32 Ideabooks by Dana Miller

Guest Picks: A California-Cool Living Room
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I live in the midwest, and we just endured one of the harshest winters on record. As a result, I have not only been eyeing California’s mild climate, but lusting over the state’s cool interior style as well. If I can’t have California right outside...
Guest Picks: 20 Midcentury-Inspired Pieces for Today's Home
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My home was built in 1956, so it should come as no surprise that I have a thing for midcentury modern design. I love the clean lines, warm wood tones and brassy accents that are associated with the MCM aesthetic. And I’m not the only one. Many of the...
Guest Picks: Inspired by Indigo: 20 Ways to Use Indigo in Your Home
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With winter in full swing, I’m craving moody colors — especially indigo. With roots in ancient India, this organic dye was once considered a luxury, but modern-day synthetic processes have made it mainstream. I love its rich, soulful depth and its...
Guest Picks: Holiday Decor for the Modern Home
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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....
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