Chinese Interior Design Style

Beautiful Chinese interior design
In honor of Chinese New Year, let's explore Chinese interior design style. Chinese design style is noted for its Zen-like aesthetic and simplicity. It is about clean lines and character of shape. If you are a photographer, you need this set of indoor lightroom presets. You'll definitely like them. Here are some interiors that illustrate the beauty and harmony of...

Tribute to New Orleans on Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana is a place of character, beauty, music, fun, mystery and style. To celebrate Mardi Gras today, let's look at some of the best of New Orleans including architecture, home styles, interiors, Mardi Gras table setting ideas and more. Come along as we serve tribute to New Orleans on Mardi Gras. The architecture of the French Quarter in New Orleans is noted...

Tree Trunk Furniture and Interior Features Bring Nature Home

Tree trunk tables bring nature home
Natural wood has a universal appeal in interiors of all styles. It adds texture and gives a space warmth. Now let's go one step further and look at tree trunks that function as furniture. When you really want to add a touch of nature to your interiors, utilizing these unique pieces is one way to accomplish that. Tree trunk furniture...

Light and Fresh Interiors for Spring Inspiration

A light and bright Spring inspired interior
The famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, did not see his shadow on February 2 so that means an early Spring, according to legend. In honor of Phil and an early Spring, let's explore some light and fresh interiors for Spring inspiration. After long winter nights, it is natural to crave a bit of sunshine and light in your home. Take advantage of the longer days...

How to Create a Mood Board for Planning Your Interiors

Interior Design Mood Board
A mood board is created by interior designers to provide a visual aid to clients of what their room will look like. It is often a tactile board that includes samples of fabrics, flooring, paint and trim. If you are about to design or redecorate a room, a mood board is a great place to start your project. It...

5 Brilliant and Affordable Ikea Upgrades

Beautiful Ikea desk (housetohome)
1. Gorgeous craftroom desk Stacey Cartwright of Addison Meadow Lane used Ikea's Rast 3-Drawer Chest to create this gorgeous craftroom desk. The original chest was $25. Besides the chest the supplies they bought were: a quart of white paint, 6 carter wheels, a hollow core door, a piece of plexi glass, a plastic sheet cutter, some gold spray paint, some...

Bookcase Feature Wall

A wall of bookcases is the focal point in this interior
Whether you are a reader or not, bookcases offer something for everyone. When used to flank a fireplace, an entertainment center or as a wall feature, bookcases are a wonderful architectural enhancement to any room. In the living or family room, having a bookcase feature wall offers versatile styling possibilities. In many family rooms, the television is generally front and...

Stylish Apartment Interiors

Beautiful apartment interior
Apartment interiors can teach us much about designing for smaller spaces. When you conduct most of your living in one room and have to get the most from less area, this teaches you the importance of space planning and editing. Granted, some apartments are quite generous of space. Here is a selection of stylish apartment interiors to inspire you...

Trend Alert – Mixed Cabinet Finishes in the Kitchen

Mixed cabinet stains in the kitchen
A major trend in kitchens this year is mixing cabinet colors. This is a style that can give your kitchen an instant update. Dark stained wood cabinetry mixed with white painted cabinets can be a strong contrast and give your kitchen a bold and interesting look. Incorporating a red, blue or black painted island can give your kitchen a...

Stunning Back-Splash Ideas

Back-splashes are great areas to add an accent of color or design into your kitchen. Sadly, they are underutilized in many homes with nondescript tile or no tile at all. They are literally blank canvases begging to be filled with your imaginative image. Below are examples of stunning back-splash ideas, to get your creative juices flowing! If you desire sparkle...