Decorating 1613 Ideabooks

Simple Pleasures: Indulging in Teatime
Plump cushions, dainty tea trays filled with all manner of treats and, of course, wonderfully hot, strong tea ... what's not to love? If you don't already have teatime at your house, this daily tradition is worth adopting. From the poshest tea service...
Case Study: Wallpaper in Just About Every Room
Wallpaper lovers, rejoice! Your beloved paper wall coverings have reentered mainstream decor with a vengeance. Wall coverings are nearly as versatile as paint today, and your favorite designs can now be found on accent walls in supersleek...
8 Ways to Include the Kids in Your Design
Like many of you, I'm a parent who would love a beautifully designed, pristine interior without the mess, clutter and chocolate fingerprints. It's tempting to shove all the kids' stuff in a separate room, out of sight. But there are benefits to giving...
15 Fall Decorating Ideas From Great Country Homes
You don't need to have a family estate in the country to steal a few style tips from these casually elegant homes. Rich in heritage and brimming with handsome good looks, country house style is more about mood, colors and textures than the flash of a...
How to Get Your Furniture Arrangement Right
Like a blank page or canvas, an empty room can be either an opportunity or a challenge. With so many ways to fill it, how do you know where to start? I've taken some of the basic rules of furniture arrangement and distilled them...
Fall Decorating Ideas From a Designer to the Stars
Fall can be an awkward season to decorate for: The weather's not nice enough to keep the paper lanterns out, but it's too early to put up the Christmas lights. Instead of reaching into the grab bag at your nearest crafts store, take this advice from designer...
Brew a Café Look at Home
Do you daydream about spending hours in European cafés or have a serious local coffeehouse habit? While I don't think anything will ever top the chance espresso I had in a Tuscan hill town when my friends and I were lost, I had a heavy local coffee shop...
Woodipedia: Maple Is a Marvel Around the House
Why choose maple for furniture, cabinetry, flooring or paneling? "It's strong, it's durable, and price-wise it's in the ballpark with all the other wood," says Anthony Fortner, a woodworking professor at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. Because...
Edit Keepsakes With Confidence — What to Let Go and What to Keep
Do you know how much space your keepsakes take up? If you had to leave your home quickly, could you locate your most treasured (nonliving) possessions within a few minutes? And what about the family members who will one day inherit all of this stuff:...
8 High-Impact Places for Accent Colors
Accent colors make all the difference in a home's palette, adding dimension and visual interest. Your favorite accent colors can take center stage, while others fade into the background, but both are important. Use accent colors to emphasize...
A Sports Bar in the Family Room
Unique design always begins with a dilemma. Sherry and Keith Gregor's was twofold. For one, they’d spent 10 years trying to figure out just what to do with their 500-square-foot family room....
Chaise, Divan, Daybed, Settee: What's the Difference?
Looking for an elegant, versatile piece of furniture to seat one or two? You may be in need of a chaise ... or a settee, divan or daybed. Below we'll sort out the differences between these popular furniture pieces, plus discuss a few others you may encounter...
Tile Goes High Tech at Italy's Big Expo
More than 900 companies from 33 countries around the world descend on Bologna, Italy, every year to showcase their ceramics and bathroom products at the CERSAIE, the International Exhibition of Ceramic...
10 Reasons to Love Lemony Hues
A friendlier and more versatile hue, you'll never meet. Working with every style, in every season, and solving decorating dilemmas left and right, yellow is something of a superhero in the color world. Here are 10 reasons yellow deserves a place in your...
Show Some Skin: Leather Accents Lend a Subtle Edge
I love leather shoes and leather purses, but when it comes to leather in my house, I can handle only so much. In the 10 years I've been a decorator, I've installed only two leather sectionals — and that's because the clients specifically requested them....
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