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Roman Shades: The Just-Right Window Coverings for Summer
Window coverings bring a soft polish to the interior design of any room. If drapes are too fussy and blinds are too cold, roman shades offer a classy and practical alternative that warm up windows while providing privacy and protection from the sun. In...
Frame the View with Divided-Light Windows
Some windows may feel like pesky glass and frame obstructing a great view, while others are so stunning they render the view secondary. Divided-light windows, also known as multi-light, fall into the latter category, in my book. In a divided-light window,...
Classic Subway Tiles Go Uptown
Classic subway tiles became common in the early 20th century. Their durability and easy-to-clean status made them perfect for use in public spaces (subways!), but their classic simplicity established them as attractive and practical for use in the home,...
10 Quick and Easy Ways to Dress Your Bed
Making the bed is not my favorite activity. Mind you, I love how the bed looks when it's made, and I always want the bed made when company comes over, but I just don't like the act of doing it. Of course, if it's not done to my liking, I waste no time...
Turn a Wall into a Window with the Magic of Scenic Wallpaper
Bring the outdoors inside with a classic design element equally at home in traditional and modern décor
Nothing says luxury, at least to me, like wallpaper. The textures and the permanence suggest a sense of place; if you're installing beautiful, expensive wallpaper, chances are you're staying put for a while! There are tons of lovely wallpapers on the...
Kitchen Storage Solutions Hide and Keep
Rollout drawers, pullout cabinets and slide-in doors are just a few of the options for keeping kitchen items out of sight but close at hand
Large or small, a kitchen has to function well for you to get the most out of it, whether that means great meals, great entertaining or both. Accessibility is the main ingredient. And one element that is globally useful, whether you're a top chef or an...
Straight From the Runway: Yellows and Greens
As we've seen from my recent ideabooks, as well as those from other Houzz contributors, there was no shortage of color and pattern at this year's New York Fashion Week. For my third and final installation of stories about Fashion Week, I'd like...
Kitchen Storage Goes on a Roll
Rolling cabinets and mobile islands make quick work of kitchen prep and pull double duty when guests arrive
When it comes to kitchens large or small, there are times when we could all use more space to work, move, store — you name it. Creative solutions to managing our various kitchen needs are essential to maintaining a sense of order. Rolling elements may...
Rethinking Marble: Accessorize with a hand-made, non-stone marble
Its safe to say that most creative people find inspiration in the world around them, and many times, that inspiration starts with nature. Natural stone has been a mainstay in the building world for centuries as both structural and decorative elements,...
Small Gestures Make a Big Impact
You don't need wads of cash or DIY talent to make noticeable improvements to your home's décor. Check out these ideas for starters
As seasons change, we often get the urge to make big, sweeping changes in our homes, but if you're looking to make your home feel different without emptying your bank account, think small to achieve big. Truly, the devil is in the details: a splash of...
Runway to Room: Spring Fashion Pops Into the Home
From streaks of nude to shots of neon, color joins shimmer, menswear, cable knits and more in the spring 2012 runway collections
Design disciplines are linked, often sharing a common language and aesthetic. So fashion runways are a great source for sussing out what's next in home décor. But every season brings new ideas and trends that tempt us to buy more and change...
Fashion Week Heads Home
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicked off on Feb. 9 to showcase fashion designers' ready-to-wear lines for fall and winter 2012. Let me just say, I am inspired. I'm seeing so much crossover into interior trends, especially from designers who have a foothold...
Let Your Headboard Inspire the Whole Bedroom
Whether you want the headboard to stand out or blend in, here are some tips for creating a beautiful and seamless sanctuary
A great headboard is a work of art that grounds a bedroom. Often, a show-stopping headboard makes enough of an impact that a room will feel complete with hardly any additional decoration. But there are some basic components every room should have, regardless...
Austin Modern Home Tour 2012
Central courtyards and intimate spaces in open plans highlight Austin's annual modern architecture tour
The Austin Modern Home Tour, created to foster progressive, responsible design and promote the collaborative exchange between real estate professionals, architects and developers, was a rousing...
Make a Space Special with Glass
Glass rooms are inherently special, be they converted greenhouses or the result of sleek, modern curtain walls, high up in the sky or low on the ground. We've seen some enviable greenhouse-to-room...