Product Picks 1003 Ideabooks

It has been a summer of entertaining, and when my family throws a party, we usually have to consider both young and old, classy and casual. Earlier this year it occurred to me that our glassware options seemed kind of lacking, and maybe our bar set and everyday dining glasses should be supplemented with special-occasion...
Guest Picks: Light the Way to Fall Days
The summer heat is still turned up to high, but the days are slowly getting shorter. And this calls for more evenings lit up by lamps. Lamps can add coziness to your room, especially when you’re cuddled on the couch reading a good book in their soft...
Guest Picks: Get Antiques-Fair Style Right From Home
When September comes into view, I have to admit I get a bit excited — OK, a lot excited. Not only am I relieved that the summer heat is on its way out, but I’m also superpumped about Antique...
Guest Picks: Crazy for Cobalt
It’s bold and bright, fun and festive. From accessories and accents to furniture and lighting, cobalt makes a statement wherever it goes! Here is a lineup of our favorite pieces to infuse any room with one of this season’s hottest shades. —...
Guest Picks: Have an Ombré Day
Ombré decor is still very popular, and for a good reason. The beautifully neutral or colorful hues fading in and out transform any piece of decor into a true piece of art. The look can be easily incorporated into modern, traditional and especially transitional...
Guest Picks: Get Your Glam on With Black and Gold
Some things are just meant to be together: peanut butter and jelly, movies and popcorn, cookies and milk — and black and gold. This powerful color pairing brings a classy sophistication and a bold, edgy touch to any decor. The combo is versatile and...
Guest Picks: Nothin’ but Blue Skies in the Nursery
The bright cover of Eric Carle’s book Above Us, in the Sky inspired this room collection. I envision a bright sky-blue wall color with a white crib, white bookshelves and a white changing table. Fun sky-themed accents will add life and whimsy...
Guest Picks: Superstylish and Comfy Desk Chairs
A truly great desk chair can be extremely hard to find. Sure, you can go to the local office supply store and pick one up, but let’s face it: Those might be functional, but they’re often seriously lacking in style, quality and personality. But when...
Guest Picks: 20 Finds to Cluck About
With backyard chicken keeping gaining steam in cities and suburbs, it’s becoming more likely to hear a clucking coming from your neighbor’s (or your own!) yard, even if you don’t live in the country. Whether you have a flock of your own or are simply...
Guest Picks: Host a Late-Summer Soiree
Here we are, almost through summer, and what better way to enjoy these last lazy, mild nights than dining al fresco? Invite your friends; invite your family. Decorate with accents of wood, glass and brass paired with rope and woven details, and you can...
Guest Picks: The Kid’s Got Game!
Football. If you’ve got a kid whose fascination with it borders on obsession, you’re going to want to check out these cute finds. I’m not a football fanatic myself, but even I can’t help admitting that I’d like to hang out in a room with such...
Guest Picks: Chic Black Accents
There is something so chic about classic black accents. In anything from lighting to art, to textiles and furniture, a touch of black helps bring a room together. Sophisticated, bold, simple or elegant — no matter your style, black can help ground a...
Guest Picks: Make Your Guest Room a Destination
My husband, Scott, and I have been checking things off on our eternal to-do list around the house, and we’re looking forward to the next action item — the guest room! With fall and the upcoming holidays around the corner, we’ll be seeing additional...
Guest Picks: Corner Cabinets and Shelves From Simple to Showstopping
After moving into a new house, I noticed a naked corner in the breakfast space that needed attention. I found the solution in a glass-front corner cabinet that my family has owned for years. It tucked right in and provided just the presence that the semiopen...
Guest Picks: Gilding the Lighting
Brass, copper, gold and all things gilded are making a serious push in interior design. Don’t think of the shiny, lacquered builder brass that everyone’s been busy purging from their homes, though. That 1990s style is out, and warm, patinated, antique...
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