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Room of the Day: As Comfy As a Favorite Pair of Jeans
Having worked on a number of movie sets over the years (My Cousin Vinny and The Legend of Bagger Vance, to name two), designer Julia Starr Sanford knows something about mastering the art of...
Paint Color Ideas: 7 Bright Ways With Yellow and Orange
Yellow and orange are, hands down, the happiest hues of all. They remind us of glowing sunshine, pretty spring flowers and refreshing citrus fruits. They’re attention-grabbing hues best reserved for elements in a room that you want to stand out. If...
Canine Goes Contemporary
You’ve added his daily walks to your routine, and you can always, always take time out for a belly rub. But incorporating your dog into your contemporary or modern decor might be the one of the biggest challenges of pet ownership (besides getting...
13 Low-Commitment Ways to Play With Pattern
Pattern is everywhere. All you need to do is look around. But like a melting snowflake, pattern can be fleeting. Some of the most interesting applications I have found are temporary, and others are downright ephemeral. The most obvious addition...
10 Fun Decorating Projects for Spring
After a long, cold winter, saying that East Coasters are eager for spring would be the understatement of the year. It’s time (hopefully) to stop shoveling, salting and chipping away ice, and start gardening, painting and decorating up a...
What to Know Before You Buy a Sectional
Even though sectionals are a family-friendly alternative to the traditional sofa and love seat, they’re one of the more polarizing elements in room design. People either love them or hate them. Add to that the available configurations and myriad...
Nature’s Color Wisdom: Lessons on Lavender From the Great Outdoors
The color of the lavender fields in Provence, France; lilac bushes perfuming the summer night in the southern U.S.; and English gardens bursting with foxgloves — lavender is a color that evokes feelings of peace, serenity and even a bit...
7 Great Places for a Hammered Metal Finish
Unlike the cool, smooth finishes of brushed stainless steel and nickel that have dominated for the past decade or so, hammered metal has been in steady demand since ancient times. In addition to artistic beauty, hammered finishes also tend to be more...
Room of the Day: A Wine Country Entry Worth Lingering In
When offered the chance to participate in a decorators’ showcase, many interior designers fight to win the so-called trophy rooms, such as the living room, dining room or main bedroom. But when Kathy...
Catch the Wave of Decorating With Vintage Swimsuits
Until recently, old swimwear was usually found in attics or flea markets; but people across America are rediscovering the forgotten charm of bathing suits designed to leave almost everything to the imagination. Interior designers and homeowners are framing...
New Reasons to Love and Decorate With Yellow
Do you love yellow or hate it? Most people would probably answer, “A little bit of both.” Yellow has always been a color full of contradictions. In Chinese culture, it is the color of nobility. The Greek gods are depicted with golden hair....
Single Design Moves That Make the Whole Bedroom
I’ve been browsing the bedrooms on Houzz looking for rooms where one thing — one imaginative stroke — makes all the difference in the design. It might be an accessory, a paint color or a piece of furniture. But if that one thing weren’t...
Room of the Day: Elegant Transitional Style in a Traditional Setting
You’ll find lots of traditional architecture in New England, says Boston interior designer Leslie Fine. But that doesn’t mean you have to decorate in a traditional manner....
The Transformative Power of Ceiling Trim
We often overlook the ceiling as a place to trim, most likely because we tend to think of the ceiling as something out of sight as we focus on the surfaces directly ahead of us: the walls. But adding some trim to a ceiling can provide a whole new dimension...
Paint Color Ideas: 8 Uplifting Ways With Yellow and Green
After experiencing a peculiar weather phenomenon the other night that can best be described as “thunder-sleet,” I’m more than ready for spring to arrive. In fact, I’m already thinking of how I can pull my home from the darkness of winter and give...
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