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29 Ideabooks by Dana Miller
Guest Picks: Holiday Decor for the Modern Home
I am admittedly not keen on the typical red and green holiday decor. Instead, I prefer to keep the color scheme in line with my home’s everyday color palette, and then add traditional elements with modern twists. The result is understated but festive,...
Guest Picks: 20 Woven Wonders for Chill-Beating Texture
With winter quickly approaching, I'm already dreaming of cozy interiors and sumptuous textures. Furniture and accessories that boast woven or knit detailing are great for introducing effortless style and creating a relaxed atmosphere in any room. They...
Guest Picks: A Fall-Inspired Living Room
Rooms inspired by fall need not be so cliché. You don't always need pumpkin, apple and scarecrow decor. Instead, opt for a mix of textures and layers with bits of rustic wood and metallic gold sprinkled throughout. The result is a cozy space that you...
Guest Picks: Versatile Furnishings to Make the Move With You
These big-ticket items and accessories will always look good, no matter how many times you change homes
I was recently asked to design a living room for a couple and their beloved dog. The challenge? The room and all of its contents had to be portable and versatile, as the family lives a nomadic military lifestyle, moving every year or so. It was necessary...
Guest Picks: Sharpen Your Home's Look With Sea Urchin Decor
I have a long-standing fascination with sea urchins. There is this great irony about them: They are rigid, spiny and pain inducing, yet beautiful, delicate and awe-inspiring. You can find them and their less-than-literal silhouettes gracing the interiors...
Guest Picks: 20 Trinkets to Adorn Open Shelves in a Fun Family Room
I recently installed floor-to-ceiling open shelving along one wall in my family room. I can't wait to style the shelves with books and accessories. Here are some of the more sculptural and playful items I've found while on my quest to bring personality...
Guest Picks: Combine a Home Office and Guest Room in Style
Get twice the function with furniture and accessories that create a workspace by day and a spot for guests at night
Have you ever wondered how to make your home office double as a guest room? The key is to keep the room functional for work, but also make it welcoming for overnight guests. When you use modestly sized, multipurpose furniture in combination with cozy...
Guest Picks: 20 Pillows I'm Currently Coveting
Anyone who knows me knows that I may have a slight obsession with throw pillows. They are a great way to bring color, pattern and texture to an otherwise flat space. They can be easily and inexpensively switched out whenever my finicky decorating heart...
Guest Picks: Brass Details for a Polished Look
Brass is sometimes incorrectly viewed as an outdated material or a "grandma" finish, but brass has recently made quite the comeback. It looks great in nearly any room and with any color scheme, be it a light or dark one. The key to introducing brass successfully...
Guest Picks: A Swiss-Inspired Family Retreat
With winter well on its way, I'm looking forward to snuggling up with my family inside and playing games or watching movies. In anticipation of "family night," I was inspired to dream up a laid-back family room that's easy on the eyes with a Swiss twist....
Guest Picks: Make the Family Mudroom Work
It's no secret that mudrooms are the hardest working spaces in family homes. A carefully organized mudroom can turn chaotic, hectic mornings into smooth and pleasant ones. With a few stylish accessories, you might find yourself lingering in the mudroom...
Guest Picks: 20 Handsome Pieces You'll Want to Take Home
The brisk mornings and cool evenings of autumn have me longing for warm and cozy decor. Rustic wood, classic patterns, high contrast and simple lines give me dark and handsome in the home. Take a look at some of the masculine pieces I'm eyeing this season....
Guest Picks: Home Decor That's So Hot, It Sizzles
I tend to go for neutral colors on the big things like walls, sofas, tables and rugs. I shy away from large doses of bold color but enjoy using it in small bits for a surprise effect. Let's take a look at some warm-hued decor popping up in the design...
Guest Picks: Home Loot Featuring Jute
In any room I design, I always try to incorporate natural texture for warmth. In recent years, jute has become my go-to natural fiber for the home. Whether it's spread out on the floor in the form of a rug or wrapped around the tiniest of knobs, jute...