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How to Use Full-Scale Decor to Make a Small Space Feel Bigger
In today’s furniture market, “condo size” (compact) furniture is a common solution for modern small-space living. But I believe you can often achieve the biggest impact, and the most satisfying results, with a less-is-more approach. Rather than...
How to Artfully Introduce a Watercolor Motif
Watercolor designs have been a popular trend in home decor, their soft fluidity, ombré effects and otherworldly abstraction adding a refreshing note to walls, bedding and accessories. You don’t have to be an art aficionado to channel...
Houzz Tour: Seaside Home's Charms Come to Light
When interior designer Denny Cartwright happened upon this terraced house near the sea in Whitstable, north Kent, England, she and husband Phil had just finished renovating a four-bedroom detached property and had sworn never to move again. “You fall...
Room of the Day: Art an Inviting Presence in a Formal Living Room
When interior designer Enza Ricco meets clients, she goes to great lengths to get to know their tastes and personalities. She’ll ask permission to troll their homes on treasure hunts and learn about their travels, favorite colors and interests and how...
Vintage Sleds Bring a Dash of Winter Nostalgia
Nothing conjures up winter nostalgia like an old-fashioned sled. That’s no doubt why many people break them out around the holidays. Now that these sleds are being used for decor, their blades may never touch the white stuff again — but that doesn’t...
How to Decorate for the Holidays When Your Home Is for Sale
Some folks think they have to stifle the spirit and eschew traditions entirely if their house is on the market in November and December. Not true. You can celebrate the season and still make your home attractive to potential buyers. Here’s how....
Houzz Tour: Parisian Flat’s Redo Revolves Around a Terrace View
“It was the terrace that made the owner of this apartment fall head over heels for it,” says architect Manuel Sequeira. He was in charge of the radical overhaul of this 753-square-foot flat in the 20th arrondissement (district)...
9 Fresh Ways to Use Classic Blue and White Ceramics
Blue and white ceramics are classic and elegant and go with a surprisingly wide range of styles, from traditional to eclectic modern. Whether you’ve been collecting for years or just picked up a piece...
Best Ways to Use the Neutral Green Color of 2015
Paint and stain manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced its color trends for 2015, including a Color of the Year for 2015: Guilford Green. The hue was chosen by a team of color experts who traveled through Europe to explore and document things...
Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of Style
It’s winter on the West Coast, among other places, and we’ve had several days of rain recently (which is a cause for celebration in this time of drought). Perhaps that’s why I’m seeing cloudy weather, even inside the house.
Bookcases and Floating Shelves That Break the Mold
Honeycomb, angular, cubed … there are more bookshelves than straight up and down. If you’ve been craving a change of pace where your library is concerned, consider these nine out-of-the-box ideas.
Living Area Lightened Up and Ready for Anything
Water, sand, kids and dogs are a recipe for a messy home. That’s the dilemma these homeowners on the shores of Gun Lake in Michigan were facing. Looking for interiors that were a bit more durable, they asked interior...
Give Your Outdoor Rooms a Cozy Winter Makeover
While it’s certainly true that in some regions sitting on the patio in midwinter is not realistic, for those who live in mild climates there’s no reason outdoor rooms must sit unused for several months. To tempt yourself onto the porch or patio, even...
How to Use Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year
Though the Color of the Year selections from paint companies are geared specifically for use in home decor, Pantone’s choice is meant for broader application, such as in the field of graphic design and the fashion industry. Indeed, Marsala, Pantone’s...
Houzz Tour: Toronto Loft Gets an Industrial Style Overhaul
Looking for a simple, clean and modern makeover for their orangey, oak-filled loft, this Toronto couple found their way to Rad Design. Founder and principal Golbou Rad...
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