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8 Ways to Decorate a Center Table
Whether placed in a grand foyer, tucked in the corner of a compact entry or serving double duty as a reading spot and dining table, you can count on a center table to bring a gracious note to the home. Here are eight ways to decorate this classic piece....
12 Farmhouse Touches That Bring Homeyness to a Kitchen
The overdone ruffles and plethora of hens in 1980s-style “kountry kitchens” may be out, but farmhouse details in the kitchen will always be in style. Even in the most contemporary kitchens, tiny details derived from the farmhouse ideal add charm and...
Decorating 101: The ABCs of Arranging Vignettes
In the world of interior design, a vignette is a small, pleasing picture formed by grouping several objects — think of it as a pocket-size table arrangement that tells a story about you and your home. A vignette is a harmonious tableau made from...
How to Dress Your Daybed
A daybed is a wonderfully versatile piece of furniture, working equally well as a bed, a sofa, a napping spot or an extra seat. A daybed can also prove to be a bit confusing to dress — do you make it like a bed, get a special daybed cover or just throw...
Size Up the Right Area Rug for Your Room
One of the main purposes of a rug is to help define a space. When choosing one, you’ll be considering the floor space you have, what furniture you want on and around it and the connection and balance between the two. Some typical rug sizes are: 4 by...
Add Gorgeous Sparkle With Rock Quartz Crystal
Though it’s the most common mineral found on Earth, there is something about crystal in its raw state that is so luxurious. Whether this semiprecious gem is hanging from a chandelier, decorating a mantel or taking a table...
What’s the Right Way to Hang Roller Shades?
While hanging toilet paper over or under will always be a matter of personal preference, plenty of practical reasons contribute to the ways to...
Room of the Day: Something for Everyone in a Seattle Family Room
Long commutes to Seattle were eating up time that the members of this family of four would have preferred to spend together. So they made a life-changing decision to trade home size for location, moving to a much smaller house in a walkable neighborhood...
Room of the Day: Easing Into a Home Office Update
When it comes to coaxing her husband, Adam, into accepting change, decorator Cathy Zaeske knows what she’s doing. In the case of his home office, she was “so over”...
Heads-Up Hues: 10 Bold Ceiling Colors
It's standard operating procedure to paint your walls a color while keeping the ceiling white. We've been told this makes the room feel larger and brighter. While there's no doubt a white ceiling will brighten a room, certain ceiling colors can actually...
Eclectic Matchups: 10 Round Dining Tables With Chairs
Round and oval dining tables make conversing with dinner guests easier and prevent the dreaded corner bump as you walk past. And with a pedestal table, you also get the benefit of being able to squeeze in a few extra seats in a pinch — perfect for holiday...
Room of the Day: Traditional Living Room Gets a Contemporary Spin
Dallas bachelor Steve Menna originally contacted designer Traci Connell about giving a facelift to the two-story rental home he owned in the Lakewood Heights neighborhood....
My Houzz: Family Home Stays True to Style
When stylist Janette Crawford became a new mother, she wanted to be sure that the arrival of her daughter didn’t mean the departure of good design in her home. To stay true to her design sensibilities, she took care with every purchase and style decision. Two...
My Houzz: A Home Comes Alive With Day of the Dead Decor
Melissa Love Tristan and her family go all out for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. At the end of each October, their Dallas home is awash in paper flowers, skulls, skeletons, sugared treats and Halloween decor. Melissa was introduced...
Low-Boo Halloween Decor for the Little Ones
Interior designer Kristi Will spends most of her time creating high-end, luxury interiors. But for clients with small children, she turns her mind from custom furniture to decorating pumpkins at Halloween time. “It started last year,” she says. “Because...
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