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

Front Porch Decorating Ideas You Must Try

Front porch decorating is fun and fulfilling. In just a short amount of time, you can add a joyful welcome to all who visit your home. Because the front porch is where you make a first impression, make it count! Make The Door POP! Because the front door can be a focal point for your exterior, give it a pop of...

Sunroom: A Fabulous Escape From The Winter

A fabulous sunroom can be as simple or as elaborate as you desire. A sunroom is a retreat where you can escape to in the winter and dream of the summer months ahead. Because we crave the sunshine during the winter, a sunroom is a perfect addition to  your home. A sunroom is a place or rest and respite. This...

The Depth of White in 2016 Interior Design

Beautiful cream white walls give this home a refined glow
Although the authority on color, Pantone, has not yet announced the official color of 2016, Benjamin Moore has designated Simple White.  One may argue that white is not even a color; it is, in fact, the absence of color.  However, there are many nuances to white.  Consider off-white, cream and eggshell white.  There is brilliant white which, in some instances, has a...

5 Reasons to Love Marble in Your Home

Black marble floors give this room a sleek, modern flair with classic drama
Marble has been used to enhance interiors for hundreds of years.  It is a luxury feature in many homes, including bathrooms, kitchens and central living areas.  Marble looks sleek in modern interiors and comes in a variety of patterns, textures and colors.  Here are five reasons to love marble in your home. 1. Floors Marble floors are elegant and sleek.  Marble...

Indoor Swimming Pools to Inspire

Luxury indoor swimming pool
Many of us are aware of the benefits of swimming and dream of the luxury of having our own swimming pool.  However, choosing between an indoor and outdoor pool can be a tough decision.  Here are the benefits and drawbacks of an indoor pool and photos of luxury home swimming pools to inspire you. The major benefit of an indoor swimming pool...

Masculine Industrial Style for the Modern Man

Masculine industrial style
Industrial interior design style embodies the spirit of the masculine man -- metal and stone combined with rough-hewn wood, leather and functional style.  Industrial style is all about exposing the elements that are generally hidden in construction and showcasing them for their unique appeal.  Sounds manly, yes?  Vintage pieces, metal and leather combine with sleek surfaces for a decidedly masculine interior. ...

Kitchens in Today’s Open Concept Home

The kitchen has long been the heart of the home, where families and friends gather.  Increasingly, the kitchen is becoming a more integral part of the home as open concept floor plans have become the norm.  Kitchens in today's open concept home have mass appeal for their elegant efficiency and seamless flow.           Left photo courtesy of Beautiful Homes and Designs Since kitchens are open to the home’s...

Inspiring Peacock Beauty for Your Home

Peacock feather mural
The peacock is a vibrant symbol of royalty and nobility.  It symbolizes the beauty we can all achieve when we show our true colors.  The peacock's vibrant plumage is a subject of many decorative items for the home.  When used in the home, peacock colors and items exude a flamboyant style.  Here are ideas for incorporating this vibrant and...

The Mid-Century Modern Home Office

Mid-century modern home office
The Mid-century modern home office is an appealing option for many, as it is a timeless style that has evolved into the modern interior landscape.  The clean lines, pure aesthetics and subtle flair of mid-century modern design is a great match to the home office. The mid-century modern style emphasizes wood and has a very clean-cut appeal, making it a...

Space-saving Solutions for Small Homes

Good things come in small packages and your home is no exception.  Living large in a small space is all about utilizing every bit of space to the maximum.  Space-saving solutions for small homes begin with smart storage, a bit of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking thrown in for good measure.           A small space feels safe and comforting.  Instead of...

Increase The Heat With Rose Gold Décor

Trend connoisseurs across the globe are putting a twist on traditional metallic favourites such as gold and silver by opting instead to add exciting and fun rose gold tones into their homes. Rose gold is a precious metal, similar to gold, with more coppery tones that gives it an unusual shade. Some style mavens have incorporated rose gold as a...

18 Ways to Repurpose Wood Crates in Your Home

Wood crates repurposed into a desk or craft work center
Wood crates are a popular flea market commodity today.  They have endless uses outside of their originally intended use, therefore making them a hot item to repurpose in the home.  Here are 18 ways to repurpose wood crates in your home.  Shelving Stack crates freeform or uniform to create a unique shelving unit.  Attach several together and stack beside each other...

Homes Above and Below: Airplane Hangar and Underground Homes

Air hangar home
The dream of owning a home has evolved much over the years.  Now there is a large population that is considering alternative home options.  We'll take a peek at homes inspired by air and earth.  Airplane hangar and underground homes are a lucrative option for those looking for unique architecture and living. The underground home may bring you back to the...

Refresh Your Home for Summer and Create an Oasis

Sunshine and warm breezes beckon you to come outside and enjoy the summer.  Why not bring that taste of summer inside.  With just a few simple changes you can transform your home into a summer oasis and enjoy a brighter and more relaxed environment all season long.           Living room photo courtesy of Cote de Texas; Striped slipcover photo courtesy of...

Do’s and Dont’s of Brightening a Room

  There it is, your perfect home in the ideal location with all the space you need. There's a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a decent size closet. The main floor has the open floor plan you've desired since you was a kid. One problem though, after your new buyer's excitement has passed, you've realized there are some...

An Interior Design Tribute to Blue

Blue is a favorite among many for home interiors
Blue is the hot color of the moment, but it has been a long-time favorite for many.  Blue is a versatile color that can create various moods in a room.  Soft blues are calming and serene.  Turquoise evokes island waters.  Navy blue is a classic neutral.  Deep, violet blues and cobalt are striking and bold.  Let's explore blue in its...

The Top Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2018

The top hardwood flooring trends for 2018 are so easy on the eyes! You're going to love to hear that hardwood floors remain ever popular. Because of their durability and long wear, homeowners remain in love with hardwood flooring this year. Here are those top trends. GREY IS OUT, GREIGE IS IN Grey floors are losing popularity. Greige is overtaking the flooring...

Interior Design as an Art Form

Beautiful curves enhance this interior
Interior design is an art form and sometimes the artists achieve a room that is innovative and unique or simply stylish.  These highly chic rooms contain elements that elevate their design to a level of style that makes us appreciate the art that goes into them.  Just like a painting or significant work of sculpture, a room design speaks to us.  Let's...