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Guest Picks: Rock Star
Rocks, stones and minerals — oh my! It’s pretty easy to bring this trend home with all sorts of home furnishings and accessories fashioned from stone. They can bring a little bling, or they can be completely neutral, natural and textural. —...
Guest Picks: La Vie Bohème
Boho chic still reigns. It’s eclectic, collected and has that easy-going air. Bohemian pieces have an exotic vibe and can be mixed in with many different styles to get an even more storied and collected look. — Sarah from The...
Guest Picks: Holiday Essentials
Guest Picks: A Farmhouse Dining Room
For those of us who will be welcoming the family during this holiday season, it’s time to ready our homes! The feasting will commence in the dining room, and it’s high time we give it a facelift. I’ve chosen the casual appeal of the farmhouse style...
Guest Picks: Best Catalog Buys
Good design isn't just available for those working in the design trade. Fabulous and affordable pieces that will serve you and your home for years to come are on the pages of the catalogs that arrive in your mailbox every week. It's pretty safe to say...
Guest Picks: Bold Accent Tables
If you find that a room in your house is looking a little mediocre, or you're just bored with the space, you can amp it up a bit by throwing in a new bold accent table. Whether it be cocktail, side, end, sofa, console or demilune, you can accent as cheaply...
Guest Picks: An Early Fall Dinner
Enjoying the outdoors and sitting on the porch is not over here in the South yet. We can still cozy up on our porches with friends and family, maybe have a little fire. Here's how I would set things up for a casual dinner on the porch at the start of...
Guest Picks: Accessories to Get Homes Spiffy
People often talk about giving their homes a little face lift. Adding accessories is a great way to spiff up your space and give it some interest without rendering you penniless. Consider a wide range of materials — wood, metal, bone, horn, glass, resin,...
Guest Picks: 20 Gorgeous Perennials to Plant Now
Take advantage of warm spring weather to create a colorful garden with blooming plants, succulents and ornamental grasses
For most of us in the United States, spring is here. Now is the time to get yourself outside and get some plants in the ground to acclimate to moderate temperatures and take advantage of more abundant spring rains. Whether you are adding to a bed or garden...
Bungalow 404 Remodel
A completed renovation of a 1920s bungalow. The kitchen was expanded and an awkward addition on the rear of the house was re-purposed as dining area open to the kitchen. The master bath was expanded and the entire basement was finished to include an open...
Indiana Avenue Remodel
The Indiana Avenue house is a total renovation with modern electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. During the seven month renovation several upgrades or additions were made including a front exterior entry, rear exterior deck, laundry/mudroom, powder...
Guest Picks: Cook Up a Modern Victorian Kitchen
Get the beauty of a bygone era with modern kitchen fixtures, appliances and accessories for comfort and style
I'm working on the total renovation of a house built in 1895, and I'm in the process of making design decisions for important rooms like the kitchen and bath. My goal is to create a space that is a nod to both the original Queen Anne architecture and...
Guest Picks: Sophisticated Bedroom Finds for a Single Guy
No black-light posters, please. These bedroom furniture pieces and accessories offer grown-up style with a masculine flair
I read an article a few months ago about a new niche group of clients for interior designers — single and divorced men looking to create more stylish living spaces. The standard-issue down comforter, Star Wars and Bob Marley posters, and thrift store...