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Best Ways to Use the Soft Yellow Color of 2014
Does Benjamin Moore’s color of 2014, Breath of Fresh Air, leave you cold? Do you wilt at the sight of Radiant...
See an Arizona Nursery That’ll Never Get Old
The design of this boy’s nursery began with a Labradoodle. “My clients, who were expecting their first child, are crazy about their dog. She’s really their first baby,” says Joanna Gick of J...
Considering Wallpaper? Here's How to Get Started
Just a few years ago, wallpaper was considered a fusty relic of another era. But in recent years, it’s come roaring back, riding a wave of popularity fueled by improved selection, an interest in textured...
The Best Ways to Care for, Clean and Store Art
When you’ve made an investment in artwork you love, it’s worth a little extra effort to keep your pieces in the best possible condition. But how exactly are you supposed to do that? What if you need to move or put your art in storage? And what about...
9 Planning Musts Before You Start a Makeover
I hate seeing costly mistakes in design. But what frustrates me the most is when the homeowner could have planned accordingly to easily prevent the mistake. Sure, mishaps are going to happen. But with proper planning, you’ll likely find that your mistakes...
Upgrade Your House With New Interior Doors
Interior doors play a more important role than you might realize. While they are minor elements in the grand scheme, they add architectural detail and style to a house. As something we use every day, doors create a tactile experience that leaves a significant...
Out-of-This-World Decorating: Space Age Style for Today
There was a time, not so long ago, when the sky wasn’t the limit. Inspired by the mid-20th-century space age, designers incorporated whirling starbursts into everything from wall clocks to teacups, while luminous flying saucers and floating...
Rubber Duckie Day Fun to Float Your Boat
Yup! It’s January 13 and time again to celebrate Rubber Duckie Day in the U.S. Many of you responded to last year’s article and shared photos and...
Everyday Shrines for a Happier Home
While a new year often inspires us to purge as much as we can from our homes, you don’t have to get rid of everything you don’t use regularly. Once you’ve decided what’s important enough to keep, though, consider honoring it. This is where author...
Design Mystery: Why Do Pineapples Sprout Up in Home Design?
History says Christopher Columbus launched the pineapple into widespread popularity when he “discovered” it on his second trip to the New World. He and his crew allegedly found the prickly fruit placed beside tribal cooking pots in Guadeloupe. The...
12 Hot Ideas for Fireplace Facing
I love a good fireplace. If you are a member of the always-cold club, you know what I’m talking about. Sitting in front of a roaring fire is my idea of cozy. Whether you love the smell and crackle of a wood-burning fireplace or the ease of a gas-burning...
Mix Pillow Patterns Like a Pro: 17 Foolproof Themes
Patterns are a scary thing for many people. But instead of confronting their fears head-on, they settle for a yawn of solids and tawny beiges. This is a sensible solution for large investment pieces like sofas and sectionals. But that doesn’t mean everything...
Milo Baughman: The Cary Grant of Furniture Design
If you’re looking to inject a bit of Hollywood-style glamour into your home, you might want to add a piece or two by Milo Baughman, the hugely popular American designer whose affordable...
How to Design a Family Photo Wall
In the digital photo age, not only do most of us have cameras on us at all times, but we have printers that can turn them from pixels into paper. There’s been no formal study I can find, but it only stands to reason that people have more photographs...
My Houzz: From Underused Dining Room to Family Hangout
Ten years after Enid and Jim Brock built their hillside home in Santa Cruz, California, the couple realized that a great idea doesn’t always translate into a great room. Enid wanted the dining room...
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