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Seating 101: Choosing Between Sofa Styles

Mid-Century Modern living room (belfortfurniturebuzz).
A sofa is a sofa is a sofa, right? Absolutely not! This attitude can lead to over-paying, clashing furniture, and confusion. We are proud to present "Seating 101", a guide to the most popular sofa styles from which you can learn not only the names of the sofa but the origin, approximate price range, and style it best befits....

Modern fireplaces for stunning indoor and outdoor spaces

modern fireplace on the floor
A fireplace is a stunning plus that will create a warmer, cozier and more peaceful atmosphere in your home. The modern fireplaces are real furnishing and real design elements that can enrich every different spaces of your home, from the living room to the bedrooms, from the bathrooms to the garden. A contemporary fireplace  will completly and deeply warm up...

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...

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

Creating an outdoor living space expands the home and provides extra room for entertaining or just relaxing in the sun or under the stars.  The appeal of the outdoors affects us all and having a well-designed space just steps away helps us to escape the hectic pace of our lives and breathe in the fresh air with style. When designating...

Fresh, Fuss-Free Living Rooms

Clean and fresh interior design
Some interiors just make you want to sigh and settle right in.  They give off a vibe of fresh, clean, fuss-free living.  These rooms are designed with a light touch, with nothing extra in the mix.  This design aesthetic can be accomplished in homes of every style, be it modern, traditional, contemporary or transitional.  Here is a selection of fresh,...

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...

20 Quirky, Funky and Cool Rooms to Love

Fun and quirky interior
There are many styles of interior design and some would say there are rules that should be followed in order to create spaces that are successful from a design point of view.  Then there are rooms that throw all those rules away and blend color, quirky accents, pattern and disparate objects to create a cohesive and fun space.  Here are 20...

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...

Lighting Tips for Your Living Room

Ambience.  Atmosphere.  Mood.  All of these words describe what is created with lighting, a fundamental part of interior design.  Light plays a major role in the design process and the most effective way to achieve a finished look is to layer.  The three levels of interior lighting are ambient, task and accent. Ambient light is the overall light of a room and can be provided...

Heat up Your Fireplace with a Stylish Mantel

Simple and stylish mantel
The fireplace is often the focal point of the living area of the home.  Draw more attention and heat up your fireplace with a stylish mantel.  Try a traditional wood carved mantel or rustic natural wood.  Install a classic stone mantel or a simple modern style.  Even a simple shelf is a stylish option.  Here are traditional, rustic and modern...

Designer Focus: Jean-Louis Deniot

Interior Designer Jean-Louis Deniot
Step into a room designed by Paris-based interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot and you feel as if you have entered a timeless space that is the epitome of chic.  Deniot has an extraordinary talent for creating rooms of great depth.  His interiors are a distinctive blend of vintage, new custom creations and a keen attention to the architecture of the space. Jean-Louis...

Refresh Your Home for Summer and Create an Oasis

Sunshine and warm breezes beckon you to come outside and enjoy the summer.  Why not bring that taste of summer inside.  With just a few simple changes you can transform your home into a summer oasis and enjoy a brighter and more relaxed environment all season long.           Living room photo courtesy of Cote de Texas; Striped slipcover photo courtesy of...

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...

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...

Top 12 Living Rooms by Candice Olson

Designer Candice Olson mixes comfy furnishings with elegant textiles and color schemes to create family rooms that define the meaning of lived-in luxury.

Designing Around the Television

The television integrates into this room design
Most homes today have at least one television.  Designing around the television can sometimes pose a challenge when the room is used for more than just screen entertainment.  You can either integrate the television into the room design, conceal it when not in use or simply hide it in plain sight.  Here are ways to take the challenge out of...

20 Rooms That Make You Say Ahhh…

Stunning interior
Sometimes you enter a home or see an interior in a magazine that just makes you stare in wonderment.  There is just something about the space that is instantly appealing.  The lighting, the design, the furnishings and accessories all come together in a way that is inspiring and just right.  You imagine walking into these rooms and finding yourself letting...

10 Steps to Making a Shabby Chic Home

Here are 10 simple steps for creating a gorgeous shabby chic project or conversion. You can use these guidelines either to create/alter a specific furnishing in your house, or to redecorate and revamp your interior design. So here it goes: 1)     First of all, there must be ivory. Any shade of ivory (even off white or ecru) is essential to create...
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