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8 Beautiful Nursery Styles From Classic to Whimsical
The excitement of welcoming a newborn home brings most new parents' nesting instincts to life. A nursery's style can reflect the rest of the home or have a theme that truly stands out. Don't be afraid to try something new in a nursery, whether it's...
10 Reasons to Try a Moroccan Rug
You've seen them staring up at you from the floors of some of your favorite home photos and even in posh modern hotels. Moroccan carpets have become something of an obsession among the design crowd, and if you haven't yet hopped on the bandwagon, here...
Dreaming in Color: 8 Eye-Opening Yellow Bedrooms
I tend to associate the color yellow with the sweet corn my hometown, just outside the reach of suburban Chicago, is famous for. It's also the color of one of the first flowers of spring in that part of the country, daffodils, which my mother planted...
12 Home Hot Spots for Holiday Decorating
Time to dust off those boxes in the garage and clean the spiderwebs from the garland stored in the basement. The holidays are upon us. My two youngest boys have holiday radar. As soon as October 1 hits and the air chills at night, they know it's time...
A Dozen Creative Ideas for Decorating Blank Walls
When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There’s nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it’s nice to break up all...
Origins Revealed: The Orkney Chair Goes From Humble to Haute
There's a chair once made by fishermen and farmers on the remote Orkney Islands (off the coast of Scotland), crafted from whatever materials they could scrape together. Now known as Orkney chairs, today they grace some of the chicest homes around the...
Got Bright Light but Lack Spare Time? Try Ponytail Palm
Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) isn't really a palm but rather a member of the agave succulent family. It's a very unusual-looking plant, with a swollen base and a mop of long, flat leaves. Ponytails are easy to care for...
How to Focus Your Family Room on Family
Family rooms are supposed to promote family togetherness, but most of the time, a television dominates the space, and family members often lie unspeaking, splayed across furniture — or find themselves in another room working on a task alone. It doesn't...
15 Bite-Size Home Projects You Can Tackle in No Time
When your days are filled to the brim, it can be hard to find time to get to all of the decorating and organizing projects you want to finish. But what if you didn't have to carve out an entire morning to tick something off your list? The truth is, we...
Pile On the Pillows and Blankets for Fall and Winter Warmth
The sofa is a retreat, a lair for relaxation. Make it seasonally stylish by adding throw pillows and blankets, which will boost comfort without a lot of cost. Below, interior designer Tineke...
Decorating for Children: How Your House Can Support Creative Play
When children play they're discovering the world around them. Playing on their own and with others helps them sort out roles, relationships and concepts. Sure, playtime can be boisterous and rambunctious, but it can also be quiet and introspective —...
6 Focal Points to Build a Beautiful Interior Around
Well-designed rooms often have a focal point — the first thing your eye sees when you enter. Choosing the right item to emphasize sets the tone and mood for a space. Whether it's an architectural feature, a texture, a color or a light...
Orange for Fun — and Yes, Versatility — Around the House
Quick: What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "orange"? The fruit? Halloween? Traffic cones? Unfortunately, many of the associations we have for this color relate to danger. (Think prison uniforms.) It's no wonder that so many...
14 Tips for Decorating an Attic — Awkward Spots and All
Carving out extra living space in the attic can be a wonderful way to make the most of your home's square footage. But to get the most out of your newfound space, you will need to address a few challenges particular to attics — from steeply sloped ceilings...
Take the Chill Off With Cozy Winter Textures
I am looking to the upcoming "fall back" time change with a mix of excitement and dread. I love the extra hour of sleep that morning, but I become a slug in the evenings when it gets dark so early. One way to embrace the cold and dark is to just go with...
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