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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...

4 Ways to Make Your Living Room Stand Out This Year

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Years come and go, but what remains important for every homeowner is to give their living room a much needed upgrade. After all, new beginnings require significant changes, so you may as well spruce up your living room and make it more appealing to your visitors. It’s a considerable investment to make, but it offers long-term benefits. One thing’s for...

Open Fireplace Designs to Warm Your Home

Open fireplace design
It's that time of year again when our thoughts turn to cozy nights at home by the fire.  Fireplaces have come a long way, and with many modern homes designed with an open floor plan, the fireplace has evolved.  Two-sided and open fireplace designs are efficient and very stylish features of the modern home.  Here are some great open...

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...

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...

The Allure of Decorating with Glass Jars

Glass jars and canisters are making their way out of the kitchen and into other areas of the home as decorative display vessels. These highly versatile containers make the perfect decorative element in the living room, home office and bathroom.  They hold treasures, office supplies, soaps and are perfect for displaying collections and plants.  Available in a variety of...

Modern Mountain Homes to Take You Away

Beautiful modern mountain home interior
Vast open spaces with picture windows to take in breathtaking views.  Soaring ceilings enhanced with wood beams.  Nestled in on cold winter nights, enjoying the warmth of the roaring fire.  Interiors styled with a modern aesthetic that blend with the natural world surrounding you.  If this sounds like paradise to you, come along and explore modern mountain homes. Ample windows to take...

Inspiring Home Offices That Break the Mold

Stylish home office interior
The home office is becoming increasingly more integral to the household.  However, not every home has the dedicated space for an actual office.  The home office doesn't necessarily have to be a room.  Space can be set aside in the living area or even in the backyard.  Here are some examples of stylish home offices that break the mold and dedicated...

Warm up Your Winter With Fur and Fluff

Fur creates a warm and luxurious bedroom
Let's get inside from the cold and cuddle up by the fire.  Step closer and warm your hands.  Now, let's talk about warming up your home with fur and the fluff of wool.  What can you say about fur?  It's rich, warm, cozy and oh so soft.  It lends elegance and plush luxury to an interior.  Wool is wild and fluffy...

The Allure of Casual Elegance in Interior Design

  Casual elegance is an interior design style that is understated, warm and inviting.  It is the simple side of elegance.  Much like wearing pearls with jeans, casual elegance is comfortable with an edge of sophistication and refinement. Photo courtesy of BHG.com To achieve the look of casual elegance requires a balance of comfortable pieces with the more luxurious.  It requires a...

How to add gold to your living room

Gold has been a popular choice from interior design, a trend that dates back centuries. The luxury and elegance of gold, and the cost of the precious stone, means that gold tones are the ones to choose if you’re looking to put a special stamp on your living room. Its sparkle and nod to extravagance makes it the perfect...

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...

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...

Well Blended: Transitional Interior Design

Transitional is a blend of traditional and contemporary design style that results in interiors that are classic and timeless.  Transitional interior design presents a very clean and sophisticated room that complements a wide range of architectural styles. Upholstering traditional shapes and styles of furniture in contemporary fabrics is one way to make the transition.  Mixing contemporary furniture with traditional is...

Decorating Tricks to Create Your Dream Living Room

For many of us, the living room is the most important space in the home. It’s where you relax after a long day at work, catch up with friends and create memories with family. This means you want your lounge to be well decorated, to create an inviting a cosy space. To help you achieve your dream living room, in...

Eclectic Tile Designs

Tiles are a quick and easy way to decorate your home without worrying about what a spilled drink or fallen spaghetti will do to it. Tiles are one of the best floors you can have in your home as they are sturdy, smooth and easy to clean or replace, unlike carpeting or hardwood floors.  Most homeowners just consider tiles...

Swoon-Worthy Nooks for a Relaxing Lifestyle

In today's hectic world where work takes the front seat, it can be easy to forget the little things. Suddenly mugs of hot coffee become on-the-go paper cups, a good book and a blanket become an e-book on the subway, and bubble baths with relaxing music become quick showers in silence. That is where these cozy little nooks come...

Getting Graphic With Your Interiors

A mixture of pattern and contrasting color makes this interior pop with life
If you are looking for ways to enliven your home, adding graphic designs can help.  Geometric patterns and abstract designs bring an energetic vibe to a space.  You can achieve a mixed pattern design by including several different patterns in varying scales and colors or by using the same pattern throughout in the same variety.  The key to getting graphic...