become a favorite of decorators in the West — but their history spans thousands of years, tracing back to ancient China. If you’ve ever spied these creatures and found yourself...
Houzz Tour: Happy Days Are Here Again in a Miami Apartment
This apartment held many happy memories for Nina Berrocal. When she was a little girl growing up in Puerto Rico, it served as her family’s Miami pied-à-terre. But 40 years later, it was too...
How to Ditch the Drapes and Let Your Windows Shine
Drapes are a beautiful — and functional — home privacy solution, great for covering up an unwanted view inside or out. But when your home has beautiful windows and privacy isn’t an issue, why hide them? Consider some of these classic and creative...
A Contractor's Secrets to Hanging Holiday Decor
Whether you're looking for a spot to put up your Christmas wreath for a week or need something more permanent, hanging decor on the exterior or interior of your home can be tricky sometimes. Where you're hanging it makes all the difference. Here are a...
How to Add Just the Right Amount of Dramatic Black
Black is a somewhat divisive color when it comes to interiors: some adore it; some abhor it. Personally, I love black — it instantly adds atmosphere — but it can be overwhelming if not handled carefully. From mixing in jewel brights to restricting...
Houzz Tour: Traditional Meets Transitional in a Townhouse
These clients inspired interior designer Charmean Neithart to “just say yes” to everything. Whether it was fitting a bathtub into a tight master bathroom, getting a...
My Houzz: A Stylishly Industrial London Flat
Being an interiors stylist and writer can have serious advantages when it comes to renovating your home. With insider knowledge and a great eye for a bargain, Rachel Christie has managed to create a cool and relaxed vibe in the north London home she shares...
Try a Handmade Oushak Rug for Warm Spice Tones and Softness Underfoot
Oushak rugs are elegant and incredibly soft, and work well with a range of styles — is it any wonder they are a favorite of decorators? Here’s how to identify these beautiful carpets and where they come from.
Please Touch: Texture Makes Rooms Spring to Life
The physical feel of a room can be just as important as how it looks. But how many people make conscious decisions about the texture of the materials they use when designing an interior? Texture works on a number of levels, from creating comforting, evocative...
Simple Pleasures: Savoring the Season of Fire and Light
I am the first to admit I’m not a winter person. But where I live, in New England, snowy winters are a fact of life. And if living with winter has taught me anything, it’s to savor the warm and cozy aspects of this season. Candles, fairy lights and...
11 Pretty Sweet Decorating Ideas Using Pastels
Pastels often get a bad rap for being too sugary sweet, frivolous or girly. But don’t be too quick to fall into this mind-set and immediately pass over pastel shades when choosing which hues to incorporate into your home. The secret to making soft,...
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