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192 Ideabooks by Lily Gahagan
On Trend: A Continuous Lean
Straight-laced and staid? No way. The newest trend popping up in products is all about the lean. Forget the 90-degree angle for furniture design and focus instead on the up-and-coming 45- or over 120-degree slants instead. Here's how:
Notable Links: 5 Decorating Ideas We're Liking Now
This week we're clicking on two small space transformations with big impact, a roundup of budget-friendly decorating finds, a unique idea for a collection and a sneak peek at a new line of graphic porcelain pieces.
Notable Links: 10 Ideas We're Liking Now
From a color-rich hotel to incredible wallpaper out of Paris, take a look at the decorating and design ideas that have been inspiring us around the web. • Hotel color: The Pantone...
On Trend: Painterly Florals
If you're in need of a pre-spring pick-me-up, you shouldn't have to look much further than your closest interior design store. Floral prints are making their way back to all areas of the home, climbing the walls in wallpaper designs and landing underfoot...
Thanksgiving: How to Lounge in Style Post-Feast
After the big meal, decompress on a modern bean bag, day bed, Togo sofa or (even better) just the floor
The table gets most of the focus on Thanksgiving, but a comfortable spot for sitting, lounging, and, yes, beaching yourself after the big meal is arguably just as important. Take a cue from these rooms and find a cozy nook to digest and decompress once...
A Little Sparkle, a Little Shine
I've got an issue in my living room, and for weeks now I haven't been able to put my finger on it. I moved into a new place several months ago, and while it's definitely feeling like home, the main room just doesn't feel "done" yet. Recently, a favorite...
To Covet: Jewelry for Your Teacup
While I have enough trouble justifying "fancy" tea over $6 a box, I still can't help but covet this ethereal tea strainer. Turning an everyday item into something beautiful is what good design is all about, right?
12 Mega-Media Rooms for Super Bowl Sunday
The biggest game of the year calls for the ultimate game day experience: a giant spread of food, a fridge stocked with beer, and of course, a mega screen for everyone's viewing pleasure. Take a cue from these over-the-top media rooms and kit out your...
Design 2011: Layers of Global Style
I'm not a betting gal, but if I were, I'd put all my money on the global look going, um, global in 2011. We first mentioned this style back at the beginning of 2010, but this coming year it'll be back — with a twist. In 2011 expect more of a mix of...
Idea of the Week: Sailing Hardware in the Home
The draw of life on the shore is at its peak in the hot summer, when a dip into cool blue waters is on everyone's minds. It's the season of impromptu escapes to the coast and weekends spent at the lake — preferably on a boat with the wind whipping through...
Product Picks: That French Je Ne Sais Quoi
When it comes to style, the French just get it. It may be a scarf tied just so or a shirt carefully half-tucked — it's seemingly effortless but too well put together to truly be so. Meanwhile, I'm lucky to leave the house with my shoes properly tied....
Show Us Your Kitchen!
One of the most difficult aspects of a kitchen renovation (besides being out a cooking area for the duration of it) is picking the materials to use throughout the space. Would marble stain? Are white cabinets too cold? And for heaven's sake, what type...
50 Great Designs for a Garden Party
If you're anything like me, the weather report has been your BFF of late. Yes, warm weather is truly here! What better way to celebrate the high temps than with a party outdoors? Give the grill a good scrub, bust out the patio furniture, stock up the...
Splurge of the Week: The Kamado Grill
As we head into a long weekend, the siren song ringing through my head right now is the call of the grill, which, in my house, will see its inaugural light of the season this weekend. Charcoal or gas, I'm not too particular, just give me a flame and a...