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

Home Bar Designs for the Ultimate Entertaining Feature

Beautiful home bar
The home bar is a unique feature that provides a space perfect for relaxing and enjoying gatherings with family and friends.  It can be as simple as a wall-mounted bar or corner set-up for smaller spaces, to a large and elaborate design.  A bar can be installed in the living room, as part of the kitchen or in a finished...

6 Great Reasons to Love an Open Floor Plan

Spacious open floor plan
The open concept home offers many advantages to modern living and design.  This style of home appeals to a broad spectrum of home buyers.  Those wishing to down-size and simplify their lives may find the open concept welcoming.  If living with a multitude of walls and divided living areas begins to feel claustrophobic, this type of home layout is ideal.  Here...

Autumn Decor Inspired By The Garden Harvest

The garden harvest inspires my autumn decor. Hands down, fall is my favorite season. I love the rich reds and vibrant oranges. These vibrant shades balance out against rich browns and golds. Indeed, I look forward to everything about autumn. While most people dread the cooler temperatures and winter coming around the corner, I look forward to the possibilities. Indeed,...

The Timeless Appeal of Cool & Casual Khaki

khaki green kitchen
There is a timeless appeal to cool, casual khaki.  It is clean and sophisticated. It lends itself to understated neutral elegance. Conversely, you can pop colors against it in a vibrant display.  However you use it, khaki is diverse in its uses.  Therefore, this shade has remained popular for the last ten years. Khaki is beautiful in every area of...

Decorating small bathrooms big time

In the madness of our lives as social beings, bathrooms are not only the place where we go about to do our business, it is also the room where almost often we experience solitude. Hence, the calming effect of this room is as important as its functional efficiency. It is often seen that bathrooms and powder rooms are often...

Five Hot Flooring Trends To Elevate Your Home Design

kitchen flooring
Flooring elevates your home design. There are five hot flooring trends to consider. These trends add pizzazz and style to your space. Of course, flooring is an integral part of design. Literally, they ground your room. Flooring is important.  Obviously, you want a durable flooring.  However, you will want beautiful floors to accent your space.  I'm here to show you...

Let Bright Colors Turn up the Volume in Your Home

Fresh, bright color brings life to this living room
Bright colors can be a challenge to work with but shouldn't be dismissed out of fear.  A splash of bright color goes a long way in a room but boldly going full color transforms a space.  If neutrals leave much to be desired for you, let bright colors turn up the volume in your home. Choose two colors that contrast...

Trend Alert: Faceted Interior Design for Fascinating Dimension

V2 PaperForms modular recycled wall tiles add multi-faceted dimension
Interior design trends come and they go.  Geometrics are still somewhat fresh for 2016, but this trend has taken on new dimension with faceted interior design.  Think of a diamond and its many facets, or the angles of a freeform shape.  Sharp, edgy and dimensional, faceted surfaces are taking form all across the design realm.  Let's explore some of the ways...

Sconce Lighting for Adding Sparkle to Your Interiors

Sconces add accent lighting to this room
Lighting is a key element in designing a space.  Aside from its actual functionality, lighting can transform a room and set the right mood.  There is such a myriad of lighting styles and fixtures that you can find just the right ones for any room of your home.  One in particular that you may want to consider is the wall...

5 easy ways to spice up your living room

If a home is a fort for the family, the living room certainly is the heart of it. This is the space where everyone in the family come together and weave memories and live perhaps one of their best moments.  Since a lot of time is spent in these spaces in every house, a lot of attention and detail...

Space Saving Design Elements For Small Space & Apartment Living

I lived in three apartments over the past six years, and I became masterful at incorporating space saving elements to enhance my small space. Currently, my husband and I have settled into our permanent home. Our permanent home is a mid-century, two bedroom 1400 square foot rancher. Therefore, we have continued to utilize the space savers to give our home...

Contemporary Wall Treatments Inspired By Textiles

When you are choosing colors to complete a room makeover, it is a fantastic idea to choose a fabric or textile to use as the inspiration for your wall treatment or paint.  Professional decorators know this is true.  It's easier to take your fabric item to the paint store than to bring home dozens of little paint swatches to...

Cape Cod Beach Home Inspiration

Cape Cod beach house interior
Coastal New England in the summertime.  The quintessential American dream of the summer vacation.  The place where you can hob-nob with the elite and enjoy the warmer months in splendor by the water.  The Cape Cod beach home offers the perfect abode for these halcyon days.  Here we offer Cape Cod beach home inspiration that gives you a taste of these splendid casually elegant homes.  Pull...

Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard the Ideal Summer Escape

Beautiful backyard patio
As summer hits it peak, many people head outside.  Now is the prime time for backyard barbecues, parties and relaxing.  If your patio is not up to par for entertaining or your backyard space lacks style, here are some patio ideas to make your backyard the ideal summer escape. If it's luxury you're after, imagine yourself sitting around the fire with friends. ...

Cool and Sophisticated Gray and Cream Interiors for Your Inspiration

The soothing beauty of gray and cream interior
There is something inherently soothing and cool about gray and cream interiors.  This color combination is a mix of cool and warm, giving any room a luxurious appeal.  Have you ever walked into a room and felt enveloped in a clean, sophisticated luxury?  Here are a selection of cool and sophisticated gray and cream interiors for your inspiration. At once warm and sophisticated,...

5 Ways to Get a Luxury Look for Less

Getting a luxury look for less
Many of us strive, or at least dream of, achieving a look of luxury in our homes.  There is an undeniable appeal to the luxury home and its level of taste and sophistication.  This is a style that we admire in magazines, on television and on the internet.  However, not all of us can afford the look or even...

Red, White and Blue Interior Design

Accents of color can make an impact
Red, white and blue.  This color combination works in any room and is a twist on the traditional blue and white interior.  Now that the fireworks are over, perhaps you are inspired to make these colors a permanent fixture in your home.  Here are ideas on how to incorporate red, white and blue into your interiors. In the Bedroom Red, white...

Add a Touch of the Tropics to Your Home for Summer

Tropical leaf print wallpaper
A strong trend this summer is the leafy green lushness of tropical prints.  Add a touch of the tropics to your home for summer with beautiful wallpaper prints.  There are numerous creative ways to use these prints in your rooms, from accent walls to covering the entire space.  Let's explore some of the ways to add color, pattern and...
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