Decorating 1803 Ideabooks

What Goes With Dark Wood Floors?
Dark wood floors can be incredibly chic and sophisticated, bringing richness and polish to a space. But when paired with the wrong furnishings and colors, those floors run the risk of making...
Decorating With Antiques: Painted Furniture Brings the Eye Candy
A room decorated with antiques can often appear somber and a little too serious, especially if all the case goods (wooden tables, chests, armoires etc.) are nothing but drab, brown furniture. The glow and patina of a beautiful 18th-century Georgian...
What Goes With Granite Counters?
They are classy and hard wearing and come in a range of shades — is it any wonder granite counters are still so popular? Whether you are...
Feeling Knotty? Add a Little Rope to Your Decor
Whoever said, “Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself” obviously never saw all of the wonderful ways you can incorporate rope into a home’s interior. Whether used in furniture or lighting, or in place of hardware, rope lends an informal...
Objects of Desire: Dressing Tables Groomed for Style
I’ve always been nostalgic for the golden age of Hollywood, when women dressed to the nines and could seduce with a single hair flip. So when I first struck out on my own, I sent myself on a mission to find a vintage dressing table. I quickly found...
Paint Your Bookcases to Transform Your Room
Because of their sheer size, bookcases make a natural focal point in a room. Why not take advantage of that fact and treat your bookshelves to a colorful makeover? A fresh lick of paint, whether bold or subtle, all over or as an accent, can completely...
Travel Takeaways: Design Inspiration From the South Pacific
If you are somewhat hazy about exactly where Samoa is, you are not alone. When I told my older brother that Mike and I were going to spend three weeks there, he said, with deep concern in his voice, “Aren’t there pirates there?” Uh, that...
Casual Coastal Style Done 6 Ways
Whether you adore the classic maritime look of New England, the warm and spirited U.S. South, British seaside nostalgia or something else entirely, the coastal style in all its variations is easy, breezy, casual and fun. What’s not to love? See if one...
Room of the Day: From Dark Basement to Bright Master Suite
There’s not much sexiness to a concrete retaining wall. But with a few clever design moves, you can certainly dress one up enough to turn a few heads. That’s what the homeowners of this two-level San Francisco hillside house did when faced with an...
Stick to Branches for Naturally Beautiful Lighting
I am smitten when it comes to twigs and branches. I simply love using them in homes. They bring a natural beauty and integrity to an interior that can’t be matched by any other ingredient.
What Goes With Leather Furniture?
Leather chairs, sofas and ottomans tend to be big, comfy and classic — no wonder they’re a popular choice for living room furniture. But too much bulky leather upholstery can make a space look dark, heavy or just … boring. Wondering what to put...
Paint Your Bed for a Colorful Night’s Sleep
More often than not, bed frames are a neutral color — they have white, black or wood finishes that coordinate with nearly everything but can lack charisma. Instead, consider using a bright color to add personality and vitality to what is presumably...
15 Ways to Ready a Summer Home on the Cheap
So, you bought a vacation home — congratulations! But after saving and scrounging to pull off your dream, it may be that there isn’t much left over for actually furnishing said vacation home and making it, you...
Decorating With Antiques: Tables to Elevate the Everyday
Antiques allow us to incorporate ideas and aesthetics of the past into our modern lives, adding a unique kind of beauty and spirit to the everyday objects we live with. And what could be more everyday and basic than a table? Although the function...
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