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Discover innovative and creative design ideas to transform your home. Learn what is trending and the basics of interior design.

Creating an Art Deco Living Room

Art Deco style was born in France before the First World War, but it reached the mainstream by the 1920s and was a style phenomenon in the Western world. It’s never really died, but today it's experiencing a booming renaissance in popularity. Art Deco is memorable for dramatic and brooding décor, with a range of luxury textures from gloss to suede,...

Lively colors in your home – not all of these ideas are overly expensive

Good news for all color lovers - spring is approaching. There is nothing more beautiful than bringing a breath of color into your life after the gloomy winter has passed. This is the time when women usually reach for clothes in colorful colors. Nature gives us the color of sunny days. So why not make your home fresh and...

Multi-purpose Furniture for the Thrifty

  One of the newest trends in interior design today is the emergence of multi-purpose furniture.  These pieces reflect today's fast-paced world and respond to an ever-changing need for functionality in the home.  Designers are filling the marketplace with cabinets that can be used in the dining area, as entertainment centers or as office storage.  There are a multitude of pieces that serve a...

Many Shades of Gray

Gray is soothing, sophisticated and chic.  You may think gray interiors are rather boring, but if done right and mixed with the correct balance of color and accessories, gray interiors can be quite sensational.  Gray continues to be a top color choice among designers and there are many variations of the color from which to choose to make your...

Iconic Furniture Designs – Fun Chairs to Enliven Your Home

There are furniture designs that stick out in our minds and have become icons in the interior design world.  These iconic furniture designs are the Ghost chair, the Egg Chair, the Wiggle chair and the Barcelona chair.  All of these pieces have a rich character and can be placed in any style of interior from traditional to modern. The Ghost...

Beautiful Light-filled Rooms

Windows fill this room with beautiful light
One of the most requested features by house hunters is lots of windows.  Beautiful light-filled rooms capture the hearts of many future home owners and often are the reason a particular house is chosen over others.  Large windows that span across a wall open up a room and showcase a home’s character and light.  Take a tour of these...

Cool it up with Steampunk

You want cool home incorporating industrial style with a little bit of a vintage vibe? Then Steampunk is just for you. This particular creative movement can be explained as a mixture of new technology and Victorian era that belong to a completely different, imaginative world. In the interior design Steampunk tends to lean toward the heavier, masculine looks which are...

Top 5 Reasons To Love A Tiny Home

tiny home
Here are the top 5 reasons to love a tiny home. As home prices have skyrocketed, people have fallen in love with this new concept. In fact, the idea of ditching a huge home has become quite appealing! So let's take a look at why so many people love tiny homes! A CONNECTION TO THE OUTDOORS: Because of the small size, tiny...

Designer Focus: Jonathan Adler, King of Happy Chic

Jonathan Adler, Interior Designer
Jonathan Adler is known as the King of Happy Chic.  What exactly is Happy Chic?  Take a look through the interiors and products designed by Jonathan Adler and you will come to understand this happy, bold, modern, eclectic, glamorous style.  Happy Chic is maximalist and modern.  It is sophisticated and bold.  If nothing else, it will leave a smile on...

Embrace Pastels as the New Neutrals of Interior Design

Living sophisticated with pastels. (shoproomsideas.com)
Move over white, tan and gray. There’s a new batch of neutrals in town.  Embrace pastels as the new neutrals of interior design for a refreshing palette in your home this year.  Transfer your taste for gelato and macaroons to your walls, furniture and accessories for a soothing and light take on color for your home.  Let’s look at...

Modern Interiors for Art Lovers

Art dominates this room, providing color and depth
Art is all around us:  in nature, buildings, art galleries and homes, to name just a few.  For art lovers, no home is complete without some form of art.  Here are some modern interiors that display art, making it the focal point of the home design.  These are modern interiors for art lovers. A mix of art and sculpture. Carrying a theme or color to...

Designer Focus: Alexa Hampton

Interior Designer Alexa Hampton
Alexa Hampton is a leading interior designer and daughter of the iconic Mark Hampton.  She is the owner of her father's company in New York, Mark Hampton, LLC.  Aside from interiors, Ms. Hampton designs furniture, fabric, lighting and carpet collections.  Her design aesthetic is classic and beautiful, catering to those that prefer a traditional sense of style. Alexa Hampton prescribes to what...

5 Ways to hide or update your radiator

Many older homes have radiators. Sometimes these are small and hidden away, but these are typically bulky and in the way, often in living spaces. They are unsightly and tend to need a redo after some years of wear and tear. Luckily, there are things that any homeowner can do to either hide or update the radiators in his/...

7 Ways to Create Island Style at Home

Island style is light, luxurious but casual, and fresh.  It calls to mind carefree days and the essence of warm ocean breezes at night.  Here are 7 ways to create island style at home.  Infuse your home with the relaxing, fresh appeal of the islands with laid-back luxury. The essence of island style is comfort, natural elements, light, and cool colors.  It is breezy and carefree.  To...

What is Wabi Sabi Style?

Wabi Sabi Style
"What is Wabi Sabi Style?", you may be asking yourself. At first, you thought it was something on a teppanyaki menu. But, you then had an embarrassing moment and found out it is a cultural ideal that the Japanese have embraced for centuries. Well, at least that's how it went down for me! Wabi-Sabi Ideals The wabi-sabi ideal is one which...

Sophisticated Feminine Bedroom Designs

Feminine bedroom style
Every woman deserves a place to feel special; a place where she can relax, unwind and get a good night's rest.  A woman's bedroom should be a sanctuary; a place where the cares of the world are brushed aside and she can enjoy a peaceful environment filled with what she loves and the luxuries she deserves.  Here are some enchanting...

Tropical Style for Paradise at Home

Lazy days spent dozing in the sun, balmy breezes stirring the palm fronds outside your window and fruity drinks served with colorful miniature umbrellas.  You can bring a tropical getaway to your home with this easy, breezy style. Designing your space with a tropical theme can be achieved two ways.  If you want a more toned-down natural interior, use a...

Seven Creative Ways to Design a Stairwell

Unique lighting, artwork and a patterned runner enhance this stairwell
The stairwell in the home is often a neglected space when designing.  In most cases, the stairs are in the entry of the home and this is where the first impression is made by visitors.  The stairway naturally takes the eye upward and you should make that journey as interesting as possible.  Therefore, here are seven creative ways to...
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