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Room of the Day: Girls’ Bedroom Plays With Color and Pattern
Working with a bold color like fuchsia and a variety of dynamic prints can be tricky, but interior designer Alicia Weaver found the right balance in this playful bedroom belonging to two young sisters. Weaver incorporated more than just the girls’ favorite...
Houzz Tour: A Classic Ranch House Rises to the Location
Janette Mallory’s clients loved the location of this Los Angeles ranch house, and with good reason. As she describes the site: “It’s perched on a hill in the Mount...
So Your Style Is: Darkly Romantic
What is darkly romantic? It’s a style that evokes overcast afternoons cocooned under heavy blankets perfumed with incense. Colors are deep and saturated and range from black and navy to silver and gold. Walls are adorned with moody art that sends...
10 Tips for Getting a Dining Room Rug Just Right
Finding a dining room rug that is both practical and stylish is no easy feat. Fluffy pile can permanently trap every crumb from the table. Too-small rugs can trip up chairs. But a good rug can bring color, texture,...
Time to Step Out of Your Color Comfort Zone?
When the time comes to pick paint colors, I (without fail) spend hours and hours deliberating. But no matter how long I spend sifting through paint chips, I pick some form of white, blue or gray, every time. I’m willing to guess that I am not alone...
It's Black and White and Fall All Over in a Holiday-Happy Home
Sarah Macklem’s children have different ideas about Halloween decorating than their mother has. “The kids love severed body parts and all that stuff,” says Macklem with a good-natured shudder. A home stylist based in suburban Detroit,...
7 Quick and Easy Indoor Halloween Decorating Ideas
Even with just a few days till October 31, it's not too late to decorate. Pumpkins from the grocery store, leaves from the backyard and a few things around the house can transform a table or mantel into Halloween central.
Room of the Day: Adding Comfort and Style to a New Jersey Family Room
Lindsey and Chris Amery were expecting a baby and had just moved from New York City to a newly built home in northern New Jersey. The first-time homeowners hired interior designer Cory Connor to add comfort, style and warmth to their minimally furnished...
Dandelions Pop Up in Home Décor
In my part of the world, there are a few dandelions left that have gone to seed. If I’m walking alone, I go past them without a thought. But when I’m with my preschool-aged child, each fuzzy orb holds the promise of a wish and must be plucked, examined...
Room of the Day: A San Francisco Living Room Enjoys the View
When your home has an amazing view of San Francisco, you want to celebrate it. That was the thinking behind the update of this top-floor pied-à-terre in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. But because the unit is in what was once the attic of the multifloor...
Use Wicker and Rattan for a Tropical Flavor All Year Round
Think you know the difference between wicker and rattan? Well, the truth is, they often are one and the same. Rattan is a plant material harvested from palm fronds to create a grassy, classic design essential. Wicker is a woven material made from natural...
So Your Style Is: Loop de Loop
It is said there are no straight lines in nature — and shouldn’t we bring nature into our homes? Curling lines and swirls can add unexpected notes ranging from whimsical to elegant to our living spaces. What it...
Switching Up a Colonial Home to Suit a Modern Family
The layout of their colonial home in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, was not working for this active family of five. “The house was not cozy or kid friendly,” says interior designer Jocelyn Chiappone, of Digs...
9 Fun Ceiling Colors to Try Right Now
I’m always on the lookout for creative ways to sneak fun color into a client’s home. It can be tough to pull off an intense color on all four walls of a room without making the space feel small, dark and claustrophobic, so I tend to prefer injecting...
Decorating With Neon: It’s a Gas
In the 1940s, long before LED banners and electronic message displays, American cities were lit up in a rainbow of neon signs every evening. The signs were (and still are) made by bending glass tubes into the desired shapes and filling them with a mixture...
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