When I'm asked to redesign and feng shui someone's home the first thing I do is to look at is where their front door is. Is it facing the street? Is it to the side? Is it 'round the back?
All of these photographs instantly surprised us.
Black and white is everywhere this season, from couture runways to sidewalk window displays. And since interiors always follow fashion, I predict we'll start to see black and white infiltrating homes and commercial spaces in upcoming seasons.
Whether entertaining a small group of friends at home or planning a major event, these simple style, design and culinary insights offer just what you need to make any occasion that much more special.
My living room poses a bit of a layout challenge. After arranging and re-arranging the seating area at least a half-dozen Type A times, I finally decided that what's missing is a focal point. Something to draw the eye in. I decided that what I needed was a tall, faux fireplace mantle. Here are my top five tips to style a fireplace mantle.
Pick a "project" -- a room, a closet, your wardrobe, your food habits -- and give it some serious focus. What can you do to bring change into your life?
You know how in horror movies, there is that one room that the overnight guest has been warned not to enter and how the guest, sensing that something terrible is beyond that door, is helplessly drawn to opening it anyway?
Alexandra Von Furstenberg has made waves in the design scene with her modern take on acrylic home decor and furniture. Her designs, often injected with a sliver of fluorescent color, are a fresh and contemporary take on a material that we've come to associate with the '70s.
"Sounds like a real man cave," he continued, turning to Chris. "All that's missing is a moose head over the fireplace." "It's an elk," I said. "A twelve-point elk," Chris clarified.
The following list of top ten details to start with can work with any color scheme, mood and budget. They can also be kid-friendly while equally inviting to quality adult time. Browse your favorite stores and some new ones and search online as well.
A nursery isn't just a place where babies sleep. This is where babies eat, play and get changed. It's where moms sometimes sit for hours in the middle of the night, holding and rocking and wiping off tears. This list of 10 Ways to Decorate the Kids' Room will get you inspired.
While most young professionals barely have time to be at home, let alone decorate their space, there is a value to creating a cozy and comfortable casa that is all your own even if you're renting yours.
And other design ideas for 2013.
As we settle into the new year, it's a great time to be pro-active and get a jumpstart on spring-cleaning your home. Our friend Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan from Apartment Therapy gave us some great ideas how to clean, re-organize, de-clutter and revamp your home right now.
Do you ever look around your home, and feel suffocated by all your stuff? If so, the new year is a perfect time for a fresh start.
There's no better time than a new year to renew your living space. Whether you have a tiny apartment, or a 10,000 square foot house, here's five simple changes that will make you feel like you're living in a brand new home.