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Hunker Down With a Built-In Couch
Whether your room is unusually shaped or you just want a unique furniture design, a built-in couch may be the answer
If you’re having trouble finding the perfect couch and are considering custom, perhaps you should take it a step further: the built-in couch. Like any built-in unit, these couches have great advantages: They can be built exactly to your specifications,...
Egg-Inspired Designs Hatch in the Home
Easter comes and goes, but soft, rounded forms for furniture, lighting and art in modern homes never go out of style
We may think of Easter as the only time to bring out the eggs. However, it’s possible you’ve had eggs on display year-round without entirely realizing it. Take a look around. Do you have a Jacobsen Egg Chair in your living room? Or perhaps egg sculptures...
5 Tips for Enhancing the Appeal of Your Fireplace
There is hardly a more picturesque winter evening than one curled up fireside. Except, perhaps, one curled up next to a particularly chic fireplace. That being said, it may be time to assess the current state of your fireplace. Could it benefit from a...
16 Creative Ways to Hide Easter Eggs
Crack of dawn on Sunday not your ideal thinking time? Just follow our creative egg-hiding ideas and pretend Peter Cottontail did the work
The countdown is on to Easter, and it’s time to lay down a strategy for the annual egg hunt. Instead of hitting up the usual hiding places — behind the throw pillows, under the couch — have a little fun this year by stashing the eggs in unexpected...
Diva Bedrooms Grab the Spotlight
Be your own superstar in a showstopping bedroom designed for rest, rejuvenation and a whole lot of drama
“Diva” refers to a woman of outstanding talent in the world of opera, theater, cinema or popular music. She also tends to have impressive style. In addition, she is probably exhausted and needs just the right bedroom perfect for recharging. However,...
Remember the Rooftop
A well-dressed roof deck can instantly expand your living area. Here's how to make this space the crowning glory of your home
It seems we never quite have enough space in our homes, especially if we’re living in the tightly packed quarters of a city. However, there may be one prime space that you’ve overlooked: your rooftop. Could you convert it into an entertaining space...
Kids' Study Spaces Earn High Marks
Eliminate excuses for ditching homework with a well-designed, personalized space for your kids to hit the books
It feels enticingly like summer lately in the Midwest, and I’m sure kids everywhere are getting the itch to ditch the books for the great outdoors. Unfortunately, this early streak of warm temperatures is a bit of a tease: It may feel like school is...
Invite Your View Inside
Don't just sit there and stare. If you love your view, pull it into the room with colors, textures and materials that make it feel at home
I once interviewed a well-known designer about a beach home she decorated along the Atlantic coast of Georgia's Sea Island. The space was filled with blues, greens and neutrals, and when I asked what had inspired it, she said simply, “The view!” Regardless...
Hit a Bold Color Balance
A slap-happy approach to vivid hues equals a surefire dizzy spell. Keep your rooms in a happy state of equilibrium instead with these tips
Applying bold color to a space is no haphazard process. Here’s the thing: When the eye notices a bold color, it immediately begins searching for it elsewhere in a room. Therefore, a space’s sense of balance requires that these attention-grabbing colors...
Get the Hang of Rethinking Mirrors
Sure, sometimes it's hip just to be square. But if you want your mirrors to really stand out, it's time to reconsider the options
Mirrors in design are generally used for functional reasons, such as over the bathroom sink or to help small spaces feel larger through reflection. In these situations, it’s easy enough to simply hang a mirror on a hook and call it a day. However, by...
Center Bathtubs Take Top Billing
Whether you're going for drama or just a clear footpath, setting your tub in the middle of your bathroom can be just the ticket
Like many people, I sometimes think about the bathroom I'd love to have someday. Until now, this dream has never involved a layout with the bath in the center of the space. It never even crossed my mind until I began seeing shot after shot of this concept...
Blended Doors for Standout Style
If you want to create a seamless, uninterrupted aesthetic for your space, you may be missing one element that could truly complete your look: the blended door. The blended door (not a technical term) is essentially a door that blends directly...
Mini Guide to Minimalism
A minimalist approach can make the most out of your space by focusing attention exactly where you want. These 12 rooms show you how
So often, we approach spaces and wonder what can be added. However, what about those things that can be taken away? Certain spaces — those with great architecture, incredible views or small dimensions — may be best enhanced with a minimalist approach,...