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Learn about furniture and how to arrange and decorate with different styles. Gain new appreciation for classic pieces and discover new designs.

Built In Bookcase Pieces for Your Home

Bookcases and closets are the perfect spaces for storing items in your home. One issue is that vanities and bookcases take up some much-needed space in your home in order to hide or showcase your blankets, trinkets and other family belongings. One innovative idea that some homeowners and architects have latched onto is the concept of placing these furniture...

10 Easy Tips and Tricks For Successfully Refinishing Furniture

furniture refinishing
Try these 10 easy tips & tricks for successfully refinishing furniture. When you master this skill you'll be able to create custom pieces for your home. In fact, it's fun to transform an old piece of furniture. Tip 1: Arm yourself with some patience. Indeed, a sense of humor is also a plus. If you feel overwhelmed, take a breath...

Aquariums as Furniture and Accents Give Homes a Lively Atmosphere

Want a way to add some vitality and liveliness to your home without having to buy a large mammal that can knock things over and track mud throughout the house? Do you aspire to have a unique piece of furniture that is sure to wow guests while looking sleek and stylish? Consider buying or ordering a custom aquarium for...

Creative Do-it-yourself Ideas for Shelves

Shelves in the home add dimension, enable you to display favorite objects and can help organize a space.  If you are looking for unique shelving options, here are a few inspiring ideas to make you look at certain items in a whole new way. Skateboards, crutches, ladders, books, furniture, suitcases and even pianos can be repurposed to create surprisingly unique...

Tree Trunk Decor- Add a Touch of Raw Beauty

Malafor Trunks make stylish stools (trendhunter.com)
Bring home the element of surprise, tree trunks. These unexpected decorating elements will bring the charm and raw beauty of nature into your household. Many are the times when nature provides the best design inspiration. Take it from Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the most influential names in architecture, “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will...

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...

Sleep Your Cares Away In a Sleep Chair

sleep chair
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night still in your living room recliner with the TV playing an infomercial? Or maybe you’ve found yourself contorted on the couch with the sun in your eyes and discover that you spent the whole night in your media room? Either on the couch or the comfy chair, are...

Curved Sofas for a Cozy and Welcoming Seating Area

Curve sofa makes for a cozy room
Curves are a pleasing shape in the home - the soft curve of an arm rest or a chair, the curve of bent wood or even the walls of a certain room.  Curved sofas appear welcoming and cozy.  They are graceful and charming or modern and hip.  If you have a living room that is challenging to arrange or...

Industrial Touches: 24 Exposed Copper Pipe Decorating Projects

Industrial interior design is about displaying and showcasing mechanical elements and building materials that are usually concealed. Its “unfinished” look holds within itself endless possibilities. One way to recreate that industrial appeal is by putting an emphasis on rustic metals such as brushed nickel, cast iron metals and copper. Copper pipes are stylish elements to decorate with if you are...

Things to Consider When Buying Furniture for Your New Home

Let’s be real—choosing furniture for your home can be an anxiety-inducing experience. Exciting, yes! But just as much stress. While it may seem simple at first, it gets overwhelming to find useful, comfortable pieces that not only create a cohesive interior but also reflect your personality! Somewhere between the bleary-eyed internet research for stylish furniture and hours of exploring inspiring...

Coffee Table Alternatives

If you’re looking for coffee table alternatives, you have a plethora of choices.  You no longer have to settle for the standard square or round coffee table in front of your sofa.  You can use a pair of end tables, an ottoman, vintage trunks and suitcases and even an aquarium.  Here are a few ideas to help you decide on...

Versatile Upholstered Headboards

Upholstered headboards are a great way to add character, charm and luxury to your bedroom.  With so many designs and fabric choices available, you can create a custom upholstered headboard that fits your personal design style.           Photos courtesy of BHG.com For a contemporary design, a simple square upholstered headboard looks stylish and adds texture and softness to the bedroom.  A...

Beautiful and Private Home Libraries

Home libraries aren’t only a feature of luxury homes with rooms to space. With so much advancement in technology, more of us are relying on reading at home as a private escape from busy lifestyles. From entire floors to single shelves, you can turn any space into your own private reading area. A purpose built library that takes up an entire...

Outdoor Daybeds for the Ultimate Backyard Relaxation

Outdoor daybed for backyard relaxation
There is nothing quite like a lazy summer day.  One way to enjoy the day relaxing is on an outdoor daybed.  Fresh air, a warm breeze and the scent of the garden immerse you in the outdoor experience.  Doze away or snuggle up with a good book in these outdoor daybeds for the ultimate backyard relaxation. A cozy garden enclosure makes for...

Velvet – The Fabric of the Moment

Sumptuous, glamorous, shimmering, elegant, luxurious, cozy.  All of these words describe velvet, which is enjoying a revitalized recognition among interior designers today.  Forget the staid red velvet of yesteryear that covers those tattered sofas and chairs in your grandmother’s attic.  There are an array of dark, rich velvets and buttery soft pastels and neutrals that convey elegance and modern...

Floating Shelves Inspiration

With space becoming a rarer and more precious commodity in Interior Design, and in people’s lives, using walls as storage space has become a must. In fact, whereas one would traditionally place most of their surplus objects and trinkets in cabinets or wardrobes, shelves are now been increasingly used to ‘gain’ extra secret space around the house. In fact, when...

Garden Benches to Enhance Your Outdoor Space

Garden bench of natural wood blends into the landscape
If you enjoy gardening and spending time outdoors to take advantage of your hard work, a garden bench is the perfect addition for you.  Understated or grand, do-it-yourself or purchased, garden benches are a simple way to add charm and functionality to your garden space. Depending on your garden style, choose a bench that accents the space just as you...

Give New Life to Old Furniture With Paint

Painted console table
How many times have you looked at an old chest, chair or other piece of furniture and thought about getting rid of it because it just didn't look that great any more?  Or perhaps you have an antique that Grandma gave you that doesn't fit with your style.  If the piece has good bones and is still structurally sound, a...
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