How to decorate a boys room

These days nearly anything goes when it comes to making a children’s room fun and functional. Girls have their own desire for color and design, and boys do as well. When it comes to creating the ideal retreat and “fun spot” in a boys room, consider function, durability and most of all an ideal place ...

10 tips for using wallpaper

What goes around comes around, especially in style and trends. Wallpaper, once a staple and must in the 1970s, fell out of favor in the ’90s, but in recent years has made a comeback. No longer automatically considered tired and dated, many decor companies have made an effort to design fun, bold prints that can ...

Do’s and don’ts for a modern guest bedroom

Guest bedrooms and guest homes can serve multiple purposes. Whether they are for constant or the occasional guest, tenants or rental purposes, they can be designed in various ways. When looking to create an appealing room or space for guests, here are some Design Recipes tips to keep in mind. DO: Create an environment that ...

How to decorate with glass

When designers look to infuse color into a space, glass isn’t typically their first choice. While glass can lend itself to multiple applications, glass is often viewed as too transparent a medium to use to add color to a space. However, if one selects the right glass pieces, glass can not only add color, but ...

10 ways to dress up your kitchen 1

10 ways to dress up your kitchen
When it comes to entertaining, it’s common to dress up a dining table to enhance food pairing or to create a decorative table scape. But why not dress up your kitchen and casual dining areas year-round? Many homeowners embrace the opportunity to showcase decorative elements in a creative way. If you are looking for ways ...

10 tips for affordable nursery design

10 tips for affordable nursery design
Nursery design doesn’t have to break the bank. There are a number of cost-saving and creative ideas to create a nursery that is inviting, warm and friendly. When it comes to creating a nursery on a budget, here are some top Design Recipes tips. 1. Paint. Painting remains one of the most affordable ways to ...

Tips for cozy basements and lower level

Tips for cozy basements and lower level
In many homes, basements and lower levels often feel cold and uninviting, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. What many people often overlook or ignore is the fact that a lower level is usable space. Especially during a time when people are looking to maximize how they use their home, using all ...

How to pick the right chair for you

I’ve found that the world is divided into two groups: sofa people and chair people. Since you most likely have both kinds of people in your life, you will need both kinds of seats in your home. Last week, I blogged about how to pick the perfect sofa. This week, the spotlight is on chairs. ...

How to make your space bright, bold

Even with so much design focus on minimalism and neutral interiors dominated by taupe and black, bold colors remain a stable choice for those who prefer rich, vivid color in their environments. While bright and bold colors work perfectly in fun spaces like children’s bedrooms and playrooms, they can also work seamlessly in living spaces. ...

Black and blue, an unexpected combination

Look inside nearly any shelter publication and you will see the color blue used in virtually every room of the home. What you will also see is a prominent use of the color black. Yes, black is back. While blue and black are powerful colors on their own, they are also two colors that also ...