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10 Rise-and-Shine Color Combos for Breakfast Nooks
The breakfast nook — it’s where you settle in with your first cup of coffee, wait for your toast to toast and read the paper on a Saturday morning. Shouldn’t it look as cheerful as you hope to be after downing your cuppa? From paint color ideas...
9 Dark Wall Colors to Suit Your Mood
I wish I had a dollar for every time I describe something as “light and airy.” I love a light and airy space. Most people love a light and airy space. They commission designers to create light and airy out of dark and musty. A large percentage of...
Why Design Loves a Mirror
Mirrors date back to ancient times when shiny metals and still pools of water were used to see one’s own image. However, mirrors are more than shards of glass that reflect the image in front. Designers long ago discovered the wonderful properties of...
9 Tips for Making Your Shelf Display Look Great
So you have things in your home that you love and want to show off, but you aren’t quite sure how to display them, or how to get that professional touch stylists and designers seem to get. Well, I’m going to show you how — to get that polished look...
Must-Know Furniture: The Grandfather Clock
What we refer to today as a “grandfather clock” is more accurately called a longcase clock. Created in 1670 by English clockmaker William Clement, the clock was a revolutionary design that sported a pendulum that swung exactly once per second...
Is Your Home Ready for a 1970s Revival?
The 1970s were an interesting time for style and design. The austere 1950s had picked up on straight-lined 1930s modernism and run with it. The radical social changes of the 1960s threw familiar aesthetics up in the air and dropped them back to Earth...
Stamp, Stencil, Paste: Try a New Pattern on a Wall
When a solid-color wall doesn’t cut it, consider using stamps, decals, wallpaper or a painted pattern to liven up your space. A patterned wall makes an instant focal point. Take a look at these ideas to see if one gives you an idea for your house. Then...
Why Wood Works in the Bath
Laying a wooden floor or covering surfaces in wood used to be a decor no-no in the bathroom. But modern sealants and paints and superefficient ventilation systems mean you can now embrace your inner Scandi by welcoming the tones and textures of wood....
Which Rooms Get the Oscar?
Wonder what this year’s finest flicks would look like if they were interior spaces? I’ve been pondering the same thing, which is why I decided to select 12 films up for golden statuettes on Oscars Sunday (ABC, 7...
Where to Embrace Custom Furnishings in Your Home
Creating a custom piece of furniture for a client is many designers’ dream, but it can sound more like a nightmare for homeowners. The cost, time, imagination and decisions required can make choosing a custom piece seem overwhelming compared to simply...
Room of the Day: Two Seating Areas and a Mix of Patterns
Few people would complain about a larger living room, but when the space measures 34 by 15 feet, furnishing it can be a challenge. New York designer Claire Paquin took on such a task for a client who loves pattern, design and music. The homeowner came...
Houzz Tour: A Wealth of Style in 800 Square Feet
Several years ago on Christmas Eve, an accidental fire destroyed Claudia Juestel’s San Francisco apartment and nearly everything in it. The interior designer was left with the clothes on her back, a few pairs of shoes and two end tables. “I was just...
Room of the Day: A His-and-Hers Office They Both Want to Use
While it was supposed to be an office for two homeowners, the space bummed out one of them out so much that her side became a dumping ground she never used for work. “My client was very into decor and home design but needed help getting started and...
How to Pull Off a Minimalist Look Without Sacrificing Your Style
There are many advantages to adopting a more minimalist agenda for your home’s style, and your Dustbuster is not the only thing that will love you for it. Minimalism boils down to being selective about the things you bring into your life, but it’s...
Room of the Day: Guest Suite Welcomes Family and Friends
Creating a welcoming guest suite for her adult son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and friends was a priority for this homeowner. In one of the two guest bedrooms of this Dallas ranch-style home, interior designer Dona Rosene repurposed existing pieces...
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