Living room

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Versatility and Allure of Leather Seating

Leather seating in the modern home
Leather seating is a classic that fits into every style.  Whether you prefer the classic tufted Chesterfield sofa or the smooth lines of a modern design, leather seating is a comfortable and stylish feature in interiors.  Here we look at the versatility and allure of leather seating in the modern home. Leather seating fits well within the industrial styled home.  It...

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...

Luxury Indoor-Outdoor Rooms

Luxury indoor/outdoor space
Today's architects, builders and designers are creating luxury spaces that combine indoor with outdoor living.  Indoor spaces quickly transition to outdoor with the slide of a door.  Outdoor living spaces are sheltered and become part of indoor spaces.  Here we explore luxury indoor-outdoor rooms to inspire. Outdoor rooms are being created that can be enclosed during inclement weather and form an...

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...

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...

13 Uniquely Stylish Rooms

Unique honeycomb shelving adds dimension to this room
Every now and then you see an interior that makes you stop and take a second look.  It contains the unexpected or is designed so carefully that you find yourself truly mesmerized.  Here are 13 unique stylish rooms to inspire your creativity when designing your own home. Mixing modern pieces with traditional architecture is one way to update a space. ...

Creating a Functional Entertaining Space

‘Tis the season to entertain.  Not everyone has a dedicated space for entertaining but there are ways to adapt the space you do have.  Large or small, rooms can be transformed for a party with just a few simple adjustments in layout and functional additions. Keep an open flow throughout the space for guests to move about freely.  Provide areas of...

Ideas to Spruce Up Your Living Room

If you feel your living room is looking a little tired, there are all sorts of tips and techniques that you can use to transform it into an area where you feel comfortable and happy. Here are a few ideas to spruce up your living room, changing it for the better. Minimum Effort, Maximum Impact When you begin the process of...

How to Get a Chic Beach Look in Your Home

Beautiful beach house
Take a break from the cold and think about sinking your toes into warm sand, relaxing to the sound of waves and feeling the fresh salty air.  Ahhhh.....are you there?  Now envision this as you discover how to get a chic beach look in your home.  The rooms pictured here embody beach style and will inspire your own look. Soothing colors, natural wood surfaces...

Fun and Unique Sofa Designs

Unique sofa infuses fun into interiors
When you want to break out of the norm and design a room that is fun, unique or just stylishly different, updating your sofa can be a great way to start.  There are very innovative, creative and just plain fun sofa designs waiting for you to try.  Let's explore some of these stylish and unique sofas. Go for a bit of...

4 Ways to Make Your Living Room Stand Out This Year

livingroom
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...

Modern Rustic Style is the Perfect Blend

Modern rustic style exudes warmth
If you like the charm and character of rustic but prefer a modern approach, modern rustic style is the perfect blend.  Modern rustic style exudes warmth and character.  It is a mixture of rustic elements, such as wood beams, floors and accents, with modern details.  It is stone accent walls and fireplace surrounds as a feature in a modern...

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...

Space Saving Pet Toy Storage Ideas

There comes a point when your lovable pet begins to create some pet peeves that will drive you bonkers. Most homeowners come to terms with several as they present themselves over time. What's the biggest pet peeve your adorable fur friend can cause? Well, let's just say it revolves around his unlikeliness to not only create many messes, but...