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Ideas for creating inviting living spaces that are stylish, comfortable and functional for every occasion.

10 Gorgeous Living Room Designs for the Modern Woman

Gorgeus living room- picture taken by photographer Lasse Lerdahl (https://www.flickr.com/photos/brandnewbrain/2302104436/in/photostream/)
What qualities define the modern woman? The answer lies in a quote by William Moulton Marston. “...a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman”. Marston was a psychologist and comic book writer. He was the creator of Wonder Woman. Therefore, the modern woman is strong, independent yet feminine. What...

7 Simple Ways to Update Your Living Room

Stylish and chic living room
If a complete revamp of your living room is not within your economic or time budget, there are a variety of updates and changes you can make that may be within your reach.  Here are seven simple ways to update your living room.  Statement Art An interesting painting, framed print or photograph can give your living room a voice.  If it...

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...

Autumn-inspired Interior Design

Warm autumn-inspired interior
Fall is quickly approaching and as the temperature drops outside, it is time to raise the temperature inside.  Creating autumn-inspired rooms calls for warm colors, natural accents and cozy embellishments.  Here are rooms that inspire you to snuggle up and welcome in a new season. Color is a simple and effective way to add warmth to a room with autumnal...

Unique Ceiling Treatments for Your Home

When decorating the home, many people ignore the ceiling.  Think of the ceiling as an extension of the walls and give it a special treatment.  By using architectural elements, moldings, paint, fabric, wallpaper and tiles, a ceiling becomes an integral feature of a room. Fabric is a great way to create a special treatment for the ceiling.  Fabric can be...

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...

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...

Tips for Finding the Perfect Rug

We've all been there: the wood has begun to splinter or the tiles are freezing cold in the winter and you're beginning to wonder if there is any way to save your feet from the elements while having a stylish floor. Carpeting seems to be too extreme, plus who wants to worry about staining a carpet? Refinishing the wood...

Pantry Hacks for an Organized Kitchen

Kitchens can be one of the most cluttered areas in the home. For those who live in an older home, this can be an even greater issue. There is not only minimal counter space for cooking, but storage is also an issue. You need room for food, spices, dish cleaning supplies and cooking ware. With a limited number of...

Warm and Welcoming Winter-inspired Interiors

Winter-inspired interior
The weather outside is frightful for some.  Don't let the winter blues take over.  Give your home a winter makeover and transform it into a warm and welcoming place like these winter-inspired interiors.  Cozy up to the fire, cuddle up with warm throws and sink into the comforting depths of seating that conforms to you. Cozy throws, wintry pillows and a...

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....

Dark Glamour Inspired by Halloween

Gothic entryway
Inspired by Halloween, let's explore some dark interiors that bring out the glamour.  Not all dark interiors inspire chills.  These rooms exhibit a chic and dramatic side to darkness.  Rich textiles, dark painted walls and accents that highlight the use of a dark palette give these rooms a distinct appeal. Glossy dark wood wall panels, richly patterned flooring and bold accent furniture...

Decorating with Blue and White

Cool, crisp, clean, fresh and time-honored is the appeal of blue and white.  Blue and white has long been a popular choice of color scheme for the home and exudes a charm all its own.  It is appropriate for any room in the house and falls right into the current blue trend.                 Left photo designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd...

Let Nature Inspire Your Home Decorating

Fresh.  Light.  Natural.  If these words describe the look and feel of the home you want, there is a place where you can get the inspiration needed to begin the process of turning your home into a space that is fresh, light and natural.  Simply look outside. Nature abounds with the materials, colors and textures you can bring into your...

Improving Your Lifestyle With Open Plan Living

Open plan living is a modern style of interior design, which is also a lifestyle choice as well as a style decision. It is essentially opening up certain areas of the home and allowing them to be in one open space, with specific function areas as opposed to rooms. Open plan living is so popular because it opens up the...

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...

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...

Fun Stripe Designs for your Wall

Not all homes are made of the same frame, shape or size, so why must all walls be of one color? Consider spicing up your living, dining, cooking or sleeping space with some vertical or horizontal stripes to add flair. You can add stripes to just one wall or all of your walls to create a unique and inviting...