Bathroom Upgrades for a More Efficient, Beautiful Space

A stunning bathroom
The bathroom in the modern home takes on many uses throughout the day.  It is typically the first room you see after you wake up and the last you see before you go to bed.  Why shouldn’t it be more than just tired old tile and linoleum with basic fixtures?  Here are ways to upgrade your bathroom to create...

How Curtains Perk Up Your Outdoor Space

Curtains define this outdoor space
There are many advantages to using curtains outdoors to perk up your patio, deck, front porch or garden.  They can provide a finishing touch to outdoor structures, add color, soften hard lines, provide privacy and shelter from the sun.  Learn how curtains perk up your outdoor space and see how they can transform your yard. Outdoor curtains can be used...

9 Items Every Stylish Home Should Have

A stylish interior
Take a look through decorating magazines or click through pages of decorating Websites and you see rooms that just seem to fall together gracefully.  These rooms are stylish and chic.  They speak to you.  These rooms inspire you to achieve better design in your own home.  Here are 9 items every stylish home should have that will help you...

Pattern Focus: Paisley

Paisley pattern wallpaper
Paisley is a centuries old pattern that is regaining popularity.  Vibrantly colorful, muted and sophisticated or monochromatic, paisley can be added to your home in a variety of ways.  Choose wallpaper, rugs and fabrics that lift your rooms from ho-hum to oh-so-stylish.  Here are some uses for paisley to inspire you to decorate your own rooms with this timeless...

Garden Benches to Enhance Your Outdoor Space

Garden bench of natural wood blends into the landscape
If you enjoy gardening and spending time outdoors to take advantage of your hard work, a garden bench is the perfect addition for you.  Understated or grand, do-it-yourself or purchased, garden benches are a simple way to add charm and functionality to your garden space. Depending on your garden style, choose a bench that accents the space just as you...

Feather Your Nest

Feathers make great accents
Feathers are a trend taking flight across the fashion and interior design industries.  They are seen on walls, floors, trims, fabrics and even lighting.  The feather motif is turning up on home accessories in unique ways.  Here are some ideas for decorating with the fashionable feather motif. Incorporate feathers into your rooms with textiles.  Upholstery, window treatments, rugs and pillows...

Storage and Design Tips for a Craft Room

An organized craft room
Interest in crafting has grown significantly over the last few years, with more and more people practicing various forms of arts and crafts.  Whether you are a quilter, scrapbook artist or dabble in altered art and mixed media collages, you need a space to work and workable storage options.  Here are craft rooms that will inspire you and storage...

Wine Room Design Inspiration and Storage Tips

Wine room perfect for tastings
Many people enjoy a glass of wine in the evening, a few glasses with friends, or sharing a bottle over dinner.  There are some who enjoy hosting wine tasting parties to share in the friendship and discovery of new tastes.  If designing your own wine room is something you envision from time to time, here are a few to...

Watercolor Design Style for Your Home

One of the major trends on the runway and in the home this year is watercolor style.  These painterly accents are a beautiful freeform burst of color that give your rooms a fresh new look for spring and summer.  Here’s how to incorporate this artistic element into your home. Watercolor gives you the chance to create something unique for your...

Making the Most of Your Backyard Deck

Curved benches and planters add interest to this deck
A deck not only adds value to your home but it opens up a whole new world for your backyard living.  A deck provides the space for you to enjoy outdoor relaxation, play and entertaining.  Let these decks inspire you and learn how to make your deck fabulous and ready for outdoor living. A backyard deck is an extension of...