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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...

The Design Anatomy of the Family Room

A beautifully appointed family room
What makes up a family room? What does a family room mean to you?  For many, this room is a place to relax and enjoy family and friends.  It is a central location in the home and, aside from the kitchen, the top gathering spot for entertaining.  Let’s take a moment to explore the design anatomy of a family...

Lighten up Your Interiors for Summer

Summer-inspired interior
Summer is officially here!  As the temperature rises and the days are longer, take a moment to think about the ways you can lighten up your interiors for summer.  You can change the color scheme, add color or lighten color for a softer approach.  Create a beach or tropical vibe.  You can even decrease the visual weight of a room by using wicker or...

8 Ways to Make a Statement in Your Living Room

Pattern and a large mirror as focal point make a statement in this living room
Sometimes a living room needs a little something extra.  The living room, hence the name, is the room where most families spend time at home.  It is generally the center for entertaining, relaxing and enjoying family time.  The living room is where guests are received.  Here are eight ways to make a statement in your living room, to bring it from...

Fun and Functional Garage Conversion Ideas

Cozy modern garage conversion
Last Updated: May 10, 2016 There is a space in your home that can be designated for guests, entertaining, leisure or family time.  It is most likely filled with castoffs from the home and yard, not even being used for its intended purpose.  That space is the garage.  If you find yourself needing extra space, consider the space you already...

How to Create a Colorful and Eclectic Home Office

Eclectic and colorful home office
There are many ways to tackle the design of a home office.  You could set up the standard desk with a few cabinets and a bookshelf perhaps, or you could create a space that is uniquely yours and shines with personality.  Let's explore home offices that are brimming with style and learn tips on how to create a colorful and eclectic home...

6 Top Picks for a Relaxing Backyard

Backyard living area
A relaxing backyard is something many envision for their home.  Enjoying the outdoors in the privacy and convenience of your own backyard is relaxing and, for many, a way of life.  There are ways to improve your outdoor space, making it a place that is welcoming and integral to your daily life.  Here are six top picks for a relaxing backyard to...

Chic and Charming Farmhouse Style for Every Taste

Chic farmhouse style
Farmhouse style is classic and comforting.  It encompasses interiors that reveal history and those that are fresh and new.  There is a certain chic and charming farmhouse style for every taste, from classic to industrial and modern.  Here we examine interiors that evoke fresh and classic farmhouse style alongside a more modern farmhouse aesthetic.  Which farmhouse style suits you? With...

Beautiful Luxury Bathrooms

Luxury bathroom
Many home owners and renters list a luxury bathroom as one of their top desires in a home.  Rich materials, updated lighting, large showers and beautiful soaking tubs set the scene for the luxury bathroom.  Add to that stunning accents and lush linens for a completely luxurious bathroom that elevates this space into an oasis.  Here are beautiful luxury bathrooms...

8 Unique Interior Door Ideas

Unique interior door ideas
The way to make your house a home is to personalize the interior.  One way to accomplish this is to enhance your interior doors.  Here are eight unique interior door ideas to give you inspiration for updating your own.  Sliding Barn Door - Add a rustic touch to any doorway in the home with the addition of a sliding...