DESIGN YOUR HOME
76 Ideabooks by Beth Woodson and Kristy Harvey
Guest Picks: Coffee Tables That Wow
Set down one of these seriously statement-making pieces in a living room or den and watch the focus shift
The coffee table is often the centerpiece of a stylish room — the perfect mix of both form and function. And whether you use it for accessorizing, propping up your feet or setting down your drink, the coffee table has evolved way past plain wood. Here...
Guest Picks: Yellow Accents for Brighter Winter Days
Yellow really is the happiest color. And when those long, dark, cold days move in and stick around, there’s nothing like a pop of yellow to boost your mood and make everything feel bright. From big, bold furniture to small, subdued accessories, here’s...
Guest Picks: 19 Standouts From High Point Market
Let these metallic and nature-loving pieces inspire a spring decorating makeover and a bright outlook
For those of us who love great design, few things are more exciting than getting to see what's new and next at High Point Market. If what we saw this time was any indication, the design future for the remainder of 2013 is looking very bright! Metallics...
A Screened-In Porch Communes With Nature
Lush forest views provide an idyllic backdrop for a Midwestern family's board games, coffee breaks and warm-weather dinners
To take advantage of the fleeting summer in the Chicago suburbs, designer Cathy Zaeske's clients wanted to create a screened-in porch that would keep...
Behind a Garage Door, a Family Fun Room
Designer Kerrie Kelly's secrets to this low-budget garage makeover: a soothing palette, horizontal stripes and dashes of color
Sacramento designer Kerrie Kelly transformed this once-overstuffed garage into a trendy lounge suited for a young family. After clearing out the clutter, the space got a paint job and some colorful furniture. The result is a chic living room that proves...
Big Makeover, Little Expense for a Design Studio's Foyer
Redecorating and rearranging a room can create a huge impact even without major new purchases. See how one design studio did it
A foyer is one of the most important rooms in a home — it gives guests their first and last impression of the space. In offices, this is even more important. Elizabeth Reich and Elizabeth Cb Marsh (yes, that's how she spells it), associate interior...
Textures Bring Good Taste to Traditional Dining Rooms
Healthy servings of texture and mixed materials satiate the need for depth and interest in dining room designs
In a room where the table is the most important piece, it can be tempting to skimp on the decorative touches. But using a mix of textures and materials in a traditional dining room is important, because it can help diners look past the grand table and...
Graceful Decorations for Traditional Dining Room Walls
Let the elegant artistry of oil paintings, classic prints and wallpaper enhance your dining room — and your entire dining experience
The dining room may be all about food, but your plate presentation isn't the only thing that can be artistic about the space. Beautiful paintings, bold wallpapers and eye-catching mirrors can all contribute to a traditional dining room that's as much...
Alluring Lighting for a Traditional Dining Room
Show dishes in their best light and set a beautiful mood with classically elegant chandeliers, sconces and pin lights
There are few rooms where lighting is as crucial as in the dining room. Not only is the light fixture a focal point here, but as your family or guests sit around the table, the fixture will constantly be in view. Plus, you want the quality of the light...
Tasteful Ideas for Traditional Dining Room Floors
Practical meets polished with these rug, tile and paint designs that have your traditional dining room floor covered
What's under your dining table is just as important as what's on top. Dining room flooring can be tricky — it needs to be practical, but in a room that usually has fewer accessories and spots for personality, the flooring is one of the few major elements...
How to Choose Traditional Living Room Furniture
It makes sense that classic furniture tends to work best in traditional living rooms. Simple palettes, sturdy materials and comfortable upholstery in timeless silhouettes will help you express your traditional style for now and years to come. But while...
Textiles for Traditional Living Rooms
Furniture is crucial in a home's design, but often it's the materials and textiles that lend a space its personality. Colorful fabrics, textured rugs and other details add that distinguishing factor that defines a room's style. In traditional living rooms,...
Wall Art for Traditional Living Rooms Can Fit or Break the Mold
From beautiful oils to light-reflecting mirrors and everything in between, art is often what immediately draws the eye — the element that makes an impact at first glance. Even in a traditional and more formal living room, thinking outside the box and...
9 Tasteful Ideas for Traditional Living Room Floors
From a crisply styled area rug to beautifully bare hardwood, these flooring ideas will keep your living room clean and classic
Flooring is often where designers start when decorating a living room. Whether you're putting in new hardwood, covering up vinyl, choosing...
7 Tips for Lovely Traditional Living Room Lighting
If your traditional living room is stuck in the dark ages, turn it into a shining example of good design with these lighting strategies
The living room may be where your family members spend most of their time, but it's about more than comfortable seating and the right-sized flat-screen TV. Proper lighting accentuates the room's design...