DESIGN YOUR HOME
62 Ideabooks by Scheer & Co.
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...
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...
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...
Are You Ready for a Dark and Sophisticated Kitchen?
Black kitchen cabinets have a rich, timeless look. Get ideas for your next cabs — and how to paint the ones you have
Black cabinets inject undeniable dynamism to a kitchen. Whether they're part of a larger remodel, a temporary fix for a rental or an interim alternative to a costly renovation, black cabinets never fail to offer high-impact results. While...
16 Dream Doors
Doors are easy to take for granted, but they enrich our daily lives as gateways to the home and interior accents for every room. A really special door doesn't usually come cheap, but you can certainly spiff up a door with paint,...
How to Jazz Up a Solid-Front Door
We've recently kvelled over fancy doors, but there are plenty of ways to spice up a simple solid-front door. There's a lot you can do to make them special with stains, paint, stencils, fabric, hardware, embellishments — you name it. With a little creativity...
Coverlet, Duvet, Quilt, Comforter: What's the Difference?
Putting together a beautiful bed ensemble can be overwhelming — and expensive. But, a few choice purchases and/or thoughtful uses of pieces you already own can easily result in a gorgeously dressed bed. Of course, just getting through the definitions...
Dutch Doors: Double-Duty Entryways
Dutch doors — those doors that are divided horizontally, with separate panels for the top and bottom — originated in the Netherlands in the 17th century and were designed to keep animals out of farmhouse entries, while allowing light and air...
The High Life: Clerestory Windows
Clerestory windows (pronounced clear-story) are generally defined as windows above eye level. Historically, the word referred to the upper level of a church or cathedral, where they were mainstays of Romanesque and Gothic churches. Now, as in history,...
Not Just for Cars: Garage Doors for the Home
We generally think about garage doors from the outside, but many homeowners have bought a little more space by turning garages into rooms, and a host of creative designers and architects have either transformed existing garages or introduced...