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 ...

Are you making these rookie decorating mistakes?

Unless you’re a seasoned interior designer with decades of experience, chances are you’ve made a decorating faux pas or two. Maybe you purchased a sofa without measuring it first or hung a pendant light too high (hello, unflattering under-eye bags). Maybe you purchased a rug that was too small for your space or hung your ...

Tips for using beautiful brown in your space

Tips for using beautiful brown in your space
Much admired for the warmth and coziness it brings to a space, brown remains one of the most versatile colors to use in a color scheme. Softer and not as harsh as black, brown can serve as a foundation color from which other colors can be paired without competing. Here are top 10 Design Recipes ...

How to design a fun children’s bedroom

How to design a fun children's bedroom
Children’s bedrooms serve as a great opportunity to infuse color, light and creativity into the home. In addition to incorporating a child’s wish list and desired colors and other elements, a child’s bedroom is also a chance to tell a design story. When it comes to creating the ideal children’s room, here are my top ...

Rugs can warm an area

Rugs can warm an area
When it comes to decorating your home, furniture is always top of mind. Paint colors and decor ideas, like gallery walls, are a close second. But one thing that can transform your whole space is a rug. Rugs really help anchor a space and group things together. With open-concept layouts so popular now, it’s hard ...

An office for her

An office for her
Perhaps you have heard of the expression “man cave,” the affectionate term for a man’s private space. Women need their own private spaces, too. If your home allows, instead of having a universal office, consider an office just for her. THE PERFECT PLACE Ideally the location of a female home office should be easily accessible ...

Decor changes you can make to any room

Decor changes you can make to any room
Very few of us ever feel like our homes are done – even those who’ve hired an interior designer. And even then, it’s easy to tire of that look you once loved. Thankfully, giving your home a little refresh, or even a dramatic transformation, can be as simple as changing one element in the space. ...

Designing with vignettes

Designing with vignettes
Design isn’t always about the big pieces in a room. Sometimes it’s the smaller, specialty pieces that can make a room shine. Vignettes have long been the secret weapon of stylists to make aesthetically pleasing, stylized statements throughout a space. WHAT IS A VIGNETTE? A vignette is a snapshot or mini-grouping of items to convey ...