Decorating 1826 Ideabooks

New Hardware Gives Doors a Turn for the Better
You can upgrade your decor for minimal cost and effort just by installing new knobs, pulls and locks on your interior doors. You’ll also find many new hardware levers, which are easier for many to operate than the traditional knob. If you plan to stay...
Room of the Day: Eclectic Elegance for a Victorian Living Room
“Formal” and “fun” are words that don’t often appear in the same sentence, but both apply to the living room in this San Francisco Victorian. It’s home to a busy family with young children, and the room is the setting for the make-believe...
Great Game Setups for Snowbound Days
I’m going to sound like an old geezer, but as a good deal of the United States faces yet another day of 15- to 25-below temperatures, I find myself thinking of the blizzard of 1978. It hit almost exactly 36 years ago, on February 5, and its hurricane-force...
14 Ways to Bring Bohemian Romance to Rooms
In honor of Valentine’s Day on February 14, here are 14 creative, boho-chic decorating ideas for a dreamy, romantic home. Create an exotic lantern-lit bedroom, add Gothic-chic candle sconces to your piano, decorate a chill living room where sitting...
Room of the Day: Warhol Rocks a 19th-Century Dining Room
Interior designer John K. Anderson can say with almost certainty that before he came along, Andy Warhol’s work had never graced the once-rarified dining room of this 1896 San Francisco...
Room of the Day: Deep Blue Proves a Hot Hue
It seems like everyone is getting into the blues again in interior design, but this time the popular color is more ocean abyss than blue sky. The current twist is that designers are painting entire walls in the shade — moldings and all. Without the...
This Designer’s Client Was Her 10-Year-Old Son
Turning 10 is a big deal, and interior decorator Cathy Zaeske wanted to mark the milestone with a new room for her son, Jack. “Two months before his birthday, we announced...
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...
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