I was born in the 1970s, so when I think of Denver, I think of Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan and the rest of the clan over at Dynasty. I also think of the opposite end of the spectrum,... more »
Summer is sizzling here in Los Angeles, with the past few days well into the 90s, and I spend a lot of my day on construction sites with no air conditioning. I don't know about you, but hot weather slows me down. I always feel like I left... more »
Summer heat waves have everyone looking for ways to cool down at home. Blasting the air conditioner isn't always an option, and it certainly uses a lot of energy. Instead of shelling out the big bucks to keep cool, consider several alteratives that can... more »
Let me begin by saying that I love Ikea. It really can't be beat for clean, modern designs at a reasonable price, and even the top designers are known to scoop up a few things at Ikea for high-end clients. And when the new 2013 catalog landed in... more »
I fondly remember my childhood shadow box. It was filled with little trinkets and tchotchkes I'd collected from family beach trips or received as gifts, and I treasured every one. But while I still love the shadow box idea, I'm looking for a more elegant,... more »
Design is about solving a problem. Our homes, inside and out, are problems waiting to be solved. Luckily, if you're anything like me, they're fun and challenging problems.
If you're smart and ensure that your home functions well, you can solve... more »
It's a tough world out there, and sometimes we need a little reminder — while we're brushing our teeth, going up the stairs or flying out the front door — that everything is going to be OK. We've all seen typography around the house in the form of... more »
Selling your home means selling a lifestyle, but not necessarily your own. In home staging, you're striving for a look that is fresh and welcoming yet not really taste specific. People with varying tastes need to feel that they can make the home their... more »
Waking up to pleasant, sunny weather in an equally pleasant, sunny room (preferably while on vacation) is a pretty spectacular way to start the day. The colors in our environment affect our mood, and warm shades of red, orange and yellow make us feel... more »
Whether you are skinny as a rail or pleasantly on the thicker side, you have to dress for your size. It's the same with dressing your spaces. You are limited only by balance. You can choose to go thick and heavy with your showcase piece, but you need... more »
With summer in full swing, you may want to keep some window shades open to take advantage of the cheerful light and long days. But if you want to also preserve a sense of privacy, consider window films — summer's version of storm... more »
It's tempting to write something about these bold floral patterns "not being your grandmother's chintz." But it some cases they are your grandmother's chintz. And there's nothing wrong with that.
The flower... more »