334 Ideabooks by Lisa Frederick

Sweater Chic Warms Up Fall Interiors
11 photos
Sweater season came early to Alabama this year. Most of the time, our September is basically August 2.0: bright, muggy and oppressively hot. This fall, though, we're being treated to a preview of crisp, cool weather, which usually doesn't hit until Halloween....
Displaying Kitchen Supplies — Hot or Not?
9 photos
Early in my magazine editing days, I read an interview with a local designer that I've never forgotten. Asked about the latest kitchen trends, the designer insisted that homeowners had moved beyond such outdated practices as storing canisters and utensil...
Yarn
one photo
Ginkgo Motifs Grow on Rooms
14 photos
Ginkgo trees, with their graceful, fan-shaped leaves, trumpet their presence in the landscape in fall. They take on a brilliant golden hue that blazes against...
Humble Ticking Stripes Make Decor Proud
11 photos
Ticking is the graphic equivalent of a grilled cheese sandwich: humble, comfortable and always satisfying. Like gingham and toile,...
Kitchen Countertops 101: Choosing a Surface Material
11 photos
Whether you're remodeling a kitchen, building one from scratch or just ready to give yours a face-lift, countertops are a central part of the look....
How to Keep the Sparkle in Your Mirrored Furniture
3 photos
Mirrored furniture gives a space irresistible sass, sophistication and high-wattage shine. But those visual fireworks come with a tradeoff: If you don't stay on top of care and maintenance, mirrored pieces will go from glam to grimy before you know it....
Upgrade Your Front Entry the Budget-Friendly Way
28 photos
Although the outside front entry is one of the most important spots in a home to keep in tip-top shape, it also tends to be one of the most neglected. Many of us don't even use the front door on a regular basis. If you're like me, you head inside straight...
Color Breezes Into Cottage Style
8 photos
The last time I wrote a piece on cottage style, I emphasized the importance of keeping the colors light and airy in order to stay true to the aesthetic. And while that...
How to Work With a Childproofer
3 photos
As anyone who's spent time with tots can tell you, kids have a way of courting disaster, especially around their own homes. They're curious, they're on the go, and if there's a danger — from inadequate stair...
Short Café Curtains Are Long on Style
9 photos
You don't often see café curtains in interiors these days, but they used to be everywhere — or at least that's how it seemed when I was a kid. Fortunately, they appear to be inching back on the radar. Lately I've spotted café curtains in the most...
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