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Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery – A Vibrant Burst of Energy

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Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery. This vibrant green adds a vibrant burst of energy no matter how you use it. Greenery is a fresh, citrus shade of green. A touch of yellow warms it up and adds vibrancy. Because of the yellow, it has a sunny, tropical vibe. Of course, you can use this color in any...

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...

Update Living Room With A Fireplace Makeover: You’ll Be Cozy This Fall

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Elegantly update your living room with a fireplace makeover. The fireplace is the heart of the living room.  We gather by the fireplace to relax.  Families share time, exchange Christmas gifts, and entertain guests.  We revel in the gentle warmth on cold winter nights.  Also, we toast marshmallows and roast chestnuts.  In fact, many families incorporate the fireplace into their...

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...

White Living Rooms Can Both Dazzle and Soothe The Senses

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White living rooms can be a fantastic addition to your home. White is wonderful! It can dazzle the eye with brilliance.  Conversely, it can be calm, serene, and soothing. White offers an interesting juxtaposition. It can be traditional or contemporary. Additionally, it can be uncluttered or fussy.  Of course, this design choice should be a reflection of your personal style...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Sculptural Elements in Interior Design

A blend of actual sculpture and sculptured furnishings bring interest to this room
Sculptural elements are everywhere in interior design.  They are in the gentle sloping curve of the sofa, in the sharp lines of the coffee table, or along the edge of a doorway.  In some homes, however, sculptural elements are more pronounced and they give a space character, drama and interest.  Let's explore the various sculptural elements in interior design and how they impact...

Designing with Pastels for Summer

Beautiful pastel living room
Summer is just around the corner and this means it is time to lighten up the home.  Take down those heavy window treatments, throw slip covers on your furniture and lighten up the color palette.  Designing with pastels for summer is one way to breathe fresh life into your home and get ready for the warmer months.  Here are...

Creating a Cozy Corner Retreat in Your Home

A cozy corner retreat
Everyone needs a little space now and again to escape and a quiet corner of the room may be all it takes.  Whether it is to snuggle up with a good book or quietly enjoy a cup of tea, creating a cozy corner retreat in your home can give you the "me" space you need.  Here are a few cozy corner retreats to inspire...

15 Rooms That Surprise and Delight

Delightfully different interior design
What surprises you in interior design?  Are there rooms that simply stand out and give you pause?  In interior design, there is no limit to the imagination and effort that goes into the creative pursuit of the most chic and stylish unique rooms.  Here are fifteen rooms that surprise and delight with their unique brand of design.  It may...

12 Rooms to Inspire a Spring Interior Re-do

Light and fresh interior for spring
Fresh, bright color combinations Spring is a time of renewal and awakening.  All around we see the trees and flowers bursting to life and the colors exploding.  This outdoor rebirth inspires us to freshen up our homes; to brighten the colors and lighten the mood.  Here are twelve rooms to inspire a spring interior re-do. Fresh, bright color combinations are an instant...

10 Rooms with Mid-Century Modern Glamour

Mid-century modern glamour
Although the mid-century modern style is known for its simple, classic lines and smooth profile, there are ways to make it glamorous.  By implementing new colors, bold prints and sumptuous fabrics, the timeless pieces of mid-century design are transformed.  Gleaming metallic finishes on lighting and accessories make the mid-century silhouette stand out.  See how to transform this iconic style in the following ten...